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      • Madison, Wisconsin
      • Temporary
      • $48.00 - $60.00 per hour
      • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
      Spherion, in partnership with the State of Wisconsin Department of Health Services, is actively recruiting for a Senior Project Manager/Portfolio Manager! This position provides project management services related to bureau priority initiatives and complex services projects. If you have project management/portfolio management experience, exceptional leadership skills, and enjoy problem-solving and process improvement, please apply today!Responsibilities:- Provide leadership, management, consulting, coordination, and business analysis for human services program projects- Perform all phases of the project life cycle and project management methodology- Manage multiple moderate to high-risk projects simultaneously- Conduct feasibility, risk, regulatory compliance, and ROI analyses for proposed projects and work with stakeholders to identify, document, manage and mitigate risks associated with a project- Work with stakeholders and management to assemble a project team and arrange for any necessary project resources- Monitor, communicate, and report project progress against the project plan, requirements, budget, quality measures, and business results expected- Provide consulting, assistance, and training to bureau staff assigned to initiatives on project management techniques, processes, and best practices- Recommend improvements to DHS project management methodology, tools, and related processes as well as recommend needed changes to policies, standards, and processes to best meet business needs- Assist in development and oversight of bureau-wide employee engagement initiative. Present reports to Bureau and others on employee engagement findings and recommendations- Stay up to date on trends and changes in industry standards and best practices for project managementWorking hours: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PMSkills:- Advanced problem-solving, leadership, time management, and communication skills- Advanced business process improvement skills (assessment, design, and implementation)Education:BachelorsExperience:1-4 yearsQualifications:- Bachelors Degree in business or related field- Training in formal project management methodologies; certification preferred- Knowledge of and experience with principles, methods, and tools for developing, scheduling, coordinating, and managing projects and resources (e.g. work breakdown structures, earned value, and critical path analysis)- Ability to monitor and control project processes according to plan- Knowledge of and experience with methods and tools used for risk identification, risk management, and risk mitigation and the ability to manage problems that arise in projects- Knowledge of and experience with information systems used in program operations- Knowledge of and experience with third-party vendor management methods- Knowledge of portfolio management principles, methods, and tools- Knowledge of and experience with quality assurance and quality improvement processes- Experience in programmatic implications and policy and procedure development for changes that are systems driven- Knowledge of Microsoft Professional Office suite and advanced skills with MS Project- Knowledge of the Department of Health Services and its respective programs Click the apply button in the top right hand corner to apply today!Spherion has helped thousands of people just like you find work happiness! Our experienced staff will listen carefully to your employment needs and then work diligently to match your skills and qualifications to the right job and company. No one works harder for you than Spherion. EEO Employer: Race, Religion, Color, National Origin, Citizenship, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, Age, Disability, Ancestry, Veteran Status, Genetic Information, Service in the Uniformed Services or any other classification protected by law.
      Spherion, in partnership with the State of Wisconsin Department of Health Services, is actively recruiting for a Senior Project Manager/Portfolio Manager! This position provides project management services related to bureau priority initiatives and complex services projects. If you have project management/portfolio management experience, exceptional leadership skills, and enjoy problem-solving and process improvement, please apply today!Responsibilities:- Provide leadership, management, consulting, coordination, and business analysis for human services program projects- Perform all phases of the project life cycle and project management methodology- Manage multiple moderate to high-risk projects simultaneously- Conduct feasibility, risk, regulatory compliance, and ROI analyses for proposed projects and work with stakeholders to identify, document, manage and mitigate risks associated with a project- Work with stakeholders and management to assemble a project team and arrange for any necessary project resources- Monitor, communicate, and report project progress against the project plan, requirements, budget, quality measures, and business results expected- Provide consulting, assistance, and training to bureau staff assigned to initiatives on project management techniques, processes, and best practices- Recommend improvements to DHS project management methodology, tools, and related processes as well as recommend needed changes to policies, standards, and processes to best meet business needs- Assist in development and oversight of bureau-wide employee engagement initiative. Present reports to Bureau and others on employee engagement findings and recommendations- Stay up to date on trends and changes in industry standards and best practices for project managementWorking hours: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PMSkills:- Advanced problem-solving, leadership, time management, and communication skills- Advanced business process improvement skills (assessment, design, and implementation)Education:BachelorsExperience:1-4 yearsQualifications:- Bachelors Degree in business or related field- Training in formal project management methodologies; certification preferred- Knowledge of and experience with principles, methods, and tools for developing, scheduling, coordinating, and managing projects and resources (e.g. work breakdown structures, earned value, and critical path analysis)- Ability to monitor and control project processes according to plan- Knowledge of and experience with methods and tools used for risk identification, risk management, and risk mitigation and the ability to manage problems that arise in projects- Knowledge of and experience with information systems used in program operations- Knowledge of and experience with third-party vendor management methods- Knowledge of portfolio management principles, methods, and tools- Knowledge of and experience with quality assurance and quality improvement processes- Experience in programmatic implications and policy and procedure development for changes that are systems driven- Knowledge of Microsoft Professional Office suite and advanced skills with MS Project- Knowledge of the Department of Health Services and its respective programs Click the apply button in the top right hand corner to apply today!Spherion has helped thousands of people just like you find work happiness! Our experienced staff will listen carefully to your employment needs and then work diligently to match your skills and qualifications to the right job and company. No one works harder for you than Spherion. EEO Employer: Race, Religion, Color, National Origin, Citizenship, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, Age, Disability, Ancestry, Veteran Status, Genetic Information, Service in the Uniformed Services or any other classification protected by law.
