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Calumet Area Industrial Commission

Chicago-based Industrial/Economic Development Organization seeking an Executive Director responsible for membership development and advocacy, government relations, community outreach, media relations, and administration of the organization. Qualified applicants should possess demonstrated, excellent leadership, communications, and team building skills, minimum 5 years business or association management experience, with strong planning, budget, and administrative skills. Advanced business degree(s) with grant writing experience preferred.

AA/EEO Employer

Responses from ad should be sent to:

Donald Krueger

Pullman Bank and Trust

1000 East 111th Street

Chicago, IL 60628

 Metropolitan Planning Council

Position:  Urban Development Associate

Chicago Neighborhood Zoning Project


Founded in 1934, the Metropolitan Planning Council (MPC) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan group of business and civic leaders committed to serving the public interest through the promotion and implementation of sensible planning and development policies necessary for a world-class Chicago region. MPC conducts policy analysis, outreach and advocacy in partnership with public officials and community leaders to improve equity of opportunity and quality of life throughout metropolitan Chicago.

Position Description

Manage a two-year community engagement effort that will create neighborhood vision plans for four Chicago communities as part of a citywide zoning code rewrite

  • Complete a "Neighborhood Guide to Zoning" to be used as a resource for local communities
  • Supervise consultants and coordinate with neighborhood partners during the community planning efforts
  • Use the neighborhood vision plans and best practices on affordable housing, transit-centered development, open space and urban design to draft citywide neighborhood development guidelines
  • Continue advocacy on MPC s priorities of zoning reform
  • Spearhead outreach on zoning reform to community organizations
  • Participate in other City of Chicago planning efforts, such as the Central Area Vision Plan
  • Organize occasional review of major development and redevelopment projects and policies in Chicago

Qualifications & skills


  • Undergraduate degree
  • Familiarity with community economic development, housing, infrastructure, urban planning, and zoning issues in the Chicago region
  • Strong writing, interpersonal communications, computer, and organizational skills
  • Knowledge of Chicago neighborhoods and community based organizations


  • Graduate degree in urban planning, public administration, or related fields
  • At least two years related work experience

To apply

Send cover letter and resume to Peter Skosey, VP of External Relations, Metropolitan Planning Council, 25 E. Washington St., Suite 1600, Chicago IL 60602; or fax to 312-922-5619; or email No phone calls.

MPC is an Equal Opportunity Employer


The Civic Committee of The Commercial Club of Chicago
      Position:   POLICY ANALYST

The Civic Committee of The Commercial Club of Chicago, a privately funded
economic development group which studies issues affecting the regional economy, is seeking candidates for the position of Economic Development Policy Analyst.
The Commercial Club of Chicago was founded in 1877 and is best known for itswork in support Daniel Burnham?s 1909 Plan of Chicago.  Most recently the Club has engaged its members in the Metropolis Project which seeks to develop a public policy framework for metropolitan Chicago for the 21st century.
Position Describtion:
Candidate will be responsible for conducting research and analyzing
current and anticipated public policy issues related to the Civic Committee's
task forces and projects aimed at improving the Chicago regional economy.  Someof the areas of involvement include aviation, high tech, workforce development,and business development.
Strong writing, research, and analytical skills are essential.
Candidate should have 3 to 5 years of relevant experience.  Candidates with an
advanced degree in a related field and/or knowledge are especially encouraged toapply.
Competitive salary based upon experience.  Benefits include
health insurance, pension program, dental, life insurance and disability

To apply:
Send resume and letter of interest to Lisa Miceli, 21 South Clark
Street #3120, Chicago, Illinois 60603 (fax: 312-853-1209) or e-mail at  No phone calls please.  EOE.

Bethel New Life
Position: Director of Industrial Development
Responsible for:
  • Managing and administering Bethel's industrial division.
  • Ensures development of industrial development projects.

Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree in related field, Master preferred

Apply to: Human Resources, Bethel New Life, Inc., 4950 W. Thomas, Chicago, IL 60651 Fax 773.473.7871

Woodstock Institute
Position: Research/Project Associate

The Woodstock Institute is seeking an individual to join its staff as a junior project associate. The Institute is a non-profit applied research and policy organization. It has a small core staff that works locally and nationally with community-based organizations, financial institutions, foundations, and government to increase access to affordable capital and credit and to promote economic development in low- and moderate-income neighborhoods. The Institute's tools are applied research, technical assistance, coalition building, and public education. Woodstock Institute has a substantial publications list of policy analyses, how-to manuals, and good practice guides on community reinvestment, residential lending, community development financial institutions, small business lending and economic development.

Responsibilities include: 

  • Project participation: contribute to data analyses, qualitative analyses, and report writing
  • Technical assistance: respond to requests for information on reinvestment and economic development issues, and manage small technical assistance projects with non-profit groups. 
  • Keeping track of developments in the reinvestment and economic development field through the press, the Internet, professional groups, and personal contacts.  


  • At least a bachelor's degree in a relevant social science. 
  • Good training in quantitative and qualitative research methods and computer applications.  Preferred experience includes spreadsheet and the Internet. GIS experience a plus. 
  • Facility at writing for a variety of audiences. 
  • Ability to interact with Woodstock's diverse local and national constituencies. 
  • Some experience and interest in reinvestment and/or community development. 


Commensurate with skills and experience. Excellent benefits including heath and dental insurance, paid vacations and holidays, and contribution to retirement plan.

To Apply:

Send resume, writing sample, list of references and salary history to Patricia Woods, Woodstock Institute, 407 South Dearborn, Suite 550, Chicago, IL 60605 or fax (312) 427-4007. The Institute will begin to review applications immediately. No phone calls or email.

  • The Woodstock Institute is an equal opportunity employer
  • Minority candidates are especially encouraged to apply. 
  • More information about the Institute can be found on its website, 


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