Job Title
President & CEO
Kenneth Young Center
Elk Grove Village, IL
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Position Summary
Established over forty years ago, Kenneth Young Center is a premier community-based, behavioral health and senior services organization serving over 12,000 individuals annually in the northwest suburbs of Chicago, Illinois. Accredited by the Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, Kenneth Young Center provides out-patient assessment, counseling, psychiatric, recovery, and support services for children, youth, adults, and families, and social services for frail elderly, primarily within the Elk Grove and Schaumburg townships. We seek a proven human services leader who has been a catalyst in fulfilling an agency's vision. This entrepreneurial individual would bring leadership characterized by an ability to garner broad community support, increase visibility of the organization, and advance core programming. An innovative organizational thinker, who will further KYC’s development and impact, is highly desired. We seek a leader who communicates the agency's mission with enthusiasm. The ability to relate to a wide variety of constituents including elected officials, municipal, state and federal bureaucracies, businesses, civic groups, donors, neighbors, regulators and advocates is essential. Understanding and experience within managed-care environments is highly preferred. Given the unique and diverse revenue streams at the organization, the ideal candidate will demonstrate a proven track record of successfully negotiating large, complex contractual agreements in both the public and private sectors. Specific experience in social service management is highly preferred. At minimum, an affinity for the creation and delivery of human services to individuals with mental illness and seniors must be evident through previous professional experiences. A proven ability to hire, coach, and lead employees in multiple locations as an effective team of closely coordinated, highly professional, self-accountable staff members is a must. Experience in Board development is a plus. Experience in fundraising and donor engagement (i.e. cultivation, solicitation and stewardship) is important. A proven track record of having secured gifts and grants is highly preferred. The successful candidate will have demonstrated skills in operations and business management. Experience making strategic decisions in program design, development, and management in pursuit of board goals is expected. A master’s degree from an accredited college or university is required. Clinical experience, while advantageous, is not required. Affiliation with and leadership in local, state, or national professional or trade associations related to human services would be a plus.
How to Apply
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