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POST DATE 8/31/2016
END DATE 11/10/2016

The Advisory Board Company Chicago, IL

Chicago, IL
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Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)
Bachelors Degree


Director/Senior Director, Strategy


Chicago, IL
Nashville, TN
Washington, DC

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The Director/Senior Director, Strategy will work closely with client members to improve and assist in development of strategic direction for their organization. In particular, this individual will assist in leading engagements that help clients identify strategic priorities, improve financial and market performance, rationalize services, and meet the many challenges that health care reform gives them. The Director will report to the Executive Vice President, Advisory Board Consulting and Management.

Our current opportunity is on our Nashville, TN-based Strategy team. Preferable locations for candidates are Chicago, Nashville, and Washington, DC.

- Lead consulting teams to accurately diagnose the issues the client has identified (as well as underlying issues), and determine the appropriate solutions that will lead the client to create strategic direction
- Build consensus among client stakeholders who play a critical role in the clients ability to successfully implement the identified solutions
- Effectively and appropriately apply both deductive and inductive thinking
- Develop presentation and report deliverables with limited supervision
- Provide subject matter expertise to other Advisory Board Consulting and Management and Advisory Board Company business units as it relates to strategic planning
- Provide support to other Advisory Board Consulting and Management and Advisory Board Company business units when strategy expertise is required in dealing with client issues
- Provide subject matter expert input to Advisory Board Company research as needed
- Communicate effectively and accurately in writing and verbally to prospects, clients, and other staff
- Manage engagement deliverables to established budget
- Demonstrate strong relationship management skills and ability to handle challenging interpersonal situations
- Support Business Development and Marketing efforts

- Bachelor s Degree
- 5+ years of professional experience preferably in Health Care
- Previous consulting firm experience including project management, developing and presenting deliverables, and analytics
- Proficiency in MS Office Suite Word, PowerPoint, Excel
- Familiar with variety of problem solving approaches
- Client relationship management experience
- Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
- Ability to drill down to the root cause of issues and be creative in problem solving
- Proven written and verbal communication skills
- Willingness to travel domestically

- Graduate level degree in business or healthcare
- Background in healthcare consulting
- Experience managing projects that achieved budget and timeline goals
- Possess analytical reasoning and solution-focus problem solving
- Ability to lead and motivate cross-functional teams
- Experience mentoring junior level staff

Advisory Board is a best practices firm that uses a combination of research, technology, and consulting to improve the performance of 4,400+ health care organizations. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., with offices worldwide, Advisory Board forges and finds the best new ideas and proven practices from its network of thousands of leaders, then customizes and hardwires them into every level of member organizations, creating enduring value. For more information, visit

We are a workplace that...
Values and celebrates diversity of experience, culture, and opinion
Is committed to creating an inclusive environment to enhance our collective experience
Promotes a supportive community through staff-led affinity groups, events, and education

We think Forbes said it best: Making the world a better place is what The Advisory Board Company is all about. We have a unique culture where employees are told to avoid after work emails, encouraged to take 10 hours per month of paid leave for community service, and are expected to add surplus value in every interaction with a member or colleague.

Over the past thirty years, we have developed a distinctive corporate culture based on our values and principles. We award, promote, and praise based on individual performance, capabilities, and ambition. We provide ways for staff to share their time, talent, and passions in the community. We reward innovation and foster a collaborative environment. We have a performance-driven staff and peers that challenge one another in the workplace. And we want free-thinkers, agile speakers, witty writers, and team players to join the firm at Advisory Board, your ideas are heard and your contributions matter.

Consistent with our belief that our employees are our most valuable resource, The Advisory Board Company offers a competitive benefits package.
- Medical, dental, and vision insurance, dependents eligible
- 401(k) retirement plan with company match
- 20+ days paid time off and 10+ paid company holidays
- Daytime leave policy for community service or fitness activities (up to 10 hours a month each)
- Wellness programs including gym discounts and incentives to promote healthy living
- Dynamic growth opportunities with merit-based promotion philosophy
- Benefits kick in day one, see the full details here

The Advisory Board Company is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability.