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Health Systems Manager - American Cancer Society

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Location: Seattle, WA
Full-time position
Closing Date: open until filled
Job #11833
Posted: September 26, 2017

Save lives. Fulfill yours.

At the American Cancer Society, saving lives is our mission. We achieve our mission by drawing on our humanity. Humanity made up of courage, determination, innovation, passion, empathy, and caring. These are the values that give us the advantage over cancer.
Our work is important. And so are the people doing it. The people who work at the American Cancer Society focus their diverse talents on our singular mission: to end the pain and suffering of cancer. It is a calling. And the people who answer it are fulfilled. We value our employees and nearly 2 million volunteers around the globe that have stood with us through the years, and we will not rest until the fight is won. And that day is drawing nearer.

Leads the achievement of mission and income goals through comprehensive relationship management with a portfolio of prioritized health system accounts. These accounts include, but are not limited to,

state and county Departments of Health, Medicare/Medicaid, State employee health plans, commercial health plans or insurance companies, Quality Improvement Organizations, state comprehensive cancer plans, Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection programs, state based roundtables, state coalitions and other key systems for the Division.  

Contributes to the achievement of mission and income goals through account identification and development, promoting the adoption and implementation of ACS programs, and delivering on evidence-based strategies designed to have broad population impact on reducing cancer incidence and decreasing mortality rates.    Ensures goal achievement through the effective engagement of system partners and volunteers.   

• Manages prioritized state health systems engagement on prevention, early detection, screening, and quality of life initiatives, employee health & wellness programs, and population health-related efforts to achieve cancer control priorities.  

• Works within and across Regions to achieve high engagement levels for state based health systems, delivering against mission and income strategies by ensuring staff meet/exceed ACS customer promises and function as strategic advisors.

• Delivers on established strategy for a portfolio of state health system partners, develops an account plan to achieve ACS goals.

• Responsible for the implementation of an account team’s strategy for managing prioritized system relationships within assigned portfolio and serves as priority relationship manager to assigned accounts.  


• Aligns state health system affinities and needs with ACS program of work to achieve individual high impact mission and income opportunities which support enterprise goals.


• Ensures evidence based strategies are used as solutions and monitors the implementation status and results.

• Develops appropriate volunteer engagement and support to advance cancer control priorities.

• Coordinates with other Cancer Control staff and their accounts for the integration of work in the medical neighborhood.

• Collaborates with Community Development, Distinguished Partners, and ACS CAN staff to maximize health system engagement in ACS activities, events, and fundraising efforts within the market.

• Assure compliance with all governmental regulations and organizational policies which involve personal health information and constituent privacy, e.g., HIPAA.

• Supports the Senior Director, State Health Systems, to ensure mission, top line, and bottom line goals are reached as well as compliance with enterprise policies.


Position Requirements

Bachelor’s degree in public health, health administration, healthcare, nonprofit management or equivalent preferred; graduate or doctorate degree a plus.  Preferred minimum of three years of experience in health care related sales or account management.



Demonstrates Health Systems Competencies:

• Action oriented - Takes on new opportunities and tough challenges with a sense of urgency, high energy, and enthusiasm.

• Balances stakeholders - Anticipates and balances the needs of multiple stakeholders.

• Builds networks - Effectively builds formal and informal relationship networks inside and outside the organization.


• Collaborates - Builds partnerships and working collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives.

• Ensures accountability - Holds self and others accountable to meet commitments.

• Plans and aligns - Plans and prioritizes work to meet commitments aligned with organizational goals.

• Situational adaptability - Adapts approach and demeanor in real time to match the shifting demands of different situations.

• Strategic mindset - Sees ahead to future possibilities and translates them into breakthrough strategies.


Other Skills:

• Able to cultivate relationships with targeted health systems to create a sense of urgency related to awareness of cancer as a major health problem, motivate to action in prevention and early detection, and influence strategies and techniques.

• Ability to represent the Society effectively and professionally to state-based health systems, community leaders, including working with disparate populations and diverse constituents.  

• Ability to understand and work within a complex organizational structure.

• Strong experience with community-based program planning and implementation.

• Knowledge of product marketing/sales concepts.

• Outcome driven with ability to respond to changing circumstances and priorities.

• Ability to manage and motivate groups and individuals.

• Excellent oral and written communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills.

• Demonstrated success collaborating with staff account teams in order to develop appropriate plans for constituents.

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