IHP Co-Director of Dissemination and Knowledge Translation (STAFF)

Charlestown, MA
Jun 17, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The Institution:
MGH Institute of Health Professions in Boston is an innovative and interprofessional graduate school with post-baccalaureate, direct entry-level master’s and doctorate, and post-professional programs in Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Physician Assistant Studies, Speech-Language Pathology, Health Professions Education, and a PhD in Rehabilitation Sciences. The only degree-granting affiliate of Partners HealthCare System, the MGH Institute offers its more than 1,400 students unparalleled opportunities to learn and work alongside expert practitioners in a variety of hospital, clinical, community, and educational settings. The school, which has graduated more than 5,400 students since its 1977 founding by Massachusetts General Hospital, is fully accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). Several programs are highly ranked by U.S. News & World Report and the school has been named for the past six years as a Great College to Work for by The Chronicle of Higher Education.

Summary of Major Responsibilities

The main function of this position is to manage several research projects and direct dissemination/knowledge translation activities related to the disability field. Functions include:
  • Full budgetary responsibility for relevant projects
  • Overall responsibility for directing and managing a wide range of activities for SNERSCIC's Research and Education Program, under the leadership of the PI and Research Director (who provides overall scientific leadership to the research team), who together form the Executive Team;
  • Relies on judgment and experience to assess needs and strategically plan and accomplish goals of program;
  • Training staff and overseeing staff directly for day-to-day activities on a wide range of projects;
  • Designing and overseeing administration of survey instruments and internal data collection forms for relevant projects;
  • Designing and improving research protocols, including for complex study designs such as Randomized Clinical Trials;
  • Acting as a content and methods expert to develop new interventions for people with spinal cord injury, such as online educational modules to be developed for the New England SCI Toolkit;
  • Advising the Project Manager in developing quality control systems;
  • Planning qualitative and quantitative data analyses for relevant projects;
  • Advising Project Manager in overseeing research projects to meet funder required goals for enrollment, follow up and quality of data;
  • Directing the quarterly Knowledge in Motion Lecture Series with ongoing monitoring of quality and metrics to continue to enhance outreach and impact;
  • Providing technical assistance to external agencies and partners;
  • Fostering community relationships and directing the semi-annual Community Advisory Board meeting;
  • Directing development of a new merged website for people with spinal cord injury;
  • Meeting strict funder deadlines; and
  • Additional functions include applying for additional grant funding as appropriate; managing relationships with funders; interpreting and synthesizing data; writing reports, deliverables and journal articles for publication; as well as preparing submissions for presenting at local, regional and national conferences and meetings both as lead author and co-author.

  • Principal Duties and Responsibilities

    40% - Co-directs all dissemination and knowledge translation activities for SNERSCIC. Manages and advises on research-related and administrative aspects of research projects: hiring and training new employees; coordinating, setting agendas for and facilitating all regularly scheduled meetings; leading strategic plan for study design and implementation of funded intervention research; monitoring project timelines; oversees required record keeping; identifies and troubleshoots with the PI and Research Director (comprising the Executive Team) on issues relative to established timelines and project goals and the needs of collaborating research and education partners .

    15% - Implements procedures and s upervises & trains center staff, consultants, interns, and multi-site partner staff as appropriate.

    15% - Organizes and oversees dissemination of the research findings with input from the PI. Drafts, writes and takes lead in submitting all lay publications related to the project , annual reports for funders and other agencies, oversees development of new website format and content, and other deliverables .

    10% - Advises the Project Manager regarding the specific project tasks and scheduling. For relevant projects, oversees development of any study guides, operations manuals, abstracts, summaries and project education materials or brochures that detail the project in plain language for the study participants. Implements and adjusts as needed all procedures established to recruit, enroll, consent, collect data from and pay study participants and follow-up contact with study participants.

    5% - Full budgetary responsibility for relevant projects

    5% - Serves as the PI's liaison with any advisory panels, expert panels or national organizations as deemed necessary to further the research efforts

    5% - Advises Project Manager for strategic planning around data management, data transfer and entry and data cleaning for analysis.

    5% - Prepares and writes grant proposals


    Education and Experience Qualifications

    • Ph.D. or equivalent experience in public health, sociology, biostatistics, social work, psychology, or related field
    • 7-10 years in project directing/management, research and dissemination, as well as clinical or programmatic direct service
    • Extensive knowledge of disability, with particular emphasis on physical disability and spinal cord injury
    • Knowledge of SPSS and basic statistical skills
    • Experience working with persons with disabilities
    • Proven success in federal and foundation grant-writing and proposal development
    • Computer skills in MS Word, Excel, Access
    • Ability to interpret both qualitative and quantitative data, as well as user metrics
    • Proven ability to conceptualize study design and protocol development
    • Demonstrated ability to develop quality, evidence-based dissemination strategic plan and related deliverables
    • Proven competence in implementing research project protocols with quality improvement systems
    • Understanding of website design principles
    • Lead author on major research articles
    • At least 8 years of management experience
    • Established pubic speaking experience on a national level
    • Excellent interpersonal skills
    • Willingness to do some travel

    EEO Statement

    The MGH Institute of Health Professions is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff. We welcome nominations and applications from individuals who would bring diversity of experience, thought and practice to the Institute's research, teaching and clinical missions. Applications from protected veterans and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged.

    Primary Location: MA-Charlestown-MGH IHP
    Work Locations: MGH IHP 36 First Avenue Charlestown 02129
    Job: Education - Management
    Organization: Massachusetts General Hospital(MGH)
    Schedule: Part-time
    Standard Hours: 32
    Shift: Day Job
    Employee Status: Regular
    Recruiting Department: IHP Provost
    Job Posting: Jun 19, 2017


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