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Employment Opportunities

Employment Opportunities

At Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership, we believe that having the right people in the right positions is the most important ingredient to create vibrant organizations that strenthen and sustain communities. That's why it's our pleasure to do everything we can to create a shidduch (Yiddish for "match") between organizations and the leaders who will best serve them.

In that spirit, here you'll find any open positions for our own staff plus career resources and select positions at other organizations.


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As a service to Spertus Institute students, alumni, and the community, it is our pleasure to offer a free listing service for positions available at Jewish community organizations and other nonprofit employers.

Posted here are high-level positions geared toward candidates who have completed graduate degrees or graduate level certificate programs. Not in this select group? You might want to think about this: According to a Pew Research Center study of education level and salary, having "a bachelor's degree continues to pay off but a master's earns even more." In fact, the research found that median earnings for those with professional and doctorate degrees grew 34%.

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Here are some of our favorite resources for those posting or seeking new positions in the Jewish community or at organizations in the wider nonprofit arena.

  • Idealist
    Resources and information relevant to nonprofit community members including jobs, internships, graduate school programs, nonprofit organizations, and volunteer opportunities worldwide.

  • Nonprofit Organizations of Illinois (
    A longtime fixture in the Chicago-area nonprofit community for those seeking jobs and those seeking quality employees. Now managed by Lumity, this is Illinois' largest nonprofit job board. Also posts internships and volunteers opportunities.

  • Higher Ed Jobs
    The name says it all. Local, regional, national, and international.

  • Association of Fundraising Professionals
    International job board of development and fundraising positions.

  • Chronicle of Higher Education
    National resources, news, and job postings related to higher education.

  • Jewish Jobs
    Clearinghouse for job postings at nonprofit Jewish communal organizations.

  • Jobs at Hillel
    Just what it says. All across the United States and Canada.