New Client Search: Ada S Mckinley Retains DG&A to Fill Chief Executive Officer Role

Ada S. Mckinley Community Services

Ada S McKinley Community Services retained David Gomez & Associates (DG&A) as their trusted executive search partner to recruit their next Chief Executive Officer.

One of Chicago’s largest and most-trusted human services organizations, Ada S. McKinley Community Services’ mission is to serve those who, because of disabilities or other limiting conditions, need help in finding and pursuing paths leading to healthy, productive, and fulfilling lives.  With an annual budget of $37 million and over 640 employees, Ada S. McKinley operates 37 sites and touches the lives of 12,000 people annually, helping them build pathways to success. Some services include in- and after-school tutoring, college placement assistance, foster care, youth and family counseling, employment training and placement, childcare services, senior-care services, and behavioral health services.  For nearly five decades, the McKinley College Preparation and Placement program has helped make it possible for more than 55,000 low-income high-school students to attend some 400 colleges and universities around the nation.

Reporting to the Governing Board of Directors, the Chief Executive Officer oversees the operation of the organization and is responsible for the conduct and administration of Ada S. McKinley’s operations.  The Chief Executive Officer also serves as the agency’s representative. The CEO also provides significant oversight and guidance to the agency’s budgeting and financial management efforts.

The ideal candidate will possess a demonstrated track record of effective personnel management including leading a team of senior staff professionals.  The candidate must have experience with budgeting, financial management, and financial reporting for an organization with a multi-million dollar budget with multiple and diverse funding streams.  Ada S. McKinley is a highly visible organization in the community, and the Chief Executive Officer should have significant skills in public and community relations, as well as media relations to increase the agency’s reputation and visibility.

All inquiries concerning the application process should be made in writing and directed to Genevieve Koloditch at: Gkoloditch@dgai.com

Contributed By: Tamara Milic