Senior Manager of Program Management

USAC - Washington, DC (30+ days ago)3.9

We are currently seeking an experienced, dynamic and collaborative professional to serve as a Senior Manager of Program Management within our Rural Health Care team. This person will manage the Program Operations teams to ensure applications are reviewed timely and accurately. Reporting to the Director of Program Management you will:

Assure program compliance with all applicable rules and regulations by providing oversight and guidance to the Program Operations teams
Develop and implement processes and procedures to streamline and align application processes in order to enhance customer experience and increase production efficiency
This is an outstanding career opportunity for an individual interested in a genuine professional challenge in support of a public-spirited mission.

Working in a creative and fast-paced environment, the Senior Manager of Program Management will assist the Director of RHC with the development and implementation of strategic initiatives to enhance operational efficiencies and production. Among others, your responsibilities will include the following:

Program operations:
Overseeing and managing each of the program operations teams, including funding commitment team, to ensure that applications are being reviewed timely and accurately
Managing programmatic issues related to eligibility, competitive bidding, form deadlines and documentation discrepancies

Internal controls:
Working to ensure program compliance within the program operations teams by serving as the primary contact for procedures
Tracking new and novel issues that emerge from application reviews and providing guidance to the reviewers on how to address these issues
Providing resolution on special areas of concern raised by staff regarding all aspects of program compliance for complex, broadly impactful issues
Identifying and recommending to the Director and VP of RHC, and implementing operational efficiencies to streamline and improve the review process
Assisting with the review and providing input on IT systems business requirements and scoping documents for IT systems related development
Developing and implementing a business process which will assess and review certain applications to ensure that applicants comply with program rules and to prevent waste, fraud, and abuse across the RHC programs
Contributing to the development of RHC external communication documents and other related outreach strategies
Providing direct supervision to subordinate staff
Conducting annual performance review and quarterly reviews
Approving timesheets and expense statements
Other duties as assigned
About You

The successful candidate will excel at operating in a diverse and fluid environment, and will be crucial for the success of the Rural Health Care program.

You are passionate about our mission to help Americans gain access to essential communications technology
You are a problem solver with great attention to detail, can work with little supervision, multi-task, and learn quickly
You have strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work in high-pressure situations
You have 5 to 7 years of experience performing duties similar to those listed above
You have a high-level skill with MS products such as Word, PowerPoint, Project Plan, and Visio
You have superior customer relations management abilities
You have experience analyzing and articulating technical information
You have managed a staff or team
You have at least 3 to 4 years of direct management and operational leadership experience
You possess a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in a related field

The following skills are desired:
You have a background in telecommunications
You have knowledge of Rural Health Care or Universal Service support mechanisms
Through its administration of the $10 billion Universal Service Fund (USF) programs on behalf of the FCC, USAC works to promote the availability of quality services at just, reasonable and affordable rates and to increase access to advanced telecommunications services throughout the nation. Specifically, the USF programs provide funding for the expansion of telecommunications and broadband access to rural communities and health care facilities, schools and libraries across the country, and low income households. Through program administration, auditing, and outreach, USAC works with contributors, service providers, and program beneficiaries to achieve the program goals articulated by the FCC for each of these programs.

The FCC has reformed the USF to support further investment in and access to evolving broadband infrastructure, making the programs a primary vehicle to support this critical national priority. USAC, as the administrator of the USF, plays a critical role in supporting the ambitious vision to ensure that all citizens in the United States have access to high-speed broadband. The organization has approximately 500 employees with an operating budget of more than $200 million. USAC works in close partnership with the FCC and other federal and state partners to support the achievement of the USF program goals.

USAC administers the USF programs—High Cost, Lifeline, Rural Health Care, and Schools and Libraries. USAC strives to provide efficient, responsible stewardship of the programs, a key national asset in making important telecommunications and Internet services available to consumers, health care providers, schools, and libraries throughout the United States. The program divisions are supported by additional USAC personnel in Finance, General Counsel, Information Systems, Internal Audit, the Enterprise Program Management Office and Human Resources. Consistent with FCC rules, USAC does not make policy for or interpret unclear provisions of statutes or the FCC’s rules.

Universal service is paid for by contributions from telecommunications carriers, including wireline and wireless companies, and interconnected Voice over Internet Protocol providers, including cable companies that provide voice service, based on an assessment of their interstate and international end- user revenues. These contributions are most typically passed through to consumers through a universal service fee line item on their telephone bills.

Additional information on USF programs can be found at: are/default.aspx

USAC offers a comprehensive benefits package, ongoing professional development opportunities, including vacation and sick leave.

USAC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Only principals will be accepted. No agencies please.