When Tyler was 10 months old his daycare noticed he fisted his left hand when he crawled. Tyler was referred to Easterseals where he began making progress, reaching goals and celebrating new milestones with his family.
We are committed to recruiting and hiring personnel on the basis of merit, character, ability, and experience. Easterseals employees are known not only for the passion they demonstrate for our mission but for their high level of competency and personal character. We take great pride in a workplace culture which encourages individual creativity, personal responsibility, and leadership.
We are now accepting applications for the Director of The Autism Collective.
The Autism Collective is a separately incorporated not-for-profit organization founded by two initial founding members, Easterseals Central Illinois and OSF HealthCare. The Collective will be governed by its own board of directors selected by both Easterseals and OSF. Initially, The Autism Collective will not employ staff directly but will contract them from the founding members. The Director of The Autism Collective will be hired by OSF and contracted by The Collective. This position will report directly to the board of directors.
The Director is accountable for the overall administration and effective operation of The Autism Collective. Responsibilities include program and services development, implementation and evaluation, long and short range planning, staffing, budgeting and expenditure control. Must maintain an effective interface with members of The Autism Collective Board of Directors, its Officers, and various Committee Chairs/Members. Charged with ensuring that The Autism Collective maintains a high standard of integrity, quality, compassion, patient-and family centeredness, credibility, and favorable public image. The Autism Collective is a relentless champion for those living with Autism. By uniting experts and connecting families, we end the isolation of Autism.
Bachelor's Degree in a healthcare related field from an accredited college or university
3 years of experience working in a human services or healthcare organization
2 years of work experience in leading collaborative efforts and aligning people, cultures, and multidisciplinary teams around a shared vision.
2 years of administrative, organizational, management, and supervisory work experience, including making sound judgments and decisions, and effectively prioritizing work assignments.
Excellent communication skills: verbal and written.
Excellent customer service principles and practices.
Highly motivated to build a new organization.
Knowledge of community resources and how to access those resources.
Ability to adapt to changes in the work environment.
Computer experience in word processing software, database spreadsheet and presentation software.
Ability to create, track, and analyze outreach efforts.
Master’s degree in healthcare or business
10 years of experience working in a human services or healthcare organization.
5 years of experience working with individuals and families living with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and other developmental disabilities.
Experience working with a not-for-profit board of directors.
Experience in use of electronic medical record.
Job seekers will be afforded equal opportunity regardless of their race, ethnicity, veteran status or disability status.
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