Make the most of your membership

Volunteer Now

Volunteer with us

AMA Chicago is among the largest chapters, and our hundreds of volunteers bring our mission to life. Whether you’re looking to make connections, gain hands-on experience or increase your marketing knowledge, getting involved is a direct path to opportunity.

Join us at an upcoming event to see our volunteers in action and learn more from our team.

Volunteer of the Month

Open Volunteer Positions

Manager, Chicago Business Tours

Oversee and execute two (2) Chicago business tour events (fall/spring) with the end goal of exposing marketing students to real-world business environments. The Manager finds Chicago companies that will sponsor office tours and plans the events with the support of the committee. This position is part of the strategic relations committee.

Manager, Speed Networking

Oversee and execute a Speed Networking event with Illinois collegiate chapter members and AMA Chicago members from brands, agencies and marketing service suppliers. The end goal of the event is to assist with fulfilling internships and special projects by AMA Chicago members. This position is part of the strategic relations committee.

Manager, Social Outreach & Communications

Oversee and implement a high-visibility social media collaboration between AMA Collegiate Chapters and/or collegiate members with the end goal of increasing AMA Collegiate Chapter engagement in our communications channels (social, email). Promote AMA Chicago events that are attractive to Illinois collegiate AMA chapters and marketing students. This position is part of the strategic relations committee.

Manager, Collegiate Meet Up

Oversee and execute a student-focused meet up tied to an existing AMA Chicago event for the purpose of networking and increasing the value and visibility of AMA Chicago to AMA Collegiate Chapters. This position is part of the strategic relations committee.

Account Manager, Sponsorship

The Account Manager, Sponsorship is responsible for maintaining the day-to-day relationships with current annual chapter sponsors. These annual sponsors are a key part of our community and success as a chapter. View complete description

Career Content Copy Writer

The Career Content Copy Writer is responsible for creating career content for the chapter website and for a bi-weekly career dedicated email to our constituency. This person also coordinates with the Manager of Career Connections.  View complete description.

Email Strategist

The Email Strategist collaborates with the communications and marketing insights teams to develop and implement strategic direction for AMA Chicago’s weekly emails.

Membership & Recruitment Coordinator

The Membership & Recruitment Coordinator works alongside the Membership team to serve the Chicago marketing community.

The value of volunteering

Professional development

Gain practical hands-on experience to expand or refine your marketing expertise by working hand-in-hand with leaders.

Build deep network connections

Fast track job or business opportunities through deep member, fellow volunteer, and board-level connections.

Volunteer-only special access

Network at committee meetups and socials. Gain opportunities to publish original content and speak at engagements.

Special recognition

Benefits include LinkedIn recommendations, Volunteer of the Year award, professional references, and resume building accolades.

Leadership development

Gain leadership and project management experience. Access to leadership summit, board retreat, and best practices.

Additional event discounts

AMA Chicago and AMA National events (25-60% off member prices) and complementary access for working volunteers.

Volunteer Committees

Community Programs

The community programming committee works on SIGs and all monthly programs. Ideal committee members are seasoned marketing professionals with a large network and a willingness to reach out to those in their network frequently.

Executive Programming

The executive programming committee leads Brand Smart, MarketingTech Smart, CMO Smart and smaller programming developed for executive marketers.

Communications

The communications committee is our chapter’s content marketing engine. This team drives thought-leadership and branding through our editorial, promotional and community content. All committee members participate in a monthly team conference call.

Membership Relations

The membership relations committee handles all aspects of the membership experience and maintains acquisition and retention goals set by the board.

Sponsorship

The sponsorship committee develops partnerships with Chicago-area marketing agencies and service providers to financially support the chapter programming agenda.

Marketing Insight

The marketing insight committee completes all research the chapter conducts, maintains the chapter CRM and provides the board with KPIs and other metrics that show the health of the chapter in all non-financial areas.

Strategic Relations

The strategic relations committee is responsible for outreach to collegiate AMA chapters in Illinois. The end goal is to promote the AMA brand through key partnerships and engagement between AMA Chicago and local AMA Collegiate Chapters, their faculty, and their students.

Mailing List

Receive updates about our news, events, best practices in marketing and much more.