The American Camp Association, Illinois (ACA Illinois) is seeking candidates for the 2021/2022 Board & Committee year and Applications are now open.
Applications will accepted through March 15, 2021 for these career-boosting groups:
Board of Directors
Young Professional Board
Government Relations Committee
Here are 4 top reasons to join our one of our boards or committees:
You’ll be a valuable member of this distinguished organization, with a key role in strategizing. If you join our Board of Directors, you’ll have the responsibility, honor and challenge of understanding how everything functions in order to accomplish our organizational goals. From operations, to financials, to philanthropy and board governance, you’ll be a part of a team of hardworking, influential professionals that guide our agency’s local and national efforts in all things camp.
Becoming a main contributor to a cause feels good, and members have access to strengthening and developing executive level skills through board and committee involvement such as fiscal management, public relations, fundraising, nonprofit and for profit management, donor cultivation, governance and more. Not only will you have a sense of pride in being able to meaningfully contribute to an important cause, you’ll also enhance your resume and grow your professional network. You’ll care more than you thought you could, because you’re not just contributing to something meaningful; you’re contributing to something meaningful to you.
Your voice is more likely to be heard, and you’ll have an impact on the work we do. By joining a board or committee(s), you’ll be bringing your own passions, valuable skills and areas of expertise, and not only will you share those with others, but you’ll benefit from all the skills, passions and expertise that your fellow board and committee members have, too!
Relationships, more than anything, advance your career path. You’ll build connections and foster new friendships with other peers on whatever board or committee you join. This will undoubtedly add something new to your LinkedIn profile, give you an added edge in your next job application, and help you find a renewed sense of purpose in your career. Supporting our organization in cultivating essential services and resources for vulnerable communities in Illinois' benefits us and you.
For anyone committed to the values, work, and goals of the ACA Illinois, there is a place for you at the table. If you need help finding the right committee for your skills and interests, please reach out to Colette Marquardt, Executive Director at firstname.lastname@example.org.