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Founded in 1900 in Peoria, Illinois, our family service agency seeks a visionary leader to guide it into a future with ever-increasing social and technological opportunities. Anticipated start date is in May.
Reporting to the board of directors of People’s Resource Center, the executive director is responsible for the overall leadership of the organization to ensure delivery of the highest quality services, while safeguarding and growing its financial resources.
PRC’s next executive director will be a proven leader with at least 10 years’ experience in an executive director or other significant management role, and with a passion for addressing complex social issues. PRC’s purpose and its impact should drive and excite this individual. Candidates for this position must have proven leadership qualities to bring vision, direction, a collaborative atmosphere, and inspiration to an organization. The ideal candidate will possess exceptional management abilities highlighted by a track record of high-level program administration, business and financial acumen, exceptional written and verbal communication skills, comfort and facility with public speaking, and a demonstrated presence within human service and philanthropic communities.
PRC’s next leader will understand development and implementation of the strategic plan as a defining process for his or her tenure. The individual should be a strategic thinker and problem solver without seeking or desiring to solve every problem themselves; a healthy and intentional reliance on PRC staff and volunteers (including board members) is required. She or he must be able to demonstrate effective management approaches in building consensus, identifying solutions to multifaceted problems, and acting with decisiveness. The candidate should use a data-driven approach to make decisions as well as to benchmark the success of the organization and community we serve. The candidate we seek will also have proven success in providing mission-driven services utilizing sound business principles.
The next executive director must have the ability to skillfully serve as the primary external representative of South Suburban PADS and shall possess strong communication and networking skills for the purpose of helping to build a fundraising program for the organization. The successful candidate must present himself or herself in a professional manner. He or she shall have demonstrated skills in fundraising including cultivating and soliciting major gifts, corporate and foundation grants, capital campaign donations, and developing a culture of giving. Other personal qualifications include the interest and ability to build a strong, positive organizational culture and to both lead and manage within complex organizations. A creative, intuitive thinker with high emotional intelligence, flexible personality, and strong resiliency in sometimes difficult environments will serve the organization well.
LCFS is committed to be a service option of the highest quality for at-risk youth and their families. All programs within the Lutherbrook campus subscribe to youth-guided, family-directed, and evidence-based approaches to providing services that integrate family and community involvement into a comprehensive team-treatment process. The youth, family members, and significant others are important participants in a planning and treatment approach designed to assist the youth in normal development, in removing barriers to successful community placement, and in reaching individual goals.
The executive director of Lutherbrook campus provides leadership for the campus as well as oversight of the child welfare unit and the therapeutic day school housed at Lutherbrook. An essential duty of the position is to develop and carry out a strategic plan that enables the agency to be prepared for, and responsive to, opportunities for service as a result of changes in the residential treatment environment.
The person selected for this role must provide consistency and responsiveness to the needs of clients and their families. They must be able to develop relationships with outside contacts that result in community support, exhibited by both a positive public image and voluntary dollars which support the program. This person must also provide for an effective evaluation and monitoring of program effectiveness while observing efficient utilization of staff and resources, as well as providing a quality residential program.