Executive Director

Executive Director

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Bleeding Disorders Alliance Illinois
June 11, 2024
Chicago / hybrid
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Margo Schwartz-Newton
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Executive Director


Bleeding Disorders Alliance Illinois

210 South Desplaines Street

Chicago, IL 60661


Full time exempt

From $85,000 a year, commensurate with experience, plus potential bonuses




Bleeding Disorders Alliance Illinois (BDAI) is a 501c3 organization founded in 1949 to serve individuals and families with inheritable bleeding disorders throughout Illinois.  BDAI’s mission is to improve the quality of life for the inheritable bleeding disorders community by providing affected individuals and their families with unbiased information and resources that help all affected lead healthy and active lives.


The Executive Director is the Chief Administrative Officer for the Bleeding Disorders Alliance Illinois (BDAI) and as such is responsible for the management and supervision of all operations in accordance with the intent of the board of directors and consistent with the organization's bylaws and state regulations.


The Executive Director will mentor and direct a staff of up to 3-5 employees and volunteers to perform tasks, programs, and events to advance the organization and improve the quality of life for members. BDAI values innovative ideas and problem solving. Working at BDAI is a rewarding experience and opportunity to assist people in need from the bleeding disorders community.


Job responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Responsible for the planning, organization, and direction of the organization’s operations and programs.
  • Prioritizes fundraising efforts to grow programing and services for the community.
  • Develops and implements cost accounting policies, procedures, and operational reporting and metrics.
  • Oversees and reports on the organization’s activities for the board of directors.
  • Ensures that services and funding relationships are robust enough to meet or exceed strategic goals and objectives.
  • Prepares accurate and timely analyses that capture and communicate fundraising results, variances, and performance trends.
  • Provides leadership to and manages the efforts of site staff to ensure appropriate support of all departments.
  • Coordinates and leads annual budget reviews, monthly and quarterly reviews, and periodic forecast updates with operational and senior management.
  • Retains a diverse, highly qualified staff and cadre of volunteers by providing professional development for employees and development training for the board of directors.


Qualifications and Skills

  • Demonstrated leadership and management skills
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Possesses strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Exemplary organizational skills
  • Takes initiative
  • Works independently
  • Creative problem-solving skills
  • Proven relationship building
  • Solid communications skills
  • Proficient in Outlook, Microsoft365, Sharepoint, MailChimp, Google Suite, and other software and platforms as needed
  • Shows enthusiasm about working for the community
  • Dynamic
  • Flexible
  • Collaborative
  • Bilingual (Spanish) preferred
  • Grant sourcing and/or writing experience preferred
  • Knowledge of inheritable bleeding disorders or a willingness to learn
  • Understanding of and willingness to maintain client confidentiality
  • Willingness and ability to work flexible hours with some travel both in the metropolitan area and beyond for BDAI events and regional and national training and conferences
  • Ability to relate to and work with diverse racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic groups


Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in health services, finance, accounting, or management preferred with at least 7 years of progressively responsible experience
  • Five (5) or more years of management experience in an operational environment, non-profit is a plus
  • Experience in collaborative partnerships, personnel supervision, budgeting, fiscal management, and fundraising


Hours and Benefits

  • Work full time (40 hours per week) including periodic evening and weekend events
  • May work one or two days remotely
  • Occasional travel
  • Salary from $85,000, commensurate with experience, plus potential bonuses
  • Health and dental insurance available
  • Paid vacation days, holidays, and sick time
  • Relocation funds available



Please send your resume and cover letter to search@bdai.org.  The first review of applicants will be on 24 June.


How To Apply

Please send your resume and cover letter to search@bdai.org.  The first review of applicants will be on 24 June.

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