Project Manager – Research & Evaluation Group: Public Health Management Corporation

Posted December 22nd, 2016 at 10:13 am.

Job Overview:

The Research & Evaluation Group at Public Health Management Corporation (R&E Group) is seeking a full-time Project Manager to join its team. R&E Group is focused on applied, community-based research and evaluation. R&E Group has conducted work on program efficacy, intervention effectiveness, community needs assessment, formative research, and more. The right candidate for this position will enjoy a work environment where there is an opportunity to contribute to multiple projects focused on diverse public health, social justice, and education issues, while also bringing to the department his/her own expertise and depth of knowledge in a substantive area. Because this position will primarily involve evaluating programs that address nutrition, chronic disease, and health promotion, we are seeking a candidate with a strong interest in these topics.

The Project Manager is responsible for ensuring data and evaluation projects operate efficiently and effectively. The Project Manager will work on multiple public health evaluation projects, and will be responsible for leading the day-to-day operations of these projects. The Project Manager reports to a senior project director or research scientist, and has responsibility for the supervision of research assistants, interviewers, and interns. Because the Project Manager is responsible for leading projects, candidates should be comfortable with communicating with funders, preparing and monitoring budgets, contract development, and related project administration functions. In addition to primary responsibility for project management, Project Managers contribute to the growth of the department through the pursuit of new funding via contracts, grants, and partnerships. Key duties include:

  • Participating in developing and implementing evaluation plans for an array of public health programs.
  • Drafting research materials, protocols and guidance documents.
  • Collecting and tracking data. Conducting data collection activities such as interviews, focus groups, surveys, and observations.
  • Data analysis and report preparation.

To apply for this position, please submit your resume and cover letter using PHMC’s online jobs board. Both the resume and cover letter are required. For more information about R&E Group, please visit: www.phmcresearch.org

Responsibilities:

  • Lead day to day operations of research and evaluation projects. Activities may include organizing and participating in data collection, oversight of database creation and maintenance for research projects, participating in developing data analysis plans and interpretation of analyses.
  • Train and supervise research assistants and interns to conduct their project responsibilities (data collection, data abstraction, qualitative or quantitative analysis, preparation of presentations, etc.).
  • Support grant development and lead grant applications. R&E Group is dependent upon funding via grants and contracts; Project Managers are expected to contribute to identifying new funding opportunities, lead the submission of at least two proposals per year, and provide significant grant submission support to senior staff.
  • Produce and manage research-related documents and materials. These documents include but are not limited to letters, recruitment materials, questionnaires, protocol documents and consent forms, study procedure manuals, manuscripts, and presentations.
  • Maintain compliance with project reporting and documentation to internal and external organizations. The Project Manager is responsible for identifying, tracking and contributing to the fulfillment of reporting and documentation requirements related to each research project. These include but are not limited to interim progress reports and final reports.
  • Develop research collaborations with other researchers and with community partners, especially community agencies focused on public health.
  • Participate in continuous knowledge development. The Project Manager will be expected to participate in a minimum of two new training or professional development opportunities each year focused on knowledge and skills development.
    • Represent PHMC and R&E Group at national, state and local meetings and conferences to communicate accomplishments and share information about our work, and to build new opportunities for partnership and funding support.

Skills and Experience:

  • Three years of relevant experience required.
  • Proficiency with ArcGIS required.
  • Ability to conceptualize research problems, design and implement appropriate research methods, apply appropriate quantitative and qualitative techniques, and effectively communicate both orally and in writing with internal colleagues, constituents, funders and clients.
  • Technical proficiency in Microsoft Office software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
  • Experience using statistical analysis tools such as SPSS, Stata, or SAS.
  • Ability to develop small datasets for analysis and conduct basic descriptive and bivariate analysis; experience with inferential statistics desired.
  • Data presentation expertise in preparation of state-of-the-art data presentation materials including figures, tables, graphs, infographics, and communication tools for different target audiences.
  • Experience in supervision and mentoring of others.
  • Experience in handling confidential information according to regulations including study subject enrollment,
  • payment records, and confidential correspondence.
  • Expert knowledge of literature searching and retrieval required.
  • Experience preparing required materials for grant applications.

Education requirement:

  • Minimum of a master’s degree in Public Health, Health Services Research, Psychology, Education or other relevant field is required.

Salary:

  • Starting salary anticipated in the upper $40s- low $50s and is commensurate with experience. PHMC offers an extremely competitive benefits package to its employees, including but not limited to paid time off for personal, sick, vacation and holidays; health and dental insurance; company paid pension plan; a 403B tax deferred annuity plan; flexible spending account; and, transportation benefits program.
Filed under: Management Level by Margie DuBrow

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