REPORTS TO: PCI-IW Executive Board President and Board of Directors PCI IW Mission: Dedicated to increasing the use of precast, prestressed concrete products in the Illinois and Wisconsin transportation and commercial construction markets by cooperatively marketing our members’ design, manufacturing, and construction expertise.
FUNCTION: Serves as the Chief Staff Officer and Marketing Director under the direction of the PCI- IW Executive Board President and the Board of Directors. Has the full authority and responsibility for managing the Chapter and all programs within the established guidelines. Is responsible for all administrative and marketing duties for both commercial and transportation markets as outlined below, as well as all other duties, as required.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Primary duties fall in both the regional marketing and association administration fields. They include:
1. Coordinate Regional Membership Meetings: Including CEO Forums, Transportation and Building Committees, Membership (Board of Director) meetings, and Executive Committee meetings. Coordinate scheduling, locations/venues, speakers, and notification to members. 2. Serve as liaison to PCI-IW committees: Facilitate the work of subgroups within PCI-IW, including the Executive Committee and other groups within PCI-IW, as needed. 3. Oversee all financial activities: Prepare and present funding applications such as the Great Lakes Cement Promotion Council (GLCPC) program. Work with contracted accounting firm to prepare and monitor annual budget, review accounting reports and monthly financials, prepare annual organization IRS Form 990, and assist auditor and treasurer, as needed. 4. Assist leadership in carrying out the Chapter’s mission: Oversee strategic plan facilitation and implementation, assist President as requested, create leadership training programs/opportunities, implementation of programs, maintain and enforce the Chapter’s policies and procedures, and prepare management reports for the Board. 5. Membership Communications: Prepare and distribute monthly electronic newsletter. Write annual year-end report. Maintain regular personal contact with PCI-IW members through meetings, visits, emails, and telephone calls. 6. Membership Issues: Assist with recruitment and retention programs for producer, associate, and affiliate members. 7. PCI Committee Membership: Represent PCI-IW members as regional director on the Regional Council, Marketing Council, and other PCI Committees as directed by the Board. 8. Liaison with national PCI staff and committees: Assist PCI initiatives, as directed. 9. Administration. Maintain minutes, reports, and other association files. 10. Business Infrastructure: Acquire and maintain the needed equipment, software, and other resources needed to conduct the business of the association. This may include contracting with outside vendors for services such as email, domain names, conference calling, etc.
MARKETING Create and execute a marketing plan to promote the use of precast concrete among key decision makers (architects, engineers, students, professors, contractors, owners, IDOT, WisDOT, CDOT, Tollways, County/City agencies, and others, as directed). Work with members to identify and implement new opportunities within the PCI of Illinois & Wisconsin Region. This includes:
1. Learn @ Lunch Programs: Create, coordinate, and present lunchtime programs to selected groups in Illinois and Wisconsin on topics that promote the use of precast concrete. Update programs to highlight new projects, latest technology, and industry changes, as needed. Ensure that programs are properly registered with the AIA through liaison with the PCI Educational Manager. Provide documentation to PCI and AIA for continue education credits, as needed. 2. University Programs: Provide lectures to architecture, engineering, and construction management university programs in Illinois and Wisconsin. Ensure that students have access to PCI Technical publications, answer student questions on precast design, and set up programs and plant tours, as needed. 3. Allied Professional Programs: Provide educational programs to regional allied professional groups such as the American Institute of Architects, Construction Specifiers Institute, Association of Licensed Architect, USGBC, SEAOI, and others. Ensure that programs are properly registered with the AIA through liaison with the PCI Educational Manager. Provide documentation as needed. 4. Advocacy: Serve as liaison on Transportation for Illinois Coalition Steering Committee. Work with Departments of Transportation, Tollways, County Engineers, and others on adoption of new precast/prestressed bridge and highway products and advancements. Collaborate with leadership in transportation groups to promote use of precast/prestressed concrete in all government projects. 5. Website Management: Regular updates of the PCI-IW website, including seminar program information, case studies of member projects, blogs, membership listings, and marketing information. 6. Communications: Maintain an accurate database of architects, engineers, contractors and other building professionals. Create and distribute via email precast concrete newsletters and other marketing pieces in accordance with the strategic/marketing plan. 7. Seminars: Coordinate and promote seminars for architects and engineers, as needed. Ensure that programs are properly registered with the AIA through liaison with the PCI Educational Manager. Provide documentation to PCI and AIA, as needed. 8. Reports to Members: Prepare accurate and timely reports to members on marketing programs, PCI Activities, and industry trends, as needed. 9. Lead Sharing. Provide relevant project information to members, as appropriate. 10. Inquiries. Answer inquiries from architects, engineers, and others needing technical information,specification guidance, and other precast-related issues.
Skills / Qualifications • Demonstrates excellent verbal and written communication skills • Previous management experience with fiscal accountability • Maintains professional and positive demeanor • Works within the standards of ethical business practice • Proficient computer skills (i.e. Microsoft Office Suite, especially PowerPoint) • Ability to create new educational programs, as needed • Candidates with experience in the precast/prestressed industry will be given additional consideration • Self-motivated and competitive with strong organizational and interpersonal skills • Must be able to assemble additional technical assistance, as required • Ability to prepare, provide, and convey diversified, sometimes technical information
Working Conditions / Mental and Physical Demands
• Most work is performed in a home office and includes duties that are performed at a desk, using the telephone and computer. • Requires occasional travel within North America to PCI meetings outside of the region (typically includes 2 trips annually – Marketing Council and PCI Convention). Most travel is within Illinois and Wisconsin (25-40+%) • Frequent contact with both internal and external customers requires the ability to give and receive feedback, recognize and act on member needs, build rapport, and gain closure. • Minor physical effort is required, which may involve periods of standing, walking, bending, reaching, stretching, lifting, and climbing, or similar activities. • Frequent presentations and public speaking are also required.
• Medical, dental, and vision insurance • 401k
Telecommuting is allowed.
About Prestressed Concrete Institute - of Illinois & Wisconsin
The Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (PCI) is an organization dedicated to fostering greater understanding and use of precast and prestressed concrete. Founded in 1954, PCI is the technical institute for the precast, prestressed concrete structures industry. PCI develops, maintains, and disseminates the Body of Knowledge for designing, fabricating, and constructing precast concrete structures and systems. It is from this Body of Knowledge that buildings codes, design guides, education, and certification programs are derived.PCI publishes a broad array of technical manuals, reports, periodicals, and other informational documents. PCI provides technical resources, certification for companies and individuals, and continuing education. Additionally, it conducts research and development projects, conventions, conferences, awards programs, and much more.