Military Health and Readiness Consortium Deputy Director

Military Health and Readiness Consortium Deputy Director

  • 528544
  • Fairbanks, Alaska, United States
  • On Campus
  • Staff Full-time
  • Grade 81
  • UAF Institute of Arctic Biology

The Center for Alaska Native Health Research is seeking a full-time Project Deputy Director to oversee the management and conduct of research activities funded by the Department of Defense to reduce suicide in the military. Projects include co-developing conceptual framework for identifying and employing interventions, interfacing with military senior leaders, and coordinating with research stakeholders for human subjects oversight, data collection and management, data analysis, and reporting relevant findings. The Project Deputy Director serves as the lead for the management and execution of the project. Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to: tracking and facilitating the completion of project milestones, deliverables, and tasks; anticipating and resolving problems or issues as they surface; participating in and contributing meaningfully to the research enterprise, and supervising and coordinating support staff. The successful candidate will have excellent verbal, written, and cross-cultural communication skills and a willingness to travel within and outside of Alaska. The position is full-time, 12 months a year, and funded through December 2025, with a possible extension depending on funding.

The incumbent would have four or more years of working experience managing and leading research projects. Experience working with senior enlisted and field grade officers within a military context is preferred. Have experience and comfortableness in leading and managing a small team of researchers to conduct research activities that include collecting and managing data, coordinating between stakeholders, and facilitating analytic processes. Furthermore, the incumbent would be experienced in tracking work activities among researchers and administrative persons to ensure goals and tasks are fully completed on time. Such an individual will have experience communicating via written and oral briefs to senior-level military and civilian leaders. Must be proficient in thinking strategically and operationally.

Additional desired skills include the following:

- Excellent leadership and supervisory skills with advanced project management skills. Advanced proficiency at solving complex problems and effectively negotiating differences.

- Advanced critical thinking skills with an ability to develop and execute complex strategies.

- Ability to effectively supervise and manage staff

- Collaborate with research team members, DoD agencies, and principal project organization.

- Advanced understanding of suicide prevention theory, interventions, and related instruments.

- Substantive knowledge of research design, quantitative and qualitative methodologies, and analytical procedures including interpreting findings.

- Skilled at consolidating information, and conveying key concepts and processes through the use of multiple communication mediums. Be highly proficient with computer software programs to manage project tasks and suspenses, data collection, project findings, and communications.

- Be willing to pursue educational opportunities to address knowledge gaps.

- Having US military and DoD experience is preferred.

- Knowledge of and skill at adhering to budgeting guidelines.

- Ability to effectively communicate findings and implications to the public.

Minimum Qualifications:

Master’s degree in a related field and five years of relevant experience or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

 Position Details:

This position is located on the Troth Yeddha' campus in Fairbanks, and flexible on-site work arrangements may be considered following UA regulations. This is a full-time, exempt staff position with a competitive salary and full employee benefits package. UA provides a generous compensation package that includes retirement options, annual leave, 12 paid holidays per year, tuition waivers for employees and family members, and affordable medical, dental, and vision care coverage. New hires will be placed on the UA Staff Salary Schedule, Grade 81, based on education and experience.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until a successful candidate is identified. 

This position is a term-funded position and is reviewed annually for contract renewal at the University's discretion.

*To be eligible for this position, applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States without restriction.  Applicants who now or may in the future require visa sponsorship to work in the United States are not eligible.

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