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CEO/Executive Director

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Chicago, IL, USA


The CEO is responsible for the organization’s day-to-day leadership and executive-level strategy and for supporting the staff through the implementation of the programmatic goals and objectives that allow RSI to maintain its position as the leading organization in the court ADR field.


The ideal candidate for this position has an extensive understanding of mediation, has leadership experience within a small to medium non-profit organization, and likes to be on the cutting edge of research and innovation.


This position is for you if you value the alternative dispute resolution process and research, enjoy being a guide and mentor to your team members, have a passion for learning and identifying new opportunities, are a forward thinker who can effectively make decisions and lead change in an inclusive and motivating manner, and are ready to build relationships and represent RSI’s mission and work throughout the ADR field and with supporters.

Areas of Responsibility: 
  • Ensures ongoing programmatic excellence by providing oversight and day-to-day support to the organization and its programs
  • Leads a remote staff by providing supervision, guidance, motivation, and mentorship
  • Collaborates with staff to create and implement a funding strategy to ensure proper financial support from grants, contracts, individual contributions, and other sources
  • Ensures funding for the organization by building relationships and supporting the process to receive financial gifts, grants, and other donations
  • Creates and maintains an environment that allows for the appropriate accountability and authority to belong to each team member
  • Manages processes to plan, develop, operate, and assess RSI’s programs to ensure maximum impact and to provide a model for other entities
  • Works with staff and the Board to develop and monitor annual income and expense budgets
  • Designs and implements activities to develop closer relationships between RSI and RSI supporters
  • Works with the Board to develop Board membership and its support for the organization’s strategic direction, activities, and staff
  • Maintains confidence and enthusiasm of the Board by engaging them in RSI’s activities and providing timely information on the key triumphs and pressing needs
  • Cultivates relationships with staff, Board members, current and future donors, courts, and other partners
  • Maintains the position of the leading expert in court ADR – individually and organizationally
  • Represents RSI and promotes the expertise of the organization to the ADR field, agencies, organizations, media, and the general public
  • Attracts, develops, and retains a skilled talent pool and manages professional staff
  • Completes other duties as required to ensure the ongoing success of the organization
  • Extensive non-profit operations knowledge
  • Deep knowledge of dispute resolution, especially mediation
  • Understanding of non-profit funding, including private and public, grants, and contracts
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Leadership experience
  • Ability to mentor and motivate team members
  • An entrepreneurial spirit that values innovation
  • Capacity to address complex challenges and make decisions
  • Ability to relate well to people of diverse backgrounds
  • Pay - $100,000.00 - $110,000.00 per year
  • The position can be fully remote, hybrid, or in-person at the RSI Chicago office
  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Life insurance
  • 401(k) with match
  • Paid vacation, holiday, and sick time

Organization Info

Resolution Systems Institute

Chicago, IL, USA
Annual Budget : 
1-10 employees
About Us

Strengthening access to justice by enhancing court alternative dispute resolution systems.

Why Work For Us?: 

Resolution Systems Institute (RSI) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that is nationally recognized as the leader in court alternative dispute resolution (ADR). Formed in 1995 and based in Chicago, our mission is to strengthen access to justice by enhancing court ADR systems through expertise in research and evaluation, dispute system design, mediation services, and creation and dissemination of resources.

At RSI, we have a passion for innovations in court ADR that improve access to justice, especially for self-represented individuals with limited resources. Our staff is the key to our success. We work closely and collaboratively to succeed not only in our mission but to thrive and grow as individuals.

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Listing Stats

Post Date: 
Jan 27 2024
Active Until: 
Feb 27 2024
Hiring Organization: 
Resolution Systems Institute