YP Ambassadors are a select group of leaders within the nearly 1,800 members of the Chicago Council on Global Affairs Young Professionals Network, and are vital to the success of the Next Generation program at the Council. YP Ambassadors are chosen to both represent the Council to their peers and to help serve as the voice of the next generation at the Council. The Council is calling for committed YPs who are eager to serve as active leaders and advisers within this dynamic and growing network, enhance their Council engagement, deepen their global affairs acumen, and elevate awareness of the programming and opportunities provided by the Council Young Professionals Network.  

Council YP Ambassador Responsibilities:

  • Promote the Council Young Professionals Network through personal and professional networks and social media
  • Actively attend and participate in a minimum of 10 Council events and programs
  • Serve as YP Program Host at a minimum of 2 Council public programs
  • Regularly explore Council projects and studies through engagement on Council blogs and monthly email
  • Regularly attend YP Ambassador meetings (monthly) and actively participate with feedback and suggestions
  • Regularly engage with Council YP social media platforms by:
    • Live-Tweeting at events/Retweeting posts of @CouncilYP and @ChicagoCouncil 
    • Posting/Sharing YP event photos to Facebook group and engaging in Facebook discussions
  • Participate in one of the following committees: Fundraising, Network Engagement, Recruitment, Social Media Communications 
  • Identify prospective members and donors among networks and colleagues
  • Solicit donors, partners, and new members on behalf of the Council 
  • Participate in giving to the Council Ambassador's Fund 
  • Meet with prospective YPs and discuss benefits of membership at the Council
  • Promote Council YP events by:
    • Forwarding email invitations to personal networks 
    • Sharing relevant events with your professional affinity groups 

Benefits of being a YP Ambassador include:

  • Opportunity to bring prospective members for free during the year to Council events 
  • Opportunity to serve as a brand ambassador for the Chicago Council on Global Affairs
  • Access to Council leadership at YP Ambassador meetings and other special opportunities 
  • Recognition as a YP Ambassador on YP Network page of the Council website and special nametag at YP events
  • Invitations to select leadership events, dinners, roundtables, and other special opportunities
  • Invitation to the Global Leadership Awards Dinner and Chicago Forum on Global Cities at a discounted rate

How to apply:
Please complete the following application. All interested applicants should be current members of the Council and the YP Network. Candidates must be available to attend an all-day retreat Saturday, February 16, 2019. The deadline to apply is Monday, January 14, 2019. If you have any questions about the YP Ambassador Cohort or application process, please contact bmcghee@thechicagocouncil.org.