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Administrative Fellowship

Administrative Fellowship

Program Overview

PeaceHealth Administrative Fellows will participate in high-level executive discussions and decision-making regarding strategic and operational objectives. Administrative Fellows will join innovative health care projects within the entire continuum of healthcare, including hospital operations, in-patient and ambulatory services, healthcare literacy and delivery, continuous improvement, patient safety, information technology, regulatory compliance, physician partnership and strategic planning. Fellows will work at our System Services Center in Vancouver, WA as well throughout the PeaceHealth Networks in Alaska, Oregon and Washington.

PeaceHealth is committed to providing opportunities for underrepresented minorities (Asian American, Black, Hispanic/Latinx, Native American/American Indian and/or Pacific Islander) in healthcare leadership roles. We encourage applicants from these underrepresented groups to apply. Our program seeks to enrich and diversify PeaceHealth across its networks by hiring innovative, mission-driven professionals who are invested in health equity and social justice.

Our 12-month Administrative Fellowship offers challenging, hands-on administrative experiences to professionals who have graduated within 24 months prior to June of any given calendar year. At the start of the program, our fellows are onboarded under the guidance of senior leaders who sponsor and guide their career growth and advocate for internal advancement opportunities within the organization.

Program Goals

  • Exposure to senior leadership.
  • Develop a broad range of healthcare operations, strategic planning, business development, quality improvement, project management and leadership skills.
  • Specific and valuable experience working in the healthcare environment.
  • Improved professional networking opportunities including peer/alumni mentoring.
  • Contribute to priority initiatives for various units across PeaceHealth.
  • Greater ability for self-assessment, skill enhancement and career growth.

Application Details and Requirements

All prospective fellows must:

  • Have graduated with a Master’s degree within 24 months prior to June of any given calendar year in hospital administration, health administration, health services administration, public health, public administration, business administration or related fields.
  • Have capacity to manage multiple competing objectives, priorities, and projects with an attention to detail.
  • Be able to demonstrate excellent writing, presentation, time management and organizational skills.
  • Have strong proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite – specifically Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Teams.
  • Be a motivated self-starter who is an excellent multicultural team player and contributor.
  • Be eligible to work, currently and in the future, in the United States without visa sponsorship. 

To be considered:

  • Submit a current resume
  • Submit a cover letter that outlines professional achievements, career interests, and commitment to equity and social justice. Please address cover letter to PeaceHealth Fellowship Selection Committee
All resumes and cover letters should be uploaded to the “Documents” section of the National Administrative Fellowship Centralize Application System (NAFCAS portal). The NAFCAS portal will provide separate instructions on submitting recommendation letters during the online application process. Recommendation letters may be addressed to the PeaceHealth Administrative Fellowship Program Application Review Committee.


Application Process

  • June 9, 2022 – PeaceHealth’s application period opens. 
  • October 7, 2022 – Application deadline.
  • August – October 2022 – The applicant pool will be reviewed and select applicants will participate in virtual interviews.
  • October 2022 – PeaceHealth makes the final offers. 
  • November 10, 2022 – Applicants must provide their final acceptance of the offers.
  • July 2023 – Fellowship and program orientation begins.

About PeaceHealth

PeaceHealth, based in Vancouver, WA, is a not-for-profit Catholic health system offering care to communities in Alaska, Oregon and Washington. PeaceHealth has approximately 16,000 caregivers, a medical group practice with more than 1,100 providers and 10 medical centers serving both urban and rural communities throughout the Northwest. Learn more about PeaceHealth.