Chief Strategy Officer

Northern Light Health | Brewer, Maine 04412

Salary Range: Call for details
Date Posted: September 16, 2021
Opportunity Code: 28693


System-Level Leadership Opportunity for a Visionary and Growth-Minded Executive to serve as Chief Strategy Officer

The Position

  • The Chief Strategy Officer serves on the health system’s executive leadership team with responsibility for setting the annual and long-term strategic vision and ensuring system and local stakeholders are aligned around these common strategies.
  • Reporting to the health system’s CEO, the Chief Strategy Officer provides leadership for fundraising, communications and marketing, community engagement, business development, and government relations.  
  • Drives successful implementation of strategies, pursues new business opportunities and service line growth/expansion visionary, maintains education on national and local healthcare trends, and is an expert resource offering strategic support to boards, committees, and key partners.
  • Must bring significant senior leadership experience in a healthcare organization, including at least five years of strategic planning leadership at a health system level. 
  • Master’s degree required. 

The Organization

  • Northern Light Health (formerly known as Eastern Maine Healthcare System), is a state-wide integrated health care system in Maine, comprised of 10 member hospitals, a single physician-led medical group, 8 nursing homes, 5 emergency transport centers, 35+ primary care locations, and more than 12,000 employees.
  • Serving more than 127 locations in Maine, Northern Light Health (NLH) has a statewide footprint with 90% of Maine’s population within the system’s service area. Eastern Maine Medical Center is a level II trauma center and offers robotic surgery.
  • Northern Light provides employs more than 12,000 people in Maine and provides care to residents from Portland to Presque Isle and from Blue Hill to Greenville.

The Community 

  • Northern Light Health is headquartered in Brewer, Maine, right across the Penobscot River from Bangor, where the selected individual will be a visible leader and hold residence with regular travel to other member hospitals as needed.
  • Brewer/Bangor is located just under four hours from Boston, Massachusetts, and two hours from the Canadian Maritimes.
  • Bangor International Airport offers direct and one-stop service to most major destinations, and the region is less than an hour from world-renown Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park. Maine is a premier recreational destination offering skiing, hunting, fishing, hiking, beaches, boating, and endless fresh lobster!



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