Career Opportunities


Cook, Nathalie Salmon House

Job Description: This position is responsible for planning, preparing, and serving lunch and dinner to approximately 12+ residents Monday through Friday. Assists with special parties and community lunches where food is served. The individual in this position is based at the Nathalie Salmon House, 7320 N. Sheridan Road, Chicago. 


  • Uses cooking knowledge to plan healthy, appealing menus while being aware of budget.
  • Wisely utilizes house food supplies already on hand.
  • Prepares grocery lists and menus one week in advance for Coordinator approval.
  • Cooks food portions of adequate for the size of the group being served.
  • Although special diets are not offered, some accommodations are made for the health of residents; flexibility is a must.
  • Manages food storage and cleanliness of kitchen (including appliances), pantry, and dining room.
  • Oversees all aspects of food in the house, with the exception of grocery shopping. This includes planning menus and grocery lists, as well as unloading groceries and organizing them in the food storage area. 8. Cleans out the fridge on a weekly basis.
  • Creates and maintains relationships with elderly residents of the Good Life Senior Residences as well as keeps the values of H.O.M.E. in everyday work and encounters with elderly residents.
  • Works with the Resident Assistants (RA) to maintain cleanliness of pantry and kitchen.
  • Displays teamwork skills and a passion for H.O.M.E.’s mission.
  • Educates staff in proper food preparation and handling.
  • May take responsibility for residents’ needs in the absence of the Coordinator. 


  • Excellent communication and organizational skills.
  • Ability to engage in meaningful relationships with older adults.
  • Cooking experience and ability to create healthy meals that meet the expectations of the residents while cooking in quantity for 15+ people (residents plus Resident Assistants)
  • Ability to solve problems and utilize all resources.
  • Friendliness, pleasant demeanor and passion for cooking are a must.
  • Dependable and punctual.
  • Willingness to pitch in and do what needs to be done.
  • Holds and is able to live out H.O.M.E. values; values are consistent and congruent across professional and personal life.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion.
  • Passion for the mission and vision of H.O.M.E.


  • At least one year’s experience as a cook.
  • Certified in food sanitation or proper food handling.
  • Experience with the older adult population strongly preferred.

COMPENSATION: $15/hour. Comprehensive benefits package. 

HOW TO APPLY: Send your cover letter and resume (applications without cover letters will not be considered) via email by November 1, 2019 to Annette Robertson, Good Life Coordinator at the Nathalie Salmon House, at No phone calls, please. 

Resident Assistant 

Job Summary

Housing Opportunities and Maintenance for the Elderly (H.O.M.E.) is a nonprofit organization that helps low-income seniors maintain their independence by providing a home upkeep and repair service, a shopping bus, affordable housing and moving assistance.

The Good Life Senior Residences seeks individuals enthusiastic about living in a family-like setting with older adults to serve as live-in Resident Assistants. Resident Assistants are fairly compensated and receive room and board as a part of their salaries (including a private room, meals, utilities, WiFi, and some household supplies).

Responsibilities and Duties

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Serving meals
  • Cooking two to three weekend day shifts per month
  • Assisting residents with cleaning and laundry
  • Picking up food and other supplies
  • Planning and implementing activities
  • Helping our unique intergenerational community to function in myriad ways

Qualifications and Skills

H.O.M.E. offers fantastic opportunities to engage with the nonprofit world.

Applicants must have:

  • Basic cooking skills.
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills.
  • A valid driver’s license in good standing.
  • Experience working or volunteering with seniors a plus.
  • Experience living in a Co-Op is a plus.


Required license or certification: Driver's License

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Tell me about being a Resident Assistant


The internship program at H.O.M.E. supports the development, delivery and maintenance of programs to clients, and helps build an engaged community around the principles of H.O.M.E. Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Support the delivery of programs in the field
  • Support the advancement of the organization through management, communications, and/or development activities
  • Provide support to appropriate projects and assigned tasks to promote accountability and ownership
  • Engage with the organization’s guests via volunteer activities or community events

Activities may include:

Program Implementation

  • Site visits to clients’ homes with case managers, program coordinators, and/or home repair specialists
  • Assist with daily paperwork and program activities
  • Arrange monthly  Good Life Senior Residences outings
  • Attending community and agency meetings
  • Develop and lead activities with residential clients

 Marketing and Communications

  • Manage social media accounts (including Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, and blog)
  • Record personal stories of client and staff experiences for use in newsletters, appeal letters, and other marketing tools
  • Develop and implement marketing plans and tools (including brochures; marketing to potential clients, donors, and volunteers; and preparing presentations to community groups/aldermen)


  • Attend board and staff meetings
  • Participate in strategic planning process
  • Data entry of satisfaction survey results
  • Provide staff support to one committee of the board


  • Research aging population and best practices
  • Prospect research of potential donors: foundations, major donors, and corporations
  • Organize Associates Board activities


  • Ability to effectively explain and present concepts in one-on-one and group situations in an engaging, compelling, and energetic manner.
  • Positive attitude, strong interest for working with people in a fun environment.
  • Prior experience in nonprofit, human services, or senior programming a plus.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Candidates must exhibit initiative and openness to new ideas.
  • Good academic standing.
  • Trustworthy, with strong professional ethics.
  • Ability to follow directions and collaborate in a team-centric environment.

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to Gail Schechter