Administrative Fellow - Various Locations

Requisition ID
Employment Type
Full Time
Dignity Health Fellowship
Hours Per Pay Period
CommonSpirit Health National Offices
Standard Hours
Monday - Friday
Work Schedule
8 Hour


CommonSpirit Health was formed by the alignment of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) and Dignity Health. With more than 700 care sites across the U.S., from clinics and hospitals to home-based care and virtual care services, CommonSpirit is accessible to nearly one out of every four U.S. residents. Our world needs compassion like never before. Our communities need caring and our families need protection. With our combined resources, CommonSpirit is committed to building healthy communities, advocating for those who are poor and vulnerable, and innovating how and where healing can happen, both inside our hospitals and out in the community.




The CommonSpirit Health Administrative Fellowship (Fellowship) is a system-wide 18-month post-graduate Fellowship. Fellows complete three rotations during the program in order to gain exposure and develop valuable skillsets in the hospital, ambulatory, and leadership functions. The Fellowship gives future leaders the unique opportunity to develop a broad understanding of the operations, finance, and strategic development of a rapidly evolving healthcare system.  Fellows will provide meaningful contribution to the organization by leading projects that support organizational initiatives while also actively participating in leadership talent development. In addition, fellows will:
  • Complete three rotations through hospital, ambulatory, and leadership/ elective functions.
  • Observe, learn, and participate in a wide range of administrative and planning activities. These activities include, but are not limited to: attending Board and Management meetings/ experiences; working on project(s) in conjunction with service lines, acute-care hospitals, physician enterprises and critical access hospitals.
  • Complete all elements of the development plan, including first time manager training, Emerging Leaders, and mission leadership curriculum.
  • Develop and demonstrate professional competencies, management skills, and decision-making abilities which will enable the Fellow to succeed in organizational change management. Acquire technical knowledge of CommonSpirit Health and the healthcare delivery to build a foundation for future career development.
  • Actively build mentorship relationships and seek feedback to develop skills and build a foundation for a future leadership position.
  • Advance the mission of the organization by centering work on CommonSpirit Health values.
  • Participate, as directed, at a line level and effectively perform assigned tasks within operations, consistent with Fellowship focus areas. Gain in-depth appreciation for, and hands-on experience with, the work that must be handled in those departments/functional areas.
  • Seek leadership roles in substantive projects that foster development of organizational knowledge, interpersonal and analytical skills, and the opportunity to translate academic theory into practice.
  • Demonstrate work practices consistent with CommonSpirit Health and department-specific safety, security and infection control policies.
  • Must have ability to work effectively and collaboratively in a diverse work environment.



The 2021-2022 CommonSpirit Health Administrative Fellowship will be hosting seven fellows, one in each of the following divisions:




In order to submit a complete application, please be sure to include the following documents as attachments in your online application in the candidate profile section:


       1. Resume and one page statement of purpose (please combine into one PDF).

             a. Resume: Please provide your anticipated graduation date on your resume.

               b. One page statement of purpose addressing:

i.   Why you are interested in a Fellowship at CommonSpirit Health,

ii.  Why are you interested in the division or divisions indicated;

iii. Your professional areas of interest; and

iv. How the Fellowship will have an impact on accomplishing your career goals

2. Graduate Academic Transcripts

3. Two letters of recommendations (one professional, one other)

         a. If you are unable to obtain your letter directly from your recommender,

             they may send it to with your name in the subject line.

             If possible, please attach directly into application


In the application, you will be asked to indicate your divisions of interest. You may select up to three and rank your preferences.


All applications and supporting documents must be received by September 18, 2020

The anticipated start date is June 1, 2021



Minimum Requirements

  • Eligible applicants must have completed, or will have completed upon conclusion of Fellowship, a Master of Health Administration (MHA), Master of Business Administration (MBA), Master of Public Health (MPH), Master of Science in Nursing (MSN), or equivalent degree from an accredited graduate program. Applicant must have successfully completed all on-campus, didactic requirements of their academic program and will graduate upon completion of Fellowship
  • Fellowship is available for recent grads and early careerists (1-2 years post graduate degree) interested in pursuing a career in healthcare administration and leadership. Eligible applicants will have graduated with an applicable Master’s Degree between July 2018- May 2021.
  • Applicants should demonstrate a commitment to pursuing a career in healthcare with a strong interest in management opportunities within an integrated healthcare delivery system.
  • Successful candidates will display a passion for the mission of CommonSpirit Health and commitment to being a provider of humankindess.
  • Prior healthcare industry experience while not required is preferred.
  • Knowledge of the concepts and principles of project management
  • Basic healthcare finance knowledge
  • Ability to analyze complex data and provide clear and concise conclusions
  • Operational Problem-solving
  • Basic knowledge of Quality Improvement frameworks
  • Analytical, statistics and data mining knowledge 
  • Ability to understand and relate theories behind several related concepts
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Highly motivated work ethic and a passion for excellence
  • The desire to deliver humankindness to all individuals
  • A willingness to work collaboratively
  • Strategic and visionary skills
  • Self-starter

Unfortunately, CommonSpirit Health is unable to provide visa sponsorship for international students at this time.


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