We are assisting our client, the Texas Health Care Association (THCA), with the recruitment and selection of a President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Headquartered in Austin, Texas, THCA is an association of long-term and post-acute care providers. THCA advocates for quality care and services for frail, elderly and disabled Texans. THCA represents the post-acute and long-term care profession to the state at large – to government, business leaders, and the public. It also serves as a force for change within the long-term care field, providing information, education, and administrative tools that enhance quality and operational performance on behalf of clients at every level.
The President and Chief Executive Officer reports to the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors and is responsible for the overall management and leadership of the association’s activities. They will work closely with the Executive Committee and the Board on the development and implementation of THCA’s strategic vision and plan, and the policies and programs to advance the interests of the membership. The President and Chief Executive Officer will be charged with leading this important organization during a time of great change and evolution in the healthcare industry. They will work with the Executive Committee to help set the direction and priorities for THCA and lead the members and staff to achieve the specific goals and objectives needed to accomplish that strategy.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
Oversees THCA’s resources, both personnel and fiscal, in an efficient and responsible manner, thereby protecting the organization and ensuring its long-term vitality.
Builds and leads a cohesive high-performing team of THCA professionals who support the Association’s mission.
Provides accurate and timely reports to and communicates regularly with the Board of Directors regarding progress toward organization strategic goals/objectives, financial position, accomplishments, and challenges along with recommending new strategies and approaches.
Manages crisis and/or multiple concurrent public policy issues while keeping focus on the long-term strategic goals set forth.
Develops and implements strategies to retain current members as well as recruit new members.
Ensures TCHA’s involvement in events, activities, and networking opportunities for continued public awareness of THCA’s mission and vision.
Ensures that appropriate risk management policies, procedures, plans and mechanisms of protection are in place, seeking legal and other specialized guidance as appropriate.
Leads the organization in developing new and innovative methods to achieve the mission and vision through opportunities for new membership, new revenue development strategies, and new partnerships/collaborations.
Serves as the external spokesperson and ambassador for the industry and must actively engage and lead advocacy efforts before the Texas Legislature, the Governor’s office, Health and Human Services (HHSC), and other relevant partners.
Develops and enhances THCA’s relationships with all key constituencies and stakeholders, including legislators and policy makers, opinion leaders, other business interests, the medical community, the patient community, the media, and the public.
Plays a pivotal role in building relationships with other state executives, and with the broad range of members.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Bachelor’s degree in Human Services, Political Science, Nonprofit Administration, or another related field.
Master’s degree preferred.
At least ten (10) years of experience in a leadership role.
Experience with long-term care or in a senior health care policy role with a government entity preferred.
Ability to think creatively and develop strategies for achieving organizational objectives.
Highly desirable experience also includes in depth knowledge of the Texas legislative process and recent advocacy experience with state legislative leadership and key committee members.
Possesses outstanding judgment and is a critical thinker.
Ability to be a diplomat, collaborator, motivator, and relationship builder.
Ability to communicate well on substantive complex topics with different audiences.
If you are an enthusiastic leader who takes pride in providing world class leadership and would like to learn more about this opportunity, please submit your resume via our client application portal.
Headquartered in Austin, Texas, Texas Health Care Association (THCA) is an association of long-term and post-acute care providers. THCA advocates for quality care and services for frail, elderly and disabled Texans. THCA represents the post-acute and long-term care profession to the state at large – to government, business leaders, and the public. It also serves as a force for change within the long-term care field, providing information, education, and administrative tools that enhance quality and operational performance on behalf of clients at every level.