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Project Specialist

Turnaround Management Association
Chicago, IL
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description

Are you searching for a position where you can utilize your strong organizational and administrative skills?

Do you have excellent communication skills and enjoy working with a variety of people?

If the answer is yes, Turnaround Management Association is seeking a

Project Specialist

Turnaround Management Association (TMA) is searching for an experienced project management oriented administrative professional. This newly created position will be someone who has precise attention to detail, takes initiative, and has strong communication and meeting coordination skills. Furthermore, this highly visible role will be key in acting as an intermediary for various departments and volunteer committees for TMA and much more!

Who is TMA?

Turnaround Management Association (TMA) (non for profit) is the most professionally diverse organization in the corporate restructuring, renewal, and corporate health space. We are a community of professionals who work with companies to improve performance, manage disruption, restructure, work through insolvency, preserve equity, and drive significantly improved results. Established in 1988 and located in downtown Chicago on Wacker Drive, TMA has nearly 10,000 members in 54 chapters worldwide, including 35 North American chapters. Members include turnaround practitioners, attorneys, accountants, advisors, liquidators, consultants, as well as academic, government employees, and members of the judiciary. TMA provides members the opportunity to network and attend educational sessions to hone skills and expand their contacts. For more information about our organization please visit us at

What is the Opportunity?

Under the leadership of the Chief of Staff, the Project Specialist will work directly with the CEO, volunteer committees, Executive Board, meeting chairs, and TMA staff to coordinate meetings, project management, and the awards program. Specifically, they would be responsible for the following:

  • Staff liaison to the Awards Committee: prepare and distribute agendas and materials, host committee calls, establish nominations and submission processes, support committee members during the review process, track and compile award submissions, communicate with award winners
  • Manage the distribution of awards and trophies including ordering and shipping trophies/certificates for all TMA award programs
  • Coordinate the logistics of all Board and committee activities, including managing schedules, distributing agendas, arranging meetings/calls and maintaining a calendar of activities
  • Work with CEO, Chief of Staff, and others to coordinate and prepare agendas, presentations, and other related documents
  • Maintain Board and committee rosters, track terms and rotations, and ensure vacancies are filled in a timely manner
  • Ensure efficient use of Association Management System (AMS) tools and Microsoft/SharePoint to create, maintain, and organize documents and files
  • Prepare and proofread/edit any committee material to share with the Board
  • Organize Board nominations materials
  • Support the CEO and Chief of Staff in a variety of governance projects; collaborate with others within the organization as needed
  • Other responsibilities as assigned or required

Interviews: Will be held on a virtual basis. Final interview to be held in person.

Job Location: Flexible hybrid work arrangement with two days in the office (Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays) other days virtual.

Relocation assistance will not be provided.

TMA requires employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 as defined by the CDC unless a religious or medical exemption is granted.

What qualifications are needed?

  • Bachelor's degree or an equivalent combination of experience and training
  • Two plus years' administrative/project management experience; association governance or board affairs experience a plus
  • Exceptional organization, time management, attention to detail and communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Experience with Zoom, Asana, and Office 365, specifically Teams, Excel, SharePoint a plus
  • Self-starter that can collaborate across different teams and departments
  • Ability to manage multiple deadlines while ensuring quality and accuracy
  • Possess a commitment to excellence and a desire to exceed expectations
  • Nonprofit and/or prior association experience preferred

What's in it for Me?

  • Medical/Dental/Vision
  • Short and long term disability insurance
  • Life and AD&D insurance
  • Flexible and dependent care plan
  • Transit and parking benefit program
  • 401(K) plan ($1.00 to $1.00, up to 6% TMA match)
  • Unlimited PTO
  • Flexible home & office work options
  • Professional Development Support (company paid professional memberships and training)
  • Chicago office located close to Metra station and public transportation

For consideration, please submit a cover letter and resume by clicking on the apply button.

Turnaround Management Association is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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Turnaround Management Association


Chicago, IL
60606 USA



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