We’re hiring: Research Project Manager

The National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma & Mental Health currently hiring for a part-time Research Project Manager

Position Opening: Research Project Manager
Application Deadline: Four weeks
Status: Part-time, 20 hours/week contractual; not benefits-eligible
Location: Chicago, IL
Hourly Pay: $35.00
Reports to: Research Director, NCDVTMH

Organizational Overview

The National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma & Mental Health (NCDVTMH) is a federally funded national technical assistance resource center. We provide training and consultation to professionals in the domestic violence and sexual assault, healthcare, behavioral health, legal, and child welfare fields. NCDVTMH’s work is survivor-defined and rooted in principles of social justice.

Position Description

We are seeking to hire a part-time contractual Research Project Manager to support NCDVTMH’s research and evaluation agenda. The Research Project Manager will oversee a project on understanding how coercive control related to mental health plays out in the lives of domestic violence survivors.  In addition, the Research Project Manager will assist with NCDVTMH’s research activities through day-to-day oversight of research projects, qualitative and quantitative data management, and regulatory/IRB support.

Key responsibilities:

  • Cleaning, entering, and analyzing qualitative and quantitative data
  • Providing support for writing reports, research briefs, and other deliverables
  • Coordination with NCDVTMH’s external research partners, including management of sensitive and complex data
  • Ensuring that all of NCDVTMH’s research activities are in compliance with both NCDVTMH’s and its IRB’s confidentiality protection policies
  • Providing technical and coordination-related support to NCDVTMH’s Research Director, as needed

Skills, Qualifications and Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in psychology, sociology, social work, or related fields, with at least three years of experience in mental health/trauma and domestic violence; master’s degree preferred.
  • Experience with SPSS required.
  • The ideal candidate will have worked directly with survivors of domestic and sexual violence and/or people with psychiatric disabilities.
  • The candidate should possess strong analytical and critical thinking skills and be able to apply these skills when reviewing published research.
  • In addition, they should exhibit superior interpersonal communication and writing skills and be able to explain complex material to non-specialists.
  • The candidate should have a demonstrated ability to cultivate and sustain relationships with diverse groups of people, have a commitment to social justice, and work from an anti-oppression framework.


  • B.A. in communications, public policy, women’s/gender and sexuality studies or related field and/or equivalent non-profit communications experience in a professional capacity required
  • Background in journalism, marketing, communications or public policy a plus

Hektoen is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Please send resume and cover letter to:

Alvaro Espino, Human Resources Manager
Hektoen Institute, LLC.

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