CMAP Executive Office
Executive Program Coordinator (EPC2017)
January 9, 2017
Job Category: Associate
Experience Required: 3 to 5 years
Salary Range: $54,000 to 66,933
The Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) seeks to hire a full-time Executive Program Coordinator to assist with support for the Executive Director, Chief of Staff and General Counsel, and CMAP Board and Policy Committee activities. CMAP is the official regional planning organization for the seven northeastern Illinois counties of Cook, DuPage, Kane, Kendall, Lake, McHenry, and Will. CMAP developed and now guides implementation of metropolitan Chicago’s comprehensive regional plan, GO TO 2040, and has begun development of the region’s next comprehensive plan, ON TO 2050. The ON TO 2050 regional plan will establish coordinated strategies to help the region’s seven counties and 284 communities address transportation, housing, economic development, open space, the environment, and other quality-of-life issues. See www.cmap.illinois.gov for more information. For detailed information about our benefits, please go to http://www.cmap.illinois.gov/about/careers#benefits.
The Executive Program Coordinator will work in the CMAP executive office to support the Executive Director and the Chief of Staff and General Counsel. The position will be required to vet meeting and speaking requests for the Executive Director, prepare appropriate talking points or remarks for the Executive Director, and work with all CMAP departments to ensure the Executive Director has the most up-to-date policy positions and appropriate background information prior to meetings, speaking events, or engagements with outside partners. The Executive Program Coordinator will also proactively work with the Outreach Team, Senior Development Specialist, and other CMAP Departments, as appropriate, to seek opportunities for the Executive Director to engage with new and existing external partners. The position will also be required to assist the Chief of Staff and General Counsel in preparation and review of CMAP Board, MPO Policy Committee, Transportation Committee, and other committee materials. The Executive Program Coordinator must be an excellent writer and a dynamic thinker, and have a demonstrated ability to manage multiple tasks and meet deadlines.
Meetings and Invitations
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
The Executive Program Coordinator must have excellent writing, time management, organizational, and interpersonal skills. The Executive Program Coordinator must be a self-starter and quick learner — someone who is not afraid to ask questions and is willing to take on additional responsibilities and leadership. The Executive Program Coordinator must also be able to effectively collaborate with other staff and ensure cooperation to meet deadlines, although the position is not a management position. The position requires a demonstrated interest in transportation or land use planning, transportation programming, or other discipline that CMAP covers.
Education and Experience
B.A. degree is required (M.A. preferred) in a relevant discipline such as Urban Planning, Public Policy, Public Administration, Journalism, Communications, English, or Marketing.
Demonstrated responsibility supporting a senior level executive or manager is required. Prior work experience is required and should include demonstrated excellence in writing and oral communications in a team environment. Demonstrated ability to manage and contribute to complex projects is preferred.
How to Apply
Please submit cover letter and resume via the web at: http://www.cmap.illinois.gov/about/careers. Please refer to Job Code (EPC2017).
Posting End Date
This posting will close on February 9, 2017. All applications must be completed and submitted prior to 5:00 p.m. CDT.
The Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning is an Equal Opportunity Employer.