Hiring Study Director!

Hiring Study Director!

CREGS is currently hiring a Study Director to run our new 5 year NIH funded Pilot Intervention study.

This is a full time, fully benefited position. Below is the official posting language from the California State University Employee Union. If you have any specific questions about what the job entails, details about the study, or anything else, please feel free to email us.

If you’re interested in applying, all applications must go through the San Francisco State University application system. Click on THIS LINK to begin your application!


Working Title
Study Director
CREGGS/Office of Research and Sponsored Programs
Appointment Type*
Temporary.  Grant funded positions cannot earn permanency, however the funding for this position is anticipated through 2021.  This appointment will be renewed annually based upon grant funding.
Time Base*
Full-Time (1.0)
Work Schedule*
Tues- Thurs: 12:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Wed – Sat:     10.00 a.m. – 7:00  p.m.
Friday:            11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Please note: This schedule will change based on the demands of the study.
Anticipated Hiring Range*

$4,750.00 – $5,000.00 Per Month ($57,000.00 – $60,000.00 Annually)

Salary is commensurate with experience.

Position Summary*

The incumbent will direct, supervise and lead day-to-day operations of a large and complex program study, reporting directly to the Center Director. They will be responsible for  providing program and strategic leadership for the study in collaboration with the Center Director. The incumbent will lead creation & processing of all study-related paperwork and forms, manage participant incentives, design study forms, and supervise data collection efforts including monitoring and establishing quality assurance with regards to the data, and ensuring the timeliness of recruitment, data collection and intervention implementation.

The incumbent will lead recruitment, training, and supervising study team of research assistants, recruiters, group leaders, testing coordinator, and student interns. They will provide day to day direct supervision, oversee team staff meetings, set performance expectations, delegate work responsibilities, coach for improved performance, conduct regular supervision meetings with staff, and annual performance evaluations.

The incumbent will work directly with the PI in developing the 6-hour control condition of the study intervention. This entails researching existing interventions that have been effective and modifying it for Men’s Health. They will take the lead in pilot testing and evaluating the control condition, and will oversee multiple in-person pilot intervention focus groups. The Study Supervisor is the primary point of contact for all outreach and networking with LGBT communities and agencies to coordinate study recruitment.

The incumbent will assist the Principal Investigator and Co-Investigators with data analysis as well as writing and editing manuscripts in preparation for publication in professional journals, and may travel in and out of state to attend and present at conferences and educational events.

Minimum Qualifications*
– Influence over key objectives and longer term goals of an organizational unit and/or program with high visibility or broad impact within and outside the organization.
– Independent determination of approaches to project and priorities. Work is reviewed against overall goals and objectives, with full accountability for results.
– Use of appreciable judgment in the development of policies and procedures related to issues frequently not covered by existing policies and procedures. Precedents and policies to guide development activities may be available for reference.
– Use of appreciable ingenuity and innovation to conceive of new approaches and solutions to address complex problems and issues.
– Serve as the prime contact for the program, specialty, and/or organizational unit. May manage relationships with outside entities or agencies and manage sensitive information and situations.
– May oversee day-to-day program or organizational unit operations and provide lead work direction to other professional or administrative staff, with accountability for results Thorough knowledge of and ability to apply extensive expertise to complex programs and/or administrative specialties, including pertinent laws and regulations.
– Demonstrated expertise in and advanced knowledge of the principles, problems, and methods of public and business administration and operational and fiscal management.
– Expertise in administrative survey techniques, operations and systems analysis, statistical and research methods, and the ability to interpret and evaluate results to develop sound conclusions and recommend new or revised policies.
– Ability to understand problems from a broad, interactive perspective and discern applicable underlying principles to conceive of and develop strategic solutions.
– Ability to work with representatives from public and private entities and handle potentially sensitive situations. Demonstrated consultative skills in working with internal and external constituent groups.
– Ability to effectively present ideas and concepts
Preferred Qualifications
– Graduate degree in a social-science focused discipline.
– 3-5 years of previous research experience.
– Experience supervising multiple employees.
– Experience directing research studies.
– Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite.
– Knowledge of Endnote and Access.
– Demonstrated previous experience working with LGBTQ communities and communities of color.
– Interest in and knowledge of couples research.
– Ability to work independently.
– Frequent evening and weekend work will be required.
– Position is primarily desk/computer workstation based with occasional lifting of boxes up to 25 pounds (when doing set up/tear down for recruitment events).
– Occasional travel in extended SF Bay Area to support recruitment/outreach efforts.
– Possible travel outside of SF Bay Area and/or out of state to attend conferences.
– Extensive use of computers is required, as well as significant face-to-face communication with supervisees.
Pre-Employment Requirements
This position requires the successful completion of a background check.

Threaded through our Total Compensation package is a commitment to Bridging Life’s Transitions.  SF State is committed to providing our employees with a comprehensive program that rewards efforts that are appreciated by your colleagues, students and the customers we serve.

We offer a competitive compensation package that includes Medical, Dental, Vision, Pension, 401k, Healthcare Savings Account, Life Insurance, Disability Insurance, Vacation and Sick Leave as well as State Holidays and a dynamic Fee Waiver program, all geared towards the University’s commitment to attract, motivate and retain our employees.

CSUEU Position
Eligible and qualified on-campus applicants, currently in bargaining units 2, 5, 7, and 9 are given hiring preference.
How To Apply

Submit an online application and upload in one file attachment your resume and cover letter describing your specific qualifications for each position. The online recruitment system will allow one file attachment for each submission.


The Human Resources office is open Mondays through Fridays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and can be reached at (415) 338-1872.

SF State is Equal Opportunity/Americans with Disabilities Act employer and has strong commitment to the principles of diversity.

Application Deadline

March 1, 2017

Please note that this position, position requirements, application deadline and/or any other component of this position is subject to change or cancellation at any time.