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Organization: Common Ground Health
Job Title: Director of Research
Posting Start: 03/15/2019
Posting End: 04/19/2019
Location: Rochester

A Brief Job Description:

Organizational setting: Founded in 1974, Common Ground Health is one of the nation’s oldest and most effective regional health planning organizations. Located in Rochester’s Neighborhood of the Arts, the nonprofit serves the nine-county Finger Lakes region. We bring together leaders from health care, education, business, government and other sectors to find common ground on health challenges. Using the region's most comprehensive health data, together we hammer out strategies for better care, smarter spending and healthier people. Through all of these activities, Common Ground Health seeks to promote population health improvement and reduce health care disparities in the Finger Lakes region. General Purpose: The Director of Research is responsible for the general oversight of the research across Common Ground Health and setting the organizational strategy for developing research priorities. The Director delivers on research related work plan initiatives and prioritizes new research-related initiatives for the agency. The Director oversees the development of research protocols to support agency programmatic efforts. He or she is a close advisor to the COO, helping to ensure that the agency maximizes its impact through strategic alignment with national, state and local initiatives to improve health care delivery and outcomes. The Director is expected to seek out and recommend opportunities for funding to agency leaders, and lead applications for said funding. The Director of Research represents the agency at community and other tables and fosters partnerships with aligned organizations. The Director of Research will demonstrate a commitment to the mission, vision and values of Common Ground Health. Minimum Qualifications: • Doctoral Degree in a relevant discipline such as public health, public policy, health services research, or health economics required. • At least 5 years of progressive experience conducting complex analytics and conducting research with community partners and / or large data sets. • Experience successfully applying for national funding from government and / or philanthropic sources. • Knowledge of, and applied use of various statistical techniques, particularly with large data sets. • Extensive familiarity with health-related data, experience with claims and/or clinical data as well as public health measures. • Strong analytic and quantitative aptitude and experience. Must have leadership and project management skills as well as an understanding of prevention and health promotion and the elimination of health disparities. • Track record of success in verbal and written communication, including reports and group presentations. • Demonstrated proactive approach to initiating change and leading teams. • Experience working with outside stakeholders to develop analytical frameworks, deadlines and work products • Experience with Microsoft office products (Word, Outlook and PowerPoint), databases and data base querying tools (Access, SPSS, SQL Server etc). Specifically, the person must be skilled in the use of computer spreadsheets, graphing, word processing, presentations and mapping software programs necessary to assist in data analysis. • Holds an active New York State Driver’s License and has available transportation to travel as needed for agency business.

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