Posted: 3/20/2020
 (Illinois/Wisconsin)

TITLE: Executive Director, PCI of Illinois & Wisconsin

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:

ASSOCIATION ADMINISTRATION

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.

Benefits

  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • 401k

Send resumes to: Joe Lombard, joelombard@lappco.com

Posted: 6/24/2019
 (Chicago, IL)

Job Description

Position Title:    Director, Architectural Precast Systems

Reporting Relationship:    President and CEO

Positions Supervised:  None

Overview:  The PCI Director, Architectural Precast Systems, serves as the principal representative of PCI and the precast concrete architectural systems industry to all segments of the architectural community by being an active, visible, and highly credible spokesperson in the architectural field. He or she works with the PCI marketing team and Chapters to educate and promote the use of architectural precast concrete systems.

Responsibilities:

General

  • Maintain cognizance of key activities and trends in the architectural building sector, including those of:
    • the American Institute of Architects (AIA);
    • the Design Build Institute of America (DBIA);
    • the concrete industry and its main associations, events, and projects;
    • competitive industries and their main associations, events, and projects.
  • Guide and facilitate the activities of the PCI Architectural Precast Concrete Committee.
  • Lead the effort to educate the architectural and owner communities on the details and benefits of the new PCI Architectural Precast Plant Certification program and the advantages of PCI quality programs, particularly PCI plant certification, for architectural applications.
  • Lead the development of information on the advantages and applications of precast concrete for building enclosure systems, including aesthetics, durability, energy efficiency, sustainability, and cost-effectiveness.
  • Foster the development of new and improved precast concrete applications and technologies for building enclosure systems and other architectural applications.
  • Encourage involvement in PCI by leading organizations and professionals in the architectural community.

Planning and Management

  • Work with the Marketing Council to analyze market forces and trends. Help prepare short- and long-term marketing plans for building enclosure systems and other architectural precast concrete applications.
  • Formulate the annual operating plan and budget for PCI’s architectural precast concrete programs.
  • Orchestrate the annual plan with internal and external forces as needed.
  • Provide ongoing oversight and support to PCI committees:
    • Maintain contact with all committees related to architectural precast concrete. These committees include:
      • Architectural Precast Concrete Services and Manual,
      • Glass Fiber Reinforced Concrete Panels,
      • Architectural Certification Subcommittee of the Plant Certification Committee,
      • Precast Insulated Wall Panels,
      • Marketing Council.
    • Plan and conduct, in concert with chairpersons, telephone and in-person meetings.
    • Ensure that agendas and minutes are timely. Edit and disseminate these and other committee documents.
    • Maintain accurate lists of committee members.
    • Work with the PCI committees to develop and publish reports, books, manuals, and literature that will maintain the technical Body of Knowledge for architectural precast concrete and accomplish the marketing plan to increase the use of architectural precast concrete products and systems.
      • Serve as project manager for each publication.
      • Serve as “technical editor,” if needed.
      • Proofread manuscripts.
      • Process reviews, correspondence, and ballots.
      • Work with the PCI production department to create the business plan, design, layout, and print.
    • Provide whatever resources are needed to stimulate committee attendance, enthusiasm, and activity.

Work with PCI Chapters

  • Work with PCI chapters and partners to coordinate education on and promotion of architectural precast concrete for building enclosure systems and other architectural applications
  • Serve as architectural precast concrete technical expert and speaker for local chapters, educational, and promotional events

Member Troubleshooting

  • In coordination with PCI technical staff, assist members by providing information and contacts for issues that arise relating to architectural precast concrete projects.

Work with Outside Organizations

  • Maintain cordial relations with all stakeholder groups.
  • Act as a spokesperson for the precast, prestressed concrete industry with the architectural community.
  • Understand the organizational structure and interests of each group.
  • Maintain accurate contact lists.
  • Work with these groups to broaden the range of applications for architectural precast concrete through research, education, and promotion.
  • Specifically maintain relations with groups that include:
    • AIA – American Institute of Architects
      • Strive to serve on AIA committees, particularly those related to building enclosure systems.
      • Strive to present information on architectural precast concrete at the annual convention.
      • Serve as liaison for Master Specifications.
    • DBIA – Design-Build Institute of America
      • Strive to serve on teams related to building enclosure systems.
      • Strive to present at annual the DBIA conference.

Major Programs

  • Ascent magazine
    • Serve on the Ascent Advisory Committee as architectural liaison.
    • Serve on Industry Technical Review Team.
  • PCI Architectural Certification Program
    • Lead and coordinate education efforts to the architecture community about the new PCI Architectural Plant Certification Program
    • Lead effort to get new PCI architectural certification specification adopted in AIA MasterSpec
  • PCI Architectural Precast Manual
    • Maintain an accurate list of “manual holders.”
    • Promote the manual.
    • Process and maintain errata.
    • Budget for and plan necessary and timely revisions.
  • Education materials and programs on architectural precast concrete and building enclosure systems
    • Coordinate with Marketing Council and marketing department on development and dissemination of educational and promotional materials on architectural precast concrete.
    • Coordinate with PCI education staff for webinars and online programs on architectural precast concrete.
    • Coordinate with PCI Chapters for in-person seminars on architectural precast concrete.
  • Assist marketing department promotional and educational activities
  • Design Awards
    • Advise on selection of architect judges.
    • Promote entries.
    • Help review and evaluate entries.
    • Meet with and assist judges.
    • Advise on preparation of the PowerPoint program of winning projects.
  • Architectural precast concrete educational materials
  • Webinars
  • Architectural content for digital marketing
  • Exhibits related to architectural precast concrete
  • Plan the exhibit and man the display.
  • Attempt to be a speaker on the program for the conference.
  • Notify local and regional producers and associations of the opportunity to participate.
  • Regular opportunities include:
  • National and local AIA meetings in coordination with the PCI marketing department and Local Chapter Executives Directors of PCI chapters
  • DBIA in coordination with the PCI marketing department

Common Staff Team Responsibilities

  • Convention and Committee Days planning
  • Telephone inquiries
  • Staff meetings
  • Response to issues on behalf of members

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in architecture, architectural engineering, or related area, plus a minimum of 10 to 15 years related experience and/or training
  • Registered architect
  • Familiarity with architectural precast concrete systems
  • Demonstrated competency in leadership and management
  • Excellent verbal, analytical, organizational, and written skills

Terms of Employment:

  • Full-time position. PCI is an at-will employer.
  • Travel when necessary.
  • Other duties as assigned.