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VICE PRESIDENT, MARKETING

MANAGER, BUSINESS INVESTMENT

VICE PRESIDENT, INVESTOR RELATIONS


VICE PRESIDENT, MARKETING

LOCATION
Pittsburgh, PA

REPORTS TO
Chief Marketing & Communications Officer

COMPANY DESCRIPTION
The Allegheny Conference on Community Development is one of the nation’s leading economic and
community development organizations. The Conference brings together public and private sector
leaders around a shared regional agenda designed to improve the economic future and quality of
life of the 10-county Pittsburgh region.

The Conference markets the Pittsburgh region for business investment and job creation while
championing public policies to improve its competitiveness. By bringing together more than 300
Regional Investors Council members and leadership from across the region, the organization defines
southwestern PA’s near- and long-term opportunities and challenges; identifies solutions to capture
these opportunities and meet these challenges; and mobilizes the public, private and non-profit
sectors to achieve results.

As part of its 10-year plan, the Conference is committed to achieving the bold vision of a vital,
globally competitive region that delivers a next generation economy for all.

Our Values: As Conference employees, we have key roles to play in shaping the region’s future. In
this important work, we will be:

  • United as one team to move the region forward
  • Aware and Inclusive of others’ perspectives, expertise and talents
  • Purposeful in our behaviors, actions and work streams
  • Innovative and willing to take risks
  • Passionate about excellence and measurable Impact
  • Enthusiastic about our work and achievements

POSITION DESCRIPTION

The primary role of the Vice President, Marketing is to increase awareness of the Pittsburgh region’s assets for businesses (from startups to established companies) and talent with target audiences globally. They are responsible for securing new opportunities to collaborate with partners in the private, public and non-profit sectors to create impactful marketing opportunities that raise the profile of the region with target audiences, reflecting the essence of the Conference. This position is a critical member of the dynamic marketing and communications team, and will be integral to moving this transformative work forward.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Brand Management

  • Manages the Pittsburgh Region. Next is Now. brand, developing and overseeing efforts to share the region’s message through integrated marketing communications. Drives the success of digital marketing efforts across channels – increasing awareness, engagement, and conversion – through innovation, enthusiasm, and expertise.
  • Provides strategic direction and engages in the development of content across all brand channels including websites, blogs, bulk email, social media, paid media, programs and events, and earned media.
  • Motivates and manages staff involved in content creation for websites, bulk email, blogs, collateral, presentations, reports, and social posts.
  • Brings industry best practices in the establishment of metrics, and reports regularly on progress.

Powerful Partnerships

  • Works in partnership with the organization’s economic development team to develop marketing campaigns and strategies to reach decision makers in target sectors and geographies with the goal of generating leads for the economic development team to pursue.
  • Collaborates with the media relations lead to develop PR strategies and pitches, with a focus on securing on message coverage in top tier national outlets and key trade publications.
  • Actively seeks opportunities to collaborate with partners in the private, public and non-profit sectors as well as academia to create impactful marketing opportunities that raise the profile of the region with target audiences.
  • Cultivates agency and vendor relationships for the benefit of the Conference.
  • Maintains relevancy in regards to trends and innovations in economic development marketing and keep the team inspired, in the know, and positioned to drive results.

Other

  • Clearly stewards the Pittsburgh Region. Next is Now. brand and ensures compliance with writing, graphic and brand standards across organizational materials and events.
  • Contributes to the efficiency of the organization by bringing expertise and excitement in performing other duties and participating in special projects, as assigned.

EDUCATION

Bachelor’s degree in marketing, design, or communications required; MBA preferred.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES

  • Expertise in marketing and communications, with particular passion for collaboration in the private, public, and non-profit sectors demonstrated through impressive portfolio of work.
  • An individual must be able to perform each essential duty listed below at an excellent level:
  • Creative and Tactical – able to implement strong digital/social media marketing experience with brand integrity and innovation. Ability to successfully manage multiple projects, prioritize and adjust quickly to changes.
  • Action Oriented – self-motivated and able to move communications forward with urgency and relevancy. Able to work outside of traditional business hours as needed.
  • Industry Experience – Demonstrated ability to market to business and industry, with experience in economic development preferred.
  • Adaptable – lead and foster an innovative, process and product improvement atmosphere; ability to recognize trends and evaluate impact of approaches.
  • Technical Skills — Superior interpersonal skills and ability to inspire others and work collaboratively with colleagues, demonstrated through strong oral and written communication skills with the ability to write clearly and concisely. Proficient in MS Office suite, and experience with Google Studio, WordPress, Sprout Social and Canva a plus.

