Program director, snow city arts

Snow City Arts (SCA) inspires and educates children and youth in hospitals through the arts. SCA provides one-on-one and small group instruction in the visual arts, creative writing, theater, music, and media arts to patients at Rush University Children’s Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, and Children’s Hospital University of Illinois. SCA’s curricula in arts education are steeped in studio practices and work in tandem with the National Core Arts Standards and Common Core State Standards. Student workshops are assessed and documented through a customized database and an extensive portfolio archive. The SCA team includes a professional staff of 6; an artistic staff of 11 part-time teaching artists; and numerous interns and volunteers. We are a small but dedicated, efficient, and creative organization with a broad reach.

The Program Director will report to the Executive Director, collaborate with both the Development and Communications Director and Associate, and supervise the Teaching Artist Advisers, Teaching Artists, Administrative Assistant, and the Exhibitions and Partnership Coordinator. The Program Director is responsible for the vision and quality of SCA’s programming, champions the development and implementation of SCA’s project-based curriculum, plays a critical role in implementing strategic initiatives, advances SCA’s assessment and evaluation protocols, and sustains significant external relationships within the arts education and arts in healthcare sectors.

Program Leadership

  • Strategy: Lead the development and implementation of the organization’s programmatic strategic vision
  • Innovation: Direct and adapt SCA’s curriculum and pedagogy to embrace innovation, as well as best practices from the field, and ensure documentation of said curriculum remains up-to-date
  • Connections: Seek and engage in special programming and knowledge-sharing opportunities in the fields of arts education and arts in healthcare to position SCA as a leader in both fields

Strategic Partnerships and Relationship Building

  • Relationships: Work in partnership with the Executive Director and Board of Directors to develop, foster, and sustain strategic relationships in healthcare, arts education, school districts, leading Chicago area cultural institutions, and other relevant fields
  • Reporting: Provide SCA leaders and ambassadors with plans and updates related to program initiatives, partnerships, and projects to ensure appropriate strategies, language, and priorities for marketing and fundraising
  • Expansion: With the Executive Director, work to ensure the growth of SCA by pursuing expansion opportunities

Teaching Artist and Staff Management

  • Supervise: Hire, evaluate, and, when needed, direct disciplinary action of SCA Teaching Artists Advisors and support Teaching Artist Advisors in their role as managers; manage part-time Administrative Assistant and Exhibitions and Partnership Coordinator
  • Teach: Develop SCA projects in chosen discipline and periodically teach students
  • Develop: In collaboration with the Teaching Artist Advisors, set yearly agendas for bi-monthly professional development sessions for Teaching Artists
  • Comply: Ensure the Teaching Artists’ compliance with SCA policies and procedures, including documentation, assessment, and school reporting protocols

Program Documentation, Assessment, and Evaluation

  • Assessment: Oversee the continued development and implementation of SCA’s assessment protocol
  • Theory of Change: Advance the development of SCA’s Theory of Change
  • Database Management: Direct future innovation and development of SCA’ custom-built database, LEO, in partnership with contracted information management team
  • Reporting: Review and analyze pertinent data for reporting and messaging purposes

Curriculum Development and Programmatic Oversight

  • Arts Curriculum: Lead the development and maintenance of project-based arts education curriculum at SCA
  • Approval: Review all artist-developed projects and approve their use in SCA’s curriculum
  • Alignment: In partnership with Teaching Artists, align all SCA projects to approved state and federal learning standards, as well as SCA’s assessment outcomes and best practices
  • Curate: Occasionally serve as lead curator and manage the Curatorial Committee and Exhibitions and Partnership Coordinator in planning and curating SCA exhibits including SCA’s annual event, board events, smaller exhibits, and donor requests

Hospital Administration

  • Compliance: Maintain the SCA’s compliance with HIPAA, FERPA, and other program-related laws and protocols
  • Site Management: Serve as the high-level manager at hospital locations - including managing staff orientation and training, competency requirements, and reporting requirements; act as manager and lead contact at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital
  • Relationship Building: Identify and develop new opportunities to deepen SCA’s engagement with existing hospitals partners

