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COO – Autism

Chief Operations Officer – Autism

Mackenzie Stuart is working with one of the leading In-Home & Center based Applied Behavior Analysis organizations in the US. They are looking for a Chief Operating Officer to join their team to grow and scale their operations, drive revenue, whilst maintaining the highest quality of care for their clients. They are looking for an individual with strong leadership skills and an ability to approach business from a creative angle.


Our client is one of the leading autism treatment organizations in the US and they have an innovative take on the future of the market. They provide applied behavior analysis, occupational therapy and speech therapy services across eight different states. Engaging with families and using evidence based methods, they help to change the lives of the individuals and families who are affected with autism. They have a national presence and are growing exponentially.


Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the Chief Operating Officer will provide oversight across all functions of the organization, with the aim of driving growth and workplace excellence, whilst upholding the highest level of compliance and integrity.

The COO will collaborate with leadership to drive the organizations vision and operational strategy. They will also play an active role in the hiring of new talent, to accommodate the rapid growth of the organization.

There will be a responsibility to oversee employee productivity and performance, as well as building a highly inclusive culture, allowing all employees to thrive.

There is the expectation that the COO will be responsible for driving the company to achieve and surpass sales, profitability, cash flow and business goals and objectives

Other responsibilities include; overseeing the HR, Legal and Finance teams, developing and implementing new strategies and procedures, overseeing the implementation of infrastructure and data to facilitate the growth aims of the client, managing talent acquisition and performance management teams, as well as managing the clients annual budgets.

The roles and responsibilities of the Chief Operating Officer are not limited to those listed above, other duties may be assigned by the supervisor/s.

Maintain and build trusted relationships with key stakeholders, customers, clients, employees and partners.

Aggressively manager capital expenditures and expenses to ensure the company achieves targets relative to growth and profitability.

Candidate Requirements:

Demonstration of success in a Chief Operating Officer (or related role), with clear evidence of achieving growth with an organization. Candidates will need multi-site experience, multi-state experience is preferred (but not essential). The Successful candidate will value data driven decision making and innovation. Experience working in a for-profit organization is required, and experience in the Behavioral Health field is highly desirable.

Excellent leadership and communication skills are also a requirement.


Mackenzie Stuart is a leading executive search and selection business. From our offices in Leeds, London & Toronto we provide retained and contingency recruitment solutions across industry and have specialist recruitment consultants that work within the Oil & Gas, Mining, Infrastructure & Built Environment, Medical & Scientific, Healthcare, Education, Finance & Accountancy, Insurance, Water, Chemicals, Ingredients & Flavours, Automation, FMCG and Logistics sectors.

If you feel you are suitable for this role please apply below.

Due to the high volume of applications, we are unable to notify unsuccessful applicants. If you have not been notified of the outcome of your application within one week of the closing date, please assume you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.

Job Reference: RM-COO

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Salary Range

$180,000 - 220,000