Program Manager (Growth Program)

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Nov 27, 2018
Jan 03, 2019
Employment Status
Full Time

Health Care that Starts with You!

Join a truly mission-driven organization! Independent, nonprofit UCare is recognized as one of the Minnesota's leading health plans. We provide more than 225,000 members across Minnesota and western Wisconsin with the health coverage plans and services they need to maintain and improve their health. The innovative coverage we create makes a difference for Medicare-eligible individuals, individuals and families enrolled in Minnesota Health Care Programs, such as MinnesotaCare and Medical Assistance, and disabled adults with special health care needs. UCare is growing in size, membership, products, geographic coverage, and employees. We're an organization that's going places. Be part of a team that cares about you, be part of UCare.


At UCare, we deliver high-quality health coverage and services to help members of all ages maintain and improve their health. It's a big job that takes innovative ideas, strategic partnerships, and a commitment to doing the right thing. Above all, it takes a compassionate team that is dedicated to making a real difference in the lives of our members and our communities.


Working at UCare is more than just a career; it's a mission. A mission that defines us as professionals, unites us as an organization, and shapes how we interact with our members and each other. Our values of integrity, community, quality, flexibility, and respect permeate every aspect of our organization - from who we are and how we act, to what we do and how we do it. We owe our continued success to our employees who proudly embody our mission and values in everything they do.


Position Description

The Program Manager is responsible to partner with the Program Owner(s) to successfully implement complex, cross-functional project(s) that support the organization's strategic plan, regulatory requirements, new product development, and/or operational initiatives. Success will be defined by the measures and objectives identified in the Program Charter. The Program Manager plans all aspects of the program, monitors and reports on progress plus results.

·Responsible for the successful planning, execution and completion of a program in accordance with the policies, practices and processes of the Project Management Office. 

·Build and manage highly engaged program work teams.

·Manage program risks and issues and take corrective actions as needed.

·Communicate program status, decisions and barriers to program leadership and key stakeholders throughout the program and across programs as needed.

·Partner with change lead and program owners and sponsors to develop and execute change management plans.

·Manage and coordinate program resources across involved projects.

·Daily program management through the program lifecycle.

·Organize, motivate and provide leadership to cross-functional work teams from all operating areas.

·Build relationships at all levels of the organization to facilitate collaboration across departments to deliver desired program outcomes

·Manage program budget, staffing needs and cost benefit analyses

·Other projects and duties as assigned.


Bachelor's degree in project management, business or related field preferred; demonstrated work experience may be considered in lieu of degree.

Required Experience

Seven or more year's demonstrated program and project management experience. Three or more years of experience leading large teams. Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office applications.  Understanding of project management concepts and methodologies.

Preferred Experience

PMI Certification and/or Agile SCRUM Master Certification is strongly preferred.

Practical experience in and/or knowledge of health care, managed care, government programs or health plans is strongly preferred.

Ability to understand the technical breakdown of data work including architecture, integration, ETL, Testing etc.

Ability to understand database/data warehouse concepts, infrastructure, help with impediments.

Ability to translate technical data terms to business language.

Experience managing large project budgets and staffing requirements.


UCare is proud to be a recognized Star Tribune Top Workplace for the 9th consecutive year. As a part of our collaborative team, you'll experience the rewards that come with helping others and seeing the positive results of your hard work. We value and respect each individual's ideas and contributions, and give you the freedom to grow both personally and professionally. We are centrally located, and offer onsite education, equipment and wellness resources, a myriad of volunteer activities, and a number of other rewards. If you're looking for a welcoming environment that celebrates what you have to offer, helps you build on your strengths, and gives you the opportunity to truly make a difference, we invite you to apply.

As an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, we welcome and employ a diverse employee group committed to meeting the needs of UCare, our members, and the communities we serve.


Enter a highly collaborative environment where people are truly engaged, and feedback is valued. You'll enjoy a competitive salary and benefits, as well as a host of other perks, including a nationally recognized wellness program, and a bright, open, award-winning office space in Northeast Minneapolis just minutes from major freeways and retail centers. At UCare, we welcome and employ a diverse employee group committed to meeting the needs of UCare, our members, and the communities we serve.

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