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Executive Administrator over Operations (COO)

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Executive Administrator over Operations (COO)

UTHealth Behavioral Sciences Campus (UTHBSC), headquartered in Houston, Texas, has retained WittKieffer to assist in the recruitment of candidates for their Executive Administrator over Operations (COO). This is a unique opportunity to be part of the leadership team at a respected academic healthcare organization. The organization seeks a dynamic executive to serve in the top operations position.

This new academic enterprise combines the most advanced patient care, research and education, and includes 528 beds across two campuses, making it the largest inpatient behavioral health facility in the nation.

The Executive Administrator over Operations (COO) is a critical and strategic position within the enterprise and will report to the Executive Director of UTHBSC. The new leader is a key member of a dynamic leadership team that is committed to the success of the organization.

The Executive Administrator over Operations (COO) will advance operational, human capital, financial and growth strategies for the enterprise. In addition, the new leader will partner with clinical leaders to lead a vision for behavioral health and addiction services.

The successful candidate will have at least 10 years of relevant leadership experience in behavioral health and addiction services, preferably in an academic medical center and/or system environment. A master’s degree in business or health care administration or a related discipline is required. American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) or the American Hospital Association (AHA) Certification is preferred.

Confidential expressions of interest, nominations and applications are welcomed and can be made via the WittKieffer candidate portal which can be accessed here: Inquiries and questions concerning this search may be directed to Nelson Mann, Lisa DeSimone Arthur and John Fazekas, the WittKieffer consultants collaborating with UTHealth Behavioral Sciences Campus through the office of John Fazekas at We appreciate your consideration and interest.

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University of Texas Health Behavioral Sciences
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