President & CEO
The Illinois Association of Community Action Agencies (IACAA) was formed in 1971. With the mission to “provide a unified voice and support to the poverty fighting network of CAA”, this organization advocates for all of Illinois’ 102 Community Action Agencies on both the federal and state levels. This membership organization is funded primarily through dues and state and federal grants. In addition to legislative advocacy, IACAA provides training to local boards and CAA staff and assistance in service delivery. The IACAA Board of Directors is elected from among the Directors of member Community Action Agencies. The organization has a staff of 13 based in Springfield, IL and a budget of $5 million.
The President & CEO is the official spokesperson and primary advocate for the Illinois Association of Community Action Agencies. The President & CEO is responsible to the Board of Directors for the effective management of all Association affairs, including the overall performance and development of all programs and matters pertaining to personnel. The President & CEO is also responsible for the protection of the organization’s financial assets while ensuring compliance with board directives and applicable grantor, federal and state requirements. The President & CEO will lead the Association through strategic planning and thinking.
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