President & CEO


BASIC FUNCTION:  Reporting directly to the Board of Directors of Mujeres Latinas en Acción, the President and CEO is responsible for the overall management of the organization, including fiscal management, advocacy, public relations, board relations, fundraising/development, programs, property and staff management.  Working closely with the Board, the President and CEO is expected to play a key role in establishing priorities for Mujeres and developing both a short and long-term advocacy agenda in pursuit of the organization’s vision and mission.

REPORTS TO:           Board Chair

DATE:                         4/2017



1-      Working closely with the Board of Directors and its committees, develops and implements the operating plans that will carry out the organization’s strategic plan leading Mujeres to higher levels of effectiveness in providing services to Latinas and their families.

2-      Manages effective ongoing and special fundraising campaigns. Develops fundraising initiatives that are supportive, appropriate and reasonable for prospects of Mujeres. Plans and implements effective and innovative methods of increasing revenue and procuring funds from foundations, corporations, individual donors and government sources.

3-      Establishes a strong working relationship and maintains ongoing communications with Board members and committees regarding policies and programs. Develops new initiatives, and assists in the recruitment of board and committee members and directs the orientation of its members.

4-      Serves as the spokesperson for Mujeres in a manner that demonstrates the mission and function of the organization in the community. Develops communication needed to interpret program participants’ concerns. Maintains a high level of visibility and key partnerships with the funding community.

5-      Effectively supervises senior staff members and all direct reports and provides executive leadership for all staff.

6-       Ensures effectiveness through review of the organizational structure (volunteer, staff and affiliated) on an ongoing basis and inspires achievement at the highest levels among staff and volunteers.

7-      Assesses and plans for all long term and short term facility requirements for the organization including oversight of new building construction.

8-      Maintains a high level of volunteer and staff morale and promotes the personal and professional development of volunteers and staff.

9-      Assists Development Department with necessary information for fund development.


An accomplished leader whose understanding of and passion for the unique mission of Mujeres Latinas en Acción are of primary interest.  This person must be ready to join with the Board to lead the organization in tackling aggressive goals, in fundraising, program development, community awareness and constituency building.  A background in multi-task achievements and bottom-line accountability is necessary. Knowledge of non-profit accounting is a plus. A passion and sense of urgency for the vision and mission of Mujeres is imperative.

A visionary leader with exceptional interpersonal skills to effectively interact with Board, staff, other advocates and policy leaders, governmental officials, donors and other important partners.  Experience working with boards, committees, key leaders and major donors will be extremely necessary.  Experience and/or familiarity with the socioeconomic issues affecting Latinas and their families is a plus.

Mujeres Latinas en Acción hires the most qualified candidates without regard to any person’s race, color sex, gender identity, gender expression, age, religion, disability, national, origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, military discharge status or source of income.

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Seasonal, part-time STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and/or Mathematics) instructor needed for after-school enrichment program at Mujeres Latinas en Acción, teaching adolescents between the ages of 14 to 18! This year- round apprenticeship program will enhance Proyecto Juventud.  The curriculum has been modified and developed by the youth director, youth staff, and After School Matters instructors. 

Candidates do not need to be an Illinois Certified Teacher but MUST be familiar with the following areas: Science, Environment, Ecology, Conservation, Urban Farming, Aqua Farming, Technology, and Arts.

Program Dates: Summer 2017(June 19th – August 25th); Fall 2017 (October 1 – December 15th); Spring 2018 (January 27th – May 11th)

Summer 2017 Program

Days: Monday, Wednesday, and, Friday

Times: 10:00a.m. to 3:00p.m. 

Location: Mujeres Latinas en Acción Youth Center, 1823 W. 17th Street, Chicago, IL

Pay: Instructor pay is $18 to $24 hourly, depending on experience.

Must clear and pass background checks (Finger Prints; CANTS; and DCFS)

During the summer of 2017 an eight-week apprenticeship program will be implemented for 32 Proyecto Juventud “PJ” participants. Instructors will guide PJ in creating art using recycled materials and completing STEAM projects over the course of the eight-week apprenticeship program, as well as incorporate field trips to educational institutions or locations that will expand the students’ career readiness and STEAM exposure. The STEAM instructors will work together with the support of the Youth Program Advocate and Youth Director to plan and host an end of the summer cohort presentation for the local community members and MLEA staff.

The requirements for this position include:

•    Minimum two years of college or relevant training and experience required preferably in the fields of science, education, ecology, environment, or other directly related field or subjects, such as science, conservation, urban farming, aqua farming

•    Must be at least 21 years of age

•    Minimum one-year experience working with teens in an educational setting, e.g. day camp, student teaching, school, park district, or cultural institution, required

•    Must clear and pass background checks (Finger Prints; CANTS; and DCFS)

•    Ability to work in a team environment required

•    Strong organizational and communication skills required

•    Experience and/or ability to work and interact effectively with a diverse and multicultural audience

Must represent Mujeres Latinas en Acción in an appropriate and professional manner to teens, families of enrolled participants, and MLEA staff.  Interested candidates please send resumes and cover letters to with ATTN: STEAM Position in the subject line. (No phone calls please.)