We’re Hiring: Research Project Manager

Position Opening: Research Project Manager
Status: Full time
Location: Chicago, IL
Reports To: Research Director

Organizational Overview

The National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma, and Mental Health (NCDVTMH) promotes survivor-defined healing, liberation, and equity by transforming the systems that impact survivors of domestic and sexual violence and their families. We envision a society where all people are free of systemic, collective, and individual trauma. NCDVTMH enhances agency- and system-level responses to survivors and their families through comprehensive training and technical assistance, research and evaluation, policy development, and public awareness. Emphasizing an accessible, culturally responsive, and trauma-informed (ACRTI) approach, we offer training and consultation to domestic violence and sexual assault advocates, programs, and coalitions; healthcare, mental health, and substance use treatment providers; legal and child welfare professionals; and local, state, and federal policymakers.

NCDVTMH’s work is guided by the experiences of domestic and sexual violence survivors and their families, up-to-date research, and by an intersectional analysis of how systems impact the lives of survivors. Our work addresses the realities faced by marginalized communities and is aligned with the broader anti-violence movement. NCDVTMH works in close partnership with allied organizations committed to gender, racial, economic, and social justice. NCDVTMH is one of four national Special Issue Resource Centers funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; Administration on Children, Youth and Families; Family Violence Prevention and Services Program.

Position Description

We are seeking to hire a full-time Research Project Manager to support NCDVTMH’s research and evaluation agenda. The Research Project Manager will oversee a range of research and evaluation projects on the intersection of domestic violence, trauma, substance use, and mental health. 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 analysis, and regulatory/IRB support. This position reports directly to the NCDVTMH Research Director and is located in Chicago, Illinois.  This position is based on funding that is pending and would begin no sooner than 10/1/21.

Key Responsibilities

  • Managing national-scope research projects including needs assessments, focus groups, environmental scans, and surveys
  • Cleaning, entering, and analyzing qualitative and quantitative data
  • Writing reports, research briefs, and other deliverables
  • Providing input and feedback on NCDVTMH’s research agenda
  • Presenting findings via webinars, conference presentations, and meetings with partners
  • Coordinating 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
  • Completing grant applications and grant reporting documentation

Skills, Qualifications, and Requirements

  • A demonstrated commitment to social justice and comfort in working from an anti-oppression framework
  • Bachelor’s degree in psychology, sociology, social work, or related fields; master’s degree preferred
  • Minimum of 3 years working in research in a related field
  • Strong quantitative and qualitative data analysis skills; experience with SPSS and Excel is required
  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills and the ability to apply these skills when reviewing published research
  • A demonstrated ability to cultivate and sustain equitable relationships with diverse groups of people, including survivors of domestic and sexual violence, people and communities of color, people with mental health- and substance use-related needs, and LGBTQIA2S communities and people

NCDVTMH is an equal opportunity employer. Survivors of domestic and sexual violence, BIPOC individuals, LGBTQIA2S individuals, people with disabilities, and people from varying socioeconomic backgrounds are warmly encouraged to apply.

Benefits Overview

We offer an attractive benefits package through the National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma, and Mental Health’s 501C3 fiscal agent, the Hektoen Institute, LLC. This includes health insurance, dental and vision coverage, retirement benefits, Flexible Savings Accounts, pre-tax public transportation benefits, life insurance, annual professional development stipend, paid holidays, and PTO (personal days, vacation days, and sick time).

How to Apply

Please apply online here or send resume and cover letter to:

Alvaro Espino, Human Resources Manager
Hektoen Institute, LLC.

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