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Program Officer, Dissemination and Implementation As Program Officer, Dissemination and Implementation (D&I) for the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), you will play a central role in the program’s funding initiatives and other activities. Your primary focus will be overseeing the funding of implementation projects aimed at putting high-quality evidence into practice to improve health care and health outcomes and monitoring and supporting the successful completion of these projects. This includes critically assessing letters of intent and applications outlining proposed implementation strategies and plans, assessing program evaluation plans to ensure the results will be meaningful, and interacting with funded teams throughout their projects.   You will also support the D&I Program Team by developing well-written briefing and presentation materials and providing strategic input on initiatives. Reporting to the D&I Program Director, you will work closely with the team at all levels and collaborate with departments across PCORI.   It often takes years for new evidence from clinical research to influence health care. Many times, these findings never reach patients and families who could benefit from the information. PCORI is the leading funder of patient-centered comparative clinical effectiveness research in the US. The D&I Program promotes the awareness, uptake, and integration of evidence from PCORI-funded studies into real-world practice.   Your ability to communicate effectively and manage a complex portfolio with a high level of initiative and precision will be essential for success in this role. The right candidate has a deep understanding of how US healthcare systems work, can critically evaluate research findings, connects the broader context and implications of the work while keeping track of small details, and shares our commitment to ensuring the results of research bring real benefits to patients.   How You’ll Make an Impact We are a responsive, energetic, and fast-moving team and provide robust support and mentorship to help you quickly build knowledge and transition to working independently. Within the first year, you will: - Review and evaluate applicant project concepts and proposals for the D&I Program, providing feedback and input on how their ideas fit our funding priorities. Participate in funding decision processes. - Develop cogent briefing materials, presentations, and other materials for PCORI Committees and the Board of Governors, summarizing program recommendations and important project features. Conceptualize presentations based on understanding the audience’s interests and larger context. Synthesize information to focus on the essence of an issue. - Oversee progress for projects funded through PCORI’s D&I funding initiatives; maintain regular communication with awardee teams. - Directly support the D&I Program Director in describing, conceptualizing, and/or operationalizing new activities and refining current initiatives, providing technical, programmatic, and strategic input.   Work Environment and Benefits - You’ll enjoy a purpose-driven hybrid work environment collaborating with your team 2 days per week in our Washington, DC, office, with the option to telework the rest of the week. - We are securely funded and offer an excellent compensation package, including generous PTO (up to 20-30 days of PTO based on job classification and/or years of service per year), medical, dental, and vision insurance, long-term and short-term disability, 401(a) plan with employer contribution up to 10%, life insurance, professional development reimbursement, employee engagement events, and more. - You are joining a team of mission-driven professionals who are smart, dedicated, hardworking, friendly, and genuinely interested in helping each other succeed. We encourage our team members to take on projects they find engaging to further develop their skills and interests. - As a research funder, convener, and employer, PCORI is dedicated to advancing and accelerating diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts in our work. Internally, we know diversity and inclusion are about the experience and culture an organization builds for itself. Our diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts stretch across our entire organization, from recruiting our workforce to cultivating business relationships.   Qualifications - Doctoral degree preferred in a field relevant to patient-centered outcomes research (e.g., health services research, public health, health policy, sociology, psychology, program evaluation) plus a minimum of 3 years of relevant work experience or a master’s degree in relevant field plus minimum of 7 years of relevant experience with increasing responsibility. - Applicants with advanced academic or professional credentials, extensive years of relevant health research experience, or relevant experience working in a funding organization/agency may be considered for senior program officer roles. - Experience handling and managing multiple priorities effectively; experience in work environments that require organizing time efficiently and having a high tolerance for change. - Professional experience in healthcare delivery settings is desirable. Professional experience in program evaluation or related quantitative analysis is also desirable. - Demonstrated writing, information analysis, and problem-solving skills. PowerPoint competence is preferred; oral presentation skills (or a willingness to learn) are also desirable. - Familiarity with the healthcare delivery system and the roles of various stakeholders. Broad familiarity with—and interest in—diverse areas of health services and/or medical research. Familiarity with comparative effectiveness research; ability to critically review journal publications reporting results from PCORI-funded and related studies. - Ability to stay abreast of Implementation Science and D&I best practices literature and incorporate relevant concepts into program initiatives and communications. Background or experience relevant to implementation is desirable; strong commitment to the goals of the program, interest, and initiative to learn are required. - Outstanding interpersonal and teamwork skills; collegial, energetic, and able to develop productive relationships with colleagues, awardees, consultants, and others who contribute to program development and management.   About Us The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) is an independent nonprofit organization authorized by Congress in 2010 and reauthorized in 2019. Its mission is to fund research that will provide patients, their caregivers, and clinicians with the evidence-based information needed to make better-informed healthcare decisions. PCORI seeks input from a broad range of stakeholders to guide its work.   To Apply We encourage you to apply even if your experience is not a 100% match with the position description; we will consider people from a variety of backgrounds and career experiences.   Use the "Apply" button on this page or simply email your resume to Aileen Hedden at resumes@staffingadvisors.com with “PCORI – Program Officer, Dissemination & Implementation Science #2024-2821 SA” as the subject of the email.   Staffing Advisors is committed to reducing bias in every aspect of the hiring process. We have long recommended an evidence-based approach to hiring. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.    
Job ID
2024-2821
Job Locations US-DC-Washington
Senior Program Officer, Implementation Science As a Program Officer, Implementation Science at the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), you will be responsible for high-level program planning and management, oversight of an award portfolio, and leadership of program activities supporting PCORI’s implementation science agenda. PCORI is the leading funder of patient-centered comparative clinical effectiveness research in the US.   Advancing our research agenda and the National Priorities for Health, your primary goal will be increasing our focus on implementation science, providing scientific oversight for funded research awards, development of funding announcements, and evaluation and implementation of program activities to further the strategic direction of the program.   How You’ll Make an Impact - You will take a leading role in PCORI’s growing focus on implementation science. With a deep understanding of the field and where it’s going, you’ll think creatively to identify areas where we can make headway, create and respond to innovative approaches to addressing an issue, and inspire others to work toward achieving goals. - You will assist PCORI program leadership in the Comparative Clinical Effectiveness Research division and the Dissemination and Implementation Program in identifying and implementing strategic objectives to advance the Science of Dissemination, Implementation, and Health Communication. - You will coordinate a research program and set priorities impacting millions of dollars in policy. This is an incredible opportunity to move the field forward with innovative thought leadership and the action to make it happen.   Work Environment and Benefits - You’ll enjoy a purpose-driven hybrid work environment collaborating with your team 2-3 days in our Washington, DC, office, with the option to telework the rest of the week. We may consider full-time remote work for the right match of skills and experience. - We are securely funded and offer an excellent compensation package, including medical, dental, and vision insurance; long-term and short-term disability; a 401(a) plan; life insurance; tuition assistance; professional development; and more. - You are joining a team of dedicated, mission-driven professionals who are smart, dedicated, forward-thinking, hardworking, friendly, and genuinely interested in helping each other succeed. Your efforts will be appreciated.   Responsibilities - Assist the Associate Director, Program Director and PCORI leadership in identifying and implementing strategic objectives for PCORI’s work in Advancing the Science of Dissemination, Implementation, and Health Communication. - Work with Program leadership and staff to set priorities for and to represent PCORI’s activities to advance the Science of Dissemination, Implementation, and Health Communication. - Provide continuity and coordination to maintain and enhance the linkages PCORI has in place between our Comparative Clinical Effectiveness Research programs and the Dissemination & Implementation Program, which promotes the uptake of findings from PCORI-funded research in practice. - Provide scientific oversight and management for a portfolio of hybrid type III implementation-effectiveness research awards and implementation projects. - Provide input and coordinate support for Program staff across PCORI’s Comparative Clinical Effectiveness Research programs with respect to review of research with implementation science aims. - Provide input and support for Program staff in PCORI’s Dissemination and Implementation (D&I) program with respect to study design and evaluation in implementation awards. - Develop areas of emphasis or funding announcements focusing on strategic goals for research in implementation science. - Convene thought leaders in implementation and dissemination to inform PCORI’s research focus in these areas. Portfolio Management - Collaborate with staff from the Dissemination & Implementation program and PCORI Comparative Clinical Effectiveness Research programs, as well as staff in Communications and Contracts Management, in the conduct of program activities. - Maintain active knowledge of current PCORI funding opportunities that support implementation science and dissemination and implementation projects. - Advise potential applicants regarding the fit of their concepts and the application process requirements. - Actively engage in PCORI’s processes for reviewing and awarding applications received in the area of implementation science as assigned. - Collaborate with colleagues in the Dissemination and Implementation (D&I) Program in the review and award of applications in response to D&I funding initiatives. - Manage an award portfolio focusing on implementation science and implementation practice, including management of contract milestones and monitoring of overall study progress. Strategic Activities - Assess PCORI’s research portfolio in the area of implementation science and dissemination research, and identify opportunities to strengthen PCORI’s contributions to advancing the science in these areas.  - Propose, operationalize, and manage activities to inform PCORI priorities in these areas, such as convening workgroups or technical advisory panels and working with external organizations. - Develop program-specific PCORI funding opportunities. Focus areas may include the effectiveness and comparative effectiveness of implementation strategies, effective approaches to dissemination, and methods in implementation science. Organizational Responsibilities and Contributions - Represent PCORI publicly regarding program direction, funding, the application process, and award results.  - Participate in conferences, seminars, and other professional development activities to maintain and enhance expertise and professional status. - Lead, contribute to, and participate in internal groups and teams and cross-cutting initiatives.  - Keep Program Directors and teams apprised of developments and occurrences in the field that are likely to affect program decision-making, strategies, and/or award decision-making.   Qualifications - Demonstrated expertise in study design, execution and oversight and in research methods, which may be reflected by prior success in publishing first-authored scientific papers in peer-reviewed journals. - Preference for topical expertise in hybrid effectiveness-implementation research studies that assess both implementation outcomes (reach, fidelity, adoption) and effectiveness outcomes (healthcare and health impacts). - Specific credentials in implementation science are desirable but not required. However, relevant expertise, familiarity with relevant study designs (e.g., hybrid studies, stepped wedge designs, cluster-randomized trials) and standard observational and experimental designs, and a willingness to gain additional expertise are essential. - Familiarity with healthcare settings – including the conduct of implementation research in these settings, as well as barriers and facilitators to practice change. - Doctoral degree and 7+ years of experience in a research discipline relevant to patient-centered outcomes research (e.g., clinical epidemiology, health services research, sociology, psychology, health policy, biostatistics, economics, bioinformatics, data science, education or health education) - Proven track record and leadership in research; and/or extensive experience or scientific leadership in implementation science; extensive experience plus proven leadership in a funding research agency/organization; and/or extensive experience and proven leadership in research program management. - Ability to handle and manage multiple priorities effectively -- must be adept at organizing time efficiently - High level of intellectual flexibility and tolerance for ambiguity. Able to synthesize material and focus quickly on the essence of an issue; to identify major opportunities in a specific area; to see the big picture. - Outstanding interpersonal and teamwork skills; collegial, energetic, and able to develop productive relationships with colleagues, awardees, consultants, external funders, and others who contribute to program development and management. - Sound judgment and maturity, exemplified by consistent professionalism in dealing with individuals at all levels, both internally and externally. - Ability to make decisions, justify recommendations, and be responsive and clear with funding announcement applicants. - Ability to travel occasionally, as required, including for site visits and representing PCORI at external meetings. - Ability to link organizational goals to individual department mission and activities.   About Us The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) is an independent nonprofit organization authorized by Congress in 2010 and reauthorized in 2019. Its mission is to fund research that will provide patients, their caregivers, and clinicians with the evidence-based information needed to make better-informed healthcare decisions. PCORI seeks input from a broad range of stakeholders to guide its work.   To Apply We encourage you to apply even if your experience is not a 100% match with the position description; we will consider people from a variety of backgrounds and career experiences.   Use the "Apply" button on this page or simply email your resume to Aileen Hedden at resumes@staffingadvisors.com with “PCORI – Program Officer, Implementation Science #2024-2820 SA” as the subject of the email.   Job responsibilities are similar to the following positions: Research Scientist, Graduate Research Scientist, Research Associate, Research Assistant,  Associate Professor, Assistant Professor.   Staffing Advisors is committed to reducing bias in every aspect of the hiring process. We have long recommended an evidence-based approach to hiring. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.    
Job ID
2024-2820
Job Locations US-VA-Arlington
Director of Policy and Advocacy   Research!America (R!A) is the nation’s leading nonprofit membership alliance advocating for science, discovery, and innovation to achieve better health for all. We are seeking a Director of Policy and Advocacy with experience on Capitol Hill, a comprehensive understanding of federal health and medical research policy, and exceptional problem-solving skills to strengthen our team. In this role, reporting to and working closely with the Senior Vice President of Policy and Advocacy, you will supervise 3 direct reports and be deeply involved in formulating and executing policy and advocacy objectives, as well as contributing to alliance member recruitment and stewardship, development, and other organization-wide priorities.   The US is at a pivotal point in history—the pipeline of medical research funding is under threat for the first time in over a decade while our understanding of current and potential health crises has never been clearer. There is tremendous scientific opportunity, but funding is essential for continued progress. You will work with our team to champion scientific innovation across the multiple sectors involved in its advancement, advocate for research that advances health, and urge Congress and the administration to increase funding for key agencies (NIH, CDC, FDA, AHRQ, and NSF). We will look to you to take a problem-solving, service-oriented approach to creating advocacy strategies and policy solutions, leveraging cross-partisan common ground while working toward our vision of achieving the fastest possible pace of medical and public health progress to benefit all.   In this role, you will have the opportunity to make a significant societal impact, helping shape the future of medical progress and public health. Diplomacy, discernment, and the ability to interface with high-level research and development ecosystem leaders, members of Congress, federal officials, key congressional and executive branch staff, and members of Research!America’s Board of Directors will be central to your success.   How You’ll Make an Impact Working closely with the SVP, you will assume responsibility for ensuring the Policy and Advocacy team meets and exceeds its objectives. You will be essential in building our team’s capacity to map out strategy and respond quickly and effectively to the challenges and opportunities bearing on federal funding for medical and health research and the surrounding policy environment. Key focus areas include: - Policy Development and Advocacy. Work with the SVP to design and lead the execution of policy and advocacy strategies, including developing polished communications in R!A’s voice (briefing papers, talking points, letters to Congress, etc.). Serve as a lead point of contact for Policy and Advocacy to other R!A departments. Coordinate with the Senior Vice President in responding to inquiries from board members and external stakeholders. Manage special projects as assigned. - External Representation and Relationship Building. Represent R!A in various public speaking engagements and advocacy events. Engage in external meetings and forums to promote the mission. Play a significant role in maintaining relations with alliance members and participating in coalition activities. - Team Leadership. Supervise the Policy and Advocacy Associate, fellows, and interns. Set clear goals, foster open communication and collaboration, and empower team members to ensure the accurate and timely completion of initiatives. Oversee the Policy and Advocacy team’s role in signature events, including the Advocacy Awards and National Health Research Forum.   Work Environment, Salary, and Benefits  - You’ll enjoy a flexible hybrid schedule, with at least one in-office day weekly to collaborate with your team at our Washington, DC, metro area headquarters. - The budgeted salary range for this position is $110K - $125K with an outstanding benefits package including medical, dental and vision coverage; life insurance; long- and short-term disability insurance; a 403(b) retirement plan (after one year of service); and parking or Metro benefits. - You’ll join a warm, welcoming, and active team passionate about impacting issues critical to the health of our nation and society. We value innovation, flexibility, and adaptability in working together and in our outward-facing roles.   Qualifications - A track record of success in positions of increasing responsibility with 3-5 years of experience working in a congressional office, ideally as a legislative director or committee staff member. Experience in another mid-senior level policy or executive branch congressional relations role will also be considered. - Master’s degree in science, public health, public policy, government, or a relevant field is strongly preferred. - Demonstrable knowledge of the structure and functions of federal agencies involved in biomedical and other health research. - Knowledge of the research role and priorities of universities, hospitals, research institutes, professional and scientific societies, and the range of industries within the biosciences sector is highly preferred. - Strengths in the areas of strategic thinking and problem-solving, policy analysis and communications, coupled with exceptional interpersonal and organizational capabilities. - Mentorship or team leadership experience.   About Us Research!America is a nonprofit medical and health research advocacy alliance that advocates for science, discovery, and innovation to achieve better health for all. Together with our member organizations representing a vast array of medical, health, and scientific fields, our goals are: (1) Achieve funding for medical and health research from the public and private sectors at a level warranted by scientific opportunity and supported by public opinion. (2) Better inform the public of the benefits of medical and health research and the institutions that perform research. (3) Motivate the public to actively support medical and health research and the complementary sciences that make advances possible. (4) Promote and empower a more active public and political life by individual members of the research community on behalf of medical and health research, public health, and science overall.   To Apply We encourage you to apply even if your experience is not a 100% match with the position description; we will consider people from a variety of backgrounds and career experiences.   Use the "Apply" button on this page or simply email your resume to Aileen Hedden at resumes@staffingadvisors.com with “Research!America – Director Policy Advocacy #2024-2819 SA” as the subject of the email.   Job responsibilities are similar to the following positions: Director of Advocacy, Director of Policy, Legislative Director, Legislative Assistant.   Staffing Advisors is committed to reducing bias in every aspect of the hiring process. We have long recommended a competency-driven approach to hiring. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.
