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NAMD JOBS

Director of Communications

Posted May 21, 2024

Overview

The National Association of Medicaid Directors is seeking a Director of Communications.

The Director of Communications position is foundational to NAMD’s identity and central to the association’s ability to impact the success of the Medicaid program. This person will be a vital member of a mission-focused, highly collaborative team of a national membership association centered on state and territory Medicaid leaders. This position is the lead liaison with the media, NAMD’s website contractor, and the state Medicaid communications or public information officers. This individual reports to the Deputy Director for day-to-day operations, and works in close partnership with the Executive Director.

Communications is the fulcrum point for so much of what NAMD does including: raising awareness of who the Medicaid directors are and what their programs do so that external audiences have an accurate understanding about Medicaid; synthesizing the directors’ experiences and sharing their perspectives with our federal partners; and proactively establishing NAMD as the central point in the Medicaid landscape of originating observations and expertise.

The person who will be well-matched for this position will be mission-focused and will recognize the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of 80 million people served by the Medicaid program.

About the National Association of Medicaid Directors (NAMD):

NAMD is a non-partisan professional community of state leaders who provide health insurance to more than 80 million individuals and families through Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program in each of the 50 states, the District of Columbia and the U.S. territories. NAMD elevates thought leadership on core and emerging policy matters, amplifies the experience and expertise of Medicaid and CHIP directors, supports state programs in continuous improvement and innovation, and optimizes federal-state partnerships to help millions live their healthiest lives.

NAMD is committed to the following core values:

  • Community: We are dedicated to creating a strong, connected, and inclusive fellowship of state and territorial Medicaid leaders.
  • Non-partisanship: We are committed to advancing the work of state Medicaid leaders and the programs they manage without bias toward one political party or ideology.
  • Independence: Our priorities and work are directed by our members.
  • We commit to working in partnership with federal officials and other leaders to advance the work of the association and state and territorial Medicaid leaders.
  • Excellence: We strive for continuous improvement in our service to members, our operations and within the Medicaid and CHIP programs and commit to conducting ourselves and our work with the highest integrity.
  • Diversity: We recognize and honor the diversity of our staff, our association members and the individuals served by Medicaid and CHIP.

 Principal Responsibilities

  • Work extensively and generatively with the executive director and staff on messaging to NAMD’s members and state teams, external stakeholders, federal partners, the media and association alumni
  • Help NAMD communicate the dynamism, innovation, and excellence of Medicaid directors and state leaders through all types of communications outlets and methods
  • Establish and execute processes in three distinct areas of communications: 1) strategic communications (including urgent communications), 2) communications to engage NAMD’s audiences, and 3) communications to educate/inform NAMD’s audiences
  • Manage the editorial calendar and day-to-day communications
  • Be open to a robust peer review process and will welcome a dynamic partnership with the executive director and other team members
  • Produce polished products and/or serve as final copyeditor for NAMD’s public- and member-facing resources; however, this position is not primarily about primary drafting
  • Oversee the work of NAMD staff and/or contractors who are responsible for updating NAMD’s website and producing social media
  • Lead the team in an annual process of reviewing, cleaning and improving NAMD’s website

The salary range for this position is $135,000-$150,000 and will be commensurate with relevant experience. NAMD offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package designed to support the needs of NAMD employees, including:

  • Retirement with employer match and contribution
  • Medical, dental and vision insurance
  • Life insurance, short-term disability, and long-term disability
  • Generous vacation policy
  • Hybrid telework with 2 days in office/3 days remote per week

Minimum Qualifications

Successful candidates will be committed to strengthening and expanding the operational excellence of NAMD. Specific qualifications include:

  • B.A. or B.S. in communications or a related field
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in strategic communications, overseeing and managing editorial calendars, and communications-related contractors
  • Experience in working for a non-profit organization is a plus
  • Lived experience with the Medicaid program is greatly valued by NAMD

General Applicant Information

Position location is Washington, DC. Minimum 2-days in person availability is required.

Please send resume and cover letter to humanresources@medicaiddirectors.org. No phone calls please. Posting remains open until the position is filled.

NAMD is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) and is committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff and honoring the experiences, perspectives, and unique identity of applicants.

STATE JOBS

Virginia Health and Human Services Regulations and Guidance Documents Supervisor

Title: Regulations and Guidance Documents Supervisor

State Role Title: Policy Planning Manager I

Hiring Range: $85,000 – $98,123

Pay Band: 5

Agency: Dept of Med Assistance Services

Location: Dept of Medical Asst Services

Agency Website: www.dmas.virginia.gov

Recruitment Type: General Public – G

Job Duties

The Department of Medical Assistance Services (DMAS) is excited to offer a competitive opportunity to serve as the Regulations and Guidance Documents Supervisor. The selected competitive candidate will provide exceptional delivery of services to the agency’s Policy, Regulation, and Member Engagement Division. Job responsibilities will include, but are not limited to: Motivate and manage an interdisciplinary team to identify, process, and track agency regulatory actions and guidance document projects, including provider manuals, memos, and bulletins. Provide hands-on support to manage the team’s workload (including handling complicated regulatory and guidance document projects).Ensure quality output that meets deadlines. Responsible for updating and maintaining the agency’s count of regulatory and guidance document requirements and serving as the point of contact for the Governor’s Office of Regulatory Management (ORM).Ensure team members are trained, coached, and continuously growing in their skills. Support the sustainment of a culture of teamwork and high expectations for employees. Work collaboratively with other staff in the Policy Division to ensure continuity of operations and continuously improve processes and procedures.

Learn more about this position.

PARTNER JOBS

VP of Medicaid- Presbyterian Healthcare Services

Presbyterian Health Plan (PHP) seeks to continue to be a national leader in serving the complex and diverse needs of Medicaid members and in working with State and Federal agencies on designing and implementing new and innovative programs and services to meet the unique needs of this population.

 

The Vice President of Medicaid reports to the President of PHP and is accountable for all aspects of our Medicaid program including as the sole Contractor for Children in State Custody. This leader provides strategic and thought leadership to include best practices, emerging practices and innovations on a national scale that are intentionally connected to a deep understanding and solutioning for the needs of New Mexicans across a diverse set of communities including rural, frontier, Native American sovereignties, and urban centers. The Medicaid program includes provisioning for all the physical, behavioral health, and long-term services and supports (LTSS) of Medicaid members, including dental, vision, pharmacy, etc., and the full spectrum of social determinants of health, to include transportation, and supporting health equity across and within our unique populations.

 

The position offers an exciting opportunity to lead and shape Medicaid programs that have a significant impact on the health and well-being of vulnerable populations. The ideal candidate will possess a combination of strategic vision, operational expertise, leadership skills and government relations experience to drive positive outcomes and advance Presbyterian’s mission of ensuring all our members can achieve their best health.

Qualifications

  • Bachelors degree in healthcare administration, public health, business administration or related field.
  • Extensive experience (10+ years) in healthcare management, with focus on Medicaid programs.
  • In-depth knowledge of full array of Medicaid programs, regulations, policies, best practices, and emerging innovations at Federal and State level.
  • Extensive government relations experience is required, preferably within the New Mexico market.
  • Strong leadership skills with proven track record of driving organizational change and achieving results through influencing and collaboration.
  • Excellent communication, negotiation, and relationship-building skills.
  • Strategic thinker, ability to analyze complex issues, and develop innovative solutions.
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate effectively with diverse stakeholders and manage cross-functional teams.
  • Experience in budgeting, financial management, and performance measurement.
  • Commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion
  • Must live in the New Mexico area.

 

Responsibilities

  • Developing and executing strategic plans that meet the needs and expectations of Medicaid members, relevant State of New Mexico agencies including the Healthcare Authority (HCA) and Children, Youth and Families Department (CYFD), CMS and key stakeholders.
  • Forming, collaborating with and leading diverse teams across PHP, to ensure effective delivery of Medicaid services while maintaining compliance with regulations and achieving organizational strategies, goals and metrics, as well as the strategies, goals and metrics of HCA and CYFD.
  • Providing ongoing surveillance of national and state market changes and developments to ensure that PHP remains competitive and viable in the future.
  • Leading the design, development and enhancement of Medicaid programs to meet the evolving needs of beneficiaries and stakeholders, to include for example, evidence-based models applicable to unique populations such as those specific to Children in State Custody and Behavioral Health.
  • Provide thought leadership and input on the State’s strategy for achieving their vision and objectives and fostering alignment with Presbyterians capabilities and new business models, to include for example improving access to behavioral health and substance use disorder services and supports and expanding availability of models and services to serve Children in State Custody.
  • Overseeing day to day operations for Medicaid programs working in collaboration with executive leaders and operational leaders.
  • Leading functional teams to serve our Medicaid members and meet and exceed the needs and expectations of stakeholders without direct reporting relationships, to include for example, network contracting and development, claims, population health inclusive of pharmacy, etc.
  • Aligning Medicaid to the Dual Special Needs Plan (D-SNP) requirements to support optimal performance and outcomes.
  • Proactively monitoring changes in Medicaid waivers, state plan amendments, policy and legislation to mitigate risks, inform strategies, and maintain program integrity.
  • Engaging fully in the government relations process to influence a positive perception of PHP’s Medicaid program.
  • Provide strategic direction and alignment with key stakeholders over quality initiatives to improve the quality, efficiency and effectiveness of Medicaid services, including performance measures, outcome evaluation, and continuous process improvement.
  • Establishing and overseeing strategic workstreams and deliverables, scorecard metrics including quality, experience, and financial measures, to measure achievement of effective outcomes while maximizing value for members and stakeholders.
  • Build and maintain relationships with key stakeholders, including government agencies, healthcare providers, advocacy groups, community organizations, and policymakers.
  • Develop and lead high performing teams, providing leadership, guidance and mentorship over a high-functioning team fostering a culture of accountability, innovation, and excellence.
  • Leads all Medicaid procurement activities including ongoing market and technology assessments, preparation efforts and resource planning, market positioning, consultant sourcing, marketing and branding, and the response development cycle

Benefits

We offer more than the standard benefits!

Presbyterian employees gain access to a robust wellness program, including free access to our on-site and community-based gyms, nutrition coaching and classes, wellness challenges and more!

Learn more about our employee benefits:

https://www.phs.org/careers/why-work-with-us/benefits

Why work at Presbyterian?

As an organization, we are committed to improving the health of our communities. From hosting growers’ markets to partnering with local communities, Presbyterian is taking active steps to improve the health of New Mexicans. For our employees, we offer a robust wellness program, including free access to our on-site and community-based gyms, nutrition coaching and classes, wellness challenges and more.

Presbyterian’s story is really the story of the remarkable people who choose to work here. The hard work of our physicians, nurses, employees, board members and volunteers grew Presbyterian from a tiny tuberculosis sanatorium to a statewide healthcare system that serves more than 875,000 New Mexicans.

About Presbyterian Healthcare Services

Presbyterian Healthcare Services exists to improve the health of patients, members and the communities we serve. We are a locally owned, not-for-profit healthcare system of nine hospitals, a statewide health plan and a growing multi-specialty medical group. Founded in New Mexico in 1908, we are the state’s largest private employer with nearly 14,000 employees – including more than 1,600 providers and nearly 4,700 nurses.

Our health plan serves more than 580,000 members statewide and offers Medicare Advantage, Medicaid (Centennial Care) and Commercial health plans.

About Our Regional Delivery System

Presbyterian’s Regional Delivery System is a network of six hospitals and medical centers throughout rural New Mexico including locations in Clovis, Espanola, Ruidoso, Santa Fe, Socorro and Tucumcari. Our regional facilities are home to more than 1,600 clinical and non-clinical employees who help make Presbyterian the state’s largest private employer with nearly 14,000 statewide employees. With a variety of services ranging from general surgery to pediatrics to heart and cancer care, our regional employees are proud to provide close-to-home care for their communities.

We are part of New Mexico’s history – and committed to its future. That is why we will continue to work just as hard and care just as deeply to serve New Mexico for years to come.

About New Mexico

New Mexico continues to grow steadily in population and features a low cost-of living.

Varied landscapes bring filmmakers here from around the world to capture a slice of the natural beauty New Mexicans enjoy every day. Our landscapes are as diverse as our culture – from mountains, forests, canyons, and lakes, to caverns, hot springs and sand dunes.

New Mexico offers endless recreational opportunities to explore and enjoy an active lifestyle. Venture off the beaten path, challenge your body in the elements, or open yourself up to the expansive sky. From hiking, golfing and biking to skiing, snowboarding and boating, it’s all available among our beautiful wonders of the west.

To Learn more and to apply click here or reach out to emcguill@phs.org.

Medicaid Payment and Financing Principal Analyst - MACPAC

Principal analysts are seasoned technical experts who lead MACPAC’s analytic work on key policy issues affecting Medicaid and the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). They work under the direction of the executive director and policy directors, but are expected to conceptualize and manage significant bodies of work, often involving other team members. Qualified candidates have knowledge and expertise in Medicaid payment and financing policies. This could include experience in policy areas such as fee-for-service base and supplemental payments, managed care capitation rates and directed payments, state approaches to provider payment, and payment and rebates for prescription drugs.

To Learn more and to apply click here.

Medicaid Payment and Financing Senior Analyst- MACPAC

Senior analysts focus on one or more aspects of the Medicaid and State Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). They work collaboratively with other members of the policy team under the direction of policy directors. Qualified candidates have knowledge and expertise in Medicaid payment and financing policies. This experience could include familiarity in policy areas such as fee-for-service base and supplemental payments, managed care capitation rates and directed payments, state approaches to provider payment, and payment and rebates for prescription drugs.

To Learn more and to apply click here.

Senior Advisor on Medicaid - ORAU

ORAU is seeking a Fully Remote, Senior Advisor on Medicaid to work with CMMI as an ORAU employee. This exciting work will last one or more years, and the successful candidate will become a temporary employee of ORAU assigned to the Centers for Medicare and Medicare Services Innovation Center (CMMI). This position is 30- 40 hours per week.

CMMI is seeking assistance in the design and support of current research and development activities related to healthcare delivery and payment reform, in support of Section 1115A(a)(3) of the Social Security Act. Specifically, for CMMI models focused on Medicaid populations, a subject matter expert with extensive expertise in Medicaid is needed to provide CMMI staff with consultative Medicaid policy expertise during new model design and launch during calendar year 2024. This subject matter expert will also assist CMMI leadership and teams as they develop strategies to achieve multi-payer alignment between Medicaid and Medicare, and develop strategies for effective engagement of states in the CMS Innovation Center’s newest models. Additionally, this subject matter expert will use their extensive Medicaid background and experience to assist CMMI SPHG leadership in collaborating-with the Center for Medicaid & CHIP to better identify and foster best practices for cross-component alignment.

This position will provide Medicaid finance and policy expertise during the pre-implementation period of the AHEAD Model. This is to include technical expertise and innovation in Medicaid finance, especially in the construction of Medicaid hospital global budgets (HGB) and treatment of supplemental payments; provide technical assistance to states on potential legal pathways to implement Medicaid HGBs and Medicaid advanced primary care (APC) payment and care delivery models; provide guidance to states on Medicaid considerations in the construction of state all-payer cost growth benchmarking. In addition, serves as a SME for the AHEAD Model team on Medicaid issues and reviews model policy and legal documents that pertain to Medicaid program requirements or policy.

Learn more about this position and apply.

Deputy Director - MACPAC

Deputy Director

The deputy director is a key member of the MACPAC leadership team. The incumbent has policy, supervisory, and specific line responsibilities related to health policy, finance, human resources, information technology (IT), and office management, as well as contract administration and procurement for matters other than research and data analysis.

Like all MACPAC employees, the deputy director is expected to:

  •  demonstrate and model commitment to team and personal success;
  •    work collaboratively with others inside and outside of the organization;
  •   adapt behavior in response to feedback and experience;
  •   contribute to the growth, expertise, and knowledge of colleagues;
  •  hold self and others accountable for meeting expectations in a timely, professional manner; and
  •   foster a culture of inclusion and belonging.

Major Duties

The deputy director is expected, on a routine basis, to be able to:

  •  play a leadership role in ensuring that operational processes function in a manner that optimally foster accomplishment of MACPAC’s mission and goals by:

–     serving as an advisor to the executive director on major decisions involving organizational culture, strategy, and operations;

–      systematically identifying and prioritizing operational improvements in systems and processes that add value to MACPAC;

–     managing MACPAC’s continuity of operations plan;

–     supervising delegations of signature authority;

–     managing development, implementation, and coordination of operations policies that cross functional lines;

–     managing organization-wide audits;

–     ensuring that members of the operations team can independently perform the majority of their duties, providing support and training as needed to promote high employee engagement and performance; and

–     ensuring that the operations team works effectively together and with other staff teams in support of the organization’s mission.

  •  lead organization-wide policy efforts by:

–       developing the strategic vision for MACPAC’s annual retreat in partnership with executive director and policy directors and managing logistical considerations including meeting location, organizing internal and external presentations, among other considerations;

–       organizing agendas for public meetings and developing an executive agenda for Commissioners;

–       reviewing and providing final approval for MACPAC’s data publications, specifically its annual MACStats and Dually Eligibles data book publications; and

–      coordinating with external organizations to review respective analytic agendas.

  •    serve as the congressional liaison to manage MACPAC relationships with congressional staff by:

–       coordinating and clearing responses to requests for technical assistance;

–       developing and executing strategy to keep key congressional staff apprised of all aspects of the Commission’s work and policy agenda including briefings, periodic phone calls, and special products; and

–       bringing congressional priorities and perspectives to discussions of MACPAC’s current and future work.

