Evanston, Illinois

Prevention Specialist

PEER Services is a substance abuse prevention and treatment agency located in downtown Evanston.  The prevention department provides direct services to youth ages 11-18 and families.

The Prevention Specialist is responsible for planning, implementing, and evaluating drug prevention programs. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: developing and implementing a social marketing campaign for high school youth and school staff; collaborating with youth, school personnel, youth agency providers, and parent groups; developing educational materials for parents; delivering community trainings on essential prevention topics; and supporting prevention staff, community organizations, and coalitions in implementing prevention best practices.

Bachelors or Masters in Public Health, Health Education, or Social Work is preferred, as well as proficiency and experience in Microsoft Office, graphic design or other arts, basic knowledge of alcohol and other drug pharmacology, and school/community engagement.

For more detailed information, please take a look at this full job description.


Evanston, Illinois

Executive Director

Since 1975, PEER Services has provided community-based substance abuse prevention and treatment services to the residents of Evanston, Northfield, New Trier, Maine and Niles Townships, and the north side of Chicago.  PEER Services is committed to delivering quality services designed to meet the needs of the individuals, families, and communities it serves by utilizing the best practices in the field. The organization values professional development and ensures that staff members remain up-to-date on the cutting-edge research and advances in the prevention and treatment of substance use disorders.

Following the departure of a long-term leader, PEER Services is seeking its next Executive Director.  The next director will have the opportunity to take the helm of an agency with an outstanding reputation, a solid financial footing, and a high-quality, committed staff.

PEER Services seeks a proven leader with dedication and commitment to human services management in the not-for-profit arena. An affinity and passion for the mission of PEER Services must be evident, although specific experience in healthcare and/or substance abuse and treatment is not required.  The successful candidate will bring strong leadership ability and will be skilled at building and guiding a team towards success and a positive client experience. Having the humility to delegate is important, as is the ability to listen and lead with respect for staff, clients and community members alike.

A big picture thinker and ambitious leader, the next Executive Director must also be a knowledgeable manager with excellent administrative and operational skills and an understanding of best administrative practices.  He or she will have demonstrated expertise in finance and financial oversight and will be comfortable with technology and management information systems.

A compelling presence and excellent communication skills are a must, as is a proven ability to build relationships with community and funding partners.  Experience in fundraising will be beneficial. Important personal qualities include approachability and the ability to relate to people from all walks of life.  The successful candidate will possess the ability to juggle competing priorities while maintaining a calm demeanor.  A bachelor’s degree in a related field is required; a master’s degree is strongly recommended.

Applications for the position are being received exclusively by Kittleman & Associates, LLC. Please submit a letter of introduction and a current resume at http://www.kittlemansearch.com/peer-services/


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906 Davis Street, Evanston, IL 60201 - 847-492-1778
3633 W. Lake Avenue #305, Glenview IL 60026 - 847-657-7337

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