Board Relations Manager
Did you know there’s a planet in our galaxy where it rains glass? Or that light bounces around inside the Sun for 175,000 years before shooting off into space? If you think that’s freaking awesome, and you’re passionate about STEM, community outreach, education, and working in a welcoming environment, this might be the place for you!
The Adler Planetarium is seeking a Board Relations Manager to join our dynamic team located on Chicago's Museum Campus.
Reporting to the Vice President of Development, The Board Relations Manager will be the primary supporter of the Adler’s Board of Trustees and the Women’s Board. This individual will also be responsible for:
- Working with the CEO, Vice President of Development, and Development team to support individual relationships with each Trustee member
- Assisting the Executive team in their work with Trustee committees
- Supporting the Vice President of Development, President, and Board Chair in staffing board meetings and events, including the Annual Meeting
- Serving as the primary liaison between the museum and the Women’s Board
- Supporting Women’s Board leadership in strategizing and planning Women’s Board meetings and events, including the Celestial Ball and the Women in Space Science Award Celebration
- Collaborating with the Special Events team on the implementation of Women’s Board meetings and events
We are looking for someone who is an expert liaison and professional relationship navigator. Someone who is excited by the opportunity to work with a diverse group of passionate individuals, and who has the ability to multi-task effectively in a fast-paced environment to meet multiple deadlines on time. This person pays special attention to detail in the completion of tasks, has excellent written and oral communication skills, and is a creative thinker.
- Bachelor’s degree
- Three to five years of progressive experience supporting high-level volunteers in a corporate or large nonprofit setting
- Three to five years of experience planning and managing small to large special events
- Strong budget management skills and experience negotiating contracts with vendors
The Adler Development team is small, but mighty. Under the direction of a new Vice President of Development, the department is quickly growing and evolving. They are cheerleaders for science and technology, megaphones for our incredible staff, and advocates for science literacy. They shout about the museum’s exhibitions, programs, sky shows, collections, special events, and active research projects. All of this in service of inspiring exploration of that mind-blowing thing we call our Universe.
The Adler Planetarium is dedicated to complying with its obligations as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Our recruiting and hiring procedures are free of discrimination based on race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, disability, covered veteran status, including disabled veterans, recently separated veterans, other protected veterans, and Armed Forces service medal veterans or any protected group status as defined by law.