Director of Clinical and Residential Services
Cunningham Children’s Home

<< Go back

Post Date: Feb 23, 2024
Job Type: Full Time
Start Date: - n/a -
Salary: - n/a -
Location: US - Illinois - Urbana
Job Reference: - n/a -
Email Job to a Friend     Save Job to Inbox     Printer Friendly

KEES has been exclusively retained by Cunningham Children’s Home in this search.

Cunningham Children’s Home is seeking an agile and collaborative leader who has proven success leading residential programs in complex, non-profit service environments, preferably working with youth, adolescents, and families. The ideal candidate leads with a high level of responsiveness, flexibility, and decisiveness, adapting easily to changing circumstances and collaborating closely with others.

The successful candidate will thrive in a fast-paced environment and demonstrate a capacity to stay composed under pressure while effectively steering their team toward goals. The individual must have high emotional intelligence and experience in leading teams with a focus on empowerment and growth. Sophisticated clinical acumen is essential for this position, as well as proficiency in navigating Illinois state agencies.

Some specific requirements include:
•        A minimum of 8 years of progressive experience in human services, with direct clinical work with children and adolescents.
•        Knowledge of clinical work with children and adolescents with severe emotional challenges as well as DCFS and Medicaid standards related to child welfare and mental health services required.

To provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all individuals, employment decisions at Cunningham Children's Home will be based on merit, qualifications, and abilities. Cunningham does not discriminate in recruitment, employment opportunities or practices based on race, color, religion, age (40 and
over), sex, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status (concerning employment), physical or mental disability, military status, sexual orientation, unfavorable discharge
from military service, or any other State or Federal protected status.

Cunningham will provide reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would result in undue hardship to Cunningham. This policy governs all aspects of employment, including selection, job assignment, compensation, discipline, termination, and access to benefits and training.

Any employee in need of reasonable accommodation or with questions about any type of discrimination in the workplace is to bring these issues to the attention of the Director of Human Resources. Employees can raise concerns and make reports without fear of reprisal. Anyone found to be engaging in any type of unlawful discrimination will be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including termination of employment.

KEES (formerly Alford Executive Search) is a nonprofit executive search firm that builds diverse teams and dynamic leaders in the nonprofit and public entity sectors. A woman-owned and operated firm, KEES offers a full array of nonprofit consulting services including executive search, leadership development, interim staffing, and HR support. For more information, please visit

•        Ability to direct and manage within a complex organizational system and handle conflict and problem situations constructively and productively.
•        Proven ability to build strong external relationships with public leadership, partner organizations, and other stakeholders.
•        Proven success in building strong and productive work teams with a focus on mentoring and nurturing staff development.

TO APPLY, PLEASE CLICK HERE: Cunningham Director

To assure confidential tracking of all applicants, no applications will be accepted via email. ALL INQUIRIES WILL BE HELD IN STRICT CONFIDENCE.

This search is being managed by Yoo-Jin Hong, Executive Search Manager, and Randi Blasutti, Project Manager of KEES. Questions may be addressed to

Contact Details
Name: Randi Blasutti
State/Province: Illinois
Country: United States