Chief Clinical Officer (CCO) - Chicago, IL

Post Date:  Sep 22, 2023

Chicago, IL, US, 60604

Position Type:  Full Time
Requisition Number:  30552
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! 


The Chief Clinical Officer (CCO) for Gateway Foundation will have responsibility for all operations meant to improve the organization’s clinical effectiveness and performance. The CCO will provide leadership to the clinical programs and will ensure that Gateway Foundation clients have access to high-quality, evidence-based services. 



  • Evaluates evidence- based practices both current and emerging to determine their value and role in our clinical systems.
  • Reviews research and emerging practices to evaluate in consideration of our organization clinical philosophy, to recommend changes to our clinical philosophy, and educate and reinforce the clinical philosophy across the agency.
  • Collaborates with the Executive Medical Director to ensure the organizations medical and clinical practices are aligned.
  • Collects and analyzes data measuring patient outcomes, safety, satisfaction, or other performance metrics and identifies areas for improvement. 
  • Suggests performance improvement goals and targets, and assists in the development of process changes.
  • Oversees implementation of improvements and tracks performance towards goals. 
  • Develops relationships with community partners to build trust and foster collaboration.
  • Has full responsibility for meeting all financial, quality assurance, budgetary, and compliance obligations.
  • Collaborates with other members of the executive management team to align departmental strategy or direction with the overall goals of the organization. 
  • Develops policies, practices, and procedures that have a significant impact on the organization.
  • Oversees the development of the clinical trainings and systems of the organization.
  • Establishes career paths and opportunities for clinical talent development.
  • Represents the organization internally and externally as a key representative of our organization.



  • Master’s degree in a Clinical-related field, and/or advanced certification in Counseling (or related field) required.
  • 10 years of professional/ supervisory experience in clinical settings.
  • Ability to develop and mentor others.
  • Demonstrated Leadership skills.
  • Ability to drive strategic direction.
  • Decision-making skills.
  • Planning skills.
  • Customer/client orientation.
  • Detail oriented.
  • Attentiveness.



  • Office work environment, based in Chicago, Illinois.
  • Travel to sites across the country required as we operate as a national organization.


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: Chicago