  •     oversee the work of the finance team by:

–       providing strategic oversight and guidance to the chief financial officer (CFO) to ensure financial management of Commission resources is aligned with Commission mission and goals;

–       leading preparation of MACPAC’s annual budget request, coordinating across operational functions,  contributing to the annual budget justification to Congress, reviewing submission with the executive director; and

–       analyzing, interpreting, and reporting financial data during any absence of the CFO.

  • oversee the work of the IT team by:

–       providing strategic oversight and guidance to the chief information officer (CIO) to ensure that the organization’s IT needs are being met, that security protocols are current, and that plans for the future are based on organizational needs and that selected information technologies are cost-efficient and effective in meeting those needs; and

–       serving as sponsor of the IT change control board.

  •  oversee human resources and office management activities by:

–       providing strategic oversight of and guidance to the chief administrative officer to ensure that organizational needs are being met, including maintaining appropriate documentation and updating policies in response to internal or external changes (changes in federal or local laws, directives from the General Services Administration (GSA) or Office of Personnel Management);

–       taking the lead on developing and implementing strategies related to employee retention, professional development, and recruiting;

–       providing advice and securing input from legal counsel as needed to address any sensitive human resources issues as they arise;

–       providing backup for time and attendance certification as needed; and

–       ensuring that appropriate processes are in place to ensure that space, furnishings, equipment, and supplies required for day-to-day functioning of MACPAC are operational and in good working condition.

  • serve as contracting officer for procurements other than research and data analysis contracts by:

–       developing and managing requests for proposals or other bids;

–       evaluating proposals and bids, making recommendations to the executive director based on best value to the government;

–       monitoring quality and performance of vendors (unless otherwise delegated);

–       ensuring that administrative contracts are developed and executed in accordance with MACPAC policies;

–       updating procurement policies as needed;

–       serving as a resource to other staff regarding contract administration;

–       coordinating development of proposals for administrative contracts in accordance with MACPAC and legislative branch requirements;

–       negotiating with contractors;

–       administering and monitoring contract and grant awards, in compliance with federal regulations, terms and conditions;

–       approving all contract modifications;

–       coordinating and collaborating with the contracting officer for research contracts on areas such as updating terms and conditions;

–       providing guidance on contract matters to staff acting as contracting officer’s representatives, as needed;

–       collaborating with senior management to ensure institutional compliance with federal and state regulations and interpretation of agency requirements related to contracts;

–       assisting and advising staff with preparation of project budgets and interpretation of contractual terms and conditions for research contracts; and

–       maintaining research contract files including deliverables and contracts.

  •    represent and speak on behalf of MACPAC in high-level meetings with other government agencies, property management, and others; and
  •    perform other duties as assigned.

Knowledge and Skills

To perform the major duties listed above, the Deputy Director must have:

  •   ability to lead the assessment of operations functions, identify where organizational improvements can be implemented to add value, and lead organization wide change activities;
  •    ability to prioritize and manage multiple competing responsibilities and tasks while demonstrating a thorough awareness of all areas involved;
  •    ability to organize time and resources efficiently and be relied upon to meet firm deadlines;
  •    ability to lead individuals whose technical expertise exceeds their own;
  •   knowledge of key federal laws and regulations related to federal procurement, travel, human resources, financial management, information technology, and other operations functions relevant to MACPAC;
  •   knowledge of federal financial, budgeting, and contracting procedures;
  •   ability to analyze financial data and review reports and projections;
  •   knowledge of internal controls and risk assessment;
  •   experience in IT planning;
  •   knowledge of federal legislative and appropriations processes;
  •   strong oral and written communication skills;
  •   an orientation toward problem solving, teamwork, and accountability; and
  •   willingness to engage in learning and development.

Experience and Education

The minimum requirements for the deputy director include:

  •   graduate degree in public administration, public policy, business, finance, or other related field;
  •    minimum of 10 years of successful professional experience in roles of increasing management responsibility with U.S. government agencies, nonprofit organizations, or other companies doing business with the U.S. government.

Apply

This is a full-time position based in downtown Washington, DC with federal employee health and retirement benefits. Interested applicants should be available to work in the office two days per week with flexibility to attend other in-person events as needed. Salary competitive with those in other federal agencies.

MACPAC employees must meet the CDC’s definition of fully vaccinated for COVID-19 as a condition of employment except in instances of a MACPAC-approved exemption for medical or religious reasons.

A complete application should include a cover letter, resume and two writing samples. To the greatest possible, applicants should send original writing instead of publications that have undergone editing by colleagues or other professionals. We prefer traditional resumes, as opposed to the federal resume required for positions on USAJobs. To apply, click the Apply for this Position button below.

To learn more and apply click here.

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