Director of Health Care Strategy

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    NORC at the University of Chicago 55 East Monroe Street
    Chicago, IL, United States Phone: (312) 759-4000
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NORC at the University of Chicago seeks a Director for our Health Care Strategy team, which sits within the department of Business Ventures and Innovation. The Director will lead 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.

NORC recognizes that talented and skilled researchers live throughout the U.S. and actively supports remote work arrangements. Post-COVID, occasional trips to client sites or the office may be required.

As a condition of employment, all NORC employees and contractors – including those working remotely - must be fully vaccinated (as defined by current CDC guidance) against COVID-19.

DEPARTMENT: Health Care Strategy

NORC’s Health Care Strategy Department delivers consulting, data analysis, and research services to health care industry clients, including plans, providers, associations, foundations, long-term care, and disease groups. We are a new, rapidly-growing business line within a well-established research institution. HCS experts guide critical decision-making in business and policy by translating complex information into actionable knowledge. We work closely with our clients to ensure our work is targeted, scalable, and impactful. Our services include policy analysis, data analytics and visualization, predictive modeling, consumer research, custom surveys, and program evaluations.

  • Lead mid and large-size qualitative and quantitative projects, relying on sophisticated research and analytic methods to produce superior quality work products
  • Engage clients to build long-term relationships, ensure high satisfaction, and produce effective deliverables for their specific needs
  • Lead a full range of business development activities, including proposal writing and budgeting
  • Advance the strategic thinking of NORC by identifying market needs, brainstorming new service or product offerings, and developing collateral
  • Over time, assume supervisory responsibility for mid- and junior-level staff to help shape their professional development and success at NORC.
  • Bachelor’s Degree, Master’s (MBA, MPP, MPH, JD) Preferred
  • At least 10 years’ experience (4 years of management responsibility) in relevant field such as policy, consulting, or data analytics. Experience working in or consulting for health care sectors, such as providers, health plans, biotech, and/or government.
  • Strong foundation in qualitative research, quantitative methods, consulting, and/or client services. Deep expertise in a range of health care topics including public programs, payment and delivery, quality improvement, reimbursement, operations, etc.
  • Well developed problem solving skills, data analysis, time management, personal organization, attention to detail, discretion, and composure skills. Strong client communications and relationship management; strong technical writing skills, strong verbal skills; and data visualization/presentation.
  • 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 collaboratively with minimal supervision.

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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