Duke University, Margolis Center for Health Policy

Position ID:Duke-MCHP-MGMTASSOC_HEALTHTRANSFORMATION_NC [#13780, MgmtAssoc_Health Transformation_NC]
Position Title: Managing Associate
Position Type:Other
Position Location:Durham, North Carolina 27708, United States [map]
Subject Area: Health Policy and Health Services Research
Appl Deadline:2019/06/21 11:59PMhelp popup* finished (2019/05/21, finished 2019/08/12, listed until 2019/08/02)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed and new applications are no longer being accepted. ***

Managing Associate Robert J. Margolis, MD, Center for Health Policy

The Managing Associate is responsible for developing and managing major components of research and policy analysis related to care delivery and payment reform at the Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy. This role manages the day-to-day activities related to a single large project or portfolio of smaller activities. The individual in this role will manage projects related to advancing health care reforms and new models of care at the national and state level, including engagement with state and Federal governments and private-sector entities. This individual is actively involved in portfolio development and regularly interacts with project funders, collaborators, stakeholders, and senior Duke-Margolis leadership to develop the strategic plan for the portfolio. This is a matrixed position where the Managing Associate will report to a Research Director/Policy Fellow or higher level at the Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy and work closely with Duke-Margolis leadership and faculty.

% of Time Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

40% Research and Content Development • Leads research, writing, and analyses related to a content-specific portfolio at the Duke-Margolis Center. • Provides substantial expertise and skill in design and conduct of quantitative analyses. • Interacts with internal and external collaborators, including government agencies, research and/or policy organizations, and health systems. • Collaborates with senior staff and faculty to write white papers, peer-reviewed publications, policy memos, and other related research deliverables. • Provides guidance to research teams’ work in research, outlining, drafting and editing of project materials. Ensures quality and accuracy of project deliverables. • Represents the Duke-Margolis Center at events and conferences to disseminate research findings. 20% Portfolio Development • Collaborates with Duke-Margolis leadership to identify and select priority research areas and projects as part of the strategic planning of the Center. • Provides project leadership to oversee efforts to identify financial support and prepare grant proposals for the successful development, planning and execution of these projects. • Formulates and organizes opportunities for faculty to collaborate on specific research projects. • Liaises with external funders, collaborators, and Duke-Margolis leadership to develop project proposals.

40% Project Management and Coordination • Develops plans for project-related events, including identification of proposed speakers or panelists, content, work plans and meetings. • Tracks and manages day-to-day activities, all project milestones, deliverables, and timelines through collaboration with colleagues and external stakeholders. • Interacts with sponsors to advance project deliverables and maintain positive relationships. • Oversees the development and planning of meetings. • Works with Center Research Directors, executive leadership, project PIs, and financial staff to monitor budgets; ensures project staffing and activities are within budget projections and scope and meet contractual obligations. Demonstrates fiscal responsibility. • Coordinates internal and external communication as needed for team projects. • Collaborates with Center executive leadership, faculty, and other senior staff to develop and implement work plans, deliverable content, research agendas, and timelines; coordinates execution of work by project teams. • Works collaboratively with events and communication teams to direct communication strategies and event management and planning.

Performs other related duties incidental to the work described herein as directed.

Education/Experience Requirements: • Educational attainment and work experience that meets one of the following: o Advanced degree (e.g., MD, PhD, PharmD, JD) and at least three years of relevant work experience, OR o Master’s degree in health policy, health economics, public health, or other relevant field and at least six years of relevant work experience. • Proven ability to plan and organize content with attention to detail and creativity. • Must be comfortable working in a fast-paced project office with varied responsibilities, preferably in a government, non-profit, or policy/political organization. • Demonstrated proficiency in policy research, including the ability to synthesize content from a broad range of sources. • Demonstrated proficiency in quantitative analysis. • Proven competence in leading and managing research projects. • Experience and demonstrated knowledge of health care payment reform and new models of care, Medicare and/or Medicaid, state health policy, and methods for evaluation of payment and other policy reforms. • Training or experience in the fields of health policy, public policy, public health, health economics, data science, or patient safety. • A proven record of publication in peer-reviewed journals is preferred.

Knowledge/Skills Requirements: • Excellent organizational and communication skills required. • Ability to coordinate a variety of tasks simultaneously and manage a project team effectively. • Must have the ability to exercise good judgement and initiative. • Must be able to function independently and have experience collaborating with diverse teams. • Must have strong research, writing, analytical, and communication skills. • Demonstrated knowledge of current trends and regulations in payment and delivery system reform. • Specialized experience in the areas of domestic health policy and state government agency operations preferred. • Knowledge of Microsoft Office and relevant research and analytic software. • Ability to travel 10%.

To be considered for this position, applicants must submit materials at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/13780.

Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation, creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas-an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values.

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Further Info:
Duke-Robert J. Margolis, MD, Center for Health Policy
100 Fuqua Drive, Box 90120
Durham, NC 27708-0120

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