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State of Massachusetts Senior Manager of Behavioral Health Strategy and Finance in Boston, Massachusetts

The MassHealth Office of Behavioral Health manages the coverage and delivery of Medicaid Behavioral Health services that are provided to members directly through MassHealth or through managed care plans. TheSenior Manager of Strategy and Finance, reporting to the Director of Behavioral Health Policy, will oversee and support a range of high-priority agency initiatives related to behavioral health. The Senior Manager will oversee a portfolio of high-value strategic initiatives within the office of behavioral health and inter-departmental and inter-agency teams, with projects including: 1) Programmatic re-design of MassHealth behavioral health service delivery as part of EOHHS Behavioral Health Initiative, 2) Management of financial and budget related initiatives, including oversight of analytic components, rate development, and fiscal impact 3) identification and implementation of policy and operational improvements through analysis and data driven policy development, and 4) other urgent departmental or agency priorities. * * _Duties and Responsibilities (these duties are a general summary and not all inclusive):_ * In collaboration with behavioral health policy team & leadership, inter-departmental and inter-agency teams, and MassHealth leadership, develop forward-thinking data driven policy for behavioral health service delivery related to primary care, outpatient, and crisis treatment. * Manage behavioral health financial and budget work streams with MassHealth finance team, including: managed care rate development, provider/program rate development, budget impact * Identify problems and recommend policy/operational/financial solutions to align system-wide incentives with policy direction * Lead and collaborate with cross-functional teams to create internal alignment of policies and procedures * Support development of analyses, analytic tools, and dashboards to be used department wide, utilizing experience with claims data, financial, and other quantitative analysis * Prepare and present formal recommendations to MassHealth executive team and EOHHS leadership * Interact with external stakeholders to communicate policies, support performance management, and gather input and feedback _Preferred Qualifications:_ * o Expert analytic and problem-solving skills, including experience with financial modeling and analysis and claims analysis using MS Excel and Tableau o Excellent MS PowerPoint skills and attention to detail to develop clear communication materials o Excellent written and verbal communication skills, Ability to parse complicated problems and communicate and interact effectively with staff, leadership, and stakeholders. o Strong project management and organizational skills, with proven experience in leading complex and cross-functional projects with a range of staff and leadership o Strong interpersonal skills, and ability to establish effective operating relationships across MassHealth o Experience and interest in healthcare and behavioral health, with a desire to develop and implement forward thinking policies in behavioral health care delivery with an eye toward financial sustainability o Enjoys working in a fast-paced environment with multiple competing priorities o Passion for public service _TO APPLY:_ Please upload both Resume and Cover Letter for this position when applying. First consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days. _About MASSHEALTH:_ MassHealth, the Commonwealth’s Medicaid program, provides health care benefits to certain low and medium-income Massachusetts residents. As an innovative national leader, the Commonwealth’s Medicaid program offers the opportunity to work with state-of-the-art technologies in a cutting-edge, fast-paced, call center environment. Selected applicants will have exceptional customer service, communications, and analytical skills. We offer a unique opportunity to serve, and to make a positive contribution to our members. The mission of MassHealth is to improve the health outcomes of our diverse members, their families and their communities by providing access to integrated health care services that sustainably promote health, well-being, independence and quality of life. For more information about our agency and programs please visit: _Total Compensation:_ As an employee of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts you are offered a great career opportunity influencing a wide-spectrum of services to the diverse populations we serve - but it's more than a paycheck. The State's total compensation package features an outstanding set of employee benefits which you should consider towards your overall compensation, including: * 75% state paid medical insurance premium * Reasonable Dental and Vision Plans * Flexible Spending Account and Dependent Care Assistance programs * Low cost basic and optional life insurance * Retirement Savings: State Employees' Pension and a Deferred Compensation 457(b) plan * 12 paid holidays per year and competitive Sick, Vacation and Personal Time * Tuition Benefit for employee and spouse at state colleges and universities * Short-Term Disability and Extended Illness program participation options * Incentive-based Wellness Programs * Professional Development and Continuing Education opportunities * Qualified Employer for Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program _Pre-Hire Process:_ A criminal tax and background check will be completed on the recommended candidate as required by the regulations set forth by the Executive Office of Health and Human Services prior to the candidate being hired. For more information, please visit and click on "Information for Job Applicants." As part of the hiring process, the Office of Human Resources will be verifying any college-level degrees conferred to the selected candidate. Additionally, any licensure required for the position will be verified. Information provided as part of the hiring process is subject to the Massachusetts Public Record Law and may be published on the Commonwealth’s website. * Education, licensure, and certifications will be verified in accordance with the Human Resources Division’s Hiring Guidelines. Education and license/certification information provided by the selected candidate(s) is subject to the Massachusetts Public Records Law and may be published on the Commonwealth’s website. For questions, please contact the Office of Human Resources at 1-800-510-4122 and select option 2. MINIMUM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must have at least (A) five (5) years of full-time or, equivalent part-time, professional, professional internship, administrative, supervisory, or managerial experience in business administration, business management, public administration, public management, clinical administration or clinical management or (B) any equivalent combination of the required experience and substitutions below. Substitutions: I. A certificate in a relevant or related field may be substituted for one (1) year of the required experience. II. A Bachelor’s degree in a related field may be substituted for two (2) years of the required experience. III. A Graduate degree in a related field may be substituted for three (3) years of the required experience. IV. A Doctorate degree in a related field may be substituted for four (4) years of the required experience. Executive Order #595:As a condition of employment, successful applicants will be required to have received COVID-19 vaccination or an approved exemption as of their start date. Details relating to demonstrating compliance with this requirement will be provided to applicants selected for employment. Applicants who receive an offer of employment who can provide documentation that the vaccine is medically contraindicated or who object to vaccination due to a sincerely held religious belief may make a request for exemption. An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. Job: Administrative Services* *Organization: Exec Office Of Health and Human Services *Title: *Senior Manager of Behavioral Health Strategy and Finance * Location: *Massachusetts-Boston-1 Ashburton Place Requisition ID: 21000AYJ