Building Owners and Managers Association of Chicago (BOMA/Chicago), the oldest BOMA local association in the world, is a trade association that represents the interests of the Chicago office building industry. Membership includes 239 commercial office, institutional and public buildings and 169 companies that provide commercial building services to support operational excellence. BOMA/Chicago members constitute approximately 80 percent of all rentable office space and more than 98 percent of rentable space in Class A buildings downtown.
BOMA/Chicago continues to be a leader in drafting new building codes, advancing fire and life safety measures, negotiating mutually beneficial labor agreements and enhancing energy efficiency and sustainability practices on behalf of its members.
BOMA/Chicago seeks a proven executive-level leader whose career in a similar-size or larger national association, or comparable business enterprise, has been noted by their ability to chart a path forward with exceptional communication skills and servant leadership approach. This person must exhibit success in collaborating with and convening diverse stakeholders sharing common interests and values so that the tactics and strategic goals of the organization are pursued in a collegial, transparent and highly participatory manner. While not required, individuals with experience in real estate and/or advocacy are encouraged to apply.
The successful candidate will have a proven record in building strategic activities and partnerships on behalf of an organization or association; a creative approach to marketing and branding; strong negotiation skills and a comfort level being the face of the organization. This individual will be a leader who can develop and support a team of professional employees through effective management, delegation, professional development and confident decision making. A proven track record in building a strong, positive culture of support and a team focus is key. The qualified candidate will possess a high level of business and financial acumen.
This person should demonstrate an ability to both raise the profile of BOMA/Chicago and to support the best interests of members. Experience working with stakeholders to build new business and political relationships, partnerships and expanded membership is highly desired. Along with these skills, some of the important personal attributes for this position include authenticity, strategic problem-solving, a proactive approach, charisma, diplomacy/political savvy, nimbleness, and a sense of humor.
An undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university is required. An advanced degree is preferred. Demonstration of continuing professional education, accreditation in a professional field and/or nonprofit board leadership would be highly desirable.
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For more information about BOMA/Chicago, visit www.bomachicago.org
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