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About the job:

Reporting to the Vice President of Strategic Design and Initiatives, the Project Manager supports assigned projects, and manages the strategy, project plan, budget, and deliverables for successful project completion.  Specific projects this position will support include Advancing Primary Care (APC), the Atlas Enclave, and strategic research and analytics projects in partnership with key stakeholders. APC is a collaborative, large-scale multi-stakeholder initiative designed to facilitate alignment of primary care measurement and payment to facilitate practice transformation. Atlas Enclave is an initiative to establish an expanded, flexible data architecture to better serve IHA and industry needs

The ideal candidate is a highly competent, flexible, well-organized, tech-savvy, team player who has excellent project management skills and enjoys leading initiatives.  They must be comfortable interacting with individuals at all levels in the health care industry and government, enjoy conducting research and be able to successfully support the fast-paced work of senior-level colleagues.  They must be able to take initiative to lead projects.

Please fill out the form below to apply for this position.

About IHA:

At Integrated Healthcare Association (IHA), we bring the healthcare community together to overcome barriers to high-value care. For more than 25 years, we have championed a more integrated care system that improves quality and affordability for patients in California and beyond. As a non-profit business league, we are funded by the healthcare industry to help make the system work better for everyone. Our mission-driven executive team and staff work with cross-industry leaders to solve big, systematic challenges such as performance measurement and provider data management. With core values of Collaboration, Candor, and Impact as our guide, we align healthcare around shared goals—and new possibilities. We use data and insights to help everyone improve. We build what is needed to drive lasting change. Because we envision a healthcare system where patients get the best possible care at an affordable price.

IHA celebrates integration, as our name suggests, by building an inclusive, varied workplace welcoming to people of all backgrounds and identities. We value such diversity at all levels of IHA and believe in treating all people with respect and dignity.  We recognize the centuries of discrimination faced by individuals with minority identities and backgrounds and affirm our effort to eliminate the ongoing impacts of these historic inequities. Our commitment, led by all members of our community, is centered on embracing the value of all individuals and celebrating diversity at IHA.

Core job duties and responsibilities:

  • Lead, Manage, and Contribute to Projects
    • Develop and manage project workplans, including scope of work, roles and responsibilities of team members, timeline, and resources required for the project
    • Manage risks, issues, and dependencies to ensure the timely completion of key milestones and core deliverables; develop impact analyses and contingency plans as needed to inform decisions
    • Lead project teams, ensuring effective communication among team members
    • Manage project resources within budget, including staff time and external consultants/contractors
    • Contribute to a culture of continuous improvement characterized by efficient work systems, effective documentation and training, and ongoing monitoring and improvement
    • Balance needs of multiple projects, re-prioritizing frequently
    • Support proposal efforts, including managing timelines, coordinating among writers, creating tables and graphics, and handling submission
    • Manage funder/client relationships; ensure on-time submission of all deliverables including narrative and financial reports
    • Perform other related duties as assigned by manager
  • Analyze, Synthesize, and Disseminate Information
    • Identify project objectives and key questions, and develop conceptual and operational approach to addressing them
    • Gather information through literature searches, online resources, surveys/interviews of key informants, and/or other sources
    • Clearly and concisely summarize data and provide analytic insights to inform decision making for internal and external clients
    • Synthesize complex information in writing (e.g., issue brief, fact sheet) and visually (e.g., slide deck, Tableau graphs) for distribution to various audiences
    • Lead process of internal review and quality assurance, external review, and revision to ensure accuracy and accessibility
    • Lead or contribute to dissemination effort for products, including leading webinars, conducting outreach to target audiences, and presenting results at conferences
  • Convene and Facilitate Stakeholder Meetings
    • Lead workgroup meetings and/or individual meetings with ad hoc advisory groups convened for the purpose of guiding specific projects; manage meeting scheduling and logistics, develop agendas, prepare presentations and materials, and facilitate discussions to reach decisions
    • Implement decisions and follow-up activities
    • Communicate effectively with project advisors/participants and other stakeholders; build and maintain positive relationships


  • BA/BS required, with Masters level education preferred, in health-related field (e.g., health care administration, public health, health policy)
  • 3+ years’ experience working in health care; knowledge of California health care delivery system
  • Knowledge of healthcare data, data aggregation, measurement, analytics, and reporting desired
  • Demonstrated project management skills; experience leading complex projects involving a variety of stakeholders; track record of consistent and effective follow through
  • Experience facilitating meetings and leading discussions preferred
  • Strong analytic and critical thinking skills; keen attention to detail, while not losing sight of the big picture
  • Tech-savvy and proficient in shared technology applications, including – Zoom, Sharepoint, Slack, Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook – preferably with experience and knowledge of SQL, Excel, Tableau, and/or other data management and visualization tools
  • Clear sense of priorities and objectives; ability to anticipate needs, recommend options, and implement solutions; flexible to changing needs and objectives
  • Self-starter, with ability to act on own initiative and make decisions; strong work ethic and commitment to excellence
  • Excellent interpersonal, collaborative and communication skills; able to build strong relationships with people of all levels inside and outside IHA; able to serve as both team leader and individual contributor
  • Desire to be helpful in any way needed to support the team, program, and organization

Bonus if you have:

  • Demonstrated past success and enjoyment from working in a small, fast-paced, professional environment


  • Competitive salary
  • Great work environment (Lake Merrit in Oakland)
  • Subsidized gym membership
    • ClassPass
  • 401K contribution
  • 20 paid days off per year
  • 10 holidays + the week between Christmas and New Year’s
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Mental health support resources:
    • Optum Counselors 24/7 (Online Therapy) – Talkspace
    • Meditation Apps: Headspace and Calm
  • Medical, dental, and vision coverage
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Commuter benefits

US work authorization is a prerequisite to employment for this position.

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