Company Name:

The Buckeye Ranch


Grove City, Ohio

Approximate Salary:

Not Specified

Job Category:

Executive Level Management

Work Setting:


Position Type:

Full Time

Date Posted:

October 18, 2018

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President and Chief Executive Officer

The Buckeye Ranch, an independent not-for-profit 501(c)(3) providing emotional, behavioral and mental health treatment and services to children, has retained Witt/Kieffer to aid in the recruitment of their President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO). 

Formally established in 1961 in Columbus, Ohio with a mission of restoring hope and providing healing for children and families, The Buckeye Ranch serves over 5,000 children and 536 families each year through a wide continuum of services at seven locations throughout Central and Southeastern Ohio. Applying the most current research-based treatment approaches and scientific knowledge, The Ranch has a relentless commitment to providing high quality and the best possible care to address the challenges faced by children and families.

Reporting to the Board of Directors, the CEO will be accountable for the overall operations of The Ranch, ensuring the provision of high-quality care, efficient operations, strong financial results and unwavering commitment to the fulfillment of The Ranch's mission and culture. In collaboration with the Board of Directors, he/she will also develop and execute on strategic plans to ensure financial and organizational strength. As the senior leader of the organization, he/she will identify and pursue opportunities to improve access and reimbursement as well as mitigate risk from political and economic forces. The CEO will be an innovator, identifying possibilities for leveraging The Ranch's expertise in a way that will drive economic benefit to the organization. The ability to proactively and persuasively represent The Ranch's mission in the community, with current and potential donors, and with legislators at the local, state and national level will be essential.

Qualified candidates will bring a track record of successfully leading an organization focused on meeting the needs of children and their families and have had accountability for a similar-sized P&L in an organization marked by solid financial and operational results. Prior experience in healthcare is ideal, as is an understanding of managed care and behavioral health. An appropriate graduate degree in business administration, healthcare administration or a related field is preferred or equivalent management experience will be considered.

Interested parties should direct all communications to the consultants supporting this search, Jim King, Marvene Eastham and John McFarland via email:

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