Sr. Associate, Government Programs (ACO Reach)

Managed Care Operations United States


Company: Oak Street Health

Title: Sr. Associate - Government Programs (ACO Reach)

Location: Remote 

Company Description

Oak Street Health believes everyone deserves great healthcare – the kind you’d want for your own family. We specialize in providing exceptional care for older adults on Medicare, often in underserved communities where there is little or no quality healthcare.

Oak Street Health is on a mission to rebuild healthcare as it should be with an innovative care model that centers on wellness-based, positive health outcomes for patients, not the volume of services provided. Our unwavering commitment to keeping patients healthy is highlighted by dedicated care teams that take time to get to know each individual, providing the personalized care they need to stay healthy and live life more fully. 

We’re an organization on the move! Our rapidly growing national network of primary care centers is staffed by a diverse team of outstanding care providers, service team members, technologists, community outreach experts, business professionals, and more. For more information, visit

Role Description

This role will support government programs in which Oak Street participates, such as the Direct Contracting / ACO REACH Program. The Associate will immediately become an important contributor to the Oak Street Health team with high visibility across the organization. The ideal candidate will have strong interpersonal skills, be self-directed, and enjoy working with a team in a fast-paced, high-growth environment, while bringing their experience and innovative ideas. Highly successful candidates will have existing familiarity with value-based care and related CMS programs.  This role will report to the Manager, Government Programs and work with the Senior Director, Managed Care Operations and SVP, Managed Care, as well as many functions and leaders across Oak Street.



  • Provide day-to-day strategic and operational support for Direct Contracting / ACO REACH and future innovative payment models

  • Collaborate with teams across Oak Street - including Finance, Quality, and Business Intelligence, among others - to optimize program performance

  • Plan and facilitate meetings with relevant internal and external stakeholders and governing bodies

  • Execute against programmatic milestones, deadlines, and reporting with government agencies

  • Liaise with government counterparts, represent Oak Street at related meetings and events, and owning activities to keep momentum going forward (e.g., notes and next steps)

  • Support vendor review, contracting, and management, as needed

  • Support financial analyses and planning, as needed

  • Explore new government programs and make recommendations to Oak Street leadership, where applicable

  • Other duties as assigned

What we’re looking for

We’re looking for a motivated leader with:

  • Minimum of 2 years of experience working in a healthcare organization, preferably with direct value-based care and/or government programs experience

  • Ability to build trust and effectively collaborate with a wide range of stakeholders

  • Detail-orientation

  • Excellent communication, facilitation, and interpersonal skills 

  • Excellent problem-solving and analytical skills and impeccable business judgment

  • Ability to manage multiple priorities in a fast-paced, sometimes ambiguous environment

  • Ability to independently pursue and implement solutions to complex problems

  • Strong project management skills

  • Strong MS Excel and PowerPoint skills

  • U.S. work authorization

  • Someone who embodies being “Oaky”

What does being “Oaky” look like?

  • Radiating positive energy

  • Assuming good intentions

  • Creating an unmatched patient experience

  • Driving clinical excellence

  • Taking ownership and delivering results

  • Relentlessly determined

Why Oak Street?

Oak Street Health offers our coworkers the opportunity to be at the forefront of a revolution in healthcare, as well as:

  • Collaborative and energetic culture

  • Fast-paced and innovative environment

  • Competitive benefits including paid vacation and sick time, generous 401K match with immediate vesting, and health benefits

Oak Street Health is an equal opportunity employer. We embrace diversity and encourage all interested readers to apply to