[Skip to Content]

Director of Membership Relations and Events

Loading

The Director of Membership Relations and Events is responsible for overseeing the development and management of 300+ Chicago Loop Alliance members, partners, and donors. In addition the Director of Membership Relations and Events plans and produces all membership-related events, including CLA’s largest signature fundraising events: the Annual Illumination Gala and the Annual Meeting.


Director of Membership Relations and Events

To Apply: Interested applicants should send resume and cover letter to Michael Edwards, President & CEO, Chicago Loop Alliance at resumes@chicagoloopalliance.com.

Applications due April 28, 2021 by 4:30 p.m.

Download

Duties & Responsibilities:

Membership

  • Create and implement annual Membership Development Plan and operating budget to expand the organization’s membership base and ensure retention
  • Manage all member correspondence including dues notices, prospect solicitation, and day-to-day communication
  • Oversee member dues, accounting delinquencies, maintenance, and invoicing
  • Manage and maintain the CLA member database and member lists
  • In collaboration with Director of Finance and Operations and Marketing Director, oversee the integration of the membership database/CRM system with the CLA website, including automating the dues payment process
  • Recruit new members through cold calls, prospecting, and participation in appropriate business-to-business and community functions
  • Review and recommend changes to membership fees, services, and benefits
  • Collaborate with other CLA departments to develop member benefits, campaigns, initiatives, and member involvement opportunities
  • Create, engage, and manage the membership committee
  • Prepare and present monthly financial reports to Board of Directors, CEO, and Membership Committee 

Events

  • Develop annual membership events calendar and budgets
  • Produce regular in-person and virtual networking events and educational panels
  • Organize and execute CLA’s signature fundraising events: the Annual Illumination Gala and the Annual Meeting, attracting 500 and 400 attendees, respectively
  • Oversee event budgets, vendor selection, contract negotiation, invite design and distribution, billing, guest list, seating arrangements, acknowledgments, post-event analysis, reporting, and donor/sponsor recognition
  • Create and update event sponsor packages, procure sponsors, and ensure execution of benefits
  • Collaborate with the Marketing Department to promote member events and ensure consistent CLA branding at all events

Outreach

  • Establish and manage partnerships with local businesses and community organizations to support CLA initiatives and expand CLA’s reach
  • Serve as an ambassador of CLA at industry networking events
  • Give presentations on behalf of Chicago Loop Alliance

To Apply:

Interested applicants should send resume and cover letter to Michael Edwards, President & CEO, Chicago Loop Alliance at resumes@chicagoloopalliance.com.

Deadline:

Please submit no later than Wednesday, April 28, 2021 at 4:30 p.m.