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Administrative Fellow

Administrative Fellow

Job Description


The Dignity Health Administrative Fellowship Program gives post-graduate, future leaders the unique opportunity to gain strategic and operational experience in the rapidly evolving healthcare industry. Through this program, we have the opportunity to promote diversity among our leadership team and deliver humankindness through effective management.

We offer a 12-month learning experience that allows fellows to closely observe the challenges of managing a complex and diverse health system. Fellows are given a broad spectrum of responsibilities and projects while getting an insider's view of strategic issues affecting the organization and the industry. The fellowship provides a continuous learning experience by allowing the fellow to experience a six-month corporate office rotation. The next six months will be spent becoming familiar with day-to-day operations at a Dignity Health acute care facility. Fellows work directly with senior leadership within Dignity Health and our network of hospitals, emergency centers and clinics.

Dignity Health looks for individuals who share our passion for humankindness and closely align with our mission, vision, and values. In addition, we seek candidates with the following traits and skills:

  • Highly motivated work ethic

  • A passion for excellence

  • A willingness to collaborate

  • The desire to deliver humankindness to all individuals

  • A demonstrated history of initiative and creativity

  • The ability to adapt to ambiguous and dynamic environments


Candidates must be currently enrolled in their last year of an accredited graduate program pursuing an MHA, MHSA, MPH, MS, MSN, MBA, or similar and will graduate prior to the Fellowship start date (summer). Prior healthcare industry experience while not required is preferred.

In addition to the candidate's knowledge of basic financial concepts, MS Office Tools, Quality Improvement Tools, and Operational Problem-solving, candidates will be evaluated on their ability to behaviorally demonstrate and exercise Dignity Health's eight Competency Standards for Leadership consistent with first line managers and supervisors at Dignity Health:

Mission and Commitment

  • Demonstrates commitment to organization's mission and values.

  • Respectful of all levels of the organization.

  • Inclusive of diverse ideas, backgrounds, cultures.

  • Seeks out opportunities to represent the mission in the workplace and the community.

Personal Characteristics

  • Acts with integrity and strives for fairness in decisions and treatment of people.

  • Deals with people in an open straightforward way.

  • Builds relationships on trust and respect.

  • Holds self and others accountable; admits mistakes and learns from them.

Customer/Patient Focus

  • Makes customers/patients and their needs a primary focus.

  • Is dedicated to meeting the expectations of internal and external customers/patients.

  • Represents organization in a positive and professional manner.

  • Solicits customer/patient feedback and uses it for improvements in service.

Teamwork and Collaboration

  • Uses appropriate methods and a flexible interpersonal style to help build a cohesive team.

  • Actively participates as a team member to move team forward toward completion of goals.

  • Regularly acknowledges contributions of others.

Continuous Improvement

  • Participates effectively in process improvement changes.

  • Originates action to improve existing conditions and processes.

  • Uses appropriate methods to identify opportunities, implement solutions, and measure impact.

Change Leadership

  • Recognizes the need for change and accepts it.

  • Helps prepare people to understand and cope with change.

  • Demonstrates openness to new approaches and solutions.

  • Adjusts to multiple demands, shifting priorities, ambiguity and change in order to work effectively in a variety of situations.

Developing Others

  • Develops and communicates clear, realistic performance expectations, monitors the work,knows when to be hands-on.

  • Coaches to help others resolve problems.

  • Provides fair, consistent, timely and specific feedback to challenge people to achieve their potential and know where they stand.

  • Provides individual and group recognition.

Strategic Agility

  • Exercises judgment in building realistic solutions to problems.

  • Uses systematic decision-making process to get at the real issues.

  • Contributes useful ideas to implement cost savings for the organization.

The following supporting documents must be uploaded to be considered for the fellowship:

  • Cover letter

  • Resume

  • Two letters of recommendation (one academic and one professional)

  • Graduate School Transcripts

  • Undergraduate Transcripts

  • A two-page (12 point font, double spaced) personal statement answering the following questions:

  1. 'Why are you interested in the Dignity Health Administrative Fellowship Program?�

  2. 'What unique skills and experiences can you contribute to Dignity Health?�

  3. 'What are your short and long-term career objectives in the healthcare industry?

  4. 'What type(s) of projects do you envision yourself working on as a fellow (at a corporate and/or hospital level)?�

All applications and supporting documents must be received bySeptember 15th


Dignity Health, headquartered in San Francisco, California, provides integrated, patient and family centered care. It is the fifth largest health system in the country with 10,000 physicians and 55,000 employees across Arizona, California, and Nevada. Through its network of more than 150 ancillary care sites and 40 acute care hospitals, Dignity Health is committed to delivering compassionate, high-quality, affordable health care services with special attention to the poor and underserved. In 2011, Dignity Health provided $1.4 billion in charity care, community benefit and unreimbursed patient care. For more information, please visit our website at Dignity Health is also on Facebook and Twitter.

Job Requirements


Job Snapshot

Employment Type Full-Time
Job Type Health Care
Education Graduate Degree
Experience Not Specified
Manages Others Not Specified
Industry Healthcare - Health Services
Required Travel Not Specified
Job ID 1400012408
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Administrative Fellow

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