Associated Colleges of Illnois
Chicago, IL/Hybrid Remote
Associated Colleges of Illinois (ACI) is a 70-year-old network of 26 independent liberal arts and sciences colleges and universities, serving more than 70,000 students. Its mission is to support member colleges and universities by advancing independent liberal arts and sciences education and helping underserved students succeed in college, career, and life. ACI achieves this by raising funds that are used to focus on preparing a diverse student body to earn degrees, excel in the workforce and invest in their communities. Students thrive in the supportive, small-class environment and develop the key skills that employers demand: critical thinking, communication, collaboration, problem solving and civic competencies.
ACI seeks an experienced and strategic Executive Director to plan, execute and lead the next phase of ACI’s growth. This position will report to and collaborate closely with the Board of Trustees, playing a critical role in ACI’s programs, capacity building and impact in the state of Illinois. The Executive Director will manage a staff of 5-7 individuals to include the Director of Programs, Director of Foundation Relations, Director of Communications, Director of Events & Scholarship, Staff Accountant, and a Finance Consultant. The ideal candidate will have at least 10 years of relevant experience with at least 5 years in a non-profit management role. Experience in Higher Education is preferred.
Graduates of ACI member colleges and universities are encouraged to apply
ACI is an equal opportunity employer. Candidates will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.