Sanford Health Strategic Planning Advisor - Strategic Planning in Bemidji, Minnesota

Job Title: Strategic Planning Advisor | Strategic Planning | Multi-City

City: Multi-City

State: Multi-State

Department : Strategic Planning

Job Schedule: Full Time

Shift: Days

Hours Per Shift: 8 hr


Contribute in strategic initiatives spanning growth, go-to-market, and operational performance enhancement by directly scoping, planning, leading, and executing strategy projects. Provide strategic recommendations based on a thorough analysis of internal and external business issues and environmental factors, careful assessment of available information and determination of knowledge gaps, and translating research into trends with estimated business impact. Facilitate the execution of evaluation processes to assess and report on the progress of the strategic plan. Maintain continuous analysis of competitive landscape and industry trends. Engage leaders to understand, synthesize, and translate key information into meaningful insights to support setting strategic priorities. Facilitate setting medium- and long-term strategic priorities and aligning multi-year and annual resource planning and evaluation processes to those priorities. Manage a regular cycle of strategic plan checkpoints and ensure alignment with corporate and division strategies is maintained. Coordinate with staff and stakeholders to enhance transparency and communication of other functional priorities, goals, and objectives. Support the development of long-term strategic communications plans, including implementation of proactive messaging and rapid response for internal and external audiences. Conduct triennial community healthcare needs research in conjunction with area agencies. Utilize industry-standard techniques and analysis to determine community-based health needs, identify priorities of the communities served, and create solutions to drive improvements in community health. Assist in the development and execution of a system-wide strategy to plan, implement, oversee, measure, report and publicize community benefit contributions to multiple audiences including key local, state and federal stakeholders. Contribute to the development of strategies and programs to achieve positive and productive community relationships, with the goal of measurably improving the health status of the communities Sanford Health serves. Maintain professional relationships with community leaders, grant organizations, and government officials at state, local and regional levels while serving as the content expert in areas of community benefit. Remain current on health care trends and impact to community needs.


Code, evaluate, or interpret collected study data.; Uses appropriate analytic tools and methods to conduct health data analysis. Devise and evaluate methods and procedures for collecting data, such as surveys, opinion polls, or questionnaires, or arrange to obtain existing data. Raises awareness of potential strategic alliances and partnerships. Monitors marketplace trends, opportunities, and vulnerabilities; reports findings. Prepare reports of findings, illustrating data graphically and translating complex findings into written text. Produces written materials in business- and industry-specific technical language. Communicates well downward, upward, and outward. Influences the direction of a session while maintaining an unbiased position. Maintains group's focus on established scope and goals. Builds a cooperative spirit and elicits maximum participation from each group member. Facilitates sessions that address complex or highly sensitive issues. Compares key metrics against benchmarks and goals so as to keep pace with improvement opportunities.


Could be located in Sioux Falls or Fargo

Seeking someone with experience in managing a strategic plan, guiding others through annual and ongoing strategic planning, plan alignment, coordinating within the assigned departments.


Bachelor's degree in in Healthcare Administration, Business Administration or health related field required; Master's degree preferred.

Experience in an integrated healthcare system and strategic planning strongly preferred.

About Sanford Health:

At Sanford Health, we are dedicated to the work of health and healing.

Every day, we show that commitment by delivering the highest quality of care to the communities we serve.

We are leaders in health care and strive to provide patients across the region with convenient access to expert medical care, leading-edge technologies and world-class facilities.

In addition to strong clinical care, we are also committed to research, education and community growth.

We engage in medical research to not only discover innovative ways to provide care, but also cures for common diseases.

We continuously seek new ways to achieve our vision of improving the human condition here in your community, across the region and around the world.

The entire team at Sanford Health recognizes the value of healthy families and communities.

We continue to gain momentum and expand our reach. Together, we can make a positive difference now, and in the future.

Sanford is an EEO/AA Employer M/F/Disability/Vet.

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City: Multi-City

State: Multi-State

Job Function: General Administration

Job Schedule: Full Time

Shift: Days

Req Number: WD03131