Director of Research Job Opening
The Collaborative is hiring a Director of Research to own and drive the research and data strategy of the organization. We are seeking high-caliber candidates who are committed to envisioning the future of Utah’s healthcare ecosystem, possess high collaborative IQ and innovative thinking, are committed to reducing health inequities, and who thrive in fast-paced environments.
One Utah Health Collaborative (the Collaborative) is seeking to hire a Director of Research to own and drive the research and data strategy of the organization. Key to the success of this role will be a strong passion for changing the Utah healthcare landscape, impacting healthcare costs, outcomes, and equity in the state.
The Director of Research will primarily be responsible for leading research workstreams to meet Collaborative objectives and for collaborating with stakeholders and contractors to manage research design, scope, schedule, risks, and unforeseen issues. The Director of Research will report directly to the Executive Director but will work hand-in-hand with the Collaborative’s boards and team members to drive strategy. The Director of Research will be responsible for aligning research objectives with the Collaborative’s mission, strategy, and measuring the achievement of aligned outcomes. The Director of Research is expected to demonstrate an advanced knowledge of the Utah healthcare landscape and an advanced ability to design and oversee research methods.
The Collaborative is seeking high-caliber candidates who are committed to envisioning the future of Utah’s healthcare ecosystem, possess high collaborative IQ and innovative thinking, are committed to reducing health inequities, and who thrive in fast-paced environments. The Collaborative is looking for individuals who bring community credibility, communications aptitude, self-efficacy, humility, and a strong desire to learn. This position is expected to work Monday-Friday, occasional weekend work may be required. This position will be based in Utah.
Last fall, Gov. Spencer Cox launched the Collaborative, a community-owned 501c3 nonprofit designed to improve the trajectory of health care in the state. Gov. Cox recognized reducing the growth of healthcare spending does not occur in an election cycle and set up a 15-year process designed to outlast his tenure. Since beginning operations in September 2022, the Collaborative has laid a foundation to reduce healthcare spending in Utah using a consensus-based approach with key leaders from the healthcare community.
• Partner with Collaborative leadership and stakeholders to drive strategy and outcomes.
• Oversee all aspects of the Collaborative’s research, including rigorous research design, data collection, interpretation, written analysis, data visualization, and presentation on a variety of topics.
• Design and execute a strategy for integrating data inputs from internal and external sources.
• Identify and review research and policy literature to assess both conclusions and methods.
• Lead author of publications, including research design, the development of data visualization, writing, and publication process.
• Oversee analytics staff and/or contractors performing data collection and analysis.
• Represent the Collaborative in a variety of settings.
• PhD preferred; Master's degree in a related discipline required
• 8 - 12 years work experience
• Research design and oversight
• Writing and publications
• Staff and contractor management
• Project management
• Development of interactive data dashboards (preferred)
• Research design
• Practical experience with coding software (e.g., Stata, r, Python, SAS, SPSS)
• Extensive knowledge of the healthcare payer and care delivery system
• Working knowledge of insurance claims data
• Exceptional written, oral, and people skills
• Strong time management and project management
Work Aids and Equipment Used
Computer, printer, copier, scanner, phone, web conferencing.
Work is sedentary in nature and performed in an office environment. Frequent travel to client sites and the Collaborative office. Involves frequent contact with staff and clients. Work may be stressful at times.
Work requires hand dexterity for office machine operation; stooping, climbing, and bending to files and supplies; mobility to complete errands; stand/sit for up to eight hours each day; ability to communicate
clearly when using the telephone; requires sitting; standing, walking, reaching, bending, lifting, and twisting at times.
$130,000 to $160,000 commensurate with demonstrated experience and abilities to perform responsibilities autonomously and in line with Collaborative priorities.
Benefits: Health insurance, retirement plan, paid time off.
How to Apply
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