CareFirst Careers

Senior Strategy Associate (Hybrid)

Resp & Qualifications


The Senior Strategy & Planning Associate primarily supports Business Consulting Group consultants in the conduct of strategy-phase projects aligned to CareFirst's corporate goals. Position will interact frequently with and support senior and executive leadership.


Strategy consulting: Contributes to project scoping and build of storyboard as part of a project team. Takes responsibility for discrete portions of the storyboard, proposing analyses to answer specific project questions, gathering qualitative and quantitative data and conducting analyses. Presents specific analyses clearly and concisely supported by clear, concise, compelling written comms and individual slides. Proactively seeks to understand workstream goals and how own work fits within broader project. Cultivates understanding of health care sector and CareFirst business

Stakeholder engagement: Seeks to identify and build rapport with key stakeholders across the org. Collaborates across the organization to gather data from relevant subject matter experts and leadership. Facilitates project-related conversations with stakeholders to solicit input, gain buy in for project findings and / or drive to a decision.

Executive Leadership Team (ELT) & Board: Support, as needed, ad hoc and ongoing activities, including: periodic creation of points of view on strategic topics; deck creation; offsite facilitation, planning activities, among others.


Education Level: Bachelor's Degree or in lieu of a Bachelor's degree, an additional 4 years of relevant work experience is required in addition to the required work experience.

Experience: 5 years of related professional experience

Preferred Qualifications:

        MBA, MPH, or MS with an emphasis in a quantitative and analytical discipline (e.g., Finance, Economics, Mathematics) preferred. 

        Understanding of healthcare marketplace dynamics and healthcare financial and operational reporting 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs):

        Strong analytical skills, including the ability to synthesize and create a cohesive picture from a wide variety information types and sources as well as to assess strategic implications.

        Ability to build collaborative, productive relationships with internal clients and information sources.

        Strong facilitation skills and the ability to take a leadership role with both peers and those more senior.

        Excellent written and oral communication skills, with the ability to effectively communicate complex issues and findings in writing and orally to CEO, Board, executive, and peer audiences.  Strong presentation skills.

        Keen attention to detail.

        Independent/resourceful and self-starter.  Proven ability to handle multiple tasks and projects simultaneously and to produce insightful and reliable analyses in a fast-paced, high-pressure, deadline-oriented environment.

        Excellent data analysis and PC skills, including MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

        Demonstrated proficiency using on-line databases and internet.

Salary Range: $86,688 - $172,172

Salary Range Disclaimer

The disclosed range estimate has not been adjusted for the applicable geographic differential associated with the location at which the work is being performed. This compensation range is specific and considers factors such as (but not limited to) the scope and responsibilites of the position, the candidate's work experience, education/training, internal peer equity, and market and business consideration. It is not typical for an individual to be hired at the top of the range, as compensation decisions depend on each case's facts and circumstances, including but not limited to experience, internal equity, and location. In addition to your compensation, CareFirst offers a comprehensive benefits package, various incentive programs/plans, and 401k contribution programs/plans (all benefits/incentives are subject to eligibility requirements).


Strategy & Planning

Equal Employment Opportunity

CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield is an Equal Opportunity (EEO) employer.  It is the policy of the Company to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

Where To Apply

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Federal Disc/Physical Demand

Note:  The incumbent is required to immediately disclose any debarment, exclusion, or other event that makes him/her ineligible to perform work directly or indirectly on Federal health care programs.


The associate is primarily seated while performing the duties of the position.  Occasional walking or standing is required.  The hands are regularly used to write, type, key and handle or feel small controls and objects.  The associate must frequently talk and hear.  Weights up to 25 pounds are occasionally lifted.

Sponsorship in US

Must be eligible to work in the U.S. without Sponsorship.


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