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Spertus Welcomes Stacey Flint as Director of Enrollment

Spertus Welcomes Stacey Flint as Director of Enrollment


The Certificate in Jewish Leadership graduate
returns to Spertus to
recruit nonprofit leaders
for programs that help their communities and careers.

(CHICAGO) Stacey Flint had a clear goal in mind when she entered
the inaugural cohort of the Certificate in Jewish Leadership, a unique partnership between Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership and Northwestern University’s School of Continuing Studies. She wanted to help create learning opportunities for Chicago’s diverse nonprofit professionals. Now, just a year later, the 43-year-old River Forest resident is returning to Spertus to fulfill her goal. Ms. Flint joins Spertus Institute in the newly created position of Director of Enrollment Management, where she will promote nonprofit education and leadership training through the graduate degree programs and professional education opportunities that Spertus offers in Chicago and in communities across North America.

Ms. Flint received her BA in Political Science and a Certificate in Judaic Studies from the University of Cincinnati, followed by a master’s degree in Urban Planning and Public Policy from University of Illinois–Chicago. Her career working in nonprofit and civic organizations began when she was hired as the Policy Director for Chicago’s Jewish Council on Urban Affairs, a role that allowed her to advocate for housing reform, criminal justice, and Jewish/African-American dialogue. She then went on to build a solid career in nonprofit real estate development, acting first as Senior Director of Real Estate Development at Bethel New Life, and then as Associate Executive Director of North Lawndale Development Corp.

“I am so excited to be a part of the Spertus team, where I will be cultivating and strengthening current and future nonprofit leaders,” said Ms. Flint. “As a Spertus alum, I am passionate about supporting my peers, helping them excel as they serve the nonprofit and Jewish communities. I know that one of the best ways for them to accomplish this is by planting their roots at Spertus.”

In this new position, Ms. Flint will be working with candidates from all of Spertus Institute’s degree and professional programs — including the MA in Jewish Professional Studies, the MS in Nonprofit Management, the Certificate in Jewish Leadership, and Jewish Studies programs at both the Master’s and Doctoral level — thus she will be able to advise and guide candidates to the best programs for them and their careers.

When she’s not busy recruiting Chicago’s next generation of leaders, Ms. Flint enjoys reading a good book and spending time with her husband and two kids, Lauren and David. A dedicated practitioner of sustainable living, she’s also a big fan of vintage fashion and thrift shopping. 

If you are interested in learning more about Stacey Flint’s role at Spertus, and about how Spertus Institute trains nonprofit leaders, visit

About Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership
Spertus Institute offers dynamic learning opportunities, rooted in Jewish wisdom and culture and open to all. Graduate programs and workshops train future leaders and engage individuals in exploration of Jewish life. Public programs—including films, speakers, seminars, and concerts—take place at the Institute's Michigan Avenue facility, in the Chicago suburbs, and online. For more information, please visit           

About the Certificate in Jewish Leadership
The Certificate in Jewish Leadership is dedicated to transforming American Jewish life by enhancing the professional abilities of Jewish leaders. The curriculum is rooted in the belief that Judaism has its own distinct and insightful approaches to leadership. Through lectures, group work, and individual mentoring led by faculty from Northwestern University and Spertus Institute, who partner to present this program, participants learn best practices drawn from contemporary leadership principles and classical Jewish texts and thought. 

Spertus Institute is a partner in serving the community, supported by the Jewish United Fund/Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago.

Monday, August 26, 2013

Stacey Flint

Stacey Flint, Spertus Director
of Enrollment Management