The German American Chamber of Commerce® of the Midwest (GACC Midwest / AHK USA-Chicago), headquartered in Chicago with a branch office in Michigan, was founded in 1963. GACC Midwest is an integral part of the network of German Chambers of Commerce Abroad (AHKs) with 140 offices in 92 countries around the globe. Our continuing mission is to promote and assist in the expansion of bilateral trade and investment between Germany and the United States, especially the Midwest. Our organization combines elements of a trade commission, a membership association, and a professional consultancy - quite a unique concept in international trade promotion.

GACC Midwest is seeking a full-time Coordinator, Events & Membership to support our team. Please note that this position will be based out of our office in downtown Chicago and is not a telecommuting opportunity.

Your responsibilities may include but are not limited to:

  • Assist with full-cycle event management activities for a wide range of GACC Midwest’s virtual and in-person events e.g., event planning, RSVP and attendee data administration, co-ordination of online-platform set-up, on-site event support etc.
  • Administer GACC Midwest’s Membership database and maintain accurate records for all GACC Midwest members and partners
  • In close cooperation with our Accounting department, ensure accurate invoicing procedures related to membership fees and all other invoicing and accounting processes within the Membership & Events department

Who are we looking for? Ideally, you are:

  • Self-motivated and highly dedicated
  • Proactive and highly responsive with a strong attention to detail and high-level of accountability
  • Familiar with CRM systems and the importance of keeping data up to date
  • Familiar with invoicing and accounting procedures
  • Available to attend Chamber and partner events, including outside of normal business hours
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications and website content management
  • A team player

German language skills are a plus, but not necessarily needed.


Salary: Commensurate with experience

Benefits: Medical, dental, life, LTD, 401K

Vacation: 20 days plus all Federal holidays