Sr Research Manager

Our client, a nonprofit organization that is on a mission dedicated to enabling seniors to successfully age in place with access to high-quality, affordable health and support services that preserve and protect their dignity, quality of life, and independence. Through a combination of medical research and policy initiatives, collaborations, education, and advocacy, they are committed to supporting and creating healthcare delivery models that improve care and access for seniors

They are hiring a Senior Research Manager who is a hands-on leadership role reporting to the Senior Director, Clinical Research, and is responsible for the development and execution of clinical and quality improvement research activities for the Institute. The successful candidate will apply research expertise and behavioral health expertise in the development and execution of research proposals, and protocols, leading a cross-functional research, clinical, and implementation team to ensure programs of work are executed on time and within budget.

What you get to do

  • Develop, document, and execute interdisciplinary quality improvement and research project plans that test/validate candidate solutions in the behavioral health space using best practices and scientifically validated methodologies.
  • Write and develop manuscripts, operational tools, whitepapers, and conference presentations, and engage with stakeholders to catalyze the adoption, scale, and sustainability of behavioral health care that advances our successful aging mission.
  • Develop, implement, and communicate the goals, priorities, and strategies of current and future (proposed) projects.
  • Provide leadership for project teams both internally and externally to ensure that change is successfully managed using best practices, and a validated framework for change implementation.
  • Assist partner organizations with developing best practices by providing coaching and guidance on how to best achieve results and how to leverage their internal leadership and stakeholders to achieve results.
  • Drive publication of results in peer-reviewed journals, and more importantly, drive adoption of impactful solutions by a diverse set of healthcare industry stakeholders.
  • Remain informed and current on issues related to behavioral healthcare (for all populations with an emphasis on older adults), including best practices, trends, technology applications, research studies, changes in public policy, and overall lessons learned.

What you need to succeed

  • Master’s degree in behavioral health field (PhD preferred).
  • At least 10 years of relevant professional experience.
  • 5+ years in the behavioral health field (outpatient clinic experience preferred).
  • 5+ years of implementation and change management experience. Proof of change management/leadership training, experience, or certification a plus.
  • Experience managing professional staff, projects, and collaborative relationships.
  • Strong knowledge of research operations management research design and best practices.
  • Experience in the design and delivery of quality improvement initiatives, theories of change, and implementation science.
  • Experience presenting to senior healthcare leaders and other executive-level stakeholders.
  • Experience/expertise in geriatrics preferred.
  • Ability to travel up to 15% to DC and Chicago primarily

 What's in it for you

  • Up to 10% Annual Performance Bonus  
  • Hybrid work schedule (but must be located in San Diego)
  • Robust Benefits Package including Medical, Dental, and Vision plans.  
  • 401K/403b Retirement Plan Match  
  • Professional Reimbursements  
  • Generous PTO and Paid Holidays