EXPERIENCE

10 years of relevant experiences in marketing, communications, and/or public relations required.

How to apply: Please send your resume and cover letter to the contacts listed below to apply for this position.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Martita Mestéy-Durruthy
847.337.3200
martita@winnerpartners.net

Steven Oberhoffer
312.404.7971
steven@winnerpartners.net

Tina Winner
724.831.1060
tina@winnerpartners.net


MANAGER, BUSINESS INVESTMENT

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Full-time; Hybrid Arrangement (Office & Remote)

LOCATION
Pittsburgh, PA

COME WORK WITH US:
The Pittsburgh Regional Alliance (PRA), an affiliate of the Allegheny Conference on Community Development, leads business investment across our 10-county region, effectively operating as a ‘front door’ to attract strategic investment opportunities in partnership with local, domestic, and global companies alike.

As part of this team, you’ll contribute to efforts that will attract and retain businesses, with a focus on positioning Pittsburgh’s real estate, talent, regional incentives, and the broader interdisciplinary research and innovation ecosystem. In this role, you will have the independence to be innovative and purposeful. The position will be a healthy blend of individual and teamwork.

It’s an incredibly exciting time in Pittsburgh, at the nexus of talented people and cutting-edge innovation across a broad spectrum of industries: Artificial Intelligence, Life Sciences, Advanced Manufacturing, Data Science, Energy, Sustainability, FinTech, and more! In Pittsburgh, Next is Now.

WHO WE ARE LOOKING FOR:

  • Passionate about the growth and success of the Southwestern PA region
  • A self-starter, with an ability to identify opportunities to build new solutions
  • Enjoy relationship-building and cultivating strong, diverse partnerships
  • Want the opportunity to grow professionally and have input on how to improve the regional sales message through data
  • A capable project manager, comfortable leading and completing projects

CORE RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Identify and execute strategies to support the Next is Now 10-Year Agenda
  • Build cross-functional relationships with Marketing, Research, and others to build a compelling message of ‘Why Pittsburgh?”
  • Support and integrate with the talent team on the attraction and creation of 75,000 jobs in strategically identified sectors
  • Support Director & Senior Director Business Investment Team members with client visits, executing logistics and being a welcoming connection
  • Engage with local stakeholders to best identify new lanes of support the PRA can offer the region

EDUCATION

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred.

EXPERIENCE

  • 1-3 years of experience.

Why should you apply?

  • Competitive salary range $53,000 – $67,000
  • Comprehensive benefit package
  • Flexible work schedule
  • Opportunity to work with a diverse and highly talented team of professionals

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Application Deadline: Until Filled


VICE PRESIDENT, INVESTOR RELATIONS

LOCATION
Pittsburgh, PA

REPORTS TO
Chief Financial Officer

COMPANY DESCRIPTION
The Allegheny Conference on Community Development is one of the nation’s leading economic and
community development organizations. The Conference brings together public and private sector
leaders around a shared regional agenda designed to improve the economic future and quality of
life of the 10-county Pittsburgh region.

The Conference markets the Pittsburgh region for business investment and job creation while
championing public policies to improve its competitiveness. By bringing together more than 300
Regional Investors Council members and leadership from across the region, the organization defines
southwestern PA’s near- and long-term opportunities and challenges; identifies solutions to capture
these opportunities and meet these challenges; and mobilizes the public, private and non-profit
sectors to achieve results.

The Conference’s goal – as it has been for over 75 years – is to do this job better today than we did
yesterday, while thinking and working together to create a next generation economy for all for the
future.

