• Director, Center for Military and Veterans' Health

    Location US-DC-Washington, DC
    # Positions
    Current Opening
  • Overview

    Altarum is seeking a Director for our Center for Military and Veterans’ Health at our Washington DC Office.  Altarum is a mid-sized, nonprofit government contractor focused on advancing population health and improving healthcare delivery.  The Director will serve a set of functions essential to Altarum’s long term organizational success and its impact on advancing the health military populations. The Director’s focus will be split between group operations and proactively developing and nurturing relationships with key DoD/VA customers, stakeholders and influencers, and with other industry professionals to strengthen our expanding work in providing applied research and analytics and advisory services.


    The core offerings of Altarum’s Center for Military and Veterans’ Health currently include:

    • Survey Science
    • Advanced Analytics
    • Advisory Services
    • Education and Training 

    Responsibilities include leading the strategic direction of the Center; pursuit of new Federal, State and Philanthropic contracts; acquisition of business intelligence, maintaining awareness of DoD/VA priorities, coordination with partners, and relationship management with potential funders.  You’ll use your energy, drive and creativity to set a vision and path forward for the CMVH, devise and implement business development strategies, represent Altarum professionally, and support day-to-day operations to advance the mission of the organization.  You’ll lead a team dedicated to military health with a diverse set of healthcare and analytic backgrounds.  You’ll work in a very fast-paced, demanding, but rewarding environment driven by the mission to improve population health.  Preference will be given to individuals who have extensive knowledge of military and veteran health systems, challenges and stakeholders.


    • Provide general military health systems subject matter expertise to project teams.
    • Provide operational oversight for CMVH including financial planning and successful execution of the Center’s project portfolio.
    • Aggressively pursue work that is aligned with and advances Altarum mission and impact on military populations.
    • Support marketing of Altarum to other potential clients and participate in vendor exhibitions and presentations at professional conferences.
    • Identify and recommend innovative applications of Altarum’s offerings to DoD and VA.
    • Actively pursue and build robust relationships with existing clients, potential funders, and partner organizations (including other Altarum business units).
    • Leverage your own existing relationships and those found among Altarum leadership and staff to inform military policy and position Altarum as a thought leader.
    • Identify and build new relationships with key decision-makers at all levels within DoD and VA to support market positioning and capture planning.
    • Lead and/or support proposal efforts, teaming and strategic pricing.
    • Leverage stakeholder network to obtain business intelligence, maintain market awareness and position CMVH to successfully execute and have maximum impact.
    • Manage the financial performance of the Center.
    • Develop Center staff and provide credible opportunities for staff growth and leadership pipeline strengthening.


    • MUST BE A Sole U.S. Citizen to work with Military Health Data.
    • Dedicated to improving the lives of our nation’s active duty, military families and veterans.
    • Be located within or willing to relocate to the Washington, DC area.
    • Masters, MD or PhD in health policy, public health, health services research or related field.
    • 15 years of professional experience in healthcare with at least 10 years working in or with DoD/VA.
    • Must have extensive relationships with DoD/VA leaders and stakeholders.
    • Track record of leveraging functional knowledge to provide strategic direction to clients and direct project activities.
    • Must be comfortable making frequent presentations to partners and senior client stakeholders.
    • Competency and proficiency with structured business development, capture, and proposal processes. Strong writing skills are desirable.
    • Strong communication and facilitation skills, team focused mentality, and committed to continuous learning.
    • Expert knowledge of Microsoft Word, OneNote, Adobe, PowerPoint and Excel.
    • Must be able to work under tight deadlines, with multiple/simultaneous priorities, and occasional travel.
    • Detail oriented with excellent organizational, time-management, and interpersonal skills
    • Inquisitive and innovative, critical and analytical thinker.
    • Must have integrity in all that you do.


    If you meet these qualifications and are creative, friendly, energetic and reliable we want you on our team! 



    Altarum Institute (Altarum) is a nonprofit organization headquartered in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Altarum serves the public good by solving complex systems problems to improve human health. Altarum creates and implements solutions to advance health among vulnerable and publicly-insured populations. Public sector clients include the U.S. Department of Defense, Department of Health and Human Services, Department of Agriculture, Department of Veterans Affairs, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, and various state agencies nationwide. Altarum also serves clients in the philanthropic and private sectors. Areas of expertise include health data and analytics; value-based care; public health systems design, development and information exchange; behavioral health and substance use disorders; childhood and adolescent health; medical education; food and nutrition; consumer engagement; elder care; health disparities and equity; and military and veterans’ health.

    Altarum's dynamic work environment emphasizes integrity, personal commitment, and teamwork. In addition to the meaningful and challenging work, Altarum offers an outstanding benefits program that includes paid time off, tuition reimbursement, 401k (5% employer contribution), a flexible work environment, and much more. We invite you to explore exciting and rewarding career opportunities with us. 

    All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status or status as an individual with disability.



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