Job ID
2024-2819
Job Locations US-CA-San Francisco
Executive Director (remote) Scientific research and continuing medical education are essential for ensuring that anesthesiologists, intensivists, and pain medicine physicians remain at the forefront of medical knowledge and patient care, directly impacting the health outcomes of patients across all areas of clinical care. With 7,000 members globally, the International Anesthesia Research Society (IARS) is focused solely on research and education to generate and disseminate transformative breakthroughs in anesthesiology and perioperative medicine while supporting scientists worldwide.   As Executive Director, reporting to and serving as an advisor for the Board of Trustees, you will oversee an annual budget of $5M with investments of $28M, ensuring IARS’s continued financial resilience amid an evolving healthcare landscape while remaining firmly committed to our research-focused mission. Our vision is to lead the global anesthesiology community to advance the science and practice of medicine—IARS contributes more than $700K annually to fund anesthesia research. This is at the heart of what differentiates IARS from other organizations; IARS does not engage in lobbying, setting standards, producing guidelines, providing certification programs, or selling books and other products.   Leading an expert remote staff of 8, you will guide IARS’s strategic direction, oversee administrative operations, and drive meaningful growth. As we support the global anesthesia community through innovation in research programs and funding, education, and outreach, we will look to you to develop new strategic partnerships and nurture existing relationships with organizations, including ASA, AUA, FAER, WFSA, FDA, and others. Internally, you’ll lead staff to implement the Board’s vision across all aspects of the Society—meetings and education (including the Annual Meeting and other activities), research grants, awards, and programs (including SmartTots), marketing and membership, and publishing (including Anesthesia & Analgesia, the leading clinical journal in the field, and other publications). The journal is the Society’s primary revenue driver and the cornerstone of value for members and the scientific community. You’ll work closely with the Publications Director, and engage with the Editor in Chief, Editorial Board, and commercial journal publisher to ensure its continued success. Across every department, you’ll develop a throughline strategy for directing and promoting research to advance the field and support scientists around the world.   How You’ll Make an Impact Your work will amplify the Society’s global impact as we foster research, champion anesthesia as an integral component of perioperative medicine, and engage and support the next generation of researchers and clinicians in the US and internationally. - Revenue Generation and Financial Management. Strengthen the organization's finances by evaluating all aspects of the business model and stewarding finances to mitigate risk, including the upcoming academic journal contract renewal, membership model, and events/meetings. Explore non-dues revenue opportunities, including industry sponsorships. Oversee all financial activities, including reporting, audits, and investments (through an external advisor). - Building Alliances and Partnerships. Work with the Board to set and implement a strategic vision that considers IARS's current position and strategic direction in relation to other organizations and leverages relationships to enhance collaboration, share resources, and advance impact for the global anesthesia community. - Engaging Members. Strengthen our membership model to serve current and future member needs. Explore potential redefinition of our value proposition to appeal to a broader audience and better serve the specialty at large, including early- and mid-career clinicians and researchers globally. Consider revisions to the Board and/or committee structure to increase participation from members. - Enhancing the Annual Meeting. Develop the future vision of IARS's Annual Meeting and other educational activities to increase revenue and value for participants while continuing to deliver high-quality science that advances research and practice. Leverage the meeting's intimate setting and esteemed reputation to attract a broader audience and strengthen relationships with industry. Support the Annual Meeting Oversight Committee and oversee all education and scientific program development, marketing, and vendor management, along with ensuring compliance with ACCME standards and continuation of CME accreditation. - Staff Leadership and Program Operations. Support the professional staff and utilize their expertise for strategic decision-making and implementation. Assess the organizational structure, including the Board, staff, and programs, to maximize productivity and value. Prioritize key initiatives and continue nurturing our positive and supportive work environment. - Leveraging Board Expertise (Governance). Evaluate the Board and staff structure to optimize the value of volunteer time, embracing technology as appropriate. Monitor the external landscape, identify issues, and distill research and background information into focused agendas and supporting materials to encourage purposeful discussion and facilitate decision-making. Support the development and implementation of the Society’s strategic plan.   Work Environment, Salary, and Benefits - You’ll enjoy a fully remote work environment with some travel for meetings. - The budgeted total cash compensation range is $300K - $399K, depending on prior executive experience and relevant qualifications, with an outstanding benefits package including generous PTO, medical, dental, and vision coverage, disability and life insurance, and a 403(b) with 10% employer contribution.   Qualifications - Experience as chief staff executive in a comparable organization. 10+ years of association management experience in a medical or healthcare-related field. CAE and/or IOM credentials are a plus. - Direct knowledge and experience with continuing medical education (CME) and ACCME requirements. - An advanced degree in business, public administration, nonprofit management, law, or a related field is preferred.   About Us The International Anesthesia Research Society is a nonpolitical, 501(c)(3) not-for-profit medical society founded in 1922 to advance and support scientific research and education related to anesthesia and to improve patient care through research. The IARS contributes more than $700K  annually to fund anesthesia research; provides a forum for anesthesiology leaders to share information and ideas; maintains a worldwide membership of physicians, health professionals in anesthesia-related practice, and physician residents and others with doctoral degrees; sponsors the SmartTots pediatric anesthesia initiative; sponsors the OpenAnesthesia and SelfStudyPLUS resident education initiatives, and publishes the monthly Anesthesia & Analgesia journal in print and online as well as the clinical companion journal A&A Practice, published semi-monthly.   To Apply We encourage you to apply even if your experience is not a 100% match with the position description; we will consider people from a variety of backgrounds and career experiences.   Use the "Apply" button on this page or simply email your resume to Bob Corlett at resumes@staffingadvisors.com with “IARS – Executive Director #2023-2807 SA” as the subject of the email.   Staffing Advisors is committed to reducing bias in every aspect of the hiring process. We have long recommended a competency-driven approach to hiring. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.
