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Now hiring

Executive Director

CUE seeks a dynamic Executive Director to join our team! The ideal candidate is deeply committed to serving Chicago and its diverse communities and has a proven track record of implementing cross-functional strategies focused on racial equity. With strong ties to Chicago, they’ll bring a vast understanding of the city’s social, economic, and political landscape and an eagerness to foster cross-sectoral relationships. Learn more and apply.


4-day work week, Monday-Thursday

Hybrid model

2 days in the office, 2 days remote


Plus health, dental, and vision insurance

You should apply for Executive Director if:

You are a strategic leader:

You’ll provide visionary leadership to guide the organization's mission, goals, and initiatives. You’ll develop and implement strategies that advance racial justice and equity while building upon existing programs and partnerships.

You are an expert at community engagement:

You can foster strong relationships with stakeholders, community leaders, and partner organizations across Chicago. Act as a spokesperson and advocate for racial justice issues, representing the organization in various forums and coalitions.

You are skilled at managing resources:

You can oversee the organization's financial health and sustainability, focusing on leading fundraising initiatives and securing resources to support critical programs and operations. Ensure responsible budget management and fiscal accountability.

You are a people-first, relational leader: 

As an Executive Director, you will coach and support a dedicated team of staff members, providing opportunities for professional growth. You’ll take pride in fostering a collaborative, inclusive work environment that values diverse perspectives and contributions and possesses the experience to incorporate staff and member voices in decision-making meaningfully.

You're a natural connector:

You can build on your networks to identify and cultivate strategic partnerships with funders, institutions, and community groups to amplify CUE’s impact and deepen the organization’s reach. You’ll collaborate with key stakeholders to leverage resources and advocate for policy change towards a co-created, unified vision of equity.

You're inspired by creativity and innovation:

You enjoy driving innovation and excellence in programs and initiatives, continuously seeking ways to improve and adapt to the evolving needs of Chicago communities. You will encourage creativity and experimentation while focusing on sustainable outcomes and impact.

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CUE is a network of racial justice advocates envisioning a different future—and building the blueprint to get there.
EO/AA Employer

Chicago United for Equity is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply, regardless of race, color, creed, ethnicity, national origin, ancestry, age, height, weight, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, HIV status, marital or domestic partner status, or religious affiliation.

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