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MANAGER - STRATEGIC BUSINESS EXPANSION PROJECTS

Post Date:  Feb 9, 2021
Location: 

Chicago, IL, US, 60604

Position Type:  Full Time
Requisition Number:  8372
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 RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Identifies potential projects for strategic business expansion and presents them to the Executive Management Team (EMT) including background research and analysis
  • Supports the EMT in their decision management of opportunities and the development of long term organizational strategy
  • Assesses Market Trends and Competitors Build project plans that could include defining the scope;allocating resources;setting deadlines;laying out communication strategies;development of pro forma;testing of business assumptions and processes and identifying threats and opportunities
  • Manages every phase of all projects undertaken including development of milestones and execution of planned activities.   This may include obtaining space, licensure, personnel and payment contracts for new ventures
  • Assures successful completion of projects by managing schedules and informs EMT of any project timeline or goal variation
  • Develops communication for internal and external audiences regarding strategic development of projects
  • May perform duties as an Interim Business Unit or Functional Leader in the Division
  • Perform other duties as assigned

 

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor’s degree in business management; Master’s  in Business Administration preferred.
  •  Minimum of three to five years experience in strategic planning and project management.
  •  Direct fundraising experience, including but not limited to capital campaigns, event planning, planned giving, major giving and individual donor development; healthcare or  non-profit fundraising; and foundation grants
  • Bring with them a network of past supporters and a strong understanding of how to keep them engaged with the mission of the organizations                                         
  • Passion for the field of substance use disorder preferred

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills to gather and exchange information with internal and external customers.
  • Interpersonal and presentation skills to represent information to senior leaders the organization to diverse audiences, including influential and high-net individuals and/or corporations.
  • Expert knowledge and proficiency with fundraising donor platforms, e.g. blackbaud’s Raiser’s Edge for donor development.
  • Analytical and problem solving abilities to monitor work, identify and report on trends and recommend solutions.
  • Ability to respond to emails and voice mail.
  • High attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Able to work in a fast-paced work environment.

 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Ability to lift up to 10 – 20 pounds to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects such as files and other office materials.
  • Ability to speak and communicate effectively in person or by telephone in order to gather and exchange information and provide direction.
  • Ability to type and proofread documentation.
  • Ability to respond to telephone calls, emails, and hear speech.
  • May be required to stoop and bend when handling computer equipment, troubleshooting system problems, etc.
  • Ability to check and verify data and error messages from printed form and computer monitor display.
  • Ability to use a keyboard and monitor display to enter, retrieve and/or audit information and data.
  • Travel to meet external parties and coordinate events.

 

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: Chicago