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Realworks is a totally new model for innovation– we bring the best new technologies to big, complex public problems like the opiate epidemic. We are looking for someone incredible to lead that change with us!
Realworks is a non-profit initiative launched by 17a, a public sector strategy firm, and funded by several major healthcare and addiction treatment providers. We have support from several incredible groups including the City of Cincinnati, Interact for Health and Harvard University.


Program Manager

Role Overview
Core responsibilities include working with new start-ups to support their growth, managing local and national partnerships, and working directly with Realworks leadership to measure and achieve impact.

Responsibilities Include
The Program Manager will be responsible for leading the day to day operations of Realworks. We are looking for someone who is high energy, organized, and comfortable working with a wide range of people.

  • Working directly with start-ups and other innovators to support their growth

  • Coordinating partnerships, events and meetings, including Steering Committee meetings and Working Groups as well as larger community events

  • Gathering insights on the needs and areas for highest impact, e.g. leading focus groups with families in recovery (with third party support)

  • Supporting pilot launch and management, including training, data collection, analysis, and drawing relevant insights

  • Identifying and tracking key action items to drive work forward on pilots and to identify areas for new solutions / additional pilot work

  • Tracking operational expenses and other processes

  • Drafting communications to tell the Realworks story, including external communications

More About Realworks
The opiate epidemic is a national crisis, creating urgency for new, better solutions to delivery problems that have plagued the addiction services market for decades.
Realworks invests in pilots of the best new technologies and innovations that can make a dent in the opiate epidemic and improve the way we treat addiction more broadly.
We are specifically focused on tools that have the potential to scale at a national level - using the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky region as "lab" for figuring out what works.
This is a totally new model for innovation in addiction services at a time when it is needed more than ever.

More About 17a
17a is a boutique consultancy focused on improving public service delivery – using a combination of classic management consulting tools and more out-of-the-box solution design and development. We regularly partner with groups who have the potential to improve public sector service delivery, including public sector agencies, technology/data science companies, large corporates and the investment community.