Monthly Archive: May 2016

Search Completed! Twin Cities PBS – Chief Operating Officer

Update: We are thrilled to announce that Dean Orton will be joining the staff at TPT Twin Citis PBS as their new COO in October 2016. Click here to learn more about TPT programs.

On behalf of our client, Twin Cities PBS, CohenTaylor Executive Search Services is conducting a retained executive search for their CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

Click here to view the full position profile: Position Profile – TPT – COO

The Opportunity: Every day, Twin Cities PBS (TPT) brings television shows and digital content to millions of people, offering commercial-free programming that inspires, educates, and entertains. TPT is able to leverage the power of media to help young people succeed, inform and engage Minnesotans, expand access to the arts, and build stronger communities. A preeminent affiliate of the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), TPT is looking for an exceptional leader to serve as its Chief Operating Officer. This new role will oversee all media and content to continue the organization’s growth and innovation as an industry leader, and ensure the quality and longevity of the TPT brand.

The Organization: Founded in 1957, Twin Cities PBS is recognized as one of the most innovative public media organizations in the country. TPT presents extraordinary PBS programming and also produces award-winning exclusive content for the national PBS system. TPT’s programs and productions have been honored with numerous awards, including Peabody awards and national and regional Emmys. Award-winning TPT programs include SciGirls, MN Original, Make It OK: Facing Mental Illness, Slavery by Another Name, Hoop Dreams, The Lowertown Line, Dragonfly TV, and many more. TPT also airs popular PBS shows like Almanac, NOVA, Call the Midwife, Antiques Roadshow, Downton Abbey, and Sesame Street. In addition to its television services, TPT is a leader in the digital space, having launched the first ever digital-only service within the PBS system.

The Role: Twin Cities PBS seeks a Chief Operating Officer (COO) to lead its local and national content divisions. The COO will be responsible for the development and execution of organizational, financial, and service goals of TPT’s multi-platform media enterprises. The successful candidate will have demonstrated leadership and entrepreneurial skills working in a 21st century media organization, and the passion and vision to apply those skills in a public media organization whose mission is to use the power of media to enrich the lives of individuals and improve the many communities TPT serves. Responsible for TPT’s financial and operational management, the COO leads local and national partnerships and promotion to build and secure a sustained financial base. Strong internal and external collaboration with staff, leadership, and program partners is essential to develop and manage content aligned with the organization’s vision and strategic plan.

To apply, please send your resume to info@cohentaylor.comAll inquiries will remain confidential.


Search Completed! ARRM Chief Executive Officer

Update: We are excited to announce that Cheryl Pray has been hired as the new CEO of ARRM! Cheryl will begin her new role at ARRM on September 6. Click here to read the press release.

On behalf of our client, Association of Residential Resources in Minnesota (ARRM), CohenTaylor Executive Search Services is conducting a retained executive search for their CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER.

The Mission: ARRM leads the advancement of community-based services supporting people with disabilities to live meaningful lives. ARRM provides leadership to ensure that sufficient resources, market-driven policies and individual protections are developed to realize fulfillment of ARRM’s vision and mission.

The Vision: ARRM envisions a future where:
– Members work to ensure people with disabilities have opportunities to participate in and contribute to their communities to enjoy all the rights of full citizenship.
– Their success enriches communities. When members are successful, people served are successful, thereby enriching the entire community.
– Members and their staff are fairly compensated for the services they provide to people with disabilities.
– The industry employs highly skilled professionals who make a difference in the lives of individuals.
– Regulations and standards are focused on quality outcomes for individuals in addition to their health and welfare.
– A free and competitive marketplace drives high quality services.

The Opportunity: The Association of Residential Resources in Minnesota (ARRM) is a nonprofit membership organization comprised of providers of services for people with disabilities. Members focus on supporting individuals with disabilities to live rich, meaningful and successful lives. ARRM educates and advocates to drive change that supports the best interests of people with disabilities and their providers throughout Minnesota. The landscape for people with disabilities is rapidly changing in Minnesota and nationally. Minnesota providers are facing tremendous caseload challenges: people with disabilities are living longer, state and federal budget funding is decreasing and a shrinking workforce is stressing service delivery. ARRM staff and association members spend hours advocating at the Capital and with the Department of Human Services to advance the vision of person-centered services for all people with disabilities. This vision needs an inspiring, competent and compassionate leader who carries this mission into the future. Could it be you?

Click here to view a full position profile: Position Profile – ARRM – Executive Director

For more information or to submit your credentials, please email All inquiries will remain confidential.