Engagement Manager, Future of Health

New York
Luminary Labs seeks an experienced consultant to lead teams in the development and execution of engagements in the health sector.

Apply online.

This role will engage with commercial and public-sector leaders at the forefront of health and technology, and manage multidisciplinary teams to accelerate innovation and launch groundbreaking programs.
Our work takes many forms –– including strategic advisory, prototyping, piloting, program design and delivery, and nontraditional incentive methodologies such as accelerators and prize competitions.

We take an agile, “no surprises” approach to consulting, working hand-in-hand with our clients to “make it real.” This entails desk research, convening multidisciplinary stakeholders, facilitating alignment among partners, mapping ecosystems, creating frameworks for thoughtful and considered decision-making, building scenarios around opportunity areas, selecting pathways, designing strategic programs — and ultimately, operationalizing and launching new initiatives. When the bets are big and the stakes are high, our clients come to us for rapid alignment, smart strategies, and agile execution.

Representative engagements include strategy and advisory (measuring the impact of an improved experience on the vaccination rate, making a smarter bet on digital health) and bringing products to life (prototyping software and hardware solutions). Our open innovation engagements include Mission Daybreak, a $20 million grand challenge advancing behavioral health tech to reduce Veteran suicides and a $100 million partnership with BARDA to improve pandemic preparedness and accelerate new vaccine technologies.

This is a full-time role in New York City reporting to the Senior Director, Future of Health and Scientific Discovery.

Please note that our team has embraced a hybrid model for our five-day work week, with two synchronous days in the office and three days wherever you work best. This role is based in New York City and will join our team in the office on Tuesdays and Wednesdays most weeks.

About you

You are known for your consulting chops and strong client EQ, having worked with leaders at the forefront of health and technology. You have experience implementing high-profile and large-scale programs. You have incredible attention to detail and can build and run a project plan in your sleep.

You are enthusiastic about open innovation and the broad playing field it provides. You care about the impact your work has on the world and have been looking for a career path that is both high-performance and high-impact. You are passionate about working at the intersection of emerging technologies and the problems that matter.

You are a leader who empowers your team to achieve excellence. You know how to give regular feedback and effectively delegate. People love working with you, and for you.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Serve as a client advisor. Earn respect and trust of our corporate, nonprofit, and government clients. Know the conditions for success and persevere to make change happen in large organizations.
  • Lead the vision. Bring transformative thinking to our clients, while understanding the conditions for success within their environments. Translate said thinking into tangible programs that meet client goals.
  • Lead the team. Serve as the ultimate owner of all project deliverables including project plan, content, format and storytelling. Work closely with your multidisciplinary team to ensure flawless execution, staying on top of the many moving pieces.
  • Connect the dots. Have your finger on the pulse of your clients’ industries, including the role of incumbents and newcomers. Identify key nodes in any given industry network, participate in industry events, stay abreast of relevant news and trends, and tap into the network to drive value for our clients.
  • Drive business growth. Lead the development of new business proposals and pitches and deepen value with existing clients. Support company growth by participating in the ongoing recruitment of talent.


Desired skills and experience

  • 6-8+ years experience working with clients who trust you implicitly.
  • Proven leader who knows how to build and inspire a team; passionate about the career trajectory of those around you.
  • MBA or equivalent experience.
  • Exceptional attention to detail.
  • Stellar communication and presentation skills, demonstrating an ability to strike the right tone with clients.
  • High level of technological literacy and ability to quickly navigate the full functionality of tools such as Google Suite, Microsoft Office and Teams, Zoom, and Slack.
  • Super-flexible, adaptable, realistic, practical, and agile.
  • Thrive in a fast-paced and dynamic environment.


The total compensation package for this role includes a base salary in the range of $125,000 to $145,000 plus a discretionary annual performance bonus. The starting salary for this role is at the lower bound of the salary range; an individual’s starting salary will depend on the individual’s relevant knowledge, skills, and experience.


Does this sound like you?

Follow the link below to apply. The application asks for a resume and cover letter. In your cover letter, show us three examples of ideas, companies, or teams that you consider to be at the forefront of innovation. Let us know your availability for employment. You may also provide us examples of your own work or thinking online (blog posts, Slideshare examples).

Candidates must be authorized to work in the U.S. No agencies, please.


We invest in the benefits that matter.

Benefits include:

  • Competitive compensation and formal bonus structure
  • Health benefits package (80% of premium is covered for health, dental, and vision)
  • Competitive vacation package
  • Paid family leave
  • 401k plan with matching
  • Pre-tax transit check
  • Cell phone reimbursement
  • Fitness reimbursement
  • Education stipend and growth opportunities
  • Charitable donation matching
  • Opportunities to mentor and be mentored