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Huron Consulting Group Consulting Director- Healthcare, Cost Workforce Management, Clinician in Chicago, Illinois

The Opportunity

Huron helps its clients drive growth, enhance performance and sustain leadership in the markets they serve. We help healthcare organizations build innovation capabilities and accelerate key growth initiatives, enabling organizations to own the future, instead of being disrupted by it. Together, we empower clients to create sustainable growth, optimize internal processes and deliver better consumer outcomes.

Health systems, hospitals and medical clinics are under immense pressure to improve clinical outcomes and reduce the cost of providing patient care. Investing in new partnerships, clinical services and technology is not enough to create meaningful and substantive change. To succeed long-term, healthcare organizations must empower leaders, clinicians, employees, affiliates and communities to build cultures that foster innovation to achieve the best outcomes for patients.

Joining the Huron team means you’ll help our clients stabilize their business operations today and create tomorrow’s growth by implementing revenue enhancement and cost containment programs, upgrading technology systems, creating stronger leaders and improving outcomes for patients.

Join our team as the expert you are now and create your future.

Position Summary

At Huron, Directors represent the pinnacle of professionalism and expertise. They effectively collaborate with Huron and client senior leaders to design and implement complex and sustainable solutions while delivering remarkable results for our clients that often exceed engagement objectives. Throughout their projects, they develop enduring client relationships that benefit the firm in profound ways including networking, ongoing business development, and sales opportunities.

Their talents and leadership qualities instill passion and trust in clients, junior staff members, and Huron management. If you can lead teams, create customized solutions, and masterfully communicate on every level…If you’re a consummate professional, a prospective champion of integrity and excellence, and an inspiration of confidence and trust… then you can and will—leave your mark on the future of consulting. Create your future at Huron.



  • Ability to independentlylead and direct teams in the delivery of complex performance improvement engagementsby creating collaborative, high performing work environments while continually addressing issues, removing barriers, and ensuring successfulclientoutcomes; experiencesuccessfullymanagingengagement-wide economics, such asbudgets, invoicing, and billing

  • Provenanalytical andcritical thinking skills required toeffectively quantify financial and operational benefits for performance improvementinitiatives, identify risks to achieving projected outcomes, anddevelopsolutions to address data gaps or risks

  • Exceptional verbal communication and listening skills to understand client challenges,create customized solutions to achieve their business objectives, and manage client expectations around benefits and deliverables; proven ability to create presentationsandproposalsanddeliver those withimpact to key client stakeholders

  • Proven success in building strong relationships while leadinga multi-faceted change process; demonstrated change management expertise and experience positively influencing change in a variety of complex environments

  • Teamleadershipexperience includingrole definition and development, team building,coaching/mentoring,andperformance management

  • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain a professional network, recognizeopportunities to enhance and expand relationships, and identifybusiness development opportunitiesthat align with Huron’s broad set of capabilities


  • Bachelor's degree required

  • Willingness and ability to travel every week (Monday-Thursday, with occasional onsite Fridays) and work extended hours as needed

  • Proficient in Microsoft office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel)

  • DirectSupervisory experiences of both individuals and teams

  • 8-10years of consulting and/or healthcareoperationsexperience


  • Relevant hospital operations experience directing a department and/or team-based projects with a focus on process re-engineering/performance improvement initiatives and change management, OR

  • Project leadership and workplan management experience within a consulting firm setting with a focus on cost of care, workforce management, and/or supply chain services

  • Specific experience in cost and expense management within administrative and corporate functions [not required]

  • Expertise managing cost structuresand improving operational workflows within post-acute settings (e.g., SNF, long-term care, home health, rehab) [not required]

  • Seeking specific clinical leadership experience in multiple and varied care settings with a focus on care delivery optimization and redesign, talent strategy to include workforce planning, and promoting innovative digital strategies to improve care.

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United States of America

Huron Consulting Group offers a competitive compensation and benefits package including medical, dental, and vision coverage to employees and dependents; a 401(k) plan with a generous employer match; an employee stock purchase plan; a generous Paid Time Off policy; and paid parental leave and adoption assistance. Our Wellness Program supports employee total well-being by providing free annual health screenings and coaching, bank at work, and on-site workshops, as well as ongoing programs recognizing major events in the lives of our employees throughout the year. All benefits and programs are subject to applicable eligibility requirements.

Huron is fully committed to providing equal employment opportunity to job applicants and employees in recruitment, hiring, employment, compensation, benefits, promotions, transfers, training, and all other terms and conditions of employment. Huron will not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, national origin, religion, veteran status, physical or mental disability, genetic information, creed, citizenship or any other status protected by laws or regulations in the locations where we do business. We endeavor to maintain a drug-free workplace.