Regional Director, Research, Evaluation & Analytics

  • Northern Health
  • Sep 23, 2019
Full time Director

Job Description

Position Summary
The Regional Director—Research, Evaluation & Analytics works in a co-leadership relationship with the Medical Lead/Northern Medical Program (NMP) Assistant Dean of Research to guide and support the development and spread of research, evaluation and analytic capabilities across the organization. The aligned objective of these services is to help Northern Health realize its strategic directions through the use of evidence and data in planning and operational decision-making. The Regional Director collaborates with researchers, academic institutions and other organizations within and beyond the North, to achieve strategic alignment where appropriate, to pursue research funding opportunities, and promote research, knowledge mobilization and implementation science across the region. The Regional Director is expected to foster excellent relations with external partners and is strongly encouraged to take an active role in academic research/education activities.

In partnership with the Medical Lead, the Regional Director will develop and strengthen relationships with clinical and non-clinical service providers toward the promotion and support of research activities across the organization, at the University Hospital of Northern British Columbia and with the UBC Northern Medical Program specifically. 


  • Master’s Degree in a health or social science field with a focus on research plus seven (7) to ten (10) years health service delivery/management experience with evidence of advanced research and evaluation skills, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
  • PhD an asset.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Evidence of advanced research and evaluation skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to synthesize information and prepare policy documents, planning documents and project proposals for a variety of audiences.
  • Strong understanding of analytics tools and trends, ideally as related to health organizations.
  • High degree of comfort in clinical, administrative, and research environments.
  • Strong organizational and project management skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work independently as well as in teams.
  • Good oral and written communication skills including facilitation and negotiation skills.
  • Ability to effectively present and clarify requirements, expectations, ideas and concepts to researchers and health professionals.
  • Knowledge and skills in Microsoft Office applications, database development and analysis, and other analytical and statistical software such as SPSS.
  • Ability to anticipate change and promote innovation.
  • Ability to establish partnerships within the region and with external partners and academic institutions.
  • Good leadership skills including mentoring and capacity building skills.

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