Employment Opportunities

Accounting Assistant

Director of Development

Transit Future Campaign Manager

Peer-to-Peer (P2P) Project Associate (ATC)

Opportunities at Partner Organizations

Internship Opportunities

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Accounting Assistant

The Center for Neighborhood Technology is seeking an Accounting Assistant who is responsible for administrative functions within the accounting department as well as assisting with the month-end close process, reconciliation of general ledger, maintenance of Revenue and Accounts Receivable (AR) systems, maintenance of Accounts Payable (AP), maintaining support schedules for specific accounts, supporting the annual audit process, and other duties as assigned.

The Accounting Assistant will report to the Chief Financial Officer and supports the accounting department in providing accurate and timely financial reports to managers, board and other staff members.


  • Maintain accounting software and other departmental systems
  • Maintain Revenue and AR systems
  • Assist in processing Accounts Payable in a timely manner, ensuring consistency and identify items for resolution
  • Prepare and process bi-monthly payroll and benefits submittals
  • Prepare journal vouchers for monthly and recurring entries and other adjustments to ensure accurate accounting records
  • Reconcile general ledger to subsidiary ledgers on a monthly basis
  • Prepare monthly bank reconciliations
  • Assist with month-end close and associated financial statement preparation
  • Assist with the preparation of detailed balance sheet account reconciliations
  • Coordinate with Project Managers regarding financial information and reporting requests
  • Assist with the preparation of detailed accounting support for annual audit, including:
    • AR confirmations
    • Revenue reconciliation
    • Detailed trial balance analysis
    • Budget and prior year variance analysis
    • Payroll reconciliations
  • Coordinate and maintain grants and contract systems and schedules for the department
  • Assist with the preparation of financial reports for funders ensuring accuracy and detailed records are maintained
  • Coordinate with development team as required
  • Work with CFO to ensure adherence and compliance with policies and procedures for accounting
  • Organize the retention of historical records, ensuring that all information is safely stored and available on short notice
  • Serve as liaison between Finance and Information Technology as it relates to financial applications and software solutions
  • Manage all Sage/Abila upgrades from a financial application standpoint, ensuring appropriate coordination with IT, licensing and annual maintenance agreements
  • Perform related duties as required


  • Work independently and as part of a team
  • Organize information and work autonomously, prioritizing and meeting deadlines
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Superior organizational skills
  • Strong communication skills
  • Initiative, follow-through, sound and accurate judgment with the ability to support and explain reasoning for decisions
  • Proficient with MS Office and adept at learning new software programs
  • 4 year degree or equivalent experience
  • 1-2 years of accounting/bookkeeping/administrative experience, preferred
  • Knowledge and experience in using accounting and/or payroll software

How to Apply:

Send cover letter and resume to:

Human Resources
c/o Center for Neighborhood Technology
2125 W. North Avenue
Chicago, IL 60647

Fax to 773-278-4877 or email to careers@cnt.org

No phone calls please.

Director of Development

Reporting to the Senior Vice President, the Director of Development will work closely with an experienced leadership team and an engaged Board of Directors to ensure that CNT has sufficient resources to carry out its mission and achieve its vision. Positioning CNT with national foundations as an organization of national significance, resulting in a significant growth in the number and amount of national foundation support, and expanding CNT’s individual and corporate donor base from the Chicago Region to a national scale, are top priorities.

The Director of Development will be responsible for strategic and operational planning for fundraising in all areas of corporate and foundation relations, individual giving, special events and managing budget priorities.

Prior experience successfully engaging key stakeholders will define his or her accomplishments.  Entrepreneurial experience that proves the candidate’s ability to recognize and act on fund raising opportunities that may be innovative or non-traditional would be highly valued.  A broad understanding of all institutional fundraising strategies, tactics and programs, as well as the proven ability to overcome the barriers to implementing such, is expected.

A working knowledge of urban, environmental, and economic policy, community development, urban planning, housing, energy and/or environmental studies is desired.  Bachelor’s degree (B. A.); and five-plus years fundraising experience is required. Active participation in local business and social clubs, civic organizations and community activities is a plus.

