Director of Research and Community Impact

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Concord, NH
Job Type
Salary Type
Salary Range
$80,000 - $100,000

About the Organization

The New Hampshire Children’s Health Foundation is a leading funder for children’s health in the state. Its mission is to improve the health and wellbeing of all New Hampshire children. The Foundation, incorporated in October of 1997, is organized and operates exclusively for charitable purposes. We distribute approximately $800,000 each year to community health centers, health policy organizations, and community-based organizations to deliver on our mission and strategic priorities.

About the Job


Position Summary:

The Director of Research and Community Impact will conduct research and analysis, utilize business analytics platforms such as Tableau, and produce a range of publications and materials, including reports, fact sheets, presentations and other resources designed to inform policy makers, communities and service providers throughout New Hampshire.


  • Directs the planning, design, development, implementation and evaluation of the Children’s Health Dashboard and coordinates the associated work of external partners
  • Conducts research and analysis of children’s health data with an equity lens, and develops research insights for use in internal Foundation planning and external stakeholder engagement
  • Convenes external stakeholders and facilitates stakeholder discussion to advance the state of children’s health in New Hampshire
  • Supports the work of the Foundation by reviewing current programmatic research and data in key areas important to the Foundation’s mission to improve the health and wellbeing of all children in New Hampshire
  • Works with staff and community partners to develop equitable strategies for interpreting, communicating and disseminating knowledge and information derived from research and lessons learned from the Foundation’s initiatives so as to amplify and advance its impact across the state 
  • Works in partnership with the grants management staff in supporting a variety of community driven health initiatives



Specific Duties

  • Collect, assemble, organize, analyze data from internal and external partners (such as state-based data stewards, national web data dissemination systems, etc.) and synthesize the information to meet project needs
  • Design and continuously improve the Children’s Health Dashboard
  • Perform oversight compliance of contract monitoring to ensure expected outcomes and deliverables are met to support short-and long-term project goals and objectives
  • Establish and foster relationships with external partners to help identify concepts and questions that can be addressed by appropriate research and data to support project activities
  • Support program staff in documenting and disseminating insights from learning communities, convenings, and other programming
  • Translate research on key areas that impact the Foundation’s work and that of its community partners
  • Develop new and innovative ways to report and disseminate research findings using traditional and social media
  • Plan, develop, and evaluate project materials to ensure accuracy and consistency in messaging to the Board of Directors, staff, external stakeholders, partners, state officials, and the public to promote improvement of children’s health
  • Communicate and promote data-driven research and analysis in ways that are accessible to a range of non-technical audiences, through the production of the Children’s Health Dashboard, reports, articles, fact sheets, briefings and presentations
  • Develop and organize events and deliver programs, such as meetings and convenings, webinars, learning collaborative sessions, and other seminars
  • Represent the Foundation at relevant meetings and conferences, present results of evaluation and research as appropriate. Assist in development of materials to support program activities for dissemination
  • Manage projects over the full project pipeline from conception through to completion
  • Respond to requests for information from non-profit organizations, advocacy organizations, policymakers, and press




  • Master’s degree preferred or other advanced degree in public health, health policy, or other related field, with at least 10 years of related work experience
  • Candidate must have strong qualitative and analytical skills
  • Experience utilizing equity promoting data strategies
  • Experience with, or aptitude for learning, key technologies and software packages including online mapping and other visualization communication tools, such as Tableau
  • Candidate must have knowledge of and commitment to children’s health and equity, including centering historically excluded communities in research, analysis and programmatic work



Skills, Abilities, Competencies

  • Excellent verbal, interpersonal, written and listening communication skills, with proven ability to effectively communicate information diplomatically, concisely and professionally with internal and external audiences
  • Strong relationship building and relationship management skills, with the proven ability to interact effectively with Board of Directors, staff, and community constituents
  • Ability to align operational efforts to Foundation’s mission and develop strategic initiatives to align with the vision and strategic plan
  • Strong project management skills, with a proven ability to lead complex projects
  • Superior organizational, time management, problem-solving and analytical skills, with the ability to successfully handle multiple priorities simultaneously
  • Strategic and critical thinking with the ability to make decisions in a mission-driven environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to assess organizational and operational needs and develop effective solutions to problems
  • Proficiency using statistical software to analyze research and data, familiarity with the Tableau business analytics platform preferred
  • Demonstrated ability using data from different sources
  • Ability and flexibility working across a wide range of issue areas
  • Proficiency analyzing large data sets in Excel
  • Ability to work both independently and as a team member to meet deadlines under time constraints
  • Computer skills in word processing, spreadsheets, email, and Internet required


The job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by person assigned to this job and may be revised from time to time. It is not intended to constitute an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required.  At management’s discretion, the employee may be assigned different or additional duties.

How to Apply

If interested in this opportunity, please send a cover letter and resume to before November 14, 2022.