Don’t Sit on the Bench!

Get the most from your AMA membership by getting involved with your organization and serving on a committee. It’s unquestionably best way to make new professional contacts and expand your business network. Whether you’re interested in pitching in on a specific committee or aren’t sure what you’d like to do, contact a the committee chair as detailed below to find out how you can get involved.

For more information or to apply please contact volunteers@amapittsburgh.com.

Open Volunteer Opportunities:

Sponsorship Committee

Director of Sponsorship
(12 – 15 hours per month)
Job Description: The Sponsorship Director works closely with the VP in order to execute the annual sponsorship plan.

  • Gaining cash sponsorships are top priority.
  • Gaining an in-kind telemarketing provider and filling other in-kind needs identified by the Board are also a priority.
  • Ultimately we will evolve to a “Pay for nothing” mindset; if we have a need, we try to fill that need through sponsor donations.

Responsibilities:

  • Search for and secure new annual cash sponsorships:
    • Includes revising/creating contract and collecting signed copy from sponsor.
    • Includes gathering high-res jpg. of logo from sponsor and giving to the appropriate individuals.
  • Secure in-kind sponsorships for operational needs (ad placement and promotion, printing, venues, food/beverage, etc.).
  • Work closely with VPs of Programming and Membership to find sponsorships for events.
  • Promote sponsorship to other board members and chapter.
  • Create sponsorship sell sheets for chapter use.

Qualities of a good Director of Sponsorship volunteer
(Same as VP — as Director should be able to take over Sponsorship Chair if needed)

  • Sales and marketing background
  • Comfortable interfacing with senior corporate or service provider decision-makers.
  • Successful track record of building and leading a team

Manager of Sponsorship Fulfillment/Retention
(8 – 10 hours per month)
Job Description: The Manager of Sponsorship Fulfillment ensures the delivery of promised sponsorship benefits as outlined by sponsorship contract. Seamless delivery is key to the retention of sponsors over time.

Responsibilities

  • Make sure all sponsors are aware of their benefits and reminded of their benefits.
    • Includes reminding them of upcoming events and activities that they will be involved with (are a sponsor for) as well as inviting them to upcoming events.
  • Make sure all annual sponsor logos are positioned where they are supposed to be in respect to the sponsors’ level of donation.
  • Track the statistics of the events and share with sponsors.
  • Send out thank you notes to each sponsor throughout the program year.
  • Assist search for new annual sponsorship needs.

Qualities of a good Manager of Sponsorship Fulfillment volunteer

  • Sales and marketing background (helpful but not required).
  • Highly organized.
  • Can be an entry-level position into AMA Leadership team for highly motivated person.

Event Sponsor Coordinator
The sponsorship committee needs help identifying and securing sponsors for specific events such as the half-day summits and “hot-topic” luncheons. This volunteer would have the opportunity to network with many companies in the Pittsburgh area and help them gain exposure through the chapter.


Programming Committee

Registration Table Volunteers
We need help registering guests at our events: Special Interest Groups, Summer Mixers, Special Events, Marketer of the Year, Digital Marketing Summit, Boot Camp & Luncheons. The volunteer will have the opportunity to network with marketing and business professionals from the Pittsburgh region.

Programming Agenda Volunteer
This position is a perfect fit for a creative thinker who has knowledge of today’s marketing trends and a growing network of professional colleagues. It involves finding engaging speakers and topics that are relevant to today’s marketing challenges. The volunteer will work directly with the VP of Programming and programming committee. It also involves scheduling and event planning, along with the support of the committee.


Membership Committee

New Member Recruitment
Employ your Marketing skills to drive new member recruitment efforts for the Pittsburgh chapter.

Customer Service Manager
Build interest among members with approaching renewal dates to encourage renewal of AMA membership. Network one-to-one with members and discover what AMA membership
means to them and how the Chapter can address their needs more effectively .

Membership Survey Director
If technology is your thing, help us find out what our chapter is doing well for our membership and what it can improve by creating and implementing member surveys.

New Member Ambassador
All you event planners out there, we need your help to plan, coordinate and execute quarterly events for our new members, providing information and welcoming them to the AMA.

Event Greeters
Bring out your social side and greet all of our members, new members and guests at our events, helping them with any questions they might have on the AMA. Be a friendly face for those that have never been to an AMA event.