Senior Staffing Director, Healthcare Staffing

Oak Brook, IL 60523

Employment Type: Full-time Industry: Branch Leader Job Number: 6961 Is this job hybrid?: No

Job Description


Senior Staffing Director, Healthcare Staffing

6+ years staffing industry experience required

Location: Oakbrook, Illinois. Will offer relocation for the right candidate. Occasional travel required. 

Are you a seasoned staffing leader ready to spearhead growth in a dynamic healthcare staffing firm and have a seat at the table?

Our client is a robust Regional Staffing Group looking to grow their Healthcare vertical and they need an "Operator". With a focus on behavior health and revenue cycle management, they has carved a niche in providing quality healthcare professionals across Illinois and Wisconsin and 2 other states.

We’re hiring for a Senior Staffing Director to lead our sales and recruitment team, optimize processes, and drive revenue growth.

What you will do:
  • Lead and mentor a team of 5, including recruiters and a recruiting manager.
  • Optimize sales strategies to expand business lines and increase revenue.
  • Implement a travel nurse strategy to tap into new markets and strengthen client relationships.
  • Oversee VMS operations and facilitate the transition from Tier 2 to Tier 1 relationships.
  • Collaborate with leadership to diversify business lines and explore new opportunities.


What we’re looking for:
  • Proven experience in healthcare staffing with a strong background in VMS operations.
  • Leadership skills to coach and develop a diverse team of recruiters.
  • Strategic mindset with the ability to drive revenue growth and expand market presence.
  • Hands-on approach with a vision for growth and innovation.
  • Familiarity with healthcare recruitment, particularly in travel nursing, is highly desirable.


Required skills:
  • 6+ years of experience in the staffing industry, preferably in healthcare.
  • Strong leadership and team management skills.
  • Demonstrated success in driving revenue growth and expanding client relationships.
  • Experience with VMS operations and healthcare recruitment strategies.


What you get:
  • Compensation: $130k - $175k base salary plus variable compensation. Potential for partnership opportunity.
  • Benefits: BC/BS health coverage with employer contribution, 401k matching, Opportunity to lead and grow a dynamic team in a rapidly evolving industry. Hands-on mentoring and support from experienced leadership during transition.

Join us in shaping the future of healthcare staffing and expanding our reach across the Midwest.

Experience with Avionte Bold and exposure to cutting-edge healthcare staffing initiatives in 2024 would also be a plus!

Job Number 6961

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Additional Information

MeeDerby is an executive search firm uniquely dedicated to serving the staffing industry. For nearly three decades, we've helped thousands of executives, managers, senior sales and senior recruiters who have worked in staffing find their place in this robust industry. You spend your days helping people find the perfect job. Don’t you deserve a partner who can do the same for you? Leverage our hard-won connections to take the next step in your staffing career.

Meet Your Recruiter

Walter Shedd
Executive Recruiter

With over 16 years of experience in sales and recruiting management, Walter Shedd is a seasoned Executive Recruiter at MeeDerby, the leading source for executive search in the Staffing Industry. He has a proven track record of finding and placing qualified candidates for various staffing disciplines and verticals across the nation, leveraging his extensive network, subject matter expertise, and consultative approach.

Walter’s passion is to create lasting and mutually beneficial relationships between clients and candidates, and to help them achieve their growth and success goals. He has a broad and deep knowledge of the Staffing Industry, having worked across all corners of the industry, expanding on his roots in Commercial Staffing. He also has a unique background in visual storytelling, having interned with a photojournalist from TIME Magazine and covered major events such as the 2004 presidential election and the World Series. Walter’s focus at MeeDerby is to source and recruit top managers and executives for the Staffing Industry, with a special emphasis on his hometown of Chicago.

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