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Post Date:  Jun 10, 2021

Chicago, IL, US, 60647

Position Type:  Full Time
Requisition Number:  12010
Work Schedule:  Day Shift

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! 


Program Directors are responsible for:

  • Responsible for planning, organizing, directing and controlling the management and delivery of quality client services within a defined substance abuse treatment program.
  • Reviews clinical treatment program services and results; ensures compliance with program and Foundation standards and objectives, applicable contracts, regulations and accreditation standards. Recommends program budgets, goals, and policies; and ensures effective implementation and administration of same.
  • Responsible for recruiting and retaining program staff. Interviews, hires, oversees the training and development of, schedules, assigns work to, evaluates the performance and competence of and, when necessary, disciplines and discharges subordinate staff in accordance with established personnel policies.
  • Develops and recommends program goals and objectives, and designs and implements appropriate plans to meet agreed-upon goals. Assists subordinate supervisors in developing and meeting goals and objectives for their areas of responsibility.
  • Conducts regular meetings with program staff to communicate program goals, objectives, and short- and long-term plans, to provide advice and guidance in resolving complex case problems and to conduct staff in-service training.
  • Maintains and fosters cooperative working relationships with a variety of referral resources and services, community organizations and criminal justice and social services agencies.
  • Maintains and enhances knowledge and expertise through appropriate educational and organizational activities. Creates an annual personal development plan to increase management skills, abilities and competence. Serves on internal and external committees as assigned.

Job Requirements:

  • Master's degree in health, business administration, or a related field required
  • Minimum of 5 years management experience in the substance abuse and/or mental health field required
  • Knowledge of up-to-date treatment techniques and modalities, and case management within the assigned program
  • This position will provide leadership for residential programs serving adult clients; as such, experience with the adult population is preferred
  • Experience with managed care entities, accreditation standards, and measuring effectiveness of programs a must
  • Current professional license or certification as a substance abuse counselor in state of Illinois required

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to speak with others in order to exchange information and provide counseling.
  • Ability to record and proofread information on forms and charts.
  • Ability to respond to telephones and pages, and hear speech.
  • Ability to use a keyboard and video display terminal to receive, retrieve, and/or audit information and data on a regular basis.

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