      • Madison, Wisconsin
      • Temporary
      • $20.00 - $22.00 per hour
      • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
      Spherion, in partnership with our State of Wisconsin client, is looking for a Benefits Specialist! The Benefits Specialist will work directly with retirees, members, and employers to research, answer, and resolve complicated questions and problems relating to our client's benefit programs (health, life, disability and ICI) and retirement programs. If you are reliable and customer service oriented, please apply today!This position can be remote if desired following in-person training!Responsibilities:- Use knowledge learned through training to thoroughly explain available benefit programs, options, eligibility requirements, and application deadlines to participating employers and members- Provide the information in an easy-to-understand format so members can make informed decisions- Analyze records to determine eligibility for benefits- Ensure that State and Local government employees and retirees have the insurance coverages they need and that retirees monthly payments are made timely and accurately- Monitor and update changes to health insurance benefits, including changing how a retiree's health insurance premiums are paid, as needed- Assist employers with benefit adjustments and adjusting members monthly payments as needed- Anticipate our clients members needs and exceed their expectationsWorking hours: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PMSkills:- Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal skills required- Effective customer service techniques- Polite and professional phone presenceEducation:High SchoolExperience:1-4 yearsQualifications:- High School Diploma or equivalent- Ability to understand and communicate complex information- Ability to calculate estimated and final benefit amounts- Ability to research, interpret and apply relevant WI Statutes, Admin Code, and Department policies and procedures that pertain to client administered programs- Apply state and federal tax laws and regulations pertaining to available benefits- Ability to participate and provide input regarding benefit policy and administrative rule- Ability to use complex and sophisticated personal computer-based software systems (Microsoft Windows applications such as Word, Excel, Access, etc.) - Ability to use complex case management, customer relationship management, and benefits processing software- Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality Click the apply button in the top right hand corner to apply today!Spherion has helped thousands of people just like you find work happiness! Our experienced staff will listen carefully to your employment needs and then work diligently to match your skills and qualifications to the right job and company. No one works harder for you than Spherion. EEO Employer: Race, Religion, Color, National Origin, Citizenship, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, Age, Disability, Ancestry, Veteran Status, Genetic Information, Service in the Uniformed Services or any other classification protected by law.
      Spherion, in partnership with our State of Wisconsin client, is looking for a Benefits Specialist! The Benefits Specialist will work directly with retirees, members, and employers to research, answer, and resolve complicated questions and problems relating to our client's benefit programs (health, life, disability and ICI) and retirement programs. If you are reliable and customer service oriented, please apply today!This position can be remote if desired following in-person training!Responsibilities:- Use knowledge learned through training to thoroughly explain available benefit programs, options, eligibility requirements, and application deadlines to participating employers and members- Provide the information in an easy-to-understand format so members can make informed decisions- Analyze records to determine eligibility for benefits- Ensure that State and Local government employees and retirees have the insurance coverages they need and that retirees monthly payments are made timely and accurately- Monitor and update changes to health insurance benefits, including changing how a retiree's health insurance premiums are paid, as needed- Assist employers with benefit adjustments and adjusting members monthly payments as needed- Anticipate our clients members needs and exceed their expectationsWorking hours: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PMSkills:- Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal skills required- Effective customer service techniques- Polite and professional phone presenceEducation:High SchoolExperience:1-4 yearsQualifications:- High School Diploma or equivalent- Ability to understand and communicate complex information- Ability to calculate estimated and final benefit amounts- Ability to research, interpret and apply relevant WI Statutes, Admin Code, and Department policies and procedures that pertain to client administered programs- Apply state and federal tax laws and regulations pertaining to available benefits- Ability to participate and provide input regarding benefit policy and administrative rule- Ability to use complex and sophisticated personal computer-based software systems (Microsoft Windows applications such as Word, Excel, Access, etc.) - Ability to use complex case management, customer relationship management, and benefits processing software- Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality Click the apply button in the top right hand corner to apply today!Spherion has helped thousands of people just like you find work happiness! Our experienced staff will listen carefully to your employment needs and then work diligently to match your skills and qualifications to the right job and company. No one works harder for you than Spherion. EEO Employer: Race, Religion, Color, National Origin, Citizenship, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, Age, Disability, Ancestry, Veteran Status, Genetic Information, Service in the Uniformed Services or any other classification protected by law.
