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Chicago Association of Neighborhood Development Organizations (CANDO)

Position:  Director of Business Finance

Job Description

To provide overall direction for CANDO’s Business Finance initiatives and to expand CANDO’s Self Employment Loan Fund [SELF], while maintaining the quality of its portfolio. The Director of Business Finance will work at all times in close partnership with the President/CEO, Executive Vice President/COO, and members of the Board of Directors. Areas of Responsibility

Manage CANDO’s Self Employment Loan Fund [SELF]

  • Market SELF to technical assistance providers, banks, CANDO members and other networks.
  • Underwrite and structure micro-loans.
  • Staff Loan Committee.
  • Responsible for closing documentation and disbursement of loan proceeds.
  • Manage loan portfolio and pursue aggressive collection steps if necessary.
  • Prepare quarterly reports for capital investors and CANDO board.
  • Provide advice and counsel for individuals pursuing entrepreneurial opportunities.
  • Recruit and supervise interns and assistants as funding allows.

Community Economic Development Finance

  • Staff Community Economic Development Finance Working Group of board directors and CANDO members.
  • Lead in the effort to increase members’ capacity to identify and access financing for economic development opportunities.
  • Design and implement new private sector resources and products for financing community economic development.
  • Explore and pursue new governmental programs for financing community economic development.
  • Participate as active member of the Chicago CRA Coalition to improve access to capital for small businesses.

Small Business Development & Finance

  • Actively market and package applications for SBA Community Express loans.
  • Provide post-loan technical assistance to Community Express borrowers.
  • Conduct / co-sponsor training seminars to address small business development issues
  • Serve as information clearing house for small business loan products and services.


Must have at least 3 years of business development and/or lending experience. Graduate degree or equivalent training in business administration and finance.
Competitive salary with full benefit package.

Please send cover letter listing attributes and experience with resume to:
Ted Wysocki, President & CEO, CANDO
123 W. Madison, Suite 1100; Chicago, IL 60602-4589
Fax: (312) 372-2637 Email:

No Phone Calls Please. Request for confidentiality will be honored.

CANDO is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Non-Smoking Environment

     The Civic Committee of the Commercial Club of Chicago

 Position: Director, Economic Development

The Civic Committee of the Commercial Club of Chicago is a private non-profit
organization whose members hold senior executive positions in leading Chicago
area businesses, professional service organizations and educational
institutions.  The mission of the Civic Committee is to stimulate and encourage
the growth of the area?s economy and its ability to provide for its people.  The
Committee works to protect and improve those parts of the regional business
environment on which employers depend: strong education and training systems;
sound and effective local government services; superior transportation and
communication networks; and reasonable local tax and regulatory structures.

This Director reports to the President of the Civic Committee.
Working with the President and members, the Director is responsible for shaping
and implementing the economic development agenda and developing collaborative
relationships with appropriate government and community organizations.  The
Director represents the Civic Committee economic development agenda in dealing
with other business and policy groups and officials in state and local
government.  The activities include project implementation and advocacy to
improve governmental policies that impact the region?s economic health.
Currently, the Director manages initiatives in a number of areas, including the

·    Inner-City Business Development,
·    Emerging Markets Retail Study,
·    High Tech Marketing and Workforce Development
·    North Branch of the Chicago River Redevelopment Project

Minimum of 7 to 10 years experience in public policy, economic
development or related field.  Strong conceptual thinking, analytical and
communication skills are essential.  Ability to work collaboratively is
critical.  Candidates with an advanced degree in a relevant field are strongly

Commensurate with experience.  Benefits include health insurance,
pension program, dental, life and disability insurance.

To Apply:
Send resume and letter of interest to Heather Steans, 21 South
Clark Street, Suite 3120, Chicago, Illinois, 60603 or fax to 312-853-1209 or
email  No telephone calls please.

Jane Addams Hull House Association

To apply for a position, please send your resume with a cover letter to the contact person listed. Applicants will be considered without regard to race, creed, color, gender, age, national origin, disability, or veteran status. Please respect our no phone calls policy.

To learn more about Hull House Association, visit us on the Internet at


Position Description:
Assist in development, promotion, and implementation of specific training programs for low to moderate income individuals seeking to start or expand a business. Tasks include community needs assessment, promotion, recruitment, enrollment, follow-up, research, individual technical assistance, and database maintenance.

Master s degree from an accredited college or university in business development or BA with equivalent combination of education and experience. A graduate degree is preferred. Some working knowledge of basic computer skills, including word processing, spreadsheet, database, and on-line telecommunications. Knowledge of good business practices, experience with not-for-profit or other agencies engaged in business assistance, and prior experience in business analysis or self-employment.

Apply to:Kathleen Robbins,Parkway, 500 E. 67th St., Chicago, IL 60637



Position Description:
Assist in the promotion and implementation of small business training programs for low to moderate income individuals, including special classes for Vietnamese, Spanish speaking, or other cultures. Tasks include community needs assessment, recruitment, follow-up, and database maintenance.

Bachelor s degree from a four year college or university in business, economic development, or a related field or equivalent combination of education and experience. Some working knowledge of basic computer skills, including word processing, spreadsheet, database, and on-line telecommunications. Knowledge of good business practices, including experience with not-for-profit or other agencies engaged in business assistance is desired.

Apply to: Curtis Roeschley, Uptown Center, 4520 N. Beacon, Chicago, IL 60640

Postion:CLERICAL AIDE PT/10-14 hrs.week

Position Description:
Perform routine clerical duties including but not limited to: compiling records and reports, addressing and stuffing envelopes, copying data, answering telephone, collating material, record keeping and filing, and use of non-complex office machines.

High school diploma or GED equivalent desired but not required. Position requires ability to read and write legibly, and communicate effectively with clients.

Apply to: Kathleen Robbins,Parkway, 500 E. 67th St., Chicago, IL 60637

Lincoln Square Chamber of Commerce

Position:  Executive Administrator

Position Description:

  • Work along with our Executive Director and develop and manage activities relative to membership, promotion, funds procurement, grant writing and managing newly formed SSA.
  • Additional duties and responsibilities will be determined based on experience.

Bachelor's degree in business, liberal arts or other appropriate field. Two years of professional experience.

Apply to:
Search Committee-LSCC, c/o Karl Riehn, 4541 N. Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60625 or email resume to




The Program Manager is primarily responsible for the management of members services, programming, and membership recruitment, under the direction of the Executive Director. The individual is also assigned basic secretarial and clerical duties to assist the Executive Director in the management of the Chamber.

Position Description:

  • Maintains membership records, dues records, and data bases
  • Manages dues collection process, from initial to follow-up calls/mailings
  • Contacts/visits all members at least once a year
  • Provides/refers technical assistance requests from members regarding loan options, city, state, federal programs, city services, and businesses and social services in the community
  • Produces a members' and businesses directory and a Chamber s brochure
  • Maintains an updated business census and vacancies
  • Recruits new members through visits and other contacts
  • Answers the telephone and basic inquiries regarding Chamber services
  • Serves as receptionist to Chamber visitors and at Chamber functions
  • Types/word processes letters, memos, notices, minutes, agendas , reports, newsletters , and other documents
  • Maintains all Chamber files, correspondences, and records
  • Operates and maintains office equipment- personal computer, fax/printer, copier, and electronic typewriter
  • Assists in the production of the Chambergram as needed
  • Other duties as assigned

Bachelor's degree in communications, marketing, or related field

  • Good communication and people skills
  • Computer literate at least in word processing; other application knowledge helpful
  • Prior sales/administrative experience and knowledge of Uptown desirable

Commensurate with experience

To Apply
Send Resume to Executive Director, Uptown Chamber of Commerce, 4753 N Broadway, Suite 822, Chicago, IL 60640. Phone: 773/878-1184; Fax: 773/878-3678.


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