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Executive Director, Healthcare Markets Initiative, USC Schaeffer Center

Sol Price School of Public Policy Los Angeles, California

In order for your application to be considered, please attach a cover letter and resume to your employment application.

Job Location: Washington D.C. or Los Angeles, CA

The mission of the Leonard D. Schaeffer Center for Health Policy & Economics is to measurably improve value in health through evidence-based policy solutions, research excellence, and private- and public-sector engagement. With its extraordinary breadth and depth of expertise, the Schaeffer Center will have a vital impact on the transformation of healthcare.

The Schaeffer Center at the University of Southern California is seeking an Executive Director to lead the Healthcare Markets Initiative.  

The Healthcare Markets Initiative (HMI) advances market-based solutions to health policy challenges in a variety of areas including rare diseases, medical devices and mental health. It aims to address the challenge of developing appropriate incentives that will eliminate the inefficiencies of some services being too expensive and reimbursements for other services being too low.

The Executive Director will direct and oversee the development, implementation and growth of the HMI research program, including the identifying of program direction and execution of strategy and research development. The Executive Director will be working as part of a multidisciplinary research team including economists, physicians, health policy scholars, data scientists and other researchers to conduct evidence-based, policy-relevant research aimed at improving healthcare market innovation.  

Key duties will include:

  • Oversight of program operations and administrative functions

  • Working with the Faculty Director of HMI to develop and direct of short and long-term program strategies

  • Establishing of program policies and procedures

  • Directly or indirectly managing program staff; determining of organizational structure and reporting relationships

  • Oversight of program design, policy development, teaching, staff administration, budgets, marketing and public relations, and fundraising

  • Identifying and strategizing fundraising and development opportunities

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Education:

Master’s degree in economics, public/health policy, health services research or related field

Minimum Experience:

7 years

Preferred Education:

PhD in economics, public/health policy, health services research or related field

Preferred Experience:

10 years

Supervisory Responsibility

Manages through subordinate supervisors.

CompensationThe annual base salary range for this position is $174,738 - $200,000. When extending an offer of employment, the University of Southern California considers factors such as (but not limited to) the scope and responsibilities of the position, the candidate’s work experience, education/training, key skills, internal peer equity, federal, state, and local laws, contractual stipulations, grant funding, as well as external market and organizational considerations.

Position is 100% FTE on a 3-year (renewable) fixed term.

Hybrid or fully remote work arrangement.

Performs other related duties as assigned or requested. The university reserves the right to add or change duties at any time.

Required Documents

Cover letter Resume/CV

About the Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics

The Schaeffer Center was established in 2009 as a research hub for health policy research at USC.  The result of a unique partnership between the School of Pharmacy and the Sol Price School of Public Policy, the Schaeffer Center takes an interdisciplinary approach to advance health policy and health economics. The Center raises awareness and produces groundbreaking research in the areas of health economics, health policy and pharmaceutical economics. US News & World Report recently ranked USC 5th in the United States in health policy and management.

About theSol Price School of Public Policy

The mission of the Price School is to improve the quality of life for people and their communities, here and abroad. We achieve this mission through education and research that promote innovative solutions to the most critical issues facing society, with a particular focus on governance, urban development, and social policy. The Price School offers Ph.D. programs in Public Policy and Management and Urban Planning; masters’ degrees in Public Administration, Public Policy, Urban Planning, Health Administration, and Real Estate Development; executive masters’ degrees; and an interdisciplinary undergraduate degree.

The University of Southern California is an Equal Opportunity Employer that Values Diversity.

Minimum Education: Master's degree Additional Education Requirements Combined experience/education as substitute for minimum education Minimum Experience: 7 years Addtional Experience Requirements Combined experience/education as substitute for minimum work experience Minimum Skills: Directly related expertise in specialized research and/or programs (e.g., counseling, teaching). Experience developing curriculum and with conceptualization and design concepts. Proven experience in research, managing sponsored projects. Demonstrated consulting, negotiation, development, and/or fundraising experience. Proven leadership/management experience, skilled in staff development and networking. Ability to analyze and evaluate data, and present findings. Proven experience with budget development and control. Excellent interpersonal and written and oral communication skills, able to problem solve and lead conflict resolutions. Ability to interpret and apply policies/analyses/trends. Preferred Education: Master's degree Preferred Experience: 10 years with specialized research and/or programs Preferred Skills: Related special education, licensing, or certifications based upon program content and services. Proven ability to lead and guide others.

REQ20129390 Posted Date: 02/09/2023

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