The Senior Director is responsible for managing and executing the implementation of more complex, scientifically advanced projects across measure endorsement, measure alignment, public and private partnerships, and/or emerging quality measurement areas. The Senior Director will manage the day-to-day operations of those projects including managing project teams, ensuring projects are on time and within budget in consultation with the Managing Director, and monitoring project direction and milestones. The Senior Director will provide content expertise to staff and will contribute to business development activities in emerging quality areas.
POSITION DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Supervises multiple project managers and other project staff.
Manages project teams and provides content expertise (e.g. methodological, clinical and implementation) to help advance more complex and scientifically advanced projects.
Mentors and coaches direct reports and other colleagues and serves as a positive role model
Empowers staff to generate ideas, proactively solve problems, and ensure ownership and accountability.
Actively guides staff and encourages participation in organization-wide efforts and activities.
Works across stakeholder groups at all levels, demonstrating expertise in facilitating resolution and navigating issues.
Prioritizes outstanding issues through exercising sound judgment based on experience, knowledge and interpersonal skills.
Oversees project budgets including collaborating with the Managing Director, Finance department to develop initial budgets, monitor utilization, and work with team leads to keep project within budget.
Assists in leading project planning and development, tying project goals to NQF strategic objectives and ensuring milestones are met.
Ensures good relationships with funders and addresses issues in a timely manner, in consultation with the Managing Director.
Briefs senior leadership on status of projects, emerging trends, and opportunities for future development.
Proactively identifies, communicates and escalates risks to leadership and proposes solutions.
Effectively manages project resources, scope, and risks to deliver outstanding quality.
Sets clear, realistic priorities for team and manages expectations accordingly.
Leads and facilitates meetings with internal and external stakeholders as needed.
Contributes to business development activities in emerging quality areas including proposal writing, developing budgets, and working collaboratively across NQF to identify and develop new opportunities.
Collaborates across NQF to advance quality measurement and alignment.
Advanced degree in a clinical discipline, public health or healthcare management.
Minimum of 10 years of experience managing people, budgets, and complex projects.
Minimum of 5 years of experience leading, managing, coaching and mentoring individuals and/or teams and holding staff accountable for results.
The incumbent should have experience in healthcare quality, including measurement, alignment, and improvement.
Demonstrated success at leading multiple, complex large projects and managing competing priorities to achieve optimal results.
Demonstrated effective experience working across stakeholder groups at all levels.
Demonstrated experience working with budgets and forecasts for projects and managing utilization targets.
Experience demonstration expertise and leadership presenting and writing on behalf of an organization.
Strong knowledge of healthcare performance measurement, policy or public health.
Experience working in the healthcare delivery system is a plus.
Excellent interpersonal skills, including exercise of sound judgment.
Proven track record in working collaboratively with internal staff and external stakeholders is essential.
Demonstrated strategic planning ability.
Demonstrated strategic cultivation of external relationships through regular participation in panels, committees and networks.
Demonstrated excellent communication skills, including writing, presentation and persuasion skills for external audiences evidenced through annual speaking engagements, showing area of expertise and thought leadership.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS/WORK ENVIRONMENT
The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Physical demands: While performing duties of job, employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; talk and hear. Employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may he made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
In the primary environment the noise level is quiet to moderate with ambient room temperatures, lighting and traditional office equipment as found in a typical office environment.
Telecommuting is allowed.
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About National Quality Forum
The National Quality Forum (NQF) is a not-for-profit membership organization created to develop and implement a national strategy for health care quality measurement and reporting. A shared sense of urgency about the impact of health care quality on patient outcomes, workforce productivity, and health care costs prompted leaders in the public and private sectors to create the NQF as a mechanism to bring about national change.
Established as a public-private partnership, the NQF has broad participation from all parts of the health care system, including national, state, regional, and local groups representing consumers, public and private purchasers, employers, health care professionals, provider organizations, health plans, accrediting bodies, labor unions, supporting industries, and organizations involved in health care research or quality improvement. Together, the organizational members of the NQF will work to promote a common approach to measuring health care quality and fostering system-wide capacity for quality improvement.