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UN Women USA Chicago invites you to our FREE virtual Changemakers Chat on February 18th from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. on Zoom!

Join us to connect with other internationally-minded professionals from the Chicago area and learn how you can make a global impact as a member of UN Women Chicago.

We will discuss UN Women Chicago's work , the benefits of being a member, our open board positions, our strategic goals for 2021 and how you can help UN Women melt inequality and intolerance around the world. Make connections and take part in fun activities like goal setting for 2021, journaling, and a cocktail/mocktail tutorial.

 

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We've open positions! UN Women USA Chicago Chapter Board of Directors (2021 - 2023) Application

 

UN Women USA Chicago Chapter is looking for new board members for the 2021 - 2023 term. The open positions are: Secretary, Director of Supporter Engagement, and Director of Marketing and Communications. Please submit all application materials before or by Friday, March 19, 2021, no later than 11: 59 p.m. (CST).

A complete nomination package consists of the following items:

1. Complete application
2. Current resume or LinkedIn profile (please upload using the application link)
3. Signed and dated Statement of Service (please upload using the application link)

If you have any questions or concerns before submitting your application materials, feel free to contact us at: chichapterelections@gmail.com. Every effort will be made to respond to your email query within 72 hours.

 

Go apply now!

Learn more about our roles.

Secretary

The Secretary is integral to the organization of the Board and is responsible for the scheduling and organization of board meetings, serving on the Executive Committee, and overseeing the Chapter’s bylaws.

In addition, the Secretary shall:

  1. prepare,  preserve, minutes of the proceedings of the Board of Directors;

  2. ensure that minutes from the meetings are distributed at least five days prior to the Board of Directors meeting;

  3. ensure that proper notice is sent to all members pursuant to the notice requirements for Board and membership meetings;

  4. ensure the Chapter stays active and is in good standing by filing annual reports to the Office of the Illinois Secretary of State;

  5. serve as official custodian of the records for the chapter - maintaining copies of all correspondences dispersed on behalf of the chapter;

  6. perform all other duties incident to the office and such duties as may be directed by the President.

 

Director of Supporter Engagement

 

The Director of Supporter Engagement leads the Chapter’s efforts to promote and expand supporter engagement in the organization. The Director for Supporter Engagement will be responsible for creating and implementing a supporter expansion plan for the Chapter, with input and review from the Board of Directors, as well as providing supporter reports to the Board of Directors, and overseeing supporter engagement. Supporter engagement may include: recruitment, member onboarding, leadership development, diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts, volunteer opportunity coordination, member enrichment activities (such as social events, book club et. al.) overseeing the corporate and university outreach programs, and other supporter outreach programs as required.

 

In addition, the Director of Supporter Engagement Shall:

  1. chair the Supporter Engagement Committee;  

  2. serve as an ex-officio member of the Strategic Planning Committee;

  3. serve as member of the Finance Committee;

  4. perform such other duties as may be prescribed by the governing documents of the association or the Board of Directors.

  5. serve in such other capacities as the President shall direct.

 

 

Director of Marketing and Communications

 

The Director of Marketing and Communications leads the Chapter’s efforts to promote the activities of the organization and ensure that the organization receives maximum exposure to the media and supporters. This includes creating and distributing e-blasts, social media updates, press releases and articles, with input and review from the President and other board members as needed. Experience in graphics design is highly recommended, but not required.

In addition, the Director of Marketing and Communications shall:

  1. chair the Marketing and Communications Committee

  2. co-chair the Events and Activities Committee;

  3. assist in the preparation of events;

  4. serve as member of the Fund Development Committee;

  5. serve as an ex-officio member of the Strategic Planning Committee;

  6. serve as an ex-officio member of Finance Committee; 

  7. serve as an ex-officio member of the Supporter Engagement Committee;

  8. design, implement and maintain an electronic-internal and external communication system;

  9. assist the President in the preparation of media/press releases;

  10. serve in such other capacities as the President shall direct.

 

All positions will begin service at the start of the new fiscal year, June 1, 2021, and will run through May 31, 2023. Should you be selected for election to the board, you will be asked to provide proof that you are a dues-paying member of the chapter.