Organizational Administration

  • Policies and Procedures: In partnership with Executive Director, revise and implement policies and procedures
  • Development: In partnership with the Development team, maintain relationships with pertinent grant-making professionals; provide necessary messaging and data for fundraising purposes
  • Clinical Research: Cultivate relationships with medical and educational institutions and individuals that could lead to clinical research involving SCA
  • Board Involvement: Serve as the staff liaison to the Program Committee and serve as a non-voting member of the Expansion Committee; attend and support Governing and Auxiliary Board meetings and projects as needed
  • Budget: Collaborate on the development and management of the annual program budget as well as budgets for installations and other events and projects
  • Brand: In partnership with the communications team, maintain and cultivate the SCA brand

The ideal candidate can work independently and as part of a cohesive team. Key skill sets include: ability to build multiple, individualized relationships across and outside of the organization; sophisticated understanding of current education trends, including learning standards, assessment, documentation and evaluation, and differentiated learning; ability to plan, facilitate, and approach meetings with clearly defined goals in mind; ability to work closely with people from various artistic and administrative backgrounds; excellent verbal and written communication skills; manage projects from conception through completion including evaluation; demonstrated ability to multi-task, prioritize and solve problems; ability to manage and facilitate the leadership of others.

Qualifications for the position include:

  • Bachelor’s degree, Master’s degree preferred
  • Five or more years’ progressive experience in the Arts Education field
  • Specialized expertise in teaching artistry and/or maintenance of a personal artistic practice
  • Passion for SCA’s mission and arts education
  • Strong interest in non-profit administration
  • Experience managing databases
  • Self-motivation, accuracy, attention to detail, and ability to meet deadlines
  • Some evening and weekend work is required

Candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and writing sample (2 pages or less) to SCA will receive resumes until 5:00 pm on Friday, May 4th, 2018 or until the position is filled.

Snow City Arts is an equal opportunity employer. People of color are strongly encouraged to apply.

accounts payable associate, lyric opera of chicago

We are searching for an Accounts Payable Associate to be responsible for providing the highest level of detail, accuracy and customer service while processing accounts payable transactions and maintaining accounting records.


  • Demonstrate leadership in accordance with Lyric’s mission and vision.
  • Perform various data entry and accounting office filing tasks to assist in maintaining the currency and accuracy of the automated general ledger and related accounting records.
  • Distribute incoming invoices to the proper departments for coding and approval; produce weekly check runs, cut checks and prepare them for signing. 
  • Interface with employees and vendors to resolve questions pertaining to payable matters.
  • Assist with general ledger account reconciliation and analyses, processing necessary corrections.
  • Review supporting detail and issue annual information returns (Form 1099) to independent contractors.
  • Process/record daily bank deposits.
  • Provide clerical support for a variety of general accounting projects; back-up other A/P, as assigned.
  • Oversee file storage maintenance.
  • As the business evolves, so may this role.  These duties may change as Lyric’s leadership identifies the need at any time.


  • Minimum of Associates degree in Accounting or its equivalent from an accredited college.
  • Minimum one year of previous experience in a clerical accounting role.
  • Must have a high level of attention to detail.
  • Must have strong math aptitude.
  • Must have good organizational/time-management skills are essential
  • Must be proficiency with Excel spreadsheet software.
  • Preferred previous payables processing experience is very desirable.
  • Preferred familiarity with related software (Microsoft Business Solutions products preferred).
  • Ability to work and think independently, a motivated self-starter who also works well in a larger team.


  • Sitting for extended periods of time.
  • Ability to operate a computer keyboard, mouse, and to handle other office equipment.

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter with position of interest denoted to be sent to or mailed to: Lyric Opera of Chicago, Attention: Human Resources, 20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 860, Chicago, IL 60606.

