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CAREER OPPORTUNITY: Project Manager for the National Diabetes Prevention Program

Tuesday, May 30, 2017   (0 Comments)

Enhancing Technical Assistance for Public and Private Coverage of the National Diabetes Prevention Program – Project Manager


Overview:

This full-time position reports directly to the NACDD Director of Programs and works closely with the Manager of the Developing and Evaluating Effective Models to Obtain Medicaid Coverage for the National Diabetes Prevention Program (National DPP) through Medicaid Integrated Care Organizations project (Medicaid and National DPP project), the Medicaid and National DPP project evaluator, the project contractor, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and with selected states.

NACDD seeks a consultant with experience in the National DPP and the changing Medicaid landscape who understands the work state public health departments are doing to support both public and private health plan coverage for the National DPP. This project is designed to help states utilize the online National DPP Coverage Toolkit created for the Medicaid and National DPP project by 1) developing a train the trainer work shop for four select states, 2) coordinate closely with CDC’s 6/18 initiative and their eight select states to develop specialized technical assistance to achieve Medicaid coverage for the National DPP, and 3) coordinate closely with NACDD staff to offer an abbreviated toolkit training at eight state engagement meetings in 2017 – 2018. This technical assistance will lead to state health department staff, state Medicaid personnel, and various state partner’s increased understanding of the coverage options for the National DPP lifestyle change program through public and private health plans. This position will assist in all aspects of program development, implementation, and evaluation and lead the coordination and planning of virtual and in-person meetings for selected states. 

Specific Job Responsibilities: 

  1.  Train the Trainer
    • In coordination with the project contractor and the NACDD Medicaid and National DPP project manager, the project manager is responsible for designing an in-person train the trainer workshop for public health officials seeking additional support utilizing the online National DPP Coverage Toolkit (Toolkit). This training will use real cases addressing four key areas of focus 1) Medicaid, 2) Medicare, 3) Self-Insured Employers, and 4) Commercial Payers. The purpose of this training is to build the skills of state health department staff to train others at the state and local level to use the Toolkit in the private and public sectors.
    • In coordination with the project contractor, the project manager will identify four states suitable for high-touch coverage planning and support.
    • Once the top four states are identified, the project manager will coordinate the planning and implementation of the in-person train the trainer workshops.
  2. 6/18 State Technical Assistance
    • In coordination with the project contractor and CDC, the project manager will oversee the initial intelligence process for each of the eight states to assess the best policy path forward to achieve Medicaid coverage for the National DPP lifestyle change program.
    • In coordination with the project contractor, the NACDD Medicaid and National DPP project manager, and CDC, the project manager will build targeted, in-depth support to the states in the form of a webinar series (at least six) targeted toward state’s specific needs (three groupings based on propensity and capacity – high, medium and low) based on the initial intelligence process outlined above.
    • In coordination with the project contractor and CDC, the project manager will convene monthly “office hours” where states can call in to a re-occurring monthly meeting (optional) and discuss specific situations and needs they are facing.
  3. State Engagement Abbreviated Toolkit Training
    • In coordination with the project contractor, NACDD consultants responsible for planning and implementing the state engagement meetings, and the NACDD Medicaid and National DPP project manager, the project manager will develop a Toolkit training (approximately 1 – 2 hours) for stakeholders and state staff as part of the eight state engagement meetings in 2017-2018. This training will address four key areas of focus 1) Medicaid, 2) Medicare, 3) Self-Insured Employers, and 4) Commercial Payers.
    • In coordination with the project contractors (as needed), the NACDD Medicaid and National DPP project manager, and the NACDD Medicaid and National DPP project evaluator, the project manager is responsible for overseeing the creation of the evaluation products necessary to evaluate the above deliverables.
    • Prepare reports (written reports, oral presentations, or postings on websites) including but not limited to:
      • Chief Executive Officer and/or Board reports (i.e. dashboard reports)
      • Association materials and publications (NACDD annual report, e-bulletin, etc.)
      • Peer reviewed journals
      • Evaluation of conferences and other NACDD training events
      • Program progress reports to CDC or other program funders and stakeholder
    • Assist with grant application submission and other proposals for funding. This includes but is not limited to writing, compiling of information, and/or coordination of activities.
    • Performs other duties as assigned or as necessary to achieve program’s goals and objectives.
    • Participate in monthly NACDD Consultant Team meetings and Diabetes Prevention Team meetings as applicable. 

Key Skills:

  •  Ability to teach, train, and provide technical assistance in-person and online to state and local public health departments and other determined stakeholders.
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions clearly and comprehensively from all levels of management, NACDD members and consultants, and determined stakeholders.
  • Strong project management, prioritization, and planning skills, with demonstrated success producing high-quality deliverables on time and within budget.
  • Able to manage multiple projects and manage stress level accordingly.
  • Demonstrate experience in leading and working in a cross-functional collaborative team environment, building and fostering relationships and promoting team spirit.
  • Excellent multitasking skills and problem solving skills with ability to analyze situations, identify existing or potential problems and recommend solutions.
  • Demonstrate a strong decision making background with follow up skills and customer service dedication.
  • Able to master technologies and software applications.
  • Proactive, high energy, motivational, results-driven, and detail-oriented.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills to communicate effectively orally and written to a wide range of professionals at different levels, internally and externally; listening attentively.
  • Ability to adapt mentally and operationally.
  • Understand the importance of keeping current industry or subject matter expertise.
  • Establish and maintain professional credibility and diplomacy.

Preferred Experience:

  •  Master degree in Public Health, Public Health Administration or related field with minimum of three years of experience in the public health field.
  •  Experience working with Medicaid related projects, and familiarity with the National Diabetes Prevention Program and the state performance measures to achieve reimbursement of the CDC- Recognized Lifestyle Change Program to prevent or delay type 2 diabetes. 
  •  At least three years of work experience in a state, county or local health department- strongly preferred. 
  •  Prior Association or other not–for-profit experience- preferred. 
  •  Demonstrate knowledge of group learning and facilitation experience- preferred. 
  •  Intermediate experience with Microsoft Office Programs (i.e. Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint) is required

Classification: Contractual/Consultant status; 1.0 FTE

Contract Duration: Project contract is 1 year (7/1/17 – 6/30/18); project duration could be multiple years 

Annual Compensation: TBD

Benefits: There are not benefits associated with this position.

How to Apply: 

For more information about NACDD visit www.chronicdisease.org. Applicants must send a resume and cover letter outlining how they meet the specific requirements of the position to the following email address: careers.nacdd@chronicdisease.org. While we sincerely appreciate all applications, only those candidates selected for interview will be contacted.



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