As an Associate Consultant on the Strategic Integration Team at Ascension, you will support the organization by implementing national strategic and operational initiatives. Your work includes collaborating with executive stakeholders across all business areas to solve Ascension’s most important and ambiguous problems. Your role requires exemplary critical thinking, relationship building, and organizational skills to analyze complex data to develop strategic and tactical approaches, bring together the vision of diverse stakeholder perspectives, and deliver results on time. Within the team, you will play an essential peer role in onboarding new associates.

Project Management and Change Management

  • Support the implementations of new healthcare strategies and processes across Ascension of low to medium complexity by identifying critical next steps, tracking project tasks and goals to completion, and holding multiple stakeholders accountable.
  • Assist in the design and execution of implementation and change management plans, including workstream development, formal and informal communications pathways, business transformation, end-user training, and success measurements.

Relationship Building

  • Build relationships quickly by exhibiting executive presence among senior leaders, exceptional customer service, situational awareness, and proactive hospitality to all project stakeholders, including leaders, end-users, and external parties.

Deliverable Creation

  • Develop business cases for national initiatives, including cost/benefit and pro forma financial analyses, persuasive funding justifications, and implementation schedules and strategies.
  • Utilize internal and external data sources and research to drive project decision-making and implementation strategies.
  • Prepare analyses and reports from various data sources that deliver insightful and easy to understand conclusions and recommendations to the target audience.
  • Create, review, and present executive-level deliverables, including weekly project updates, status reports, and presentations on a workstream or project.
  • Research and develop new and creative solutions to continually improve the team’s processes and effectiveness across current and future initiatives.

People Management

  • Assist in the onboarding process for new team members by serving as a peer partner, integrating them into the team culture, and transferring team and organizational knowledge.




Licensure / Certification / Registration:

  • None Required.


  • High School diploma equivalency with 3 years of cumulative experience OR Associate’s
    degree/Bachelor’s degree with 2 years of cumulative experience OR 7 years of applicable cumulative job specific experience required. 3 years of leadership or management experience preferred.
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