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UnitedHealth Group

Specialist, Event Strategy - Advisory Board - Washington, DC or Telecommute


Clinical Care Specialist/Staff Nurse


Washington, Washington DC, United States

Combine two of the fastest-growing fields on the planet with a culture of performance, collaboration and opportunity and this is what you get. Leading edge technology in an industry that is improving the lives of millions. Here, innovation is not about another gadget; it is about making health care data available wherever and whenever people need it, safely and reliably. There is no room for error. If you are looking for a better place to use your passion and your desire to drive change, this is the place to be. It's an opportunity to do your life's best work.(sm)

This role is for Optum/United Health Group’s research arm, Advisory Board.

Advisory Board is a best practice research firm that was acquired by Optum in 2017. For over 40 years, Advisory Board research has been the health care industry’s guiding light, bringing our provider and service provider members closer to best practice performance. We help leaders and future leaders in the health care industry work smarter and faster by providing provocative insights, actionable strategies, and practical tools to support execution. Learn more about Advisory Board by visiting

The Advisory Board Events team oversees the strategy, development, and execution of virtual and in-person events that convene leaders across the health care industry. As we reimagine our future events, we are excited to bring on a Specialist to support the strategy and development of events designed to drive interaction, discussion, and engagement with Advisory Board research and fellow attendees.

Reporting to the Director of Event Strategy and Development, the Specialist will play a pivotal role within the Events Strategy team, helping to craft agenda templates, event design playbooks, and testing innovations in interactive and engaging event design. In addition, this role will partner closely with other Advisory Board teams, including Event Planning, Research, Commercial, Delivery, and Product Strategy. The ideal candidate for this role will bring creativity, the ability to organize and marshal cross-functional workstreams, experience with event design, a growth and innovation mindset, and an excitement to develop and test new-in-kind interactive event experiences.

You’ll enjoy the flexibility to telecommute* from anywhere within the U.S. as you take on some tough challenges.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Support events strategy, product feature design, and development of in-person and virtual events, ranging from large-scale conferences and summits to smaller roundtable discussions
  • Serve as a thought partner to Research teams in developing event agendas with a specific focus on attendee experience, conversation design, and innovative formats
  • Coordinate and schedule conversations across internal teams to gather input and perspective on event product strategy and design
  • Participate in retrospectives with internal stakeholders following events to capture learnings that will support future event design
  • Capture and distribute notes, decisions, and next steps for meetings they are part of
  • Help build and maintain a playbook of event elements, exercises, and facilitation techniques for Research teams to utilize in event design
  • Support development and testing of new event experiences
  • Help identify, source, and prepare external attendees and presenters, as needed
  • Research events offered by other health care companies to refine our value proposition

You’ll be rewarded and recognized for your performance in an environment that will challenge you and give you clear direction on what it takes to succeed in your role as well as provide development for other roles you may be interested in.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 2+ years of relevant experience in event strategy
  • Experience creating event-related materials, such as multi-track conference agendas, presentation slides, and interactive breakout experiences
  • Ability to travel up to 25% (as deemed safe and aligned with current Covid-19 travel guidelines)
  • Full COVID-19 vaccination is an essential job function of this role. Candidates located in states that mandate COVID-19 booster doses must also comply with those state requirements. UnitedHealth Group will adhere to all federal, state and local regulations as well as all client requirements and will obtain necessary proof of vaccination, and boosters when applicable, prior to employment to ensure compliance. Candidates must be able to perform all essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodation

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working with health care stakeholders (e.g., provider, payer, life sciences, and/or services firms)
  • Event design experience
  • Experience creating innovative workshop design and architecture
  • Experience with mid-size/large events
  • Experience in product strategy/new product development (or interest in learning and supporting how new products are developed and launched)
  • Proficiency using virtual event technology platforms (e.g., Teams, Cvent)
  • Ability to thrive and adapt in an environment of frequent change
  • Demonstrated project management skills, ability to coordinate across multiple projects

To protect the health and safety of our workforce, patients and communities we serve, UnitedHealth Group and its affiliate companies require all employees to disclose COVID-19 vaccination status prior to beginning employment. In addition, some roles and locations require full COVID-19 vaccination, including boosters, as an essential job function. UnitedHealth Group adheres to all federal, state and local COVID-19 vaccination regulations as well as all client COVID-19 vaccination requirements and will obtain the necessary information from candidates prior to employment to ensure compliance. Candidates must be able to perform all essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodation. Failure to meet the vaccination requirement may result in rescission of an employment offer or termination of employment

Careers with Optum. Here's the idea. We built an entire organization around one giant objective; make health care work better for everyone. So when it comes to how we use the world's large accumulation of health-related information, or guide health and lifestyle choices or manage pharmacy benefits for millions, our first goal is to leap beyond the status quo and uncover new ways to serve. Optum, part of the UnitedHealth Group family of businesses, brings together some of the greatest minds and most advanced ideas on where health care has to go in order to reach its fullest potential. For you, that means working on high performance teams against sophisticated challenges that matter. Optum, incredible ideas in one incredible company and a singular opportunity to do your life's best work.(sm)

Colorado, Connecticut or Nevada Residents Only: The salary range for Colorado residents is $66,100 to $118,300. The salary range for Connecticut / Nevada residents is $72,800 to $129,900. Pay is based on several factors including but not limited to education, work experience, certifications, etc. In addition to your salary, UnitedHealth Group offers benefits such as, a comprehensive benefits package, incentive and recognition programs, equity stock purchase and 401k contribution (all benefits are subject to eligibility requirements). No matter where or when you begin a career with UnitedHealth Group, you’ll find a far-reaching choice of benefits and incentives.

*All Telecommuters will be required to adhere to UnitedHealth Group’s Telecommuter Policy.

Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: UnitedHealth Group is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

UnitedHealth Group is a drug-free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment.