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Senior Research Manager - Prevention

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OMNI Institute
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Denver, CO
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Published 20 days ago

Description

 

OMNI Institute is a 501c3 nonprofit consultancy that supports nonprofit organizations, philanthropies, government agencies, and social ventures to accelerate positive social change toward a more equitable society. We provide research, evaluation, and capacity building services through a 100% fee-for-service project-based consulting model. We have 52 staff located in 12 states. Our primary areas of focus include Community Health, Behavioral Health, Adult & Juvenile Justice, Economic Security, and Children & Families. 


The Opportunity

OMNI Institute seeks candidates for a Senior Research Manager position with a strong background in state-level substance use disorder (SUD) prevention or related fields. We strongly encourage applicants who identify as people of color, LGBTQ+, first generation American, those who were first in their families to attend college, and people who are from low-income backgrounds to apply for this position. 


Our Senior Research Managers design and execute evaluation projects including conceptualization, project leadership, and deliverable development; manage client relationships; manage the work of project teams; and supervise staff. Our SUD Prevention team works closely with several state-level agencies to evaluate state prevention programs and support their data collection and reporting for federal SAMHSA funding streams such as the Substance Abuse Block Grant prevention set-aside, Partnership for Success, and State Opioid Response grants. Our role on these projects includes evaluation design and implementation to meet federal reporting requirements as well as to address state specific goals; capacity building for sub-recipient organizations; facilitation of needs assessment and strategy selection processes; and facilitation of State Epidemiology and Outcomes workgroups. 

Requirements

 Key Qualifications

  • A passion for solving pressing social challenges and experience in state-level substance use disorder prevention programs.
  • Experience leading teams whose members depend on each other for interdependent workstreams.
  • Excellent communication and relationship management skills and the ability to clearly communicate and lead teams. 
  • Innate curiosity with a desire to ask more questions, look at information from a different perspective, and question how you can make something better; an interest and willingness to work on new projects, explore new content areas, and desire to take on and learn new tasks and methods. 
  • The ability to adapt, learn, and grow through your work; to hold your work and methods to high standards with a strong attention to detail. 
  • Training in quantitative and/or qualitative research methods in an academic or other social science applied research context, often a PhD and significant applied experience or master’s degree with several additional years of experience. 
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish preferred.

What this role will look like

In 90-days you will have:

  • Completed our onboarding process and have a foundational understanding of the work we do, the role you will be expected to play on projects, and have a working knowledge of the systems and processes we use in our work.
  • Received your first project assignments, met with the project teams that you are leading and the project oversight who is overseeing your work, and have developed a clear understanding of the role you will play and specific expectations for each project.
  • Started leading and making meaningful contributions to projects.

Some of what you may do during your first year at OMNI: 

  • Build meaningful connections with your project team members and the broader OMNI team. 
  • Contribute meaningfully to projects across our topic and content areas and with different teams and staff. Some of your work may include:
  • Lead evaluation and capacity building projects focused on substance use prevention, funded through various SAMHSA grants. 
  • Lead needs assessment and planning projects focused in behavioral health or community health. 
  • Facilitate application of epidemiological concepts to prevention - for example through leadership of epi workgroups, synthesis of secondary indicator data, and integration of epi data into evaluation designs. 
  • Independently manage client relationships to maintain and expand business opportunities. 
  • Guide and support others in the development of data management protocols (or design more complex coding /data integration systems). 
  • Oversee the provision of evaluation-related technical assistance, including related to logic modeling, needs assessment, strategic planning, and process data collection. 
  • Oversee the use of prevention data collection systems, including system architecture, data elements, and impacts of system changes on client and stakeholder data collection. 
  • Design and execute the methodological components of a complex study (e.g., thinking through the integration of multiple, mixed-methods data sources such as secondary data, interviews, and surveying to address research questions; conducting interviews with high profile stakeholders). 
  • Support others in the design and execution of more basic methodological, analytic, and TA related tasks.   
  • Develop external deliverables that integrate multiple methods. 
  • Develop and monitor complex workplans/timelines/budget.
  • Manage large project teams including agenda setting, internal team and client meeting facilitation. 
  • Develop/maintain client and stakeholder relationships and external communications. 
  • Supervise and mentor staff, providing ongoing feedback and guidance to support individual growth and performance.   
  • Develop scopes of work that include budgets, staffing configurations, and workplans. 
  • Identify key learnings and improvements from projects and contribute new and improved approaches to our knowledge management and best practice teams.

Diversity Statement

We encourage people from underrepresented backgrounds to apply, particularly people of color, those who identify as LGBTQ+, first generation American, those who were first in their families to attend college, and people who are from low-income backgrounds. 


As a proud equal opportunity workplace, we believe that a diverse team is fundamental to living our core values. Diverse perspectives provide new ways of asking questions (Inquiry), fresh approaches to tackling challenges (Agility), inspiration to produce better work (Excellence), and contribute to a greater shared understanding of our community and sense of connection among our staff and to our clients (Connection).

Location: 

For this role preference will be given for applicants located in Virginia or elsewhere in the Southeast US or Mountain West US. 

This is a remote flexible position within the continental US states. OMNI Institute’s headquarters is in Denver, CO where we have an office for staff to work from. Employees who choose not to work from OMNI’s office will need to have a suitable home office environment. We have limited work travel to a minimum during the COVID-19 pandemic; however, in the future travel (up to 10% of time) may be required for certain client projects. 



Description

 

OMNI Institute is a 501c3 nonprofit consultancy that supports nonprofit organizations, philanthropies, government agencies, and social ventures to accelerate positive social change toward a more equitable society. We…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Application Deadline
    May 31, 2022
Salary
At least USD $78,000
/ year

Benefits

Salary & Benefits: 

This is a full-time position with a starting annual salary of $78,000 plus benefits, which include:

  • 83% employer paid health premiums
  • Vision, dental, supplemental insurance
  • 401k with company match of 50% (immediately vested) up to 8% of employee contribution
  • Flexible working schedules and remote work consideration
  • PTO that begins with 3 weeks of PTO, 11 floating holidays, and an annual office closure from Dec 24-Jan 1.

Salary Description

$78,000


Salary & Benefits: 

This is a full-time position with a starting annual salary of $78,000 plus benefits, which include:

  • 83% employer paid health premiums
  • Vision, dental…

Location

Remote
Work may be performed anywhere in United States
Associated Location
899 Logan Street, Suite 600, Denver, CO 80203, United States

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