Business Development Program Manager

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Jan 21, 2023
May 09, 2023
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 600,000 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.


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.




UCare offers Medicare, Medicaid, Individual and Family health plans - powered by the hardest working people in the industry. Our people powered teams de-complicate, advocate and always go the extra mile to help our members. We serve with integrity, compassion and commitment to do right by members, providers and government partners. Above all, we come to work excited to provide members a path for the best health of their lives.


Working at UCare is more than 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. Employees join UCare and stay because of the opportunity to have a purpose-driven job.

Our strong culture has established UCare as a Star Tribune Top 200 Workplace for 13 consecutive years since the awards program began. It's a culture that embraces innovative ideas, strategic partnerships, and exemplary customer and provider experiences. Working at UCare is being a part of a people powered team dedicated to making a real difference in the lives of our members and communities.


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Position Description

As the Business Development Program Manager - New Medicaid Markets, you will support new Medicaid market procurements through industry and program research, along with translation of program requirements for organizational readiness and implementation. You will be responsible to analyze Medicaid contracts and other documentation, policies and requirements, facilitate cross functional communication and education on new markets, and supporting development of strategic initiatives.

• Analyze new Medicaid opportunities through market information including reviewing contracts and program requirements, monitoring ongoing program and policy development and changes, and supporting development of market-specific strategies.

• Develop competitive intelligence related to program requirements, state priorities and barriers, and policy trends to guide strategic decision-making through reports and tools.

• Develop and support the translation, communication and management of a cross-functional team that prepares for organizational readiness and implementation to support new Medicaid procurements.

• Serve as consultant to UCare leadership, including the Market President and other relevant areas, and company lead for assessing programmatic requirements and policies on new markets.

• Maintain an understanding on unique state Medicaid contracts, program requirements, and policies to identify strategic initiatives for new market procurements and opportunities, such as access gaps and areas of innovation.

• Prepare, develop and present periodic new Medicaid market policy and program analysis, and provide insights of competitive intelligence to complement UCare's strategic planning process and to drive new business development.

• Hire, train, develop and coach staff responsible for market research and analysis. Conduct regularly scheduled one-on-ones with staff at a minimum frequency of monthly, to review and evaluate appropriateness and to provide support for staff activities.

• Other projects and duties as assigned.


Bachelor's degree in business, health care/public administration, and/or related field required. Demonstrated experience may be considered in lieu of degree.

Required Experience

At least five years of experience with market/program research and analysis responsibilities within a health plan, government entity or service-based organization. Market/program research and analysis experience should include: leading analysis and planning activities, using data to inform strategies, as well as summarizing and presenting information. At least three years of leadership experience.

Preferred Experience

Strategic experience within a health plan, government entity or service-based organization working with Medicaid policy or public affairs. Knowledge of state and federal government health care programs and policy development preferred.


The UCare difference is our people power - employees actively working on the behalf of our members to get them access to the health care they need. We value and respect each individual's ideas and contributions, and provide the freedom to grow both personally and professionally. We are centrally located, and offer onsite education, equipment and wellness resources, and a myriad of volunteer activities. If you're looking for an inclusive environment that celebrates your people power, 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.

JOB POST DATE: 1/20/2023

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