System Director, Benefits & Colleague Health Services Memorial Health Systems

System Director, Benefits & Colleague Health Services Memorial Health Systems

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Tyler & Company is pleased to announce an outstanding opportunity for a:

System Director, Benefits & Colleague Health Services
Memorial Health System
Springfield, Illinois

The Organization: One of the leading healthcare organizations in Illinois, Memorial Health System (MHS) in Springfield is a community-based, not for-profit corporation dedicated to patient care, education and research. The system’s eight affiliates provide a full range of inpatient, outpatient, home health, hospice, behavioral health and primary-care physician services. With five hospitals and other clinics in Sangamon and its neighboring counties, MHS delivers high-quality, patient-centered care in support of its mission to improve the health of the people and communities it serves.

More than 9,200 colleagues, partnering physicians and hundreds of volunteers are dedicated to improving the health of the communities MHS has served since 1897. In a year, MHS serves more than 50,000 inpatients, 967,000 outpatients and 163,000 patients in five emergency departments. The highly skilled MHS team has a passion for excellence and aims to provide a great patient experience for every patient every time. Visit

The Opportunity: The system director, benefits & colleague health services, provides administrative leadership by developing strategic benefits and colleague health and wellness initiatives that support MHS’s mission, vision and values. The position is key to the strategic positioning of the health system as an employer of choice in the industry and the region through the careful crafting of extrinsic and intrinsic rewards that work to promote value, equity, motivation and engagement among the MHS staff. This individual, in collaboration with the SVP and CHRO, will have the authority and accountability for planning, directing and coordinating all benefits, wellness and colleague health programs for MHS.

The Candidate: The ideal candidate will have proven success in leading and building a team, a track record of having strong technical knowledge of benefits integration on the health and welfare side, the ability to manage large projects of varying complexity and be motivated to drive change with a growing organization. He/she must be comfortable leading a diverse team, some of which is remote. This position requires a master’s degree in business administration, human resources, finance or comparable field. The candidate must have a minimum of five years of leadership benefits in healthcare, as well as a strong HR background. Shared services experience in a major health care system preferred. Also, a high level of comfort with compensation database systems, ideally MarketPay, and working knowledge of HRIS platforms, preferably Lawson. SPHR, CEBS (or CBP) certification preferred.

The Community: As the sixth-largest city in Illinois with 116,000 residents, Springfield is also the state capital. Springfield’s downtown district is a mix of modern and historic all wrapped up in one unique package. The downtown schedule is packed with music festivals, art fairs and food truck events. Local family attractions include a drive-in theater, an amusement park and the new Kidzeum. Springfield offers easy travel both within the city or to weekend destinations like St. Louis (two hours), Chicago (four hours) or Indianapolis (three hours). Visit for more.

A strong compensation package, including executive benefits and relocation assistance, is offered.
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Wendy Siegel, Senior Consultant, Tyler & Company
678-263-0822 (direct)

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