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Chief Executive Officer

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Springfield, Illinois

The Board of Directors of the Illinois Coalition Against Domestic Violence is currently seeking a Chief Executive Officer (CEO). This is an exciting opportunity for an ambitious, highly organized, resourceful individual interested in systems change to join a high functioning team that works with a diverse group of community partners.

The position is responsible for leading Illinois statewide Coalition Against Domestic Violence (ICADV) in strengthening the capacity and quality of services provided to survivors across the state, advocating for policy changes that support survivors’ wellbeing, representing the interest of our membership and coordinating a comprehensive safety net across the state to support and serve domestic violence survivors.

This is a Full -time, exempt, position with a competitive total compensation package. Salary is determined based on level of education, experience, knowledge, skills, and professional attributes. This position will be based out of ICADV’s Springfield office and expected to travel throughout Illinois from week to week.  Depending on the time of year, up to 25% travel is required, including overnights and weekends. People who can contribute to ICADV’s diversity of lived experiences and perspectives are encouraged to apply.

Organization Overview

ICADV is a collaborative effort of agencies and individuals building on a community movement to prevent and respond to domestic violence through advocacy, public policy, education, and direct outreach strategies.

Collectively, these core activities work towards our vision to ensure evidence-based service delivery to survivors and standardized education and awareness to the Illinois region. The ICADV coalition believes in a community that is educated, aware, and supportive of victims of domestic violence.

Areas of Responsibility: 

Coalition Leadership & Policy Advocacy

  • Represent ICADV and collaborate locally, statewide, and nationally by participating in coalitions, task forces, work groups, and other efforts that offer the opportunity to further ICADV’s mission, goals, and legislative priorities.
  • Lead and drive implementation of a multiyear strategic roadmap that includes multiple and differing regional and statewide priorities that includes ICADV’s Collaborative Partners, coalition membership, researchers, and other stakeholders.
  • Lead the development and implementation of data collection methods, tools, and evaluation measures for ICADV activities and associated projects with support from the ICADV team.
  • Work to identify, write, and report on grants and funding sources that further the coalition mission and fundraising objectives.
  • Supervise, mentor, and direct the ICADV’s growing number of staff positions.
  • Work with staff to collect, analyze, and inform membership on broad research, current best practices, governmental rules and regulations, status of legislation, model legislation, and success stories related to domestic violence, anti-human trafficking, and exploitation.
  • Work with the Collaborative Partners and the ICADV Policy Workgroup to refine and implement ICADV’s state-based advocacy model, developing position statements, reviewing, and recommending endorsements of policies, providing technical assistance or public advice to legislative body, and advocating for policies and legislation at the state level that is in line with ICADV’s mission, values, and the consensus of the coalition membership.

Training & Events

  • Plan, coordinate, and conduct conferences, training and technical assistance workshops, webinars, and listening session for ICADV members, including four annual program council meetings per year.
  • Produce high quality programming related to domestic violence and ICADV’s Services Guidelines Manual.

Communications & Marketing

  • Continually monitor, maintain, and develop content for the coalition website.
  • Produce high quality digital and promotional materials related to domestic violence, member updates, ICADV’s Service guidelines, Impact Reports, etc.
  • Keep current with industry, government, and partner communications, including summarizing and reporting on e-newsletters, webinars, legislative text, regulations, and literature. As well as reviewing and updating information across media platforms, fact checking, and providing credible sources as appropriate.

What Makes a Good Match

  • You have demonstratable experience of at least 3 years of managing and successfully implementing multiple projects, staying on track, and keeping tasks from slipping through the cracks.
  • Have a degree in Social Work, Public Health, related degree, or professional experience that supports coalition building, policy advocacy, and/or macro practice related to human trafficking and/or violence against women.
  • You prioritize building a diverse community of people, such as people of color, differing gender identity and expression, religious backgrounds, immigration status, and abilities. You lead with a mindset of “power with” rather than “power over” and regularly include others in decision-making.
  • You enjoy public speaking, training, collaboration, and working with others to move a goal forward.
  • Have a valid driver’s license, proof of insurance, and reliable transportation, along with the ability to and desire to travel that includes overnight stays, weekend travel, and long drives across the state.
  • Can pass a background, driving record, and DCFS background check.

Annual salary ranging from $100K to $115K.


Key Benefits

  • Life/Disability Insurance
  • Health benefits, including vision and dental.
  • Retirement benefits including savings contribution plan.
  • All major holidays including a market competitive vacation schedule.
How to Apply: 

Email resume and cover letter to ICADV CEO Search Committee at [email protected]

Organization Info

Illinois Coalition Against Domestic Violence

Springfield, Illinois
Annual Budget : 
11-50 employees
About Us

ICADV builds networks of support for and with survivors, and advances statewide policies and practices that transform societal attitudes and institutions to eliminate and prevent domestic abuse.


Train those on the front lines. We coordinate and provide state-required training and continuing education for professional domestic violence advocates, as well as those working with survivors in the community, like law enforcement, social workers, mental health professionals, and more.

Advocate for safer policy: By educating lawmakers, other professionals, and the public on the myriad of challenges survivors face when seeking help, we can help ensure safer outcomes through thoughtful and strong policy.

Give technical assistance: We provide support and resources to our member organizations who are working with survivors every day. We assist in an array of ways, from securing grants to organizing and structuring a new program. Our goal is to help our members be successful as possible as they provide quality services to survivors and their children.



Why Work For Us?: 

ICADV is the statewide advocacy organization composed of over 50 member organizations throughout Illinois who serve victims of domestic violence and their children. Through training and technical assistance ICADV provides support to those agencies to provide the best service to families experiencing violence. Our advocacy, lobbying and public education to and on behalf of agencies throughout Illinois help inform policy development that builds the best safety nets possible for survivors and their children while holding those who cause harm accountable.

It is the responsibility and privilege of all ICADV employees to uphold the mission and vision of this agency. ICADV is a feminist organization and what that means to us is that we work to advance the principle that all people have the right to a life free of oppression and violence. We work to foster change in our economic, social, and political systems and bring leadership expertise and best practices to Illinois domestic violence victim service agencies and communities engaged in ending domestic violence.

ICADV allows its employees access to generous benefits including:

Key Benefits

  • Life/Disability Insurance
  • Health benefits, including vision and dental.
  • Retirement benefits including savings contribution plan.
  • All major holidays including a market competitive vacation schedule.

ICADV is an equal opportunity employer that values a diverse workforce and inclusive culture. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals without regard to arrest or conviction, race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability or veteran status. We encourage applicants with disabilities who may need accommodations in the application process to contact the office.

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Listing Stats

Post Date: 
Nov 1 2023
Active Until: 
Dec 1 2023
Hiring Organization: 
Illinois Coalition Against Domestic Violence