Medicaid Project Management Specialist – Program Coordinator, Illinois


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Medicaid Project Management Specialist – Program Coordinator

University of Illinois Systems

Office of Medicaid Innovation – Remote

The Office of Medicaid (OMI) seeks a Medicaid Project Management Specialist to assist the Office of Medicaid Innovation (OMI) with day-to-day management of projects between the University of Illinois System and the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services (HFS). The Healthcare Project Management Specialist will develop their knowledge and experience with project management to support multiple ongoing Project Orders to ensure that the goals and deliverables of the interagency agreements are met.

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer that recruits and hires qualified candidates without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or veteran status. For more information, visit

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

Project Management:

Under the supervision of the Associate Director of Project Management, the Project Specialist will:

Provide program knowledge and expertise of procedures, technical specifications, related to Medicaid Project Order activities

Assist in the development and administration of Medicaid programs, and special projects.
Support various aspects of project management, including creating project documents/artifacts, project schedules, leading meetings, managing, and documenting risk register, backlogs, etc.
Support the management of resources, determination, and supervision of staff functions; assists in the recruitment, training, and management of work related to Medicaid Project Orders.
Share and support OMI operating policies and processes.
Participate in departmental objectives and long-range planning.
Assist in the development of management reports, analyses, data aggregation related to unit projects.
Act as a point of contact with University of Illinois departments and HFS

Other duties as assigned

Position Requirements and Qualifications:


Bachelor’s degree.

One year of experience in project management, Medicaid policy, healthcare, and/or general operations.
Please note, a Master’s Degree in an area consistent with the duties of the position may be substituted for one (1) year of work experience.


Bachelor’s degree in Business, Social Services, Human Resources, Healthcare, or related field.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, and coordination of people and resources

Skill in analyzing information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems.
Skill in scheduling meetings, program activities, and the work of others.
Skill in oral and written communication
Ability to adjust actions in relation to others’ actions.
Ability to develop goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish work.
Ability to work independently and exercise judgment to be able to analyze and investigate a variety of questions or problems
Ability to analyze and develop guidelines, procedures, and systems

Environmental Demands:

Travel is required, reliable transportation is needed.


This is a full-time Civil Service Program Coordinator position appointed on a 12 month service basis. The expected start date is as soon as possible after July 5, 2022 Salary is commensurate with experience.


Applications must be received by July 5, 2022. Apply for this position by going to . If you have not applied before, you must create your candidate profile at . If you already have a profile, you will be redirected to that existing profile via email notification. To complete the application process:

Step 1) Submit the Staff Vacancy Application.

Step 2) Submit the Voluntary Self-Identification of Disability forms.

Step 3) Upload the following documents:

cover letter

resume (months and years of employment must be included)
names/contact information for three references
OPTIONAL: academic credentials (unofficial transcripts or copy of diploma may be acceptable) Academic credentials are verified at the time of hire.

In order to be considered as a transfer candidate, you must apply for this position by going to . Applications not submitted through this website will not be considered. For further information about this specific position, contact Cass Dockrill at . For questions about the application process, please contact .

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College Name or Administrative Unit:

System Office
Medicaid Project Management Specialist – Program Coordinator (166789)
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Organization Name:
Ofc Medicaid Innovation



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