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Research Project Director

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This position is funded by a grant. Continuation is based upon available funds. Employment in this position is contingent upon consent to and successful completion of a pre-employment background check, which may include a criminal background check, reference checks, verification of work history, and verification of any required academic credentials, licenses, and/or certifications, with results acceptable to Dartmouth College. A criminal conviction will not automatically disqualify an applicant from employment. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

Position Details

Position Information

Position Title Research Project Director
Department TDI
Position Number 1011825
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Position Purpose

Leads strategic execution of a portfolio of complex multiple-component projects, ensuring the integrity of protocols, accurate data collection, analysis, training and evaluation based upon priorities. Serve as an integral team member in the engagement, facilitation, and successful integration of TDI and external stakeholder activities and in the dissemination of findings for the projects.

Rolling Application

Skills & Knowledge
  • Proven organizational, leadership, communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Project management skills and ability to work independently, taking initiative to advance projects.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of contemporary health care policy issues and environment.
  • Comprehensive understanding of rigorous research design, implementation, and analysis.
  • Ability to use sound judgment when interacting with outside parties.
  • Outstanding oral and written communication skills.
  • Proven ability to effectively collaborate and interact with all levels of staff, management and executive leadership.
  • Commitment to diversity and to serving the needs of a diverse population.
Minimum Experience
  • Eight or more years of professional experience in project management and/or health policy.
  • Experience in health research.
  • Demonstrated experience in building relationships with external constituencies.
Minimum Education
  • Master’s degree preferred, or the equivalent combination of education and experience.
SEIU Level
FLSA Exempt
Employment Category Regular Full Time
Department Contact for Cover Letter Abigail Underhill
Equal Opportunity Employer

Dartmouth College is an equal opportunity/ affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to diversity. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of people, including women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, veterans or any other legally protected group.

Special Instructions to Applicants

This position is funded by a grant. Continuation is based upon available funds.

Employment in this position is contingent upon consent to and successful completion of a pre-employment background check, which may include a criminal background check, reference checks, verification of work history, and verification of any required academic credentials, licenses, and/or certifications, with results acceptable to Dartmouth College. A criminal conviction will not automatically disqualify an applicant from employment. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

Key Accountabilities

Key Accountabilities

Note: Please note this is a grant-funded position.

Research Implementation

  • With principal investigator(s), directs and oversees team in all aspects of implementation of a portfolio of research projects including ensuring effective collaboration with member participants; defining work products of value to members; planning project work; completing deliverables; and testing deliverables with member organizations.
  • Leads development of data collection tools, such as surveys and interview guides and directs data collection processes for quantitative and qualitative data.
  • Oversees and conducts data analysis, including quantitative statistical analysis, qualitative analysis, and/or secondary data analysis.
  • Collaborates in writing of academic manuscripts.
  • Provides data to participating organizations.
  • Ensures coordinated use of performance measures, benchmarks and technical specifications for research and demonstration projects across population health.

Project Management

  • Develops and tracks project budgets, timelines, resource allocations, and project contracts to ensure projects and project deliverables are completed on time and on budget.
  • Oversees and ensures timely completion of research administration processes, including developing project staffing and budget plans, IRB compliance, and data use agreements.
  • Recruits, hires, trains, supervises, coaches, and provides professional development opportunities for health policy fellows, project employees, and interns engaged in research projects.

Strategic Planning and Portfolio Development

  • Tracks research and related initiatives to stay abreast of field and inform the determination of strategic research direction and priorities
  • Identifies funding and grant opportunities (e.g., at federal and state agencies, private foundations) aligned to research investigations and priorities.
  • Leads team in development of funding proposals.
  • Creates opportunities for new projects and contributes to the development and application of work products utilizing TDI intellectual property.

Communication and Partnership Development

  • Serves as the primary point of contact for inquires related to research portfolio.
  • Manages and develops relationships with external partners, including implementation sites, academic partners, and data partners.
  • Identifies opportunities to collaborate with other staff and faculty and build external partnerships to strengthen the research.
  • Develops communication materials for presentation and publication, including policy briefs, white papers, and media submissions (e.g. op-eds).
  • Defines plan for communications outreach to key external constituencies.
  • Serves as liaison to other projects managed separately by health systems and consultants.
-- Performs other duties as assigned

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Additional Document #1
  2. Additional Document #2

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