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Job Description
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Are you a go-getter with Passion looking for an Outreach Opportunity to meet and exceed your goals? Look No Further.

We offer a Great Salary while having a work-life balance.

Gateway Foundation is Illinois’ largest provider of substance abuse treatment that offers valuable experience with a variety of treatment methods as well as an opportunity to collaborate with skilled experts about a diverse clientele.

The Alumni Coordinator leads alumni activities and groups during and post treatment for Gateway Foundation alumni by organizing and arranging events and social outings that build a community of recovery. Maintains contact post treatment and supports Gateway alumni.

• Builds face to face relationship with patients while in treatment to talk about alumni program and facilitating going home groups and other groups.
• Provides clients with information on alumni program, events, local support groups and other recovery activities.
• Explains and collects signed contact authorization forms from patients to contact after they leave treatment and send them to marketing.
• Meets and engages with patients who have authorized Gateway to connect with them post treatment via social media.
• Coordinates graduation events and activities, including ordering t-shirts, coins and other marketing materials. Arranges alumni speakers at each site and tracks RSVP’s and event attendance.
• Collaborates with Director of Events and Executive Director to plan monthly off site outings, annual alumni reunion and other events. Assists with event planning, set up and cleanup.
• Promotes Gateway Alumni events at 12-step meetings, recovery houses and throughout the recovery community.
• Develops flyers, text, email and social media posts.
• Follows up with alums by phone or text at 30, 60 and 90 day, etc. intervals post treatment. Refers alumni to services and other community resources.
• Develops various community partnerships within counties to help provide additional services to alumni. Assists in organizing and/or scheduling employment workshops (resume building, interview skills, relapse prevention groups, etc.).
• Develops a list of trusted alumni ambassadors to assist with outreach, events and mentoring
• Maintains database of facility alumni and meeting participants.
• Develops and maintains contacts with recovery community, SMART, Refuge and 12-step groups.
• Distributes and encourages +Google review directions and alumni referral cards. Provides content for Facebook and new Gateway recovery mobile app.

Other Information/Requirements: 


• High School Diploma or GED
• Required to be in a recovery program with at least two years of continuous sobriety
• Some experience in community outreach, sales or working with public preferred
• Strong communication and organizational skills
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel)
• Strong attention to details and follow up skills

Physical requirements:

• Ability to communicate effectively in person or by telephone in order to gather and exchange information
• Ability to record, proofread and check documents and files for accuracy, to prepare and analyze data and figures, transcribe, read
• Ability to use a keyboard and video display terminal to receive, retrieve, and/or audit information and data
• Ability to respond to telephones, and to hear and detect alarms and unusual noises
• Ability to travel to different locations for business

Competitive Compensation and Benefits:

Gateway Foundation values its employees and provides an inclusive and diverse work environment where dedicated employees can make a difference. We are committed to engaging and rewarding our employees in meaningful ways. For eligible employees, we provide a Total Rewards Package that includes:

• Health Insurance - Including a wellness premium incentive opportunity
• Dental & Vision Insurance
• Paid Time Off - Including 18 days of PTO and 9 paid holidays in the first year
• Catastrophic Absence Time (CAT) - Accrue up to seven days annually, to be used during an extended personal illness
• Flexible Spending Accounts
• Commuter Accounts
• 403(b) Retirement Plan with company match
• Life and AD&D Insurance
• Long-Term Disability (LTD)
• Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
• Gateway is a qualified employer for Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF)
• Tuition Reimbursement
• Training & Development Programs

Gateway Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer: Race/Color/Sex/Sexual Orientation/ Gender Identity/Religion/National Origin/Disability/Vets.

How to Apply: 

Email your resume to

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Gateway Foundation
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