The American Institutes for Research (AIR) is seeking to hire a senior leader experienced in business development and project management, with expertise in substance use disorders and in evidence-based practices to address the disorders. The candidate will lead AIR’s Center for Addiction Research and Effective Solutions (CARES) and work with AIR staff in building new work that fulfills AIR’s mission to generate and use rigorous evidence that contributes to a better, more equitable world. The candidate will develop and execute a business strategy that builds on AIR’s existing work in the following areas: health professional education, training and technical assistance; practice guidelines and evidence standards; patient and family engagement; and data interpretation and public health strategy. The ideal candidate will have experience supporting federal, state, and/or local agencies to implement and assess practices and policies that involve multi-system programs including healthcare, public health, criminal justice and human services.
Established in 1946, AIR is one of the world's largest behavioral and social science research and evaluation organizations. AIR works with federal, state, and local government agencies, philanthropies and other organizations to conduct research and evaluation and provide technical assistance in the areas of education, health and workforce development, in the U.S. and abroad.
AIR's work in health spans promotion, prevention, treatment and recovery across the life span. We focus on issues of mental health and substance use disorders, violence, trauma, HIV and AIDS, and other chronic illnesses. In justice and law enforcement, for example, we have done extensive work with drug courts, youth mentoring, and reentry. AIR’s methods include those for rigorous research and evaluation, as well as for knowledge translation, design of communication campaigns and extensive technical assistance and capacity building to implement evidence-based practices at the state and local levels. With approximately 1,200 staff, AIR’s main office is located in the Washington DC area, with major satellite offices in Northern CA; Chicago, IL; Austin, TX; Chapel Hill, NC; Boston, MA; and Atlanta, GA.
The Director of AIR’s Center for Addiction Research and Effective Solutions will:
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability.