AMA Detroit is a volunteer-run organization supported by board members with some great experience to share! Whether you are looking to give back to the marketing community, enhance a skill-set, or just help out an established organization based in the metro-Detroit area, we'd be delighted to have you!
Check out the open positions and their job descriptions below. Reach out today if you're interested.
The President-Elect’s primary role is to assist the President and prepare for the upcoming year. Under guidance from the President, the President-Elect will become familiar with the processes and procedures required to run the chapter. The President-Elect is also expected to perform all the duties specified by the Constitution and Bylaws or those approved by the Board of Directors.
Time commitment: 5-10 hours per week.
Attend the AMA Leadership Summit immediately preceding term.
Oversee volunteer management and volunteer appreciation.
In partnership with the President, oversee, guide, and support VP positions and committees.
Work with Sponsorship chair to build long-term sponsor relations.
Head nominating committee for the next Board year.
Plan the June Board Retreat to kick-off the next chapter year.
Work with President to collect and compile information for Chapter Excellence Awards submission.
Assume the responsibilities of the President in his or her absence or inability to serve.
Responsibilities common to all Officers and Directors.
Minimum of two years Board experience before becoming President-Elect.
Successful track record of building and leading a team.
As the Scholarship Chair, you will be responsible for managing and overseeing the scholarship program within the chapter. Your primary duties will include identifying scholarship opportunities, developing application criteria, promoting the program to eligible students, coordinating the selection process, and ensuring timely distribution of awards. You will work closely with the chapter's executive board, community partners, and educational institutions to cultivate relationships and enhance the scholarship program's visibility. The ideal candidate will have excellent communication and organizational skills, a passion for supporting aspiring marketers, and a commitment to advancing the AMA Detroit's mission. This is a volunteer position that offers a unique opportunity to make a meaningful impact on the future of marketing professionals in the Detroit area.
As the Internship Chair, you will play a vital role in connecting marketing students with valuable internship opportunities in the Detroit area. Your responsibilities will include establishing relationships with local companies, coordinating internship listings, promoting the program to students, assisting with the application process, and providing support and guidance to both interns and participating organizations throughout the internship period. The ideal candidate should possess strong communication and networking skills, a passion for fostering professional development, and a keen understanding of the marketing industry. This volunteer position offers a unique opportunity to contribute to the growth and success of aspiring marketers by providing them with practical experience and mentorship.
Membership and Volunteer Programming Chair
As the Membership and Volunteer Programming Chair, you will be responsible for developing and implementing strategies to enhance member engagement and drive volunteer participation within the chapter through events specifically designed for this audience e.g., membership maximizer webinars, volunteer recognition dinner, volunteer awards ceremony, member appreciation day, etc. Your main tasks will include:· Coordinate and manage all aspects of event planning, including budgeting, scheduling, and logistics, to ensure seamless execution of events.· Research and select suitable venues, vendors, and suppliers for events, negotiating contracts and ensuring all necessary permits and licenses are obtained.· Develop event concepts and themes, creating detailed event proposals and presentations for clients or stakeholders.· Collaborate with internal teams and external stakeholders to plan and execute marketing and promotional strategies for events, ensuring maximum attendance and engagement.· Oversee event setup and breakdown, including managing event staff, coordinating audiovisual equipment, and handling any last-minute adjustments or issues that may arise during the event.You will work closely with the chapter's executive board and collaborate with various committees to create a positive and inclusive environment for all members. The ideal candidate will have excellent communication skills, a passion for fostering professional growth, and a strong understanding of marketing principles. This volunteer position offers a unique opportunity to shape the membership experience and make a significant impact on the AMA Detroit community.
Collegiate Programming Chair
As Collegiate Programming Chair, you will be responsible for developing and coordinating engaging programming specifically tailored for marketing students in colleges and universities throughout the Detroit area. Your main duties will include organizing workshops, seminars, and networking events that provide valuable educational and networking opportunities for aspiring marketers. You will collaborate closely with college campus representatives, faculty advisors, and industry professionals to ensure the programming aligns with the needs and interests of students. The ideal candidate should have strong communication and organizational skills, a passion for supporting and empowering students in their marketing career journeys, and a solid understanding of the marketing industry. This volunteer position offers a unique opportunity to make a meaningful impact on the development of future marketing professionals in Detroit.Networking and Outreach Programming Chair Description As the Networking and Outreach Programming Chair, you will be responsible for developing and executing initiatives that foster connections and collaborations within the marketing community in Detroit. Your primary responsibilities will include organizing networking events, industry mixers, and professional development workshops that facilitate meaningful interactions and knowledge sharing among marketing professionals. Additionally, you will work closely with external partners, such as local businesses, agencies, and professional organizations, to establish partnerships and collaborative opportunities that benefit both the AMA Detroit Chapter and the broader marketing community. The ideal candidate should have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, a passion for building relationships, and a deep understanding of networking strategies. This volunteer position offers a unique opportunity to expand professional networks, strengthen the marketing community, and drive industry growth in Detroit.