Our Values: As Conference employees, we have key roles to play in shaping the region’s future. In
this important work, we will be:

  • United as one team to move the region forward
  • Aware and Inclusive of others’ perspectives, expertise and talents
  • Purposeful in our behaviors, actions and work streams
  • Innovative and willing to take risks
  • Passionate about excellence and measurable Impact
  • Enthusiastic about our work and achievements

POSITION DESCRIPTION

The Vice President, Investor Relations leads the life cycle of outreach, engagement, acquisition,
customized relationship management, and retention strategies with investors, sponsors, and related
funders supporting the primary revenue base for the Allegheny Conference on Community
Development (“Conference”). The position partners with the CEO, Senior Leadership Team and other
internal stakeholders to develop engagement strategies, refined and consistent external partner
messaging, business development opportunities, and sponsorship opportunities for the existing and
prospective investment community. S/he is responsible for tracking and reporting to the CEO and
Senior Leadership on development opportunities and business risks, while recommending strategies
to engage, address, and/or mitigate. S/he is responsible for meeting annual revenue targets that
fund the majority of the Conference’s annual operating budget. The Vice President, Investor
Relations supervises two direct reports in the execution of fundraising and relationship management
deliverables.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Retention of Membership

  • Leads the development and execution of the quarterly and annual strategy for engaging and retaining members of the Regional Investors Council
  • Serves as the primary relationship manager for Regional Investors on matters related to the Conference’s agenda,  activities, programmatic work and other relevant information
  • Acts as a strategic resource on tasks related to membership data, membership inquiries, revenue and funding opportunities, and other ad hoc activities
  • Provides regular assessment of membership / funding opportunities and risks

Development of Membership

  • Leads the quarterly and annual strategy for recruiting new members to the Regional Investors
    Council
  • Coordinates IR team efforts related to funding campaigns and other strategic revenue initiatives
  • Provides regular assessment of prospect development and expected prospect obtainment

Other

  • Assists in the assessment of the fundraising strategy in support of short and long-term financial
    goals
  • Partners with internal stakeholders to develop and secure sponsors for fundraising campaigns and
    events
  • Assists the accounting team in the maintenance of proper sponsorship records and fulfillment of
    sponsorship benefits

EDUCATION

Bachelor’s degree in business administration, finance, public relations, or related required; MBA
preferred.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES

Familiarity with public policy and economic/community development issues in southwestern
Pennsylvania desirable. Strong sales management experience. Proficiency in finance and Microsoft
Office Suite and CRM system required

An individual must be able to perform each essential duty listed below at an excellent level:

  • Creative and flexible – able to challenge the status quo to support the best interest of the
    company; wide degree of latitude and proactive decision-making expected. Able to work
    outside of traditional business hours as needed
  • Action oriented – self-motivated and able to move fundraising plan to action; ability to work
    independently and balance competing priorities
  • Relationship-oriented – able to cultivate strong relationships with corporate members and within
    the community; responsive to needs of corporate donors; excellent interpersonal skills with strong
    executive presence
  • Sales process and results-oriented – focused on implementing proven sales processes and
    accountabilities to drive results in increasing donors and revenue
  • Collaborative – communicate effectively with senior corporate leaders to find areas of
    commonality and achieve shared goals
  • Adaptable – lead and foster an innovative, process improvement atmosphere; ability to
    recognizing trends in new and lost members and evaluate impact on leadership changes to the
    membership

EXPERIENCE

5-10 years of relevant experience in investor relations, public relations, board relations, sales, finance
and/or business development required

TRAVEL

Frequent regional travel required; up to 25%

How to apply: Please send your resume and cover letter to the contacts listed below to apply for this position.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Martita Mestéy-Durruthy
847.337.3200
martita@winnerpartners.net

Steven Oberhoffer
312.404.7971
steven@winnerpartners.net

Tina Winner
724.831.1060
tina@winnerpartners.net


Commitment to Diversity, Inclusion, & Equity

The Conference is committed to fostering, cultivating, and preserving a culture of diversity, inclusion, and equity.  Our human capital is our most valuable asset. The collective sum of our individual differences, life experiences, knowledge, inventiveness, innovation, self-expression, unique capabilities, and talent that our employees invest in their work represents a significant part of not only our culture, but our reputation and success.  

We embrace and encourage our employees’ differences in age, color, disability, ethnicity, family or marital status, gender identity or expression, language, national origin, physical and mental ability, race, religion, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, veteran status, and other characteristics protected by state or federal law.