Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Administration and Special Projects Manager in Boston, Massachusetts

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The mission of the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundation is to expand access to health care. Through grants and policy initiatives, the Foundation works with public and private organizations to broaden health coverage and reduce barriers to care for low-income and vulnerable residents of Massachusetts.

We are currently seeking an Administration and Special Projects Manager. This is a multi-faceted position that includes Administration duties as well as Special Projects management.

Administrative Operations

  • Create and manage annual budget in collaboration with functional areas within BCBSMA such as Treasury, Finance and the Finance & Audit committee

  • Seek ways to simplify process and procedures to ensure operational efficiency to maximize Foundation resources and activities

  • Create, manage, and distribute annual calendar of activities

  • Assist Foundation President in achieving organizational goals

  • Assist with board and governance matters


  • Drive a multi-tiered awareness and communication strategy to build support, strengthen alliances and create an external environment favorable to the Foundation

  • Manage Foundation's communications: publications, press releases, eblasts and website

  • Manage Annual Report: selection and supervision of outside vendors, budget, and content

  • Manage day-to day media relations

  • Expand the visibility and public presence of the Foundation: Forge, develop and refine a diverse range of relationships and partnerships with advocates, the public, policymakers, health care providers and professionals, the media and other leaders.

  • Seek speaking and other opportunities for president and prepare presentations

  • Manage the Foundation's forums and public meetings

Maintain collaborative working relationships with BCBSMA Corporate areas

  • Increase internal awareness and support for the Foundation

  • Collaborate with leaders from all areas of the company to review issues, integrate project activities, clarify expectations and improve the flow of communication

  • Communicate policy and program developments through an internal communications plan

  • Sit on corporate external affairs committee

  • Coordinate content for regulatory and annual reports

Launch and manage special projects as part of Foundation Team

  • Participate in Foundation strategic planning

  • Take lead on certain new Foundation initiatives

  • Conduct research, convene stakeholders and develop project models as required


  • Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s in Health Policy or related field preferred.

  • Minimum five years’ experience in healthcare policy and/or management.

  • Passion for enhancing healthcare for low-income and vulnerable populations.

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.

  • Proven collaborator who excels on a small team.


LocationBostonTime TypeFull time

Voted as one of the Most Admired Health Care Companies in 2014 by Boston Business Journal, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts is a community-focused, tax-paying, not-for-profit health plan headquartered in Boston. We have been a market leader for over 75 years, and are consistently ranked among the nation's best health plans. Our daily efforts are dedicated to effectively serving our 2.8 million members, and consistently offering security, stability, and peace of mind to both our members and associates.

Our Commitment to You

We are committed to investing in your development and providing the necessary resources to enable your success. We are dedicated to creating a refreshing and rewarding workplace that promotes excellence and provides opportunities for employees to forge their unique career path. We take pride in our diverse, community-centric, wellness-focused culture and believe every member of our team deserves to enjoy a positive work-life balance.

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts is an Equal Employment / Affirmative Action Employer. Applicants are considered for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristics protected by law.

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts's legal duty to furnish information.