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This requisition is being used as a sourcing tool and does not have an open vacancy. Your application to this req will add you to a pool of candidates for potential future openings. We still encourage you to apply directly to positions you feel best meet your background, as this will not replace your application for other openings.


Reporting directly to the Senior Director, the Director Program Evaluation & Research is responsible for directing and managing a range of program evaluation and research activities within the Center for Health Policy and Research (CHPR) at Commonwealth Medicine. This will includes developing new evaluation/research projects with potential clients, working with clients/funders to define evaluation/research questions, conceptualize program elements, and designing, carrying out and summarizing findings of evaluation/research projects. 



  • Directs the design and implementation of program evaluation and research projects within CHPR, with a focus on public-sector health and social programs/services for vulnerable population. Responsibilities includes identifying potential projects, directing the design of scientifically sound project plans, ensuring the quality of project implementation, summarizing the results for a variety of audiences including peer reviewed journals and presentations.
  • Identifies and pursues opportunities and potential funding sources (grants, contracts, etc.) and leads the development of new program evaluation/research projects within CHPR focus areas.
  • Provides strategic input and direction for CHPR for continued growth in the area of program evaluation and research
  • Provides direction to CHPR project and analytic staff on specific evaluation/research activities.
  • Works with CHPR business staff to develop budgets and manage administrative and financial aspects of specific projects.
  • Provides methodological support to evaluation/research activities in other CWM business units
  • Participates in department and CWM-wide business and strategic planning team meetings.
  • Collaborates in business expansion planning.
  • Participate, as appropriate, in client presentations and site visits.
  • May provide program evaluation and research related consulting services.
  • Supports professional development of CHPR staff.
  • Collaborates in the development of strategic planning and works with CHPR and CWM leadership to implement this strategic vision.
  • Perform related duties as required.


  • PhD in health policy, evaluation or related field or equivalent education/experience.
  • 5 years of research/evaluation experience required.
  • Demonstrated record of using a variety of program evaluation/research methods (quantitative, qualitative, mixed-methods).
  • Demonstrated track record in disseminating evaluation/research findings to various audiences through publications, presentations, policy briefs, webinars and other mechanisms.
  • Experience working with or extensive knowledge of public programs such as Medicaid, Medicare, Social Security
  • Ability to facilitate meetings and establish productive, professional relationships with executive management, government officials, and private contractors.
  • Demonstrated experience in computer-based analytic tools (e.g. SAS, SPSS, Atlas ti), as well as MS Office suite
  • Understanding of policies and procedures related to data security and privacy
  • Communication and presentation skills, both oral and written, and ability to collaborate effectively with other researchers, staff, clients and external partners
  • Demonstrated management skills and general knowledge in budgeting
  • Meets criteria for UMMS faculty appointment within Department and at Rank commensurate with experience and background


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The University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS), the Commonwealth's only public medical school, is proud of our role in serving the people of Massachusetts. Although, its the inside workings of UMMS that makes the difference.

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  • We’re serious about our mission and about our people. 
  • Real World Impact - Our people get excited about our mission of real-world impact in health sciences education, research and public service.
  • International Prominence and New Opportunities - As this institution has grown to national – and international – prominence, we’ve found new opportunities to train tomorrow’s physicians, nurses and scientists,  discover causes of and cures for disease and help improve the quality of health care.
  • Deep Commitment - With our clinical partner, UMass Memorial Health Care, and our other teaching affiliates, we share a deep commitment to national distinction in patient care.
  • Valued Partnerships – UMMS partners with Commonwealth Medicine, the health care consulting arm of UMMS. Also, UMMS partners with MassBiologics in scientific collaborations, technology management and creating partnerships for the development of products for the benefit of patients.  These valued partnerships help us to provide services and programs to help meet our needs at UMMS and the public.
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UMMS, the state’s first and only public academic health sciences center, educates physicians, scientists and advanced practice nurses to heal, discover, teach and care, with compassion.  UMMS is a world-class institution with opportunities to match. 

Competitive Compensation – UMMS offers salaries that are competitive with Worcester-area employers. When combined with our generous benefits, perks, and paid time off, many job seekers are surprised to find a total rewards package that matches or exceeds their current situation.

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A History of Making Vital Improvements - UMASS Medical School Milestones

1962: Legislation establishes University of Massachusetts Medical School
1970: First medical students begin classes in Shaw Building
1974: First class graduates 16 MDs
1979: PhD program begins
1986: Graduate School of Nursing opens
1986: PhD program becomes Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
1994: Graduate School of Nursing initiates PhD program
1998: UMass Clinical System and Memorial Health Care merge to form UMass Memorial Health Care
2001: Lazare Research Building opens
2002: Campus Modernization begins on the University Campus
2004: Graduate Entry Pathway Program established at the Graduate School of Nursing
2005: PhD Program in Clinical & Population Health Research established at the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
2005: Massachusetts Biologic Laboratories opens new manufacturing and filling facility in Mattapan
2006: Craig Mello, PhD, Blais University Chair in Molecular Medicine and Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator, is awarded the Medical School's first Nobel Prize. Dr. Mello shared the 2006 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine with Andrew Fire, PhD, of Stanford University, for their discoveries related to RNA interference.
2007: Michael F. Collins, MD, is named chancellor and Terence R. Flotte, MD, is named dean of the School of Medicine.  
2009: Groundbreaking for the Albert Sherman Center, a 500,000-square-foot research and education facility slated for completion in 2012.
2010: Ambulatory Care Center opens
2012: The Albert Sherman Center, a 500,000-square-foot research and education facility, completed and opens

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