Job ID
2023-2807
Telecommute
Yes
Job Locations US
Vice President of Business Development With a history of top-of-the-line quality products and services since 1976, Kensington Glass Arts, Inc. (KGa) has long been recognized as THE leading contract glass installation and fabrication company working in high-end architectural glass in the Washington/Baltimore Metro region. Currently, we are shifting our business model to fabrication and manufacturing exclusively. We’re adopting a growth-oriented, sales-focused approach and want to expand our customer base. As we wind down our backlog of installation projects, we are adding a separate Technical Sales Team to leverage our deep bench of technical knowledge gained through 47 years of installation experience to increase our value for fabrication customers. We believe this two-team approach will create dynamic synergies for our customers that will propel our expected sales growth.   We are looking for an innovative business development leader to invigorate the sales approach of our primary sales team, demonstrate to new and former customers the value and potential of our new service line, and develop creative ways to leverage our strengths to drive revenue growth and increase market share.   In this role, you’ll report to the President and lead 4-6 direct reports, building your team to match the pace of our transition. You’ll work closely with the Technical Sales Team to create new opportunities to expand product lines and customer experiences. You’ll oversee Fabrication Sales operations, drive the lifecycle of the sales process, provide strategic insight on product development, and develop marketing strategies to help your team meet and exceed sales goals while positioning KGa as the go-to source for superior glass fabrication and technical expertise. You will be an important member of the KGa Executive Team, which functions as a group of dedicated professionals.   How You’ll Make an Impact - Business Development Strategy. Proactively identify customer needs and evaluate market trends. Show new and former customers (individual contract glazers, contractors, specialty manufacturers, architects, demountable systems dealers, and installers, etc.) how KGa’s expertise and capabilities can help solve their business problems. Find new markets and opportunities for products that we can make and sell. - Sales and Marketing Operations. Design and oversee the implementation of marketing programs to tell KGa’s story and improve the customer experience. Collaborate with the Executive and Technical Teams in establishing the most realistic sales goals and accurately forecast annual, quarterly, and monthly revenue streams. Build and foster a network of referrals to create new opportunities. - Staff Leadership. Mentor and grow our Fabrication Sales and Marketing staff. Lead your teams to meet sales goals by setting clear performance expectations, establishing an accountability and performance review process, and providing relevant professional training opportunities.   Work Environment, Salary, and Benefits   - This role is full-time, Monday-Friday, on-site at our Ijamsville, MD location, with 10% domestic travel for events, meetings, etc. The right person for this job doesn’t want to work from home; they want to be with their merry band of pirate coworkers. - The budgeted salary range for this position is $125K - $150K, with an outstanding benefits package. There is potential for upside compensation as we build a larger, more profitable enterprise.   Responsibilities Strategy - Identify sales and marketing opportunities based on consumer needs and industry trends. Research competitor activities, strengths, and weaknesses. Forecast business projections and set targeted market share goals. - Enhance product marketability and profitability through market research. Optimize product packaging and coordinate new product development efforts. - Develop and execute strategic sales and marketing plans to achieve sales objectives. Continuously monitor market research and adjust marketing strategies to adapt to changing conditions. - Create an annual marketing plan, including realistic forecasts for each product and territory. Estimate the costs of operating the sales force and plan sales promotion programs accordingly. Supervisory - Recruit, guide, and organize CSRs and sales representatives to accomplish specific objectives. Direct sales forecasting activities and set performance goals accordingly. - Develop a process to evaluate responsibilities and performance standards for each sales team member, set individual sales goals and commission targets, and administer a commission plan when needed. Report sales team performance to the Executive Team. - Educate and motivate the sales team in new account sales and growth, emerging products and multi-product sales, profitability, presentation strategies, competitive strategies, proper use and level of sales support, managing expenses, and business/financial issues on contracts. Operations - Develop and manage sales and marketing operating budgets. - Plan and oversee advertising and promotion activities, including print, online, electronic media, etc. Establish and maintain a consistent corporate image. - Publicize product/service features and benefits, discuss KGa's philosophy and strategies, and generate buy-in from staff and clients. - Manage the sales administration function, streamline processes and systems, and advise the Executive Team on maximizing business relationships to create an environment where customer service can flourish. - Establish and maintain relationships with industry influencers, strategic partners, and key clients. - Periodically conduct information-only presentations, such as seminars, trade show demonstrations, and other efforts.   Qualifications - 10 or more years of experience in strategic business development and sales in a similar construction materials industry (millwork, glass, demountable systems, office furniture, flooring, lighting, wallcovering, cabinetry, etc.) - Demonstrated experience in leading a successful sales team to deliver on goals. Leadership experience and a love of team building are critical; we’ll want to see metrics of your past successes. - This is not a cookie-cutter role; we recognize that the right individual may not have directly relevant experience. The right person is the right person. Our trade can be learned, but the right sales mindset can’t be taught. An extroverted personality is a real plus here.   About Us Kensington Glass Arts (KGa) specializes in fabricating high-end glass products, typically for organizations with very upscale office interiors or residential clients. Unique in our industry, we have the largest glass fabrication facility in the DC metropolitan area, operating from two factories in Ijamsville, MD, and Sterling, VA. KGa is a progressive, forward-thinking organization. We take prudent risks while maintaining our core values, exceptional standards, and unique products. Our products and services are top-of-the-line high quality. But that doesn’t stop us from always looking for ways to do better. We’re happier ahead of the curve than behind it.   To Apply We encourage you to apply even if your experience is not a 100% match with the position description; we will consider people from a variety of backgrounds and career experiences.   Use the "Apply" button on this page or simply email your resume to Aileen Hedden at resumes@staffingadvisors.com with “KGA – VP of Business Development #2023-2817 SA” as the subject of the email.   Job responsiblitites are similar to the following positions: Sales Director, VP of Sales, Director of Business Development.   Staffing Advisors is committed to reducing bias in every aspect of the hiring process. We have long recommended a competency-driven approach to hiring. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.    
