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Program Director/Leader, Federal Health/Health Policy

Company: Arborresearch
Location: Ann Arbor
Posted on: March 20, 2023

Job Description:

Arbor Research Collaborative for Health seeks a business leader adept in strategy and business development, technical and scientific leadership, and client and staff management. The position will be responsible for building out a strategy and a team to expand Arbor Research's Federal Health Policy program overseeing the implementation of this strategy to include P&L responsibility. The role will also lead new or emerging health policy projects. -Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities

  • Profit & Loss (P&L) oversight and strategic planning of the federal contract research portfolio (program), with an "as is" annual revenues of $8M to $20M+ over the next 3-5 years
  • Accountable for defining the core activities of the program and developing a strategic plan to develop/expand capabilities across the federal health portfolio. Work with the executive team (C-suite, program Scientific Director, and VP Strategic Growth) on the program's scientific and business development plan, including:
    • Plan: Development (including metrics for success), maintenance, implementation
    • Budget: Development, implementation, monitoring, and corrective actions
    • Communication with functional managers to proactively develop capabilities and bandwidth in support of the plans
    • Respond to organizational strategic goals on initiatives that span the organization's portfolio.
    • Work with the executive team to build out the federal health contract portfolio within the organization, inclusive of research and evaluation, technical assistance, and health IT
    • Leverage current IDIQ vehicles at CMS and CDC to win task orders to expand scope; expand number of IDIQs on which Arbor is a prime holder; develop relationships with IDIQ primes
    • Build client relationships and portfolio across HHS, inclusive of CMS, CDC, AHRQ, NIH, HRSA, SAMHSA, and ASPE
    • Develop and maintain strong business relationships with and become a trusted advisor for potential partners and sponsors; maintain an understanding of capabilities of partners and competitors; anticipate potential funding opportunities.
    • Represent Arbor Research at conferences, other external forums, and events
    • Provide leadership to technical staff on development of innovative and robust technical approaches for the program's high-priority proposals.
    • Build and monitor a new business pipeline in alignment with program strategic plan to achieve sales targets.
    • Lead bid/no bid discussions.
    • Contribute to technical and business volumes for proposals within the program, as needed.
    • Signoff on all program proposal budgets, ensuring budget aligns with technical approach and fits within program financial model.Program Finances & Operations
      • Achieve target financial metrics for the program as set by the Executive Team.
      • Review monthly financial reports for the program portfolio to ensure projects and program initiatives (including proposal development and strategic goals) are within budget.
      • Develop and maintain effective tools, processes, and procedures across projects within the program.
      • Sets project quality standards and oversees the process of implementing the project quality management plan across key projects.Funded Project Work
        • Accountable for the smooth launch and successful ongoing implementation of all projects in the program
        • Ability to serve as a project lead/director on key projects
        • Serves in an advisory or project quality capacity on projects.Allocation of EffortThough this may vary, general guidance is that effort on Program Director is 60% Strategy & Growth; 20% Program Finances & Operations; and 20% on Funded Project work.Required Qualifications
          • Master's degree in related field (public health, quantitative social science, or management) with at least fifteen (15) years OR PhD with at least 10 years progressively more responsible project and/or research management experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience
          • Highest level of proven technical expertise and sought out as an expert within and outside the organization. Requires significant experience in business development and client relationship management. Supervisory/staff development proposal development skills also required
          • Proven track record of winning contracts, grants, and IDIQ
          • Extensive experience leading business development, targeting major US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) operating divisions including CMS, AHRQ, HRSA, SAMHSA, and CDC.
          • Collaborative and entrepreneurial orientation
          • Demonstrated content and procedural knowledge relevant to the program and its goals, as specified per program
          • Working knowledge of current clinical and/or policy issues in the relevant program, or demonstrated ability to quickly acquire such knowledge, sufficient to facilitate communications and successfully maintain and extend the program portfolio
          • Subject matter expertise in a specific health area (e.g., social determinants of health, maternal health, HIV/AIDS, COVID, behavioral health) and/or a cross-cutting technical area (e.g., evaluation, technical assistance, communications, health policy, health IT) preferred
          • Demonstrated experience with typical health care research project workflows - including data collection/acquisition, programming, analysis, and dissemination, with an understanding of each component - sufficient to facilitate communications and successfully maintain and extend the program portfolio
          • Experience in the direct and indirect management of large teams of people working towards complex goals, including supervision of employees as well as tasks. Experience managing government and/or private grants and contracts for health services or health-related research
          • Experience working with a team to develop research ideas and corresponding projects.
          • Excellent organizational and planning skills
          • Strong supervisory and mentoring skills
          • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite programs, with advanced proficiency in Word, Excel, and PowerPointDesirable Qualifications
            • Proficiency with project management software
            • PMP certification or equivalent
            • Experience with Earned Value Management (EVM)Arbor Research Collaborative for Health, a not-for-profit organization located in Ann Arbor, MI, is the preferred employer for professionals passionate about improving health care policy, health care delivery, and health outcomes through evidence-based research. At our core, we value collaborative spirit, creativity, credibility, and dedication. Our interdisciplinary team brings together expertise from a variety of fields and disciplines to answer complex research questions by thinking across boundaries and generating innovative approaches.Bright, enthusiastic individuals thrive at Arbor Research. We provide a rich benefits package along with high quality learning and development opportunities, and a casual yet professional work environment in support of achieving a positive work/life balance. These attributes provide our dedicated employees the flexibility to work collaboratively and creatively in order to make credible contributions to the research community. Join our diverse and dynamic team today and contribute to the improvement of patient care in the future!Arbor Research employees are currently located in 8 states across the US. At present, the majority of our employees work remotely from their home.All Arbor Research employees are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19, except in limited circumstances where an employee is legally entitled to an accommodation. New employees will be required to submit proof of vaccination status prior to their first day.Core ValuesOur core values define who we are as an organization and serve as the foundation of our code of ethics. Arbor Research expects all employees to embody these and demonstrate them in our day-to-day work.We expect each staff member to learn from and teach one another, and ask each to exhibit a curiosity and respect for the contributions of others.CreativityWe strive to cultivate a challenging, stimulating, and supportive environment where our employees are expected to be inquisitive, take initiative, and demonstrate ingenuity.CredibilityOur employees are smart, thoughtful, and objective in their work. We expect them to be technically solid in their area of expertise, and for those conducting research to demonstrate scientific rigor.DedicationOur team achieves success because of our dedication to carrying out high quality work and delivering trusted results.Job Applicants must submit a personalized cover letter and resume.No Recruiters or Staffing Firms please E-Verify is an Internet based system operated by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in partnership with the Social Security Administration (SSA) that allows participating employers to electronically verify the employment eligibility of their newly hired employees in the United States. Arbor Research Collaborative for Health participates in E-Verify to confirm that individuals offered employment are legally authorized to work in the United States. Arbor Research Collaborative for Health is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with a disability. Arbor Research Collaborative for Health provides reasonable accommodation upon request, in accordance with State and Federal laws.QualificationsSkillsBehaviors: Motivations:EducationExperienceLicenses & CertificationsEqual Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with DisabilitiesThe contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)Your full LinkedIn profile
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