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Post Date:  Mar 29, 2023

Aurora, IL, US, 60506

Position Type:  Full Time
Requisition Number:  29826
Work Schedule:  Monday - Friday, 8AM - 5PM

Are you looking to find personal and professional fulfillment, and align your career with your values? 


At Gateway Foundation, our employees have an opportunity to make a difference every day by helping people with substance abuse issues gain control of their lives.


Gateway Foundation is a recognized non-profit leader in evidence-based treatment 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. Throughout Gateway’s proud history of helping others, dedicated and professional employees have been vital to accomplishing our life-saving mission. Read more about the incredible recognition that we recieved!


If you are a collaborative professional who shares our commitment to helping people with substance abuse and mental health issues turn their lives around – GATEWAY IS THE PLACE FOR YOU! 


Job Summary:

Executive Director  will have the overall responsibility for managing facility mission and vision in accordance with Gateway mission and goals. This thought leader will  lead and direct assigned programs and services, promoting continuous improvement in quality, utilization and cost effectiveness.  


Executive Directors are responsible for:

  • 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.
  • 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.Ensure facility programs and services are in compliance with Gateway policies and procedures, contractual obligations, accreditation standards, state and federal laws
  • 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. Build and retain an effective team of regular and contracted management, clinical, medical and support staff.
  • Develop capital and operating budgets for assigned programs, planning for short- and long-term program needs. 
  • 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
  • Regulatory Compliance


Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business or health administration, or related field required; Master's degree preferred.
  • 10 years of experience leading, directing, and evaluating program operations, preferably in a for-profit behavioral healthcare or hospital setting
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated experience of community interface including public speaking, generating awareness about addiction treatment and advocating the impact of addiction treatment. 


Physical Requirements:

  • Communication abilities necessary to answer telephone, and convey information and directions (critical).
  • Proofreading and checking documents for accuracy, and reading reports, on a regular basis (critical).
  • Ability to drive vehicle to various locations in assigned geographic area (essential).
  • Ability to use a keyboard and video display terminal to receive, retrieve, and/or audit information and data on a regular basis (essential).



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 a Total 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: Race/Color/Sex/Sexual Orientation/ Gender Identity/Religion/National Origin/Disability/Vets. Please view Equal Employment Opportunity Posters provided by OFCCP here.

Nearest Major Market: Aurora
Nearest Secondary Market: Chicago