Health Services Non-Profit Organization – Executive Recruiting
A large regional healthcare organization covers six states, employs 400 people, operates under an annual $20 million budget, and offers medical, counseling and education services to a broad population. The organization’s long-term Executive Director decided to retire in late 2002, and we assisted the board in hiring a replacement. In this process, we worked with the board’s search committee to
- Design a job description
- Develop and implement an advertising and networking strategy
- Screen and interview candidates,
- Design an interview process and train interviewers,
- Schedule and manage the flow of applicants,
- Develop a compensation approach and package,
- Gather detail reference and background information, and
- Identify and close the right candidate for the position.
This search effort involved a four part interview process, assessed over 300 national applicants, and took four months from the development of the job description to the offer to the successful candidate. The search committee’s recommendation for whom to hire was unanimously supported by the full Board.
We have performed a similar project for a number of other foundation and human services nonprofit organizations. Generally the projects have been complete in about three months, and the Boards have accepted the Search Committee’s recommendations in each situation.
Performing Arts Non-Profit Organization – Organization Review and Recruiting
For this regional musical organization, we provided assistance in several keys areas:
- Developed a regular communication approach for board meetings and between the board and the
staff, including adding web-based communication functionality to support the board and its work
- Developed and conducted a recruitment process for a new director of development with responsibility for raising $2,000,000 annually.
- Participated in organization design to streamline reporting relationships and manage payroll costs.
Religious Diocese – Organization Review
The Colorado Diocese of this large protestant denomination recently had a new Bishop appointed to lead the organization. With the change of leadership comes the opportunity to review the organization’s staff mix and to determine if the current skills meet the organization’s needs. We assisted the Bishop in understanding the current responsibilities as well as the current capabilities of the staff and then making recommendations about changes that can better support the vision and goals of the Diocese.
Once the new structure was developed, we worked with the Bishop to develop transition plans as well as detailed communication and implementation activities.