University of Massachusetts Medical School

Director of Program Evaluation & Research

Job Location US-MA-Shrewsbury
Posted Date 2 weeks ago(2/8/2018 11:43 AM)
Requisition Number
2018-30265
# of Openings
1
Shift
Day
Exempt/Non-Exempt Status
Exempt

Overview

GENERAL SUMMARY OF POSITION: 

Reporting directly to the Senior Director, the Director Program Evaluation & Research is responsible for directing and managing a range of program evaluation and research activities within the Center for Health Policy and Research (CHPR) at Commonwealth Medicine. This includes developing new evaluation/research projects with potential clients, working with clients/funders to define evaluation/research questions, conceptualize program elements, and designing, carrying out and summarizing findings of evaluation/research projects. 

Responsibilities

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Directs the design and implementation of program evaluation and research projects within CHPR, with a focus on public-sector health and social programs/services for vulnerable population. Responsibilities includes identifying potential projects, directing the design of scientifically sound project plans, ensuring the quality of project implementation, summarizing the results for a variety of audiences including peer reviewed journals and presentations.
  • Identifies and pursues opportunities and potential funding sources (grants, contracts, etc.) and leads the development of new program evaluation/research projects within CHPR focus areas.
  • Provides strategic input and direction for CHPR for continued growth in the area of program evaluation and research
  • Provides direction to CHPR project and analytic staff on specific evaluation/research activities.
  • Works with CHPR business staff to develop budgets and manage administrative and financial aspects of specific projects.
  • Provides methodological support to evaluation/research activities in other CWM business units
  • Participates in department and CWM-wide business and strategic planning team meetings.
  • Collaborates in business expansion planning.
  • Participate, as appropriate, in client presentations and site visits.
  • May provide program evaluation and research related consulting services.
  • Supports professional development of CHPR staff.
  • Collaborates in the development of strategic planning and works with CHPR and CWM leadership to implement this strategic vision.
  • Perform related duties as required.

Qualifications

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Ph.D. in health policy, evaluation or related field; or equivalent experience 
  • 5 years of research/evaluation experience required
  • Demonstrated record of using a variety of program evaluation/research methods (quantitative, qualitative, mixed-methods).
  • Demonstrated track record in disseminating evaluation/research findings to various audiences through publications, presentations, policy briefs, webinars and other mechanisms.
  • Experience working with or extensive knowledge of public programs such as Medicaid, Medicare, Social Security
  • Ability to facilitate meetings and establish productive, professional relationships with executive management, government officials, and private contractors.
  • Demonstrated experience in computer-based analytic tools (e.g. SAS, SPSS, Atlas ti), as well as MS Office suite
  • Understanding of policies and procedures related to data security and privacy
  • Communication and presentation skills, both oral and written, and ability to collaborate effectively with other researchers, staff, clients and external partners
  • Demonstrated management skills and general knowledge in budgeting

Additional Information

If candidate meets the criteria, this position is eligible for UMMS faculty appointment within Department and at Rank commensurate with experience and background

 

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