Zacharias Sexual Abuse Center

Gurnee, IL

Executive Director

m/Oppenheim is assisting Zacharias Sexual Abuse Center in the search for an Executive Director who will be an inspiring, relatable leader with exceptional fundraising skills to strategically advance the vision of creating a community free from sexual violence.

As one of the leading agencies intently focused on preventing and intervening in sexual violence, Zacharias Sexual Abuse Center (ZCenter) exists to strive towards ending systemic sexual violence while amplifying the voice of survivors through trauma informed care, advocacy and prevention education. It is committed to the heavy lifting necessary to change the troubling reality that one in three individuals are victims of sexual violence. ZCenter accomplishes this through 1) Emergency crisis counseling and supportive services, 2) Age-appropriate school-based educational and empowering prevention programs for students pre-K through college, parents and school personnel, 3) Zacharias Education Network (ZEN) educates and mobilizes diverse professionals around the topics of sexual violence prevention, crisis intervention and healing, 4) Community awareness programs.

In 2021, ZCenter served more than 550 individuals at their locations in Skokie and Gurnee, Illinois, and responded to nearly 500 hotline calls. The operating budget for FYE22 is $1.7M and includes revenue generated from government contracts (30%), individual donors (25%), events (21%), and foundation grants (20%). ZCenter has a dedicated and talented staff of 20 full-time and 1 part-time employees as well as a fully engaged 16-member board of directors.

Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director will be a strategic, visionary leader responsible for the overall operations, finances and direction of the organization. The ED will inspire leadership and embrace community activism and the intersectionality of social justice and anti-violence work, and will engage candidly, understand the context and challenge the status quo.

The complete position description may be found here.

For additional information or to apply, please contact Lisa Grossman or Lee Kappelman at info[at]moppenheim[dot]com.

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