BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina Foundation


Columbia, South Carolina

Date Posted

October 28, 2021

Job Category

The Foundation is a statewide health foundation that cares about what gets accomplished and the impact its activities have on improving the health of South Carolinians, especially for the economically vulnerable. This new position would:

  • Develop and manage a thorough evaluation and learning system to measure the progress, effectiveness, and impact of the Foundation’s full portfolio of grant funded programs and initiatives and non-grant activities.
  • Lead efforts to gather, analyze, and synthesize data to inform decisions and work with staff and key leaders to identify and accelerate innovation, increase reach and breadth of impact, and generate information to influence grantmaking strategy.


  • Own and leads the application and maintenance of the Foundation’s overall Theory of Change, supports development of initiative specific theories of change, grant evaluations, data collection (qualitative and quantitative) and analysis of Foundation supported projects and initiatives. Develop and maintain an inventory of necessary indicators and data sources; and associated resources, systems, competencies, and processes that form the foundation for monitoring progress towards key health metrics, priority measures and strategic learning questions to assess impact of the Foundation’s grantmaking, strategic initiatives, and related activities.  Develop and lead the Foundation’s operations and use of the internal data lake framework and participates in the Data Governance cabinet and Master Data management committee as needed.
  • Lead the development of sophisticated dashboarding and monitoring approach for the Foundation team and key constituents by organizing current reporting efforts into a process connecting data and information from a grants management system, internal data framework, other relevant sources to priority health indicators and desired outcomes. Communicates with and/or guides trainings to build grantees capacity on the dashboard programs used to generate analytical data and insights to support project improvement efforts of grantees and identify solutions. Collaborates with Foundation team by providing analytical results, synthesis of challenges and gaps; trends; and emerging opportunities to support strategy development and to support financial and operational decisions.
  • Manages one’s own tasks in projects, a project team and/or leads multiple projects.  Works with team members and partner organizations to negotiate and manage deadlines based on the requirements and needs of projects. Determines, sets and executes best direction in addressing Foundation related business issues or opportunity by facilitating communication among partner organizations and the Foundation.
  • Proactively and effectively acts as the leader and key liaison between grantee partners, key constituents and the Foundation for evaluation and learning needs and efforts. Ensures a tight linkage between funded projects and the Foundation’s priorities and organizational goals.  Serve as a guide of the organization’s evaluation and analytics priorities to internal and external constituents through formal and informal communications.  Develop concise, insightful, and politically savvy communications on the impact, results, and learnings for a variety of media and presentation formats.
  • Supports Foundation team and grantees in different formats, including convenings, workshops, webinars, site visits to training in both analytical technique/theory and the effective use of data and analytics, share learnings and identify solutions based on data and evaluation findings to maximize the impact of Foundation investments and projects.   May lead a team, facilitate convenings, or oversee evaluation related support serves or contracts/grants.


Required Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Health IT, Business Administration, Advanced Analytics or related field.

Preferred Education:

  • Master’s degree in the same field, Health Policy, Public Health, or Health Economics is highly preferred

 Required Work Experience:

  • Five years of project management experience with at least four years in business intelligence, data science, analytics, data management, or reporting (can be concurrent with the five years)

Preferred Work Experience:

  • Five to seven years combined research, evaluation, quality improvement, and project management experience

Required Skills and Abilities:

  • Strong grasp of technical business analytics demonstrated by the ability to act as a change agent for optimization of BA tools, ability to mentor/coach for BA tools, insightful analytics and synthesis; application of broad knowledge of IT infrastructure to include data warehouses, data marts and business analytics solutions.
  • Ability to bring big ideas that have lasting positive impact on business results demonstrated by delivering integrated solutions, taking creative risks at customer and project level, application of new and creative approaches, innovatively frame and re-frame problems to generate hypotheses and new approaches. Effective project management skills.
  • Ability to influence within the organization, across levels, teams, and customers utilizing strong negotiation skills, style adaptation, team engagement and collaboration. Demonstrate a commitment to high levels of customer service.

Preferred Skills and Abilities:

  • Demonstrated analytical and evaluative skills, including strong qualitative data experience
  • Experience in statistical analysis, predictive analytics, scenario forecasting, or cost-benefit analysis.
  • Knowledge and experience in one or more areas of health policy, such as Medicaid or other safety net health systems for low-income populations.
  • Understanding of how research and policy analysis can support and enhance health philanthropic initiatives.
  • Ability to distill the key issues and research findings and shape salient points for targeted audiences.

Software and Other Tools:

  • Experience with SAS or STATA, Tableau, web-based survey tools (RedCap, Qualtrex) or related data analysis and visualization applications

Application Process

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BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina and our subsidiary companies maintain a continuing policy of nondiscrimination in employment to promote employment opportunities for persons regardless of age, race, color, national origin, sex, religion, veteran status, disability, weight, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any other legally protected status. Additionally, as a federal contractor, the company maintains Affirmative Action programs to promote employment opportunities for minorities, females, disabled individuals and veterans. It is our policy to provide equal opportunities in all phases of the employment process and to comply with applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations.

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About the Organization

The BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina Foundation was established in 2003. The Foundation issues grants to support projects that aim to promote the health of South Carolinians and to increase access to health care for the economically disadvantaged.

Our Vision

To bridge health and health care in South Carolina.

Our Mission

The mission of the BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina Foundation is to promote and support healthier South Carolinians, particularly the economically vulnerable, by supporting solutions to address gaps in health care and serving as an agent of change to support innovation and value-added public-private partnerships.

Our Values

We have a unique position as a statewide health foundation that allows us to support select systemic population health issues and approaches across South Carolina.

  • We recognize that improving health is complex; therefore, we support a continuum of approaches ranging from providing direct care for the economically vulnerable to advancing policy, systems and environmental changes.
  • We prioritize efforts that will improve the health of future generations of South Carolinians.
  • We empower organizations to increase effectiveness towards improved health outcomes.
  • We support efforts that represent community and statewide priorities that are locally determined, culturally relevant and data-informed solutions.
  • We equip our partners to connect learning to action and use data for continuous improvement.
  • We are a catalytic partner, supporting organizations and programs as they gain sustainability by leveraging funds and we value innovative projects that can expand to multiple geographic areas in South Carolina.