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Early Careers, Program Director (Accounting & Finance) - Telecommute

UnitedHealth Group
United States, Minnesota, Minnetonka
October 03, 2022

UnitedHealthcare is a company that's on the rise. We're expanding in multiple directions, across borders and, most of all, in the way we think. Here, innovation isn't about another gadget, it's about transforming the health care industry. Ready to make a difference? Make yourself at home with us and start doing your life's best work.(sm)

This role will manage Early Career programs, such as college internships and rotational/accelerated development programs for early career hires. You will partner closely with Human Capital, business leaders and Talent Acquisition to create opportunities for students to begin their careers with UHC through differentiated internships and other related programming.

This work will positively impact and enable UnitedHealthcare's business success by leveraging the full potential of our people through a focus on our mission, talent, culture and environment. This focus will attract diverse, high-performing talent, promoting a culture of continuous development and movement, creating a world-class employee experience and strengthening the talent foundation.

You'll enjoy the flexibility to telecommute* from anywhere within the U.S. as you take on some tough challenges.

Primary Responsibilities:



  • Lead the forecasting/demand planning process for assigned functions
  • Identify opportunities to develop and implement new early career programs and experiences that will enable the growth of early career hiring, create pathways to future leadership roles within the organization, and elevate enterprise goals
  • Drive stakeholder engagement and program operating committees to design, develop and execute the delivery of new early career programs
  • Manage program rosters and network with early career program participants to nurture their development and build high potential talent insight
  • Collaborate with other program managers to identify / create opportunities for enterprise-wide early career experiences that will support our employment brand, provide leadership exposure, and broaden the understanding of the company and variety of members we serve
  • Promote team engagement and facilitate productive dialogue to achieve positive results and create an inclusive team environment
  • Conduct surveys, focus groups and Voice of the Customer efforts to gather feedback and deepen understanding of program success and areas of opportunities
  • Support early careers I&D sourcing strategies to establish and expand key diverse sourcing partnerships as well as grass roots engagement efforts with universities and student organizations specific to Disability, LBGTQ+, Diversity and Military to support enterprise growth
  • Partner with Talent Acquisition and UHC Leaders to assist with recruiting and on-campus activities as needed



You'll be rewarded and recognized for your performance in an environment that will challenge you and give you clear direction on what it takes to succeed in your role as well as provide development for other roles you may be interested in.

Required Qualifications:



  • 7+ years of program/project management experience
  • Experience developing talent strategies and executing plans aligned with the culture and overall employee experience to drive business outcomes
  • Experience in stakeholder management, leading the development of change management, communication plans, talent processes, tools and resources
  • Ability to engage with leaders, demonstrate an understanding of senior leadership perspectives, influence without authority and address issues/concerns forthrightly with a solution-oriented approach
  • Demonstrated analytical capabilities, ability to see connections between data points, synthesize information, and generate conclusions and probable solutions
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills in creating and maintaining a high level of engagement with team members; consistently practices active listening, monitors team climate, and facilitating conversations to ensure everyone feels included and appreciated
  • Intermediate level of proficiency in MS Office, primarily in Excel (pivots, charts, VLOOKUPS, formula creation)
  • 10% Travel
  • Full COVID-19 vaccination is an essential job function of this role. Candidates located in states that mandate COVID-19 booster doses must also comply with those state requirements. UnitedHealth Group will adhere to all federal, state and local regulations as well as all client requirements and will obtain necessary proof of vaccination, and boosters when applicable, prior to employment to ensure compliance. Candidates must be able to perform all essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodation.



Preferred Qualifications:



  • Masters degree
  • Experience working within a matrixed (i.e. shared services delivery model) environment at a large, global, complex organization
  • Fosters an innovative culture, welcoming new ideas and taking risks. Is adaptive, creative, and innovative in planning and approaches to new challenges
  • Anticipates and prepares for adversity
  • Maintains calm and stays focused under pressure
  • Ability to prioritize and execute multiple and concurrent initiatives



To protect the health and safety of our workforce, patients and communities we serve, UnitedHealth Group and its affiliate companies require all employees to disclose COVID-19 vaccination status prior to beginning employment. In addition, some roles and locations require full COVID-19 vaccination, including boosters, as an essential job function. UnitedHealth Group adheres to all federal, state and local COVID-19 vaccination regulations as well as all client COVID-19 vaccination requirements and will obtain the necessary information from candidates prior to employment to ensure compliance. Candidates must be able to perform all essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodation. Failure to meet the vaccination requirement may result in rescission of an employment offer or termination of employment

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*All Telecommuters will be required to adhere to UnitedHealth Group's Telecommuter Policy.

Colorado, Connecticut or Nevada Residents Only: The salary range for Colorado/Connecticut/Nevada residents is $113,500 to $218,100. Pay is based on several factors including but not limited to education, work experience, certifications, etc. In addition to your salary, UnitedHealth Group offers benefits such as, a comprehensive benefits package, incentive and recognition programs, equity stock purchase and 401k contribution (all benefits are subject to eligibility requirements). No matter where or when you begin a career with UnitedHealth Group, you'll find a far-reaching choice of benefits and incentives.

Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: UnitedHealth Group is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

UnitedHealth Group is a drug-free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment.

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