Job ID
2023-2817
Job Locations US-PA-Pittsburgh
Chief Financial Officer (remote) Cancer is an epidemic, and the fight against it is being waged every minute of every day in health systems around the world. The Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) enables nurses at the forefront of this battle to advance their education and careers, contribute to oncology science and best practices, and improve cancer care. A longtime provider of products and services for individual practitioners, ONS is expanding into new markets with B2B product development, serving cancer care institutes, cancer programs, and healthcare institutions providing cancer care. We are seeking a data-driven, strategic Chief Financial Officer (CFO) with expertise in market analysis, financial forecasting, and pricing models to support that expansion and ensure our continued growth.   As a member of the Executive Leadership Team reporting to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), you will manage our finance, contracts (including facilities), and business development functions with 3 direct reports and a total team of 10-12. As we grow our portfolio of products and services, we will look to you to assess the long-term viability of new initiatives, make data-based and actionable recommendations to senior leadership, and identify cost-savings opportunities to ensure the fiscal health of ONS, the Oncology Nursing Foundation (ONF), and the Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation (ONCC). You will continue our history of clean audits as you oversee accounting, budgeting, financial reporting, and policy for the Society ($30.8M in annual revenue with $20.4M in reserves), ONF ($2.6M revenue with $16.2M for endowment and named funds and an upcoming $8M capital campaign), and ONCC ($4.5M revenue with $22.7M in reserves).   How You’ll Make an Impact - Redefine our business development approach to ensure sustainable growth. Develop and implement innovative pricing models for our entire suite of products, aligning them with market trends and ONS’s strategic goals. - Elevate financial planning and analysis beyond budget stewardship. Leverage data to drive decision-making and take advantage of new opportunities. Act as a discerning gatekeeper, critically evaluating each initiative to ensure only the most viable and financially sound are pursued. - Carefully steward our investments in collaboration with an external investment management partner. Use their expertise combined with deep knowledge of our organization to ensure investment strategies meet the current and future needs of each entity. Work to further strengthen the financial stability of the Foundation.   Work Environment, Salary, and Benefits    - You’ll enjoy a fully remote and flexible work environment with core meeting hours from 8-5 ET. Occasional travel to our Pittsburgh, PA, location is required for some meetings. - The budgeted salary range for this position is $220,000 - $245,000 (plus bonus potential based on financial results of the organization and achievement of organizational and individual goals) with an outstanding benefits package, including generous PTO and 12 paid holidays, medical coverage with HSA/FSA options, dental and vision insurance, retirement with up to 3% employer match, disability and life insurance, tuition reimbursement/continuing education allowance, and more. - You’ll be joining a supportive team that is passionate about our truly meaningful mission that makes a difference in people’s lives. Your support and commitment to providing nurses with an environment of continuous learning and patient advocacy is something you will be proud of.   Responsibilities Executive Leadership - Serve as an ONS Executive Leadership Team member and act on the Board’s recommended strategic direction. Develop and monitor annual budgets and business cases, ensuring alignment with strategic, operational, and budgetary goals. - Create service strategies and operational priorities for areas of responsibility. Lead change for new business/service models and integrate them with organizational priorities. - Assist the CEO and Executive Leadership Team in advancing organizational, team, and individual performance while fostering a culture that values diversity, equity, and inclusion. - Coach and develop a high-performing team, providing opportunities for growth, including professional development.   Financial Management - Develop likely future financial performance outcomes through financial forecasting and scenario modeling, including preparing profit projections in collaboration with department heads. - Provide strategic analysis, recommendations, and guidance to management and the corporate boards to optimize their short- and long-term resources, including cost reductions, revenue enhancement, and price setting. - Lead the budgeting process in collaboration with the executive staff and oversee the annual audit for compliance with professional accounting standards and federal and state regulations. - Manage third-party administrator activities related to the 401(k) plan (serving as a trustee) and work with HR to manage retirement plan funding. - Develop and maintain relationships with auditors, banking and investment managers, and vendors, including negotiating fees. Manage financial system technologies across entities. Business Development - Oversee the business development model and strategies to ensure alignment with strategic priorities and revenue expectations. - Provide high-level statistical and accounting analyses to help management and board leaders assess operating results and business development effectiveness. Contracts Management - Manage the contracts function, ensuring that contract guidance is integrated with developing programs and services by internal teams. - Maintain a process for reviewing agreements. - Serve as liaison to external legal counsel for contract and other organizational matters. Facilities Management - Oversee building operations in partnership with internal staff and the building management company, ensuring compliance with lease agreements by landlords and tenants, enforcement of external contracts, and efficient operation of the building and its equipment. - Work with leasing agent to screen and evaluate potential tenants responding to leasing RFPs. Coordinate negotiations and finalize lease agreements between tenants, attorneys, and landlords.   Qualifications - 8 years of experience managing finances for a multi-entity organization. Experience, via employment or volunteer service, with a nonprofit or an association is essential. Master’s degree in business, accounting, or nonprofit management is required. - Strong working knowledge of accounting and budgeting systems. - Demonstrated experience presenting complex topics to senior leadership, public groups, or boards of directors (articles, speeches, presentations, etc.). - Strong communication and interpersonal skills to build strategic alliances and facilitate consensus-building. Ability to respond to sensitive inquiries or complaints. - Ability to interpret economic and social trends and government influence and plan financial resources accordingly. - Ability to read, analyze, and interpret complex documents.   About Us The Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) is a professional association that represents 100,000 nurses and is the professional home to more than 35,000 members. ONS is committed to promoting excellence in oncology nursing and the transformation of cancer care. Since 1975, ONS has provided a professional community for oncology nurses, developed evidence-based education programs and treatment information, and advocated for patient care, all in an effort to improve the quality of life and outcomes for patients with cancer and their families.   To Apply We encourage you to apply even if your experience is not a 100% match with the position description; we will consider people from a variety of backgrounds and career experiences.   Use the "Apply" button on this page or simply email your resume to Bob Corlett at resumes@staffingadvisors.com with “ONS - CFO #2023-2813 SA” as the subject of the email.   Please note: The budgeted salary range for this position is $220,000 - $245,000 (plus bonus potential).   Staffing Advisors is committed to reducing bias in every aspect of the hiring process. We have long recommended a competency-driven approach to hiring. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.
Job ID
2023-2813
Telecommute
Yes
Job Locations US-MI-Ann Arbor
Associate Director of Clinical Trials Statistical and Data Coordinating Center (hybrid)   Housed within the Department of Biostatistics at the University of Michigan School of Public Health (rated the top biostatistics program by the National Academies), Statistical Analysis of Biomedical and Educational Research (SABER) is known for its strong statistical expertise and partnership with investigators in a wide range of disciplines to tackle new challenges in clinical research. We are seeking an Associate Director with expertise in designing and leading large, multi-center clinical research network projects involving clinical trials, cohort studies, or registries.   Reporting to and working closely with the Director, you’ll manage 8 direct reports and work with a team of 45 statisticians, database administrators, data managers, software developers, project managers, clinical monitors, and research administrators. You will also collaborate with biostatistics faculty, integrating their expertise and specialized statistical insights into SABER projects, or acting as the DCC for their studies. You will contribute to the success of SABER’s program by ensuring successful grant awards, participating in study design and overseeing data analyses, providing mentorship in your field of study to foster a culture of excellence and continuous learning, and developing a record of substantive and sustained contributions to interdisciplinary applied collaborative research or methodological research.   Begun in 1999, SABER is the data coordinating center (DCC) for several NIH-funded networks and multi-center trials and cohort studies. Areas of application include pulmonology, diabetes, hepatology, cardiovascular disease, neurology, nephrology, rheumatology, autism, and emergency medicine.   How You’ll Make an Impact: Key Focus Areas - Center Operations. Work closely with the SABER Director to effectively run the unit by streamlining operations and budgets, managing and supervising staff, communicating with stakeholders, and implementing new ideas for processes and workflows while meeting University expectations. - Pre-Award Grant Work. Collaborate with clinician-scientists to identify ideas for sponsored research and on the preparation and submission of funding applications. Ensure grant proposals are well-written, persuasive, and meet the funding agency's requirements. - Study Design and Planning. Serve as senior statistician on select studies (advancing to principal investigator over time). Take part in designing trials, overseeing data collection and management, analyzing and interpreting results, and providing statistical support for regulatory submissions. Lead cross-functional study teams. - Teaching. Participate in substantial non-didactic teaching and mentoring of postdoctoral fellows, junior research colleagues, or students at any level within the context of your field of research and possibly as a member or co-chair of dissertation committees. - Independent Research. Perform methodological or applied research in an area of considerable complexity, with responsibility for identifying and selecting the problems to be studied, the approach to solving them, and the organization and presentation of results obtained. We will provide discretionary/start-up funds.   Work Environment and Benefits - This role is hybrid, reporting to the office 2-3 days per week in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Ann Arbor is a progressive city of about 120,000 year-round residents and approximately 44,000 students, with excellent schools and a wide variety of sporting and musical activities. It is rated very highly in national surveys for its quality of life and has the amenities of a city many times its size. - We offer an excellent compensation package, including generous PTO, medical, dental, and vision insurance, a flexible spending account, life and disability insurance, a 403(b) or 457(b) retirement plan with up to 10% employer match, and more.   Qualifications - A PhD is required, plus 5-10 years of experience in designing and leading large, multi-center clinical trials, cohort studies, or registries. - Experience working on cross-functional study teams, including those functions necessary for successful and innovative data coordinating centers, such as data management systems and operations, reporting for data monitoring committees, clinical research coordination and clinical monitoring, and quality control procedures. - A robust record of awarded sponsored research in an area related to clinical trials or cohort studies, such as adaptive designs, methods for missing data, analytical procedures for causal inference, and statistical monitoring approaches. - Excellent communication skills, administrative acumen, and the ability to work effectively in a clinical and academic environment. Demonstrated experience working with various stakeholders to solve problems with a professional demeanor.   About Us The Department of Biostatistics has 43 primary faculty members and 230 full-time PhD and master’s students. The Department is involved in cutting-edge methodological research and scientific investigation in many areas of public health and biomedical research. The Department has close ties with the Department of Statistics, the Institute for Social Research, the Medical School, the Michigan Institute for Data Science, The Institute of Health Policy and Innovation, the University of Michigan Rogel Cancer Center, and other research groups across campus.   Approximately 80% of SABER’s portfolio is in collaboration with University of Michigan Medical School faculty.   To Apply We encourage you to apply even if your experience is not a 100% match with the position description; we will consider people from a variety of backgrounds and career experiences.   Use the "Apply" button on this page or simply email your CV to Lilly Khan at resumes@staffingadvisors.com with “University of Michigan – Associate Director, Clinical Trials #2023-2801 SA” as the subject of the email.   Staffing Advisors is committed to reducing bias in every aspect of the hiring process. We have long recommended a competency-driven approach to hiring. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.