Website and Job Board Chair
As the Website and Job Board Chair, you will be responsible for managing and maintaining the chapter's website and job board platform. Your key responsibilities will include updating and organizing website content, ensuring a user-friendly experience, and optimizing the website for search engine visibility. Additionally, you will oversee the job board, regularly posting and promoting marketing job opportunities in the Detroit area. You will collaborate closely with the chapter's executive board, content creators, and marketing professionals to ensure accurate and relevant information is displayed. The ideal candidate should have a strong knowledge of website management, proficiency in content management systems, and a keen eye for design. This volunteer position offers a unique opportunity to contribute to the AMA Detroit Chapter's online presence and provide valuable resources for marketing professionals and job seekers in the community.
As the Graphics Chair, you will play a pivotal role in visually representing the chapter's brand and creating compelling graphics for various marketing materials. Your responsibilities will include designing eye-catching visuals for social media posts, event promotions, website content, and other marketing collaterals. You will collaborate closely with the VP of Communications to ensure the graphics align with the chapter's messaging and branding guidelines. The ideal candidate should have experience with Canva, a keen eye for aesthetics, and a passion for creating visually appealing and impactful designs. This volunteer position offers a unique opportunity to showcase your design skills, contribute to the chapter's marketing efforts, and elevate the visual presence of AMA Detroit.
As the Content Chair, you will be responsible for developing and managing high-quality content that aligns with the chapter's goals and engages its target audience. Your key responsibilities will include creating compelling articles, blog posts, newsletters, and other written materials that provide valuable insights and resources to members and the marketing community in Detroit. You will collaborate closely with the VP of Communications to develop content strategies, conduct research, and ensure consistency in tone and messaging. The ideal candidate should have excellent writing and editing skills, a strong understanding of marketing principles, and a passion for producing engaging and informative content. This volunteer position offers a unique opportunity to showcase your writing abilities, shape the chapter's content strategy, and contribute to the professional growth of marketers in the Detroit area.
Chair of Internal/External Market Research Projects and Events
As the Chair of Internal/External Market Research Projects and Events, you will be responsible for overseeing and conducting market research initiatives both internally within the chapter. Your main responsibilities will include designing and executing market research projects, collecting, and analyzing Chapter data such as surveys, web and social analytics, etc., and delivering actionable insights and recommendations. Additionally, you will organize and coordinate research-focused events such as seminars, panel discussions, and workshops to educate members and the marketing community on the latest research methodologies and trends. The ideal candidate should have a strong background in market research, proficiency in data analysis tools, and excellent project management skills. This volunteer position offers a unique opportunity to drive data-driven decision-making and provide valuable market insights to the AMA Detroit Chapter and its stakeholders.
New Member Chair
As the New Member Chair, you will play a vital role in ensuring a positive onboarding experience for new members joining the chapter. Your responsibilities will include reaching out to new members, providing them with relevant information about AMA Detroit, and helping them navigate the resources and benefits available to them. You will coordinate new member orientation sessions, deliver the New Member Welcome Kit, and facilitate connections between new members and existing chapter members. The ideal candidate should have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, a passion for fostering community engagement, and a strong understanding of the AMA Detroit Chapter's mission and offerings. This volunteer position offers a unique opportunity to make new members feel valued and supported, and to help them get the most out of their membership.
Member Engagement Chair
As the Member Engagement Chair, you will play a pivotal role in cultivating a strong sense of community and fostering meaningful connections among chapter members. Your responsibilities will include organizing and coordinating a variety of engagement initiatives in collaboration with other AMA Detroit committees, such as networking events, social activities, and mentorship programs. Additionally, you will collaborate with the VP of Membership to develop and implement strategies that promote member participation and satisfaction. The ideal candidate should have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, a passion for building relationships, and a commitment to enhancing member experiences. This volunteer position offers a unique opportunity to make a positive impact on the AMA Detroit Chapter by creating a vibrant and inclusive community that supports the professional growth and success of its members.
Volunteer Engagement Chair
The American Marketing Association (AMA) Detroit Chapter is seeking a dedicated and passionate individual to serve as the Volunteer Engagement Chair. As the Volunteer Engagement Chair, you will play a crucial role in recruiting, coordinating, and recognizing the efforts of volunteers within the chapter. Your responsibilities will include identifying volunteer opportunities, matching volunteers with suitable roles, and providing ongoing support and guidance. You will collaborate closely with committee chairs and board members to understand their needs and ensure volunteers are effectively utilized. Additionally, you will work with the Events Committee to organize volunteer appreciation events and recognition programs to express gratitude for their contributions. The ideal candidate should have excellent communication and organizational skills, a passion for engaging and empowering volunteers, and a strong commitment to the mission and vision of AMA Detroit. This volunteer position offers a unique opportunity to build a strong volunteer community and make a significant impact on the success of the chapter's initiatives.
Vice President of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
As the Vice President of DEI, you will be responsible for driving initiatives that promote diversity, equity, and inclusion within the chapter and the broader marketing community in Detroit. Your key responsibilities will include developing and implementing strategies to foster a diverse and inclusive membership base, organizing educational programs and workshops to raise awareness and understanding of DEI issues, and advocating for equitable practices and opportunities within the marketing industry. Additionally, you will collaborate closely with the executive board and committees to ensure that DEI considerations are integrated into all chapter activities. The ideal candidate should have a deep understanding of DEI principles, excellent leadership and communication skills, and a strong commitment to advancing DEI in the marketing field. This volunteer position offers a unique opportunity to make a lasting impact by creating a more inclusive and equitable marketing community.