Seeking a Vice President or Senior Director of Research to lead Association’s data and research initiatives. Responsible for creating, overseeing, and operationalizing data and research strategies. Research and analysis will focus on medical liability claims data, insurance industry business information, and healthcare trends. Also responsible for management of research projects that support the Association’s mission and the broader business objectives of the medical professional liability community and collaborative studies, as well as guiding the data and research team with strategic vision while maintaining research integrity.
Summary of Responsibilities
Research Strategy and Oversight
Leading and directing research staff on strategic direction and execution of projects.
Leading the development of proposals for new project opportunities, in partnership with Association senior management.
Providing subject matter expertise and written contributions for Association.
Writing and editing Association research-based reports, studies, and publications.
Identifying and developing data and research non-dues revenue opportunities for Association consistent with our mission.
Internal Leadership Role
Providing strategic planning expertise as a member of the management team.
Representing Association in public venues.
Managing research team staff.
Serving as a Staff Liaison to various membership groups
Overseeing departmental budget
We seek qualified candidates who identify with the descriptions below, with experiences and skills that will nourish our team and culture, and contribute to our growing impact:
An Analytical Person. Your favorite part of reading a research paper is deciding which of the citations to read next. You want to understand not just what someone says, but what assumptions they used to get there.
An Effective Collaborator. You have worked across cultural lines on a dispersed team, and you have the ability to operate in complex situations. You can easily gain trust from your colleagues, direct reports, and supervisors and are known for being supportive.
A Flexible Thinker. You are not afraid to step outside your job description or comfort zone to help the team reach its goals. You are comfortable with shifting schedules and don't expect every day to go "as planned." You are happy to challenge someone’s assumptions and to have your assumptions challenged in return.
A Proactive Teammate. Nothing is beneath or above you. You are quick to always lend a hand or two! You naturally seek to support both small projects and large strategic goals. You know what you know, and what you don’t know, and don’t shy away from questions.
Mission-oriented. You are intrigued by the current work and eager to contribute to our team’s continued growth and evolution.
Minimum of Master’s degrees in relevant field
At least 10 years of experience conducting research, analysis, and writing
Knowledge of healthcare and insurance industry trends and policies preferred
Strong written and oral communication skills
Experience managing research projects
Experience managing contributions of staff
Proficient in MS Office Applications, Database (iMIS), Sharepoint preferred
Excellent research, statistical analysis, and technical writing skills
Knowledge of medical terminology helpful
Experienced in database management
Proficiency in statistical software applications (i.e., SAS or SPSS)
Excellent communication, interpersonal and customer service skills
Ability to work independently as well as part of a team
Association background preferred
Prior supervisory experience required.
Knowledge/background in medical professional liability insurance industry a plus
High degree of professionalism and initiative required