The State-Wide Schools Cooperative Health Plan (“SWSCHP” or “Plan”), located in Westchester County, New York, is currently seeking an Executive Director. This position reports directly to the Executive Board. SWSCHP is a public school district health benefits cooperative organized under NY Insurance Law, and is governed by an Executive Board consisting of seven school district officials. SWSCHP’s mission is to provide quality health care benefits in the most effective, competitive and fiscally responsible manner. SWSCHP provides benefits to approximately 6,500 active members and their eligible dependents as well as 5,000 retirees. For more information about SWSCHP, please visit their web site at www.swschp.org.
The Executive Director is a hands-on position that is responsible for overseeing all aspects related to the administration of the Plan, as well as advising and providing ideas and direction to the Board about business and strategic opportunities. The Executive Director has overall executive responsibility for the operational, technical, and organizational administration of SWSCHP in accordance with the Plan’s Governing Agreements and Plan Documents adopted by the Board. The Executive Director represents SWSCHP in all aspects of management, business planning, public relations and negotiations, as determined by the Board. The Executive Director must effectively interact collaboratively with participating school districts, employees’ unions, and professional advisors, as well as Plan members. The Executive Director must also work effectively with the Executive Board, including non-voting retiree members and labor group representatives.
Responsibilities include but may not be limited to:
- Oversee day-to-day operations: Ensure financial and operational accuracy and compliance of the administration of SWSCHP; Establish and monitor operational policies, procedures and standards to ensure efficiency, accuracy and prompt, accurate service to Plan members; Develop and manage annual operating budget; Oversee financial accounting of SWSCHP and review all financial transactions; Manage and evaluate service providers and professional advisors to promote effective operations, advance analysis and actionable data to inform Board decisions.
- Strategic planning: Participate in business and strategic planning process; Provide leadership, direction and ideas related to the Plan; Advise Board about business and strategic opportunities; Remain informed about developments in health plan operations and programs regarding quality of care and cost.
- Ensure compliance: Remain informed of all plan provisions, laws and regulations, including NYS Insurance Law; Consult with outside professionals on compliance matters as needed; Ensure completion of all government filings and annual reporting requirements; Network regularly with professional organizations and colleagues in the industry to stay informed of new regulations, recent events and/or other situations that could affect the SWSCHP.
- Communicate plan changes: Communicate regularly with and ensure all plan and policy changes are communicated to Plan members, employees’ unions, participating school districts, service providers and plan professionals as needed; Ensure that all participant communications and required notices are completed and distributed in a timely manner.
- Coordinate and attend Board meetings: Coordinate, prepare materials for and attend all Executive Board, special committee and other meetings, as directed by the Board.
The ideal candidate will meet the following requirements:
- Work Experience: Minimum of ten (10) years of increasingly responsible experience in health plan administration preferred and/or service as a superintendent of schools in New York State; Minimum of five (5) years of senior-level management experience required, including direct experience with executive-level decision making and interaction with executive leadership.
- Educational Background: Bachelor’s degree required; advanced degree, doctorate, MBA or CEBS certification preferred.
- Special Skills or Credentials: Experience in education and collective bargained environment preferred; Knowledge of employee benefit plans, HIPAA and other related governmental/ legislative regulations, and NYS Insurance Law useful. The ideal candidate will also have demonstrated strong leadership and judgment skills, be detail-oriented and highly-organized, have strong analytical skills and the ability to interpret operational information and plan data to develop recommendations for the Board about strategic decisions, be a team player, and have excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
SWSCHP is an affirmative action employer and encourages applications from all qualified candidates regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, marital status, religion, or disability.
To apply, please send your resume and salary requirements to email@example.com or Segal Consulting, Attn: Ms. Tamera Singleton, 333 West 34th Street, New York, NY 10001. Please include job reference code 0617SWSCHPCOSS in the subject line or with your application.