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Sr Dir-Strategy at Ascension

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We Are Hiring
Ascension is HIRING a Senior Director - Strategy. This is an exciting opportunity for someone with significant strategy experience! This is a FULLY REMOTE position.
We are transitioning to shift from an Ascension Strategic Direction to an Ascension-wide Strategic Plan/Roadmap that clarifies our 2025 destination and drives focus and investment moving
forward. Have you created a strategic national vision and roadmap?
What You Will Do
Direct the delivery of the Strategy Ministry Wide Function's responsibilities across Ministry Markets and serve as a subject matter expert in the areas of ambulatory, service line and business planning.
  • Oversee execution and performance management of strategic initiatives, including establishing the process and cadence for performance
    • As examples, Integrated Strategic, Operational, and Financial Plan process and management, capital allocation process, peer reviews, quarterly operating reviews, etc.
  • Support Ministry-Market strategic development, including aligning and cascading the Ascension integrated plan
  • Thought partner and strategic support for Operations and Market CSOs. As examples:
    • Market Assessments
    • Strategic Capital Planning
    • Business Development modeling
    • Growth Council establishment
    • Continuity of Care prioritization, implementation and accountability
    • Strategic Partnership evaluation and establishment
  • Partner with Ministry Market Chief Strategy Officers to develop three to five-year strategic plans.
  • Support Ministry Market leaders in the development of growth strategies, including major capital project business plans.
  • Serve as a strategic partner to Ministry Market Chief Strategy Officers in merger and acquisition discussions.
  • Support activities to advance the organization's strategic development, including the ongoing implementation of core initiatives and new models.

Work Experience:
  • Experience leading strategic planning, developing and cascading integrated, actionable and measurable plans as well as utilizing/building data analytics and forecasting to inform recommendations
  • Demonstrated ability to assess portfolio gaps and make recommendations on gap closure to optimize performance & outcomes
  • Demonstrated ability to manage a team effectively, inspire others while holding them accountable for results (without direct line of authority)
  • Demonstrated ability to encourage and navigate different perspectives
  • Experience developing strategic plans, utilizing data analytics and forecasting to inform recommendations
  • Proactively identifies areas of opportunity based on market trends, performance against key KPIs, etc. and facilitates recommendations on next steps
  • Ability to be a thought leader to adapt to an agile culture
  • Ability to build relationships across all stakeholder groups as well as navigate different perspectives
  • Demonstrated ability to collaboratively influence with an orientation towards action.

What You Will Need
  • 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
No additional preferences.
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.
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Where we are

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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