Navigant Director- State Medicaid Government Healthcare Solutions- Multiple locations in Chicago, Illinois

This role can be based in any of the following locations: Chicago, IL; Atlanta, GA; Washington DC,; Minneapolis, MN

NAVIGANT is a specialized, global expert services firm dedicated to assisting clients in creating and protecting value in the face of critical business risks and opportunities. Navigant professionals combine technical expertise in Disputes and Investigations, Economics, Financial Advisory and Management Consulting , with business pragmatism in the highly regulated Construction, Energy, Financial Services and Healthcare industries to support clients in addressing their most critical business needs.

Navigant professionals leverage a unique combination of technical expertise and industry insights to provide clients with solutions tailored to their specific business challenges and the opportunities presented by the ongoing market fluctuations and regulatory changes. The Company has approximately 2,000 consulting professionals and 2,500 employees, with a client base reaching more than 50 cities around the world. The company is traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: NCI) and in 2013 generated $835.6 million in total revenues. Corporate headquarters are in Chicago, Illinois (U.S.) and headquarters for international operations are in London.


Navigant’s Healthcare Practice strives to be the premier independent management consulting practice assisting senior level healthcare executives deal with their core business challenges. The Navigant Consulting Healthcare Payer practice is based out of three offices: Chicago, Seattle and Washington, DC. Our professionals are experienced in areas of health care policy and program design and implementation, economics, financial and accounting analyses, regulatory systems and information management. Successful candidates may work with our clients to develop, evaluate, and implement new health care delivery and payment systems. Listed below are some of the areas in which our health care professionals provide services:

  • Policy design, development and implementation

  • Payment methodologies and rate development

  • Managed care program design and implementation

  • Health care reform

  • Findings, assurances and rate studies

  • Insurance and claims management

  • Healthcare information technology (HIT).

Responsibilities for the Director are broadly defined and are expected to increase as quickly as aptitude is demonstrated. This is a highly challenging position that draws heavily upon all of the analytical, creative, and interpersonal skills essential to assist states and the federal government as they evolve through reform. It will demand you to assume complete ownership of key project tasks and schedules in carrying out substantial business analyses and delivering high quality, client-ready work.

Directors must demonstrate considerable poise and business maturity to perform effectively and add value in the client environment.

The position has business development support responsibilities including soliciting and responding to proposals to develop business with other state and federal agencies as well as provide subject matter expertise and advice in the pursuit for other engagements.


The responsibilities include:

  • Senior level guidance and support in the development and management of select government health solutions customer relationship

  • Direction of a consulting staff for proposals and some project work

  • Client relationship management

  • Define improvement goals. Ensure quality and performance goals are established and measured

  • Help the practice meet revenue and profit objectives by developing net new and expanded services revenue through thought leadership, best practices, client proposal assistance, sales support, client deliverables and project oversight within the government health space (state and federal)

  • Lead client proposal and solution processes including: opportunity identification, proposals, and client presentations

  • 15+ years health care background with an emphasis on health policy analysis and health economics research.- Emphasis on risk predication and adjustment methods, and performance based procurement, quality and total cost measures of care for Federal, State, and health plans who participate in the Affordable Care Act, Medicaid, and Medicare programs.

  • Knowledge of Medicaid managed care operational program elements including MMIS, eligibility and enrollment, captivation payments, quality performance and care coordination

  • 10 or more years with supervisory and/or project management experience managing multi- million budgets

  • 5+ years strategic management consulting experience preferred

  • Experience and credibility interacting with c-level executives, including C suite, medical directors and network management leadership

  • Proven ability to consistently sell professional services

  • Master’s degree in business, health services, public health or equivalent is preferred

Mental and Physical Requirements:

  • Frequently communicates with clients and coworkers and must be able to share information effectively

  • Strong conceptual, as well as quantitative and qualitative analytical skills

  • Flexibility and responsiveness in managing multiple projects in sometimes high-pressure situations simultaneously

  • Self-motivator with ability to work independently

  • Plan, direct, and coordinate work activities of others

  • Frequently travels by airplane, train or car as necessary to perform work at another location

The company offers competitive compensation packages including an incentive compensation plan, comprehensive medical/dental/life insurance, 401(k) and employee stock purchase plans.

Navigant does not accept unsolicited resumes through or from search firms or staffing agencies. All unsolicited resumes will be considered the property of Navigant and Navigant will not be obligated to pay a placement fee.

Navigant is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, protected veteran status, religion, creed, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, or any other basis protected by law, ordinance, or regulation.