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Consultant (Early Childhood Specialist) - Remote - 2229540

UnitedHealth Group

UnitedHealth Group

Reston, VA, USA
Posted on Monday, July 8, 2024

Optum is a global organization that delivers care, aided by technology to help millions of people live healthier lives. The work you do with our team will directly improve health outcomes by connecting people with the care, pharmacy benefits, data, and resources they need to feel their best. Here, you will find a culture guided by diversity and inclusion, talented peers, comprehensive benefits, and career development opportunities. Come make an impact on the communities we serve as you help us advance health equity on a global scale. Join us to start Caring. Connecting. Growing together.

Our team is looking for a Professional experienced and interested in Early Childhood Education, data analytics and data reporting to join the Head Start Monitoring team at the Lewin Group. We seek an outstanding critical thinker with solid SAS programming and data analytic problem-solving skills and an eye towards process improvement. You can enjoy the flexibility to telecommute from anywhere within the U.S. or join us in one of our offices as you take on some stimulating and rewarding challenges. We seek an individual who is eager to contribute to our firm’s growth and who can readily fill an immediate need on our Head Start monitoring contract. The Lewin Group/OptumServe Consulting has provided support to the Office of Head Start for nearly two decades in monitoring the quality of thousands of programs receiving federal funds to provide Head Start and Early Head Start services to children and families across the country.

You’ll enjoy the flexibility to work remotely * from anywhere within the U.S. as you take on some tough challenges.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Developing, testing, and implementing performance measurement tools and reliability systems
  • Analyzing or interpreting and reporting on qualitative and quantitative data in a clear, succinct manner for diverse stakeholders (e.g., grantees, federal staff, Congress)
  • Managing project tasks under tight timeframes
  • Collaborating with partners, federal staff, and clients

You’ll be rewarded and recognized for your performance in an environment that will challenge you and give you clear direction on what it takes to succeed in your role as well as provide development for other roles you may be interested in.

Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree from an accredited institution and 5+ years of professional experience OR Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution and 7+ of years professional experience
  • 3+ years of SAS programming experience including manipulating modifying data files, deriving variables, creating data driven formats, SAS macros and strong quality assurance practices in reviewing SAS programs and results
  • Experience conceptualizing and executing multiple complex data analytic plans, including developing written SAS programming requirements
  • Solid writing and data presentation skills and experience developing high-quality written products, including comprehensive data reports, data presentations, issue briefs, memos, and data tables/charts

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with and knowledge of early childhood education systems, especially Head Start and Early Head Start program management and operations, and Head Start Program Performance Standards
  • Experience with early childhood education quality improvement efforts including Quality Rating and Improvement systems, professional development systems, early learning guidelines, child assessment, State prekindergarten, and other early childhood programs and initiatives, and key federal early childhood law, policy, and regulation
  • Experience with and subject area knowledge of early childhood, elementary, and/or secondary education

*All employees working remotely will be required to adhere to UnitedHealth Group’s Telecommuter Policy.

California, Colorado, Connecticut, Hawaii, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, Washington, Washington, D.C. Residents Only: The salary range for this role is $88,000 to $173,200 annually. Pay is based on several factors including but not limited to local labor markets, education, work experience, certifications, etc. UnitedHealth Group complies with all minimum wage laws as applicable. In addition to your salary, UnitedHealth Group offers benefits such as, a comprehensive benefits package, incentive and recognition programs, equity stock purchase and 401k contribution (all benefits are subject to eligibility requirements). No matter where or when you begin a career with UnitedHealth Group, you’ll find a far-reaching choice of benefits and incentives.

Application Deadline: This will be posted for a minimum of 2 business days or until a sufficient candidate pool has been collected. Job posting may come down early due to volume of applicants.

At UnitedHealth Group, our mission is to help people live healthier lives and make the health system work better for everyone. We believe everyone–of every race, gender, sexuality, age, location and income–deserves the opportunity to live their healthiest life. Today, however, there are still far too many barriers to good health which are disproportionately experienced by people of color, historically marginalized groups and those with lower incomes. We are committed to mitigating our impact on the environment and enabling and delivering equitable care that addresses health disparities and improves health outcomes — an enterprise priority reflected in our mission.

Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: UnitedHealth Group is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

UnitedHealth Group is a drug – free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment.