Project Director

    Partnership to End Addiction is a national nonprofit uniquely positioned to reach, engage and help families impacted by addiction. With decades of experience in research, direct service, communications and partnership-building, we provide families with personalized support and resources — while mobilizing policymakers, researchers and health care professionals to better address addiction systemically on a national scale. For more information, visit www.drugfree.org.

    Partnership to End Addiction is seeking a full-time Project Director to manage a large research project comparing two empirically supported SBIRT (Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment) approaches for adolescents in primary care settings. The Project Director will work closely with the Principal Investigator (Dr. Aaron Hogue) and Methodologist/Statistical Analyst (Co-I Ozechowski) on all aspects of study design, management, analysis, and report writing.

    This position is funded by a PCORI (Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute) grant through February 2028.  Duration of employment is limited to the duration of the grant.

    Responsibilities of the job include: 

    • Demonstrate and reflect the mission and values of the organization.
    • Proactively coordinate and collaborate with colleagues to fulfill mission and objectives of the job.
    • Taking directorial leadership on management of scientific duties including IRB activities and coordination with PCORI project officers
    • Directing collaboration with Site Directors of the partnering primary care (PC) sites (Hadland, Potter/Bagley, Cunningham) on all study-related activities
    • Directing provider training and model implementation activities for SBI-Standard and SBI-Family at partner PC sites
    • Directing site recruitment of adolescent and caregiver participants at partner sites
    • Directing collection of screen data submitted by adolescents and caregivers on hand-held tablets
    • Coordinating collection of adolescent and caregiver outcome evaluation data at Baseline and across the Follow-up period via remote electronic methods and (when those methods fail) in-person contact with participants via phone/video-based interviews
    • Consolidating cleaned datasets data for analysis of study aims; directing study contributions from Consultants
    • Management of the multidisciplinary Patient/Stakeholder Partner Panel and the related semi-annual meetings
    • Partnership in data management duties with Co-I Ozechowski; conducting main study analyses in collaboration with Co-I Ozechowski; preparing PCORI progress reports; and preparing the PCORI Final Report and additional research reports for dissemination
    • Serve as primary supervisor for the Research Assistant(s) housed at Partnership to End Addiction, who will execute project coordination duties and assist with study management
    • Travel to site(s) in Boston, MA 1 to 2 workdays per month

    Qualifications: 

    • PhD in psychology or other social science
    • 1 year post-doctoral relevant work experience
    • Research coordination experience
    • Strong organization and time management skills
    • Ability to work as part of a cohesive team, but also to work independently when needed to achieve goals.
    • Experience using SPSS and RedCap preferred
    • Compassion and empathy for those impacted by addiction

    Starting Pay Range: 

    $80,000 – $100,000 annual salary, based on relevant experience and qualifications.

    Partnership to End Addiction offers a competitive benefits package including health, life and disability insurance, defined contribution retirement plan, paid family and medical leave, gym subsidies and more to eligible employees.

    Note: We will be working in a hybrid capacity starting in March 2023, with at least one day per week in the NYC office.

    Partnership to End Addiction is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to building an inclusive work environment for the success of our employees and the fulfillment of our mission. Our goal is to be a diverse workforce, encompassing a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills, that is representative of the people and communities we aim to serve.

    Learn more about working at Partnership to End Addiction.

    Cover letter and resume should be emailed to employment@toendaddiction.org.