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Chief Strategy Officer

Company: Ascension
Location: Jacksonville
Posted on: September 16, 2021

Job Description:

We Are Hiring:

Role Summary 


Responsible for the ongoing development, management and progression of the local and/or business unit roadmap for the Ascension National Strategy. Develops a clear understanding of internal dynamics and levers while focusing on external demands, opportunities and relationships positioning for growth.  Drives the organization to understand gaps and move to building strategic partnerships and/or internal capabilities. Develops and shepherds the processes to determine the need to grow and compete through buying, building or partnering.  

What You Will Do:


Leads the development and implementation of the overall strategy and strategic plan, working in partnership with the Market and/or business unit leadership, boards, and Ascension leadership team.

Leads the strategic aspects of the annual Dynamic Planning development process, including accountability for identifying high priority strategic opportunities, risks, key capital projects and potential acquisitions and partnerships.

Responsible for the identification, development, growth strategies, and targets for Ascension and leads Ascension’s business development function as well as Regional Growth Councils in close partnership with the Ministry Market or Business Unit Executive.

Leads the process of developing the building blocks of the strategic plan, including the projected financial impact of each component.

Co-leads the development of the three-year capital plan with the Chief Financial Officer and ensures alignment with Ascension strategy.

Co-leads the development of service line strategic plans and clinical programs with the MME and Senior Leadership Team.

Partners with the Clinical Integration Network (CIN)/ACO to lead the market population health strategy and alignment including the identification of high priority gaps/opportunities.

Leads the development of the overall ambulatory strategy, including the services to be offered and the partnerships that will be required, and ensures alignment with sponsors.

Leads the provider development plan process to identify Ascension’s provider needs and which specialities/practices/provider-types should be pursued and optimized to implement the market Clinical Programs in collaboration with the MME and Senior Leadership Team.

Champions Ascension’s transition to value-based care and population health and ensures alignment to Ascension’s strategy; partners with Finance and Ascension CIN/ACO leaders to pursue payer and employer opportunities.

Spearheads efforts to identify and develop merger or acquisition targets, partnerships, joint ventures and other strategic partnership opportunities.

Ensures the Master Facilities Plan process is conducted in a manner that aligns with the Ascension strategic plan. 

Supports the development of national strategies and business development opportunities as requested by Ascension.

Educates Ascension leaders and Board of Directors on critical external trends, disruptions and innovations by facilitating dialogue among key stakeholders.

Leads implementation in collaborative partnership with other executives including but not limited to COO, CFO, CCO, MME and ensures full delivery of projected results.

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:

Education and Experience Requirements 


Master's Degree in Business Administration, Health Administration or a related field is required.

A minimum of 10 years of demonstrated leadership in strategic planning and business development in a complex healthcare organization.


Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities 

Ascension’s mission is to extend the healing ministry of Jesus and is guided by our Catholic Ministry.  Ascension is committed to servant leadership as an essential enabler of our Integrated Ministry and provides opportunities for leaders to grow.  These behaviors are enabled by trust between and among community members.  These servant leadership capacities are demonstrated in our values of God Honoring, Justice, Compassion, Integrity, and Dignity.  


A strong commitment to the mission of Ascension and a personal and professional presence to provide leadership on behalf of Ascension Health and AdventHealth and the Strategy; a values driven, authentic leadership style which is guided in thinking, and in acting, by a sensitivity to the Mission and core Values of Ascension.  


Highly strategic: demonstrated track record in assessing complex, competitive markets and in developing related growth initiatives in partnership with physicians, payers, and/or other providers. 

Ability to set the strategic vision, with an understanding of the future direction of healthcare and the ability to motivate and engage others in a common vision.


Demonstrated ability to collaboratively influence gaining broad stakeholder support when developing, implementing, and promoting strategies, initiatives, projects and new ventures in a shared leadership environment.


A systems-oriented thinker with the ability to analyze complex relationships and situations, think outside the box, act, and promote entrepreneurial and innovative approaches at the system level and across the Ministry Market.


A history of seeking out and developing collaborative relationships with internal and external constituencies in order to accomplish a common goal.


Superb communication, facilitation, negotiation, and listening skills, accompanied by the ability to know how and when to influence, persuade, direct, challenge, and relinquish control.



Why Join Our Team:

When you join Ascension, you join a team of over 160,000 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, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic data, or other legally protected status.

For further information regarding your EEO rights, click on the following link to the “EEO is the Law” poster:


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Please note that Ascension will make an offer of employment only to individuals who have applied for a position using our official application. Be on alert for possible fraudulent offers of employment. Ascension will not solicit money or banking information from applicants.

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