Requisition # 2017-7440 Department Woodrow Wilson School Category Academic Administration Date Posted 4 months ago Full-Time / Part-Time Full-Time Application Deadline
The Program Manager will be an integral programmatic team member for both the State Health and Value Strategies (SHVS) and the State Health Reform Assistance Network (State Network) programs. These are grant funded projects of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and housed at Princeton University.
The State Health and Value Strategies (SHVS) provides technical assistance to support state efforts to enhance the quality and value of health care by improving population health and reforming the delivery of health care services. State Network provides technical assistance to states in order to maximize coverage expansions under the Affordable Care Act, including insurance exchanges, Medicaid expansion, state innovation waivers, and more.
This is a one year term position with the possibility of renewal based on performance an d grant funding.
The Program Manager will assist the Program Director in the day-to-day management of SHVS. The selected candidate will also take a lead policy role on State Network, creating presentations, blog posts, and other analyses, as well as writing reports and other updates for the Foundation. The Program Manager will work closely with the director managing technical assistance delivered to states through the programs and developing and managing contracts with outside experts that provide assistance to the states. Responsibilities will include:
Manage and coordinate program management functions of SHVS and State Network
Serve as the day-to-day program contact for the Foundation as well as other external partners
Develop call agendas for regular check-ins with program partners
Manage the program budget, developing subcontract proposals for the Foundation
Assist the director and deputy in identifying selected states' technical assistance needs and connecting those states with the appropriate technical assistance providers for both programs
Track the activities of expert technical assistance providers in each of the selected states
Draft, process, and track consulting agreements between Princeton and outside technical assistance providers, including developing scopes of work and budgets with the consultants
Plan for and participate in convenings and other off-site meetings, up to 10 trips per year
State and national health policy analysis and research
Conduct background research about states engaged with State Network and SHVS
Track current health policy events (e.g., legislation, regulations, politics, etc.) in selected states from both a quality improvement and insurance coverage perspective
Create and edit Powerpoint presentations and talking points for the program director
Communications, reporting, and process management
Draft regular updates and annual narrative reports to the Foundation
Draft and post web content for program website and manage relations with the outside communication firm
Review and edit issue briefs prior to publication
Master's or professional degree
Two years of relevant work experience
Demonstrated interest in health care and/or public policy
Master's degree in public policy, health policy, law or other related field preferred
Excellent writing and communication skills and demonstrated ability to conduct independent research
Strong organizational skills, including attention to detail in research and product development
Familiarity with state policy initiatives around quality, value, and cost containment
Previous experience working in health policy, ideally three or more years of research, advocacy, political or policy development related background in health or closely related policy field.
State experience and/or a strong understanding of state and federal government health program structures
Working knowledge of Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint) and WebEx or other webinar software
Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. EEO IS THE LAW
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One year term position with the possibility for renewal
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