YP Ambassadors are a select group of leaders within the nearly 1,500 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. YP Ambassadors advance the mission of the Council through strategic planning, fundraising, and spreading the word about our organization. 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 attend YP Ambassador meetings (monthly) and actively participate with feedback and suggestions
  • Participate in one of the following committees: Fundraising, Network Engagement, Recruitment
  • Identify prospective members and donors among networks and colleagues and make introductions on behalf of the Council
  • Solicit donors, partners, and new members on behalf of the Council
  • Contribute to the Council through membership giving with an additional fundraising goal of $140
  • Serve as the face of the YP Network through meeting with prospective and current YPs and regarding membership and participation at the Council
  • Regularly explore Council research and initiatives through engagement on Council blogs and monthly email
  • Promote Council YP events by:
    • Forwarding email invitations to personal networks
    • Sharing relevant events with your professional affinity groups
  • Regularly engage with Council social media platforms by:
    • Live-Tweeting at events/Retweeting posts of @ChicagoCouncil
    • Posting/Sharing YP event photos to Council LinkedIn group
       

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 webpage and special nametag at events
  • Invitations to select leadership events, dinners, roundtables, and other special opportunities
  • Access to leadership development and skills building needed to advance in a competitive economy
  • Inclusion in a deeply engaged and connected community of YP Ambassadors and alum throughout Chicago and beyond
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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 8, 2020. The deadline to apply is Friday, January 17, 2020.

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If you have any questions about the YP Ambassador Cohort or application process, please contact bmcghee@thechicagocouncil.org.