      • Madison, Wisconsin
      • Temporary
      • $30.00 - $34.00 per hour
      • 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
      Spherion, in partnership with the State of Wisconsin Department of Health Services, is recruiting a Grant Program Coordinator to assist with the Medicare Improvements for Patients and Provider's Act (MIPPA) grant. This position will act as an assistant grant manager for the Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act (MIPPA) grant, funded to the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) by the Administration for Community Living. This position is housed within the Division of Public Health, Bureau of Aging and Disability Resources, Office on Aging. This position works under the general supervision of the Legal and Protective Services Unit Supervisor, with active oversight, coaching, and collaboration by the project's grant manager at DHS, the Elder Benefits and Legal Services Program and Policy Analyst, which is a full-time permanent position in DHS. The purpose of the MIPPA grant is to enhance one-on-one assistance, education, and outreach efforts to eligible Medicare beneficiaries regarding their preventive, wellness, and limited income benefits. Wisconsin's grant goals include increasing statewide outreach and assistance efforts directed towards hard-to-reach and low-income Medicare beneficiaries using a health equity framework, expanding partnerships between MIPPA sub-award recipients and local organizations that serve target populations, and coordinating MIPPA grant activities statewide to maximize efficiency and effectiveness. This position will assist with administrative duties related to grant management and will coordinate with state staff, network partners, and community stakeholders to accomplish the goals of the grant. MIPPA sub-award recipients, with whom this position will collaborate, include Area Agencies on Aging, Aging and Disability Resource Centers, county Aging Units, Disability Rights Wisconsin, and the Great Lakes Inter-Tribal Council.The MIPPA grant period will run from September 1, 2021, to August 31, 2022, with an opportunity for renewal for at least two years. This position is approximately 32 hours/week. Flexibility with the schedule is offered including the ability to work remotely.Responsibilities:- Manage administrative grant activities including collecting data from sub-grantees, providing verbal and written updates to the federal projects officer via email and virtual meeting, developing budgets and managing contracts for sub-grantees, and monitoring sub-grantee and overall grant spending- Expand partnerships between MIPPA sites and organizations that serve target populations through engagement of leaders of partner agencies in discussion of how to best serve clients, developing and publishing best practices for inter-agency collaboration using a healthy equity framework, and surveying MIPPA counselors on successful partnerships and lessons learned- Develop outreach materials and resources targeted to hard-to-reach populations including Medicare beneficiaries who are under 65, those who live in rural areas, Native American individuals, and those whose primary language isnt English- Coordinate MIPPA activities statewide including quarterly meetings with statewide MIPPA staff to review progress on grant goals/process improvement as well as collaboration with tribal MIPPA grantees- Ensure accurate and timely activity reporting in the client system- Utilize data to inform targeted outreach efforts by providing performance report data and population statistics to local sites on a quarterly basisWorking hours: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PMSkills:- Considerable skill in providing consultation and technical assistance to local governments and tribes regarding the use of funding, etc- Considerable interpersonal skills to appropriately motivate, influence, and persuade in order to forge cooperative working relationships, provide leadership in problem-solving, and help diverse organizations and groups develop strategies for accomplishing goals- Considerable skill in verbal communication to individuals and groups to provide program, technical assistance, and reporting information and guidance- Strong writing skills for the preparation of the program, technical assistance, and reporting materials- Experience with public speaking and presenting, including for the creation of recorded informational videos- Considerable skills with Microsoft Office, particularly Excel- Familiarity with social media platformsEducation:BachelorsExperience:1-4 yearsQualifications:- Bilingual in Spanish, preferred- Extensive knowledge of health equity frameworks and strategies to promote health equity- Extensive knowledge of the federal administrative regulations, directives, policies, and guidelines that govern aging and disability programs and the administration of federal funds- Knowledge of the Wisconsin human service delivery system for older adults and adults with disabilities, including the roles and relationships among state agencies, county government agencies, law enforcement, the judicial -system, and community service providers- Extensive experience with the Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act (MIPPA) and State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) grants- Extensive knowledge in project management, data collection, and reporting- Considerable knowledge and skill in grant management procedures and techniques- Knowledge of information systems used in human service fields Please apply today via the apply button in the top right hand corner!Spherion has helped thousands of people just like you find work happiness! Our experienced staff will listen carefully to your employment needs and then work diligently to match your skills and qualifications to the right job and company. No one works harder for you than Spherion. EEO Employer: Race, Religion, Color, National Origin, Citizenship, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, Age, Disability, Ancestry, Veteran Status, Genetic Information, Service in the Uniformed Services or any other classification protected by law.
