Navigant Associate Director - Healthcare Large Project Director - Multiple Locations in Denver, Colorado

Navigant Consulting, Inc. (NYSE: NCI) is a specialized, global professional services firm that helps clients take control of their future. Navigant’s professionals apply deep industry knowledge, substantive technical expertise, and an enterprising approach to help clients build, manage and/or protect their business interests. With a focus on markets and clients facing transformational change and significant regulatory or legal pressures, the Firm primarily serves clients in the healthcare, energy and financial services industries. Across a range of advisory, consulting, outsourcing, and technology/analytics services, Navigant’s practitioners bring sharp insight that pinpoints opportunities and delivers powerful results. More information about Navigant can be found at

The Navigant Consulting Healthcare Performance Excellence candidate will have experience in the healthcare industry, preferably in the area of performance improvement within Hospitals, Health Plans or Physician Groups. Specifically, the successful candidate will have expertise in manipulating data using Excel, Access and other spreadsheets, coordinating team work products, and the ability to lead teams.


This role can be based in any of the following locations: Chicago, IL; Minneapolis, MN; Tampa, FL; Denver, CO; Washington, DC; Seattle, WA; Indianapolis, IN; New York, NY.

This position includes responsibilities in both leveraging and delivering quality, high-level, consulting services to clients for the Navigant Healthcare Provider Practice. The following sections describe the specific areas of prime importance in the execution of these responsibilities:

  • Deliver industry expertise and management consulting services in support of client engagements in the Healthcare Practice

  • Lead transformational change focused on financial improvement of multiple large healthcare systems, own project not component

  • Clearly articulate financial results of multiple projects and speak about process and sub-process measures for more than one area

  • Establish account management relationships with key client decision makers

  • Identify key industry issues and develop a practice response

  • Assist in the development of industry alliances and relationships within vertical markets

  • Provide delivery assurance support for engagements with targeted clients

  • Mentor Navigant staff on assignments within the account delivering services

  • Provide visible leadership within the account and the practice.

  • Leads consulting projects Statement of Work, Project Plans, Writes Proposals, Presents to Client Executive; Facilitates, Advises and Persuades key decision makers and influencers

  • Ten years (minimum) of experience in clinical operations, performance improvement labor and nonlabor optimization, clinical operations and beyond focused on in a provider setting, much of which is at the management level

  • 5+ years delivering programs in a consulting environment; driving complex, multi-faceted, multi-site, application/operational change/improvement programs with annual budgets of $10 million plus (30 + resources)

  • Flexible, positive, clear interpersonal and communication skills with ability to facilitate the exchange of information within all levels of NCI as well as a provider based, client organization, including, but not limited to, surgeons, anesthesiologists, hospital executives, and other professional and ancillary staff

  • Ability to develop and monitor performance metrics at all levels of operations both clinical and nonclinical

  • 10+ years rigorous project/program management leadership of complex provider deliverables with 5 of those years in larger provider systems

  • Adroit use of methodology and leadership within the project management setting; PMO experience a plus

  • Knowledge of and familiarity with IT solutions and data bases which are integral to enabling efficient and appropriate to quality and throughput of care

  • Capacity to adapt and lead others to understand and accept values, strategies, goals and plans in response to changing business conditions

  • Ability and willingness to travel full time

  • Frequently communicates with clients and coworkers and must be able to share information effectively

  • Strong conceptual, as well as quantitative and qualitative analytical skills

  • Flexibility and responsiveness in managing multiple projects in sometimes high-pressure situations simultaneously

  • Self-motivator with ability to work independently

  • Plan, direct, and coordinate work activities of others

  • Frequently travels by airplane, train or car as necessary to perform work at another location

The company offers competitive compensation packages including an incentive compensation plan, comprehensive medical/dental/life insurance, 401(k) and employee stock purchase plans.

Navigant does not accept unsolicited resumes through or from search firms or staffing agencies. All unsolicited resumes will be considered the property of Navigant and Navigant will not be obligated to pay a placement fee.

Navigant is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, protected veteran status, religion, creed, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, or any other basis protected by law, ordinance, or regulation.