Rush NeuroBehavioral Center Executive Director



Rush NeuroBehavioral Center (RNBC)

Rush University Medical Center

In Chicago & Suburbs

The Department of Behavioral Sciences at Rush University Medical Center is seeking a full-time Executive Director (ED) for our NeuroBehavioral Center, located in Skokie, IL. The RNBC team provides outstanding care, supports educators, and conducts ground-breaking research in a multi-disciplinary setting. Our focus is on improving the lives of children and young adults with complex social, emotional, and academic challenges.

The goal that animates all of our work—in our clinic, education, and research programs—is to measurably improve children’s social, emotional, and academic outcomes. The ED will play a critical role in fulfilling that goal through strategic leadership of RNBC’s programs. RNBC is housed in the Department of Behavioral Sciences, and the ED serves key role in developing and advancing a strategic vision for RNBC’s in the department and across the institution.

The ED will provide overall leadership and management to ensure RNBC’s success in achieving its mission and programmatic and financial objectives. The ED will develop and guide RNBC's strategic vision, and will lead teams to achieve goals that advance that vision. The ED will provide overall direction for all functions, including clinic, education, research, administration, and fundraising.  The ED will represent RNBC to Rush, funders, collaborators, and the community.

The ED will support and benefit from a participatory governance model by which faculty- and staff-run committees provide advisory input on important decisions about RNBC. We are looking for a leader who is collaborative, who values the perspectives of professionals from multiple disciplines, and who sees leadership as an opportunity to help others succeed.

The right person for this position should have significant administrative and leadership experience and should have a disciplinary background either in child clinical psychology or a related discipline, research in a topic related to RNBC’s mission, or education. This position offers a competitive salary and benefits package and an academic rank commensurate with experience.


  • Track record of leadership and administrative experience in your field.
  • PhD in clinical psychology, MD in developmental/behavioral pediatrics or child psychiatry or related field preferred.
  • Licensed or license-eligible in Illinois.
  • A track record of grant-funded work and associated evidence of scientific productivity.
  • Fundraising and program development experience.
  • Leadership style that promotes a supportive and inclusive environment.

Interested applicants should respond with current CVs and statements of interest.

Maggie McGauley

Maggie McGauley

Faculty Recruiter
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Opportunity Criteria

  • Specialty

    Behavioral Sciences

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Rush is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

More about Rush University Medical Center:

Rush University Medical Center is an academic medical center that encompasses a 669-bed hospital serving adults and children. In January 2012, Rush opened a new 376-bed hospital building, known as the Tower, which is part of the Medical Center’s major renovation of its campus.

Rush University is home to one of the first medical colleges in the Midwest and one of the nation’s top-ranked nursing colleges, as well as graduate programs in allied health, health systems management and biomedical research. The Medical Center also offers more than 70 highly selective residency and fellowship programs in medical and surgical specialties and subspecialties.

Rush is consistently ranked as one of the nation’s top hospitals by U.S. News & World Report. Rush is ranked in 7 of 16 categories in U.S. News & World Report's 2018–2019 “America's Best Hospitals” issue, and is one of the two top-ranked hospitals in Illinois overall.

Rush was one of four hospitals in the country that the American Hospital Association honored for equity of care in June of 2018.

Rush was the first hospital in Illinois serving adults and children to receive Magnet status—the highest honor in nursing—and the first in Illinois to earn a fourth four-year designation.

Rush has been ranked among the country's top 100 hospitals—and 15 major teaching hospitals—four times by Truven Health Analytics, a leading provider of health care data and analytics.

The Human Rights Campaign, a civil rights organization that advocates for equality for people who are gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and/or queer/questioning named Rush University Medical Center a leader in LGBT Health Equality for the tenth consecutive year.

Maggie McGauley

Maggie McGauley

Faculty Recruiter

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