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Director of Strategic Initiatives - Boston, MA

Company: UnitedHealth Group
Location: Brookline
Posted on: April 4, 2021

Job Description:

Director of Strategic Initiatives - Boston, MA We're creating opportunities in every corner of the health care marketplace to improve lives while we're building careers. At UnitedHealth Group, we support you with the latest tools, advanced training and the combined strength of high caliber co-workers who share your passion, your energy and your commitment to quality. Join us and start doing your life's best work. SM UnitedHealthcare is a company that's on the rise. We're expanding in multiple directions, across borders and, most of all, in the way we think. Here, innovation isn't about another gadget, it's about transforming the health care industry. Ready to make a difference? Make yourself at home with us and start doing your life's best work.(sm) The Director of Strategic Initiatives reports directly to the health plan Chief Operating Officer and is accountable for key multi-functional strategic programming for the C&S Massachusetts Health Plan. The C&S Massachusetts Health Plan serves dual eligible (Medicare/Medicaid) individuals through a Senior Care Options and soon to be implemented OneCare product. The Director must be self-driven, thoughtful, and able to work across a highly matrixed organization to drive meaningful results. Primary Responsibilities:

  • Partner cross-functionally with operations, network, sales, marketing, clinical, quality, compliance and legal to lead high-profile projects (e.g. new products, new programs, new benefits).
  • Research and lead health equity work within the health plan
  • Manage and implement the Diversity Equity and Inclusion Ambassador Program within the health plan
  • Serve as expert in covered benefits for members
  • Assist in development and implementation of additional Social Determinant of Health programs inclusive of building community partnerships
  • Provide support to the entire Executive team inclusive of meeting support, presentation support, and plan wide communications You'll be rewarded and recognized for your performance in an environment that will challenge you and give you clear direction on what it takes to succeed in your role as well as provide development for other roles you may be interested in. Required Qualifications:
    • Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience
    • 3+ years of experience in product or program design, management or implementation
    • 3+ years of experience with Medicare and/or Medicaid programs--
    • 3+ years of experience with health equity and the concepts of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
    • Experience succeeding in a highly matrixed organization
    • Proficient with MS Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook--
    • Demonstrated superior business process, and project management experience
    • Experience researching and distilling information to inform relevant next steps and direction
    • Proven commitment to support complex populations
    • You will be asked to perform this role in an office setting or other company location
    • Employees are required to screen for symptoms using the ProtectWell mobile app, Interactive Voice Response (i.e., entering your symptoms via phone system) or a similar UnitedHealth Group-approved symptom screener prior to entering the work site each day, in order to keep our work sites safe. Employees must comply with any state and local masking orders. In addition, when in a UnitedHealth Group building, employees are expected to wear a mask in areas where physical distancing cannot be attained Preferred Qualifications:
      • MBA, MPH, and / or similar experience
      • 3+ years of related industry experience
      • Experience leading culture change
      • Experience delivering a large program with multiple sub-work streams--
      • Influencer with demonstrated skills in innovative thinking to optimize health care system--
      • Excellent presenting skills with complex data and outcomes to executive teams--
      • Advanced skills in strategic planning and process improvement--
      • Curious, adaptable, flexible, and able to work with changing direction and priorities
      • Ability to organize and thrive in a fast-paced matrixed environment-- Careers at UnitedHealthcare Community & State. Challenge brings out the best in us. It also attracts the best. That's why you'll find some of the most amazingly talented people in health care here. We serve the health care needs of low income adults and children with debilitating illnesses such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, HIV/AIDS and high-risk pregnancy. Our holistic, outcomes-based approach considers social, behavioral, economic, physical and environmental factors. Join us. Work with proactive health care, community and government partners to heal health care and create positive change for those who need it most. This is the place to do your life's best work.(sm)-- Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: UnitedHealth Group is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law. UnitedHealth Group is a drug-free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment. Job Keywords: Director Of Strategic Initiative, Telecommute, Telecommuting, Telecommuter, Work From Home, Remote, Medicaid, Medicare, Operations, Clinical, Dual Special Needs, DSNP, Strategy, Onecare, Boston, MA,--Massachusetts We want you to know what our hiring process looks like. Watch the video and find out what to expect along the way. Getting an internship UnitedHealth Group is not only an opportunity to do something extraordinary with your summer, it's also an opportunity to land your first full time job. Most college students know the last internship before graduation is perhap--- So you've searched our open jobs and are ready to submit your application. But how do you know if a specific job is right for you? Here are four questions to consider before applying--- Here at UnitedHealth Group, we've adjusted the way we work as a result of COVID-19. At this moment, 90% of our non-clinical staff is working from home around the globe, prior to COVID-19 42% of our non-clinical staff was already working from home. Th--- UnitedHealth Group is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with physical and mental disabilities. If you need special assistance or accommodation for any part of the application process, please call 1-800-561-0861 and press or say 1 for Applicant to be connected to Recruitment Services. Recruitment Services hours of operation are 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. CT, Monday through Friday. UnitedHealth Group is a registered service mark of UnitedHealth Group, Inc. The UnitedHealth Group name with the dimensional logo, as well as the dimensional logo alone, are both service marks for the UnitedHealth Group, Inc. Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: UnitedHealth Group is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law. UnitedHealth Group is a drug-free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment.

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