Jarrard, Phillips, Cate & Hancock is proud to serve the healthcare industry exclusively, with a mission to make healthcare better. Over the last 15 years, our strategic communications consulting team has partnered with hundreds of leading healthcare organizations to navigate change, challenge and opportunity. We have a track record for helping health services companies successfully launch, scale, pivot and advance growth goals. In healthcare, we understand there are significant barriers to change: entrenched brands, shifting politics, noise in the marketplace and risk-averse traditional players.
Jarrard Inc. offers a collaborative, supportive environment, driven by teams of experts. Our team of former healthcare executives, journalists and political operatives is built to serve the unique needs and challenges of national health systems, regional and community health systems, as well as health services companies. We’re strategically based in two hubs of the American healthcare industry – Nashville and Chicago.
We’re currently seeking a Practice Vice President to join our Health Services practice, to be based in our Chicago office. Qualified candidates will have experience helping healthcare clients advance their growth goals and strategic initiatives, create a valuable market position to attract talent, financing and sales, capture opportunities to truly change healthcare, and protect the value of a strong reputation in times of crisis.
If the description above and the responsibilities below sound like you, apply to join us – be sure to include a resume. Find out more about us and how we think at jarrardinc.com
The Practice Vice President is the National Practice Leader’s key executive responsible for the direct relationship between clients and the firm. The Practice Vice President manages the team, the client relationship, the work and is accountable for ensuring the practice meets client expectations and practice goals.
Lead clients to realize full potential (meeting desired objectives, ensuring delivery of timely, quality work) – this includes the ability to craft, sell and lead strategic communications and engagement efforts
Establish and lead relationship(s) with clients to ensure team gets information it needs and furthers the firm’s reputation within the client organization
Develop key client strategies, plans and budgets and oversee programs for clients managed by your teams
Manage all aspects of your teams, including utilization, growth and development
Serve as ongoing lead advisor and provide counsel as needed on clients managed by your teams
Involve National Practice Lead and other senior leaders on client issues as needed
In collaboration with National Practice Leader and Chief Development Officer, contribute to pitch strategy and proposal development for targeted business opportunities
Play a significant role in new business pitches
Identify new opportunities with existing clients where the firm could contribute value for client and work with appropriate client contact(s) to pursue these opportunities (and help members of your team do the same)
Participate in firm thought leadership activities
Demonstrate and nurture Jarrard Vision and Mission and bring our Values to life
Mentor the colleagues who report to you, guide career development and growth opportunities
Ensure teams are adept at all firm high-value services
Help agency recruit and retain the best people
Capture and transfer best practices in key client management
Help identify potential new service capabilities, based on client needs and competitive offerings
Ensure daily billable goals are met by you and your direct reports
Assist National Practice Lead in staffing client teams
Participate in, and provide leadership for, professional development curriculum, including Jarrard Academy