Director of Professional Services

ECFA is seeking a full-time Director of Professional Services.  Duties include developing and administering Agency-wide social services in the areas of domestic and international adoption, pregnancy support services, intact family services, and individual and family counseling, under the supervision of the Executive Director.


  • Administers Agency-wide social services.
  • Helps ensure the effectiveness of all social services in benefiting clients.
  • Coordinates the evaluation of all social services and recommends/implements modifications as appropriate.
  • Coordinates Agency Performance and Quality Improvement efforts as the Chairperson of the PQI Committee.
  • Coordinates safety and risk management activities.
  • Provides leadership to the Agency staff development efforts.
  • Coordinates the Agency’s ongoing accreditation efforts.
  • Works with the Executive Director and Board of Directors to develop annual and long rage plans that address Agency services and key support functions.

Working Relationships:

  • Establishes and maintains relationships with high level administrative and professional persons in the social service field.
  • Provides supervision to staff responsible for leading programs.
  • Serves as a member of the Agency’s Administrative Team.
  • Advises the Executive Director and Board of Directors on policy matters, physical resources and financial resources.
  • Consults with professional staff on client-related issues and other situations.
  • Participates on the Social Service Committee, and contributes to other Board committees as requested.

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Participates in interpreting the Agency vision, mission, and services to the community and other evangelical organizations.
  • Advocates for the implementation of professional standards in Agency program operations.
  • Develops and monitors all subcontracts and agreements for social service programs.
  • Annually prepares the Agency operations report as an overview of Agency activities.
  • Performs other duties as may be delegated, including administrative responsibilities in the absence of the Executive Director.


  • A Master’s Degree in social work from an accredited institution is required.
  • At lease five years of related professional experience is required, including three years supervisory or administrative experience.
  • The State of Illinois LSW certification is required. LCSW certification is preferred.
  • Excellent communication skills are required.
  • Basic knowledge of word processing and other computer applications is essential.
  • Agrees with and signs ECFA’s statement of faith.

To apply, qualified candidates should send a cover letter and current resume to Ken Withrow, Executive Director at