      Spherion, in partnership with the State of Wisconsin Department of Health Services, is recruiting a Grant Program Coordinator to assist with the Medicare Improvements for Patients and Provider's Act (MIPPA) grant. This position will act as an assistant grant manager for the Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act (MIPPA) grant, funded to the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) by the Administration for Community Living. This position is housed within the Division of Public Health, Bureau of Aging and Disability Resources, Office on Aging. This position works under the general supervision of the Legal and Protective Services Unit Supervisor, with active oversight, coaching, and collaboration by the project's grant manager at DHS, the Elder Benefits and Legal Services Program and Policy Analyst, which is a full-time permanent position in DHS. The purpose of the MIPPA grant is to enhance one-on-one assistance, education, and outreach efforts to eligible Medicare beneficiaries regarding their preventive, wellness, and limited income benefits. Wisconsin's grant goals include increasing statewide outreach and assistance efforts directed towards hard-to-reach and low-income Medicare beneficiaries using a health equity framework, expanding partnerships between MIPPA sub-award recipients and local organizations that serve target populations, and coordinating MIPPA grant activities statewide to maximize efficiency and effectiveness. This position will assist with administrative duties related to grant management and will coordinate with state staff, network partners, and community stakeholders to accomplish the goals of the grant. MIPPA sub-award recipients, with whom this position will collaborate, include Area Agencies on Aging, Aging and Disability Resource Centers, county Aging Units, Disability Rights Wisconsin, and the Great Lakes Inter-Tribal Council.The MIPPA grant period will run from September 1, 2021, to August 31, 2022, with an opportunity for renewal for at least two years. This position is approximately 32 hours/week. Flexibility with the schedule is offered including the ability to work remotely.Responsibilities:- Manage administrative grant activities including collecting data from sub-grantees, providing verbal and written updates to the federal projects officer via email and virtual meeting, developing budgets and managing contracts for sub-grantees, and monitoring sub-grantee and overall grant spending- Expand partnerships between MIPPA sites and organizations that serve target populations through engagement of leaders of partner agencies in discussion of how to best serve clients, developing and publishing best practices for inter-agency collaboration using a healthy equity framework, and surveying MIPPA counselors on successful partnerships and lessons learned- Develop outreach materials and resources targeted to hard-to-reach populations including Medicare beneficiaries who are under 65, those who live in rural areas, Native American individuals, and those whose primary language isnt English- Coordinate MIPPA activities statewide including quarterly meetings with statewide MIPPA staff to review progress on grant goals/process improvement as well as collaboration with tribal MIPPA grantees- Ensure accurate and timely activity reporting in the client system- Utilize data to inform targeted outreach efforts by providing performance report data and population statistics to local sites on a quarterly basisWorking hours: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PMSkills:- Considerable skill in providing consultation and technical assistance to local governments and tribes regarding the use of funding, etc- Considerable interpersonal skills to appropriately motivate, influence, and persuade in order to forge cooperative working relationships, provide leadership in problem-solving, and help diverse organizations and groups develop strategies for accomplishing goals- Considerable skill in verbal communication to individuals and groups to provide program, technical assistance, and reporting information and guidance- Strong writing skills for the preparation of the program, technical assistance, and reporting materials- Experience with public speaking and presenting, including for the creation of recorded informational videos- Considerable skills with Microsoft Office, particularly Excel- Familiarity with social media platformsEducation:BachelorsExperience:1-4 yearsQualifications:- Bilingual in Spanish, preferred- Extensive knowledge of health equity frameworks and strategies to promote health equity- Extensive knowledge of the federal administrative regulations, directives, policies, and guidelines that govern aging and disability programs and the administration of federal funds- Knowledge of the Wisconsin human service delivery system for older adults and adults with disabilities, including the roles and relationships among state agencies, county government agencies, law enforcement, the judicial -system, and community service providers- Extensive experience with the Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act (MIPPA) and State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) grants- Extensive knowledge in project management, data collection, and reporting- Considerable knowledge and skill in grant management procedures and techniques- Knowledge of information systems used in human service fields Please apply today via the apply button in the top right hand corner!Spherion has helped thousands of people just like you find work happiness! Our experienced staff will listen carefully to your employment needs and then work diligently to match your skills and qualifications to the right job and company. No one works harder for you than Spherion. EEO Employer: Race, Religion, Color, National Origin, Citizenship, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, Age, Disability, Ancestry, Veteran Status, Genetic Information, Service in the Uniformed Services or any other classification protected by law.

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