Administrative Fellowship - Mission Integration

Requisition ID
Employment Type
Full Time
Dignity Health Fellowship
Hours Per Pay Period
CommonSpirit Health National Offices
Standard Hours
Monday - Friday (8:00 AM - 5:00 PM)
Work Schedule
8 Hour
CA-Rancho Cordova


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.


Position Summary:


The CommonSpirit Health Administrative Fellowship (Fellowship) is a system-wide 18-month post-graduate Fellowship. Fellows complete a mission-specific rotation structure during the program in order to gain exposure and develop mission leadership competencies in mission Integration, spiritual care, community health, ethics, ministry formation, hospital operations and emerging markets. The Fellowship gives future leaders the unique opportunity to develop a broad understanding of mission integration, leadership skills and operational acumen within 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:


Principle Duties and Accountabilities:


  • Complete rotations through hospital, emerging markets, ethics, mission integration, and/or community health, among others.  
  • 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, and design and implement educational programing. 
  • 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, 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 Mission Integration Fellowship works independently and collaboratively as a fellow to lead and develop plans for mission integration within CommonSpirit Health to ensure the mission, vision, values and heritage are integrated into all aspects of the organization. Promotes a values-based organizational culture uniting people around the organization's mission, vision, values, and heritage. Designs and implements educational programming for staff, medical staff, volunteers, the community, and others about the CommonSpirit Health mission, vision, values, and heritage.

  • Endeavors to make a meaningful contribution to CommonSpirit and understands how his/her work supports and the leadership team to make operational CommonSpirit’s Health Mission Integration Standards. Develops and implements processes that affect the organization's operations, goals and strategic transformation.
  • When appropriate, attends executive management team meetings, board meetings, staff meeting and other meetings as identified by preceptor (s)
  • Designs and implements educational programing for staff, medical staff, volunteers, the community and others about the Dignity Health mission, vision, values, and heritage.
  • Prepares regular accountability reports as directed by preceptor(s) for national mission integration team, for the senior leadership team and hospital board regarding key areas of mission integration: organizational identity, spirituality and culture, ethical principles, ministry formation, community health, ethics, hospital operations, emerging markets and the common good.
  • Travels throughout the organization as needed to lead or assist in essential job functions or other duties as assigned by preceptor (s)
  • Evaluates and responds to personal strengths and opportunities in relations to career goals and professional development goals
  • Gains proficiency in applying knowledge and skills learned in graduate work while gaining new knowledge and skills that relate to field experience



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 Mission Integration;

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 Qualifications:

  • Eligible applicants must have completed, or will have completed upon conclusion of Fellowship, a Master’s degree, doctorate degree, or equivalent, from an accredited graduate program in theology, religious studies, mission studies, or related field is required.  Applicant must have successfully completed all on-campus, didactic requirements of their academic program and will graduate upon completion of Fellowship  
  • An advanced degree in another discipline with certification in one of these fields may be considered (healthcare, etc.)
  • Professional preparatory training (Master’s level or equivalency) in theology, spirituality, ethics and community health, APCE or NACC Clinical Pastoral Education
  • Fellowship is available for recent grads and early careerists (1-2 years post graduate degree) interested in pursuing a career in mission integration and leadership skills within a healthcare system

  • Applicants should demonstrate a commitment to pursuing a career in healthcare with a strong interest in mission integration 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

  • Knowledge of the concepts and principles of project management

  • Basic healthcare finance knowledge

  • Ability to analyze complex data and provide clear and concise conclusions
  • Ability to understand and relate theories behind several related concepts
  • Operational Problem-solving
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Highly motived 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

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Minimum of two (2) years of supervisory/management experience preferred
  • Prior healthcare industry experience, while not required, is preferred

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


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