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Executive Director of Health Equity - Remote within New Mexico

Company: UnitedHealth Group
Location: San Jose
Posted on: September 14, 2023

Job Description:

At UnitedHealthcare, we're simplifying the health care experience, creating healthier communities and removing barriers to quality care. The work you do here impacts the lives of millions of people for the better. Come build the health care system of tomorrow, making it more responsive, affordable and equitable. Ready to make a difference? Join us to start Caring. Connecting. Growing together.--
The Executive Director, Health Equity formulates policies and procedures within the health plan that promotes a healthcare ecosystem that is fair and accessible to all.-- Coordinates with outside agencies and communities for programs that benefits the health of the membership.-- Advocates with state entities for policies that promot equity.-- Chairs mutliple advisory committees representing the health plan and stakeholders to advance care among the entire population.-- Subject matter on health equity and best practices in the other states or localities.----

If you are located in New Mexico, you will have the flexibility to work remotely* as you take on some tough challenges

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Provides visionary leadership and contributes to the successful advancement of culture, health equity and social responsibility principles. Responsible for being a champion of culture, cultivating innovation, being resilient, and inspiring others
  • Builds and deploys strategies and initiatives that identifies structural racism and reduce implicit, explicit and institutional bias experienced by people of color
  • Consult and align with State partners and constituents serving as Community & State New Mexico health plan link to established enterprise communities (such as Culture Ambassadors and I&D Councils and other emerging groups) and deploys those efforts within Minnesota health plan as appropriate to enhance culture, health equity and social responsibility
  • Identifies health disparities experienced by New Mexico Medicaid populations and works with internal and external partners to build solutions that address and reduce those disparities
  • Demonstrates organizational agility and understands how the business operates and can identify and interpret business levers. Creates experiences that shape and grow the organizations' culture programs and capabilities
  • Develops emerging capabilities and keeps pace with the changing nature of Culture & Health Equity within and outside of UHG. Develops and deploys a Culture & Health Equity success profile, and a transfer of competence skill and competency building model to equip people to make a positive impact on Culture & Health Equity
  • Drives engagement and identifies and seeks opportunities to celebrate and communicate Culture, Health Equity and Social Responsibility to enable active change agents throughout the organization, especially within the care delivery organizations--
    You'll be rewarded and recognized for your performance in an environment that will challenge you and give you clear direction on what it takes to succeed in your role as well as provide development for other roles you may be interested in.Required Qualifications:
    • Bachelor's degree
    • 5+ years of experience leading and developing broad scale organizational / enterprise diversity, inclusion and equity strategies--
    • 5+ years of experience interfacing with Senior Leadership team--
    • 5+ years of experience addressing health disparity and/or health equity concerns--
    • 5+ years of experience and knowledge of change management principles, methodologies and tools--
    • 5+ years of experience working with Medicaid and/or Medicare programs-----
    • Experience working in a matrix environment--
    • Experience working with and influencing all levels of employees; inspiring others to engage, participate and act--
    • Proven excellent communication skills - verbal, interpersonal, presentation, and facilitation along with written message development--
    • Proven track record of effectively managing conflict, resolving issues, mitigating risks and influencing leaders--
    • Reside in New Mexico or willing to relocate

      Preferred Qualification:
      • Master's in Business / Healthcare Administration, Public Health or related field ---

        *All employees working remotely will be required to adhere to UnitedHealth Group's Telecommuter Policy

        At UnitedHealth Group, our mission is to help people live healthier lives and make the health system work better for everyone. We believe everyone-of every race, gender, sexuality, age, location and income-deserves the opportunity to live their healthiest life. Today, however, there are still far too many barriers to good health which are disproportionately experienced by people of color, historically marginalized groups and those with lower incomes. We are committed to mitigating our impact on the environment and enabling and delivering equitable care that addresses health disparities and improves health outcomes - an enterprise priority reflected in our mission.


        Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: UnitedHealth Group is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

        UnitedHealth Group is a drug - free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment.

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