Executive Director - Carbondale, IL

Post Date:  Nov 17, 2023

Carbondale, IL, US, 62901

Position Type:  Full Time
Requisition Number:  31220
Work Schedule:  Full-Time

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. 


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! 


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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Developing and monitoring budget
  • Lead, Manage and supervise staff (7 direct reports) and a total team of 70+ members
  • Regulatory Compliance

Job Requirements:

  • Master’s degree in business or healthcare administration, or a related field
  • 7 years of experience leading, directing, and evaluating program operations, preferably in a for-profit behavioral healthcare or hospital setting
  • Experience with managed care treatment required
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

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:

  • Gateway is a qualified employer for Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF)
  • 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
  • Flexible Spending Accounts and Health Saving Account
  • Commuter Accounts
  • 403(b) Retirement Plan with company match 
  • Life and AD&D Insurance
  • Short Term Disability (STD) and Long-Term Disability (LTD)
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • 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: Carbondale