Four important position openings in Illinois. 


1.  The Hope Institute for Children and Families is seeking a Chief Executive Officer for its good work.

2.  Search, a large progressive nonprofit organization providing community based residential services and adult learning programs to adults with intellectual disabilities seeks Executive Director/Chief Operating Officer. Our sites are located in Chicago, Skokie, Morton Grove, Mount Prospect and Waukegan. Responsibilities include administering operations of the adult learning, residential and employment divisions as well as the human resources and physical plants departments. The ED/COO serves as ex-officio on Search’s Board of Directors, provides leadership in planning and execution of Search’s strategic planning, and oversees the planning and implementation of operating committee structure. The ED/COO also acts as the organization’s corporate compliance and safety officer and as a liaison to relevant State of Illinois funding and code departments.
Minimum requirements include an undergraduate degree, five years of experience in a related field with a minimum of 3 years in an executive management position. Must have knowledge of applicable regulations and standards including DHS Rules 120, 119, 116, 115, CARF Standards, state and federal labor and employment laws.

3.  Faculty Position in Disability Research
University of Illinois at Chicago
College of Applied Health Sciences
The Department of Disability and Human Development, University of Illinois at Chicago is seeking applications for a tenured/tenure-track faculty position (open rank) available for the Academic Year 2013-14.  We seek a candidate who can develop and sustain an independent research program on disability-related topics (e.g., health and health promotion, education, employment, disability policy, assistive technology), as well as participate in teaching and service.  Preferred candidates should have a demonstrated track record in extramural funding or a focus on an area of fundable research.
The search will remain open until the position is filled.  Interested applicants should submit a description of past research and future plans, curriculum vitae, and the names of three potential references.  For more information and fullest consideration, apply online by February 1, 2013 at:
The University of Illinois is an AA/EOE/ADA institution committed to cultural diversity.
4.  The Institute on Public Policy for People with Disabilities
683 South Prospect Avenue
Elmhurst, Illinois 60126
The Institute on Public Policy for People with Disabilities is seeking a progressive leader to direct the operations of the organization.  The mission of the Institute is to provide leadership, direction and technical assistance that drives public policy and promotes best practice for individuals with disabilities. 
The Institute operates a virtual office with a base within Illinois.  The successful candidate will have at least 5-10 years experience in public policy, system’s change, regulatory reform, best practices and governance.  The CEO will report to a board of directors.  The work schedule is flexible and the salary is negotiable, based upon experience.  The organization is financially stable with cash reserves.
Please send a cover letter and resume to the Institute Search Committee in care of  In your cover letter, please identify your current salary or salary needs.  Applications will be accepted through November 30, 2012.

Tony Paulauski
Executive Director
The Arc of Illinois
20901 S. LaGrange Rd. Suite 209
Frankfort, IL 60423
815-464-1832 (OFFICE)
815-464-1832 (CELL)