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Director, Strategic Projects

2021-11-22
  • Location FRANKLIN, TN (CHS Corporate)
    Full Time
  • Department CFO's Office
  • Field Operations
  • Location FRANKLIN, TN (CHS Corporate)

  • Department CFO's Office

  • Field Operations

  • Full Time

Job Description

Community Health Systems is one of the nation’s leading operators of general acute care hospitals. The organization’s affiliates own, operate or lease 83 hospitals in 16 states with approximately 13,000 licensed beds. Affiliated hospitals are dedicated to providing quality healthcare for local residents and contribute to the economic development of their communities. Based on the unique needs of each community served, these hospitals offer a wide range of diagnostic, medical and surgical services in inpatient and outpatient settings.

Community Health Systems is one of the nation’s leading operators of general acute care hospitals. The organization’s affiliates own, operate or lease 83 hospitals in 16 states with approximately 13,000 licensed beds. Affiliated hospitals are dedicated to providing quality healthcare for local residents and contribute to the economic development of their communities. Based on the unique needs of each community served, these hospitals offer a wide range of diagnostic, medical and surgical services in inpatient and outpatient settings.

Summary:

 

The Director, Strategic Projects will assist in managing the Company’s Strategic Portfolio of Programs and Projects across the enterprise, which will require “hands on” collaboration with senior leaders.  The Director is responsible for understanding the strategic intent, scope and practical details of all Strategic Portfolio projects.  This person will act as program/project management lead and facilitation SME, when needed, within an initiative or by a program sponsor.  The Director will partner, collaborate and communicate with sponsors, stakeholders and project leads to ensure optimal project delivery.  In addition, the Director will be charged with continuing to mature the governance and business processes around high-profile initiatives.  

 

 

 

Qualifications:

 

  • Demonstrated leadership abilities, including the ability to informally influence others in a positive way
  • Flexibility to accept and manage change
  • Observe professional ethics in maintaining confidential and proprietary information
  • Develops collaborative relationships
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, presentation, facilitation and computer skills
  • Excellent active listening skills
  • High level of organization and ability to prioritize tasks
  • Ability to produce and utilize data for projects tracking and outcomes achievement
  • Analytical, enjoys problem solving
  • Detail orientation, but with the ability to visualize and communicate the “big picture”
  • Excellent time management with a proven ability to meet deadlines
  • Strong desire to improve and continuously learn
  • Professional demeanor and behavior; can-do attitude

 

 

 

Education:

 

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field
  • Graduate degree in business, technical or analytical concentration a plus
  • Project Management Profession certification preferred

 

 

 

Experience:

 

  • Minimum of ten years’ experience leading and managing large, complex, cross-functional, enterprise-wide projects
  • Healthcare industry a plus

 

 

 

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

 

  • Meeting Facilitation
    • Bi-weekly sponsor meeting
      • Create meeting agenda and/or other content as needed
      • Effectively communicate the true status of each initiative
      • Document Meeting minutes
      • Follow up on key actions
    • Monthly Advisory Council meetings
      • Create content
      • Create pre-work or pre-read materials
      • Complete room prep & supplies
      • Create session documentation
    • Quarterly Steering Committee Meetings
      • Create content
      • Create pre-work or pre-read materials
      • Complete room prep & supplies
      • Create session documentation
    • Updates and Communications
      • Provides robust communication and status to stakeholders on a planned and reliable cadence
        • Monthly Status Reports
          • Meet regularly with initiative owners to discuss, risks, actions, issues and decisions
          • Ensure each initiative is tracking to plan or corrective action/mitigation/escalation is being managed
          • Facilitate discussions when needed
          • Assist with project planning when needed
          • Escalate risks and issues when necessary
          • Facilitate completing status reports when needed
          • Analyze status reports for delays, errors and discrepancies
          • Compile into one document for distribution to the Steering Committee
        • Maintain Portfolio RAID log
          • Closely monitors program/project issues to ensure minimal impact to delivery
          • Follow up on outstanding items timely
          • Serves as a resource to assist corporate leaders with accelerating execution or removing blockers from an initiative
          • Escalate when necessary
        • Summary Reports
          • Create Portfolio Summary – alphabetical
          • Create Portfolio Summary – descending $’s
          • Update and maintain monthly Financial Grid
            • Use monthly actual/projected financials provided by initiative owners
            • Analyze for reasonableness
            • Include supporting schedules
          • Governance
            • Effectively applies program/project best practice methods, tools and enforces standards
            • Collaborate with initiative owners to create Charters, timelines and roadmaps for new initiatives
            • Collaborate with initiative owners to create Change Requests when required by the governance process
            • Maintains/grooms program backlog over time, ensuring potential initiatives are being identified across the organization and moving through the approval process
            • Maintains Google site for storing program/project documentation including, but not limited to, status reports, issue/risk logs, decision history, process diagrams, presentations, etc.

 

 Physical Demands:
In order to successfully perform this job, with or without a reasonable accommodation, the following are outlined below:

  • The Employee is required to read, review, prepare and analyze written data and figures, using a PC or similar, and should possess visual acuity. 
  • The Employee may be required to occasionally climb, push, stand, walk, reach, grasp, kneel, stoop, and/or perform repetitive motions.
  •  The Employee is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions and; therefore, job functions are typically performed under conditions such as those found within general office or administrative work.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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