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Program Administrator, Center for High Value Health Care

  • Job ID: 073621603
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours:
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Facility: Community Care Behavioral Health
  • Department: Administration
  • Location: 600 Grant St, Pittsburgh PA 15219
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $40.77 to $70.40 / hour


At UPMC, we’re all here for the same reason – to make Life Changing Medicine happen. Join our team and you will play a unique and important role in our mission to change healthcare for the better.

UPMC is hiring a full-time Program Administrator to support the Center for Value-Based Pharmacy Initiatives (VBPI) under the UPMC Center for High-Value Health Care within the UPMC Insurance Services Division. This is a Monday through Friday daylight role. This position offers the option of a remote/home-based role, with some travel to the Pittsburgh, PA office for meetings/trainings.

The Center for Value-Based Pharmacy Initiatives seeks to build upon a portfolio of projects focused on health care service delivery redesign and payment reform across all lines of business. The Program Administrator reports to the VBPI Senior Advisor and is responsible for providing administrative leadership for core components of the program, including strategic planning and program development, participation with developing and implementing innovative pharmacy value-based contracts, grant proposal preparation and submission, implementation of funded projects and production of deliverables, and operational activity, efficiency, and growth.

A background in claims data and/or managed care experience is helpful.


  • Participates in strategic planning for VBPI and the Center for High-Value Health Care.
  • Develops and maintains systematic processes for monitoring relevant external funding and publications opportunities.
  • Works collaboratively with UPMC Pharmacy leadership and VBPI to identify, and develop innovative pharmacy value-based contracts.
  • Conducts literature reviews and targeted research to inform specific value-based contracts and grant proposals.
  • Ensures compliance with IRB and other legal/regulatory requirements.
  • Works closely with funded project teams and facilitates progress toward timely completion of deliverables.
  • Produces required progress reports.
  • Supports the development of publications in peer-reviewed journals and industry reports.
  • Contributes to the development, writing and submission of proposals.
  • *Performs in accordance with system-wide competencies/behaviors.
  • *Performs other duties as assigned.


  • MA in health services research, health policy, or health economics and 5 years of experience in a research administration role required OR PHD in health services research, health policy or health economics and 2 years of experience in a research administration role required. (Preferably with specific training in program evaluation)
  • Strong administrative, organizational, communication, and writing skills.
  • Advanced knowledge of grants and contracts program environment (federal, state, foundation, etc.)
  • Established track record in oversight of externally-funded projects.
  • Extensive pre- and post-award project management experience, preferably in an academic medical center or research organization.
  • Experience in pre- and post-award process analysis and automation; familiarity with electronic grants submission and management systems; generally knowledgeable in IT.
  • Experience preparing literature reviews across a wide range of health care-related topics.
  • Ability to prepare budgets for external proposalsProven track record of leadership and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and independently.
  • Ability to accommodate a high volume of work, manage competing demands, set appropriate priorities, and effectively meet multiple deadlines

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