The Council is seeking a highly skilled and experienced event planning specialist to join our team and support the success of Pittsburgh's technology economy.
Representing more than 1,100 companies across a broad array of industries, (information technology, advanced manufacturing, life sciences and creative technologies) the Council is one of the nation’s largest regional technology trade associations.
On an annual basis, we execute more than 100 programs that attract more than 9,000 participants. Our programs are typically aimed at achieving one of the following four goals:
Creating business development opportunities or selling channels for our member companies
Creating visibility and awareness about the companies and talented people powering the success of the region
Supporting the ability of companies to recruit and retain talented people
Promoting pro-growth public policies that support innovation and job creation
Theses programs range from complicated major productions, to routine breakfast and luncheon briefings. The content for most of the Council's programs is created by one of four Senior Directors at the Council.
The Director of Event Planning and Special Projects supports the success of the programs in variety of key ways. Among key responsibilities for this position include:
Manage one or more major programs, including responsibility for developing the event format, securing all speakers, managing the event budget and working to secure necessary sponsorship.
Assist in providing all aspects of event management for most Council programs.
Communicate with and manage sponsor and attendee deliverables for Council programs
Management of event related vendors (Venues, caterers, A/V firms) when appropriate
Coordinate event Promotion activities (Web, Social Media, Email marketing) when needed
Facilitating the event registration set-up / wrap-up process through the Council's event management software (currently IMIS)
The ideal candidate will have a demonstrated track record of managing a wide variety of programs that are outcome oriented and that create high levels of customer satisfaction.
Candidates must have extensive event management experience, be adept at securing relevant program speakers and at responding to the needs of major sponsors. The ideal candidate must posses strong communications and team work skills. Being detail orientated and highly responsible is a must.
The Council is a progressive employer offering competitive benefits and compensation. We are looking for a professional that thrives in a team environment, can handle multiple concurrent projects and a leader who brings creativity, passion and pride to their work.
The ideal candidate will have at least five years in event planning role with relevant marketing experience.
*The Pittsburgh Technology Council is an equal opportunity employer.
About Pittsburgh Technology Council
More than 1,300 strong, Pittsburgh Technology Council members cut across Pittsburgh’s tech sector from hardware and IT to Life Sciences and Application developers. Add in leading-edge professional service firms and the PTC is the largest regional IT trade association in the nation. We are the voice of Pittsburgh’s thriving technology industry.
The Pittsburgh Technology Council can help your tech company succeed through a proven platform of Business Development, Talent Retention, Government Relations and Visibility Services. Companies at all growth stages use the Pittsburgh Technology Council to build new business, connect to capital, grow a workforce and make headlines.