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Director, Executive Recruitment

  • Job ID 2105011701
  • Date posted 04/12/2021
  • Facility Corporate

Tenet Executive Search is committed to helping its facilities locate and hire the highest caliber of executive talent in the nation, providing leadership and support to our clients in their delivery of healthcare services to the communities they serve. We are dedicated to providing the highest quality, personalized service while engendering an atmosphere of confidentiality, trust, team spirit, integrity, and good humor. We are committed to excellence and dedicated to full accountability, collegiality, strong ethics, and an ever-positive attitude.

We work directly with our clients to develop position requirements, as well as to locate and assess qualified internal and external candidates. We coordinate and schedule candidate interviews and travel arrangements at the client facility, including subsequent, in-depth meetings with additional leadership team members or regional executives. We oversee the entire search process, guiding the candidate and client through each step. We work closely with the Compensation Department to ensure the candidate is comprehensively represented and that Tenet compensation guidelines are appropriately met. Executive Search conducts thorough references and provides written reports to the client. As Tenet employees, we are always mindful of parity issues within the organization. Additionally, we work closely with Relocation to assist in a smooth transition for the successful candidate and his/her family.


The Director, Executive Search has overall responsibility for providing superior executive search execution, advice, counsel and information to ensure Tenet has the best talent available to help the company achieve its corporate goals and objectives.


Key responsibilities include:

  • Maintain complete ownership for each executive search assigned to you, while also staying up-to-date on other active assignments within the team.
  • Set up and facilitate initial conversation with regional, corporate and/or hospital client to ascertain parameters of the executive search. Arrange site visit and face-to-face meeting with the client and appropriate staff at the facility to further develop a more enhanced view of the open position, layout of the facility, and finalize the position specification.
  • Develop position specification outlining the details of the search and send to client for review. Coordinate internal and external postings of the open position.
  • Initiate research to identify target organizations and candidates. Initiate identification of qualified candidates based on extensive research. Commence communication via telephone calls, emails, or mass mailings.
  • Arrange in depth, personal candidate interviews, allowing managing director to thoroughly assess and evaluate the candidates’ qualifications for the open position.
  • Develop and present Confidential Candidate Reports to the clients on key candidates, including the verification of degrees.
  • Coordinate and schedule candidate interviews with the client and key staff members, including travel arrangements, ground transfers, etc.
  • Work with client and candidate to negotiate employment offer in a timely manner. Conduct critical executive referencing on final candidates and promptly provide written reference report.
  • Facilitate offer letter process by coordinating with client, regional Human Resource Department, and corporate compensation group.
  • Appropriately “close out” the search by managing hired candidate, sign off other candidates and/or determine suitability for other Tenet openings.
  • Ensure a positive working relationship and create a culture of open progressive communication and mutual understanding between the Human Resource Departments in Tenet.
  • Partner with Corporate/Market/Group Human Resource Directors/Officers to ensure the successful delivery of consistent executive search services for each market/group, develop talent planning programs, and ensure key business objectives are met through successful collaboration.
  • Nurture a culture of shared purpose and goals among the facilities, fostering greatly improved working relationships and ensuring consistent quality of patient care.
  • Maintain a highly visible presence, interacting continuously with Regional Human Resources Directors and hospital A-Team members to provide superior Executive Search execution, advice, counsel, and information to ensure Tenet has the best talent available to help the company achieve its corporate goals and objectives.
  • Stay current in the healthcare industry and human resources arena by focusing on self-development, attending professional conferences, and maintaining membership in professional organizations when appropriate.
  • Display strong business acumen, coupled with a working knowledge of healthcare trends and human resources policies




  • Minimum ten years of progressive executive search experience is required, with a preference for some experience with a leading retained executive search firm.
  • Excellent work organization skills, ability to appropriately set priorities, and manage multiple projects.
  • Knowledge of health trends and legislation combined with strong business acumen.
  • A well organized, decisive and self-directed individual with a strong ability to develop an organizational culture that fosters teamwork.
  • Ability to effectively diagnose situations or conditions and display excellent intuitive judgment.
  • An individual who is self-aware, capitalizing on their strengths yet recognizing when there is a need to focus on further developmental initiatives.
  • A solid strategic thinker, with strong operational focus, good judgment and detail-oriented perspective.
  • Appreciative of and comfortable with cultural diversity.
  • A quality mindset that focuses on thoroughly understanding and vetting candidates presented to internal client groups.
  • A strong sense of urgency and pace with a focus on responsiveness to internal client groups and candidates.
  • A keen interest in understanding professional networks and the career patterns and experiences that build needed capabilities
  • Insatiable curiosity to learn and continuously improve
  • Person of highest personal and professional integrity, principle and knowledge, earning respect and support when making difficult decisions and choices.
  • A high-energy individual with a strong work ethic and high expectations for performance. A person who leads by example, and sets strong professional and personal standards for every activity.
  • An individual with a contagious passion for his/her work.
  • The ability to communicate effectively with diverse groups and to deliver high quality written and verbal presentations. Strong workplace technology and internet skills.
  • Able to establish strong, team-oriented relationship with co-workers.
  • Dallas is the preferred location, but we will consider remote locations for very qualified candidates.


  • A Bachelor’s degree is required, and a Master’s degree in Business or related discipline strongly preferred.
Job: Corporate
Primary Location: Dallas, Texas
Facility: 979-Dallas, Texas
Job Type: Full-time
Shift Type: Days

Employment practices will not be influenced or affected by an applicant’s or employee’s race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status or any other legally protected status. Tenet will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship.

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