Associate Director F (Mental Health Services)

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Associate Director F (Mental Health Services)

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The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn's distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning.

Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play.

The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more.

Posted Job Title
Associate Director F (Mental Health Services)

Job Profile Title
Associate Director E

Job Description Summary
We are seeking a full time Associate Director F, who will be responsible for the operational and fiscal oversight and management of all initiatives and activities across the Penn Medicine Nudge Unit and Penn Implementation Science Center at the Leonard Davis Institute (PISCE@LDI)

The Penn Medicine Nudge Unit is the world's first behavioral design team embedded within a health system, and the Associate Director F will work closely with the Nudge Unit's director to build the unit's expertise and prominence at the intersection of implementation science and behavioral economics, strengthening interdisciplinary collaborations and partnerships across campus. The Associate Director F will also work closely with the PISCE@LDI director to achieve the center's goals to advance the science of implementation, train the next generation of implementation researchers, and transform health and behavioral health services domestically and globally. This position will provide high-level direction to the efforts related to building capacity to conduct implementation research and leading an active implementation research portfolio.

Job Description

The duties of the Associate Director F will include (but are not limited to): direct all strategic, operational, administrative, and financial activities across the Penn Medicine Nudge Unit; provide high-level operational, administrative, and financial support to the personnel managing the PISCE@LDI portfolio; Collaborate with grants and business management on all business, administrative, financial, and grant related activities to ensure our team complies with all policies and procedures set by the department, university, health system, and/or funding agencies; oversee all human resource activities across the team and consult with hiring managers on matters related to recruitment, training, ongoing supervision, and retention of full time and part time staff; consult with research team on regulatory matters and provide high-level expertise related to institutional, local and federal requirements related to human subject research, institutional review boards, and best practices related to data safety, compliance, and monitoring. 

The Associate Director F must have impeccable organization, verbal, written, and interpersonal skills. They must have strong leadership skills, work independently and collaboratively, and exhibit sound judgement. Experience working with research faculty, health system leaders, and community stakeholders is preferable.

This position is contingent upon funding.


Master's Degree with 7-10 years of related experience in clinical and academic research operations and methods or equivalent combination of education and experience is required.

Job Location - City, State
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Department / School
Perelman School of Medicine

Pay Range
$72,837.00 - $138,391.00

Affirmative Action Statement 
Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.

Special Requirements 
Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.

University Benefits

  • Health, Life, and Flexible Spending Accounts: Penn offers comprehensive medical, prescription, behavioral health, dental, vision, and life insurance benefits to protect you and your family's health and welfare. You can also use flexible spending accounts to pay for eligible health care and dependent care expenses with pre-tax dollars.
  • Tuition: Take advantage of Penn's exceptional tuition benefits. You, your spouse, and your dependent children can get tuition assistance here at Penn. Your dependent children are also eligible for tuition assistance at other institutions.
  • Retirement: Penn offers generous retirement plans to help you save for your future. Penn's Basic, Matching, and Supplemental retirement plans allow you to save for retirement on a pre-tax or Roth basis. Choose from a wide variety of investment options through TIAA and Vanguard.
  • Time Away from Work: Penn provides you with a substantial amount of time away from work during the course of the year. This allows you to relax, take vacations, attend to personal affairs, recover from illness or injury, spend time with family—whatever your personal needs may be.
  • Long-Term Care Insurance: In partnership with Genworth Financial, Penn offers faculty and staff (and your eligible family members) long-term care insurance to help you cover some of the costs of long-term care services received at home, in the community or in a nursing facility. If you apply when you're newly hired, you won't have to provide proof of good health or be subject to underwriting requirements. Eligible family members must always provide proof of good health and are subject to underwriting.
  • Wellness and Work-life Resources: Penn is committed to supporting our faculty and staff as they balance the competing demands of work and personal life. That's why we offer a wide variety of programs and resources to help you care for your health, your family, and your work-life balance.
  • Professional and Personal Development: Penn provides an array of resources to help you advance yourself personally and professionally.
  • University Resources: As a member of the Penn community, you have access to a wide range of University resources as well as cultural and recreational activities. Take advantage of the University's libraries and athletic facilities, or visit our arboretum and art galleries. There's always something going on at Penn, whether it's a new exhibit at the Penn Museum, the latest music or theater presentation at the Annenberg Center, or the Penn Relays at Franklin Field to name just a few examples. As a member of the Penn community, you're right in the middle of the excitement—and you and your family can enjoy many of these activities for free.
  • Discounts and Special Services: From arts and entertainment to transportation and mortgages, you'll find great deals for University faculty and staff. Not only do Penn arts and cultural centers and museums offer free and discounted admission and memberships to faculty and staff. You can also enjoy substantial savings on other goods and services such as new cars from Ford and General Motors, cellular phone service plans, movie tickets, and admission to theme parks.
  • Flexible Work Hours: Flexible work options offer creative approaches for completing work while promoting balance between work and personal commitments. These approaches involve use of non-traditional work hours, locations, and/or job structures.
  • Penn Home Ownership Services: Penn offers a forgivable loan for eligible employees interested in buying a home or currently residing in West Philadelphia, which can be used for closing costs or home improvements.
  • Adoption Assistance: Penn will reimburse eligible employees on qualified expenses in connection with the legal adoption of an eligible child, such as travel or court fees, for up to two adoptions in your household.

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