Job Posting Boston Children’s Hospital: Senior Project Manager, Government Relations

Title: Senior Project Manager, Government Relations

Organization: Boston Children’s Hospital

Brief Summary of Position:

Boston Children’s Hospital is eagerly searching for a Senior Project Manager well-versed in
health policy to hit the ground running with the Government Relations Department. This
exciting opportunity puts a unique spin on the traditional project management role,
immersing the manager in multiple high-priority projects that impact the Hospital on every
level and establishing the manager to provide consultation to both administrative and
clinical leadership. The ideal candidate has a strong background in project administration
and analytic support combined with a focus on process improvement. Further requirements
include an understanding of Medicaid and accountable care, complex regulatory analysis
skills, and a commitment to the mission of serving children.

Responsibilities:

  • Organize and staff strategic and business planning projects: The Project Manager
    provides support to the hospital’s advocacy agenda on issues related to care delivery
    and financing, including accountable care, network adequacy, behavioral health
    integration, and pediatric quality. The Project Manager may also be asked to provide
    significant contribution to the Hospital’s involvement in and response to real estate
    ownership/development issues.
  • Oversee communication to and relationships with key project stakeholders (internal
    and external): The Project Manager works closely with the Government Relations
    team, Hospital Administration (senior leadership, Real Estate, etc.) and internal
    working groups, especially the Network Development and Integrated Care
    teams. The Project Manager will facilitate group discussions and keep all team
    members appropriately informed.
  • Manage out-of-state Medicaid: The Project Manager plays a leadership role in
    assessing and organizing policy, regulatory management, and relationship responses
    to out of state Medicaid patients and programs, especially in the New England/New
    York region. The Project Manager works to advance the relationship of the hospital
    with state administrative officials, legislative leaders and their staffs, relevant payor
    and provider counterparts, as well as community and civic organizations.
  • Develop strategy and assess analytics: The Project Manager should have a
    sophisticated understanding of major trends in the Medicaid and CHIP programs, and
    will develop proactive, substantive approaches to major issues confronting the
    hospital and its clinicians. As part of these efforts, the Project Manager will identify
    and deploy appropriate tools and concepts (scope management, planning, budget
    management, risk/issue management, communications management). The Project
    Manager must have strong technical skills in statutory, regulatory, financial, and
    statistical analyses.
  • Provide comprehensive project management for all projects: The Project Manager
    will develop and execute work plans, set priorities for tasks based on importance and
    urgency, deliver projects on time and within budget, create work products and
    project deliverables independently, understand and meet expectations for deliverable
    quality and timeliness, and oversee the creation of work products by others to
    ensure quality, and manage and direct regulatory/reporting activities. As necessary,
    the Project Manager will conduct and/or support complex qualitative and quantitative
    analysis of project data, summarize findings, draw appropriate conclusions, and
    effectively communicate results to the team.

Qualifications:

  • Work requires the knowledge of theories, principles, and concepts acquired through
    completion of Bachelor’s Degree in Healthcare Management, Science, Business
    Administration or related field. Minimum of five to seven years relevant experience.
    Preferred: Master’s degree related field, two years’ experience managing multiple highly
    complex projects and Project Management Professional Certification or other relevant
    certification.
  • Work requires the ability to effectively manage multiple demands and projects and/or
    proposals simultaneously within assigned department/division and to persuade and
    negotiate with peer-level department heads and/or with external agencies/facilities on
    issues and programs that impact assigned department as well as several other large
    departments/divisions.
  • Advanced knowledge of PC-based software applications (Excel, Word, PowerPoint) and
    manual and web-based applications for collecting/ reporting data and managing
    projects.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead quality improvement and/or process improvement
    activities. For research efforts, ability to lead and conduct basic secondary research
    (e.g., literature reviews) and advanced quantitative and qualitative analysis.
  • This position will not be registered as a lobbyist.

To apply: www.childrenshospital.org/career-opportunities