The Ohio State University College of Medicine seeks a strategic, operationally astute and highly accomplished leader to join one of the most progressive and prestigious academic institutions in the nation as the Chief Operating Officer (COO).
The COO will be the chief administrative officer of the College of Medicine (COM), the Office of Health Sciences (OHS), and the Faculty Group Practice (FGP) responsible for all operational functions and ensuring that a sound administrative infrastructure is in place that effectively supports its research, educational, clinical and community outreach missions. The COO reports to Dr. K. Craig Kent, MD, Dean, The Ohio State University College of Medicine and Leslie H. and Abigail S. Wexner Dean’s Chair in Medicine and serves as his senior advisor in the oversight of the COM, OHS and FGP.
The COO is a newly established position developed to integrate administrative and operational functions as well as lend additional support with major strategic growth initiatives. The COO is a member of the Dean’s senior leadership team, oversees the strategic and administrative planning and implementation, policy formulation, organizational development and deployment of resources. He/she ensures that proper operations and administrative systems are in place to foster the growth, efficiency and financial strength of these areas.
The COO works in collaboration with the Chief Financial Officer and Vice Deans of Education, Research and Clinical Affairs, Department Chairs, and Medical Center Leaders on administrative and operational issues affecting the COM, OHS, and FGP. The incumbent will work with the Dean to advance the performance of the clinical, research and educational mission and bring strategic thinking to the forefront of decision making. This position provides an outstanding opportunity for an experienced executive in academic medicine who desires the complexity and the challenge of working in a world-class institution.
The successful candidate will have a Master’s degree or higher in business or a related field, and a minimum of ten years involvement and successful track record of leadership in institutional operations, financial and budget administration, human resources, IT, facilities administration, and planning gained within a medical school, major research university, academic medical center or faculty practice plan.
Confidential inquiries, nominations, expressions of interest and candidate materials should be submitted via email to the Ohio State’s search consultants, Karen Otto, Linda Komnick, and Kerry Quealy at OSUCOO@wittkieffer.com; phone 630-575-6159.