REPORTS TO: Cathedral Counseling Center Board of Directors
The Cathedral Counseling Center, established in 1974, is a non-profit agency that provides mental health care to persons meeting its criteria for service regardless of race, ethnicity, national origin, gender, religious affiliation, sex, sexual orientation, or gender identification. The agency provides psychotherapeutic and psychiatric services of the highest professional quality on a variable-fee basis calibrated to each client's financial resources.
Establishes and monitors agency's implementation of standards for clinical practice
Hires senior administrative and clinical staff; monitors and regularly measures performance of senior administrative and clinical staff
Oversees the finances of the agency according to accepted accounting and financial management practices and reflective of the agency's mission
Actively supports and participates in the board of director's fund-raising, board development, and public outreach responsibilities
In collaboration with senior clinical and administrative staff and the board of directors, crafts and implements plans for and monitors the agency's success in fulfilling its mission
Has a lead role in setting and meeting budgeted goals for number of clients and client visits, size of clinical staff, and related financial factors and addresses prospective changes in the agency's clinical or administrative direction
Meets regularly and formally with senior clinical and administrative staff to monitor the state of the agency with respect to clinical practice and financial management; establishes short-, medium-, and long-term goals for senior clinical and administrative staff that reflect the agency's mission and financial resources; regularly and formally as well as informally measures staff performance against goals
Ensures agency compliance with all applicable professional practice, governmental, insurance provider, and similar requirements and regulations; stays informed of status of such requirements and regulations and promptly directs revision of agency practices when such requirements and regulations change; promptly corrects any failure to comply with such requirements and regulations
Successfully completes all continuing education and other requirements associated with all applicable licensures and monitors clinical and administrative staff completion of such requirements
Attends all board of directors’ meetings, and board of directors committee meetings, as appropriate, to inform the board of the ongoing achievement of the agency's mission and management goals and to actively participate in the board's review of the agency's activities and its decision making in regard to such activities as fund raising and community outreach
Directly supports the board of directors' fund-raising activities and makes an annual personally meaningful contribution to the agency's work; attends all agency- and board-sponsored events, such as the agency's professional development events and the board's major fund-raising events. Works closely and collaboratively with director of development to establish and cultivate solid base of major donors for the organization
Positively represents the agency within Episcopal Charities and Community Services as required by Cathedral Counseling Center's status as an ECCS agency
Positively represents the agency to the Chicago mental health care community, the community at large, and press
An advanced degree in clinical/mental health field from an accredited institution; a further degree, such as an MBA with a concentration in nonprofit management, highly desirable
At least five years of postgraduate direct clinical experience
At least five years of postgraduate progressively responsible and successful managerial roles in a health-care or social services agency, exclusive of clinical experience
Demonstrated familiarity with tools and practices of personnel and financial management
Demonstrated ability to successfully create positive professional and personal networks, and to effectively promote health-care or social service agencies in the community
Recent service as a member of a board of directors or in another volunteer role of a nonprofit health-care or social services agency highly desirable
THIS POSITION DESCRIPTION REPRESENTS THE MOST SIGNIFICANT AND GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES OF THIS POSITION. THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR IS EXPECTED TO PERFORM ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES AS ASSIGNED BY THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS. THIS POSITION DESCRIPTION APTLY DESCRIBES THE DUTIES PERFORMED.
Please send a one page letter of interest and a current resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. Only electronic submissions will be acknowledged and reviewed. Review to begin in September 2017 with decision expected by the 4th quarter. Position to begin first quarter 2018.
Please visit our website www.cathedralcounseling.org for more information on our staff and programs.
About the Cathedral Counseling Center
The Cathedral Counseling Center (CCC) has provided affordable, high-quality mental health care since it was established in 1974. Initially housed on the campus of Chicago’s Episcopal Cathedral of St James, the agency outgrew the available space and relocated in the early 2000’s. Its present site is the Garland Building office condominium on the eastern ed...ge of Chicago’s Loop and in view of Chicago’s famed Millennium Park. CCC owns its full-floor space. In addition to its Loop offices, CCC maintains two satellite locations, one in the southside Hyde Park neighborhood and one in the adjoining northern suburb of Evanston. These sites help to make CCC’s services more accessible to clients.
CCC provides its services without regard to clients’ religious affiliation (or lack of it), sex, nationality, ethnicity, race, or sexual or gender identity. CCC’s services are available on a variable-fee basis—fees are correlated to each client’s financial resources. The agency commits to raise funds to cover costs not met by client fees. As a partner agency of Episcopal Charities and Community Services, CCC applies for and regularly is awarded ECCS grants to supplement revenue generated by fund raising. CCC benefits from the effort of a full-time director of development supported by a committee of the board of directors. Such revenue-generating activities as CCC’s respected Fellows Program for post-graduate clinicians contribute to the agency’s financial well-being. CCC’s services are not free because of the well-established principle in mental health care that even a modest payment for service promotes the client’s involvement in the therapeutic process.
CCC’s clinicians represent experience in providing care across a wide span of mental illness and therapeutic modalities, enabling the agency to offer service to an equally broad range of clients. Clinicians must have at least seven years of post-graduate clinical experience to be eligible for consideration for a CCC position. CCC psychiatric and psychiatric nursing services permit diagnosis, prescription, and monitoring of medication for clients who can benefit from it. Among its collaborations and public outreach activities, CCC is a local site for the annual survivor-support event of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and produces a public program each year during Mental Health Awareness Month.
CCC’s clinicians are independent contractors who provide service for an agreed-upon number of hours per week (including evenings and Saturdays). Clinicians are paid a per-session fee that is far less than what they earn in their private practice. In addition to satisfying their individual wish to contribute to the community, at CCC clinicians find a supportive and collaborative group of like-minded professionals and formal and informal opportunities for continuing education. Sustaining this community of care is an explicit goal of the agency and its board of directors.
CCC’s board of directors includes members with backgrounds in finance, human resources management, mental health care, law, and ministry. Each board member makes a personally meaningful annual contribution in support of the agency’s work.