Gateway Foundation, founded in 1968, is a national non-profit organization and Illinois’ largest provider of evidence based substance abuse treatment services proven to get results.
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.
We are seeking an experienced clinical and business leader for the critical role of Executive Director at our treatment center located in Lake Villa, Illinois. The Executive Director reports to the Division President, Community Services.
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 :
• Leading and directing the overall provision of effective clinical and administrative services for assigned facilities.
• Developing capital and operating budgets for assigned programs, planning for short- and long-term program needs.
• Building and retaining an effective team of regular and contracted management, clinical, medical and support staff.
• Ensuring facility programs and services are in compliance with Gateway policies and procedures, contractual obligations, accreditation standards, state and federal laws.
• Promoting continuous improvement in quality and utilization of program services by reviewing standards and results achieved, initiating corrective actions and ensuring compliance with established guidelines and policies for quality assurance and utilization review.
• Researching new funding opportunities, analyzing data and preparing reports and proposals.
• Maintaining and fostering positive public relations by attending local meetings and participating in community functions.
• Is responsible for maintenance of overall physical plant, assuring facilities provide a safe, clean and aesthetically appealing environment.
• Participating on management committees to plan and develop Gateway services and to resolve operational problems.
• Enhancing business and management knowledge and expertise through appropriate educational and organizational activities.