Interested applicants please submit cover letter and resume to resumes@noeticexsearch.com. For more information about the opportunity, please go to www.noeticexsearch.com.

Transit Future Campaign Manager

Reports to: Vice President for Policy

Transit Future is an organizing and policy initiative to expand and improve public transit in Cook County through the establishment a dedicated revenue stream.

The Campaign Manager will work closely with an experienced leadership team and external partners to ensure that the Transit Future campaign wins a dedicated revenue stream to build out the public transit network in Cook County. Top priorities include expanding support for Transit Future among major stakeholders from the business, labor, civic and cultural communities; drafting and implementing campaign strategy; and coordinating the campaign’s outreach, communications, advertising, research and grassroots components.


  • Strategy: Working with Transit Future’s strategic partner, Active Transportation Alliance, to develop and implement a campaign plan
  • Coordination + Collaboration: Manage the day-to-day operations of the Campaign and promote effective collaboration among the various partners
  • Leadership:  Expand and strengthen the campaign’s “grass tops” strategy, including staffing the Campaign Leadership Group
  • Research: Manage interns carrying out research, with methodological oversight by CNT’s Research Department
  • Outreach: Maintain an ongoing list of contacts for the Campaign Director to meet with to secure support for the campaign; maintain communications and relationships with Cook County Commissioners and their staff; carry out an education and outreach program directly, and through interns throughout Cook County; coordinate CNT’s outreach activities with the grassroots activities at Active Transportation Alliance
  • Media:  Work with CNT’s Communications Department to implement a media and visibility strategy in support of the organizing strategy.
  • Fundraising:  Soliciting campaign funding from unions and supporting other fundraising efforts by the Campaign Director, Development Department and others.


Bachelor’s degree required.  One (1) to five (5) years of experience of relevant preparatory work required, including:

  • Demonstrated successes in community-based organizing and proven leadership in engaging individuals to participate in programs, campaigns, or other activities
  • Successful experience in project management
  • Strong competency with Microsoft Office suite
  • Superb verbal communication ability and excellent written communication skills
  • The ability to work independently and as part of a team as well as coordinating the day-to-day activities of staff and interacting productively with project staff, department managers and other key stakeholders
  • Ability to analyze data and information in order to present it clearly and simply
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines with high degree of accuracy

This is a one-year contract position.

Interested applicants please submit cover letter and resume to careers@cnt.org.

Peer-to-Peer (P2P) Project Associate

Reports to: CEO, Alternative Transportation for Chicagoland

Alternative Transportation for Chicagoland (formerly IGO CarSharing) is a 501(c)(3) affiliate of the Center for Neighborhood Technology (CNT). Alternative Transportation for Chicagoland (ATC) is continuing the mission of IGO to make it possible to live well without owning a car and to create an integrated multi-modal transportation system. ATC seeks a Project Associate for a grant-funded initiative to test three peer-to-peer (P2P) carsharing models in and around the Chicagoland region. The P2P Project Associate is a hands-on position working directly on the implementation of the two-year P2P carsharing pilot project.

Position Overview:

The Project Associate will work closely with the Project Manager and the Chief Executive Officer of ATC, the former CEO of IGO CarSharing. As a start-up pilot project, this person will be responsible for a wide range of duties. We are anticipating a creative and flexible, but also fast-paced atmosphere. The successful candidate must be a self-starter and an independent worker.

In particular, s/he must be well organized, outgoing, and have excellent communication, outreach, and customer service skills.  We anticipate that this person will interact with a wide range of people including car owners and renters, community groups, and local businesses.

This is a full-time position.


Project Implementation

  • Conduct web based and grassroots outreach to communities, car owners and driver participants
  • Assist car owners with operations, such as technology installations, maintenance and repair, insurance, and other issues as they arise
  • Assist with marketing and communications activities including writing and managing social media channels
  • Field calls from driver participants as well as car owners who may need immediate assistance
  • Track program metrics
  • Use research to inform project implementation and likely participants
  • Administer surveys to participants and other stakeholders


  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • One to three years’ experience in related field
  • Outreach or customer service experience preferred
  • Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills
  • Prefer strong technical skills
  • Self-starter with ability to work in a fast-paced environment with minimum supervision
  • Willingness to be available on call evenings and weekends as needed.

