1) The Center Director of Research holds a leadership role in developing the research agenda for the Center.
2) Oversees the research management and data analysis teams.
3)Responsible for the day-to-day management and operations and will serve as a liaison to administrative units of the University and with external partners.
4) Serves as a highly motivated Director and relationship builder with experience working in either an academic and/or a nonprofit research/policy center environment.
5) Oversees research staff recruitment and retention, budgeting, strategic planning and implementation. 6) Oversees research proposals to be submitted to governmental and non-governmental agencies.
7) Collaborates with faculty, students, and other leaders across campus and within HIV, STI, justice-involved populations and substance use to foster multi-disciplinary research and programming within the Center.
8) Lead and/or participate in teams or small working groups to conceptualize research topics, perform systematic reviews of evidence, and facilitate the prioritization of research questions.
10) Manages the compilation and dissemination of research findings and tools via an online depository and other platforms such as peer review journals, media, and public/professional speaking engagements thus creating a strong brand for the Center.
11 ) Works closely with the development office, leads fundraising efforts for the Center, and supports broader fundraising efforts.
12) Collaborates with others to make the center a valuable resource to faculty and contributes to the broad goals of creating a stronger campus community. 13) Working with other staff, the Center Director of Research represent the Center and its work as appropriate and stays abreast of policy and program developments in sexual and reproductive health.
1) Demonstrated proficiency with working in collaborative team research environment. 2) Extensive familiarity with the field of HIV prevention and/or drug use. 3) Excellent verbal and written communications skills.
4) Excellent managerial and collaborative ability. 5) Ability to communicate to large groups as well as one-on-one with students, senior management, faculty, alumni, and others. 6) Ability to navigate the challenges of working within a complex, decentralized environment. 7) Ability to successfully manage a workload which balances long-range planning with the unanticipated daily demands of managing a busy operation.
8) Hands-on problem solver and leader who enjoys enabling research, programs and education with a strong interest in leading substantial change in reproductive and sexual health knowledge and policies. 9) Proactive ability. 10) Outgoing and high-energy approach. 11) Skill in developing strategies for successful cultivation and solicitation of annual and major gifts. 12) Ability to make persuasive oral presentations required. 13) Ability to think strategically and be an active member of the management team. 14) Willingness and ability to travel and work some evenings and weekends.
1) Master's or Doctoral degree
1) Ten years of program/project management experience
2) Experience preparing NIH applications and managing funded projects
3) Experience in organizing and building institutions and be capable of leading in the strategic day-to-day implementation of a dynamic and complex program 4) Experience in research management, program management and strategic planning 5) Experience with the conduct of related social science, health or clinical research 6) Experience in manuscript preparation and publication 7) Experience in presenting to academic and community organizations 8) Knowledge of or experience in HIV prevention and/or care
2) Cover letter
NOTE: When applying, all required documents MUST be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application.
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