Reports to: Chief Medical Officer
Location: Washington, D.C.
The Alliance of Community Health (ACHP) represents the nation’s top-performing non-profit health companies, which serve tens of millions of Americans in nearly 40 states and DC. ACHP member health plans collaborate with providers on high-quality coverage and care – leading the industry in practical reforms.
ACHP is the voice of a unique payer-provider partnership model advancing proven solutions that deliver better value for patients, employers, and taxpayers. More information is available on achp.org.
ACHP is committed to diversity, inclusion and equity within our organization and the promotion of these values across the health sector. We encourage different perspectives, identities, and backgrounds, regardless of job function in order to create a more resilient organization that supports a strong, equitable health industry. We foster this by encouraging openness and transparency about diversity issues and we are invested in strategies that seek to equalize opportunities within ACHP.
This position, which would begin on January 1, 2024 contingent on grant funding is currently limited to 18 months with the potential to extend. This is a unique opportunity to serve as the primary coordinator for an important research study while working alongside seasoned health care executives at ACHP and its member organizations, which are non-profit health insurance companies. You will gain firsthand knowledge about health insurance, chronic disease and how nonprofit community health plans are working to improve the quality of the lives of their customers.
The Clinical Innovation Program Manager will be the research coordinator for ACHP’s grant-funded portfolio. This individual is responsible for managing day-to-day progress of ACHP’s funded projects and will serve a critical coordinating function between ACHP’s Clinical Innovation and Operations/Financial management teams. The role reports to ACHP’s Chief Medical Officer and collaborates closely with the Director of Clinical Innovation.
This role is responsible for supporting the execution and monitoring of a diabetes-related clinical research project at ACHP. The successful candidate will be a project manager with research experience, exceptional organizational and communication skills, and attention to detail. This position requires active engagement with clinical leaders across ACHP’s membership to support timely, efficient achievement of grant-funded deliverables, consistent member engagement in grant-funded projects and execution of shared learning opportunities. This role also tracks programmatic metrics for funder reporting requirements and supports achievement of key milestones for ACHP’s Chronic Disease Pledge.
Successful candidates will be enthusiastic, adaptable learners with a passion for precision. Solid experience in all aspects of project and grant management, project/grant management software and effectiveness working across multiple teams are essential, as are excellent communication and problem-solving skills. Great opportunities for future advancement in a high-performing, fast-paced organization.
- In collaboration with the Director of Clinical Innovation, drive on-time, on-budget execution of an 18 month clinical research project related to diabetes
- Actively monitor portfolio of grants and contracts to ensure compliance with award terms, regulatory requirements, donor policies, and other applicable requirements
- Track progress of programs and initiatives, including developing and executing project plans, documenting deliverables and budgeting requirements, and leading status meetings and other tasks as appropriate
- Manage project workgroup activities through direct communication with member clinical teams
- Help establish and track metrics to monitor and communicate progress
- Think creatively to continuously improve grant funded portfolio operations
- Work collaboratively with program departments to secure information required for grant proposals, letters of inquiry, applications, and reporting
- Contribute to drafting of materials such as letters of intent, concept papers, and grant proposals
- Other duties as assigned
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE, EDUCATION, AND OTHER QUALIFICATIONS
- Bachelor’s degree required
- Outstanding project management skills and attention to detail, with ability to organize complex project components and corresponding timelines efficiently and effectively
- Minimum of 3 years of experience in managing grant funded research projects, preferably with a variety of funders
- Ability to think critically and problem-solve creatively.
- Strong written and oral communications skills
- Commitment to working in a team environment with an emphasis on collaboration
- Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Teams, Excel, PowerPoint and Word) as well as Zoom – completed skills assessments on LinkedIn or another platform recommended
- Experience with clinical, health services, or health policy research
- Ability to analyze, understand and interpret funder regulations, award terms and conditions, and policies
- Experience with enterprise-wide project management systems to efficiently manage and advance projects to specific outcomes.
- Understanding of health plan clinical operations; experience working at a health plan a plus
Please note: If you do not wholly meet the above qualifications but believe you are otherwise well-suited to meet the needs of this position, we encourage you to apply.
- Work is in an office environment with occasional option for remote work
- Some travel required
Please submit a resume and cover letter via e-mail to ACHP Human Resources at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include “Clinical Innovation Program Manager,” along with your first initial and last name in the subject line of your e-mail message.
ACHP does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship status, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, related medical conditions, and a woman’s right to breastfeed), disability (physical or mental), age (18 and older), genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, matriculation, family responsibilities, personal appearance, political affiliation, marital status, veteran or military status, tobacco use, credit information, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.