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Executive Director

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Location

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States

 

Job Type

Full-Time

 

Job Overview

- Work to develop a strong list of Pittsburgh Sister Cities, following criterion approved by the Board of Directors. These should be cities that have the long term potential for mutually-beneficial economic activity. The current list of Sister Cities must be thoughtfully and completely vetted.

- Develop strong working relationships within City /County government and Pittsburgh regional higher education institutions.

- Develop strong working relationships with senior leadership of the Allegheny Conference, PRA, Visit Pittsburgh, local corporations and regional Foundations.

- Be willing to travel to Pittsburgh Sister Cities, potential Sister Cities and relevant educational conferences.

 

Key Responsibilities

- Work to develop a strong list of Pittsburgh Sister Cities, following criterion approved by the Board of Directors. These should be cities that have the long term potential for mutually-beneficial economic activity. The current list of Sister Cities must be thoughtfully and completely vetted.

- Develop strong working relationships within City /County government and Pittsburgh regional higher education institutions.

- Develop strong working relationships with senior leadership of the Allegheny Conference, PRA, Visit Pittsburgh, local corporations and regional Foundations.

- Be willing to travel to Pittsburgh Sister Cities, potential Sister Cities and relevant educational conferences. Be able to make a valid case for such travel, clearly . articulating the benefits of the same.

- Pursue the implementation of those Potential Initiatives that are determined to be those that will further the educational, cultural and economic exchanges of activity with the Sister Cities.

- Assume responsibility for fundraising to support the organization. Work with individual board members in the pursuit of individual, corporate and foundation financial support.

- Be able to and comfortable with “connecting the dots” of international economic opportunities and the organizations in Pittsburgh that could benefit from exposure to the same.

- Recruit and manage a small staff, driving for achievement of goals and objectives determined to be important by the ED and the Board.

- Work with the Mayor and the Mayor’s Chief of Staff on the management of in-bound delegations and out-bound visits to (a) Sister Cities and (b) potential Sister Cities.

- Advise the Mayor and senior staff relative to protocol issues, priorities, historical relationship with Pittsburgh, etc.

- Be primarily responsible for executing plans to follow up on Action Items emanating from both in-bound and out-bound visits.

- Develop annual goals and objectives along with consultation of the Voting Board of Trustees.

- Develop as many metrics of measuring success as the goals/objectives will allow.

- Participate in and help lead meetings with both the SCAP Voting Board and Advisory Board.

 

Minimum Requirements

- Bachelor's degree in business or related field.

- 5-7 years of business development or fundraising experience.

- to work independently with a variety of stakeholders.

- Must have the ability to travel domestically and internationally from time to time.

 

Ideal Candidate

Has fundraising experience withing Pittsburgh

 

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