Payroll manager, Lyric opera of chicago

We are searching for an experienced payroll manager to be responsible for supervising Lyric’s payroll processing and payroll accounting activities. Lyric Opera has multiple Collective Bargaining Agreements (CBAs) with its orchestra, chorus, stagehands, etc.  These agreements play a significant role in the payroll function.  The position is responsible for weekly and bi-weekly payroll supervision, administration of CBA work rules as they relate to payroll and benefit administration for administrative and theater employees. It requires accounting for complicated payroll and benefits transactions and a high degree of interface with employees and union groups.

Lyric Opera of Chicago’s Payroll Manager will ensure legal and contractual compliance while championing contemporary pay practices across the Administrative and Labor employee populations at Lyric.


General Payroll Management

  • Responsible for ensuring 2 weekly and 3 biweekly payrolls are processed on time and with   accuracy.
  • Ensure timely submission and accuracy of all payroll data.
  • Ensure compliance with government regulations, labor and tax laws, company policies and procedures.
  • Accurately prepare monthly payroll journal entries for accounting books and records, ensuring that monthly financial statements are issued in a timely manner. 
  • Assist in the reconciliation of payroll-related balance sheet accounts, and resolve discrepancies in a timely manner. 
  • Ensure accurate distribution of payrolls in the general ledger.
  • Submit for payment to third parties all payroll withholdings (eg: union dues, child support, retirement deferrals, etc).
  • Ensure payroll taxes (federal, state, FICA and unemployment) are paid on a timely basis and all government reporting is processed correctly and timely.
  • With the Director of Payroll Operations, serve as primary liaison to payroll service provider.
  • Ensure verifications of employment are responded to in a timely manner.

Collective Bargaining Agreements Administration

  • Demonstrate a thorough understanding of all union collective bargaining agreements as they relate to compensation and benefits. Make decisions, which may be precedent-setting, related to CBA interpretations.
  • Set up accurate payroll control sheets and pay based on the union contracts.
  • Calculate, submit for payment, and report all union benefits on a timely basis.
  • Supervise process for all media payments in compliance with collective bargaining agreements.

Benefits Administration

  • Oversee reconciliation and distribution of year-end W2s and related tax filings.
  • Ensure accurate paid-time off accruals and reporting for CFM and AGMA groups. 
  • In coordination with the Benefits Director, maintain financial reconciliation of medical/wellness benefits and COBRA payments.

Artistic Compensation Administration

  • Supervise principal artist payroll, including applicable federal tax withholding, per diem/expense payments. Timing of payments is irregular. Knowledge must include expert knowledge of taxation for non-resident aliens, work visa rules, etc.
  • Ensure timely filing of 1042S tax payments, 1042S filing/distribution.
  • Process benefit remittance for the American Guild of Musical Artists on a monthly basis.


  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university in business administration or equivalent experience.
  • More than five (5) years of payroll experience with three (3) years of supervisory experience.
  • Expert knowledge of and comfort working with:
    • Financial accounting software, preferably Microsoft Great Plains Dynamics or Navision
    • Payroll Software (ADP)
    • Collective Bargaining Agreements
  • Customer service philosophy and focus:  Outstanding communication skills with the ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from a variety of managers and employees.
  • Broad knowledge of payroll processing systems, concepts and methodologies.
  • The ability to quickly learn, analyze and apply new compensation law.
  • Demonstrate ability to work and think independently, a motivated self-starter who also works well in a larger team.


  • Ability to occasionally oversee evening or weekend functions, deployments or performances.
  • Sitting for extended periods of time.
  • Ability to operate a computer keyboard, mouse, and to handle other office equipment.

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter with position of interest denoted to be sent to or mailed to: Lyric Opera of Chicago, Attention: Human Resources, 20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 860, Chicago, IL 60606.


