Under the general direction of the Executive Vice Chancellor (EVC), ForHealth
Consulting, the Executive Director (ED), Nursing Council on Workforce Sustainability (NCWS) for ForHealth Consulting is responsible for the
overall operation of the NCWS as outlined by the Executive Office of Health and Human Services interagency services agreement on the nursing
workforce collaborative. The ED will responsible for carrying out the strategic priorities for the NCWS nursing center of excellence as
outlined by the states Workforce Collaborative. Those priorities include addressing 6 key priorities: Expansion of the role of the
centralized clinical placement system to catalyze an increase in number/types of clinical placements; Improve the nursing faculty pipeline
by enhancing professional development, optimizing requirements and improving the CCPs faculty availability platform; Increase student
pipeline by improving transfer pathways/articulation agreements and growing pathway programs; maximize use of state data sets on nursing
workforce (e.g. DPH, BORN) and report on workforce needs; build statewide nursing workforce capacity (e.g. promote regional collaboration
increase diversity of workforce, envision future models of care that reflects shift to community based delivery); apply for grants and
pursue other funding mechanisms to endure sustainability of councils activities.
The range of duties attendant to this senior-level
executive position will span from internal management and operations to external business development and relationship-building. The ideal
candidate will leverage a large professional network, as well as outstanding interpersonal and leadership skills, to develop and sustain
productive working relationships with key stakeholders and clients, including, but not limited to: the federal government; the Commonwealth
of Massachusetts and other public sector partners; clinical systems and hospitals; higher educational institutions, outpatient and
community-based health centers; trade associations and professional groups; consulting firms; and other health care entities. The ED holds
ultimate responsibility for the day-to-day operational running of the states Nursing Council on Workforce Sustainability.
stakeholders on a regular basis, including hosting regular meetings of both the council and the councils advisory board. The ED will also
represent Massachusetts in national meetings of state nursing centers.
Participates in an annual (or Bi-annual) strategic planning
exercise to prioritize activities.
Hire and manage a team of staff as indicated by scope of work.
Leverage existing ForHealth
Consulting resources for ancillary functions when possible.
Provide day-to-day oversight of council activities.
Merge the Department
of Higher Educations Centralized Clinical Placement capacity with the Nursing Centers work
Identify and secure outside funding for the
Centers agenda and activities by pursuing grants and other sources of funding.
Manage budget and track operating expenses, including
required financial reporting.
Disseminate relevant nursing information, priorities, and initiatives across the state via presentations,
Create and sustain superb relationships within and outside the organization that develop long term engagement and
Contribute to a coordinated communications program that effectively articulates the councils unique mission, vision, value
and strategic goals to internal and external audiences and facilitates dialogue and decision-making among and between
Identify necessary resources to perform project work, including mobilizing and coordinating resources from both ForHealth
Consulting and other sources and oversees timely completion of work. Delivers presentations of project results state agency officials and
staff as well as statewide, regional and national audiences; disseminates results through reports and academic publications.
other duties and responsibilities as required.
Masters degree in related field (MS, MSN, MPA, MBA or MPH).
REQUIRED WORK EXPERIENCE
Registered nurse licensed in the state of Massachusetts, or eligibility for state licensure.
of experience, or equivalent, in executive nursing practice, that includes progressive and proven success in, matrixed and diverse
organizations, and allocating resources and capital to achieve strategic, operational and financial goals.
Strong commitment to the role
and work of nursing and able to articulate the importance of this work with confidence and credibility.
Strong business and analytical
skills with the demonstrated ability to establish a business plan, develop and effectively manage budgets, motivate staff and manage
Contemporary leadership expertise, knowledge of emerging models of nursing care, and research/initiatives for improving
nursing practice, safety, quality and patient outcomes (and health of populations / health of communities).
Demonstrated expertise and
experience in all aspects of operations, including human resources, finance, information technology, client and stakeholder relationship
A coalition builder with proven ability to engage others and establish strong collaborative relationships.
health care workforce challenges, opportunities, and trends impacting the delivery of nursing care across the health care
Well-developed financial, operational, and technical skills, together with proven expertise in strategy, organizational
design, and innovation.
Superb communication and presentation skills, both oral and written, to interact with constituents and to produce
reports suitable for both a public and private sector audience.
Flexibility, attention to detail, good follow through, ability to manage
multiple projects and select priorities among competing demands.
Ability to exercise sound judgment and negotiate with diplomacy and
Proficient IT skills and knowledge of Microsoft office.
PREFERRED WORK EXPERIENCE
Prior experience working at the state
or national level on legislative issues is desirable.
Doctoral education is preferred.