Administrative Fellow

Job Requisition #: JR64317

End Date: 9/28/2022

Location: Wilmington, Delaware

Position Type: Management/Executive, Professional

Shift: Day Shift, No Rotation

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The ChristianaCare Administrative Fellowship is a one-year training program offered to students in their final year of, or a recent graduate, of an accredited Masters Program in Health Administration (MHA), Business Administration (MBA), Public Health (MPH), or a related field.

As a large health system in a small state, ChristianaCare will offer a unique, challenging and diverse learning experience for our fellow. We are engaged in many efforts to transform our health system and meet the health care challenges facing our community and nation. The selected candidate for this role will gain hands-on, project-specific experience, while getting exposure to many elements of our health care delivery system in areas such as our service lines, essential services, medical group, information technology, home health, and others. This work will also include opportunities to interact with key system-wide leaders as we work collaboratively to improve the health of our neighbors across Delaware.

ChristianaCare has three distinct campuses and a large physician network providing the fellow exposure to multi-disciplinary project work that will prepare them for the complexities of serving various communities.

In addition to project work, the fellow will attend senior management meetings which will support the understanding of operating as a total health care system.

They will also engage in rotations to develop a broad understanding of the integrated health system.

Rotation Examples

  • Campus Operations (Christiana, Wilmington, and Union Hospitals)

  • Finance (Revenue Cycle, Business Planning, Financial Planning)

  • Service Lines (Women's & Children's Health, Behavioral Health, Heart & Vascular, Neurosciences, others)

  • Medical Group (Acute and Ambulatory Practices)

  • Human Resources (Benefits, Compensation, Talent Acquisition)

  • Patient Experience

  • External Affairs

  • Clinical Essential Services

  • Facilities and Design/Construction

  • Strategy and Planning

  • Information Technology

Project Examples

  • Gene Editing Institute Laboratory Move

  • Outpatient Hemodialysis Strategy Concept

  • Phlebotomy Outsourcing

  • Pediatric Center Operations Workflow Design

  • Clinical Pathways for Care Standardization

  • Operating and Capital Budgets

  • Business Planning and Proposals

  • Lean Six Sigma Greenbelt Projects

  • System Implementation

  • Partnership Engagements

  • System Integrations & Acquisitions

  • Center for Women's & Children's Health Operations Relocation

  • Direct to Consumer Bariatric Surgery Program

  • CLABSI Rate Process Improvement

  • Standardization of Medical Group Onboarding

Prospective candidates should submit a completed application packet, including:

  • Resume

  • Two letters of recommendation

  • Current Transcript

  • A one-page narrative/personal statement focusing on the applicant's:

    • Interest in healthcare administration

    • Career goals and objectives

    • Specific interest in ChristianaCare

The Administrative Fellowship application process is now open and will close on Wednesday, September 28th, 2022, for the 2023-2024 Administrative Fellow position.

Applications must be submitted by the deadline with all required documentation attached. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Submit your questions to to learn more about the ChristianaCare Administrative Fellowship.


EEO Statement: Christiana Care Health System is an equal opportunity employer, firmly committed to prohibiting discrimination, whose staff is reflective of its community, and considers qualified applicants for open positions without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, disability, pregnancy, citizenship status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.

UPDATE: ChristianaCare is committed to prioritizing the health and safety of our patients and caregivers. As we continue to meet the needs of our caregivers and our community through the COVID-19 pandemic, our commitment to health and safety requires that we take new steps to ensure a safe environment for medical care for our patients and a workplace that avoids preventable harm for our caregivers. For this reason, vaccination for COVID-19 is required for all caregivers at ChristianaCare and is considered a safety standard that is job-related and consistent with business necessity for all caregivers.

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At ChristianaCare, we’re committed to treating everyone with dignity and respect. We believe in a safe, inclusive work environment that fosters collaboration between caregivers from all walks of life. We know that each unique viewpoint is vital in delivering high-quality, safe patient care to everyone who walks through our doors. Our policies, benefits, hiring practices, employee resource groups, and corporate citizenship demonstrate our commitment to inclusion and diversity throughout our system.

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We serve together in Love and Excellence. Our unique values, Love and Excellence are bold and powerful, and they are the reason why working for ChristianaCare is special. The behaviors associated with our values guide how caregivers interact with everyone they work with and make for an exceptional work experience. We believe that when you lead with Love, Excellence is inevitable.


ChristianaCare’s comprehensive total rewards package is one of the most competitive in the region. We are proud to offer excellent benefits that reflect the organization’s commitment to being exceptional today and even better tomorrow.

At ChristianaCare, we provide access to high-quality and affordable benefits designed to meet our caregivers where they are. You can tailor your benefits to meet your needs now and adjust them as your priorities change.

Take advantage of ChristianaCare’s wide-ranging benefit offerings from supporting optimal health through medical, prescription, dental and vision coverage to valuable wellness and work/life programs, which include paid parental leave, coverage for infertility and assisted reproductive technologies, an employer-funded short-term disability program, and more.

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