Associate Director of Institutional Partnerships, Lyric opera of chicago

We are searching for an Associate Director of Institutional Partnerships. This is a front-facing role that will be responsible for building a pipeline of corporate and foundation prospects, donor cultivation, engagement, solicitation, and stewardship. The Associate Director will be responsible for managing a portfolio approximately 100 corporate and foundation donors, including the creation and execution of fundraising strategies for select projects. The position requires approximately 5+ years of relevant experience with corporate and foundation donors, and knowledge of Chicago corporate community is required. Lyric's Associate Director of Institutional Partnerships will contribute significantly to the Development Department’s fundraising goals and will focus primarily on corporate and foundations with an annual giving capacity of $10,000 to $50,000 and more.


  • Demonstrate leadership in accordance with Lyric’s mission and vision.
  • In conjunction with the Senior Director of Institutional Partnerships, assist in the creation of strategies, write proposals and letters, and market funding opportunities to new sources of corporate and foundation support for annual, project, and event goals. Proactively create plans for out-of-office/in-person introductory meetings and engagement at networking events.
  • In conjunction with the Senior Director of Institutional Partnerships, coordinate activities of the Civic Engagement Committee and Business Ensemble, including member events. Develop and execute communication plans and special events targeted to new corporate prospects, aiming to increase Business Ensemble membership. Proactively create plans for out-of-office/in-person introductory meetings and engagement at networking events.
  • Attend Lyric events, dinners, and Board meetings where designated corporate and foundation stakeholders are represented in order to enhance external relations and serve donors in an advocacy/facilitator role.  Proactively schedule breakfasts, lunches, and/or Graham Room dinners to enhance Lyric’s relationship with current corporate and foundation members and cultivate prospective new corporate and foundation members.
  • Proactively manage follow-ups needed for pending institutional proposals including those for the Chief Development Officer and Senior Directors.
  • Expand involvement and provide concierge account service (Bravo Circle support) to portfolio of corporate and foundation funding sources primarily in the $5,000 - $50,000 levels. Build and maintain key relationships with specified corporate and foundation stakeholders; monitor the delivery of donor benefits, striving for value-added results.
  • In partnership with the Senior Director of Institutional Partnerships and the Associate Director of Guild Board proactively identify and cultivate prospective Guild Board members through corporations
  • Collaborate with department members to achieve fundraising goals
  • Lead internal research for Lyric event attendee guests pre and post for potential prospects, along with Research Manager and event managers
  • Perform other duties related to broader departmental operations and special events, and complete ad-hoc projects, as assigned
  • As the business evolves, so may this role. These duties may change as Lyric’s leadership identifies the need at any time.


  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university in Business, Arts Management or equivalent experience
  • Professional experience in the Development field, to include: a minimum of 5-7 years in solicitation of corporate and foundation donors; demonstrated expertise in developing/maintaining strategic stakeholder relationships; a successful track record in proposal writing and planning/administration of donor recognition activities
  • Knowledge of Chicago corporate community is required.
  • Outstanding communication skills with the ability to modify tone and communications vehicle to best suit the audience.
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain a polished, professional demeanor suitable for our highest level patron base.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and accomplish results while providing best-in-class patron/customer service.
  • Ability to proactively think beyond the present; problem-solve.
  • Working knowledge of and comfort working with:
  • Microsoft suite of products
  • CRM expertise (Tessitura a strong plus)


  • Ability to attend early morning, evening, and/or weekend functions, deployments, or performances, with increased frequency during the opera season.
  • Sitting for extended periods of time.
  • Ability to operate a computer keyboard, mouse, and to handle other office equipment.

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter with position of interest denoted to be sent to or mailed to: Lyric Opera of Chicago, Attention: Human Resources, 20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 860, Chicago, IL 60606.

Director of Finance & Operations, Arts & Business council

Position Summary: The Director of Finance & Operations reports to the Managing Director of ArtCore, who also is the Executive Director of the Arts & Business Council of Chicago. The position is a salary exempt position. The Director shall manage and oversee the development and implementation of a sound financial infrastructure and plays a critical role on the leadership team of ArtCore, comprised of the Executive Directors of the partner organizations.

