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Senior Manager for Health System Planning and Performance

Massachusetts Health Policy Commission

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Senior Manager for Health System Planning and Performance

Work daily to advance the goal of better health and better care – at a lower cost – for all people across the Commonwealth of Massachusetts! For more information, please contact HPC-Careers or visit

The Massachusetts Health Policy Commission (HPC), established in 2012, is an independent state agency that develops policy to reduce health care cost growth and improve the quality of patient care. The HPC’s mission is to advance a more transparent, accountable, and equitable health care system through its independent policy leadership and innovative investment programs. The HPC’s goal is better health and better care – at a lower cost – for all residents across the Commonwealth.

The HPC seeks a Senior Manager to oversee the agency’s responsibilities related to analyzing the performance of the health care system and putting forth plans to improve health system performance, predominantly focusing on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

This is a terrific opportunity for an established health care professional to contribute to both the Commonwealth’s long-term health system planning and the Commonwealth’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The successful applicant will enjoy working as part of a team; have superb written, oral, and visual communication skills; excellent project and personnel management skills; a strong understanding of and passion for bettering the health care system and regulatory environment in Massachusetts; comfort and experience with data interpretation and analysis; and the ability to execute on competing priorities across multiple, fast-paced work streams. This position will report to the Director for Health System Planning and Performance within the Market Oversight and Transparency department.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Working with agency leadership to operationalize HPC responsibilities related to health system planning and performance;
  • Serving as a resource for data reporters, other stakeholders, and HPC colleagues regarding data definitions and reporting requirements;
  • Producing clear and comprehensive analyses and data visualizations for distribution to internal and external audiences;
  • Managing and supervising a project-based team; and
  • Preparing and overseeing extensive written and quantitative work product, including for presentation to the HPC’s Board.

For the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic, responsibilities will also include:

  • Managing the daily intake and analysis of hospital-reported data related to medical/surgical and ICU bed capacity, occupancy, and COVID-19 patient census; and
  • Providing regular verbal and written updates on the team’s work to the Executive Director of the HPC, other state agencies, and the Commonwealth’s COVID-19 Response Command Center.

The ideal candidate will have the following characteristics:

  • ​An advanced degree in health care policy, public policy, administration, business, medicine, economics, or another health care policy related field;
  • 5+ years of experience in health care, health policy, or related fields, ideally in the Massachusetts market;
  • Excellent speaking and writing skills, including an ability to organize information and concepts clearly, concisely, and logically and to tailor communication for various audiences;
  • Experience with Microsoft Excel, Tableau, and/or other tools for analyzing and visualizing data;
  • Experience managing projects with competing deadlines, priorities, and deliverables;
  • Commitment to overseeing an inclusive workplace that fosters collaboration amongst diverse viewpoints, facilitates cooperation and teamwork, and supports constructive resolution of conflicts;
  • Demonstrated excellence in effective individual and team management; and
  • Mission-driven and impact-oriented with a commitment to public service and to improving health care costs, quality, and access in the Commonwealth;

Salary is commensurate with experience. The HPC may adjust title and responsibilities depending on the experience, education, and expertise of the individual selected. 

Total Compensation:

As employees of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Health Policy Commission staff are offered a great career opportunity working toward the goal of better health and better care at a lower cost across the Commonwealth – but it's more than just a paycheck. The state's total compensation package features an outstanding set of employee benefits which should be considered toward overall compensation, including:

  • 12 paid holidays per year and generous sick, vacation, and personal time
  • 75% state paid medical insurance premium
  • Health, dental, and vision plans offered through the Group Insurance Commission
  • Flexible Spending Account and Dependent Care Assistance programs
  • Basic and optional life insurance
  • Retirement savings: State Employees' Pension and a Deferred Compensation 457(b) plan
  • Tuition benefit for employee and spouse at state colleges and universities
  • Extended sick leave program participation
  • Professional development and continuing education opportunities
  • Qualified employer for Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness program

The Massachusetts Health Policy Commission (HPC), established in 2012, is an independent state agency charged with monitoring health care spending growth in Massachusetts and providing data-driven policy recommendations regarding health care delivery and payment system reform. Key activities include setting the health care cost growth benchmark; setting and monitoring provider and payer performance relative to the health care cost growth benchmark; creating standards for care delivery systems that are accountable to better meet patients’ medical, behavioral, and social needs; analyzing the impact of health care market transactions on cost, quality, and access; investing in community health care delivery and innovations; and safeguarding the rights of health insurance consumers and patients regarding coverage and care decisions by health plans and certain provider organizations. The HPC's 11-member Board provides oversight to the activities of the agency. 

Our Commitment:

The HPC is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and equal employment opportunity. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

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