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Senior Director, Cerner Government Services

Virtual District of Columbia, District of Columbia, United States

Client Relationships

Job Description

As a leader in our Federal Organization Optimization Service Line, you will oversee the delivery of solutions and services focused on strategies to engage, educate, and enable users in achieving the success of healthcare information technology transformation goals of Federal clients. Your work will center on helping client organizations adopt healthcare information technology to advance organizational performance and, ultimately, the delivery of patient care. You will play a key leadership role as part of an established multi-disciplinary team. You will have an entrepreneurial, client-services-centric mindset and help to develop and deliver best-in-class consultancy services in a dynamic and complex environment. You will bring extensive domain acumen, innovation expertise, and business development expertise. You will be responsible for setting and overseeing the execution of all aspects of client user experience strategy inclusive of organizational change management, learning, human capital, strategic communications, value realization, and data-driven continuous improvement efforts and provide executive oversight to the delivery and performance of Organization Optimization workstreams. Owning and managing key client executive relationships, and serving as a trusted advisor, credible thought leader, and go-to source on all matters of program structure, organization, and operation and collaborating with client executives to understand their vision, needs, and organizational capability and capacity to design for success also fall in the scope. You will partner with Cerner Federal and Corporate executive colleagues to support individual, business unit, and enterprise progress and goal attainment and offer subject matter knowledge, thought leadership, and best practices related to the domains of organizational change management, learning, human capital, strategic communications, value realization, and data-driven continuous improvement. You will lead Organization Optimization go-to-market offerings and new client business development and support expansion within the current client portfolio, including contract creation, approval, and management.

Working Environment

Hybrid or Remote

This position offers a Hybrid or Remote working environment. Meaning if you live within a metro area of a Cerner office, you will split working time between a Cerner office and remote. If you are not within a metro area of a Cerner office, you can live and work in your current geographical location and work primarily remote. #LI-Hybrid #Remote

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Whether your strength lies in sales, relationship management, marketing or strategy, you will be driving positive change by communicating the value of solutions that help solve the world’s most complex health challenges.

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Additional Information

Working Environment Hybrid or Remote
Relocation Assistance Available for this Job: No


Basic Qualifications
  • At least 14 years of total combined higher education and related work experience, including:
    • 10 years of relevant experience in a consulting or demonstrated consulting capacity
    • At least 4 years total combined higher education or related work experience
Preferred Qualifications
  • Graduate degree in business, healthcare, government, organizational development, or related field
  • 10+ years leading large teams and a portfolio of projects to undertake enterprise-wide technology and business transformation efforts
  • 5+ years of healthcare industry experience
  • 2+ years of experience working in or with federal agencies to advance enterprise-level strategies and initiatives
  • Experience building relationships with clients, vendors, and teaming partners
  • Experience fostering collaborative teams, attracting talent, and motivating staff, and supporting career growth for individuals
  • Strong project management experience, including budget oversight, resourcing, and reporting
  • Experience mentoring and developing junior members of the team; experience in employee performance reviews

  • Currently resides in a virtually approved city
  • Ability to travel up to 30%
  • Demonstrated interest in a profession in organizational change management work through professional organizations, coursework, certifications, conference attendance, etc.
  • Working knowledge and experience of MS Office applications and training development tools
  • Strong oral and written communication skills, including presentation skills
  • Demonstrated ability in effectively establishing, selling, and communicating a vision

Applicants for U.S.-based positions with Cerner must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire.

Due to specific client contract requirements, this position requires that the successful candidate be a U.S. citizen. The client contract also requires receipt of the appropriate government security clearance card applicable for the position.

Some Cerner positions may be obligated to comply with client-facing requirements and occupational health requests, including but not limited to, an immunization set, covid-19 vaccination, an annual flu shot, an annual TB screen, an updated background check, and/or an updated drug screen.

Cerner is a place where people are encouraged to innovate with confidence and focus on what is important – people’s health and the care they receive. We are transforming health care by developing tools and technologies that make it more efficient for care providers and patients to navigate the complexity of our health. From single offices to entire countries, Cerner solutions are licensed at more than 25,000 facilities in over 35 countries.

Cerner’s policy is to provide equal opportunity to all people without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, marital status, veteran status, age, disability, pregnancy, genetic information, citizenship status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other legally protected category. Cerner is proud to be a drug-free workplace.

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