Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago provides superior pediatric care in a setting that offers the latest benefits and innovations in medical technology, research and family-friendly design. As the largest freestanding pediatric provider in the region with a 135-year legacy of excellence, Lurie Children’s is an academic pediatric healthcare leader committed to providing unsurpassed healthcare for children and educating future healthcare leaders. Our Administrative Fellowship Program fulfills that commitment by providing analytical, financial and leadership experiences to diverse, emerging healthcare leaders in a dynamic environment to achieve a healthier future for every child.
The one-year administrative fellowship is a project-based program which allows fellows the opportunity to gain exposure to all facets of the organization. Administrative fellows work closely with the senior leadership teams on projects that address operational and strategic initiatives. The project-based structure allows fellows to tailor the experience to their interests, while supporting the mission of Lurie Children’s.
Along with project work, fellows attend leadership and board meetings and are encouraged to supplement their experience with additional meetings, shadowing and partaking in other activities across the hospital.
The objectives of the fellowship include:
Postgraduate experiential learning and professional growth
Contribution to the organization through specific assignments, responsibilities and deliverables
Fostering mentor/mentee relationships with the senior executive team
Administrative fellows report to the program’s executive sponsor, Michelle Stephenson, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer.
Doug Niedzwiecki, Vice President of Ambulatory Services and Medical Group Operations, Mary Alida Brisk, Chief Talent and Learning Officer, and Maureen Mahoney, Vice President of Transition Planning, are the fellow’s mentors. Each leader provides support and guidance for learning opportunities, project work, and professional development throughout the fellowship.
Phil Schettenhelm and Emily LeVin are the fellowship program’s co-chairs. Both are former fellows and offer ongoing and informal support to current fellows.
How to Apply
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. While all applications will be reviewed, it may be beneficial to apply earlier than the deadline.
There are two ways to apply to the Administrative Fellowship program at Lurie Children's:
Submit required materials using the National Administrative Fellowship Centralized Application Service (NAFCAS). Applications must be submitted by Wednesday, October 2, 2019. Apply here.
Submit the materials listed below through Lurie Children’s Job Portal by Wednesday, October 2, 2019:
Official Graduate Transcript
Personal Statement: A one- to two-page single-spaced statement addressing career goals, your decision to pursue a fellowship experience and specific expectations of the Lurie Children's fellowship
Essay: In one single-spaced page or less, explain the benefits and challenges of being a free-standing children’s hospital
Three letters of recommendation addressed to Lurie Children’s Administrative Fellowship Selection Committee (submitted directly from the recommender to firstname.lastname@example.org)
It is the policy of the hospital to comply with all applicable federal, state, and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment and to ensure equal opportunity in all terms and conditions of employment or potential employment with the hospital. The hospital prohibits discrimination and harassment against any individual and provides equal employment opportunities without regard to race, sex, pregnancy, color, age, religion, national origin, gender, physical or mental disability, medical conditions, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, genetic information, gender identity or expression, or, any other protected basis under applicable federal, state, and local laws.
Application Process Dates
Wednesday, October 2, 2019 - Application packet must be submitted
Mid to Late October 2019 - Interview Process
Early to Mid-November 2019 - Selection Date
June 2020 - Start Date
Candidates must have an MHA, MPA, MPH or MBA with a concentration in healthcare or equivalent from an accredited graduate program, and complete the didactic portion of their program by the end of the 2019-20 academic year. Candidates in programs that require completion of a fellowship as a graduation requirement are also eligible to apply.
Candidates typically have limited work experience, ranging from summer internships to full-time work experience prior to graduate school.
Lurie Children’s offers a project-based summer administrative internship for graduate students. The application period for Summer 2019 is now closed. Internship information and application details for the Summer 2020 will be available in December 2019.
In the 2019-20 U.S. News & World Report rankings of the Best Children’s Hospitals, Lurie Children’s continues to be the top hospital in Illinois, ranking in all 10 specialties.
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