Director of Strategic Initiatives
Tennessee Hospital Association
Brentwood, TN (Nashville suburb)
Business & Professional Services
Position Description / Responsibilities
The Director of Strategic Initiatives (DSI) is responsible for a wide range of duties in support of advancing TCWD’s mission to lead healthcare workforce development in Tennessee. The DSI manages current initiatives, launches new initiatives and services, streamlines existing projects and improves operational efficiency. In addition, the DSI is responsible for identifying and pursuing opportunities to form strategic partnerships in support of TCWD goals and to increase statewide community engagement.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE JOB: (listed in order of importance) List your principal accountabilities; identify what you do, what end results you are accountable for, and how you measure your success.
1. The ability to adapt to a changing work environment and meet challenges presented throughout the day.
2. Plans, estimates, execute, monitors and delivers strategic projects across TCWD divisions.
a. Works closely with TCWD staff in each assigned project area to estimate time, costs and resources required to successfully implement projects
b. Creates and manages project deliverables including project schedules, budgets, communication plans and outcomes reports
c. Collaborates with TCWD staff as needed to meet project deadlines and goals
d. Manages multiple projects simultaneously
3. Identifies opportunities to form strategic partnerships in support of TCWD’s mission and cultivates such relationships.
a. Researches and identifies organizations that can partner with TWCD in order to advance initiatives
b. Cultivates organizations and individuals whose strategic mission aligns with TCWD and develops new initiatives
c. Develops and maintains strong relationships with state and national organizations and government officials
d. Facilitates meetings with partners
e. Public speaking at partner events
4. Manages ongoing projects in the Doctors and Communities division of TCWD, including:
a. Engages and educates clinicians about TCWD incentives
b. Candidate placement
c. Job database maintenance
d. Community engagement in support of the Community Incentive
5. Is cross-trained in all TCWD divisions and assists with initiatives and events across the company including:
a. Introduces middle and high school students to healthcare careers and educational training opportunities in Tennessee
b. Educates medical students and residents about TCWD incentives and service commitment
c. Assists with nursing initiatives
d. Assists TCWD Senior Director of Marketing and Communications with brand and marketing projects as needed
e. Maintains current knowledge about graduate medical education (GME) in the state and assists the TCWD Workforce Network Development Director with relationship building with the five Tennessee medical schools and other partners
6. Must be available for out of town travel (including overnight) approximately 25 percent of the time, be able to drive an automobile and maintain a valid driver’s license. Travel may include:
a. Visiting Tennessee medical schools and residency programs
b. Attending local and national professional development conferences to develop knowledge of rural health issues and best practices in clinician recruitment and retention
c. Exhibiting at industry conferences to increase TCWD visibility with partners, leaders and the medical profession
7. Makes recommendations for additional resources needed to successfully develop TCWD programs and divisions
8. Must be available in the office during regular office hours unless job responsibilities require otherwise.
MARGINAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
1. Contributes to the sustainability of TCWD by:
a. Staying abreast of issues and resources that affect workforce development on the federal and state levels
b. Participating in committees, webinars and conference calls that pertain to workforce issues
c. Attending state and national meetings relevant to healthcare workforce and/or the referral and placement of healthcare clinicians with underserved populations
d. Assisting with researching, writing and editing of approved grant applications
THIS COMPANY RESERVES THE RIGHT TO MODIFY, INTERPRET, OR APPLY THIS JOB DESCRIPTION IN ANY WAY THE COMPANY DESIRES. THIS JOB DESCRIPTION IN NO WAY IMPLIES THAT THESE ARE THE ONLY DUTIES, INCLUDING ESSENTIAL DUTIES, TO BE PERFORMED BY THE EMPLOYEE OCCUPYING THIS POSITION. THIS JOB DESCRIPTION IS NOT AN EMPLOYMENT CONTRACT, IMPLIED OR OTHERWISE. THE EMPLOYMENT RELATIONSHIP REMAINS “AT-WILL.” THE AFOREMENTIONED JOB REQUIREMENTS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE TO REASONABLY ACCOMMODATE QUALIFIED DISABLED INDIVIDUALS.
Educational and experience Requirements Needed to Perform the Duties of the Job:
1. Bachelor’s degree required
2. Minimum of seven years of relevant professional experience
3. Experience working in a healthcare field preferred but not required
Skills Required to Perform the Duties of the Job:
1. Strong project management skills
2. Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including public speaking
3. Exceptional interpersonal skills
4. Independent problem solving ability
5. Strong strategic and critical thinking skills
6. Must be creative and results driven
7. Ability to analyze information and data and translate into action items
8. Ability to effectively facilitate meetings
9. Robust organizational skills
10. Ability to appropriately prioritize and delegate tasks
11. Literate in Microsoft Office Suite including Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint
Salary: $58,500-$65,000 annually, depending on experience
The Tennessee Center for Health Workforce Development (TCWD) is a non-profit organization that seeks to improve the health of Tennesseans by guiding healthcare workforce development in the state. TCWD’s areas of focus include recruiting and placing primary care physicians in shortage areas, providing incentive money to medical residents in exchange for a commitment to work with underserved populations, providing incentive funds to hospitals and community health centers to attract qualified caregivers, matching medical residents with rural rotations, addressing nursing workforce issues and educating Tennessee students about the healthcare professions. TCWD is a division of the Tennessee Hospital Association.
ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITY
The Tennessee Center for Health Workforce Development expanded our services a year ago and identified a tremendous need for an experienced professional to act as our Director of Strategic Initiatives (DSI). The DSI will manage current and future projects and grow our strategic relationships. Some of our initiatives are long-standing and need tweaking and potentially automation, but many are brand new and have progressed only to the planning stage. This position offers a unique, exciting opportunity for the right person to put their stamp on the future of the healthcare workforce in Tennessee.
We are searching for a DSI who gets things done with a positive attitude and fearless emotional intelligence. We value teamwork, creativity, flexibility, an entrepreneurial mindset and clear, meaningful communication with the team and our external partners. We want to find a DSI who values the same.
Other traits that we are looking for include organization, collaboration, excellent written and verbal communication, project leadership, appropriate delegation, problem solving and the ability to understand new processes quickly and work well with and without deadlines.
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
The Tennessee Hospital Association (THA) is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against applicants or employees on the basis of race; color; creed; religion; sex; age; national origin; citizenship status; ancestry; pregnancy; sexual orientation; gender identity or expression; genetic information; or past, present or future membership in a U. S. Uniformed Service. In addition, THA does not discriminate against qualified individuals with physical, visual or mental disabilities. Also, THA does not discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants, however, an exception exists where the employee or applicant makes the disclosure based on information obtained in the course of performing their essential job functions.
Please send your resume along with a cover letter to Suzette Crutchfield via either:
email to firstname.lastname@example.org
fax to 615-242-8327