About Chicago Jobs Council

The Chicago Jobs Council’s (CJC) vision is that all people, regardless of where they start or where they’ve been, can access employment as a pathway out of poverty. CJC moves people out of poverty through employment using on-the-ground expertise, advocacy, and capacity-building. Since it was established in 1981, CJC’s membership has grown to include over 100 organizations and individuals who work together to influence the development and reform of public policies and programs designed to move people out of poverty, into the workforce and into better jobs.

For more information, please visit: https://www.cjc.net/

About the Opportunity

The next Executive Director will lead an agenda of capacity building, member engagement and policy advocacy in a rapidly changing landscape. To sustain the organization’s work over the long term, the Executive Director will build a more diversified portfolio of funding sources, with a priority to secure funding from new sources such as social enterprise activities. The Executive Director will also be responsible for managing finances and overseeing a cost-effective and responsive organizational structure that maximizes the contribution of CJC’s professional staff. This is an ideal opportunity for a leader committed to social justice and racial equity, experienced in the workforce development field, entrepreneurial and business-minded in approach, and with an understanding of the people and communities that benefit from CJC’s work in the Chicago region and beyond to a national level.

For best consideration, please apply by May 13, 2021.

Click here to view the full position description, essential qualifications, and application instructions.

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