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Executive Director Job Posting


Jewish Neighborhood Development Council is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Executive Director


Mission: Initiate and implement programs and projects to improve the neighborhood, which currently include the following JNDCC initiatives (as of 12/21/18)

  • Park 538 (natural area being created along northshore channel of Chicago River), is in second stage of construction; liaison with governmental entities who will assure completion including naming, interpretive environmental signage, access points, programming

  • Bringing art to public spaces in WRP

  • Neighborhood advocacy to promote occupancy/improvement of the retail spaces on Touhy west of California and on Devon

  • Attract more home-based businesses to commercial spaces

  • Promote and facilitate development of kosher food court through pop-up presence or other models

  • Facilitate community input in renovation of Horwich Jewish Community Center

  • Join with WR Chamber to market the neighborhood, and assure the implementation of a technological incubator/shared space location

  • Staff Board of Trustees

  • Perform management functions

  • Serve as liaison with government and community organizations




Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent; 3 years experience in a non-profit organization; self-starter; passion for neighborhood development; exceptional people skills; understanding of Jewish community;  connection with WRP and/or nearby neighborhoods;  a desire to network/outreach to individuals and organizations within and beyond the Jewish community; good communicator; sets a priority for follow-up and follow-through; comfortable working with volunteers.


Salary Range: Commensurate based on experience.


Qualified applicants should e-mail resume to Howard Rieger at

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