Organize and execute a work plan for the portfolio that sets intermediate deadlines and identifies key milestones and critical interdependencies between workstreams.Â
Develop and manage Institutional Review Board protocols and data sharing agreements with various partners.Â
Manage the various grants that fund the projects (both federal and philanthropic), including monitoring the budget, writing and submitting grant reports, managing key stakeholder relationships when asked, ensuring compliance with data sharing agreements and legal requirements of the grant.
Contribute to, and be able to lead, the development of scientific content and research proposals. Work with the Senior Research Analysts and Principal Investigator to produce high quality deliverables.
Â Ensure that all portfolio milestones are achieved, including writing and submitting grant reports.
Manage up to 2-3 project staff, including part-time interns.Â
Support special projects and initiatives that help grow the consciousness of research staff on emergency response-related topics such as Lunchâ™Nâ™Learns, documentary screenings, partner roundtables, etc.
When needed, support the Executive Director and other leadership in building strategic partnerships and spearhead special projects and initiatives with government agencies, non-profit organizations, and community organizations.
Is responsible for tracking progress, conducting analysis, as well as preparing for and facilitating project meetings.
Acts as a resource for a project team and provides analytical guidance. Interprets complex project issues and provides analytical guidance to a project team.
Coordinates the successful integration of vendor tasks and tracks and reviews vendor deliverables.
Performs other related work as needed.
Bachelorâ™s degree in public policy, social sciences, business, statistics or a closely related field
A masterâ™s degree or PhD.
Knowledge of the emergency response ecosystem in Chicago or another major city is .
A minimum of ten years of full-time work experience in a professional setting, including at least three years of experiencing managing full-time employees. A combination of education and experience will be considered.
Strong project management skills including demonstrated success navigating various stakeholder interests to produce a common goal. Knowledge of or experience working with high needs or vulnerable populations.
Previous experience managing a quantitative research study and managing a federal research grant.
Demonstrated ability to manage a large portfolio of projects with multiple partners.
Outstanding interpersonal skills and the ability to develop and maintain positive relationships with a broad array of partners.
Expertise in all aspects of the research design, methods, and evaluation of research projects in the area of health policy or expertise in advanced statistics/machine learning/predictive analytics required. Expertise in both.
Ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment. Demonstrated ability to self-manage, work well within a team, and manage across levels and units.
Being a self-starter and taking the initiative to move projects forward.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to present complex ideas in a simple and straightforward way.
Demonstrated ability to exercise sound judgment.
Demonstrated ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
Understanding of research; ability to effectively communicate research and mixed-methods approaches Â to both technical partners and non-technical audiences.
Knowledge of urban policy, social policy, health policy, and crime policy.
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