Deputy Director, Technology Innovation and Compliance (Job #2016-M) - Sear

DATE POSTED:2017-05-03
POSITION TITLE:Deputy Director, Technology Innovation and Compliance (Job #2016-M) - Sear
PERSONNEL STATUS:Exempt, Full time, Grant-funded
DEPARTMENT:The Hilltop Institute
CLOSING DATE:2017-06-02
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 Technology Innovation and Compliance reports to Hilltop’s Executive Director and is a key member of Hilltop’s senior management team. Specific responsibilities include: serve as Hilltop’s chief technology officer and compliance officer, leading the development of the organizational vision for technologic innovation, translating that vision into strategic priorities and work plans, tracking progress toward goals and priorities, and ensuring delivery of technology solutions that advance organizational goals and priorities and solidify Hilltop’s standing as a leading data-driven state health policy research organization. Develop and carry out a process for assessing Hilltop’s data management needs in consultation with Hilltop senior management, staff, clients, and UMBC administration; research, evaluate, and recommend innovative technology solutions; and lead the transition to a state-of-the-art data management infrastructure; continuously monitor and assess new technologies, standards, and developments in the regulatory environment; ensure compliance with HIPAA/HITECH and other regulatory requirements related to data management and security, including risk assessment and disaster recovery planning; keeping abreast of federal regulations and guidance and providing counsel on the potential impact; serve as Hilltop’s executive liaison with clients and UMBC senior administration on contractual matters and vendor procurements; oversee the development and administration of data use agreements; and work collaboratively with Hilltop’s Deputy Director for Research and Policy on developing and implementing the organizational vision for technologic innovation. (For full job description, 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 law degree and/or a master’s degree in business management/administration, information technology, public policy, 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 business management/administration, information technology, public policy, or 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: substantive knowledge of data science and information technology and prior experience in facilitating technologic innovation; deep and comprehensive understanding of Hilltop’s core businesses and federal and state health policy; demonstrable experience in interpreting, administering, and ensuring compliance with HIPAA/HITECH requirements, including risk assessment, disaster recovery planning, and data management and security; experience in developing and administering data use agreements and business associate agreements for PHI; 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; the ability to nurture and enhance relationships within the UMBC community and externally with clients, sponsors, and other stakeholders; demonstrable experience with strategic planning, organizational management, management of cross-disciplinary project teams, and supervision and development of staff; and 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.
SALARY:Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
APPLICATION:For best consideration, send a cover letter (indicating Job # 2016-M), resume, and contact information for three professional references (in three separate email attachments) by June 2, 2017 (resumes will be accepted until position is filled), to: Deputy Director, Technology Innovation and Compliance, 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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