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Director, Institutional Research at Association of Public Health Laboratories in silver spring , MD

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Description

The Director is responsible for setting the strategic vison and direction of the APHL Institutional Research (IR) program function or program of APHL and serving as a leader to ensure that all programmatic goals and objectives of the area are attained. The IR director oversees and provides guidance on all IR program activities including data collection efforts, data analysis, program evaluation, laboratory quality systems, database management, information dissemination and other strategic information initiatives. The director collaborates with members, federal agencies and program staff on a variety of projects such as return on investment tool, regional network coordination, laboratory quality assessments, and creating report of data findings. The director facilitates and coordinates with the funding agency by providing quarterly reports, monitoring budgets and conducting meetings. This position will report directly to the Senior Director of Public Health Programs and Systems and will manage and supervise the IR team.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:

 

  • Sets, implements and evolves the strategic vision and mission of the IR program.

  • The Director oversees and provides guidance on the following activities:

    • Entire life cycle of the survey development process, from conception to delivery of analysis report.

    • Evaluation efforts of the association utilizing a Theory of Change (TOC) framework

    • Laboratory quality systems activities such as L-SIP program

    • Laboratory management database

    • Contributes to program committees work

  • Analyzes qualitative and quantitative data from public health laboratories and translates this information into data briefs, technical reports, fact sheets and other appropriate materials.

  • Creates and maintains data standards as well as develops and monitors data policies for the association.

  • Improves, implements and maintains data quality procedures for the program.

  • Works with members and other programmatic areas on projects including regional networks, return on investment, and quality systems implementation.

  • Serves as a liaison and fosters relationships with members, federal partners and other collaborative agencies.

  • Manages the program cooperative agreement, funding proposals as well as writes quarterly progress reports and annual reports.

  • Develops and monitors budgets and budget justifications.

  • Writes data reports and presents at conferences and seminars.

  • Manages and monitors performance plans and conducts coaching sessions with program staff.

  • Works closely with the Senior Director on other duties as assigned.

     

    OVERALL QUALIFICATIONS:

     

    Minimum qualifications:

 

  • Master’s in Public Health, Social Science Research, Epidemiology, Statistics, or related field. Graduate degree may be considered in lieu of experience.

  • Ten or more years in leadership, managerial or director position.

  • Ten or more years of survey research, data analysis or evaluation experience.

  • Strong technical experience on applied research, data collection methods, program evaluation and interpretation of results.

  • Proven track record of strong management of program and staff.

  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, communication and management skills.

  • Non-profit, health department, federal agency, research field, or member-based organization experience.

     

     

    Skills:

     

  • Demonstrated skills in data analysis (qualitative and quantitative) and interpretation of findings.
  • Strong data collection methodology, survey development and evaluation skills.

  • Superior verbal and written communication skills.

  • Strong project management and coordination skills.
  • Proven track record of excellent leadership skills in order to lead, inspire and motivate staff.

  • Excellent organizational skills with emphasis on details.

  • Outstanding presentation development and delivery skills.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills to effectively interact with all levels of staff, members, government personnel, and others.

 

 

Ability:

  • Ability to create and implement a vision for the program.

  • Demonstrated ability to lead and collaborate on the design and implementation of projects.

  • Strong ability to multi-task and prioritize tasks under tight deadlines.

  • Excellent ability to establish and maintain credibility with a variety of internal staff and external partners.

  • Strong ability to apply critical thinking and develop creative solutions.

 

Knowledge:

  • Technical and experiential knowledge on a range of data collection methods and program evaluation.

  • Fluency with computer programs such as Microsoft Office Suite required, SPSS or other data analysis software, Qualtrics platform; familiarity with SharePoint.

  • Administrative tasks requiring organization and record keeping.

  • Knowledge of laboratory quality systems and laboratory science.

 

 

Physical Demands:

 

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by a colleague to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

While performing the duties of this job, the colleague is required to sit for long periods at a time; type using a computer keyboard; visually read information off of a computer monitor; talk, hear, and orally communicate information over the telephone.   Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision and color vision and the ability to adjust focus.

 

Work Environment:

 

Work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

                                                                                      

While performing the duties of this job, the employee could be exposed to outdoor weather conditions prevalent at the time.  The noise level in the work environment may vary from light to moderate depending on the location.

 

 

CRITERIA FOR PERFORMANCE EVALUATION:

 

Performance evaluation will be based on the abilities in meeting the criteria outlined herein.

 

POSITION REPORTS TO:

 

APHL Senior Director of Public Health Programs and Systems.

 

JOB DESCRIPTION STATUS:

 

The duties and responsibilities listed in this job description are illustrative ones anticipated for this position.  Other duties and responsibilities may be assigned as required. Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL) reserves the right to amend or change this job description to meet the needs of its programs.  This job description and any attachments do no constitute or represent a contract

 

APHL is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, veteran status, disability, age, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

 

Please apply via iCIMS:

https://careers-aphl.icims.com/jobs/1139/director%2c-institutional-research/job?mode=view

 

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