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Jmyrick@aha.org

Richard J. Umbdenstock – Institute for Diversity and Health Equity (RJU-IFD) Executive Fellowship

Company: American Hospital Association (AHA)
Location: Washington, DC

American Hospital Association

Organization Description

Founded in 1898, the American Hospital Association (AHA) is the national organization that represents and serves diverse constituencies including hospitals, health care systems and networks, patients and communities. The AHA leads, represents and serves nearly 5,000 member hospitals, health systems and other health care organizations and 43,000 individual members. Through its representation and advocacy activities, AHA ensures that members' perspectives and needs are heard and addressed in national health policy development, legislative and regulatory debates and judicial matters. Its advocacy efforts include Congress and the Administration, including regulatory agencies, as well as non-governmental regulatory organizations.

The AHA provides education for health care leaders, information on health care issues and trends, member services and performance improvement activities. The AHA’s non-profit and for profit subsidiaries and related organizations include the AHA Political Action Committee (AHAPAC); Health Forum; the American Organization of Nurse Executives; the Center for Healthcare Governance; the Health Research and Educational Trust (HRET); the Institute for Diversity and Health Equity; and seven professional membership groups representing specific hospital professions.

AHA Vision

The AHA vision is of a society of healthy communities, where all individuals reach their highest potential for health.

AHA Mission

To advance the health of individuals and communities. The AHA leads, represents and serves hospitals, health systems and other related organizations that are accountable to the community and committed to health improvement.

Executive Fellow Description

The Richard J. Umbdenstock–Institute for Diversity and Health Equity (RJU-IFD) Executive Fellowship is 12-month full-time intensive hands-on learning, study and professional development opportunity for a graduate of a master’s program related to health care administration, public health or a related field, that takes place in the AHA’s Executive Office, located in Washington, D.C. It is an exciting opportunity for an individual who is passionate about health care, the future of our nation’s health care delivery system, and aspires to a leadership role in transforming health care.

The Executive Fellow will conduct research, provide analytical support to the Executive Office, take part in executive level activities, attend governance meetings, including meetings of the AHA Board of Trustees, and play an active role in other strategic initiative.

The Executive Fellow will participate in cross association projects to organize and capture learning and recommendations for health care transformation in the future. Cross association projects may include cross association initiatives and organizational priorities, which provide a foundation of analysis and identification of education tools and resources for hospitals and health care system.

Desired Executive Fellow Attributes

Broad knowledge base in health care issues
Flexible and able to manage change effectively
Intense work ethic
Mission-oriented
Passion for improving the health care system, with a focus on hospitals and health systems.
Self-starter
Strong project management skills
Strong writing, communication and analytical skills

The Executive Fellowship is the ideal opportunity for an individual whose goal it is to lead a hospital and or health care system and wants to gain experience to multiple disciplines, forces and leaders that are shaping America’s health care system in the future.

Application Requirements

Brief cover letter describing your interest (1-page maximum)
Graduate academic records
Resume
Three professional letters of recommendation (at least one from a faculty member and at least one from an employer)
Personal statement of your fellowship and career objectives (2 pages maximum). Include responses to the following questions:
   What will you bring to AHA in furthering the mission?
   What are your career goals and how will the RJU-IFD Executive Fellowship help you?
   How do you define diversity, inclusion and health equity?
   How can AHA member hospitals and health systems accelerate progress to eliminate disparities in care and health?

Qualifications

Master's degree in health care administration, business administration, public health, health services administration, or related degree from an accredited program.
3-5 years previous work experience required of which 1-2 years of experience must be in a health care setting.
Some experience interacting with senior leaders preferred.

Term

12-months, starting June or July 2018 with 10% to 30% travel

Please Send Application Materials To

Juanita J. Myrick
Director, Employee Relations
American Hospital Association
800 10th Street, NW
Two CityCenter, Suite 400
Washington, DC 20001-4956
Jmyrick@aha.org

Application Deadline: February 16, 2018.

Incomplete application packages will not be considered. All elements of the application must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. EST on February 16, 2018.

Selection Announcement: Spring 2018

Salary: Competitive for 12 months, plus benefits

Benefits: The AHA offers an excellent total compensation package, which includes medical/dental coverage (PPO/HMO), vision care, life insurance, short and long-term disability plans, 401(k), tuition reimbursement, paid vacation/holidays/sick days, wellness programs and more!

Term: 12-months, starting June or July 2018 with 10% to 30% travel

The AHA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics. We will provide reasonable accommodation for individuals protected by Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974 and Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please call (312) 422-3000 and ask for the Director, Employee Relations and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. The AHA participates in the E-Verify Program.