The Assistant Director, Next Generation will lead a spectrum of next generation activities, including supporting the highly selective emerging leaders (EL) program. Managing this diverse and growing portfolio, the Assistant Director is an enthusiastic leader who relates well to Chicago’s emerging leaders and young professionals, and who effectively collaborates in a team environment to build and implement new initiatives.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Manage, in partnership with the Director and Senior Advisor, the conception and execution of emerging leader programs (two meetings per month, retreat, DC visit, closing retreat, and other activities); work closely with experts ensuring content-rich activities when required
Oversee the EL project timeline and provide guidance to ELs as they execute their projects
Provide input and oversee the execution of the Emerging Leaders curriculum
Manage the annual recruitment and selection process for the program
Design and draft funding proposals for next generation programs working in close collaboration with the development and foundation teams
Expand EL alumni activities including exposure to board members, invitational dinners, and receptions
Maintain strong communications with current class of emerging leaders and alumni via monthly email, social media, in-person meetings, and other interactions
Support the global student delegation to the Chicago Forum on Global Cities
Build on the current program evaluation metrics and maintain the tracking systems on a monthly and yearly basis
Work with the Director, Next Generation to assess additional program opportunities and partnerships to benefit the emerging leaders, young professionals programs and high school engagement programs; examples include service, travel, and study opportunities, fellowships, and programs for teachers, veterans, etc.
Build and maintain strong relationships with content partners, donors, outreach partners, like-minded organizations, and selection committee members
Provide support at Council events approximately three times monthly (registration, ushering, etc.), requiring some evening and early morning hours
5-7 years’ relevant professional experience, including in curriculum development, constituency-building, and fundraising, preferably related to young professional groups
Must be an enthusiastic leader who has the ability to develop engagement opportunities relevant for all segments of the diverse next generation market
Demonstrated interest and experience in international relations, current events, and public policy
Professional maturity and a sophisticated understanding of the political, economic, educational and civic communities in the Chicago area
Excellent organizational, time management, and leadership skills; ability to manage multiple concurrent projects
Superior verbal and written communication skills; savvy in new media and social networking, and experience and vision in use of social media to build networks and communities
Ability to maintain CRM database systems, ideally Salesforce, and create and analyze program management reports
Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively and professionally in a creative, fast-paced, team environment
Ability and willingness to work weekday evenings, occasional weekends, and early mornings to support Council events
The Chicago Council on Global Affairs is an independent, nonpartisan membership organization that provides insight – and influences the public discourse – on critical global issues. We convene leading global voices, conduct independent research, and engage the public to explore ideas that will shape our global future. Ranked the #1 Think Tank to Watch worldwide, the Council is committed to bringing clarity and offering solutions to issues that transcend borders and transform how people, business, and governments engage the world.
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