Director, System Strategy

University of Virginia
Charlottesville, VA
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Oct 21, 2021

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Job location: Charlottesville, VA

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2021-06-01
Req: R0025021
UVA Health’s newly created Office of Strategy & Business Development has been formed to guide and shape the strategic direction of the organization. This position will play a vital role in understanding, forecasting, and developing a broad range of market and data analyses to inform senior leadership decision making across all four mission areas: Clinical, Education, Research and Community & Equity. UVA Health is comprised of the UVA Medical Center, UVA Children’s Hospital, UVA Transitional Care Hospital, University Physicians Group (UPG), the School of Medicine, the School of Nursing and the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library.

This position carries significant responsibilities to ensure that UVA Health makes high quality strategic and business decisions. As such, the role will entail the development and implementation of strategic plans and system-level business decisions.

Significant responsibilities in support of strategic plan development and execution across all mission areas of the organization, including, but not limited to clinical service line planning, network development, research planning, collaboration/partnership formulation and execution. Further, this position requires the ability to facilitate senior level meetings and planning retreats with various levels of the organization in order to assist in decision making.

Strategy & Business Plan Development

  • Lead planning meetings to assist in the development of UVA Health's strategic plans and business cases.

  • Act as primary support to UVA Health entities to facilitate the rapid development of strategic plans and business cases.

  • Manage a team of planning analysts responsible for accurately analyzing data information to garner key insights and develop recommendations.

  • Appropriately integrate internal data generated by finance, facility planning, and other relevant departments, as appropriate.

  • Develop polished, written strategy presentations and business plans to support the UVA Health strategic goals, critically assessing the needs of each individual plan, and providing content that is uniquely positioned to address the specific question and/or topic.

  • Keep the leadership team apprised of the progress and status of all projects. Consistently meet deliverable deadlines

Presentation & Strategic Analysis Leadership

  • Strong ability to develop and present executive summary level materials to system leadership; distilling complex analytics into clearly articulated and highly actionable recommendations

  • Leadership experience overseeing an analyst team responsible for analysis and collection of data to respond to information needs for UVA Health strategic and business planning functions

  • Provide leadership to UVA Health entities and staff in effectively analyzing, interpreting, and presenting data and information to various parties both internal and external to UVA.

  • Provide leadership to UVA Health staff in integrating market data with internal data generated by finance, marketing, and other relevant departments.

  • In addition to the above job responsibilities, other duties may be assigned.

Position Compensation Range: $115,793.60 - $185,265.60 Annual


Education: Bachelor's degree in business, healthcare, data analytics or quantitative field from an accredited college or university. Master’s degree preferred.
Experience: Experience drafting written materials for executive leadership and/or regulatory stakeholders. At least five to eight years of relevant work experience (a Master’s degree can substitute for two years of experience).
Licensure: None.


This is primarily a sedentary job involving extensive use of desktop computers. The job does occasionally require traveling some distance to attend meetings, and programs.

The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health System which represents the UVA Medical Center, Schools of Medicine and Nursing, UVA Physician’s Group and the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences. We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.


In 1819, the University of Virginia established a new model for intellectual exchange and cross-disciplinary collaboration in higher education. Two hundred years later, as a major research institution, we continue to challenge conventions, lead with ingenuity and advance knowledge for the common good.

What began as an innovative idea has become one of the nation’s leading public research universities, with over 21,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional students. UVA also has over 3,000 full-time faculty offering more than 400 degrees.

Each of the University’s eleven schools has its own distinctive mission, working together to garner consistently high rankings—including #2 Best Value Public College (Princeton Review, 2016), #3 Public University in the Nation (U.S. News & World Report, 2016), and #3 Best Value Among Public Colleges (Kiplinger’s, 2016).  

As we invest in and strengthen our research capabilities, UVA seeks new faculty ready to uncover new insights, rewrite old rules and collaborate on intellectual discoveries.


As an R1 institution, the University’s research centers, consortia and laboratories are on the leading edge of discovery and technology, offering collaborative spaces for students and faculty to solve global problems.

Our professors are recognized members of major national scholarly and professional organizations, including the National Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Our faculty’s engagement in interdisciplinary research is being facilitated by new research institutes specializing in everything from big data to brain functioning, and by cluster hires across schools.


UVA is also home to a nationally renowned academic medical center and the UVA Health System, which serves a three-part mission to treat patients, conduct translational research and train medical practitioners in a wide variety of disciplines.

Established as the nation’s 10th medical school in 1825, the institution has since grown to include a 612-bed hospital and a Level I trauma center, nationally recognized cancer and heart centers, a Children’s Hospital, and primary and specialty clinics throughout Central Virginia.

The UVA Medical Center is consistently ranked among the nation’s best hospitals by the U.S. News & World Report magazine and has been named among the top 25 percent in seven specialties.


The vast majority of UVA students come from the top 10% of their high school class, as well as from all 50 states, over 142 countries and a variety of socioeconomic backgrounds. Despite their diversity, all UVA students share a love of learning and a drive to achieve.

One of the reasons students choose Virginia is our unique residential culture. At UVA, the community of students, faculty and staff personifies the Jeffersonian idea that living and learning are connected. The Academical Village was constructed to support a unique residential experience, with faculty living in the Pavilions, students occupying Lawn rooms and the world-famous Rotunda at its heart. The University’s residential culture continues to support this experience today—strengthened by students, faculty and staff rich in backgrounds, ideas and perspectives. Our unique culture is also paying dividends in innovation:  UVA’s faculty have generated more than 130 patents since 2010.

Perhaps most importantly, faculty come to UVA knowing that instruction is as important as research, and they pride themselves on their many teaching awards.  Our best professors look for ways to encourage, mentor and develop tomorrow’s leaders inside and outside the classroom.


Living in Charlottesville you’ll find sophisticated restaurants, world-renowned wineries and breweries, cosmopolitan arts and music, friendly urban and suburban neighborhoods and a Piedmont landscape that has lured adventurous souls for centuries.  No wonder the U.S. National Bureau of Economic Research named Charlottesville the “happiest city in America” in 2014.

In addition to UVA and its health system, several major employers have facilities in Charlottesville, including State Farm, Northrop Grumman, the U.S. Department of Defense, GE and others.  Charlottesville is also becoming a center for innovative start-up businesses.  The University also actively helps spouses and partners of faculty members build their networks and pursue employment opportunities with a wide variety of area employers. 

The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA) and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, qualified individuals with disabilities are protected from discrimination and may be entitled to reasonable accommodations to assist in their pursuit of employment at the University. This includes assistance in completing the online job application as well as reasonable accommodations during the interview process. Please contact the UHR Service Center: 434.982.0123 to request assistance.

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