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Tennessee Hospital Association

Workforce Strategies Director

Tennessee Hospital Association


Job Summary

The Workforce Strategies Director is responsible for serving Tennessee Hospital Association (THA) members through research, analysis, collaboration, and leadership regarding workforce issues that affect hospitals and health systems. Although many workforce strategies and rural health staff assist with aspects of workforce, this position will support the Vice President, Workforce Strategies and Rural Health (VP) for hospital-based workforce and training activities.

THA has a hybrid work arrangement.

Job Responsibilities


  1. The ability to adapt to a changing work environment and meet challenges presented throughout the day.
  2. Performs specific issue management, planning, research, and analysis of workforce issues affecting hospitals. Assists the VP in planning and/or developing resources and assistance to hospitals as they address workforce challenges in their facilities.
  3. Maintains an excellent working relationship with workforce partners including state agencies, K‑12 education, post-education providers, and workforce investment boards. Serves as THA’s workforce point of contact where assigned to state agencies—including Tennessee Department of Labor (TNDOL), Tennessee Board of Nursing, Tennessee Board of Regents, Tennessee Chamber of Commerce & Industry, and other state-based workforce stakeholders. Collaborates with the TCWD Director of Workforce Development on engagement with student organizations such as HOSA and other career and technical student organizations.
  4. Attends career fairs, career days, and other middle school and high school related functions to educate and demonstrate the benefits of careers in hospitals.
  5. Documents and communicates successful workforce initiatives developed and utilized by Tennessee hospitals as well as hospitals throughout the country. Researches and identifies national models and resources that address healthcare workforce issues and develops and expands programs for Tennessee as appropriate.
  6. Monitors regulatory and legislative activity and public policy associated with clinical and practice issues, licensure, and healthcare workforce, career centers, and educational institutions.
  7. Provides support to statewide healthcare workforce initiatives, including the development and implementation of plans that ensure quality and continual growth of the number of nurses and nurse educators available to the Tennessee hospital community and nursing education system.
  8. Aligns healthcare workforce planning efforts through collaborative partnerships and stakeholder engagement to share resources and discuss best practices to address the gap between workforce supply and demand. Convenes statewide healthcare workforce education working group to address challenges and develop initiatives to increase the number of healthcare program graduates.
  9. Assists the liaison to the Tennessee Society for Healthcare Human Resources Administration (TSHHRA) in meeting the needs of that allied organization.
  10. Supports THA policy groups in areas of responsibility by providing information, recommendations, and reports, including providing updates to the THA Workforce Taskforce.
  11. Communicates with hospital leadership regarding issues involving healthcare workforce. This includes newsletters, whitepapers, website updates, and other communication methods.
  12. Provides information and responds to requests from THA members, legislators, state agencies, and others, as needed or as assigned by the VP.
  13. Creates, prepares, and delivers reports to stakeholders, as necessary.
  14. Works collaboratively with THA staff and others as needed.
  15. Assists the VP by ensuring the Health Resource Services Administration State Rural Health Flexibility Program (FLEX) Grant Program requirements are met to include contracts, hospital applications, narratives, budgets, progress reports, continuing applications, and other required documents.
  1. Reviews grant outcomes and program progress. Performs oversight of program expenditures and revenues and ensures expenditure of obligated federal funds.
  2. Provides technical assistance to support FLEX hospitals with implementation, tracking, data analysis, and reporting measurement quality improvement data and outcomes in partnership with the State Office of Rural Health (SORH).
  1. Must be available in the office during regular office hours unless job responsibilities require otherwise, or hybrid work arrangement is in place.
  2. Must be available for out-of-town travel approximately 15 percent of the time, including overnight, be able to drive an automobile and maintain a valid driver’s license.
  3. Performs other duties, as assigned

ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE:  (Positions reporting directly to this position)


GUIDANCE & DIRECTION:  (Policies, precedents or procedures that guide your work)

  1. The THA Workforce Task Force
  2. Small and Rural Constituency Executive Committee Bylaws
  3. TennCare Grant
  4. Flex Grant Contracts


Educational and experience Requirements Needed to Perform the Duties of the Job:

  1. S. degree in nursing or an allied health field is required.  Master’s degree preferred.
  2. Experience in project coordination/management or training as a preceptor is preferred.
  3. At least three years of work experience in a hospital is desired.
  4. The demonstrated ability to lead and complete project work is desired.
  5. At least one year of training students is preferred.

Licensing or Other Special Certifications Required:

Requires a current license in nursing or an allied health field.

Skills Required to Perform the Duties of the Job:

  1. Creativity and innovation.
  2. Ability to plan strategically.
  3. Effective problem-solving skills.
  4. Excellent customer service skills.
  5. Ability to communicate clearly and professionally.
  6. Ability to work independently and be self-motivated.
  7. Ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure with little or no supervision.
  8. Ability to prioritize and manage work effectively and efficiently to accomplish tasks while managing multiple projects at the same time and delivering friendly service.
  9. Must possess at least a basic knowledge of the healthcare delivery system.
  10. Must have effective written and verbal communication skills.
  11. Must have proficient math skills (basic math principles, computations and interpretation of graphs).
  12. Must be proficient in Microsoft Word, Outlook, and Teams, Adobe products, and video conferencing, and have superior Excel skills.
  13. Must present self with professionalism while representing THA at events.
  14. Must demonstrate respect for diversity and individual needs.

Additional Information


Health, dental, vision and life insurance

Short-and long-term disability coverage


Paid time off


How to Apply

Please submit your resume and apply through https://recruiting.paylocity.com/recruiting/jobs/Details/1455470/Tennessee-Hospital-Association/Workforce-Strategies-Director.


  • Date Posted: January 26, 2023
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Administrative
  • Service Area: Health (Physical, Mental)
  • Salary Range: 85,000-$95,000 annually
  • Working Hours: 38.75 hr/wk, M-F, 8:00am-4:45pm