The Senior Director is responsible for managing and executing the implementation of more complex, scientifically advanced projects across measure endorsement, measure maintenance, public and private partnerships, and/or emerging quality measurement areas. The Senior Director will manage the day-to-day operations of those projects, including directing project teams, ensuring projects are on time and within budget in consultation with the Senior Managing Director, and monitoring project direction, deliverables and milestones. The Senior Director will provide content expertise to staff and will contribute to business development activities in emerging quality areas.
POSITION DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Supervise multiple project directors, managers, and other project staff.
Manage project teams and provide content expertise (e.g., methodological, clinical and implementation) to help advance more complex and scientifically advanced projects.
Mentor and coach direct reports and other colleagues and serve as a positive role model.
Empower staff to generate ideas, proactively solve problems, and ensure ownership and accountability.
Actively guide staff and encourage participation in organization-wide efforts and activities.
Work across stakeholder groups at all levels, demonstrating expertise in facilitating resolution and navigating issues.
Prioritize outstanding issues through exercising sound judgment based on experience, knowledge, and interpersonal skills.
Oversee project budgets, including collaborating with the Senior Managing Director and Finance department to develop initial budgets, monitor utilization, and work with team leads to keep project within budget.
Assist in leading project planning and development, tying project goals to NQF strategic objectives and ensuring milestones are met.
Ensure good relationships with funders and address issues in a timely manner, in consultation with the Managing Director.
Brief senior leadership on status of projects, emerging trends, and opportunities for future development.
Proactively identify, communicate, and escalate risks to leadership and propose solutions.
Serve as key staff member of the NQF Consensus Standards Approval Committee (CSAC).
Effectively manage project resources, scope, and risks to deliver outstanding quality.
Set clear, realistic priorities for team and manage expectations accordingly.
Lead and facilitate meetings with internal and external stakeholders as needed.
Contribute to business development activities in emerging quality areas, including proposal writing, developing budgets, and working collaboratively across NQF to identify and develop new opportunities.
Collaborate across NQF to advance quality measurement and alignment.
Education/Certification: Advanced degree in a clinical discipline, public health, or healthcare management Experience:
Minimum 7 years of relevant work experience
Minimum 4 years of experience managing a portfolio of projects and budgets across multiple large, complicated projects
Minimum 3 years of experience leading, managing, coaching, and mentoring individuals and/or teams and holding staff accountable for results
Experience in healthcare quality, including measurement, alignment, and improvement
Demonstrated success at leading multiple, complex large projects and managing competing priorities to achieve optimal results
Demonstrated effective experience working across stakeholder groups at all levels
Demonstrated experience working with budgets and forecasts for projects and managing utilization targets
Demonstrated expertise and leadership presenting, speaking, and writing on behalf of an organization and cultivating external relationships to identify new opportunities to advance an organization through networking and participation in external
Strong knowledge of healthcare performance measurement, policy, or public health
Experience working in the healthcare delivery system is a plus
Experience guiding staff through effective interactions and process improvement efforts, including partnering to drive standardization in project management and identifying and implementing process improvements across projects
Mastery of technical knowledge to guide project teams, as well as ability to learn new content in order to guide projects in a variety of content areas
Proven guidance on completion of deliverables, as well as mastery with initial review and edits to deliverables
Mastery in fostering an environment for the development of new ideas and solutions and proactively mitigating problems
Mastery in facilitating change and encouraging others to follow
Mastery of active participation in leading business development (BD) efforts, including external BD conversations; internal BD brainstorming; and development of proposals, concept papers, and statements of work
Proven active leadership and promotion of effective collaboration and interaction with internal peers and subordinates, as well as external stakeholders
Mastery of ability to supervise and manage larger staff teams, with greater emphasis on leading, coaching, and mentoring staff, and serving as a positive role model, with initiative to escalate and propose solutions to staffing or organizational issues
Mastery in identifying and forecasting trends to recommend strategies, with ability to align resources to support an organization's goals
Mastery of facilitation and presentation skills, with well-organized, concise, and clear writing and speaking skills, as well as delivery of compelling and persuasive messages and demonstrated active listening
PHYSICAL DEMANDS/WORK ENVIRONMENT
The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing duties of job, employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; talk and hear. Employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus. Work environment In the primary environment, the noise level is quiet to moderate with ambient room temperatures, lighting, and traditional office equipment as found in a typical office environment.
National Quality Forum (NQF) is a not-for-profit membership organization conveniently located at McPherson Square in Washington, DC. National Quality Forum leads national collaboration to improve health and healthcare quality through measurement.
NQF measures and standards serve as a critically important foundation for initiatives to enhance healthcare value, make patient care safer, and achieve better outcomes. Our dedication to quality permeates all that we do, and shapes our workplace into one which fosters teamwork, professionalism, and opportunities for career growth and advancement.