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Chinatown Chamber of Commerce Seeks New Director

By Casey Cora | March 18, 2013 2:57pm

CHINATOWN — The Chicago Chinatown Chamber of Commerce is searching for a new leader after the resignation of executive director Jessica Q. Lee.

Lee, who has been at the helm for the past nine months, is headed to work for a tax accounting firm and plans to pursue a Master’s Degree from the University of Illinois.

The nonprofit chamber, located at 2169B S. China Place in the Chinatown Square development, has grown since its inception in 1983 and now represents about 220 of the neighborhood’s businesses. It employs four-full time employees and a handful of part-timers and volunteers.

According to the job posting, duties for the executive director position include fundraising, budgeting, community and government relations, event hosting and planning.

“There is no typical day-to-day. It all kind of depends on what’s taking place throughout that year. If there’s a huge event we’re doing, you’re planning the event. If we have a project going on, you have to coordinate the project,” Lee said.

Each year, the chamber helps host and facilitate a number of events and programs, including Dragon Boat Races, the popular Lunar New Year parade, neighborhood tours and business seminars.

Anyone interested in applying should send a cover letter and resume to jobs@chicagochinatown.org