Product/Research Manager: Digital Interventions and Clinical Coaching Research

The Partnership for Drug-Free Kids is a nonprofit organization providing support and guidance to families struggling with substance abuse. We empower families with information, support and guidance to get the help their loved one needs and deserves. And we advocate for greater understanding and more effective programs to treat the disease of addiction.
We’re seeking a full-time product/research manager who will be responsible for the implementation and management of digital intervention research for individuals affected by substance use. The primary responsibilities will be product management of a new research and intervention program on reducing drinking via mobile technology funded through NIH and on a program to enhance existing coaching and digital program for family services funded through the Hilton Foundation. You will lead research development related to both programs. Major responsibilities include research program planning, implementation, monitoring, reporting and expansion. The ideal candidate must possess a high level of initiative, clear communication skills, digital product management skills, and attention to detail in addition to a demonstrated ability to be flexible to the programs’ evolving needs for individuals and families struggling with addiction.
The Partnership for Drug-Free Kids is the premier resource for parents looking for information and guidance about their children’s substance abuse. The new CEO, Fred Muench, is a clinical psychologist who will supervise the successful candidate along with other mentorship opportunities. This is a unique opportunity to conduct cutting edge research while having a tangible impact on real-world outcomes through our direct to parent services.
Essential Functions

  • Product manage digital intervention development tools across studies and programs.
  • Development of materials and tools necessary to conduct the research study (e.g., training, assessment development, protocol requirements and day-to-day management, IRB, reporting, budgets, working with collaborators and subcontractors and general execution of the research plan).
  • Continual updating and reporting on the progress of projects for internal and external sources (e.g., NIH)
  • Manage partner, subcontractor and vendor relationships
  • Coordinate the development, execution and operation of program materials, content, etc.
  • Work collaboratively with an interdisciplinary team of social workers, psychologists, mental health counselors, coaches and technologists to recommend program changes/enhancements
  • Assist in grant writing and reporting


  • Bachelor’s degree required; master’s degree strongly preferred along with at least 4 years of project management experience in a nonprofit setting
  • Demonstrated experience implementing research and digital projects of similar size and complexity is desirable, including examples of projects and references who can speak to the success of those projects
  • Candidates should have experience supervising professional and support staff; strong management and oral communication skills and ability to work cooperatively with diverse stakeholders
  • Agile product development and implementation experience
  • Experience in research implementation using digital products
  • Experience working with individuals or families struggling with substance use or mental health disorders

How to Apply
The Partnership is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity in the workplace and encourages candidates of diverse backgrounds to apply. Interested candidates should send resume and cover letter including salary expectation via email to No phone calls, please.