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NEW: Announcing Immediate Executive Board Openings, Accepting New Applicants

You’re motivated and energetic. You want to build your leadership skills, grow your network, and make a direct impact in shaping the communications profession right here in western Pennsylvania.

If this sounds like you, consider applying for a key position on IABC/Pittsburgh’s 2018-19 Executive Board and Board Committees.

Recently, the chapter reviewed and restructured its board roles and term lengths. These efforts allow us to streamline our leadership activities, focus on our chapter market’s needs, and draw from a wider pool local professionals to serve on our IABC chapter’s governing body.

As an Executive Board or Board Committee member, you’ll focus on the responsibilities of your position, but will always collaborate with others to develop program ideas and create more value for our IABC members.

We're looking to fill the following open IABC/Pittsburgh leadership positions (except Immediate Past President) for the upcoming 2018-19 term year, which starts July 1, 2018.

  • President (2-year term, IABC membership required)
  • Treasurer (2-year term, IABC membership required)
  • Vice President of Administration (2-year term, IABC membership required)
  • Membership Committee Chair (2-year term, IABC membership required)
  • Membership Committee Members (Min. 2 members, 1-year term, IABC membership not required)
  • Professional Development Committee Chair (2-year term, IABC membership not required)
  • Professional Development Committee Members (Min. 2 members, 1-year term, IABC membership not required)
  • Partnerships Committee Chair (2-year term, IABC membership not required)
  • Partnerships Committee Members (Min. 2 members, 1-year term, IABC membership not required)
  • MarCom Committee Chair (2-year term, IABC membership not required)
  • MarCom Committee Members (Min. 2 members, 1-year term, IABC membership not required)
  • Golden Triangle Awards Committee Chair (2-year term, IABC membership not required)
  • Golden Triangle Awards Committee Members (Min. 2 members, 1-year term, IABC membership not required)

How do I apply?

If you are interested in serving as an individual officer, or a committee chair or regular member, download and read the specific job descriptions listed below, and the application form.


Then, e-mail this completed form and your resume together to by April 30, 2018.


The search committee will review all candidates, and the 2018-19 Executive Board slate will be announced and voted on by chapter members before May 31.

Application Form


Below are the positions for officers and information about their duties.




  • Serve as the chief executive officer of IABC/Pittsburgh
  • Exercise general supervision over executive affairs of IABC/Pittsburgh
  • Preside at all regular and special meetings Appoint and be an ex officio member of all committees
  • Represent IABC/Pittsburgh in civic, professional and educational activities
  • Serve as primary spokesperson for the chapter  

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  • Develop an annual budget, issue all bills, collect all money due, and disburse such funds as approved by the Executive Board
  • Serve as primary chapter liaison with local bank/financial institution
  • Issue monthly finance/accounting reports to the Executive Board
  • Coordinate review and development of policy related to fiscal processes, savings, and spending
  • Coordinate year-end financial reporting, and prepare year-end reporting for tax and IABC International (due 15 February of each year)
  • Keep a permanent record of all financial transactions and, at the end of the calendar year, prepare a financial statement for review by the Executive Board 

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Vice President of Administration  

  • Record the minutes of the board meetings and distribute meeting notices
  • Manage daily bookkeeping and finances (with the Treasurer)
  • Handle all planning logistics for board meetings
  • Send information to prospective members
  • Maintain all secure, proprietary chapter databases and serve as main liaison with post office
  • Manage event registration
  • Coordinate with other Executive Committee members for onsite registration activities, badge creation, and list generation
  • Perform other administrative duties as necessary or requested by the Executive Board  

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Immediate Past President  

  • Serve as chapter consultant, providing support to the President and other Executive Board members, succession planning, and onboarding and training to the new President
  • Participate, with the President and the Executive Board, on the review/documentation of chapter’s activities for the year including, but not limited to: updating role descriptions, documenting committee activity, reviewing sponsorship materials, and drafting an annual report
  • Recruit and chair the annual Executive Board Nominating Committee
  • Serve as secondary liaison to the region and international leadership
  • Vote on region issues as backup to or in lieu of the President
  • Coordinate special projects as needed 

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Committee Roles 

Membership Committee  

The Membership Committee shall be responsible for all recruiting and orientation for new members of IABC/Pittsburgh, as well as retention of current members, and shall monitor the record of all names and addresses of members as coordinated by IABC headquarters.

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Professional Development (PD) Committee

The Professional Development (PD) Committee is charged with planning and implementing all IABC/Pittsburgh professional development activities for its members.

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Partnerships Committee  

The Partnerships Committee shall be responsible for cultivating positive, lasting relationships between chapter members and local/regional organizations and industries to forge targeted partnerships that will have a meaningful impact to member benefits, IABC visibility, and the financial security of the chapter.

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Marketing Communications (MC) Committee

The Marketing Communications (MC) Committee shall be responsible for creating, implementing, and updating a comprehensive chapter marketing communication plan, and employing the plan’s strategies and tactics to communicate to members, prospective members, and audiences at-large. >

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Golden Triangle Awards (GTA) Committee  

The Golden Triangle Awards (GTA) Committee is responsible for the planning and execution of all aspects of the chapter’s signature annual award competition. 

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