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Director Strategic Planning - Strategic Planning – UNC School of Medicine

Job ID: 35261
Location: Chapel Hill, NC
Facility/Division: Shared Services
Status: Full Time
Shift: Day Job

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Job Description

Description

Become part of an inclusive organization with over 40,000 diverse employees, whose mission is to improve the health and well-being of the unique communities we serve.

Summary:

UNC Health is seeking exceptional candidates to join our Strategic Planning group to guide the vision and strategic direction of the organization, specifically the School of Medicine. This is a unique opportunity for a mission-driven individual to join a dynamic, collaborative, and fast-paced team environment as a System Director. For this role, we are looking for candidates who are passionate about shaping the future of a leading academic health system. You will bring creative and forward-thinking solutions to tackle today's most pressing health care issues, and partner with thought leaders across the organization to develop strategies that prepare us to be successful in the future. 

The Strategic Planning department acts as an internal consulting group focused on leading strategy across UNC Health. Our department’s mission is to provide valued strategic insights, trusted advice, and skill execution that elevate UNC Health’s impact in North Carolina and position it as the nation's leading academic health care system. In our pursuit of this mission, we believe in embodying the values of innovation, professionalism, diversity, and collegiality. The Strategic Planning team is part of UNC Health’s “Strategy and Core Transformation” division – a group focused on transforming healthcare and achieving our vision and mission as One UNC Health. 

The System Director of Strategic Planning position provides leadership to entity, regional, and service line leadership teams and provides timely communication to these stakeholders with regards to system strategies. This position understands the markets in which the entities/regions/service lines operate within and supports the translation of system-wide strategic priorities and goals into implementable tactical plans and activities. This position also provides direction and leadership to employees within Strategic Planning and oversees the recruitment and on-going development of employees within Strategic Planning. 

This position will serve as the primary liaison to the School of Medicine and will have a key role as a strategic advisor and consultant to SOM executives and key stakeholders. 

Sample job duties include: 

  • Leads the development of the next strategic plan for the School of Medicine ensuring alignment with the strategic frameworks of UNC Chapel Hill and UNC Health. 
  • Evaluates business and market opportunities to advance strategic initiatives 
  • Partners with SOM Finance in business plan development of strategic initiatives 

Description of Responsibilities:

1. Leading Change - Initiates and manages the change process, taking steps to remove barriers or accelerate its pace. Communicates a compelling vision and need for change that generates excitement, enthusiasm, and commitment to the process. Clearly communicates the direction, required performance, and challenges of change to all involved parties. Identifies and enlists the support of key individuals and groups to move the change forward. Obtains and provides resources to implement change initiatives. Serves as a role model by demonstrating commitment to innovation and continuous improvement in organizational performance. 

2. Leading People - Leads people toward meeting the organization's vision, mission, and goals. Provides an inclusive workplace that fosters the development of others, facilitates cooperation and teamwork, and supports constructive resolution of conflicts. Treats sensitive or confidential information appropriately. Works to improve and reinforce performance of others. Delegates assignments, clarifies expectations and holds others accountable for achieving results related to their area of responsibility. Encourages workforce engagement by building a commitment to excellence. Works collaboratively toward solutions that accomplish organizational objectives. 

3. Results Driven - Exceeds departmental and organizational goals and customer expectations. Makes decisions that produce high-quality results by applying knowledge, analyzing problems, and calculating risks. Delivers high-quality services and is committed to continuous improvement. Understands the overall financial performance of the organization and applies financial concepts and practices to establish and maintain realistic budgets. Uses financial information to monitor overall financial status of operations. 

4. Strategic Planning - Provides leadership for strategic initiatives across UNC Health Care. Works directly and partners with leadership teams, planning committees, and boards throughout the health system to guide the organization’s vision and strategy in alignment with defined system priorities. Ensures that Strategic Planning resources are available to support assigned plans, activities, and initiatives. 

Desired skills include exceptional critical thinking, problem solving, relationship building, high competency presenting and communicating, and the ability to function with limited guidance in leading projects. Advanced Excel and PowerPoint skills are required. 

Other Information

Other information:
Education Requirements:
● Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate discipline.
Licensure/Certification Requirements:
● No licensure or certification required.
Professional Experience Requirements:
● Seven (7) years of relevant experience (e.g., consulting, healthcare research, strategy, finance, business development) or two years at a top tier consulting firm with four (4) years of other relevant work experience. A minimum of five (5) years of management experience is required. Capital planning or strategic facilities planning is a plus.
Knowledge/Skills/and Abilities Requirements:
● Understands and applies principles, procedures, requirements, regulations, and policies related to specialized expertise.


Job Details

Legal Employer: NCHEALTH

Entity: Shared Services

Organization Unit: Strategic Planning 

Work Type: Full Time

Standard Hours Per Week: 40.00

Work Schedule: Day Job

Location of Job: US:NC:Chapel Hill

Exempt From Overtime: Exempt: Yes


This position is employed by NC Health (Rex Healthcare, Inc., d/b/a NC Health), a private, fully-owned subsidiary of UNC Health Care System, in a department that provides shared services to operations across UNC Health Care; except that, if you are currently a UNCHCS State employee already working in a designated shared services department, you may remain a UNCHCS State employee if selected for this job.

This position is employed by NC Health (Rex Healthcare, Inc., d/b/a NC Health), a private, fully-owned subsidiary of UNC Health Care System, in a department that provides shared services to operations across UNC Health Care. This is not a State employed position.
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