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Executive Director

Bacoa (Barrington Area Council on Aging)
Illinois, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Closing date
Mar 27, 2024

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Position Type
Community Development, Health, Social Services
Employment Type
Full Time

KEES has been exclusively retained by Bacoa (Barrington Area Council on Aging) in its search for an Executive Director. Executive Director

Bacoa is looking for an empathetic individual who understands the challenges that families, caregivers, and individuals face while navigating the aging process. The successful candidate will be an effective communicator and develop strong relationships with the Board and other key stakeholders. The next Executive Director will be focused on Bacoa’s future and optimizing the current resources while seeking to expand sustainable funding.

The Executive Director will have experience in strategic leadership to be able to drive the organization’s mission and vision forward in partnership with the Board. The successful candidate will bring a personal touch to the organization and manage growth to fulfill the needs of the community.


Some specific requirements include:

  • A minimum of 4-8 years of progressive experience in leadership and management, with documented ability to manage staff and lead teams of less than 10 people.
  • Nonprofit management experience required, preferably in human services.
  • Proven ability to build strong external relationships with volunteer board members, a variety of volunteers, public leadership, partner organizations, and other stakeholders.
  • Well-developed and strong business acumen with the ability to work effectively and collaboratively with the Board, in a manner that leads them, supports them, and incorporates their contributions appropriately.
  • Strong analytic and strategic-thinking skills, with a demonstrated ability to create, implement, and monitor complex plans and then translate those plans into goals and concrete strategies.


Compensation for this position has recently been benchmarked by Bacoa and KEES and is in the fair market range. This position offers a competitive salary of starting at $115,000, commensurate with experience. Benefits include twelve paid holidays and generous vacation time.

Bacoa is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on race, color, gender, religion, age, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, disability, marital status, veteran status, or any other occupationally irrelevant criteria.


To assure confidential tracking of all applicants, no applications will be accepted via email. ALL INQUIRIES WILL BE HELD IN STRICT CONFIDENCE.

This search is being managed by Heather Eddy, President and CEO, and Randi Blasutti, Project Manager of KEES. Questions may be addressed to

KEES (formerly Alford Executive Search) is a nonprofit executive search firm that builds diverse teams and dynamic leaders in the nonprofit and public entity sectors. A woman-owned and operated firm, KEES offers a full array of nonprofit consulting services including executive search, leadership development, interim staffing, and HR support. For more information, please visit

Bacoa (Barrington Area Council on Aging) redefines aging by empowering older adults, families, and caregivers, and leads the community by supporting members, and participants as the pursue vibrant, healthy lifestyles. Since 1984 Bacoa has been a resource for residents primarily in the Barrington area and surrounding communities providing information, referrals, and support to safely navigate the aging process. Showing continued growth, Bacoa currently serves over 2,000 individuals annually by using a comprehensive and wraparound approach to connect each of its clients to as many services as necessary to meet their needs, wants, and abilities, allowing them to age safely and independently. Bacoa proudly led the Barrington community’s pursuit and selection as a Dementia Friendly Community (as provided by the Dementia Friends USA community) To learn more, please visit


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