Executive Director, Strategic Initiatives, NMC - Hybrid

City of Hope


ID: 7244996 (Ref.No. 10025968)
Posted: May 16, 2024
Salary / Pay Rate: $85.98 - $143.59 / hour
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Join the transformative team at City of Hope, where we're changing lives and making a real difference in the fight against cancer, diabetes, and other life-threatening illnesses. City of Hope’s growing national system includes its Los Angeles campus, a network of clinical care locations across Southern California, a new cancer center in Orange County, California, and treatment facilities in Atlanta, Chicago and Phoenix. Our dedicated and compassionate employees are driven by a common mission: To deliver the cures of tomorrow to the people who need them today.

The Executive Director, Strategic Initiatives, NMC provides executive-level strategic support, advice, thought partnership and consultation to the President of COH, LA & NMC & Chief Physician Executive. The person Executive Director, Strategic Initiatives, NMC is responsible for driving the strategic initiative work for the clinical enterprise and cross-functional organization, partnership, and overall budgetary management of all business units reporting to the President.

The position performs necessary strategic analysis to define and frame complex business issues and recommends/develops proposed solutions/recommendations to support appropriate executive-level decision-making. It organizes and leads strategic projects, with a focus on defining business requirements, developing an appropriate business plan, identifying project risks and appropriate mitigations, defining costs/budgets and return on investment analysis, identifying and escalating issues, developing detailed project/action plans, and for defining content to be disseminated across the COH enterprise. Oversees consultant/contractor personnel as necessary who are assigned to strategic projects and serves as the key COH contact/liaison to these external firms. This role requires very strong executive-level presentation preparation and writing skills. The position works closely with executive-level leadership and key stakeholders across COH including clinical operations leaders, key physician leaders, and other key COH executives. This role also frequently interfaces and actively engages with executives within external companies on behalf of the President to appropriately advance COH’s strategic initiatives.

As a successful candidate, you will:

Oversee and facilitate the Office of the President of Strategy and Business Ventures:

  • Responsible for the cross-functional coordination and budgetary management of all business units reporting to the President.
  • Monitors team assignments and ongoing work to ensure timely and appropriate action.
  • Leads and develops business planning associated with strategic initiatives as assigned by the President.
  • Executive-level liaison with external companies as required in support of COH’s strategic initiatives.
  • Collaborates with the Executive Assistant within the President’s Office.
  • Advises and contributes in structuring identified and unidentified issues for resolution.
  • Recommend courses of action related to identified issues.
  • Manages all status reports associated with the Strategic Priority Initiative’s (SPI’s) rolling to the President.
  • Contribute to the strategic planning, design, development and implementation of program or initiative objectives, processes and standards.
  • Work closely with HR functions to ensure initiatives, priorities, and standards of conduct, e.g. DE&I Initiative, are embraced and acted upon by members of the Strategy vertical.

Information and Communication Management

  • Acts as primary communication liaison between the office of the President, his/her direct reports, internal partners and external parties as appropriate.
  • Promotes the timely flow of information to and from the President.
  • Manages work of outside consultants when needed in support of strategic initiatives. This oversight includes development of consultant/contractor SOWs, contract negotiation and development, and performing necessary performance management to ensure project success within defined cost parameters.

Process development and implementation

  • Designs and develops systems, processes, and communications to enable senior and executive management to meet the mission and strategic priorities of the enterprise.

Your qualifications should include:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Economics, Health Care Administration, Operations Research, Public Health Administration, or other related field; 4 additional years of experience plus the minimum experience requirement may substitute for minimum education.
  • Minimum of 10years of experience in healthcare administration, health care consulting, or a combination of these experiences in health care or a related field, preferably in a highly complex, matrixed organization such as an academic medical center, medical school teaching hospital or research university. Project Management or lean experience in large complex organization.
  • 7 years of experience in a leadership capacity
  • Additional advanced education may partially offset minimum experience requirements.

City of Hope is an equal opportunity employer. To learn more about our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, please click here.

To learn more about our Comprehensive Benefits, please CLICK HERE.

Salary / Pay Rate Information:
Pay Rate: $85.98 - $143.59 / hour

The estimated pay scale represents the typical [salary/hourly] range City of Hope reasonably expects to pay for this position, with offers determined based on several factors which may include, but not be limited to, the candidate’s experience, expertise, skills, education, job scope, training, internal equity, geography/market, etc. This pay scale is subject to change from time to time.

City of Hope is a community of people characterized by our diversity of thought, background and approach, but tied together by our commitment to care for and cure those with cancer and other life-threatening diseases. The innovation that our diversity produces in the areas of research, treatment, philanthropy and education has made us national leaders in this fight. Our unique and diverse workforce provides us the ability to understand our patients' needs, deliver compassionate care and continue the quest for a cure for life-threatening diseases. At City of Hope, diversity and inclusion is a core value at the heart of our mission. We strive to create an inclusive workplace environment that engages all of our employees and provides them with opportunities to develop and grow, both personally and professionally. Each day brings an opportunity to strengthen our work, leverage our different perspectives and improve our patients’ experiences by learning from others. Diversity and inclusion is about much more than policies and campaigns. It is an integral part of who we are as an institution, how we operate and how we see our future.