Assistant Director of Industry Networks / Member Engagement
Pittsburgh Technology Council
September 28, 2018
Full Time - Experienced
Sales & Business Development
About Our Mission:
Representing more than 1,110 of the region’s fastest growing businesses, the Pittsburgh Technology Council is focused on supporting the success and growth of our region's technology community.
From start-ups to Fortune 500 businesses, our members are among the most diverse in the nation, including many sub-clusters within the fields of advanced manufacturing, information technology and life sciences.
Our core services are highly concentrated on the following four pillars:
Talent Acquisition: We help our members recruit and retain the world's top talent.
Business Development: We connect our members to customers and capital.
Public Policy Advocacy: We promote a pro-growth public policy environment for technology employers.
Visibility: We bring the story of Pittsburgh's technology ventures to the world.
About the Position:
Today, the Council is seeking a qualified candidate to serve as our Assistant Director of Industry Network/ Member Engagement. This professional is empowered as the Council’s principal point of connection for a specific segment of the Council’s membership base, with a strong focus on manufacturing and life sciences. In addition to serving as a connection to the Council’s services and initiatives, the Assistant Director also manages the membership renewal process for assigned accounts.
When successful in delivering impactful services, this position, and indeed the entire Council team, will be perceived as being an extension of the member company’s own staff.
On a daily basis, the Assistant Director can expect to be in a wide range of member meetings aimed at broadening our understanding of the member’s capabilities, as well as the challenges and opportunities facing the business. By listening closely and asking pointed questions, these meetings enhance our ability to provide appropriate introductions to customers or investors, help us to support the company’s talent needs and position us to convey their stories across the a diverse array of media outlets.
The Assistant Director will also support the development of programs and events that accelerate the success of manufacturing and life sciences firms.
The Ideal Candidate:
The successful candidate must enjoy making connections with people and helping them to achieve their goals. As a core competency for the position, the Assistant Director should possess an engaging, empathetic communication style based on warmth and enthusiasm.
The work involves driving toward results by enrolling the commitment and buy-in of others. A self-confident, extraverted style that enlivens, engages and positively impacts individuals and companies is crucial.
The job requires a self-starter with strong initiative and self-direction. The job environment is fast paced and results oriented.While there is urgency to goal achievement, responsibility for the achievement of results is shared across the team. Great teamwork and on-time results go hand-in-hand at the Council.
The Council's mission is only achieved with and through people. A sincere appreciation for people and how they are each uniquely motivated is an essential requirement.
As our market is one with frequent changes and a diverse array of emerging industries, the job requires regularly meeting and pro-actively establishing relationships with new groups and being always open to change.
The successful candidate should have a minimum of 3-5 years of professional experience working within the business community. Experience within a trade association or in account management are helpful, but not required.
This job requires a Bachelor's degree in Business Management, Political Science or a related field.
Must have a valid drivers' license.
We are 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.