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Executive Vice-President/Chief Operating Officer

Chicago Association of Neighborhood Development Organizations

Job Description

To provide overall direction for CANDO’s daily operations, setting a tone of common mission and professionalism for the organization’s staff. To provide programmatic oversight, while exploring new policies and initiatives, assuring the effectiveness of the organization. The EVP/COO will work at all times in close partnership with the President/CEO, the Board of Directors, and with other senior management team members. The EVP/COO will assume the responsibilities of the President/CEO in his absence.

Areas of Responsibility

Organizational Management

  • Supervise and assist staff to ensure duties and projects related to CANDO’s mission are completed in an innovative, effective and timely manner.
  • Ensure the capacity of staff to perform quality work on a day-to-day basis through staff meetings, internal and/or external assessments and individual staff performance evaluations.
  • Support in managing the direction of all membership efforts of CANDO.
  • Oversee on-going activities and working groups to engage and strengthen members.
  • Coordinate event planning.
  • Identify and pursue new opportunities.


  • Ensure the short term and long term fiscal stability of the organization through fundraising, adequate budget planning, execution, and fiscal reporting to the board and funders.
  • As a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI), maintain relationships and recruit new capital investors for CANDO’s Self Employment Loan Fund [SELF].
  • Supervise functions related to invoicing/vouchering and manage accounts receivable and payable.

General Administrative

  • Enhance the organization in operational areas related to facilities, technology and marketing of products and services.
  • Manage government contracting and responses to RFPs, RFQs, and NOFAs.
  • Direct the planning and operation of administrative functions, which include but are not limited to: human resources, insurance, management information services, legal, research, purchasing, and office services.


  • Must have at least 5 years of senior management experience in a complex organization, having demonstrated effectiveness as a manager, including organizational change and project team building.
  • Graduate degree or equivalent training in business administration, finance, public or non-profit administration.
  • Proficiency in budget development, technology management and governmental contracting.
  • Demonstrated strong strategic thinking and problem solving skills.
  • History of involvement with community development desirable.

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.

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