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Director of Strategic Growth and Development


Longview, TX

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Overview: Community Healthcore (CHC) in Longview, Texas is the dynamic $40M+ lead behavioral healthcare organization meeting the mental health, addictions and intellectual disability service and support needs of people living in greater East Texas. Join Community Healthcore as a thought leader and catalyst for change who can guide the organization toward what is over the horizon!


The Role: Reporting to the Executive Director, the Director of Strategic Growth and Development will provide leadership, direction, and expertise in the development of organizational strategies, competencies and resources that support the organization’s mission, vision, and value objectives, in close collaboration with the organization’s clinical and operations leaders. The Director will influence the development and support of strategic plans and management agendas to achieve both organic and inorganic growth and development initiatives, bringing to bear both thought and project leadership to create momentum and enable organizational action.

As part of a visible, highly impactful team, the Director:

  • Challenges, provokes, and persuasively critiques operational thinking and design to produce visionary models of care and support in the rapidly changing healthcare environment

  • Works between business and program operations to build strategies and create change activities which position both for success in the future of evolving health systems

  • Develops partnerships, affiliations and alliances that support the missionary vison and values of the organization to include a center for innovation

  • Leverages organizational expertise and resources with transformative imagination to creatively meet the needs of unserved/underserved populations and communities across East Texas

  • Guides the development of service and provider network plans that meet and exceed community needs and regulatory requirements

  • Develops successful grant opportunities which support existing service lines or create new lines consistent with the direction of the organization


As Director, you will influence organization-wide performance through the design and implementation of service and business development strategies that match opportunities with the priorities of the organization. To meet the needs of key customers, you will play a leadership role in identifying and promoting the programs and services that enable Community Healthcore to respond to their needs and will play a lead role in the execution of these opportunities.


By staying aware of current trends and the marketplace environment, you will advise the organization regarding buy/build strategies and will be an engaged partner in thoroughly vetting the operations, financial and legal implications of each opportunity. You will assess, recommend, and implement innovative service and business models that drive growth and introduce new technologies, services, and processes to Community Healthcore. As a strategist capable of guiding our system-level leadership through a variety of complex service and business development initiatives, you will advance Community Healthcore’s reputation for "Helping people achieve dignity, independence and their dreams."

The Community: The hub of East Texas business and industry, Longview offers the cultural and corporate advantages of urban life; natural serenity and country landscapes; and small-town atmosphere in the surrounding communities. You'll find it all in Longview: Real East Texas.

More and more families, professionals and businesses are relocating to Longview in the heart of Texas Lake Country. With a cost-of-living below the national average, housing is very appealing. From traditional homes nestled in a country atmosphere to fine older homes that grace historical settings and contemporary living in plush surroundings - there are great options to meet every lifestyle.

Residents of Longview enjoy an attractive quality of life with a wide range of educational, cultural, and recreational opportunities. There are seven colleges within 40 miles of Longview. Longview enjoys regional venues for both the performing and fine arts, as well as a host of festivals - Outdoor Expo, the Great Texas Balloon Race and Alley Fest, to name a few. Of course, those who enjoy the outdoors will find hiking, biking, camping, fishing, and hunting to meet your individual taste. For those who enjoy the amenities of bigger cities, Shreveport, LA is just over an hour away and Dallas, TX is about a two-hour drive. If you are already established in a community of your liking, you may choose to commute so long as doing so does not interfere with your work at CHC.

The Ideal Candidate: This is a unique opportunity to shape the future of Community Healthcore and to impact mental, emotional, and behavioral health services for children, adults, and families across East Texas.


Our ideal candidates will possess these qualities, characteristics and demonstrated experiences:

  • Be a results-driven leader and entrepreneur with experience engaging broad stakeholder groups – board, executive leaders, staff, consumers, families, and communities - to shape a future of innovation and risk-taking while bolstering Community Healthcore’s role as a premier behavioral healthcare provider and cornerstone of the region’s human services safety net

  • Have a philosophy of shared leadership, collaboration, and accountability

  • Be politically savvy and an excellent communicator

  • Have an inquisitive and prying mind supported by research and evaluative skills

  • Be passionate about developing people and creating opportunities for professional and organizational growth

  • Have a successful track record leading strategic initiatives and building innovative systems of care in collaboration with professional and community partners

  • Have a history of building productive relationships between clinical and operations teams to improve organizational performance and to achieve strategic goals for the development and successful execution of innovative programs and services

  • Demonstrate analytical rigor with the ability to bring structure to problems and intellectual leadership to problem solving; synthesize insights from analysis and ensure credible, actionable recommendations

  • Possess a graduate degree, or its equivalent, in administration, management, public health, social science, social work or education

  • Lived experience is a plus

To apply for this position or to request additional information, please contact:

Ronald W. Morton, MPA, CBHE

Vice President, The Meyers Group

Executive Search Consultants

(301) 625-5600 X 2

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