KEES has been exclusively retained by Little City in its search for a Chief Executive Officer (CEO).
Little City is seeking a compassionate, business-minded, and visionary leader to help the organization define its future and move forward into the next decade. Evolving forward after twenty years with a single leader will provide all constituents of Little City the ability to collaborate in creating a stronger and dynamic future for serving people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). The Board desires a Chief Executive Officer (CEO) that can balance mission operations, efficiency, and sustainability. Equally as important is a leader who can bring stakeholders together in a strategic planning process that will craft a coherent and clarified organizational vision and create a strategic direction forward for all programs, services, and locations. The CEO will catalyze and empower the Leadership Team (7 direct reports) while collaborating with an engaged Board of Directors, and the 10 members of the Executive Committee.
The next executive leader will demonstrate relationship-building skills, compassion, and resourcefulness while actively participating in strategic and program planning, problem-solving, financial tracking, and measurement. The CEO is charged with clearly articulating Little City’s mission internally and externally as a passionate and cogent communicator, as well as maintaining a strong community presence as the face of Little City’s mission.
KEES (formerly Alford Executive Search) is a nonprofit executive search firm that builds diverse teams with dynamic leaders in the nonprofit and public sectors. A woman-owned and operated firm, KEES offers a full array of nonprofit consulting services including executive search, leadership development, interim staffing, and HR support. For more information, please visit www.kees2success.com.
Little City Foundation (Little City) is a vital and vibrant organization offering a comprehensive scope of services and amenities to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). From its modest beginning, the agency has grown to offer services at its main campus in Chicago’s northwest suburbs, locations throughout Cook, Lake, McHenry, and DuPage counties, and at its Foster Care & Adoption offices in Chicago, Matteson, and Joliet. Established in 1959 and granted nonprofit status that same year, Little City was founded by a group of parents who dreamt of a unique and revolutionary environment for their children who “experts” often said should be institutionalized. Today, Little City serves some adults in the program that have called the main campus home for over 50 years.
Over 900 individuals are served in a wide range of residential settings and day programming. These services include a portfolio of programs such as:
Little City is unique and distinct in the array of services offered. Individual participants typically range in age from 6 to 10. Children and adults, along with their families, are served at a 56-acre main campus in northwest suburban Palatine, Illinois and other residential facilities throughout Chicagoland. To learn more, please visit www.littlecity.org.
Some specific requirements include:
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This search is being managed by Heather Eddy, President of KEES and Megan Taylor. Questions may be addressed to Megan Taylor, Project Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.