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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 strengthen 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.


OPENING POSITIONS AT SPERTUS INSTITUTE

Manager of Philanthropy
Spertus Institute seeks an experienced fundraising professional to help drive its development function during an exciting period of organizational and operational growth. The successful candidate will report to the Vice President of External Relations and collaborate closely with talented professionals across the development, marketing, recruitment, and events functions. MORE>

Dean of Graduate Jewish Studies
Spertus Institute seeks an experienced academic professional to oversee its Jewish Studies offerings, including masters and doctoral programs offered locally and through distance learning, as well as public programs, exhibits, and library and archival resources. The primary focus of this position is administrative, however the successful candidate will also be appointed to a faculty position at the associate professor or professor level in his or her area of specialization. MORE>

Office Manager
Spertus Institute seeks an Office Manager to coordinate administrative functions across the organization, developing and implementing efficient support structures. This is a new position. MORE>

Director of Enrollment Management
Spertus Institute seeks a highly motivated, communicative, collegial professional to recruit students for its graduate degree and professional programs relating to Jewish Studies and Jewish Leadership. MORE>

Event Production Coordinator
Venue SIX10 is seeking an Event Production Associate to join our growing staff. The position requires a dynamic, customer-service-focused, and detail-oriented team player. MORE>


OPEN POSITIONS IN THE COMMUNITY

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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CAREER RESOURCES

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 (npo.net)
    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.