Posted: May 11, 2021

Director of Leadership Development

Salary: $120,000.00 Annually
Application Deadline: N/A


The National Association of Medicaid Directors (NAMD) seeks a Director of Leadership Developmentto manage a portfolio of member services focused on supporting the development of effective state and territorial Medicaid leaders. State and territorial Medicaid leaders and their teams face complex leadership challenges and must possess a wide range of capacities and skills to effectively guide their teams and programs. The role of the Director of Leadership Development will be to design and deliver programming for new and seasoned state Medicaid Directors, their senior teams, and their mid-level staff to strengthen their competencies and impact as leaders.

Position Description

The Director of Leadership Development will be a key member of a small, highly collaborative team and will be responsible for managing all aspects of leadership development programming for association members. The position reports directly to the Deputy Executive Director. The Director of Leadership Development also works closely with the Director of Federal Policy and the Director of Medicaid Programming to collaboratively provide high quality member service and programming. The position supervises a Program Associate who dedicates one half of their time to the Leadership Development Program Portfolio.

Key areas of responsibility include:

1.Developing and delivering a comprehensive Program Portfolio that supports the achievement of the strategic goals of the association and the Public Sector Leadership Framework including:

a.Delivering leadership development programming and trainings for Medicaid Directors and senior staff, including programming and workshops on key leadership issues

b.Onboarding new Medicaid Directors and offering programming for seasoned Medicaid Directors

c.Creating and sharing leadership and management best practices, tools, toolkits, and resources (e.g., podcasts, newsletter)

d.Developing strategies and mechanisms to connect with and gather information from association members about Medicaid programming and leadership.

e.Creating impactful communications products that deepen the public’s understanding of the works, competencies and impact of state and territorial Medicaid leaders.

2.Collaboration with other members of the team to:

a.Align programming and services to members when appropriate

b.Lead and support core association activities including monthly member connection events, issue specific ad hoc workgroups, member only events and public conferences

3.External partnership management and representation including:

a.Leadership in the Public Sector Leadership Consortium, a collaborative partnership between NAMD, the Center for Health Care Strategies and the Milbank Memorial Fund

b.Presentations at national conferences, webinars and expert panels

4.Direct supervision and professional development support of the Program Associate

5.Participation in NAMD core operational activities including:

a.Engagement with members and the Board of Directors

b.Staff meetings and professional development activities

c.Performance management and evaluation activities

Candidate Qualifications

The ideal candidate has a deep commitment to the core values of the association:

  • Community. We are dedicated to creating a strong, connected, and inclusive fellowship of state and territorial Medicaid leaders.
  • Non-partisanship. We are committed to advancing the work of state Medicaid leaders and the programs they manage without bias toward one political party or ideology.
  • Independence. Our priorities and work are directed by our members.
  • Partnership. We commit to working in partnership with federal officials and other leaders to advance the work of the association and state and territorial Medicaid leaders.
  • Excellence. We strive for continuous improvement in our service to members, our operations and within the Medicaid and CHIP programs and commit to conducting ourselves and our work with the highest integrity.
  • Equity. We recognize and honor the diversity of our staff, our association members and the individuals served by Medicaid and CHIP and we strive to conduct our work to ensure diversity, inclusion, and advance equity.

In addition, a successful Director of Leadership Development will be deeply curious about and committed engaging with and supporting senior state and territorial Medicaid leaders to grow and develop their leadership competencies and impact. They will have an appreciation for the complexities of public sector leadership and ability to create meaningful leadership development experiences for both new and seasoned leaders. The ideal candidate will have the ability to make connections between leadership development work and other areas of Medicaid program administration including federal policy, state policy and core programming. They will also be able to build strong, collaborative working relationships with diverse leaders from across the states and territories.

It is expected that the Director of Leadership Development will self-direct their work and the work of the Program Associate with minimal guidance from the Deputy Executive Director. The Director of Leadership Development is also expected to establish mechanisms to track progress on key work tasks and ensure high-quality programming and resources.

How To Apply:

General Applicant Information

This position is located in Washington, DC, although remote work is a possibility.

The successful candidate will have either formal education in public health, health policy or public administration and/or at least five years of direct experience working with Medicaid leaders or providing leadership development programming to senior executives and diverse leaders.

NAMD is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff and honoring the experiences, perspectives, and unique identity of applicants.

The starting salary for this position is $120,000. NAMD offers a comprehensive, competitive benefits package designed to support the needs of NAMD employees. Including:

  • Retirement with employer match and contribution•Medical, dental and vision insurance
  • Generous vacation policy
  • Flexible Telework policy

Please send resume and cover letter to Tess Moore at [email protected] No phone calls – thanks.