Work with JCUA

JCUA combats poverty, racism, and antisemitism in partnership with Chicago’s diverse communities. Inspired by core Jewish values, we organize a Jewish constituency to collaborate with communities directly impacted by systemic oppression to advance racial and economic justice. Our work includes three central program areas: 1) Issue-based Campaigns and Community Organizing; 2) Youth Organizing and Engagement; and 3) Community Development. To achieve our mission, JCUA develops and mobilizes a base of individuals and institutions within the Jewish community who become engaged as members, leaders, donors, and participants in campaigns, activities, and programs. We are currently hiring an Operations and Finance Manager and seeking a Consultant.

We believe that diversity within the staff is an organizational strength, and recognizes and values the intersecting identities that staff members bring to our organization. People of color are strongly encouraged to apply. JCUA is committed to providing equal employment consideration without discrimination on the basis of race, gender, disability, religion, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, or any other protected status.


JCUA is seeking an Operations and Finance Manager to support the day-to-day financial, personnel, and administrative operations of JCUA. This person will take ownership over core administrative functions for the organization, including human resources and operations, financial management, communication with board, staff, and vendors, and systems management. They will help to cultivate an equitable and inclusive workplace culture that enables JCUA to achieve its mission. This position will report to JCUA’s Executive Director.

View the full job description here.

Request for Proposal: Three-Year Strategic Plan

The Jewish Council on Urban Affairs (JCUA) seeks a consultant to support the Board of Directors, staff and stakeholders in a strategic planning process to create a threeyear strategic plan to guide the administrative and programmatic direction of the organization. The consultant will work with a Strategic Planning Team made up of 67 members of the Board, staff and memberleaders to craft and implement the strategic plan process. The target is to have the strategic plan finalized by the end of April 2023.

When completed, the plan should identify overall and specific impact outcomes, programming objectives, fundraising goals, and support infrastructure for the organization to advance its overall mission.

View the full request here.