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VP - Operations, Organizational Effectiveness (Human Resources) at Ascension

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We Are Hiring
The VP, Operations - Organizational Effectiveness serves as a member of the national Human Resources Leadership Team and partners with national and system leaders to deliver the Ascension Strategic Plan priorities and expected outcomes; successfully implements national and local operations initiatives and uses business analytics to identify and remove barriers to success. The incumbent in this role will work in a highly matrixed organization and will need to demonstrate developed communication and collaboration skills as well as the ability to build cross functional relationships across the organization.
What You Will Do
  • Provides executive level human resources leadership to inform and operationalize human capital strategies in support of achieving the Enhanced Footprint and Post-acute/At-home pillars of the Ascension Strategic Plan
  • Bridges the partnership between national and market executive leadership teams to align existing or deliver new initiatives and programs that cultivate a culture of high performance grounded in Ascension's core values
    • Specifically responsible for partnership with executives serving: Operations, Nursing, Ministry Markets, Consumer Experience, Post Acute, AMITA, The Resource Group, Medxcel, R1 and TouchPoint
  • Leads the National Organizational Effectiveness teams to provide services, solutions and support that drive a consumer centric culture, business outcomes and leader accountability for the markets/line of business.
  • Ensures strategic and operational plans, communications, and other activities across all markets/lines of business are aligned and intentional including the alignment of HR goals across the organization.
  • Uses business analytics to forecast, strategize, and identify new opportunities to enhance the associate experience and establish a comprehensive workforce strategy.
  • Leads and manages cross-functional projects and programs effectively and efficiently by escalating risks, tracking decisions, empowering decision makers, identifying interdependencies, building project plans and managing stakeholders.
  • Ensures there are processes and structures in place to deliver organizational performance outcomes on time, within budget and aligned to Ascension's Strategic Plan
  • Fosters a culture of appreciation, belongingness, inclusivity, diversity and equity to drive the associate experience

What You Will Need
Licensure / Certification / Registration:
  • Required Credential(s):• None required.

  • Bachelor's degree required. Master's degree preferred.

Work Experience:
  • 7 years of experience required.
  • 10 years of experience preferred.
  • 5 years of leadership or management experience preferred.

Additional Preferences
Strong business acumen with ability to drive change in a large, complex organization with matrix reporting relationships. Excellent organizational skills with an ability to prioritize multiple demands and projects.
Key Attributes: Critical thinker, highly developed communication skills, experience working in complex/matrixed organization, demonstrated ability to collaborate and create consensus, innovative mindset, direct, transparent, resilient, inclusive, compassionate, high emotional intelligence, demonstrated experience with change management and conflict management. #[email protected]
Why Join Our Team
When you join Ascension, you join a team of over 150,000 individuals across the country committed to a Mission of serving others and providing compassionate, personalized care to all. Our inclusive culture, continuing education programs, career coaches and benefit offerings are just a few of the resources and tools that team members can use to create a rewarding career path. In fact, Ascension spent nearly $46 million in tuition assistance alone to support associate growth and development. If you are looking for a career where you can grow and make a difference in your community, we invite you to join our team today.
Equal Employment Opportunity Employer
Ascension is an equal opportunity employer (EEO) and affords equal opportunity to all associates and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic data, or other legally protected status.
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11801 Domain Boulevard, Austin, TX 78758

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What are Ascension Perks + Benefits

Ascension Benefits Overview

While the Ascension network expands across the United States, a common bond unites our caregivers at each ministry: the desire to provide compassionate, personalized care for all — especially those most in need. To ensure we are caring for the needs of our quality associates, we offer affordable, accessible care through our comprehensive benefits program. With many choices, you can select the plans that best meet your needs, providing security now and in the future

Volunteer in local community
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Continuing Education stipend
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks

An Insider's view of Ascension

What is your vision for the company?

“I work with a bunch of creatives in the human-centered design field; we live in a constant state of curiosity and are always challenging assumptions. Our team focuses on uncovering the challenges that our patients and caregivers face and we ultimately hope to provide solutions to address any pain points"

Esha Bhargava

VP Experience Research, Clinical Products

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

“My goal is never to tell my teams how to do something. I want my teams to feel empowered to own their solutions in addition to the creative process it takes to get them there. When a team’s software exceeds the mark, I ensure they receive the recognition they deserve as part of their commitment to supporting our healthcare communities.

Michael Behm

Director of Software Engineering

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