Project Director (PD)

Remote, Anywhere in the US. Immediate Hire

Rainmakers Strategic Solutions LLC is a fast growing, high performing business delivering value-added consulting services that enable our clients to envision, implement and measure achievement of their transformational and strategic goals. We are committed to Excellence, Passion, Diversity and Knowledge. Rainmakers offers comprehensive benefits and highly competitive compensation packages.

Rainmakers is actively seeking a dynamic Project Director (PD) for a highly visible Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) project aligning with one of its key Innovation Center Models.

We are open to this PD expanding his/her role to serving as PD for other data analytics projects and/or as a Data Analytics Lead to grow and secure additional business in this practice area. A highly self-motivated, organized person who has a passion to achieve and demonstrates strong leadership skills would be a great fit.

Key Duties/Responsibilities of the Project Director

  • Lead successful execution of a large, multi-year Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) data analytics project in alignment with the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK)
  • Serve as the primary point-of-contact and functional lead between client leadership and the Rainmakers’ project team, with ultimate project execution authority
  • Have ultimate accountability for management of scope, schedule, budget, resources, quality and risk management, and customer satisfaction
  • Develop and adhere to the Project Management Plan
  • Lead analytic design and framework development for Medicare and Medicaid encounter and claims analysis projects
  • Guide team in encounter data analysis, submission error identification, and root cause analysis
  • Supervise team in developing Tableau/PowerBI reports and dashboards that visualize analytic results at national, program, state, and Plan levels, as well as trends over time, summary and line-level information, as well State and other benchmark comparisons
  • Effectively lead the team in prioritizing multiple tasks and work under pressure to meet deadlines and for ad-hoc requests
  • Achieve CPARS that adhere to company standards
  • Serve as direct supervisor for project staff and perform supervisory functions as appropriate, including performance reviews; ensure resources are adequately trained
  • Assist the client in assessing solution alternatives and providing quality oversight for all project deliverables
  • Lead team in adapting to priority changes and evolving client needs
  • Prepare and submit administrative and financial reports as necessary
  • Serve on proposal teams, contribute to technical solutioning, and write proposal sections as required
  • Perform other duties as assigned


  • PhD in Healthcare Data Analytics, Health Data Science, Healthcare Research, Statistics, Health Economics, Public Health with a focus on Policy and Analysis, or related field
  • Master’s Degree in or same related fields, and demonstrated strong project management, data analytics, and leadership skills

Relevant Knowledge

  • Government healthcare programs, Medicare and Medicaid
  • CMS’ Integrated Data Repository
  • CMS’ Chronic Condition Warehouse via the Virtual Resource Data Center, familiarity with, but not required
  • Federal government contracting, from serving in a senior role at a consulting or contracting firm
  • Data analytics
  • Business development
  • Proposal writing

Years of Experience

  • 8-10 years working in the federal healthcare contracting space
  • 10 years’ experience with federal government contracts required
  • 5 years managing projects for CMS
  • 10 years data analytics experience, preferably in the health care space
  • 5 years technical proposal writing experience

Special Skills

  • Experience leading projects of varying types and complexity in project management role
  • Federal government project and healthcare project experience required
  • Exceptional written and oral skills sufficient to communicate effectively with business stakeholders
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Self‐directed and detail oriented
  • Experienced in technical writing
  • Strong sense of ownership, urgency, and drive

Software Proficiencies 

  • Proficiency in using Microsoft Office applications such as Visio, Excel, Word, and PowerPoint
  • SAS


  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification preferred, but not required

Environment and Cognitive/Physical Demands

  • Teleworking, virtual work environment
  • Ability to read, keyboard, reason, communicate effectively and problem solve
  • Requires prolonged sitting and telephone use
  • Requires the use of office equipment such as computer terminals, telephones, copiers and printers
  • Infrequent lifting to 15 pounds
  • Infrequent stooping
  • Periodic travel

Segregation of Duties

Employees are accountable for performing their job responsibilities per Rainmakers’ core values, as well as policies and procedures, including but not limited to: segregation of duties, HIPAA, security and privacy, CMS requirements, the Rainmakers Compliance Program and any other applicable laws, rules and regulations.

Statement of Other Duties

This document describes the essential functions, requirements, and responsibilities of this job, and is not intended to be a complete list of all tasks and functions. Employees may be requested to perform job related tasks other than those specifically listed in this description and may be required to perform any task requested by the supervisor or management.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities as well as Sexual Orientation or Gender Identity.

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