Today, WittKieffer is the leading healthcare executive search firm in both activity and size. With a vibrant team comprised of tenured consultants, former healthcare leaders, and rising stars, WittKieffer is integrated into the fabric of the healthcare industry.
WittKieffer conducts over 500 executive searches annually and strongly engages in placement diversity, with 61 percent of the firm’s placements being women and/or people of color.
Personalized service and connecting with each client’s vision, structure and leadership needs are the organization’s hallmarks. The consultants are considered experts and thought leaders in leadership and in the industries in which they work. The team members pride themselves on building long-term, trusting relationships with clients and candidates. The Practice and firm have a strong focus on quality outcomes, including the measurement of client and candidate satisfaction.
The growth of the Healthcare Practice is vital to the firm’s success. For an individual seeking to shape leadership in healthcare, WittKieffer provides a world-class brand. WittKieffer's culture is growth-oriented through a focus on exceptional client service and internal collaboration.
The Associate’s primary role is to manage the initial candidate identification and development process. As a vital member of the search team you will have the ability to network with professionals and assist them in achieving their career objectives in organizations committed to improving the quality of life, assess a candidate’s skills against a client’s needs, and collaborate with colleagues across the firm.
Specific responsibilities include:
Developing potential candidates through active networking within a wide range of organizations
Using your understanding of diversity to identify and network with multicultural leaders
Conducting preliminary phone screen evaluations of candidates
Communicating position profile to potential candidates
Assessing a candidate’s skills against a client’s needs through a telephone interview
Conducting reference checks on presented candidates
Working closely with lead consultants as well as Research Delivery/Operations
The Associate will be expected to accomplish the following in the first 12 months:
Demonstrate an understanding of the full search process
Demonstrate an understanding of the role a WK associate plays in the search process
Carry a full search load (approximately 10 searches)
Demonstrate ability to appropriately assess potential candidate eligibility through telephone screening
Be seen by others as collaborative
Live the WittKieffer values
Gain a firm understanding of the industry their practice operates
Significant previous experience and skill working with computer systems, databases, email, etc.
Strong assessment skills
Strong communication skills (verbal, written, listening)
Leadership Skills and Competencies
Driving Execution: Is action oriented and takes on challenging tasks and goals. Sets a work plan and pace that achieves goals while maintaining team and operating effectiveness. Takes preventive measures to avoid crisis management. Tackles problems head on and without delay.
Relationship Management and Development: Cultivates an active network of relationships to help achieve goals. Demonstrates poise and conveys thoughtful points of view in group settings in a manner that can influence the group. Actively listens to others and adapts approach as appropriate. Demonstrates command in client and industry settings. Acts as a strategic adviser to clients and candidates. Applies influencing skills in a range of complex situations, adapting style as needed. Manages complex, high-risk group dynamics to promote win-win outcomes.
Collaboration: Establishes open, candid and trusting relationships. Constructively shares information, ideas and feedback with others. Maintains a high standard of personal integrity. Acts as a team player, demonstrating accountability to the team. Seeks to understand others and treat them fairly.
Adaptability: Drives smart change by responding resourcefully to new demands and challenges. Encourages new ways of looking at problems, processes, or solutions. Helps others positively embrace change. Works constructively and calmly under stress and pressure; can handle risk and uncertainty and shift gears comfortably.
2 openings. Telecommuting is allowed.
Additional Salary Information: This position offers a base salary of $55,000 to $75,000 based on experience and qualifications plus a generous bonus plan that can average 40% of base pay subject to individual performance. Benefits include full medical, dental, and other health benefits as well as paid time off, and other retirement benefits.
Internal Number: CON-21-00003
WittKieffer is the only top ten executive search firm specializing in the recruitment of leaders for organizations in healthcare, higher education, academic medicine, life sciences, and the not-for-profit industries. The organization is known for its experience in recruiting executives in some of the nation’s most prestigious hospitals, health systems, academic medical centers, colleges, universities, and many other organizations making a difference in people's lives.