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VP - Organizational Development at Ascension

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The VP Organizational Development serves as a member of the HR Organizational Capabilities Leadership Team. The VP partners with 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 VP provides the strategic direction for the Leader Institute as well as the programs within, specifically the Leadership Academy. The VP oversees, develops, recommends, and leads key strategic development initiatives such as leadership development and succession, change management. Partners strategically with Organizational Effectiveness, Talent and Culture to understand, define and develop content to ensure the readiness of Ascension's workforce. Defines and partners with Workforce Planning to collect key performance metrics to enable accurate and valid measurement of workforce performance to identify areas of capability improvement.
What You Will Do
  • Develops meaningful and innovative programs consistent with our culture, and includes trainings, educational opportunities, leadership planning process and succession planning that invests in our employees' career progression, personal well-being
  • Implements a robust process to provide leadership candidates to support the future of Ascension
  • Promotes awareness of and effective offerings through the Leader Institute
  • Ensures a business aligned curriculum for Leadership Academy
  • Partners with Organizational Effectiveness, Talent and Culture to design content that aligns and supports the business and overall success of the Ascension Strategic Plan
  • Uses feedback to develop content to educate and ensure necessary skill and competency development of the Ascension workforce
  • Develops and leads fellowship and rotational programs to accelerate emerging leader readiness to serve in growth or elevated positions
  • Leads internal and external coaching arrangements in support of leader development
  • Ensures there are processes and structures in place to deliver results 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
  • Bachelor's degree required.
  • Master's degree preferred.

Work Experience:
  • 10 years of experience required.
  • 15 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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Where we are

11801 Domain Boulevard, Austin, TX 78758

Technology we use

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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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