The Vice President of Strategy and Advocacy is responsible for directing the development and deployment of NQF’s strategic plan and identifying associated opportunities for strategic partnerships and alliances. This position will both bridge and unify the achievement of organizational goals by supporting cross-departmental initiatives and programs, contributing to the identification of product and services growth strategies, and the oversight of annual objective key result areas (OKRs). The incumbent will also lead the formulation of NQF’s health policy, advocacy and regulatory strategy. Because the success of this position is dependent upon forming and sustaining close working relationships within and outside the organization, the incumbent will need to be based in the Washington, DC, area.
POSITION DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The Vice President of Strategy and Advocacy will be specifically responsible for the following:
Lead the development of NQF’s Strategic Plan in conjunction with the NQF Board of Directors and executive team including identifying key priorities, goals, and deployment plans; preparing and presenting progress reports; and developing and managing the annual objective key result areas (OKRs).
Promotes the future financial and operational viability of the enterprise by supporting the Board and executive team in developing a diversified revenue stream in fulfillment of NQF’s strategic plan.
Ensure the successful implementation of NQF’s strategic plan by facilitating the development and deployment of implementation plans, identifying and helping to procure needed resources, and tracking progress.
Serve as both a bridge and unifier in ensuring the effective communication and coordination of cross-functional program initiatives.
Lead the development of NQF’s advocacy, health policy, and regulatory strategy to ensure collaborative and effective relationships with federal agencies and committees of jurisdiction in Congress.
Leverage external relationships to facilitate implementation and adoption of NQF-endorsed measures.
Oversee advocacy activities including representing NQF in meetings with relevant agency leadership and staff, Congressional Members and staff.
Direct messaging and material for dissemination to agency leaders, congressional members and staff, NQF members, press and other key stakeholders.
Brief senior leadership and NQF Board Members on legislative and regulatory agenda.
Oversee management of the Friends of NQF, a 150 member advocacy coalition.
Master’s degree in a relevant field such as business, finance, or public administration.
A minimum of 10 years of experience in strategic planning, business development, and project management required.
Experience in healthcare required.
Demonstrated experience in the policy and regulatory environment within which NQF operates, including knowledge of and relationships with agency (HHS, CMS, VA) and congressional representatives/committees of jurisdiction.
Proven track record in business development and operational planning with ability to meet goals and performance measures.
Ability to execute programs that depend upon the participation of other people for their successful completion.
Experience developing, promoting, and implementing cross-functional programs.
Superb written communication and presentation skills, in particular presenting to Boards and other key audiences
PHYSICAL DEMANDS/WORK ENVIRONMENT
The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Physical demands: While performing duties of job, employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; talk and hear. Employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may he made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
In the primary environment the noise level is quiet to moderate with ambient room temperatures, lighting and traditional office equipment as found in a typical office environment.
NQF embraces a culture of excellence through multi-stakeholder collaboration. We encourage and empower each employee to prioritize learning and growing by providing them the resources to deliver excellence. At NQF, you will find a fast-paced, challenging, inspiring and rewarding career. Maximize your talent and join a team committed to setting high standards for better healthcare efficacy and delivery.
NQF is an Equal Opportunity Employer. M/F/V/D are encouraged to apply.
Telecommuting is allowed.
Internal Number: 031621
About National Quality Forum
The National Quality Forum (NQF) is a not-for-profit membership organization created to develop and implement a national strategy for health care quality measurement and reporting. A shared sense of urgency about the impact of health care quality on patient outcomes, workforce productivity, and health care costs prompted leaders in the public and private sectors to create the NQF as a mechanism to bring about national change.
Established as a public-private partnership, the NQF has broad participation from all parts of the health care system, including national, state, regional, and local groups representing consumers, public and private purchasers, employers, health care professionals, provider organizations, health plans, accrediting bodies, labor unions, supporting industries, and organizations involved in health care research or quality improvement. Together, the organizational members of the NQF will work to promote a common approach to measuring health care quality and fostering system-wide capacity for quality improvement.