Workforce Development Program Manager & Career Coach

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Miscellaneous

The Program Manager independently maintains the day-to-day operations at one of our Health Scholar sites, located within one of our hospital or ambulatory care center clients. The Program Manager serves as a vital link between Health Scholar program participants, our internal team, and the client, ensuring program operations run smoothly. The ideal candidate has the adaptability and enthusiasm to excel across a wide range of responsibilities, from ensuring Scholars have an excellent program experience, to maintaining and exceeding student recruitment goals, and building strong relationships with our hospital and health system client executives. This position is a fantastic opportunity for those interested in the intersection of health care delivery, student mentorship, and program administration. To hear one of our Program Managers speak about the Health Scholar program in more detail, you can watch a brief video produced by one of our hospital clients here: Position Description: * Actively recruit and ensure a strong pipeline of diverse Health Scholar candidates on an ongoing basis by attending recruitment events such as fairs and presentations, cultivating relationships with campus career centers, professors, counselors and others, engaging student organizations through presentations, flyering and other potential opportunities * Provide direct supervision to program participants (typically 50-200), as the sole Program Manager at client site, including providing mentorship, coaching and professional development opportunities * Manage and actively improve or implement on-site program operations at client site, including: quarterly training for scholars, departmental operations, scholar recruitment activities, facilitating meetings and professional development workshops, and major projects such as seasonal programs * Build and manage relationships with key hospital client executives and staff to ensure ongoing success of current programs and future growth through regular meetings, committees, daily rounding * Conduct quantitative and qualitative analyses on program metrics to effectively report service line impact, risks to clients, and to identify opportunities demonstrate value to client partner * Plan for future client growth by raising opportunities for opening additional clinical and administrative departments for participant rotations with client executives, as appropriate * Engage with Account Principal and other team members to identify and pursue opportunities to add value to client through value-based payment, population health management, PMO, Process Improvement or other services offered by our firm * Support firm wide business development through activities such as participating in market research or contributing to an article or other BD collateral * Proactively identify and mitigate risks by addressing complaints or concerns from clients, staff and/or program participants. Risks may include HIPAA issues, compliance, background checks, policy violations and more. Elevate high risk complaints or concerns to management * As time and program performance allow, engage as a billable team member for consulting projects engaged with the client * Display sound judgement, professionalism, and strong conflict-resolution skills, modeling these behaviors for our program participants * Ensure compliance with all local, state and federal regulations, client site-specific policies and ethical standards * Carry out all other responsibilities, tasks and projects as assigned Qualifications: * Bachelor's degree and 1-2 years of work experience * Management/leadership experience strongly preferred * Passion for student teaching, mentoring and development * Experience and interest in health care a plus * Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills * Detail-oriented and able to work well independently; the role requires you to work directly at the client site as the sole Program Manager * Available to participate in regional trainings that occur during the evenings and on some weekends (typically 1-2 weekends every month) * Ability to travel to corporate office in downtown Los Angeles once every two months * Proficient in Microsoft Office programs (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Visio) Benefits: As a firm passionate about health care, we're deeply committed to the health and wellness of our own team members. We offer comprehensive, affordable insurance plans for our team and their families, and a host of other unique benefits, such as a yearly stipend for wellness-related activities, no cost gym memberships and a paid parental leave program. You can learn more about our benefits offerings here: What We Do: COPE Health Solutions is a national mission-driven consulting firm that partners with health system and payor clients and provides them with the tools, services and advice they need to be leaders in the health care industry. We are passionate about health care, with roots as a non-profit organization dedicated to providing health education to the underprivileged and underinsured. In partnership with the UCLA Executive Programs in Health Policy and Management, the COPE Health Scholar Services provide pre-health students and careerists looking to make a transition to health care with hands-on, experiential education opportunities. Scholars are carefully selected, well-trained and placed in clinical and administrative areas within hospitals and ambulatory care centers, where they are integrated into and assist the health care clinical or administrative team. The COPE Health Scholars Programs is a unique opportunity for students and those considering a career transition to bridge the gap between academic training and real life, as well as to gain specific training for non-licensed job roles such as Care Navigator. To Apply: To apply for this position, or to view all available positions, visit us at

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