Director of Strategy and Special Projects, People Services

Denver, Colorado

2000 16th Street, Denver, Colorado, 80202, United States of America

DaVita, one of Fortune World's Most Admired Companies is a rapidly growing healthcare Services company and a leading provider of kidney care in the United States. To support this growth we are seeking a Director of Special Projects to join our People Services group. This role reports directly to Vice President, People Services Operations and Talent.

This Director will oversee multiple projects simultaneously and be involved in the development and execution of key People projects across the portfolio - from strategic projects to drive teammate development and engagement, to jumping in to solving the most pressing people challenges facing our organization.

This Director will serve as a strategic thought leader, playing a vital role in the ongoing growth, development and success of the organization, while at the same time sustaining the DaVita Way - a key part of our culture all about connection, relationships and purpose.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Nose for value

  • Design, implement and / or support key People projects - with an ability to allocate resources and time in a manner commensurate with expected value
  • Analytical ability to help speak DaVita's metrics / results-oriented language
  • Present ideas for special projects that would advance our People strategies
  • Answer-first approach
  • Teammate-centered approach

Project management

  • Monitor metrics, track progress of initiatives, and prepare presentations for senior management
  • Regularly apprise leadership of project status and variations from schedule or scope
  • Scope, plan and execute multiple, often quick-turnaround projects with minimal assistance

Leadership and collaboration

  • Build relationships within the People Services organization and across diverse departments
  • Lead not just through title but through influence, providing strategic guidance and effecting change outside of lane in interest of bettering overall organization
  • Direct execution, not just strategic development

Executive communication

  • Prepare executive-level presentations to share with all levels of leadership including DaVita's CPO and other C-level executives
  • Synthesize information, translate into specific action, and gain buy-in to execute


  • BA required; MBA or advanced degree (MHA, MPH, MD, PhD) highly preferred
  • 1-4 years of strategy consulting experience with a top-tier strategy consulting firm or other similar strategic experience
  • Relevant experience in frontline healthcare operations leadership, particularly in dialysis, a plus but not required
  • Strong project management and analytical skills
  • Ability to build strong relationships across cross-functional teams
  • Travel requirement varies based on office location; Denver preferred but open to remote

Additional success factors

  • Highly organized, structured working style with strong project management skills
  • Discretion and confidentiality with sensitive information
  • Interest and curiosity in broad array of topics and issues
  • Confidence to work effectively with senior teammates
  • Strong analytic and presentation skills
  • Self-starter who can work effectively with limited oversight while pushing for access and input when needed
  • Resourcefulness-the ability to find and implement effective solutions despite time or resource constraints
  • Attention to detail (follow up and follow through are a MUST in this role)
  • GSD and following through on initiatives & projects to successful completion
  • Poise, tact and diplomacy under pressure
  • Flexibility & openness to frequent schedule/calendar changes and emerging priorities
  • "Can-do" & results-focused mentality-willing to do what it takes to get the job done

Here is what you can expect when you join our Village:

  • A "community first, company second" culture based on Core Values that really matter
  • Clinical outcomes consistently ranked above the national average
  • Award-winning education and training across multiple career paths to help you reach your potential
  • Performance-based rewards based on stellar individual and team contributions
  • A comprehensive benefits package designed to enhance your health, your financial well-being and your future
  • Dedication, above all, to caring for patients suffering from chronic kidney failure, and to the teammates who care for them

Join us as we pursue our vision "To Build the Greatest Healthcare Community the World has Ever Seen." Why wait? Explore a career with DaVita today.

At DaVita, we strive to be a community first and a company second. We want all teammates to experience DaVita as "a place where I belong." Our goal is to embed Diversity & Belonging into everything we do in our Village, so that it becomes part of who we are. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and an affirmative action employer. As such, individuals are recruited, hired, assigned and promoted without regard to race, national origin, religion, age, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status, or any other protected characteristic.

Salary/ Wage Range

$110,100.00 to $161,700.00

Compensation for the role will depend on a number of factors, including a candidate's qualifications, skills, competencies and experience and may fall outside of the range shown. DaVita offers a competitive total rewards package, which includes a 401k match, healthcare coverage and a broad range of other benefits. Learn more at

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