This position is responsible for creating and executing on IHA’s IT strategy that ensures alignment with organizational strategic priorities, activities, and functions. In this highly collaborative role, the Vice President seeks to understand the varied organizational technology needs within the association and, through vision and focus, enables innovative solutions to advance organizational goals. The Vice President will leverage IT staff talent, and support vendors to ensure a sound technical infrastructure, applications management, and service desk functions, and oversee the mitigation of technology risks. This role requires a proactive leader who has a high degree of business acumen, is solution focused, and who possesses exceptional leadership, communication and collaboration skills, and can develop consensus and drive technology solutions throughout the organization.
Outline of Responsibilities
Lead the development and refinement of the association’s IT strategy and roadmap; ensure integration with association’s strategic priorities, activities, and functions.
Design and implement the association’s technology plans that include equipment and software requirements, resources, as well as operational reliability and redundancy.
Inform, educate, and guide senior leadership, colleagues, and strategic partners to advance strategic organizational goals through a well thought out change management process and in an innovative and cost-effective manner.
Provide strategic direction and oversight of the design, development, operation and support of IT systems and programs that fulfill the needs of the association including enterprise architecture management, application management, security and risk management, infrastructure, and operations management and entrusting actual execution of such initiatives to the IT staff and technology providers.
Lead the Project Advisory Team in their function to collaborate in making key technology decisions.
Identify effective technology strategies and solutions to support various programs and business lines including IHA Business Resources, Contact Center and Patient Service Organization.
Oversee establishment and maintenance of effective IT controls.
Manage technology obsolescence and vendor risks.
Manage vendor relationships and outsourced technology projects.
Instill a culture of high performance, compliance and continuous improvement that values learning within the IT team.
Lead, coach and develop IT staff.
Define and execute forward-looking plans to leverage contemporary technology skills and capabilities.
Design educational plans to enhance technology skill development for association staff.
Ensure the security, functionality, and integrity of the association’s internal and external networks, web sites, and applications.
Develop and oversee annual technology operating and capital expenditure budget to ensure it is consistent with overall strategic priorities of the enterprise and is within plan.
Collaborate with the Security Director on the association’s IT security risk program.
Collaborate with other leaders in supporting the association’s digital strategy.
Ensure the appropriate administration of technology contracts.
Other duties as defined.
Bachelor’s degree in a related Information systems field is required, Master’s degree preferred. Minimum of eight years of leadership experience in IT field with a thorough understanding of all aspects of IT management (infrastructure, applications, service desk project management and IT strategy), leading cross-functional teams and enterprise-wide initiatives. Experience working with associations or healthcare, preferred, as is IT portfolio management experience. Demonstrated experience in IT strategic planning. Strong leadership skills with a proven track record of solving complex problems. Strong consensus builder with an ability to build a strong rapport with IHA leadership and work collaboratively in a team setting. Devoted to values of Commitment, Collaboration, and Creativity.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other legally protected status.
We offer a competitive compensation package, including excellent benefits. Qualified candidates must apply online: Click here to apply https://www.team-iha.org/our-association/employment-opportunities
The Illinois Health and Hospital Association (IHA), with offices in Chicago, Naperville, Springfield, and Washington D.C., represents more than 200 hospitals and health systems as they care for their patients and communities. Its members range from major academic medical centers and teaching hospitals that train tomorrow’s doctors and nurses, to community hospitals that transform advances in medicine and technology into better lives for patients, to rural and critical access facilities that bring high-quality patient care to the less populated regions of Illinois, to specialty institutions that care for patients in need of behavioral health, long-term care, or rehabilitation services.
Since IHA was formed in 1923 (and combined with MCHC in January 2016 to form an integrated, statewide organization), its mission has been to strengthen and unite hospitals and make high-quality, affordable health care available to all Illinois residents at the right time and in the right setting. To make this possible, IHA advocates for a redesigned health system and sustainable funding -- including new models of healthcare delivery and payment -- that support the Triple Aim of healthcare.
I...HA’s core role is to be the trusted voice, resource and partner for Illinois hospitals representing their interests at the local, state and national levels to ensure sustainable resources, the highest level of quality care and transformation of healthcare delivery. In addition to its advocacy and policy work on behalf of its members, IHA’s Midwest Healthcare Institute provides innovative business and performance solutions, services and tools, including patient care and quality improvement initiatives and collaboratives, data analytics, purchasing and insurance services. IHA also provides a comprehensive portfolio of educational programs for members on critical healthcare issues and challenges.
The President & CEO and a 23-member Board of Trustees directs IHA advocacy and member priorities. Member forums for safety net hospitals, small and rural hospitals, behavioral health, investor-owned hospitals, and volunteers, as well as councils and task forces, provide members opportunities to participate in the Association’s policy development process.