Governance Manager – Careers In Nonprofits Inc – Chicago, IL

CAREERS IN NONPROFITS INC. is a full-service staffing firm that works exclusively with the nonprofit sector.

We are currently in search of a Governance Manager for a Healthcare Association in the Northwest Suburbs, Chicago, IL. This is a full time, permanent assignment. If you or a friend may be interested in pursuing this opportunity please submit a resume to with “Governance Manager” in the subject line.

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ORGANIZATION TYPE: Healthcare Association

LOCATION: Northwest Suburbs, Chicago, IL

POSITION TITLE: Governance Manager

SALARY: $60K-$70K

POSITION OVERVIEW: The Governance Manager will oversee a wide range of governance administration within the healthcare association and will also be responsible for executive support. Reporting to the Associate Executive Director, s/he will have experience working in an association setting and superior written communication skills. The ideal candidate will be flexible, adaptable to shifting priorities, and aware of policies and procedures within association settings.


Oversee all aspects of the association’s governance structure and be the point of contact for internal members, committees and councils, and other third parties.
Coordinate all meetings and events for councils, committees, and subcommittees.
Maintain and continuously update all committee mission statements, membership details, and terms of service on a daily basis.
Assist the Executive Director and Associate Executive Director in all communications internally and externally.
Monitor and respond to issues with any of the 45 committees within the association.
Act as the staff liaison to affiliated organizations and record representation of the association at various industry events.
Communicate new voting policies to new and existing members and respond to feedback where appropriate.
Coordinate fellowship award programs as well as travel programs for specific members and leadership.
Periodically prepare revisions to policies and procedures in collaboration with Executive leadership and specific committees.
Utilize IMIS and association website to record all governance lists and activities.


Bachelor’s degree required.
Minimum of three years of association experience required.
Governance and administration experience within membership associations strongly preferred.
Superior organizational and administrative skills with a pro-active approach to projects desired.
Experience supporting executive level staff both in-office and nationwide.
Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to prioritize different projects.
Superior knowledge of association office procedures and practices.
Ability to travel up to 8 days a year for local and national meetings.
Strong MS Office skills required; familiarity with iMIS databases a plus.

Due to the high volume of applications we receive, we regretfully can only respond to those candidates who best meet the requirements of a specific position or whose backgrounds are generally applicable to our client base. Please rest assured that we retain all candidate information for possible future matches, even if you do not hear from us in regard to your application in response to this ad.

How to apply

Send a Word version of your resume to