Job ID
2023-2801
Job Locations US-DC-Washington
Senior Merit Review Officer The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) is the leading funder of patient-centered comparative clinical effectiveness research in the US. We are federally funded through 2030, have invested $4 billion in patient-centered CER and related projects to date, and are experiencing rapid growth. We are seeking a Senior Merit Review Officer with technical knowledge in the biomedical and research review space, experience with scientific program administration, and exceptional communication skills to engage effectively with PCORI staff, scientists, patient representatives, and other stakeholder representatives.   You will report to and work closely with the Associate Director Merit Review to organize and manage large, complex panels for the comprehensive scientific and technical review of applications submitted for PCORI funding, serving as the lead subject matter expert and providing internal (i.e., PCORI Program and other staff) and external (i.e., reviewers) technical support throughout each funding cycle. You will assist the AD with daily activities relating to merit review, lead and mentor staff on our team, and perform the duties of a Merit Review Officer, ensuring that each application submitted to PCORI undergoes a rigorous and objective evaluation and that the most meritorious scientific research proposals are identified for potential funding.   Our Merit Review team reviews project applications for a $650 million funding budget through 3 funding cycles. You will manage a wide range of complex tasks with substantial independent responsibility, balancing multiple projects with competing deadlines and priorities. We will look to you to create and respond to innovative approaches to addressing an issue and inspire others to work towards achieving team goals.   How You’ll Make an Impact - Daily Operations. Assist the AD in establishing policies, procedures, guidelines, and training materials for applicants and reviewers. Develop metrics and reports for MR to assess business process effectiveness. Actively identify areas for process improvement, make recommendations, and lead cross-cutting improvement initiatives. - Team Leadership. Lead the onboarding of new staff and provide guidance and mentorship to existing team staff to support their professional growth and development. Serve as a positive professional role model for peers and junior staff. Work to establish and maintain a positive team environment. - Core Merit Review Functions. Coordinate the planning, implementation, and evaluation of high-quality, fair, and objective multi-stakeholder reviews; analyze applications for funding under PCORI’s National Priorities for Health and Research Agenda; assist with the recruitment and training of patients, stakeholders, and other experts for review panels, and help prepare pre- and post-review documents and materials for use by applicants, reviewers, and PCORI programmatic staff.   Work Environment and Benefits - You’ll enjoy a purpose-driven hybrid work environment with 2 days on-site in our Washington, DC, office and the option to telework the rest of the week. We have weekly team days and design our in-office time to be engaging and collaborative. You will have flexibility in start and end times to accommodate your needs. - We offer an excellent compensation package, including generous PTO (up to 20-30 days of PTO based on job classification and/or years of service), medical, dental, and vision insurance, long-term and short-term disability, 401(a) plan with employer contribution up to 10%, life insurance, professional development reimbursement, employee engagement events, and more. - You are joining a team of mission-driven professionals with a high level of experience in the field who are genuinely interested in helping each other succeed. This role is intellectually stimulating; you’ll be learning and addressing new challenges every day. - As a research funder, convener, and employer, PCORI is dedicated to advancing and accelerating diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts in our work. Internally, we know diversity and inclusion are about the experience and culture an organization builds for itself. Our diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts stretch across our entire organization, from recruiting our workforce to cultivating business relationships.   Responsibilities - Manage PCORI’s merit review panels, as assigned, and independently carry out the entire life cycle of merit review functions in accordance with established PCORI merit review guidelines. - Examine and analyze applications for compliance and adherence to PCORI standards and policies. - Identify and manage conflicts of interest for all scientific reviewers. - Recruit, select, and train qualified reviewers to evaluate the merit of funding applications. - Foster effective communication and relationships with the scientific, patient, and stakeholder communities to enhance review activities. - Assign applications and contract proposals to reviewers for critique preparation and assignment of scores based on established criteria. - Ensure outcomes from deliberations at in-person Merit Review meetings are conducted in accordance with PCORI’s and best practices are properly documented. - Develop a variety of materials for use in internal and external meetings, presentations, guides, and/or publications. - Serve as an intermediary between applicants and reviewers, preparing succinct, accurate, and helpful final summary statements for all applications assigned for review. - Help facilitate the open flow of information between PCORI’s Science, Engagement, and Contract Management teams. - Establish policies, procedures, guidelines, and training materials for applicants and reviewers. - Undertake initiatives in assessing research development and best practices related to scientific review and potential lessons applicable to the enhancements of PCORI’s merit review system and processes. - Train and mentor staff for consistent and standardized deliverables and outcomes. Actively identify opportunities to share knowledge and skills. - Facilitate cross-departmental communication on merit review policies and procedures and the coordination of across a wide spectrum of programmatic and operational functions. - Ensure MR concerns, issues, and interests are represented at workgroups and other meetings. - Support MR surge activities as needed.   Qualifications - Doctorate or First Professional Degree (e.g., PhD, ScD, MD, DrPH) in a relevant field. - A minimum of 5 years of experience, proven leadership, and recognition in research program administration and scientific project management or for a specific area of knowledge. - Between 2-3 years of people management and demonstrated successful merit review management experience. - Proven ability to respond to complex questions and inquiries of a scientific or technical nature. - Demonstrated innovative, creative thinking and rigorous problem-solving capabilities. - Professional interaction with scientific, clinical and/or lay reviewers and successful management of multi-stakeholder workgroups or panels. - Previous experience with independent research, grant writing, scientific or peer review, and/or contract management is required.   About Us The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) is an independent nonprofit organization authorized by Congress in 2010 and reauthorized in 2019. Its mission is to fund research that will provide patients, their caregivers, and clinicians with the evidence-based information needed to make better-informed healthcare decisions. PCORI seeks input from a broad range of stakeholders to guide its work.   To Apply We encourage you to apply even if your experience is not a 100% match with the position description; we will consider people from a variety of backgrounds and career experiences.   Use the "Apply" button on this page or simply email your resume to Aileen Hedden at resumes@staffingadvisors.com with “PCORI – Sr Merit Review Officer #2023-2805 SA” as the subject of the email.   Job responsibilities are similar to the following positions: Scientific Review Officer, Peer Review Officer, Manager of Research and Grants, Scientific Review and Grants Administration.   Staffing Advisors is committed to reducing bias in every aspect of the hiring process. We have long recommended an evidence-based approach to hiring. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.      
