Vice President of Search Services

Kirby Bates Associates, a nationally recognized consulting and executive search firm, is seeking a Vice President (VP) for Executive Search Services. The VP will join a firm dedicated to building leadership teams that advance excellence in healthcare delivery across the industry. The VP will have the honor and opportunity to partner with some of the most prestigious and successful hospitals and healthcare systems in the country.

The KBA team is seeking a highly collaborative and dedicated professional who is able to promote a compendium of leadership solutions that address clients’ strategic, financial, and clinical goals. The incumbent will be expected to be in the forefront of emerging trends and challenges in healthcare and would have the opportunity to serve as an industry expert to leaders at the national and regional level. The VP would enjoy a highly supportive team culture with a strong customer service orientation.

This is a rare opportunity to join a growing search firm and an energetic, contemporary team that is mission focused and highly collaborative.

Benefits and Perks:

  • Professional, collaborative, and team-oriented culture
  • Nationally recognized as a top executive search firm
  • Competitive Medical, Dental, and Vision Plans
  • Matching 401K Plan
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Generous PTO plan
  • Virtual work arrangements


The Vice President of Search Services will be responsible for business development, managing external client relationships, and leading executive and senior leadership search engagements. This dynamic individual will participate in cross selling all service lines and in team-oriented initiatives such as multi-consultant proposals to increase the firm’s competitive effectiveness. The Vice President is also expected to advance the profession and field of executive search through writing, presentations and career counseling. The position is virtual and necessary tools and equipment will be provided by the firm.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Engages in business development activities to promote growth of the executive search service line and achieve annual revenue goals.
  • Establishes mutually beneficial and sustainable relationships with healthcare executives including new and current clients to secure executive and senior level searches.
  • Effectively leads the assigned KBA team to oversee the research, sourcing, and candidate development processes and assure client expectations are met.
  • Conducts site visits/interviews with client stakeholders to understand the unique organizational culture, expectations, challenges, and deliverables for each search.
  • Provides support and consultation to the hiring executives and client stakeholders to guide the internal selection process and assure successful placements.
  • Facilitates the negotiation of job offers with the candidate and client to achieve a positive outcome.
  • Promotes the continuum of KBA services including executive search, interim leadership, executive advisory and consultation.
  • Supports the alignment of KBA Executive Search Services with Jackson Healthcare and the mission of the organizations.
  • Actively engages in professional associations, forums and events to remain abreast of contemporary issues and provide thought leadership in areas of expertise.


  • A Bachelor’s degree required and a Master’s Degree in a relevant field is highly preferred.
  • A minimum of five years’ experience in talent acquisition in healthcare with prior experience in search.
  • Proven success in generating new business for executive level searches in the healthcare industry required.
  • Highly collaborative, team oriented professional.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated negotiation skills and the ability to persuade and influence people.
  • Outstanding professionalism, honesty, and integrity.
  • Knowledge and understanding of leadership in the healthcare industry.

EEO Statement

Jackson Healthcare and its family of companies are an EEO/AA Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race,color,religion,sexual orientation,gender,gender identity and expression,national origin,age,disability or protected veteran status. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all of our associates.

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