ArtCore is a non-merging partnership between the Arts & Business Council of Chicago (A&BC), See Chicago Dance (SCD) and Chicago Cultural Alliance (CCA), created in 2016 for the purposes of sharing resources to support each partner’s mission. Each partner operates independently and ArtCore provides infrastructure and staffing support to the partners. ArtCore operates in a shared office space in a WeWork location in downtown Chicago.

ArtCore is committed to inclusion and equity and strives to ensure that our staff reflects the diversity of our volunteers and clients. We are committed to removing barriers to employment that are faced by equity-seeking groups including veterans, people with disabilities, or individuals who identify as members of ALAANA communities.  Members of these groups are encouraged (but are not required) to self-identify as such in their cover letters and asked to describe the unique perspective this identity provides for this role.

SUMMARY OF JOB DUTIES AND SEGMENTS include but are not necessarily limited to:

  • Responsible for day to day operations in the finance department. Including general accounting, cash flow management, projections, and budgeting; Monthly financial analysis and preparation of detailed reports of variances; Developing financial recommendations, budgets, and cost allocation plans; Updating and implementing all necessary business policies and accounting practices; improve the finance department’s overall policy and procedure manual.
  • Train and support staff and volunteers on internal controls. Conduct internal reviews to ensure compliance.
  • Manage bank accounts in alignment with policies and procedures.
  • Oversee the processing and accounting for revenue and expenditures by program; ensures accuracy, completeness, and compliance with agency, local, state and federal requirements, and standard accounting and audit procedures.
  • Oversee all payroll activities, including timesheets, taxes, withholdings and other deductions.
  • Collect, interpret and present key financial data in an accurate and timely manner clearly communicate monthly and annual financial statements; collate financial reporting materials.
  • Oversee the preparation of, including gather information for the annual independent audit and all required tax filings; interface with external auditors/ CPAs.
  • Assist the Executive Directors with annual and long-term financial projections and strategic planning.
  • Effectively communicate and present the critical financial matters to the Executive Directors and if necessary to the board of directors.
  • Cooperate with the preparation of proposals and reports. Prepare governmental and funding reports.
  • Manage personnel benefits administration.
  • Maintain and manage IT functions.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree in business, business administration, accounting, finance or related degree.
  • Three to five (3-5) years’ experience in financial management and accounting, ideally in the nonprofit sector.
  • Energetic, flexible, collaborative, and proactive; a team leader who can positively and productively affect both strategic and tactical operational and administrative initiatives.
  • Ability to complete and lead focused, detailed work, assuring completeness and accuracy.
  • Demonstrated experience in setting priorities, proposing new ways of creating efficiencies and guiding organizational investment.
  • QuickBooks expertise essential.
  • Salesforce experience desirable; database/CRM experience required

Full-time position that offers a competitive salary, based on experience, and a comprehensive benefits package.

Please send resume and cover letter to:


Application deadline April 27, 2018

To learn more about our organizations, visit:

Arts & Business Council of Chicago:

See Chicago Dance:

Chicago Cultural Alliance:



Associate Director, Individual Giving, The Joffrey Ballet

The Associate Director, Individual Giving reports to the Director, Annual Campaign and is responsible for soliciting donations from individuals between $1 and $24,999. The Associate Director, Individual Giving works collaboratively with members of the development, marketing, finance and information technology departments to effectively communicate, build loyalty and engagement among donors. The Associate Director supports the Joffrey’s Annual Campaign, including direct appeals, fundraising and cultivation events, and other stewardship, and works closely with related volunteer groups.

Responsibilities include but aren’t limited to manage with the solicitations of donors between $1 and $24,999, serve as the primary staff liaison to the Joffrey Auxiliary Board working closely with these groups of volunteer leaders to assist them in supporting the Joffrey by cultivating and soliciting new prospects, manage approval process of annual gift solicitations of donors up to $24,999, identify and research new prospective Joffrey Circle donors and work closely with the Events Manager, Artistic and Marketing departments, and development colleagues to support four annual Joffrey Circle Salons, and other donor stewardship events as assigned.

