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Evolent Health Associate Director, Implementation in Topeka, Kansas

It’s Time For A Change…

Your Future Evolves Here

Evolent Health has a bold mission to change the health of the nation by changing the way health care is delivered. Our pursuit of this mission is the driving force that brings us to work each day. We believe in embracing new ideas, challenging ourselves and failing forward. We respect and celebrate individual talents and team wins. We have fun while working hard and Evolenteers often make a difference in everything from scrubs to jeans.

Are we growing? Absolutely – about 40% in year-over-year revenue growth in 2018. Are we recognized? Definitely. We have been named one of “Becker’s 150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare” in 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019, and one of the “50 Great Places to Work” in 2017 by Washingtonian. We recognize employees that live our values, give back to our communities each year, and are champions for bringing our whole selves to work each day. If you’re looking for a place where your work can be personally and professionally rewarding, don’t just join a company with a mission. Join a mission with a company behind it.

What You’ll Be Doing:

Evolent Health is looking for an Associate Director to join the Implementation team responsible for project management with our partner health plans and risk-bearing provider organizations. This position is responsible for program management of large-scale enterprise strategic programs that transform the way Evolent operates, competes in the market and achieves our bold mission.

Associate Director responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Program Management

  • Set and continually manage program expectations with team members and other stakeholders, tailoring communication to various audience levels

  • Provide leadership and guidance to project managers and functional teams leading program workstreams by providing direction and constructive feedback

  • Define, implement, and manage program standards (e.g. risk/issue management, project planning, etc.) and adapt as needed

  • Serve as collaboration catalyst amongst the key functional areas and technical leads

  • Demonstrate solution-oriented mindset and infuse across the project team

  • Prepare and present executive updates in various forms such as dashboard, steering committee presentation, etc.

  • Inspire and motivate the program team by embodying Evolent’s mission and values

  • Use expert knowledge and negotiation skills to effectively influence all project and non-project stakeholders including senior executive leaders

Project Planning and Execution

  • Define scope, goals, and deliverables that support business strategy in collaboration with senior management and stakeholders

  • Take accountability and ownership for delivering the end-to-end program, always operating with integrity

  • Partner with executive leaders to define, set and manage key project success measures

  • Define, implement, and manage program governance across a geographically diverse organization

  • Synthesize information from various sources and evaluate criticality to the program for identification of next steps or escalation

  • Support project workstreams when roadblocks are encountered and aid in successful removal of obstacles (escalating where appropriate)

  • Perform program closing activities to ensure a seamless transition to business owners in addition to gathering lessons learned for continuous improvement

Process and Procedure Standardization

  • Support development and maintenance of standardized project management tools and templates used by staff project managers

  • Work collaboratively with the PMO, project managers and leadership to develop best practices

  • Modify standards and processes as necessary to support the business goals of the organization and socialize changes

  • Demonstrate best practices through the use and support of department tools and processes

The Experience You’ll Need (Required):

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience

  • 5+ years of project management experience

  • Minimum 1+ year program management experience

  • Proven ability to multitask and manage multiple projects simultaneously

  • Proven ability to build and implement standardized processes across teams

  • Strong foundational project management skills (project planning, risk mitigation, etc.) and ability to adapt to program specific needs

  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills

  • Extremely strong collaboration skills, having demonstrated an ability to identify, communicate and manage risks in a dynamic environment

  • Advanced skills in Microsoft Office applications including Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote

Finishing Touches (Preferred):

  • Healthcare (good) or health plan (better) experience

  • Experience working with virtual team members

  • Experience with JIRA and Confluence

  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification

  • Experience working with Clarizen

  • Lean Six Sigma Yellow or Green Belt

  • Master’s degree

Technical requirements:

Currently, Evolent employees work remotely temporarily due to COVID-19. As such, we require that all employees have the following technical capability at their home: High speed internet over 10 MBPS and, specifically for all call center employees, the ability to plug in directly to the home internet router. These at-home technical requirements are subject to change with any scheduled re-opening of our office locations.

Evolent Health is committed to the safety and wellbeing of all its employees, partners and patients and complies with all applicable local, state, and federal law regarding COVID health and vaccination requirements. Evolent expects all employees to also comply. We currently require all employees who may voluntarily return to our Evolent offices to be vaccinated and invite all employees regardless of vaccination status to remain working from home. Certain jobs require face-to-face interaction with our providers and patients in client facilities or homes. Employees working in such roles will be required to meet our vaccine requirements without exception or exemption.

Evolent Health is an equal opportunity employer and considers all qualified applicants equally without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or disability status.

Compensation Range: The typical range of employees within the compensation grade of this position is $70,000 - $90,000. Salaries are determined by the skill set required for the position and commensurate with experience and may vary above and below the stated amounts.

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