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Director, Data Collection Operations

Advocates for Human Potential, Inc.

Advocates for Human Potential, Inc.

Posted on Thursday, April 11, 2024

Join our dynamic team at AHP as the Director of Data Collection Operations. Reporting to our Director of Research and Evaluation, you will play a pivotal role in shaping our infrastructure of our data collection efforts. This position offers an exciting opportunity to lead innovation, enhance effectiveness, and drive efficiency while implementing best practices within our organization.

At AHP, we are on a mission to address critical behavioral health issues and make a profound impact on people's lives through data-driven solutions. We seek a candidate who shares our passion for this mission and is eager to contribute to building a business that can transform millions of lives.

Key Responsibilities:

1. Strategic Leadership:

  1. Provide scientific and management leadership for a portfolio of large, complex projects which design, implement, and manage interviews of clients, providers, and stakeholders across multiple behavioral health care settings.
  2. Collaborate closely with senior investigators to inform data collection plans, primary and secondary methods, OMB and IRB submissions, and field operations.
  3. Lead the strategic direction of our data collection efforts, driving innovation and efficiency.

2. Data Collection Methods:

  1. Conceptualize, select, and advise on appropriate data collection methods for Research and Evaluation projects.
  2. Develop and provide trainings to staff, Conduct complex quantitative analyses, providing valuable insights to inform decision-making.
  3. Summarize analysis results in clear tabular formats and create data visualizations for internal and external stakeholders.

3. Reporting and Communication:

  1. Prepare and assist in crafting presentations, reports, and articles.
  2. Effectively communicate complex methods to both scientific and non-scientific audiences.
  3. Collaborate on proposals and business development efforts, contributing expertise in research and analytics.

4. Efficiency and Collaboration:

  1. Build, mentor, and lead cohesive, multidisciplinary, and client-focused teams, applying best practices in data collection operations with an emphasis on quality and fiscal responsibility.
  2. Lead the design and implementation of reusable code, data pipelines, and other strategies to increase analytic efficiency across multiple projects.
  3. Supervise and mentor analysts, fostering their professional growth.


1. Education and Experience:

  1. Ph.D. degree in social sciences.
  2. 10 or more years of experience in applied research projects, particularly in behavioral health, public health, or social sciences, including pilot studies, program evaluations, and effectiveness studies.

2. Technical Proficiency:

  1. Proficiency in a quantitative data analytic tool/language such as Stata, R, Python, SAS, or SPSS. Proficiency with Stata is required for core data management functions.
  2. Strong familiarity with other data collection, visualization, database, qualitative, or specialized analytic tools (e.g., REDCap, Domo, Power BI, Tableau, SQL, MPlus) is highly preferred.

3. Leadership Skills:

  1. Proven success in leading and developing a large, complex data collection efforts for the federal and state governments.
  2. Strong critical thinking, problem-solving, and project management skills.

4. Communication and Interpersonal Skills:

  1. Ability to communicate complex methods effectively to diverse audiences.
  2. Exceptional interpersonal, relationship-building, and listening skills.
  3. Experience advising, presenting to, and persuading senior corporate personnel.

5. Personal Attributes:

  1. Passion for working in a dynamic, rapidly growing business.
  2. Proactive self-starter with strong multitasking abilities.
  3. Meticulous attention to detail.
  4. Ability to energize, communicate, and build rapport at all levels within an organization.

Research suggests that women and Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) individuals may self-select out of opportunities if they do not meet 100 percent of the job requirements. We encourage individuals who believe they have the skills necessary to thrive on our team to apply for this role.

Salary Range: $130,000 - $150,000

To be transparent with applicants about salary and in compliance with various state pay disclosure requirements, AHP publishes the following information which is current as of the date of posting. The base salary range above represents the low and high end of the AHP salary range for this position. Actual salaries will vary and may be high or low in the range based on a range of factors including but not limited to location, experience, and education. The range listed is just one component of AHP’s total compensation package for employees.

Other rewards may include annual bonuses, short- and long-term incentives, and program-specific awards. In addition, AHP provides a variety of benefits to employees, including comprehensive medical, dental, and vision insurance for you and your family, a retirement plan with a 3% match, student loan repayment assistance, employer-paid life and disability insurance, generous paid time off, and much more.

About AHP

AHP influences change in health and business systems to support vulnerable populations—from creating policy to ground-level, hands-on work. We help organizations and individuals reach their full potential through professional consulting; research, evaluation, and data analytics; technical assistance and training; and virtual solutions, publications, and events. Our areas of expertise include behavioral health, mental health policy and services, substance use disorders, workforce development, homelessness, housing and employment programs, trauma-informed care, criminal justice, women and children, veterans, health care reform, and population health management.

AHP is proud to be certified as a Great Place to Work® for eight consecutive years. We earned this credential based on extensive ratings provided by employees in anonymous surveys. We value employee well-being and are actively engaged in creating an environment that supports work-life balance, self-care, and mental and emotional health.

Join us in making a difference in the world of behavioral health with curiosity, humility, humor, and professionalism. Be a vital part of our team, helping to expand and strengthen our analysis and reporting expertise.

AHP is an equal opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, or protected veteran status