Executive Director
Counseling Center of the North Shore

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Post Date: Jun 18, 2024
Job Type: Full Time
Start Date: - n/a -
Salary: $120,000-$130,000
Location: US - Illinois - Winnetka
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KEES has been exclusively retained by Counseling Center of the North Shore in its search for an Executive Director. CCNS Executive Director

CCNS seeks its next Executive Director to embrace its mission and lead the organization into the future. The Executive Director will be responsible for the leadership and management of the organization with a dual focus on the external (resource development, community engagement, and partnerships) and internal (fiscal management, team leadership.) The successful candidate, with the Board of Directors, will bring a strategic focus on sustainability and growth to the organization’s impact and mission delivery.

A visible presence within the community, the successful candidate will promote the CCNS brand, and form new relationships with various stakeholders. The next leader will be a passionate and empathetic advocate, vision-oriented, and a connector of resources supporting Mental Health.

Some specific requirements include:
•        A minimum of 5 years of progressive experience in leadership and management, with documented ability to manage staff and lead teams. Nonprofit experience is a plus.   
•        Experience with managing and growing a diverse revenue stream, including elements of both earned and contributed income.
•        Retail experience is preferred.
•        Bachelors degree is required.

Compensation for this position has recently been benchmarked by CCNS and KEES and is in the fair market range. This position offers a competitive salary of $120,000 - $130,000, commensurate with experience, and benefits.

Counseling Center of The North Shore, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, age, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, disability, marital status, veteran status, or any other occupationally irrelevant criteria.


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 Heather Eddy, President and CEO, and Randi Blasutti, Project Manager of KEES. Questions may be addressed to rblasutti@kees2success.com.

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 www.kees2success.com.

The Counseling Center of the North Shore (CCNS) is a Winnetka, IL nonprofit mental health center with a mission of helping people through life’s challenges and transitions by providing access to counseling, therapy, and community education. With a commitment to fostering emotional well-being and mental health resilience, the center serves clients of all ages and backgrounds, ensuring that everyone receives the support they need to lead healthier and more fulfilling lives. To learn more about CCNS, please visit their website www.ccns.org

•        Strong leadership skills in general management, communication, finance, and organizational leadership. Particularly in financial analysis, planning and management.
•        A positive cultural influencer with a keen talent for encouraging and building collaboration, a positive work environment, and morale, ensuring all align with mission delivery and outcome achievement.
•        Demonstrated success in building strong and productive work teams with a focus on mentoring and nurturing staff development.

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