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Being part of AMA Chicago

Being part of AMA Chicago’s Board of Directors gives you the opportunity to be in the company of some of Chicago’s most ambitious marketing leaders in the field.

Our investment in sharing knowledge and creating community makes AMA Chicago the premier association for professionals who want to stay on top of their game.

As a board member, you will become part of a focused group of individuals who share big ideas and shape the strategic marketing future of our premier, volunteer organization – one that was established in 1937.

Open Board Positions

Director, Programming

The Director, Programming is responsible for programming with topics and speakers in the area of thought leadership on a broad range of marketing topics. The ideal candidate is someone who is a marketer with experience in creating programming/events based on attendee feedback and able to reach out to potential speakers whether you know them or not. This job is driven by providing engaging content for our members. View the complete description

This person is on a two-year term with the board, with the first year as the director of this committee and the second year as the VP.

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Director, Membership Engagement

The Director of Membership Engagement is responsible for developing and implementing a plan to drive member retention. This role reports directly to the VP Membership Relations and oversees several volunteers that serve as “Connectors”. The ideal candidate has the ability to lead a team to think strategically as well as coordinate activities to drive results. The ability to approach strangers with sociability and relatability is also key to this role. View the complete description

This person is on a two-year term with the board, with the first year as the director of this committee and the second year as the VP.

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Director, Communications

The Director, Communications works closely with the Vice President of Communications and the Communications team to ensure completion and implementation of communication tactics. This position is responsible for maintaining coordination among Communications team members to insure all campaign/promotion messaging is in harmony. Responsible for maintaining one AMA Chicago voice and message across all communications. View the complete description

This person is on a two-year term with the board, with the first year as the director of this committee and the second year as the VP.

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Director, Marketing Insight

The Director of Marketing Insight is responsible for analyzing and mining existing member data and supporting the strategy to understand the organization’s membership through data. This role reports directly to the VP of Marketing Insight. The ideal candidate understands the value of marketing research and CRM-driven insights. View the complete description [PDF]

This person is on a two-year term with the board, with the first year as the director of this committee and the second year as the VP.

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Director, Strategic Relations

The Director, Strategic Relations reports to the Vice President Strategic Relations and is responsible for outreach to local startups and small businesses with the end goal of promoting the AMA brand through developing key partnerships and to increase interaction between AMA Chicago and local non profit organizations and IL collegiate chapters. The ideal candidate has the ability to leverage their network or the boldness to create a network that would be mutually beneficial to AMA Chicago and to external partners. View the complete description

This person is on a two-year term with the board, with the first year as the director of this committee and the second year as the VP.

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Director, Sponsorship

The Director, Sponsorship is responsible for procuring both cash and in-kind sponsorships for the Chapter as well as performing all the duties specified by the Constitution and Bylaws or those approved by the Board of Directors. The position reports directly to the VP of Sponsorship and manages the activities of all volunteers on the sponsorship committee. The ideal candidate is someone who has experience with sponsorship partners and a background in sales. View the complete description

This person is on a two-year term with the board, with the first year as the director of this committee and the second year as the VP.

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The value of board membership

What is AMA Chicago?

AMA Chicago is a chapter of the American Marketing Association and a non-profit corporation governed by a volunteer Board of Directors. Board members contribute their expertise in specific knowledge areas to bring the chapter mission to life.

Our mission is to provide opportunities for Chicago marketers to expand their knowledge, improve their skills and grow in their careers through access to leaders and peers in the field and skill-building content.

Your impact

You’ll have an impact on chapter membership value and the opportunity to expand the chapter’s vision for Chicago marketers. And, of course, you’ll have the opportunity to bring new tools and expertise back to your organization.

Board membership benefits

  • Opportunities to connect with and work alongside marketing leaders in metro Chicago
  • Investment in the future of marketing by giving back to the community
  • Affiliation of your brand at the governance level of a national professional organization
  • Experience working alongside professionals with varied marketing skill sets, broadening your marketing point of view
  • Build stronger marketing community and advance resources for marketers
  • Free attendance at all AMA Chicago events, including our four signature series events
  • Specialized professional development through board-only events and expert speakers
  • Development of mentorship and leadership skills applicable to career advancement
  • Opportunities to shape programming at a local level to impact the professional development and skill-building available to every marketer in Chicago

Board member requirements

  • Possess a passion for the mission of AMA Chicago and serve as a chapter ambassador for the Chicago marketing community
  • Be fiscally responsible for AMA Chicago, including actively planning and approving its budget
  • Be seasoned experts in their respective discipline, with leadership experience and the ability to manage teams through influence and collaboration
  • Serve as CEO of their position by bringing new ideas to the chapter, evaluating their feasibility and engaging in their successful launch
  • Assist in recruiting future board members and volunteers who possess the skills, commitment and energy to make significant contributions to advance the mission of AMA Chicago
  • Have schedule flexibility to attend morning and/or evening events sponsored by the chapter as appropriate
  • Attend monthly board meetings and other leadership sessions as determined by the chapter operations calendar
  • Contribute 10 or more hours per month
  • Serve a two-year term beginning at the start of the fiscal year in July

“It’s a way to meet some great people and grow your own personal network. You walk out with a whole new set of skills and knowledge that you didn’t have before.”

Pamela Wedgeworth Communications Consultant & Senior Creative Director, Wedgeworth Communications | Past Director, MarketingTech Smart, AMA Chicago

Open Positions

AMA Chicago seeks marketing leaders, movers and shakers, volunteers and dedicated teams.

If you are interested in a position that is not currently open, apply below – we offer many opportunities for volunteer leadership engagement.

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“It’s a lot more rewarding if you volunteer, get on a committee and make a contribution. It raises the bar of the value you get out of AMA Chicago.”

Bonnie Massa President & Founder, Massa & Company | Past President, AMA Chicago

“As we’re thinking about the programming, it’s something we can take back to our day jobs. It makes us better mentors, better managers, and better leaders. And, that’s a powerful opportunity.”

Jeffrey Moss Founder & CEO, Parker Dewey | Past VP, Strategic Relations, AMA Chicago