University of Massachusetts Medical School

  • Senior Policy and Program Development Project Manager

    Minimum Salary US-MA-Boston
    Job Location 1 month ago(6/21/2018 2:32 PM)
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  • Overview


    Under the general direction of the CWM Director or designee, the Senior Project Manager will provide support to the MassHealth Associate Director by analyzing, developing, implementing, and administering MassHealth OLTSS strategic initiatives and assigned program activities. The Senior Project Manager will provide much needed oversight of many on-going projects including but not limited to PCA Program enhancements, EVV implementation across LTSS programs, implementation of new prior authorization processes across programs, coordination with the Payment and Care Delivery Innovation team regarding MLTSS within the ACO program, and development of the Duals Demonstration 2.0. Additionally, the Senior Project Manager will provide additional support to the OLTSS program teams in developing talking points for external communications, producing documents for senior leadership meetings, and tracking the status of on-going projects and initiatives across the agency.



    • Manages and provides overall direction to project teams, which may consist of internal and external stakeholders, for the development of project statements, work plans, report analyses, and contract deliverables.
    • Identifies necessary resources to perform program work, monitors work progress including, data analysis and report development, and oversees its timely completion.
    • Assumes responsibility for communication with state agency staff and other external stakeholders in creating and implementing appropriate program designs and work plans, convening team meetings as appropriate.
    • Provides supervision and oversight to program staff and consultants associated with specific ISAs.
    • Manages day-to-day logistics and operational needs of the projects or programs, which may require interface with internal/external senior staff.
    • Identifies and addresses problems which may adversely affect performance of ISA work.
    • Serves as a liaison with state partners and clients, as needed, to facilitate operational project success.
    • Advises budgets and prepares financial analyses as required.
    • Develop and maintain relationships with external clients to gain knowledge of available funding sources/awards.
    • Delivers presentation of project results to University and state agency staff.
    • Interfaces with Human Resources Department on personnel related issues as needed, including recruitment, hiring and termination of staff.
    • Participates in program and business development, as assigned.
    • Participates in performance improvement initiatives and demonstrates the use of quality improvement initiatives within operations.
    • Performs other duties as assigned.



    • Masters degree in Business Administration, Health Care Administration, Public Health, or a health policy related care field, or equivalent relevant experience.
    • Three or more years experience in developing, implementing and evaluating health programs, project management, and fiscal responsibility.
    • Proven ability to lead and direct a matrix project team, as well as the ability to lead and direct effective meetings and work sessions
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills to interact effectively with staff, clients and vendor staff
    • Ability to produce reports suitable for both an academic and a public sector audience
    • Strong computer skills, including word processing, spreadsheets, and PowerPoint.
    • Ability to travel to off-site locations.

    Additional Information


    • Experience working in and/or with the public sector and State Medicaid strongly preferred


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