The primary responsibility of the program officer is to help develop, manage, and execute the programs, meetings, and events that serve the Council’s corporate constituents and the business community at large in Chicago, as well as the general membership, public constituencies, and Council’s leadership groups in Chicago, domestically, and globally. These programs include luncheon lectures, breakfast expert panel discussions, seminars, dinners, and roundtable discussions with key domestic and international business leaders, experts, political figures, authors, and scholars on a wide range of global issues, including the global economy, investment, business, and trade.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Serve as project manager for a portfolio of Council programs to include developing the content, managing the logistics, and building awareness among Council corporate constituents, as well as the general membership and the broader community
Research, identify, and recruit key domestic and international corporate leaders and innovators for timely, policy-rich programs as well as build multi-sectoral global audiences
Implement small-group, discussion-oriented events with business leaders, experts, and policymakers for members of the Council’s leadership and corporate groups
Produce and write program announcements and other materials for the Council’s website and programs
Draft invitation letters, manage responses and logistics, and handle communications with speakers and stakeholders
Provide support at Council events, requiring some evening and early morning hours; moderate travel required
Coordinate closely with other Council staff members on program-related topics
Occasionally assist at the front desk to relieve the reception and database services assistant in meeting/greeting Council constituents and handling incoming calls.
Perform other projects as assigned
Bachelor’s degree and 2+ years’ experience managing multi-faceted, high-profile events or other related experience
Excellent knowledge of and experience with global issues, focus on economics and/or business preferred; international work and/or study experience suggested
Keen attention to detail; excellent organizational and time-management skills
Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively and professionally in a creative, fast-paced, intellectual team environment.
Superior verbal and written communication skills
The Chicago Council on Global Affairs is an independent, nonpartisan organization that provides insight – and influences the public discourse – on critical global issues. We convene leading global voices and conduct independent research to bring clarity and offer solutions to challenges and opportunities across the globe. Ranked the #1 Think Tank to Watch worldwide, the Council on Global Affairs is committed to engaging the public and raising global awareness of issues that transcend borders and transform how people, business and governments engage the world.
Please email a cover letter and résumé as Word documents to firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also apply via the Council’s website at www.thechicagocouncil.org in the Career Opportunities section. EOE
The Chicago Council on Global Affairs, founded in 1922, is an independent, non-partisan organization committed to educating the public — and influencing the public discourse — on global issues of the day. The Council provides a forum in Chicago for world leaders, policymakers and other experts to speak to its members and the public on these issues. Long known for its public opinion surveys of Amer...ican views on foreign policy, The Chicago Council also brings together stakeholders to examine issues and offer policy insight into areas such as global agriculture, the global economy, global energy, global cities, global security and global immigration. Learn more at thechicagocouncil.org.