Assistant Director, Process Improvement

Job Number
Job Type
Regular Full-Time
School Of Medicine
This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues:
Not Applicable
Job Category
Business Operations
Campus Location (For Posting) : City
Location : Name
Executive Park-N Druid Hills

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This position is with the newly formed Goizueta Institute @ Emory Brain Health aimed at leveraging the power of data to provide sooner and smarter care for brain health. This will be a dynamic work environment welcoming individuals who are interested in growing and evolving along with the institute.



  • The incumbent is responsible for overseeing continuous improvement initiatives across programs and departments across Brain Health, ensuring appropriate planning, implementation, and execution of continuous improvement activities.
  • As a strategic improvement leader, the incumbent will drive program and department-wide adoption of problem solving and continuous process improvement that aligns to strategy, contributing to a sustainable culture of operational excellence.
  • Serves as strategic facilitator, trainer, advisor, and liaison to the organization's leaders on matters related to continuous improvement providing technical and business support while ensuring initiative deployment at all target sites.
  • Provides leadership to the development, implementation, and governance of Brain Health's lean efforts.
  • Facilitates leadership to challenge status quo thinking.
  • Identifies and prioritizes projects based on proposed strategic, quality, and financial outcomes for the organization.
  • Mentors leaders and teams with implementation of the continuous improvement management system and methodologies.
  • Conducts improvement project design and resource allocation.
  • Monitors project performance, course-correcting and providing change management support as required.
  • Maintains business acumen, understanding the strategic direction and operational performance requirements of assigned customers.
  • Provides support and training to individuals leading continuous improvement efforts in functional areas sharing training effectiveness with senior leadership.
  • Identifies best practices for continuous improvement education within Brain Health, collaborating with appropriate central offices.
  • Oversees data reporting and status documentation associated with the projects, including but not limited to verification of data collection and monitoring, and timely status reporting.
  • Serves on committees, task forces, and peer networks as appropriate.
  • Supervises members of the Brain Health continuous improvement team.
  • Coordinates the development of internal facilitators and instructors.


  • A master's degree in business, organization development, healthcare administration, public health, nursing, engineering, or related field.
  • Five years of leadership experience in a complex healthcare system leading continuous improvement/process improvement-based transformations.
  • Certifications in Project Management, Lean, Six Sigma preferred, but not required.


NOTE: Position tasks are generally required to be performed in-person at an Emory University locationRemote work from home day options may be granted at department discretion. Emory reserves the right to change remote work status with notice to employee. 

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