Chief Operating Officer - Bridgewell, Peabody, MA

Posted: Friday, November 17, 2017


Bridgewell is seeking a highly motivated Chief Operating Officer to lead operations for this premiere human services organization serving individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, substance use disorders, autism, behavioral health disorders and other life challenges. Bridgewell's mission is to be inspired by the values of caring and respect, to guide individuals with disabilities and other challenges to achieve and enjoy their highest quality of life and personal growth. Bridgewell was founded in 1958 as a child guidance center in Lynn, Massachusetts. Today we provide supports and maintain operations in 23 communities in eastern Massachusetts and serve more than 6,000 individuals and families each year. With an operating budget in excess of $70M, we employ more than 1,300 professionals to carry forward our mission and we appreciate their dedication and caring. Bridgewell is CARF accredited and licensed by various Massachusetts state agencies. We are governed by a 14-member board of directors. For more information about Bridgewell, please visit

The Chief Operating Officer will be responsible for the overall administration of programs and defined administrative services within the organization. S/he will oversee and provide strategic direction for operational activities in support of regulations, policies, goals and objectives established by the President and CEO, including maintaining the exceptional quality of Bridgewell's services. S/he will also be actively involved in external activities that impact industry direction and enhance the operations of Bridgewell. S/he will directly supervise three senior leaders of the residential, day and clinical services departments and indirectly lead the quality assurance, transportation / fleet management, and healthcare departments. See full details about the position at

Ideal candidates for this position will share our commitment to Bridgewell's mission and will bring a variety of experiences and attributes to Bridgewell, including at least 10 years' senior business management experience; a Master's degree in business, public administration, clinical social work, or related field; strong leadership with exceptional management skills; a track record of organizational and management development to achieve business results and drive forward the mission; excellent problem solving capabilities in a rapidly changing, complex environment; strong business acumen and experience with operational processes; experience managing large budgets (over $50M) including development and management of revenues and expenses; experience managing in a union environment; and a strategic thinker, masterful communicator, exceptional writer, and excellent listener with a strong ability to build trust among a wide range of constituents, among others skills listed in the profile (at above. Salary will be competitive and commensurate with experience.

To apply, e-mail resume, cover letter and salary requirements to: (e-mail applications are required and only complete applications will be considered). For other inquiries contact James Sunshine at

Bridgewell is committed to equal employment opportunity. Resume reviews begin immediately. Interviews will begin in January 2018.