North Shore Exchange - Glencoe, IL (30+ days ago)

North Shore Exchange

Seeks a Full-time President for Award Winning Luxury Resale Shop

North Shore Exchange is an award-winning, nonprofit luxury resale shop with 501(c)(3) charity tax status with locations in Glencoe, IL and Michigan Avenue in Chicago.

North Shore Exchange (NSE) was founded to provide funding for charities that provide human services and education to children and families in the greater Chicago area. Funding is created by sales generated in our two retail stores and through our online website. Since 2013 we have given 75 grants totaling one million dollars to 33 non profits. Our success is largely due to our highly skilled and dedicated volunteers. Their service allows us to maximize our earnings which then fund the charities we support.

In 2017 North Shore Exchange was awarded the prestigious James Tyree Emerging Business Leadership Award by the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce. This award provided the seed capital to open our second store on Chicago’s Gold Coast.

North Shore Exchange seeks a new President to assume the responsibilities of our Founder and President who will be retiring at the end of 2018. The new President will manage all aspects of our operations and report to the NSE Board of Directors.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Allocating and acquiring inventory
  • Strategic visioning and planning
  • Manage marketing, communications, and public relations
  • Allocating and acquiring inventory
  • Foster relationships with consignors, customers and business partners
  • Manage the business of our retail and online operations
  • Oversee 12 employees and 80 volunteers at two locations


  • Continue our annual 40% growth rate to reach $2,000,000 in sales
  • Continue our 35% annual growth in charitable contributions to reach $500,000 annually
  • Identify, cultivate, and grow consignor base
  • Expand our online sales platform to fuel future growth
  • Open a third retail store when viable


  • Experience of running a profitable commercial business
  • Proven track record of growing an organization
  • High energy and self-motivated individual
  • Entrepreneurial success
  • Highly net-worked individual in Chicagoland area
  • Demonstrated competence in planning, budgeting, forecasting and team motivation
  • Computer and social media proficient
  • Sound understanding of business financials

This position is a rewarding opportunity for someone who is motivated to couple business acumen with making a significant impact on non-profit organizations who serve high-need and under-resourced communities.

Job Type: Full-time


  • Business Management: 5 years