PGP (The Public Good Projects) is seeking a full-time Director of Research. This position will lead the planning, coordination, design, and execution of all projects across the department. PGP’s work focuses on a wide breadth of health topics, including substance use, reproductive health, mental health, obesity, school wellness, misinformation and infectious disease, among others. PGP’s research relies on using established best practices within the field of public health, and applying innovative public and private sector strategies to create new approaches for improving health. The ideal candidate for this position will be a dynamic leader, who thrives working independently, can effectively manage a team, has substantial knowledge about public health, and a passion for leading the field in the use of cutting edge strategies.
RESPONSIBILITIES & DUTIES
Specific duties can include, but may not be limited to:
Oversee all aspects of the Research Department, including spearheading direction-setting activities, goal setting, and cultivating a productive work environment for department staff
Lead the planning, coordination, design, execution, and interpretation of ~15+ concurrent projects, from formative to evaluative research, and across a variety of quantitative and qualitative methodologies
Oversee and guide preparation of research reports, presentation decks, conference abstracts and presentations
Present research findings to funders, clients, and internal/external senior stakeholders.
Lead, coach, and mentor department staff
Collaborate with other departments to prioritize and execute high impact projects
Develop and maintain protocols to systematize processes for all department work
Stay current with developments within literature across all of PGP’s topics of focus, and incorporate these learnings into processes
QUALIFICATIONS & SKILLS
A PhD in Public Health, or closely related field (Sociology, Psychology, Social Sciences, etc)
Preferred at least 4 years of post-graduate public health experience
Deep understanding of both quantitative and qualitative research approaches
Preferred experience in survey design; knowledge of survey programming platforms (Qualtrics, Survey Monkey, etc)
Excellent attention to detail and highly organized with ability to work on multiple projects
Experience managing staff members and a desire to mentor junior staff
Ability to work both independently & collaboratively within a team
Ability to work in a dynamic and fast-paced environment
Excellent written/ oral communication and presentation skills
Time-management, multitasking and the ability to work under pressure are essential
Knowledge of quantitative analysis software (SPSS, SAS, Stata, R, Nvivo, Atlas.Ti) strongly preferred.
PGP (The Public Good Projects) is a public health nonprofit specialized in large-scale media monitoring programs, social and behavior change interventions, & cross-sector initiatives. PGP’s mission is to apply best evidence and practices from the public and private sectors to create bold projects for health. PGP’s programs and initiatives are evidence-based, tailored for particular populations, employ a collective impact model, and are scientifically evaluated.
PGP values diverse perspectives and is committed to building an inclusive workplace. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and do not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, religion, national origin, citizenship, marital status, veteran status, disability status, or prior arrest history.
To learn more, visit: https://publicgoodprojects.org/