Deputy Director, Research and Policy (Job #2016-L) - Search Reopened

DATE POSTED:2017-04-20
POSITION TITLE:Deputy Director, Research and Policy (Job #2016-L) - Search Reopened
PERSONNEL STATUS:Exempt, Full time, Grant-funded
DEPARTMENT:The Hilltop Institute
CLOSING DATE:2017-05-19
RESPONSIBILITIES:The Hilltop Institute (www.hilltopinstitute.org) is a university-based, non-partisan research organization dedicated to improving the health and wellbeing of vulnerable populations. Hilltop conducts research, policy analysis, and sophisticated data analytics to support health care financing and delivery system reform in Maryland and other states. The Deputy Director for Research and Policy reports to Hilltop’s Executive Director and is a key member of Hilltop’s senior management team. Specific responsibilities include: provide leadership on programmatic strategy, direction, and delivery of client engagements for research, policy analysis, and data analytics on Medicaid, health care financing, and delivery system reform; for Hilltop’s long-standing inter-governmental agreement with Maryland Medicaid, provide leadership on strategic direction, oversee work under the agreement, and ensure on-time and within-budget completion of high-quality work products consistent with client expectations; provide oversight and consultation to Hilltop’s experts in rate setting, financial analysis, and policy analysis for Maryland Medicaid programs and services, including HealthChoice, Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE), physician fees, behavioral health, LTSS, and potentially a new integrated care model for dual eligibles; work collaboratively with Hilltop’s Deputy Director for Technology Innovation and Compliance to develop the organizational vision for technologic innovation, including assessing Hilltop’s data management needs; advising on proposed technology solutions; and supporting and facilitating organizational change so that Hilltop can successfully transition to a state-of-the-art data management infrastructure. (For full job posting, go to: http://www.hilltopinstitute.org/employment.cfm.) Note: This position is grant-funded, wherein employment is contingent upon the renewal of the grant.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:Requires a master’s degree in health care administration, health services research, public policy, public health, or a related discipline and at least 10 years of relevant experience, including significant demonstrable experience in organizational and staff management. (A bachelor’s degree in health care administration, health services research, public policy, public health, or a related discipline and at least 12 years of relevant managerial experience may be substituted for the master’s degree and 10 years of experience.) Demonstrated Competencies: A deep and comprehensive understanding of Hilltop’s core businesses and federal and state health policy; the ability to provide strategic leadership, exercise sound judgment and decision-making, build consensus, effectively communicate verbally and in writing, and motivate and manage project teams and staff; proven ability to nurture and enhance relationships with clients, sponsors, and other stakeholders, including federal and state agencies, research faculty, research organizations, foundations, and professional associations; demonstrable experience with strategic planning, organizational management, management of cross-disciplinary project teams, and supervision and development of staff; critical thinking and decision-making skills; the ability to methodically and strategically assess challenges and opportunities, make informed recommendations, build consensus, and successfully implement decisions; experience with developing payment and reimbursement rates for commercial health plans, Medicare, and/or Medicaid (e.g., managed care, nursing homes, PACE, managed LTSS, financial alignment demonstration for dual eligibles); experience in managing research with Medicare and Medicaid administrative data and other large data sets containing protected health information (PHI), including experience with institutional review board requirements, development and administration of data use agreements, and compliance with HIPAA/HITECH requirements; experience in developing and administering data use agreements and business associate agreements for PHI; proven ability to develop and secure funding for new programs and projects and to write successful grant proposals; and research interests that align with or complement Hilltop’s mission and core competencies.
SALARY:Commensurate with qualifications and experience.
APPLICATION:For best consideration, email a cover letter (indicating Job # 2016-L), resume, and contact information for three professional references (in three separate email attachments) by May 19, 2017 (resumes will be accepted until position is filled) to: Deputy Director, Research and Policy, Search Committee The Hilltop Institute at UMBC Sondheim Hall-304B-2, 1000 Hilltop Circle, Baltimore, Maryland 21250 Email to: resume@hilltop.umbc.edu (MS Word attachments required)* *Note: If submitting materials electronically, the cover letter should be included in a separate attachment.

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