QUALIFICIATIONS/ REQUIREMENTS: Undergraduate degree or higher, with preference in Business, Marketing, Communications, or Nonprofit management. 2-3 years of development experience necessary, with a proven track record of accomplishment and success in development and fundraising in a major arts or related organization. The ideal candidate will have exceptional ability to speak persuasively with donors and prospective donors about the needs and goals of The Joffrey.  This individual will be a self-starter with the ability to make decisions in a dynamic, fast-paced environment, have the ability to take an active role in solicitations, and confidently lead, inspire and organize Board and volunteer leadership.  Excellent strategic, technical, and organizational skills required. Knowledge of development information software a plus. Excellent computer skills required.  Must be professional, detail-oriented and have excellent communication skills. A strong commitment to diversity, inclusion and equity is required.

WORK SCHEDULE: Monday through Friday, 8:30am-5pm, additional hours as required including regular attendance at evening and weekend performances and events.

TO APPLY: Please send cover letter and resume to

Deputy digital director, hip latina

The Deputy Digital Editor will help conceptualize, edit, and write daily content on with the goal of driving engagement and growing traffic. You must have a demonstrated interest in the Latino community and thrive in a fast-paced environment. We’re looking for a hands-on editor with a passion for finding unique and culturally relevant angles and ushering stories through the full digital lifecycle. You’ll need to embrace our FIO (Figure It Out) ethos, meaning:

  1. You are quick thinking and have a deep sense of professional integrity.
  2. You are highly entrepreneurial.
  3. You take on each challenge with a deep sense of ownership and determination.

Scope & Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Brainstorm, assign and create engaging and shareable stories
  • Work with the EIC to manage editorial calendar with goal of having 2 weeks of evergreen content preplanned, edited and uploaded to CMS
  • Write 1 post and edit 4-5 posts a day
  • Manage team of freelance contributors and influencers
  • Ensure that best-in-class SEO procedures are consistently implemented
  • Update editorial calendar and production systems daily to track content variables, pitches and deadlines
  • Participate in weekly staff meetings
  • Manage content partnerships, exchanges, and expectations
  • Handle on boarding of all new contributors
  • Track monthly invoices
  • Hit quarterly goals and key performance indicators
  • Ensure that work is consistently accurate and fair, objective and of high quality
  • Develop familiarity with HLC archive to ensure thoughtful link backs & repurposing
  • Respond to publisher, sales and client feedback maintaining HLC voice
  • Work with team to conceptualize, develop, write, edit, and execute custom branded content
  • Share content and tag appropriate parties on social media

Specific Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • 5-7 years editorial experience (mix of editorial and brand/agency experience a plus)
  • Lifestyle expert qualified to share expert problem-solving advice
  • Working knowledge of brands/influencers/experts within the multicultural space
  • Skilled at refining and executing stories that resonate with a millennial audience and are SEO-optimized
  • Highly creative and conceptual, with a portfolio of editorial and/or copywriting samples to share
  • Some experience in working in collaborative sales processes, including the interaction required in an advertising sales environment
  • A deep understanding of the current social, digital, branded content, and mobile landscapes
  • Ability to change direction and operate in a fast-paced, high tempo, entrepreneurial environment
  • High degree of energy, initiative, innovation, sense of humor, positive attitude, and passion for social media

HLC Media is a EEOE.

