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Manager, Health Care Strategy - Business Ventures and Innovation

Apply now Job no: 495568 Work type: Regular Full-Time Location: Chicago – 55 East Monroe Street, IL Capability Area: Business Ventures and Innovation


NORC at the University of Chicago seeks a manager for our Health Care Strategy team. The manager will contribute to consulting, research, and data analytics projects for health care clients, including plans, providers, disease groups, and foundations. Such projects will generate insights and quantitative information to inform clients’ business strategy, policy positioning, and external thought leadership. Ideal candidates will have exposure to a broad range of health care coverage, delivery, and access topics, as well as deeper expertise in 1-2 specific areas. The manager will be expected to follow current events, policy and market trends, and new research to continually advance this expertise.

The manager will be responsible for supporting and leading project teams with direction from senior staff. This includes setting and managing project timelines and coordinating roles and responsibilities for internal team members. He or she should collaborate closely with colleagues in the Health Care Strategy team and throughout NORC to support project work. The manger should have excellent attention to detail and follow-up to ensure project teams meet stated commitments. The manager must demonstrate effective client communication on administrative issues and be able to discuss research findings with clients. The manager will supports business development through project ideation, drafting proposals, and tracking opportunities.


The Business Ventures and Innovation unit (BVI) brings together NORC Labs, Business Development, BVI Services, and AmeriSpeak to launch new ventures and drive revenue growth. BVI is a startup within a well-established research organization, propelling innovation across the company and positioning NORC to grow and evolve strategically in the future. BVI leads NORC in its diversification strategy, working mostly outside of federal government contracts. BVI can be best described as a fast-paced, professional services/consulting environment.

  • Emerging mastery of 1-2 areas of subject matter or technical expertise. Gaining exposure to and understanding of new topics and methods within BVI Services and NORC.
  • Superior personal management of time and assigned tasks. Ability to draft project plans and budgets. Effectively engages colleagues for input and follow-up on their assignments. Anticipates challenges with project execution and seeks guidance from senior staff.
  • Communicates effectively with clients in written formats. Drafts emails for project managers/directors to send. May present interim updates and final deliverables to clients with preparation.
  • Supports proposal drafting and budgeting with support from senior staff.
  • Direct junior staff on projects. Share best practices, management skills, and subject matter expertise with junior staff. Manage-up by asking for help and clarity from senior staff when needed.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university.
  • At least 4 years’ experience in relevant field such as policy, consulting, data analytics, or product development
  • Strong knowledge of the process for identifying customer needs and defining products and services to fulfill those needs. 
  • Superior consulting skills. Well-developed problem solving skills, data analysis, time management, personal organization, attention to detail, and presentation skills.  
  • Ability to manage multiple projects with agility and work effectively with multiple departments, stakeholders and internal/external clients.  Ability to successfully influence cross-functional teams.
  • Ability to work effectively with minimal supervision.
  • Knowledge of general office procedures, technology and equipment.
  • Advanced ability to communicate effectively (oral and written) at all levels. Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with clients and report writing for client deliverables for projects low, medium complexity.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint).

NORC at the University of Chicago is an objective, non-partisan research institution that delivers reliable data and rigorous analysis to guide critical programmatic, business, and policy decisions. Since 1941, our teams have conducted groundbreaking studies, created and applied innovative methods and tools, and advanced principles of scientific integrity and collaboration. Today, government, corporate, and nonprofit clients around the world partner with us to transform increasingly complex information into useful knowledge.


For over 75 years, NORC has evolved in many ways, moving the needle with research methods, technical applications and groundbreaking research findings. But our tradition of excellence, passion for innovation, and commitment to collegiality have remained constant components of who we are as a brand, and who each of us is as a member of the NORC team. With world-class benefits, a business casual environment, and an emphasis on continuous learning, NORC is a place where people join for the stellar research and analysis work for which we’re known, and stay for the relationships they form with their colleagues who take pride in the impact their work is making on a global scale.


NORC is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer that values and actively seeks diversity in the workforce. NORC evaluates qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and other legally- protected characteristics.


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