Portfolio Manager - Population Health

Health & Life Science
00055674 Requisition #

Why choose between doing meaningful work and having a fulfilling life? At MITRE, you can have both. That's because MITRE people are committed to tackling our nation's toughest challenges—and we're committed to the long-term well-being of our employees. MITRE is different from most technology companies. We are a not-for-profit corporation chartered to work for the public interest, with no commercial conflicts to influence what we do. The Research & Development centers we operate for the government create lasting impact in fields as diverse as cybersecurity, healthcare, aviation, defense, and enterprise transformation. We're making a difference every day—working for a safer, healthier, and more secure nation and world.

Strategy - Works with MITRE and HHS leaders to form government strategies to achieve agency outcomes. Works with the portfolio management team to define and execute the FFRDC strategies for achieving those outcomes. Develop and maintain a thorough and up-to-date understanding of the sponsor’s mission, their organization, and the political, economic, and technical environment that impacts the customer’s organization and mission.  Maintain a current assessment of the sponsor value profile and its relationship to MITRE’s work program value to the sponsor. Develop and maintain a sponsor strategic analysis that is focused on sponsor strategic outcomes.


Sponsor Engagement - Proactively engages with FFRDC sponsors on the realization, with or without FFRDC tasking, of their outcomes. Provides FFRDC sponsors with insightful, fact-based, unbiased advice on the realization of those outcomes. Builds partnerships within HHS, other federal agencies, and between the Government and industry, academia, etc. Proactively and deliberately engage with sponsors, customers, and stakeholders, providing thought leadership to advise and help shape mission goals. Develop supporting relationships across the Department components with key sponsor contacts to ensure work program alignment that contributes to the sponsor’s success. Ensure that engagements with sponsors and stakeholders are planned, coordinated, and communicated appropriately.


Analysis - Applies a thorough understanding of the HHS organization, mission, and capabilities to identify opportunities, risks, and trends. Brings the analysis of colleagues to bear on needs of the FFRDC, CMS sponsors, or prospective sponsors/customers. As part of the FFRDC management team, ensures analysis done in the FFRDC is insightful, well founded, and persuasive.


Pipeline and Work Integration – Identifies and shapes opportunities in partnership with MITRE and partner teams (Alliance, program division, and technical centers). Accurately forecasts and maintains records of relevant pipelines to include Start Date, Value, Capability Demand, Partner Engagement, overall Period of Performance, and outcome alignment.


Ensures the FFRDC program and project level work is aligned to the needs of the FFRDC sponsors. Defines the work so that it achieves agency level outcomes and appropriately applies the FFRDC to those outcomes. Directs or oversees MITRE work done in support of agency outcomes.


The selected candidate will be accountable for the HHS sponsor value analysis, work program value analysis, and portfolio strategy development, updating these analyses regularly to ensure that they are current and accurate. The selected candidate will also be accountable for developing and executing, in conjunction with the FFRDC leadership team, program and technical centers, a successful work program that supports their sponsor’s objectives and achieves agreed upon outcomes.

Preferred Qualifications:
- Experience working with interdisciplinary teams.
- Experience working in a collaborative, matrixed, environment.
- Ability to multi-task, prioritize commitments, and manage time effectively in a fast-paced, time-sensitive, quality-oriented environment.
- Direct experience designing or implementing, or evaluating a public health program, intervention, or policy.
- Experience serving as a trusted advisor to senior leaders at the CDC.
- Familiarity with broader Health and Human Services programs and strategic priorities is also desirable.
- Familiarity with and/or managing government contracts.
- Intellectual curiosity, creativity and a fondness for solving big challenges.
- PhD, DSc, MD, MPA or similar degree from a competitive academic program in a relevant field.

Required Qualifications:
- 15 years or more public/population health/health systems experience including 2 years of leadership experience.
- At least 5 to 10 years’ experience supporting the CDC and/or providing leadership related state/local/international programming.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Experience presenting to and engaging with executive-level audiences.
- Passionate about improving population health and wellbeing.
- An ability to develop working relationships within MITRE across all levels of staff, management and executives to leverage the Corporation’s deep experience across a broad set of domains.
- Cover letter should address your interest in the position and specific fit for the position. Please include 3 professional references.

Minimum Qualifications:
- BS and 15 years of related experience.

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