Board of Directors

MichaelRichardson

Michael Richardson

Chris Rinere

Chris Rinere

Niemi

Katie Niemi

Stevens

Jeremiah Stevens

Drew Ladochi

Drew Ladochi

Gately

Pete Gately

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Yvette Holt

JasonTopping

Jason Topping

Katie Villalobos

Katie Villalobos

Whittaker

Adam Whittaker

What does the CMSA Main Board: Executive Directors do?

The Chicago Metropolitan Sports Association Main Board: Executive Directors is looking for all eligible CMSA members to step up in a volunteer, leadership role within the organization as an Executive Director

We are looking for CMSA folks who are dedicated, motivated, and inspired to create change within the organization and interested in these types of tasks below:

  • Enhance the CMSA member experience for new, current, and/or those interested
  • Any related non-profit experience (particularly with management, analytics, support, and community service)
  • Experience with social media and online marketing including any social media community managers or content creators and content managers
  • Building community partnerships across Chicagoland and beyond
  • Creating inclusivity and building our community
  • A lover of data, analytics, and using numbers to shed light on possible issues or answers
  • Passion for working with people of all socioeconomic levels, cultures, backgrounds, etc.
  • Identify and develop leadership training, education, and teaching of members, leaders, and volunteers within the organization
  • Recognition or awards programs for the entire organization and individual sports leagues
  • Improving the organizational operations and processes
  • Designing surveys, reviewing user research, and/or learning more about how to make the organization better
  • Experience with corporate or sponsor philanthropy or interests
  • Hands-on creative solution experience (e.g. graphic design, visual design, user experience design)
  • And also open to other ideas, skills, and thoughts too

Expectations:

  • Strong organizational skills
  • Lead the direction and delivery of projects or items with the assistance of the Directors at Large
  • Demonstrate effective communication
  • Participate and deliver updates within monthly meetings
  • Knowledge of the CMSA experience and rules
  • Ability to delegate responsibility
  • Work with the CMSA Executive Board, Commissioners, and leaders to complete necessary Park District paperwork
  • Respect and positive leadership with officials, members, CMSA Main Board, Park District, and sponsors
  • Protect the health, safety, trust, and sense of connection within the organization
  • Identify methods to create more operational efficiency and methods that benefit the organization
  • Promote the league and CMSA
  • Identify your goals for CMSA
  • Manage your time responsibly
  • Have fun!
  • If elected, this is a TWO-year commitment
  • Typically ranges from 4-10 hrs* per month (Depending on time dedicated and available)
  • 3 openings are available

If any of these are interesting to you, please strongly consider applying and talking with us. CMSA, much like many other organizations, gets better when members stand up and share the 'how' and 'why' behind their ideas, and then execute them.

Time Commitment:

  • varies per month -- each of us on the Board maintains full-time jobs and participates in sports/manages other sports as well and has our lives to lead too.

Projects/Tasks:

  • For the Board, there is a Strategic Plan that is ready to go for the next 7 years that has 31 projects over that span of time (5 for 2022, 5 for 2024, and 11 for 2026) all tied to organizational culture, operational efficiency, and effectiveness, and community engagement, safety, and development.
  • As a whole board, we have the direction we know we want to head for the next 7 years and we will work together to get them done with the priorities being the 1-year goals and doing what we can to further the 2024 and 2026 goals.

Roles/Responsibilities of the Board:

  • The expectation of the Board is to continue moving the organization in a better direction. The roles include President, Vice President of Athletics, Vice President of Operations, Secretary, and Treasurer in addition to the Directors at Large. Each of the roles has a bit more flexibility in what they can 'own' or pursue especially if it interests them.
  • Most of us have joined the CMSA Executive Board because we want to make CMSA a better experience for members and part of that is from some background operational improvements but most of it comes with the culture we create and how we are identifying ways to help the organization get better.

Are you interested in helping to grow and lead the CMSA organization? Submit your interest and any thoughts, ideas, and strategies to run CMSA including relevant former experiences that would make them a great fit on the CMSA Main Board.

Members may nominate members who are current CMSA members and in good standing for at least one year.

Ready to apply?

Complete the Google Form by June 15th, 2022

What does the CMSA Main Board: Appointed Members do?

The Chicago Metropolitan Sports Association Main Board: Appointed Members is looking for all eligible CMSA members to step up in a volunteer, leadership role within the organization as an Appointed Member.

We are looking for CMSA folks who are dedicated, motivated, and inspired to create change within the organization and interested in these types of tasks below:

  • Enhance the CMSA member experience
  • Participate in monthly meetings and the delivery of projects or items with Executive Directors
  • Bring forward any related non-profit experience (particularly with management, analytics, support, and community service)
  • Experience with social media and online marketing including any social media community managers or content creators and content managers
  • Build and sustain community partnerships across Chicagoland and beyond
  • Create inclusivity and grow a sense of community amongst members
  • A lover of data, analytics, and using numbers to shed light on possible issues or answers
  • Passion for working with people of all socioeconomic levels, cultures, backgrounds, etc.
  • Identify and develop leadership training, education, and teaching of members, leaders, and volunteers within the organization
  • Recognition or awards programs for the entire organization and individual sports leagues
  • Improving the organizational operations and processes
  • Designing surveys, reviewing user research, and/or learning more about how to make the organization better
  • Experience with corporate or sponsor philanthropy or interests
  • Hands-on creative solution experience (e.g. graphic design, visual design, user experience design)
  • And also open to other ideas, skills, and thoughts too
  • If nominated and chosen, this is a 1-year commitment
  • 6 openings are available

Time Commitment:

  • Varies per month but is usually in the range of about 3-4 hours per month

Projects/Tasks:

  • For the organization, there is a Strategic Plan that is ready to go and has projects that spread across the next 7 years  (5 for 2022, 5 for 2024, and 11 for 2026) all tied to organizational culture, operational efficiency, and effectiveness, and community engagement, safety, and development.

Roles/Responsibilities of the Board:

  • Most of us have joined the CMSA Executive Board because we want to make CMSA a better experience for members and part of that is from some background operational improvements but most of it comes with the culture we create and how we are identifying ways to help the organization get better.

Are you interested in helping to grow and lead the CMSA organization? Submit your interest and any thoughts, ideas, and strategies to run CMSA including relevant former experiences that would make them a great fit for an Appointed Member role on the CMSA Main Board.

Members may nominate members who are current CMSA members and in good standing for at least one year.

Ready to apply?

Complete the Google Form by June 15th, 2022