Aetna Director of Strategic Programs in Hartford, Connecticut

Req ID: 45963BR


The Director of Care Management Optimization will provide leadership, strategy and planning services to the Health & Clinical Services organization. Specifically, this position will manage a team in the execution of key innovative clinical initiatives, as well as building and maintaining external relationships such as ACOs, pharmaceutical companies, and vendor relationships.

Fundamental Components:

  • Sets the direction of the strategic business plan and translates into vision for staff/others

  • Influences all stake holders to support key projects/programs to ensure positive outcomes that deliver on results

  • Understands data, analysis and the importance of asking the right questions in order to improve performance results, organization effectiveness and/or systems/quality/services

  • Identifies gaps in processes or organization and challenges self and others to develop and implement solutions

  • Has ultimate accountability for project management services being delivered including budget and financial implications


  • 7-10 years proven leadership experience

  • Able to set strategic direction & influence change that results in quantifiable outcomes

  • Proven track record managing complex projects that achieve cost savings.

  • Managed complex business projects & their budget

  • Expert in preparing & presenting to senior-level audiences

  • Advanced degree desirable.

  • Supervisory experience required


    The highest level of education desired for candidates in this position is a Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience.


    Functional - Management/Management - Multifunctional management: < 25 employees/7-10 Years

    Functional - General Management/Project management (non-IT)/4-6 Years

    Functional - General Management/Data analysis & interpretation/4-6 Years

    Functional - Leadership/Act as company spokesperson to external constituents/4-6 Years

    Functional - Leadership/Lead a major product launch/4-6 Years


    Technical - Subject Disciplines/Business Process Management/1-3 Years/

    Technical - Subject Disciplines/Customer Relationship Management/1-3 Years/


    Finance/Creating Profitable Partnerships/MASTERY

    Leadership/Anticipating and Innovating/MASTERY

    Leadership/Driving Strategic and Organizational Agility/ADVANCED


    Leadership/Developing and Executing Strategy/MASTERY

    Leadership/Engaging and Developing People/MASTERY

    Sales/Negotiating collaboratively/MASTERY

    Telework Specifications:

    Telework considered only for unique circumstances. This is a flex position, working onsite 20% - 70% of the time.


    AetnaCare is an exciting new care management initiative out of the Office of the Chief Medical Officer aimed at improving the quality of healthcare delivery around chronic medical conditions using evidence based care, and an innovative approach to engagement. We are looking for enthusiastic, compassionate and driven individuals to join our core team and play key operational roles in the implementation of this and other key strategic initiatives.

    Aetna is about more than just doing a job. This is our opportunity to re-shape healthcare for America and across the globe. We are developing solutions to improve the quality and affordability of healthcare. What we do will benefit generations to come.

    We care about each other, our customers and our communities. We are inspired to make a difference, and we are committed to integrity and excellence.

    Together we will empower people to live healthier lives.

    Aetna is an equal opportunity & affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of personal characteristics or status. We take affirmative action to recruit, select and develop women, people of color, veterans and individuals with disabilities.

    We are a company built on excellence. We have a culture that values growth, achievement and diversity and a workplace where your voice can be heard.

    Benefit eligibility may vary by position. Click here to review the benefits associated with this position.

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Job Function: Management