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Director of Health Business Operations (State Health & Medicaid)

Company: Mathematica
Location: Oakland
Posted on: January 25, 2023

Job Description:

Position Description: Mathematica applies expertise at the intersection of data, methods, policy, and practice to improve well-being around the world. We collaborate closely with public- and private-sector partners to translate big questions into deep insights that improve programs, refine strategies, and enhance understanding using data science and analytics. Our work yields actionable information to guide decisions in wide-ranging policy areas, from health, education, early childhood, and family support to nutrition, employment, disability, and international development. Position Description: Mathematica's combines data analysis expertise and nuanced insights about state-specific policy and health system environments with the broad view of what's working in other areas of the country to foster progress and drive data-driven decision making. Mathematica is searching for a Director of Health Business Operations to lead the management of the State Health and Medicaidbusiness operations, including:

  • Working with the Vice President and Health Unit leadership to support strategic planning and execution
  • Vetting and responding to proposals for project work in the areas of state health and Medicaid
  • Monitoring and managing internal resources and statuses such as:
    • Project performance oversight and unit business performance
    • Operational calendar and cadence
    • Staff recruiting and hiring Responsibilities:
      • Work with the Vice President to manage the performance of State Health and Medicaid business area by tracking revenue, backlog, billability, open staffing requests, and other metrics
      • Work with the Vice President and other State Health and Medicaid leadership members to manage the business area's business development pipeline and support market development efforts
      • Proactively engage internal staff such as topic-area directors, staff supervisors, and project directors to anticipate and address project and proposal staffing needs and staff management issues
      • Serve as a senior resource for supervisors and project directors in helping address staff challenges
      • Actively work to build and maintain the morale of the staff
      • Oversee recruitment activity by engaging leadership in staffing needs-assessments and target-setting, and by directing recruitment teams in their hiring efforts
      • Partner with HR to support the development of policies and processes for staff assessment and advancement, including the ongoing build-out of career pathways relevant to staff working in the State Health and Medicaid business area
      • Maintain relationships with clients and advise others on client needs, preferences, and priorities
      • Actively support the advancement of organizational diversity, equity and inclusion efforts, and apply a diversity, equity and inclusion lens across job responsibilities Mathematica offers our employees competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package, as well as the advantages of being 100 percent employee owned. As an employee stock owner, you will experience financial benefits of ESOP holdings that have increased in tandem with the company's growth and financial strength. You will also be part of an independent, employee-owned firm that is able to define and further our mission, enhance our quality and accountability, and steadily grow our financial strength. Read more about our benefits here: Position Requirements:
        • A master's or doctorate degree in public policy, public health, economics, health services research, business administration, management, or other relevant discipline. Commensurate professional experience that may be substituted for educational requirements
        • 10 or more years of professional experience relevant to state health, Medicaid policy, and health care contracting, including demonstrated business development with relevant clients (for example: state health agencies; state Medicaid offices; etc.)
        • 5 or more years managing or directing the work of a group of staff (for example, leading strategic initiatives or process improvement activities, reconciling staffing needs, managing recruitment targets, promoting and monitoring staff development, and directing projects.)
        • Experience leading and understanding the roles of staff with a wide range of skills relevant to state health and Medicaid technical assistance work, including policy option development, qualitative and quantitative research, data management, data validation, statistical analysis, measurement, stakeholder facilitation, program design and monitoring, feedback reporting, and project management
        • Ability to gain trust and support from groups of senior staff using both formal and informal leadership structures To apply, please submit your resume and a cover letter. Applications will be reviewed through Friday, February 17, 2023. This position offers an anticipated base salary of $120,000 - $180,000 annually. This position may be eligible for a discretionary bonus based on company and individual performance. Various federal agencies with whom we contract require that staff successfully undergo a background investigation or security clearance as a condition of working on the project. If you are assigned to such a project, you will be required to obtain the requisite security clearance. Available locations: Washington, DC; Princeton, NJ; Cambridge, MA; Woodlawn, MD; Chicago, IL; Ann Arbor, MI; Oakland, CA; Seattle, WA; Remote We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

Keywords: Mathematica, Oakland , Director of Health Business Operations (State Health & Medicaid), Healthcare , Oakland, California

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