Reports to: Chief Medical Officer
Location: Washington, D.C.
The Alliance of Community Health Plans (ACHP) represents a unique nonprofit partnership model in health care, bringing together plans and providers on behalf of the patients and communities they serve. ACHP advocates for practical solutions that make health care better, with high-value coverage and care for all. Located in Washington, D.C., ACHP is a thought leader and influencer in health plan policy.
ACHP is committed to diversity, inclusion and equity within our organization and the promotion of these values across the healthcare industry. We encourage different perspectives, identities, and backgrounds, regardless of job function in order to create a more resilient organization that supports a strong, equitable healthcare industry. We foster this by encouraging openness and transparency about diversity issues and progress and we are invested in strategies that seek to equalize opportunities within ACHP.
The Senior Manager of Clinical Innovation and Research is a new role. In this role, the manager will assist in securing grants and then support the funded projects. This is an important area of growth for ACHP over the next few years and represents a unique opportunity to work for an exciting organization and collaborate with the most innovative health plans in the country.
ACHP’s growing portfolio of funded research activities have helped advance and disseminate the impactful work of non-profit health plans to improve the health of their communities. Previous topics include value-based care, payer-provider collaboration, chronic disease, maternal health, and health equity. In this role, the manager will need to marry the priorities of ACHP members will the funders’ areas of interest. This will be done with the full support of the ACHP leadership team.
The Senior Manager will seek new and diversified funding opportunities that support the strategic goals of ACHP and its member companies. They will collaborate closely with health plan clinical leaders and ACHP colleagues to successfully win funding and oversee and coordinate the implementation of funded projects. This individual should be a goal-oriented, entrepreneurial self-starter who thrives on collaboration and enjoys the research process. This position reports to the Chief Medical Officer.
Assists in Identifying Research Focus Areas (15%)
- Identifies and prioritizes research topics aligned with ACHP’s core objectives, emphasizing chronic diseases, maternal health, health equity, and overall healthcare quality.
- Conducts thorough environmental scans, summarizing recent research on chosen topics, and presents findings to ACHP senior management for final approval.
Builds Relationships with Funders and Partners (35%)
- Manages a database of funders and partners that captures contact information, research focus areas, types of grants available and criteria to qualify for each grant
- Identifies and builds relationships with potential funders of ACHP research by leveraging the extensive ACHP network.
- Nurtures and maintains relationships with current and previous funders of ACHP research
- Seeks collaborative relationships with various organizations, including research institutes affiliated with ACHP’s member health plans
Leads Grant Application Process (25%)
- Compiles material for the application process through collaboration with members, colleagues and others
- Drafts grant applications, including development of proposed budgets
- Ensures grants are submitted on time and within application parameters
Monitors and Oversees Funded Projects (25%)
- Coordinates the monitoring and evaluation of grants-funded projects
- Oversees successful project planning, launch and conclusion of funded ACHP projects
- Manages ACHP’s research consultants, setting clear expectations and holding them accountable.
- Updates ACHP senior management on the project status regularly
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE, EDUCATION, AND OTHER QUALIFICATIONS
- Experience supporting grant-funded initiatives, ideally in the health sector
- Proven ability to collaborate within multidisciplinary teams and report to senior management.
- Demonstrated proficiency in professional writing for academia or research
- Familiarity with health plan clinical operations or, ideally, experience working at a health plan
- Demonstrated ability to craft persuasive and successful grant proposals
- A demonstrated track record of building and nurturing relationships with funding entities
- Proven experience in conducting grant-funded research in clinical, health services, or health policy domains.
- Track record in analyzing, comprehending, and interpreting funder regulations, award terms, conditions, and related policies
- Experience with project management software or best practices in project management.
EDUCATION OR CERTIFICATIONS
- Bachelor’s degree required. Masters preferred
- Project Management certification preferred
- Well-organized and meticulous with details
- Talent for building relationships from scratch
- Excellent judgment and critical thinking skills.
- Commitment to working in a team environment with an emphasis on collaboration and maintaining positive relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
- Excellent project management skills, ability to prioritize work and meet deadlines
- Ability to interpret financial data and prepare budgets and financial grant reports
- Strong written and oral communications skills; ability to synthesize and present complex information for various audiences.
- Expertise in MS Office applications (e.g., Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook).
- Work is in an office environment
- Hybrid office position/must be located in the DMV area
- Some travel required
Please submit a resume and cover letter via e-mail to ACHP Human Resources at email@example.com. Please include Senior Manager, Clinical Research, 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.