Over the past ten years the organization has grown substantially, particularly the Research Division. We seek a creative, dynamic, collaborative individual to serve as Director of Research Operations (DRO). This new role will support ongoing organizational transformation and help build and support our internal systems to monitor progress toward strategic goals and promote continued and clear communication across the organization in partnership with other divisions. They will also ensure that our work is high quality, mission aligned, and can drive the change in sexual and reproductive health and rights field we endeavor to see in partnership with the communities most affected.
The DRO has primary responsibility for the administrative and operational functioning of the Research Division. This includes oversight for portfolio management (project budgeting, timelines, strategic planning, etc.), stewardship of division resources (project staffing, skills training, space allocation), federal grant submissions and reporting, regulatory reporting, institutional review board (IRB) issues, and contracts. The DRO oversees the Research Administrative Team (RAT), which consists of six staff. Reporting to the Vice President for Research, the DRO is to facilitate proactive communication with other divisions, while serving on the Research Management Team along with the directors of domestic and international research.