The Agency: At TASC, we serve people who have cases in courts, corrections, and family service systems across Illinois — and we help people move beyond their involvement in these systems, rebuild their lives, and connect to positive supports in the community. When you work with TASC, you’re part of a team committed to reducing people’s involvement with the justice system, increasing health and recovery, and advancing racial and social justice. We also strive to reform systems through public policy work in Illinois and nationally, and through our consulting services across the globe.
Adult Court Services: In our statewide Adult Court Services, we support clients who in court or on probation because of an offense that’s usually related to a substance use disorder. We provide opportunities for clients to rebuild their lives so they can become healthy and self-sufficient. Our work includes screening and assessments for substance use disorders, placing clients into treatment programs, and providing support with such activities as insurance enrollment, obtaining a state ID, and finding employment resources.
For Corrections & Community Reentry Services: In our statewide Corrections and Community Reentry Services, we provide specialized case management services to help people prepare to return to their families and communities after they’ve been incarcerated. We work both inside prisons and in communities to conduct screening and assessments for substance use disorders, place clients into treatment programs, and provide support with such activities as insurance enrollment, obtaining a state ID, and finding employment resources.
For Youth & Family Services: In our Youth and Family Services, we help parents and young people who are striving to become healthy and restore their relationships. We work in partnership with human services, child welfare systems, juvenile courts, and community-based service providers so that together we can help individuals and families obtain the services and skills they need to live in positive, healthy ways.
The Position: This position has responsibility for both internal and external responsibilities, ranging from operations and project sponsorship for business development, framing of approaches and high-quality client delivery.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities Structure and lead teams to deliver outstanding operations and strategic growth results.
Build and maintain strong relationships with various stakeholders.
Represent TASC at conferences, professional associations, and other public venues and with funders.
Develop active leadership around specific topics/emerging operations and service areas.
Partner with the President and CEO and the executive staff in essential internal leadership activities (administration, program and strategy development, organizational planning and external leadership activities). Identify opportunities to leverage cross-program strengths to take advantage of new opportunities.
Lead, coach, develop, and retain high-performance of direct reports with an emphasis on developing capacity in strategic analysis, planning, financial performance and external relationship building.
Executive sponsorship for the development, implementation and performance of philanthropic activities and results.
Provides executive leadership for grant development and CHJ activities of the agency.
Work with executive team to ensure continued financial viability of the organization.
Master’s degree from an accredited college/university in social work, business, or a related field; and twelve to fifteen years of related experience and/or training; or any equivalent combination of training and experience.
Minimum of 10 years’ experience in senior management capacity. Track record delivering superior results, commanding respect, and assuming leadership roles.
Success in roles requiring execution of multiple tasks while responding to multiple priorities.
Proven ability to work with efficiency, flexibility, and good sense of humor.
Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills are essential.
Passionate about TASC’s mission and impact.
Ability to exercise tact and diplomacy in organizational settings (internally & externally).
Self-starter, self-disciplined. Knowledge of the behavioral health and criminal justice systems.
Ability to work with a diverse population.
At TASC, we serve people who have cases in courts, corrections, and family service systems across Illinois — and we help people move beyond their involvement in these systems, rebuild their lives, and connect to positive supports in the community. When you work with TASC, you’re part of a team committed to reducing people’s involvement with the justice system, increasing health and recovery, and advancing racial and social justice. We also strive to reform systems through public policy work in Illinois and nationally, and through our consulting services across the globe.
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