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Business Development Manager - Odyssey House - Houston, TX

Cenikor is a non-profit organization and one of the largest substance abuse treatment centers in the nation. We are currently seeking a Business Development Manager for our adolescent short-term inpatient facility in Southwest Houston, Texas.


The Business Development Manager is responsible for marketing programs to constituents such as substances abuse centers, mental health facilities, private clinicians, physicians, hospitals, clergy, attorneys, CPS, probation and networking groups. Acts as a liaison between Cenikor and referral sources to ensure ease in referral, admission, progress reporting and discharge planning.


  1. Develop and maintain efforts coordinated with Facility Director, Senior Manager of Outreach/Business Development and insurance department to ensure appropriate mix of insurance and state funded clients.
  2. Work closely with Facility Director to uphold the core principles of Cenikor’s culture and create a positive working environment for all team members.
  3. Travel throughout assigned geographic region presenting Cenikor Foundation’s continuum of care.
  4. Conduct presentations with judges, attorneys, probation and parole departments, Department of Human Services, shelters, hospitals and other drug treatment facilities with clients.
  5. Cultivate positive relationships with new and existing contacts to maximize referral sources and meet assigned number of weekly expected contacts.
  6. Document contacts weekly as required in database and report out via other methods as requested.
  7. Provide screening, interviews and assessments to potential clients in the community at jails, shelters, clinics, treatment centers and hospitals.
  8. Seek out opportunities to participate in health fairs, rallies, and conferences where Cenikor’s services can be showcased to referral sources.
  9. Develop and maintain processes with insurance department to ensure quality length of stay and maximize revenue.
  10. Uphold the core principles of Cenikor’s culture and create a positive working environment for all team members.
  11. Act as a community resource to referral partners.
  12. Present in a courteous and professional manner at all times.
  13. Maintain strict confidentiality on all client and Foundation matters and refer questionable issues to your supervisor.
  14. Perform additional duties as assigned and consistent with the exempt functions as defined in this job description.


Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of drug and alcohol treatment.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and possess intrinsic motivation.
  • Ability to influence the utilization of Cenikor’s services using effective sales techniques and knowledge of treatment needs and practices.
  • Skilled customer service provider and public speaker.
  • Ability to think strategically to solve problems and achieve goals.
  • Ability to interact effectively with various types of people.
  • Ability to present a professional, positive image that reflects well on the organization.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office software required, including specific MS Outlook calendar experience.
  • Ability to consistently uphold the Core Principles of Cenikor’s Culture:
    • Demonstrate mission of service to our clients
    • Positive, respectful communication with both staff and clients
    • Demonstrate self-motivation and perseverance to achieve goals
    • Role model appropriate, professional behaviors including appropriate client boundaries
    • Work effectively as part of a team, helping to set up others for success


  • Bachelor Degree preferred in business, marketing or with clinical licensure.


  • Two (2) years of experience in business development or healthcare sales preferred.
  • Experience of SalesForce software preferred.

Licensure Required:

  • Clinical licensure a plus, not required
  • Valid Drivers License required 




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