Job ID
2023-2805
Job Locations US-DC-Washington
Chief Planning & Evaluation Officer The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) is committed to being a learning organization, ensuring our research agenda and other activities reflect stakeholder input and advance our National Priorities for Health. As Chief Planning and Evaluation Officer, you will serve as a key advisor on the Senior Leadership Team and report to the Deputy Executive Director for Strategy, Planning & Outreach, a component of the Executive Office. Your primary areas of functional oversight include strategic planning and implementation, organizational learning and evaluation, and research outreach, communications, and policy. You will lead a growing division that includes Evaluation & Analysis and continue to develop our planning, policy, and outreach team and its work streams (a total of approximately 20 staff). PCORI is the leading funder of patient-centered comparative clinical effectiveness research in the US. We are seeking an established leader able to design and implement organizational and program evaluations across multiple functional areas pertaining to PCORI’s portfolio and mission. Your work will further our commitment to tackling the nation's most important health and healthcare challenges with a holistic approach to generating and promoting evidence that can lead to a more patient-centered system of health.   How You’ll Make an Impact   Your leadership will be integral to implementing our 2022 strategic plan, evolving our research agenda, sharing with stakeholders how well we are meeting our goals, and demonstrating the value of our work. - Collaborate across PCORI to foster and enable a learning culture that prioritizes continuous evaluation, learning, and improvement in PCORI activities. - Contribute to organizational and programmatic strategic planning, decision-making, and communication with key audiences by analyzing progress on PCORI’s priority objectives and contributing to the achievement of its mission. - Report opportunities to leadership to improve internal performance and collaboration where identified and support an inclusive, equitable culture in all of PCORI’s activities. - Promote transparency for and meaningful outreach to stakeholders about the funded activities and other contributions of PCORI to the health research and healthcare ecosystem.   Work Environment and Benefits - You’ll enjoy a purpose-driven hybrid work environment with 3 days on-site weekly (at minimum) in our Washington, DC, office. Occasional travel may be required. - We offer an excellent compensation package, including generous PTO (up to 20-30 days of PTO based on job classification and/or years of service), medical, dental, and vision insurance, long-term and short-term disability, 401(a) plan with employer contribution up to 10%, life insurance, professional development reimbursement, employee engagement events, and more. - As a research funder, convener, and employer, PCORI is dedicated to achieving inclusion and equitable access to health research and health outcomes through our work. Internally, we know inclusion, equity, and appreciation of diversity are about the experience and culture an organization builds for itself. Our efforts to create such a culture stretch across our entire organization, from recruiting our workforce to cultivating business relationships.   Responsibilities Organizational Learning and Evaluation (OLE) Learning Strategy & Capacity Development - Oversee PCORI’s organizational learning strategy and evaluation activities to define and prioritize assessment and learning needs about PCORI’s progress and success across activities by providing strategic, operational, and coordination capacity and expert counsel for PCORI leadership and fostering a learning culture that prioritizes continuous evaluation, learning, and improvement in all PCORI activities. - Contribute to organizational and programmatic strategic planning, decision-making, and communication with key audiences by analyzing progress on PCORI’s priority objectives and mission and report opportunities to leadership to improve internal performance, collaboration, and coordination where identified. - Coordinate and promote alignment of activities with the Organizational Learning Strategy and its expectations for rigor and ethical conduct to ensure connectedness to required reporting as appropriate. - Promote and oversee the development of strategies for reporting findings of organizational learning and evaluation activities to a range of external audiences, including the Board of Governors, external stakeholders, and the Government Accountability Office (GAO), to promote transparency, accountability, and shared learning on how PCORI activities advance patient-centered outcomes research practices and progress on PCORI’s unique mission. - Foster a culture of continuous monitoring, evaluation, and learning for data-driven decision-making, including through consultation and collaboration with other PCORI leaders to support capacity and competency across the organization, as appropriate. - Provide expert counsel to PCORI leadership to consider and facilitate capacity building across the organization for the range of monitoring, evaluation, and learning activities, from design through use of findings in decision-making.   Evaluation Activities - Design, oversee, and ensure continuous improvement approaches to answer key learning and evaluation questions, with a focus on organization-wide priorities and cross-cutting topics, such as assessing PCORI’s progress toward achievement of PCORI’s organizational goals and mission articulated in the strategic plan and studying unique and/or central aspects of PCORI’s approach (e.g., major initiatives, processes, or organizational policies) to understand their contributions. - Ensure timely communication of the findings of organizational learning and evaluation activities and any recommendations about future organization-wide activities to PCORI leadership to inform strategic and operational decision-making.   Planning & Reporting Strategic Planning, Execution & Reporting - Oversee and lead, as appropriate, organizational processes and mechanisms for implementing enterprise-wide strategic objectives that align with PCORI’s Strategic Plan and ongoing strategic planning activities, including close collaborations with the Patient-Centered Research Programs department for maintaining and refreshing PCORI’s research funding directions. - Ensure strong communication systems for organizational goals and priorities to other units and teams to facilitate program goal alignment with projects of strategic importance. This includes the review of organizational progress on Strategic Plan implementation with teams and PCORI leaders to promote accountability. - Provide leadership and direction to support the collection and structure of robust and accurate funded portfolio information within and across programs to monitor progress on objectives outlined within the Strategic Plan, support rigorous analyses about PCORI’s funded projects and their contributions to the health research enterprise, and support data-driven decision-making. - Provide leadership and coordination for organizational goal and priority setting based on inputs from the Deputy Executive Director for Strategy, other PCORI leadership, the Board of Governors, PCORI’s authorizing law, Strategic Plan, and active horizon scanning. - Ensure coordination across the organization to enable strategy integration across operational and programmatic work and report to PCORI Leadership, the Board of Governors, or other stakeholders on progress toward strategic objectives and PCORI contributions to the health and health research enterprise as needed. - Oversee strategic coordination for PCORI partnerships as relevant to building collaboration with federal agencies, other non-profit organizations, etc.   Portfolio-focused Outreach and Organizational Policy - Lead, coordinate, and contribute to response development for inquiries from key audiences (internal and external) about organizational performance and achievement of the mission. Identify and develop illustrative examples of studies or PCORI activities that reflect progress on Strategic Plan objectives and PCORI priorities for various stakeholders in collaboration with appropriate groups or Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) across PCORI. - Develop communications material to ensure regular updates to internal and external PCORI stakeholders about the success and impact of PCORI activities on the health research enterprise, as well as regular research communications to promote awareness of the findings from and advances fueled by PCORI’s funded-CER portfolio. - Partner with leaders and executives across the Strategy, PCRP, and Operations Departments, where appropriate, to promote and develop sound organizational policies that guide PCORI’s stewardship of and leadership through organizational activities, research funding and program oversight practices, and the responsible conduct of PCORI-funded research and research-related activities. - Collaborate with other PCORI leaders to apply learnings and analyses of PCORI programs and activities to develop best practices for facilitating and conducting patient-centered CER, as well as optimize internal processes and practices where appropriate.   Management & Leadership - Support and contribute to developing and maintaining PCORI’s personnel and other administrative policies and procedures. - Strategically allocate resources to support monitoring, evaluation, and organizational learning activities to advance organizational business and mission priorities. - Proactive and effective management of teams and individual employees, promoting a strong, collaborative, and positive culture and work environment, as well as providing appropriate growth and professional development opportunities for staff. - Provide department-wide leadership within the Strategy, Planning & Outreach Leadership Team and serve as a member of PCORI’s Senior Leadership Team, providing expert counsel to PCORI’s Executive Leadership Team on issues pertaining to subject matter expertise. - Promote a strong, collaborative, positive culture and work environment and provide appropriate growth and professional development opportunities for staff.   Qualifications - Master’s degree required; PhD strongly preferred. 15 years of experience with strategic and analytic expertise in a defined area relevant to PCORI’s portfolio (e.g., biomedical or clinical research, public health, health services research, extramural research funding, community engagement, etc.). - At least 5 years of leadership for program and program administration activities or relevant oversight experience within an academic, government, or non-profit environment. - Demonstrated experience supporting the dissemination of organizational accomplishments and learnings for a variety of technical and lay audiences. - Demonstrated ability to work across and support collaboration among multi-functional teams residing within multiple departments, including modeling highly collaborative and respective professional relationships. - Demonstrated excellence as a communicator, oral and written, with internal and external parties at all levels of seniority and with a broad array of experience and expertise. - Proven ability to manage people and teams, set goals and expectations, deliver feedback, and motivate and inspire staff. - Demonstrated commitment to integrating values to support diverse, equitable, and inclusive approaches into all aspects of leading and building teams and collaborations.   About Us The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) is an independent non-profit organization authorized by Congress in 2010 and reauthorized in 2019. Its mission is to fund research that will provide patients, their caregivers, and clinicians with the evidence-based information needed to make better-informed healthcare decisions. PCORI seeks input from a broad range of stakeholders to guide its work.   To Apply We encourage you to apply even if your experience is not a 100% match with the position description; we will consider people from a variety of backgrounds and career experiences.   Use the "Apply" button on this page or simply email your resume to Aileen Hedden at resumes@staffingadvisors.com with “PCORI - CPEO #2023-2800 SA” as the subject of the email.   Job responsibilities are similar to the following positions: Director of Strategic Planning and Evaluation, Planning and Evaluation Officer, SVP of Strategy & Operations, Research, Planning and Evaluation Officer.   Staffing Advisors is committed to reducing bias in every aspect of the hiring process. We have long recommended a competency-driven approach to hiring. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.