How to Apply:

Send cover letter and resume to:

Human Resources – ATC
c/o Center for Neighborhood Technology
2125 W. North Avenue
Chicago, IL 60647

Fax to 773-278-4877 or email to careers@cnt.org

No phone calls please.

Opportunities at Partner Organizations

Communications and Policy Director
Shared-Use Mobility Center (SUMC)
Reports to: Executive Director, SUMC

General Overview:
The Shared-Use Mobility Center (SUMC) is a newly formed non-profit organization dedicated to achieving universal, affordable and sustainable mobility in urban and metropolitan regions of the U.S. through the efficient sharing of transportation assets among peers and through network operators.

Shared-use mobility services include traditional public transportation; taxis and limos; ridesharing; car sharing; on-demand services; bike sharing; scooter sharing; shuttle services; neighborhood jitneys; and commercial delivery vehicles providing flexible goods movement.

Our mission is to advance transportation policy and practice in shared-use mobility. We envision expanded, inclusive, and integrated shared-use transportation networks that provide better choices for people and communities. SUMC’s key partners are the Center for Neighborhood Technology, the UC Berkeley, Transportation Sustainability Research Center, and TransitCenter. SUMC Executive Director Sharon Feigon is the former CEO of IGO CarSharing, and SUMC was founded with some of the proceeds from the sale of IGO.

Position Overview:
The Communications and Policy Director will be responsible for presenting the work of SUMC in its efforts to impact policy formation and build consensus around best practices with a range of partners from the public, private, and non-profit sectors. The Communications and Policy Director will work closely with the Program staff to develop strong partnerships with stakeholders in key cities as well as with industry representatives, who will be assembled as a Trade Allies group.

The Communications and Policy Director will work closely with the Executive Director. As a start-up organization, SUMC will initially have a small staff responsible for a wide range of duties and we are anticipating a creative and flexible, but also fast-paced atmosphere. The successful candidate must be a self-starter and an independent worker. S/he must also be an experienced program manager with excellent writing and communication skills.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required, advanced degree preferred
  • Five years’ experience in related field
  • Strong project management skills, experience with managing conferences, workshops, and other events a plus
  • Experience writing and producing a variety of communications tools such as white papers, blog posts, tweets, and newsletters
  • Experience with relevant policy issues a plus
  • Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with minimum supervision

In the first year the Communications and Policy Director will have the following responsibilities:

  • Manage and grow Trade Allies program consisting of a range of shared-use operators (non-profit and private businesses, startups and established companies) to advance opportunities for collaboration on research;
  • Direct conference planning with the assistance of a conference planner for an April 2015 Chicago event;
  • Prepare and manage all SUMC communications, including press releases, blog posts, website content, social media and a variety of publications including an annual report;
  • Facilitate practitioner-focused Working Groups on topics such as technology and insurance and assist with communication that comes out of these group, such as the creation of white papers;
  • Develop highly produced scan and PPT on the benefits of shared use mobility to be used in concert with a “pitch deck” for SUMC;
  • Lead the SUMC team’s networking and relationship management efforts, and assist where necessary;
  • Assist with consulting for cities, and in particular, serve to make matches between cities and industry as appropriate;
  • Respond to requests and special projects as needed in consultation with Executive Director.

Anti-Discrimination Policy
The Shared Use Mobility Center in an independent nonprofit. The Center for Neighborhood Technology is the fiscal sponsor for SUMC until it receives its own 501(c)(3) designation. SUMC and CNT are equal opportunity employers that do not discriminate against any employee or job applicant based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran status, or marital status.

To apply, send cover letter, resume, and three (3) references to:
Sharon Feigon, Executive Director
Shared-Use Mobility Center

Internship Opportunities

CNT welcomes inquiries concerning unpaid internships. Internships are decided on a case-by-case basis, matching a volunteer’s interests and skills with a project need. The internship opportunities listed below are just some of the positions that may be available. If you are interested an internship at CNT, study this website to see where your and CNT’s interests align. Unless specified below, please contact Stephen Perkins at steve@cnt.org to discuss opportunities.

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