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Executive Director - Lake Villa , IL

Job Description
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Gateway Foundation, Inc., a national, non-profit organization serving individuals with substance use and mental health disorders seeks a dynamic and inspiring Executive Director for one of its largest programs in Lake County Illinois. This operation consists of a 122 bed residential program in Lake Villa and an outpatient program in Gurnee. Located in picturesque Lake County, 50 miles northwest of Chicago.

Our experts in Addiction Medicine—including highly educated clinical and medical professionals and expert psychiatrists and nurses—deliver care that never stops. Drawing from science and research-based models, we practice innovative and specialized treatment modalities across a full continuum of care. Our approach to care is evidence-based, but built around patients to adapt to needs such as dual diagnosis, trauma and family services.

The Executive Director will join us at a pivotal juncture as the organization evolves to be the largest non-profit SUD treatment provider in the nation.
The role of the Executive Director at Gateway Foundation offers unique challenges such as driving vision & purpose of the organization, building effective teams and leading them through transformational change and creating opportunities for innovation. Most importantly this is an opportunity of advancement for an individual who aspires to contribute to the cause of SUD treatment on a large scale with a leading organization that is expanding its footprint rapidly.

Job Summary:
In this role the individual will be responsible for leading facility operations that include directing program services, developing short and long-term strategic plans, promoting continuous improvement in quality patient care and, utilization and cost effectiveness.

As the leader of this facility you will oversee and participate in activities that build rapport, establish links in the community and market programs to promote overall business growth. The other key component of this role will be to provide effective leadership and development to the management team, and maintain an environment that attracts, retains and motivates staff.

Job Responsibilities :
Ideal candidate has a proven record as a solid operator of both Residential and Outpatient Drug and Alcohol Treatment Programs. This includes:
• Marketing and Business Development
• Program Development and Expansion
• Developing and monitoring budget
• Lead, Manage and supervise staff (7 direct reports) and a total team of 70+ members
• Regulatory Compliance

Other Information/Requirements: 

•Master’s degree in business or healthcare administration, or a related field
•7 years of experience leading, directing, and evaluating program operations, preferably in a for-profit behavioral healthcare or hospital setting
•Experience with managed care treatment required
•Excellent written and verbal communication skills
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 aTotal 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 of minorities, females, individuals with a disability and protected veterans.

How to Apply: 

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Contact Information
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Gateway Foundation
55 E. jackson Blvd.
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