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UnitedHealth Group

Vice President, Health Policy - Evaluation, Economics and Predictive Modeling - Telecommute


Home Health


Falls Church, Virginia, 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's improving the lives of millions. Here, innovation isn't about another gadget, it's about making health care data available wherever and whenever people need it, safely and reliably. There's no room for error. Join us and start doing your life's best work.(sm)

At OSC/Lewin, we help federal decision-makers strengthen health and human services programs, make informed policy choices, and implement critical initiatives. OSC/Lewin also works with foundations and associations to research and evaluate complex health care and human services needs. By delivering objective, data-driven research, technical assistance, program monitoring, and evaluations, OSC/Lewin supports current program activities, informs future program investments, and supports strategic decision processes that improve the health and well-being of the nation’s citizens.

The Vice President will have three key responsibilities:

1. Lead large evaluation and policy analysis projects. Leadership requires high levels of technical expertise and innovation, ensuring scientific excellence in the design and execution of the work. Leadership also requires financial and managerial acumen to guide a large, interdisciplinary team of consultants and deliver high quality products on time and within budget.

2. Vice President must contribute to business growth. This requires creating a cohesive strategy for sector growth and executing against it by identifying business opportunities and developing and writing winning competitive proposals.

3. Vice President must lead and develop our people, contributing to a culture where employees are engaged and supported in professional development.

In terms of execution, the Vice President will build upon a successful track record of performance and a reputation for delivering high quality results. S/he will foster a culture of accountability and high performance within communicated project timelines.

From a relationship and business growth perspective, s/he will be responsible for developing new client relationships, attaining new contracts, and broadening the firm’s work. S/he will be a recognized expert and leader in the field of health policy, economics, and evaluation. S/he will also advance business development opportunities across OSC.

From a team leadership perspective, s/he must be skilled at providing ongoing coaching and feedback and supporting mobility into other roles or development experiences to help our people build long-term fulfilling careers. S/he strives to understand what motivates others and seeks to inspire and motivate to build an engagement culture.

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

Required Qualifications:

  • PhD in Economics, Public Policy, Health Services Research, Public Health, or related field
  • 15+ years of experience in the health policy professional industry
  • 5+ years of experience leading large program evaluations and economic analyses
  • Demonstrated expertise with complex econometric analyses and evaluation design
  • Experience attaining revenue targets, managing workstreams and budgets of multiple, sophisticated projects
  • Experience managing and supervising a diverse reporting line and/or project team.
  • Demonstrated success achieving individual new business development goals and writing winning competitive proposals
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • 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 leading, as Principal Investigator or Project Director, multi-year program evaluations with a budget exceeding $3 million, preferably for federal HHS programs, including those at CMS
  • Expertise working with large health care administrative and claims data sets
  • Expert knowledge of current Medicare and Medicaid policy
  • Established professional reputation in the industry, documented by peer-reviewed publications and activities in professional associations and conferences

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)

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

Colorado, Connecticut or Nevada Residents Only: The salary range for Colorado/Connecticut/Nevada residents is $134,200 to $257,700. 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.

Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: OptumCare is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employers 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.

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