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University of Utah Senior Strategic Engagement Manager in Salt Lake City, Utah

Open Date 05/03/2021

Requisition Number PRN25995B

Job Title Manager, Business Intelligence

Working Title Senior Strategic Engagement Manager

Job Grade H

FLSA Code Computer Employee

Patient Sensitive Job Code? No

Standard Hours per Week 40

Full Time or Part Time? Full Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

VP Area U of U Health - Academics

Department 01114 - HS Planning Office

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range $100,000.00 - $125,000.00

Close Date

Open Until Filled No

Job Summary

The senior strategy engagement manager works for Health Sciences Strategy in the Office of the Senior Vice President for Health Sciences and reports to the Associate Vice President for Strategy through the Director of Strategy. Health Sciences Strategy is a dynamic work environment in which the senior strategy engagement manager facilitates an array of nascent engagements aimed at achieving core health sciences missions. The senior strategy engagement manager typically works in small team settings to move health system engagements from conception to completion in a timely and effective manner. Engagements are rolling and have arcs that last from weeks to months. To successfully advance and complete initiatives, senior strategy engagement managers proactively deploy a diverse skillset, including:

Proactive Synthesis of Theory. Strategy engagement managers leverage theoretical models, principles, and insights from fields of strategy, business, health care, organizational studies, higher education, finance, and behavioral economics to inform, guide and advance engagements.

Production of Data-Driven Narratives. Strategy engagement managers catalog knowledge gaps that fall within the scope of an engagement, identify which parties own or can collect information needed to fill said gaps, and ensure that data and analysis critical to engagement success are completed. Once completed, strategy engagement managers merge findings into broader engagement narratives.

Facilitation of Strategy Discussions. Strategy engagement managers facilitate understanding of ideas, implications, and proposals embedded in engagements. They actively raise the standard of thought by helping engagement stakeholders understands trade-offs inherent in choices and see how their units and their roles will evolve in response.

Timely Advancement of Multiple Engagements. Strategy engagement managers take responsibility for multiple engagements at a time. Deadlines are kept through the repurposing of relevant content, leveraging team resources, effective time management and mental fortitude.

Team Input and Participation. Strategy engagement managers regularly bring their work to other team members for review, discussion and refinement. Strategy engagement managers also provide critical input to others and provide extra support to the team as needed.

This position is considered Category IIA : Not required on campus and has the ability to telework remotely for the duration of the University of Utah’s response to COVID -19. An employee hired into this role will be responsible for providing space, telephone, printing, networking and/or internet capabilities at the telecommute location and agree to the terms of the University of Utah campus and Health Academics COVID -19 Telecommuting Agreement.


Successful performance is demonstrated through management of strategy engagements to completion to the satisfaction of senior leadership. Day-to-day tasks include advancement of multiple engagements, coordinating responses to emergent requests from senior leadership, and helping academic leaders, business leaders, and functional leaders make progress on mandates, initiatives, and proposals. The following is representative of work performed by the senior strategy engagement manger but is not all-inclusive:

•Manages multiple, simultaneous strategy engagements by creating successful and realistic work plans, setting engagement timelines, identifying and obtaining data sources and other resource needs, anticipating and responding to impediments, coordinating efforts across multiple groups and individuals, offering direct analytical support and content generation and providing timely updates on progress.

•Rigorously thinks through engagements from multiple angles, anticipate and proactively prepare for the views of others, identify key decisions and their implications, and situate engagements and their development within the context of broader health system strategy and goals.

•Identifies pathway(s) forward if and when engagement work streams stall. Engages relevant actors and sources and proactively works with them in order to rejuvenate and reinvigorate. Collects and organizes information needed to overcome stumbling blocks, and determines how to resolve knowledge gaps that require new data capture and analysis.

•Develops and oversees engagement communication. Prepares documents and presentations with clear, cogent writing and effective graphical illustrations of findings and arguments in order to advance understanding of health care trends and potential strategies for organizational response and evolution. Helps champion engagements across the organization.

•Keeps abreast of developments and changing technologies and applications via self- initiated professional development. Shows a willingness to participate in continuing education courses, professional organizations, attends training and trade seminars, and maintains professional contacts in the community and the industry.

•Undertakes other responsibilities as needed to support the implementation of health system strategy.

This job description is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to the job.

Minimum Qualifications

Requires a Bachelor’s degree in a related area of assignment or equivalency and 5 years of progressively more responsible management experience. Background knowledge of assigned department’s area of specialization in order to analyze, plan and draw conclusions for recommendations to superiors. Demonstrated leadership skills in planning and directing employees and processes in order to effectively monitor and develop subordinates and to ensure the smooth operation of department.

Master’s degree in a related area may be preferred.

Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.


Strong health care industry acumen. Experience in business strategy, organizational change management, business development, finance, and non-linear systems thinking. Products developed by Health Sciences Strategy are often written and/or graphical. As such, talent for communication, visual depiction and writing is desired. Preference may be given to candidates who have strategy engagement management experience in academic medical centers or similarly complex health care systems.

As this is a senior position that carries outsized responsibilities, preference will be given to candidates who can document and evidence a history of:

•Effective conceptualization and framing of strategy engagements, their needs, opportunities, and goals from onset.

•Independent and effective management of stakeholder alignment and engagement.

•Proactive identification and execution of engagement-related course corrections.

•Bona fide, independent progress on engagements for extended stretches of time.

•Direct ownership for and skilled creation of highly effective communication products for engagements, written, presented, or otherwise shared and consumed.

Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

Additional Information

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in its workforce. In compliance with applicable federal and state laws, University of Utah policy of equal employment opportunity prohibits discrimination on the basis of race or ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, veteran’s status, status as a qualified person with a disability, or genetic information. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law.

To inquire about this posting, email: or call 801-581-2300. Reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to qualified individuals with disabilities. To request an accommodation or for further information about University AA/EO policies, please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Cr., Rm 135, (801) 581-8365 (V/ TDD ), email: .

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.