Job ID
2023-2800
Job Locations US-DC-Washington
Associate Director, Merit Review   The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) is the leading funder of patient-centered comparative clinical effectiveness research in the US. We are federally funded through 2030, have invested $4 billion in patient-centered CER and related projects to date, and are experiencing rapid growth. The Merit Review department has rocketed from a team of six to 23, and we are seeking an Associate Director with technical knowledge in the biomedical and research review space, team management skills, and experience with process improvements to strengthen our MR leadership team.   In this role, you will plan, coordinate, and execute the end-to-end scientific and technical review of applications submitted for PCORI funding. Reporting to the Director, Merit Review, you will lead 4-5 highly qualified direct reports, manage relationships with 1-2 contractors, and work closely with other PCORI business units and departments. Our Merit Review Team reviews project applications for a $650 million funding budget through 3-4 funding cycles.   You will ensure that Merit Review Officers (MROs) and merit review team staff adhere to PCORI policies and standard operating procedures for conducting a fair, scientifically rigorous, and consistent merit review of received applications. You will also assist the Director to: ensure the MROs and the MR team staff are aware of and adhere to review timelines; complete review tasks and create deliverables on time; plan and implement high-quality, fair, and objective multi-stakeholder reviews; recruit and train patients, stakeholders, and other experts for review panels; disseminate merit review information to program staff; train staff on merit review policies and procedures; and help prepare pre- and post-review documents and materials for use by applicants, merit review panel members and Science/Engagement programs.   Your ability to handle complex tasks with substantial independent responsibility and balance multiple projects with competing deadlines and priorities will be central to your success.   How You’ll Make an Impact Merit Review integrates with every department at PCORI—it is the engine that drives the funding process, ensuring that PCORI-funded research and related projects are rigorous and useful for patients, their families, and the healthcare community. Key focus areas include: - Team Management. Inspire others to work towards achieving team goals while being tolerant of ambiguity and change. Develop productive relationships with colleagues, reviewers, consultants, and others who contribute to the merit review process. - Process Improvement and Innovation. Work independently and in teams to think imaginatively about opportunities and create and respond to innovative approaches to addressing an issue. Evaluate the effectiveness of the merit review process and lead, actively participate in, and manage cross-cutting process improvement initiatives to adapt to programmatic needs while maintaining the integrity of the process.   Work Environment and Benefits - You’ll enjoy a purpose-driven hybrid work environment with 3 days on-site in our Washington, DC, office and the option to telework the rest of the week. We have weekly team days and design our in-office time to be engaging and collaborative. You will have flexibility in start and end times to accommodate your needs. - We offer an excellent compensation package, including generous PTO (up to 20-30 days of PTO based on job classification and/or years of service), medical, dental, and vision insurance, long-term and short-term disability, 401(a) plan with employer contribution up to 10%, life insurance, professional development reimbursement, employee engagement events, and more. - You are joining a team of mission-driven professionals with a high level of experience in the field who are genuinely interested in helping each other succeed. This role is intellectually stimulating; you’ll be learning and addressing new challenges every day. - As a research funder, convener, and employer, PCORI is dedicated to advancing and accelerating diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts in our work. Internally, we know diversity and inclusion are about the experience and culture an organization builds for itself. Our diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts stretch across our entire organization, from recruiting our workforce to cultivating business relationships.   Responsibilities - Working with the Director, oversee operations and review panel logistics for all activities conducted within a Review Portfolio Team, including the supervision of MROs, Program Associates, and contractors, as relevant. This includes ensuring adherence to PCORI standards and policies and ensuring appropriate identification and management of potential conflicts of interest for all scientific reviewers and staff. - As assigned by the Director, Manage Panel Managers and Panel Manager Support Personnel for review meetings. - Oversee effective management of in-person Merit Review in accordance with PCORI’s merit review goals. - Oversee MRO preparation of succinct, accurate, and informative final summary statements for all applications assigned for review. - Oversee the training program for merit reviewers and work with Programmatic and Training staff to update training as necessary. - Assist the Director in recruiting, onboarding, and training MR staff. - Establish and maintain strong working relationships with PCORI partners across other divisions and business units. Collaborate on special projects and initiatives as assigned by the Director. - Represent MR on PCORI Working Groups or Matrix Teams for relevant responsibilities as assigned. - Ensure MR concerns, issues, and interests are represented on all PFA Working Groups and other meetings as assigned to you or to direct reports. - Represent or delegate MR representation on PFA Working Groups for the development of SAE and new PFA initiatives as requested by the Director. - Assist the Director in performance and process optimization and implement pilot studies to improve performance. - Assist the Director in contributing to relevant Policy and Practice documents. - Assist the Director in identifying and implementing strategic objectives and directions for the merit review program. - Oversee communication and relationships with the scientific, patient, and stakeholder communities to enhance review activities, collaborating with Engagement staff on patient and stakeholder recruitment, training, and quality review.   Qualifications - Doctorate or First Professional Degree (e.g., PhD., ScD, MD, DrPH) in a relevant field. - Minimum of 7 years of experience in research review and management, proven leadership and recognition in research program administration, and scientific project management or for a specific area of knowledge. - Demonstrated experience in effectively managing staff and leading teams in a collaborative environment. - Experience interacting with scientific, clinical and/or lay reviewers and managing multi-stakeholder workgroups or panels. Knowledge and expertise regarding high-quality, fair, and objective merit review processes. - Strong understanding of the history, interests, internal dynamics, and relationships of organizations in which health services, scientific and/or comparative effectiveness research is conducted. - Previous experience with independent research, grant writing, scientific or peer review, and/or contract management is preferred.   About Us The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) is an independent nonprofit organization authorized by Congress in 2010 and reauthorized in 2019. Its mission is to fund research that will provide patients, their caregivers, and clinicians with the evidence-based information needed to make better-informed healthcare decisions. PCORI seeks input from a broad range of stakeholders to guide its work.   To Apply We encourage you to apply even if your experience is not a 100% match with the position description; we will consider people from a variety of backgrounds and career experiences.   Use the "Apply" button on this page or simply email your resume to Aileen Hedden at resumes@staffingadvisors.com with “PCORI – Associate Director, Merit Review #2023-2792 SA” as the subject of the email.   Job responsibilities are similar to the following positions: Scientific Review Officer, Program Officer, Scientific Program Officer, Peer Review Officer.   Staffing Advisors is committed to reducing bias in every aspect of the hiring process. We have long recommended an evidence-based approach to hiring. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.          
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2023-2792