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I am currently pursuing a Master's in Social Sector Leadership and Non-Profit Management at the University of Chicago. I am a devoted Chicagoan (living on the unceded territory of the Three Fires Council), the lucky wife of a brilliant sommelier, and proud mother of cats Ron Santo and Mayor Anton Cermak.

I am currently looking for my next professional adventure.

The arts create empathy - and empathy is the primer coat for authentic social change.

I'm Jess Hutchinson (she/her) and I've played many roles over more than 20 years of work in the arts, culture, and nonprofit space.

Let's Collaborate.

After nearly six years in various capacities at National New Play Network,

I am searching for my next role.

I love to work collaboratively with teams to establish and/or interrogate the systems and processes we use to get work done


Driven by a belief that work, especially in nonprofits, can be humane, anti-racist, and sustainable, I center compassion, community care, and vulnerability in my work whether I'm directing a new play workshop, teaching a university course, producing a virtual conference, or building relationships with major donors. 


Do you know of a role that aligns with these beliefs and values?


If so, please get in touch.

Image by Chris Montgomery

Let's get coffee.

Whether virtually or on one of Chicago's gorgeous patios, I love to hear from potential collaborators.

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