Founded in 1894, Chicago Commons was one of Chicago’s original settlement houses serving immigrants on Chicago’s northwest side. Today, Chicago Commons is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to partner with individuals, families, and communities to overcome poverty, discrimination and isolation. To fulfill that mission, Chicago Commons provides high-quality early childhood education, family-centered adult education, and senior services to more than 3,000 individuals annually.

To ensure we continue to meet the needs of our clients and internal stakeholders, Chicago Commons has exclusively retained Nonprofit HR to assist in the recruitment efforts for its next Chief Financial Officer (CFO). The Chief Financial Officer (CFO) is a key member of the Executive Leadership Team. Reporting to the CEO, this role will have both day-to-day and ongoing impact on Chicago Commons operations. This position is responsible for building and executing a transformational, modernization strategy that aligns with organizational strategic goals. This position is expected to be a strategist and should understand current accounting practices and trends but has proven experience raising capital and adapting to growth change.


  • Bachelor’s degree in business or related field.
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in executive leadership positions.
  • 3+years of experience in a nonprofit organization.
  • Leadership skills, with personal integrity.
  • Exceptional verbal, written, and visual communication skills.
  • Understanding of advanced accounting, regulatory issues, and tax planning.
  • Working knowledge of raising capital beyond traditional lines of credit.

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