Senior VP of Operations – The Barry Robinson Center


Norfolk, VA

The Barry Robinson Center is a premier behavioral health system dedicated to improving the lives of children since 1933. We are a mission-driven non-profit organization with Catholic roots that prioritizes the well-being of our residents and our staff. Our residential program consists of a beautiful 10+ acre and 72-bed facility in Norfolk, Virginia.

Our non-profit organization supports children and families from all branches of the military. We are proud of our commitment to working with military-connected youth between the ages of 11-17.  As an organization we have a global reputation for the care we provide, including limited number of restraints and other outstanding outcome data. It has been a privilege to serve military communities and families from over 46 states and 6 countries.

We offer many robust programs including recreational therapy and have a fully accredited school on campus that includes three different virtual educational platforms to help ensure our residents are meeting their educational needs. We have a 1:4 direct care staff to resident ratio, and our therapists have a caseload of 6-8. We also have an incredible team of staff that believe in our mission and that pride themselves on building therapeutic relationships with our residents. The Barry Robinson Center culture is to Be Competent, Be Kind, and Have Fun!

The Senior VP of Operations: Residential Services would be an ambassador responsible for the operations of the organization to include developing, implementing, supervising all therapeutic components of the Residential program reporting directly to the CEO. This role involves providing management oversight and direction to The Barry Robinson Center services and programs, with the possibility of becoming the next Chief Executive Officer.

This position engages with a diverse group of leadership, board members, residents, families, physicians, and community partners. A considerable portion of this role is facilitating and managing business development; measured by our customer retention and growth as well as referral development and acquisition. The ideal candidate has the ability to develop and maintain relationships, align company resources with market strategies, and the ability to meet and establish long range revenue goals, strategies, plans and policies. If you are passionate about youth and want to join a mission-driven military connected organization, apply today!


  • Master’s degree required; MBA preferred 
  • Military competency and ability to engage with all ranks and branches
  • Minimum 3-5 years operational experience in a healthcare center or social service agency
  • Understanding of PLL (Parenting with Love and Limits) and/or DBT (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy)
  • Working and practical knowledge of state/federal regulations pertaining to behavioral healthcare
  • CARF regulations and certification process preferred
  • Working and practical knowledge of development in children and adolescents
  • Ability to engage with board members and a diverse leadership team (two psychiatrists on staff)
  • Ability to travel and act as ambassador for the Residential program (conferences, briefing to senior military leadership and other meetings)
  • Strong understanding of revenue cycle & telehealth
  • Critical thinking skills as well as excellent communication skills (including Public Speaking)
  • COVID-19 Policy: New hires must provide a copy of the proof that they are fully vaccinated with an approved COVID-19 vaccine prior to hire.


  • Medical, dental and vision insurance
  • 403(b) retirement plan with company contribution
  • Company paid life and long-term disability insurance
  • Supplemental Insurance
  • Generous paid annual and sick leave
  • Tuition assistance
  • Employee events and activities
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Opportunities for advancement
  • Specialized family therapy training
  • And more!

The Barry Robinson Center provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

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