To apply, email

Director of Development & Partnerships, Arts & Business council

As a new position, the Director will enhance the Arts & Business Council’s connection between the arts and business communities in Chicago. The Director is committed to executing strategic initiatives to package programs and cultivate clients that leads to greater revenue. This is accomplished through employee engagement programs, the development of emerging leaders, and fostering creativity in the workplace; and includes both stewardship and growth of existing relationships in addition to driving significant revenue from new partners.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Reflect the vision and priorities communicated by the Executive Director.
  • Represent A&BC to business, government and philanthropic partners to expand programs and services within a wide range of sponsorship, custom projects and earned revenue ventures.
  • Generate proposals that are informed and sophisticated, and grow revenue, relationships and opportunities for A&BC.
  • Promote programs through innovative approaches that showcase A&BC.
  • Execute and evaluate programs by maintaining strong relationships with program staff.
  • Up to 50% local travel will be required.

Core Competencies

  • Excellent account management skills with the proven ability to develop and grow high-yield relationships.
  • A high degree of initiative with the desire and ability to meet aggressive revenue goals.
  • Quick study to learn so as to inform the organization’s processes and protocols; products and services.
  • Bring ideas on how to accomplish objectives and address challenges.
  • Able to work independently and within a team, prioritize and manage multiple projects, work efficiently.
  • Project management skills/experience, problem solver skills/experience.
  • An entrepreneurial spirit and creative approach to strategy development.

Interpersonal and Communication

  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Listen and act. Experience needed: skills and evidence as listener and thoughtful participant in team setting; evidence of being methodical and decisive.
  • Ability to infuse creativity, innovation and insight into proposal development.
  • Superior organizational skills with high attention to detail.


  • Strong researching and prospecting skills.
  • Ability to research and convert research into materials and proposals.
  • Excellent computer skills including database management.
  • Knowledge of Salesforce program a plus.

Desired Characteristics

  • A commitment to arts and culture.
  • Ability to thrive in a co-working space that is characterized by significant growth, diversity and constant change.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a variety of representatives,  specifically within cultural and corporate contexts.
  • Ability to accept accountability with responsibility.

Qualifications   A level of experience that demonstrates possession of the necessary knowledge and abilities for this position is required as noted:

  • A bachelor’s degree is required; an advanced degree preferred.
  • A minimum of 7 years of relevant experience with demonstrated success in start-ups, fundraising, business development, sales, membership and/or customer service. This includes paid and unpaid / volunteer and community work.
  • Experience with the intersection of non-profit and corporate cultures.
  • Willingness to work within anti-racist and anti-oppressive frameworks and actively engage in ongoing learning about these frameworks.

Salary: Competitive based upon experience, with excellent benefits package.

To apply, send cover letter and resume to:; Subject line: ‘DIRECTOR’

Arts & Business Council of Chicago

100 S. State Street Chicago, IL 60603


Application deadline April 27, 2018

Staff accountant, the joffrey ballet

The Staff Accountant is responsible for treasury management, month-end close, postings to general ledger, inputting monthly journal entries, balance sheet account reconciliations, bank reconciliations, miscellaneous financial reports as requested, and providing back-up for other functions within the Finance Department.

Responsibilities include but aren’t limited to; oversee daily cash management, maintain bank accounts and act as a liaison between The Joffrey Ballet and financial institutions, prepare and file pre and post production reports, record all payroll activity in Financial Edge and perform quarterly payroll reconciliations and analysis of fees, taxes, etc., record all cash transactions, record account transfers, bank fees and electronic payments, assist with preparations for annual audit and form 990 and provide support during audit fieldwork.


Bachelor’s degree in Accounting is preferred. Minimum of 2 years as a Staff or Treasury Accountant, preferably with a nonprofit organization.  Experience with gathering and evaluating financial information and making accountable recommendations to senior leadership. Experience in inputting and processing journal entries in a computerized accounting system, as well as a solid understanding of general accounting principles. Ability to analyze and reconcile balance sheet accounts and bank statements. Excellent computer and superb Microsoft Excel skills required.  Must be professional, analytical, detail-oriented and have excellent communication skills. Blackbaud Financial Edge, Tessitura and treasury experience preferred. Background and credit check required. Deep commitment to diversity, inclusion and equity is required.


Monday through Friday, 8:30am-5pm, additional hours as required.

Please send cover letter and resume to