Associate Executive Director

Location Chicago, IL 60608
Date Posted February 07, 2024
Job ID 11227
Employment Type Direct Hire
Scion Nonprofit has been engaged to conduct an immediate search for an experienced Associate Executive Director for our client, an inspirational social services agency that provides restoration, fairness, and completeness to individuals and communities. They deliver essential services annually to residents of Illinois, encompassing foster care, mental health support, addiction treatment, affordable housing for seniors, residential programs aiding individuals with developmental disabilities, senior home care, and assistance for families affected by incarceration. 

The ideal individual for this role will have an extensive background in child welfare programs and social services with experience developing and managing nonprofit programs. The person selected for this role will also be a skillful leader with excellent team leadership capabilities. This incredible full-time, hybrid opportunity is based in Chicago, Illinois and is a fantastic opportunity to lead programmatic efforts to direct a sophisticated child welfare program with multiple sites. 

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Associate Executive Director is responsible for managing all of the program’s operations, including developing a regional budget, implementing new programs, partnering with local agencies, and collaborating with a senior leadership team.  

  • Administer and continuously optimize a regional child welfare program with multiple sites.  
  • Collaborate with senior management team.  
  • Oversee the development, implementation, and operations of new programs throughout the region. 
  • Develop and manage regional budget.  
  • Partner with local public and private agencies to improve and advance program operations.  
  • Lead a team of highly talented and passionate child welfare professionals.  

  • Master’s Degree in Social Work or a related field (DCFS/COA accepted degrees) 
  • 3+ years of program management experience, including staff leadership.  
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.  
  • LCSW credential preferred.  
  • Proven experience within the field of child welfare, social services, or a related field.  
  • Ability to handle confidential information with discretion. 
  • Knowledge of compliance regulations and documentation. 
  • Ability to work well independently and collaboratively.  

This role offers an annual salary of $85,000 to $95,000 dependent on experience, plus a wonderful benefits package, including 10 paid holidays, paid time off (PTO) which begins accruing on the first day of employment, a 403(b) plan, and medical, dental, vision, and life insurance! This organization also offers paid continuing education credits (CEUs), a hybrid work environment, flexible work schedules, and an employee assistance program (EAP)!  

For immediate consideration please provide your resume and cover letter (in Word), sharing more about your experience and interest in this role via

Scion Nonprofit Staffing is an award-winning national nonprofit recruitment and staffing specialist for nonprofit organizations, foundations, associations, and educational institutions! Since 2006, we have had the pleasure of successfully placing thousands of talented professionals supporting incredible missions and programs. Through our innovative team building and recruiting solutions, we bridge the gap in executive leadership searches, direct hire nonprofit recruiting, interim leadership placement, and temporary professional staffing.  

We are proud to be part of the Forbes lists of the Best Recruitment Firms and the Best Executive Search Firms in America. Additionally, Scion has been recognized as a ClearlyRated Best of Staffing firm as well as a top recruitment firm by The Business Times. Additional information about our firm and our practices can be found online. Scion Nonprofit Staffing is an equal opportunity employer and service provider and does not discriminate based on race, religion, gender, gender identity, national origin, citizenship status, sexual orientation, disability, political affiliation, or any other protected class. We are committed to the principles of Equal Opportunity Employment and are dedicated to making employment decisions based on merit and value, for ourselves, our client companies, and the candidates we represent.   

For opportunities located in a region that has enacted fair chance, arrest, or conviction-based employment ordinances, Scion Nonprofit Staffing proactively follows the enacted guidance and considers for employment all qualified?applications with arrest and conviction records. We engage in socially conscious business practices and believe that diverse, equitable, inclusive, and non-biased talent and recruitment processes are foundational to the success of Scion as well as every client organization with whom we partner. 



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