Kaiser Permanente Executive Consultant II, Government Relations in Oakland, California

Provide leadership & facilitation in the resolution of highly strategic & sensitive issues or projects of regional, statewide, cross entity or cross-functional & reports directly to senior leadership. The incumbent acts as an advisor & thought partner by leading teams to identify, track & measure issues, project plans & associated risks for resolution & consolidation, providing expert level consulting capabilities to the functional area to realize leaders' strategic agendas. Lead teams to gather data, researching & consolidate issues, summarizing information & making recommendations w/ relevant stakeholders to advance the senior leaders' agenda. Incumbent routinely & proactively represents the executives' positions in meetings, committees & in developing integrated functional projects, communication plans & scorecards to measure effectiveness of initiatives. On behalf of the executive, oversees the functional area operations including budget & strategic planning. Maybe responsible to manage other executive/internal consultants & staff to proactively identify & resolve issues of strategic importance to the company.

Essential Functions:

  • Directs teams of consultants, project manager & administrative staff to lead large projects or oversees multiple projects. (i.e. Development & execution of a plan for integrating contracted, outside services w/ those supplied by KP personnel.

  • Develops proposals outlining proposed project structure, approach & work plan.

  • Designs research plans for data gathering & analysis. Interprets analysis & develops action plans accordingly. Provides direction to content experts of the responsible area. Provides leadership & expert consultation on the design, development, & implementation of programs to execute best practices in a given functional area.

  • Supports the planning, management & execution of key business processes associated w/ management of the applicable functional area, including but not limited to performance management, strategic planning, communications, & operations. Applies process improvement methods & tools to improve &/or redesign organizational business processes, tactical initiatives & technical systems.

  • Executes tools & systems, including project plans, scorecards, risk assessments & resource allocation tracking systems to measure the efficiency & effectiveness of the functional area in achieving organizational goals & objectives.

  • Makes decisions on resource allocation to best execute the Leaders' strategic vision & makes recommendations on reallocation & shifting of strategic direction in order to realign the functional area w/ best practices in a particular area &/or the larger strategic direction of the organization.

  • In partnership w/ Human Resources, IT &/or 3rd Party Vendors, develops & maintains the functional people plan to ensure that the organization is prepared to effectively execute the functional strategies. Makes recommendations regarding staffing & selection, compensation & other employment matters. Authorizes & approves on behalf of the Leaders, w/in pre-established parameters, the necessary paperwork to carry out the Human Resources administrative actions associated w/ day-to-day management activities of the group. Leads the salary planning, performance management & goal setting process for the functional area at the direction of leadership in consultation w/ other business units.

  • This job description is not all encompassing.

Basic Qualifications:


  • Minimum eight (8) years of experience in consulting, operations or project management in a health care setting.


  • Bachelor's degree in related field, four (4) years of experience in a directly related field.

  • High School Diploma or General Education Development (GED) required.

License, Certification, Registration

  • N/A

Additional Requirements:

  • Experience with business process improvement and the tools and data requirements for supporting an effective business process improvement project.

  • Demonstrated performance in strategic/operational analysis and planning, analytical techniques, financial and market assessments.

  • Proven leadership skills in project management and consulting.

  • Demonstrated ability to structure, drive and execute complex multi-disciplinary issues to closure with minimal direction.

  • Proven ability to effectively manage in ambiguous situations with minimal direction.

  • Proficient in team building, conflict resolution, group interaction, project management, and budget management.

  • Demonstrated ability to lead professionals and manage others through influence and collaboration.

  • Outstanding written and oral communication skills required.

  • Demonstrated ability to conduct and interpret quantitative/qualitative analysis.

  • Advanced knowledge (broad expertise or unique knowledge) of policies, practices and systems.

  • Develops advanced concepts, techniques, and standards.

  • Develops new applications based on professional principles and theories.

  • Viewed as expert in field within KP.

  • Applies advanced principles, theories, and concepts.

  • Contributes to the development of innovative principles and ideas.

  • Must be able to work in a Labor/Management Partnership environment.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Minimum three (3) years of management experience preferred.

  • Minimum eight (8) years of related experience preferred.


TITLE: Executive Consultant II, Government Relations

LOCATION: Oakland, California


External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with Federal, state and local laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran, or disability status.