Senior Project Director

Public Health Management Corporation - Philadelphia, PA3.5

Job Overview:
PHMC’s Research and Evaluation Group is seeking a new Senior Project Director to join its dynamic team. The Senior Project Director is responsible for overseeing multiple data and evaluation projects within R&E Group. The Senior Project Director provides budgetary oversight to multiple projects and insures that funder requirements and expectations are being met. The Senior Project Director has major responsibility for ensuring the growth of the department, including through new grants and contracts, memberships, and partnerships.

While it is customary for a Senior Project Director to work across multiple projects and funders, the current Senior Project Director position will have primary responsibility for leading the operation of the Community Health Database, including the Household Health Survey. The Household Health Survey is a population level survey of 10,000 households, conducted every two to three years. It is one of PHMC’s most visible projects in the SEPA region. The Senior Project Director will assume responsibility for leading this project. Responsibilities will include CHDB marketing and growth strategies; membership sales and ongoing relationships; proposal preparation in support of the CHDB; contract requests and monitoring; liaison with contracted survey research firm; developing CHDB member events, presentations, and orientations, and communications through the CHDB website, newsletters, press releases, and other communications; leverage HHS data for research opportunities within PHMC and with external partners. With increasing challenges associated with the use of telephone survey methodologies, the Senior Project Director will be tasked with strategically planning for future iterations of the Household Health Survey.

Advances reputation of R&E Group as a leader in survey research by ensuring consistent quality and rigor of CHDB survey methodology. Advance R&E Group’s reputation as a leader in best practices for program evaluation, data initiatives, and research.
Identify and foster development of new business for the CHDB. Lead and contribute to proposals and LOIs in support of the CHDB. Build CHDB membership. The CHDB, and in particular the Household Health Survey (HHS), is a member-supported survey. New memberships are critical to the continuing success of the HHS.
Supervise staff working on the CHDB.
Contribute to increasing the CHDB’s visibility via internal and external communication channels by acting as a spokesperson for the CHDB as needed (e.g. at public events or in response to media requests). Promote and disseminate findings of the HHS, helping to position PHMC as a thought leader in public health survey research.
Mentor junior staff members, and provide supervision to staff as required on CHDB initiatives.
The Senior Project Director has key responsibility for supporting the growth of R&E Group. It is expected that the Senior Project Director will regularly scan and identify new funding opportunities and will lead or contribute regularly to the submission of new grant proposals.
The Senior Project Director will regularly cultivate relationships with new potential collaborators/partners, including government, other non-profits, university partners, and for-profit partners.
The Senior Project Director is expected to contribute to the overall effective and efficient operation of the R&E Group by working closely with team members on establishing work groups and committees necessary to strengthen the department.
Build new relationships with other teams/business units and affiliates across the organization to support new opportunities for partnership and funding.
Responsible for recruitment, selection, training and mentoring of new team members.
Represent R&E Group at selected national, state and local meetings and conferences to communicate accomplishments and share information about the Center/REG’s mission, research, training and products.
Supervision of Project Managers, Project Assistants, Interns, and other staff as needed.

Demonstrated knowledge of new business development, including track record of successful proposal and grant writing.
Demonstrated ability to foster team building.
Excellent written and oral communication skills.
Demonstrated ability to write content specific and technical proposals for submission to Federal, State, City/County, Foundation, and other funders and social service organizations.
Ability to market the products and services of the CHDB and related survey services and give presentations to national, statewide and local audiences.
Ability to manage a diversity of programs and different levels of professional staff.
Excellent supervision skills; must be able to delegate effectively.
Must be able to work independently with a minimum of supervision.
Advanced descriptive and basic inferential statistics.
Qualitative and quantitative evaluation and research methods and analytical ability; ability to use state of the art data collection and analysis software.

Minimum of 5 years of experience successfully leading evaluation or data projects, and securing funding through grants and contracts.
Experienced project manager; able to manage a diversity of programs and different levels of professional staff.
Experience writing content specific and technical proposals for submission to Federal, State, City/County, Foundation, and other funders and social service organizations.
Experience working in Excel, SPSS and other analytical programs; knowledge of advanced descriptive statistics and solid understanding of inferential statistics; experience using various qualitative and quantitative evaluation and research methods.
Experience giving presentations to national, statewide and local audiences.
Prior experience or familiarity with the Household Health Survey database desired.

Education Requirement:
Master’s or other advanced degree (PhD, DrPH) in social science, education, public health or related field.

Based on qualifications and experience

About PHMC:
PHMC is a 501(c) (3) non‐profit corporation founded in 1972. It is a member institute of the National Network of Public Health Institutes, and is designated as the Public Health Institute for the State of Pennsylvania. For over 40 years, PHMC has been working in partnership with communities, government, the health care sector, and other non-profit agencies to address the public health challenges facing southeastern Pennsylvania. PHMC employees share a passion and commitment to improving the lives of the region’s most vulnerable citizens. While PHMC’s focus has always been on serving the southeastern PA region, some of its programs have a multi-state focus, and a few are national in scope. Major program areas at PHMC include behavioral health and substance abuse treatment, primary health care, chronic disease prevention, health promotion, child welfare, early childhood education, services to the homeless, and criminal justice/re-entry services. To learn more about PHMC and its many programs, visit

About the Research and Evaluation Group at PHMC:
PHMC’s Research and Evaluation Group has worked closely with hundreds of external organizations to design, implement and evaluate the impact of a diverse portfolio of public health, social justice and educational programs. At any given time, R&E Group has over 100 different clients and funders. Our team has completed a wide variety of community needs assessments, program evaluations, and scientific research projects. Our work is primarily conducted in Southeastern PA, however we are also actively involved in research across the State of PA, and are leading evaluations of public health programs in other States. We also are leading studies with a national focus. Our funders and clients include: federal, state and local government; private and non-profit organizations, including foundations and community-based organizations; health care systems; and, national organizations and their regional chapters.