St Paul, MN


Allina Health is dedicated to the prevention and treatment of illness and enhancing the greater health of individuals, families and communities throughout Minnesota and western Wisconsin. A not-for-profit health care system, Allina Health cares for patients from beginning to end-of-life through its 90+ clinics, 12 hospitals, 16 pharmacies, specialty care centers and specialty medical services that provide home care, senior transitions, hospice care, home oxygen and medical equipment, and emergency medical transportation services. Allina Health is a vibrant, growing organization with opportunities to suit your professional skills and a diverse work environment to match your specific interests. We believe employees are our greatest asset and are dedicated to helping you develop and maximize your professional skills.

Allina Health Emergency Medical Services is a leader and innovator in pre-hospital emergency medical services and is devoted to providing skilled and compassionate advanced life support, basic life support and scheduled transport in more than 100 Minnesota communities. Nearly 600 paramedics, emergency medical technicians and dispatchers work together to provide service to an area of approximately 1,000 square miles, reaching more than 1 million people annually.


Position Purpose
Provides leadership across Allina business units to establish and develop relationships with 100+ local public safety and political leaders along with emergency services providers. Lead Allina-wide efforts to support local EMS entities serving 1,000,000 plus population and improve the quality of patient care to an estimated 100,000 patients. Leads team providing advice, coaching, and team building to develop capabilities. Participates in system-wide committees, task forces, and work groups as appropriate.

Principal Duties Details
  • Supports success of Allina units
  • Provides feedback to improve organizational clinical and operational performance
  • Provides timely and effective input on issues and policies;
  • Serves as active participant in internal and external committees, boards & associations.
  • Serves a member of AHEMS senior leadership team
  • Shares accountability for the AHEMS financial performance
Community & Government Relations
  • Maintains situational awareness of community and governmental environment across 18 counties and 100+ cities in two states
  • Monitors and participates in public policy discussions at local, regional and state levels
  • Lobbies at Minnesota Legislature for Allina‚Äôs policy interests;
  • Communicates to community and government leaders and bodies including diverse audiences.
Strategic Business Development
  • Maintains situational awareness of market conditions
  • Identifies, and advocates for growth opportunities
  • Leads assessment and evaluation of opportunities including assessing financial, political, operational and legal considerations.
  • Manages 10+ medical direction, continuing education, and other support contracts with agencies serving 800,000 population in Minnesota and Wisconsin for ambulance services transporting 50,000+ patients.
Regulatory & Advocacy Representation
  • Represents Allina to local, regional and state EMS regulatory and advocacy groups such as the Minnesota Ambulance Association, EMSRB, Metropolitan Emergency Services Board, et al.
  • Monitors activity, inform affected parties, and lead development of response and participation.
People Management
  • Manages direct reports by establishing expectations, monitoring performance and recognizing success.
  • Leads indirect reports through motivation and inspiring performance to achieve goals.
  • Participates in activities to continually improve employee engagement scores.


Education or Degree Bachelors degree required, Masters Degree preferred
Registration Maintain registration as a lobbyist


Preferred experience

  • 10 years experience in complex healthcare or related systems with understanding of clinical and administrative issues
  • 10+ years experience in emergency medical services including direct patient care experience and progressive leadership roles
  • 10+ years experience with program development, marketing and community/governmental relations

Work Schedule

  • Business hours with the occasional need for evening/weekend.

Location/Community Information

With beautiful natural settings along the Mississippi River, St. Paul embodies a large ethnically diverse population with restaurants, cultural entertainment, and shopping venues for everyone. Downtown St. Paul features a number of historic buildings including the State Capitol, the Fitzgerald Theater (home to Garrison Keillor’s “A Prairie Home Companion”), the Landmark Center, the St. Paul Hotel, and breathtaking views of the Mississippi River. The city is also home to the Science Museum of MN, the Xcel Energy Center (home of the MN Wild hockey team), and the MN History Center. St. Paul offers many private, alternative, and public school options from elementary through college and a wide array of housing options from old historic homes to new construction. The Twin Cities is consistently ranked near the top of Fortune’s list of best cities in the world for work and family. A healthy business climate, opportunities for employment, good transportation, and an entrepreneurial environment are amongst the contributing factors.



If you are interested in becoming part of our award winning team of professionals, please apply online today. Allina Health is committed to providing Equal Employment Opportunities to all employees and applicants. EO M/F/Disability/Vet Employer.


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Job Posted: September 11, 2017