Nova Southeastern University (NSU), a private university experiencing great momentum in research and scholarship, invites inquiries, nominations, and applications for the position of Executive Vice President/Chief Operating Officer. This is a highly visible leadership role which requires an operations leader who is an outstanding communicator, strategic, results-oriented, quality driven, responsive, and innovative.
NSU consists of 15 colleges and schools offering more than 150 programs of study to more than 20,000 students on campuses in Fort Lauderdale/Davie, Hollywood, Fort Myers, Jacksonville, Miami (Kendall), Miramar, North Miami Beach, Orlando, Palm Beach, and Tampa Bay, Florida, as well as in San Juan, Puerto Rico and Denver, Colorado. The university offers professional degrees in the arts and sciences, social sciences, law, business, education, osteopathic medicine, allopathic medicine, allied health, pharmacy, dentistry, optometry, physical therapy, education, occupational therapy, and nursing. NSU is one of only 59 doctoral-high research universities nationwide to also be awarded Carnegie’s Community Engagement Classification. NSU is also the largest private, not-for-profit institution in the United States that meets the U.S. Department of Education's criteria as a Hispanic-serving institution. More information about the university may be found at www.nova.edu.
In addition to achieving the goals outlined in NSU's current strategic plan (Striving for Preeminence 2010-2025) the EVP/COO will play a significant role in the continued evolution of NSU into a preeminent educational, research, and healthcare institution. With seven colleges in the health professions (allopathic medicine, dental medicine, healthcare sciences, nursing, optometry, osteopathic medicine, pharmacy), NSU is uniquely positioned to address the increasing demands for healthcare practitioners and the delivery of healthcare services through NSU Health. This is a unique opportunity for an entrepreneurial and visionary leader to partner with the health professions deans and NSU Health leadership to identify opportunities to address the region’s healthcare needs and achieve the strategic and financial objectives of NSU Health.
The successful candidate will be a strong collaborator with demonstrated ability to build and lead teams, with a relationship-based approach with university leadership, faculty, staff, researchers, clinicians, and community partners, balanced with business and operational acumen. The next EVP/COO will bring broad executive leadership experience gained within a comprehensive research university that includes an academic medical center or comparable healthcare system as an integrated part of the university. A minimum of seven years of progressive leadership experience is expected, with at least four years of experience as EVP/COO or a comparable C-suite position reporting to the President, Chancellor, or similar CEO-level position. Candidates must possess a graduate degree in business administration, healthcare administration, management, or related field, or a professional degree (M.D., D.O., etc.).
Inquiries, nominations, and applications should be directed via e-mail to NSU's consultants, Claudia Teschky, Lucy Leske, and Lauren Bruce-Stets at NSU-EVPCOO@wittkieffer.com. Candidates should provide a curriculum vitae and a letter of application. All inquiries will be treated in confidence.
Nova Southeastern University values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity for all individuals regardless of age, color, disability, ethnicity, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other status protected by law.