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Guidehouse Associate Director-Strategic Advisory-Multiple Locations in Des Moines, Iowa


Guidehouse is a leading management consulting firm serving the public and commercial markets. We guide our clients forward towards new futures that build trust in society and your professional skills along the journey. Join us at Guidehouse.



  • Technical strategic skills in many areas of health care, but will begin focusing on a specific area of specialization within the integrated healthcare system (service lines, facility strategy, enterprise strategy, financial strategy, M&A strategy, digital strategy, growth strategy)

  • Develop local, regional and national reputation for their expertise in this area of specialization through speaking engagements, articles, etc., and will begin selling small projects in this key focal area


  • Structure project analyses and complete portions, as necessary

  • Define creative approaches to analyses building strategic models and solutions

  • Identify new tools and techniques to be applied

  • Ensure accurate application of business techniques Project Management:

  • Scope and direct preparation of proposals, revising as necessary

  • Manage multiple projects at any one time

  • Control project scope and budget on medium-sized projects

  • Develop/refine intellectual property concepts and potential market opportunities

  • Identify and discuss project scope problems with client before they become budget problems

  • Follow-up on receivables collections, as requested

Client Relations:

  • Develop strong ongoing relations with client managers, directors, and vice presidents, C Suite health systems and academic hospitals

  • Begin to interact with senior client management on a conceptual level

  • Begin to address project direction and quality issues with client management

Professional/Practice Development:

  • Solidify the ability to mentor more junior Navigant (Guidehouse Co.) professionals

  • Be a firm “expert” in areas of market specialization

  • Originate new client leads, develop follow-on potential at existing clients and close follow-on work at some clients



  • Bachelor's degree required; Master's degree in business, management, health policy and administration or other quantitative degree is a plus

  • 5-10 years of previous work experience in a healthcare consulting firm or a combination of healthcare industry and consulting experience

  • Must have previous strategy consulting experience within the integrated healthcare system (service lines, facility strategy, enterprise strategy, financial strategy, M&A strategy, digital strategy, growth strategy)

  • Provider-side experience in a health system, hospital and/or medical group

  • Solid background in broad-based provider financial modeling 6+ yrs.

  • Project and/or program management experience 6+ yrs.

  • Excellent quantitative analysis skills in data analysis, modeling, dashboards.

  • Working knowledge of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access as well as the ability to conduct research

  • The ability to travel as necessary: 50%

Additional Requirements

  • The successful candidate must not be subject to employment restrictions from a former employer (such as a non-compete) that would prevent the candidate from performing the job responsibilities as described.


About Guidehouse

Guidehouse is an Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, military status, protected veteran status, religion, creed, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, age, genetic information, or any other basis protected by law, ordinance, or regulation.

Guidehouse will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable law or ordinance including the Fair Chance Ordinance of Los Angeles and San Francisco.

If you have visited our website for information about employment opportunities, or to apply for a position, and you require an accommodation, please contact Guidehouse Recruiting at 1-571-633-1711 or via email at All information you provide will be kept confidential and will be used only to the extent required to provide needed reasonable accommodation.

Guidehouse does not accept unsolicited resumes through or from search firms or staffing agencies. All unsolicited resumes will be considered the property of Guidehouse and Guidehouse will not be obligated to pay a placement fee.

Rewards and Benefits

Guidehouse offers a comprehensive, total rewards package that includes competitive compensation and a flexible benefits package that reflects our commitment to creating a diverse and supportive workplace.

Benefits include:

  • Medical, Rx, Dental & Vision Insurance

  • Personal and Family Sick Time & Company Paid Holidays

  • Parental Leave and Adoption Assistance

  • 401(k) Retirement Plan

  • Basic Life & Supplemental Life

  • Health Savings Account, Dental/Vision & Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts

  • Short-Term & Long-Term Disability

  • Tuition Reimbursement, Personal Development & Learning Opportunities

  • Skills Development & Certifications

  • Employee Referral Program

  • Corporate Sponsored Events & Community Outreach

  • Emergency Back-Up Childcare Program