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Program Manager, Principal

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  • Job
    Senior Level
  • Business, Operations & Strategy
  • $136.4K - $204.6K
  • Oakland, +2


  • Typically, requires a college degree or equivalent experience and minimum 10 years of prior relevant experience
  • 5 or more years of experience working in a data-driven community or public health role with a focus on health equity preferred. Excellent rapport and trust building skills across multiple populations with experience working locally and at the state and/or national level preferred
  • Working operational knowledge of moving data into action alongside practices, payers, and community preferred
  • Knowledge of promising practices and latest theory for moving towards health equity preferred
  • Skilled in data analytics for demonstrating return on investment, individual and community impact and cost of healthcare savings


  • Operate at a strategic business level to ensures projects/programs are in line with Blue Shield of California strategic goals
  • Design and oversee comprehensive health equity programs, ensuring they are scalable and sustainable
  • Consult with all levels including senior management, make recommendations, and influence decision-making
  • Leverage cross-functional internal and external relationships to drive initiatives forward
  • Plan and implement multiple and extremely complex projects/programs spanning across business areas
  • Determine key business issues, develop effective action plans and implement to successful conclusion
  • Build and implement plans to align with promising practices at the local, state and national levels
  • Identify data sources internally and externally to further our understanding of ways to address inequities
  • Analyze quantitative and qualitative data to build prioritization processes and identify old and emerging trends
  • Develop key partnerships with community leaders, employee resource groups and other stakeholders to ensure efforts are built equitable
  • Connect initiatives and partners to align, reduce inefficiencies and level up impact inside and outside the business.
  • Identify and utilize internal and external data sources to analyze health disparities and inform decision-making
  • Co-develop metrics and reporting systems to track progress and outcomes of health equity initiatives
  • Ensure compliance with regulatory and accreditation requirements to provide the most equitable care and services offered in the market
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of health equity programs and initiatives, making data-driven adjustments as needed
  • Stay current with health equity research, trends, and best practices to continuously improve the organization's approach


What will the Program Manager, Principal, Health Equity be responsible for in this role?

The Program Manager, Principal, Health Equity will be responsible for identifying and using data as well as promising practices to implement and adapt programs within Blue Shield’s advancing health equity portfolio and strategies, with a specific focus on centering racial, ethnic, linguistic, sexual orientation and gender identification equity in meeting regulatory and accreditation requirements.

Who will the Program Manager, Principal, Health Equity report to?

The Program Manager, Principal, Health Equity will report to the Sr Manager, Health Equity.

What qualities are you looking for in a candidate for the Program Manager, Principal, Health Equity role?

We are looking for leaders who are energized by creative and critical thinking, have experience in building and sustaining high-performing teams, are results-driven, and are committed to fostering continuous learning.

What is the primary focus of the Health Equity team at Blue Shield?

The primary focus of the Health Equity team is to create cross functional and cross sectoral partnerships to fundamentally change the health care system to that of a health system that is focused on prevention, is affordable, relevant, and equitable.

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Blue Shield of California strives to create a healthcare system worthy of its family and friends that is sustainably affordable. Blue Shield of California is a tax-paying, nonprofit, independent member of the Blue Shield Association with 4.7 million members, 7,800 employees, and $22.9 billion in annual revenue. Founded in 1939 in San Francisco and now headquartered in Oakland, Blue Shield of California and its affiliates provide health, dental, vision, Medicaid and Medicare healthcare service plans in California. Blue Shield of California complies with applicable state laws and federal civil rights laws, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, marital status, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, or disability.