• Director, Butler Center for Research

    Job Location US-MN-Center City
    Full Time
    Mon - Fri
    Hours of Work
  • Overview

    The Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation is the world's leading organization singularly dedicated to combating addiction to alcohol and drugs with a full continuum of services.


    Over the course of a year, we:

    • Serve over 15,000 patients annually through treatment centers in Minnesota, California, Illinois, Oregon, New York, and Florida
    • Educate over 600 professionals through our accredited Hazelden Graduate School of Addiction Studies, Professionals in Residence program and Summer Institute for Medical Students.
    • Provide publishing books and materials for over 32,000 publishing customers
    • Provide prevention services to over 50,000 students across the United States and the world

    One of our key strategic objectives is people - our employees are essential in the process of propelling our organization forward to meet the challenges and opportunities ahead. Are you ready to excel in these challenges and opportunities? Do you possess the qualities below? Join Our Team!


    What are we looking for?

    • Individuals with a Client, Customer, and/or Stakeholder Focus 
    • Results-oriented attitude
    • Interpersonal Skills and Teamwork
    • Courage and Commitment
    • Adaptability and Learning Agility

    What do we offer?

    • Competitive Benefits (health, dental, vision, etc)
    • Paid Time-Off
    • Training Opportunities
    • Retirement Savings Plan with Employer Match
    • Tuition Reimbursement

    Diverse individuals encouraged to apply.
    Equal Opportunity Employer:  Minorities, Women, Veterans, Disabilities


    Directs Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation’s institutional and clinical research activities to improve treatment effectiveness and fulfill the goals of the organization’s strategic plan.  Actively promotes Hazelden Betty Ford’s visibility and leadership in the field by (a) advancing and elevating the organization’s research capacity, (b) securing donor and grant funds to support research, (c) driving the integration of research findings into clinical practice, and (d) disseminating meaningful outcomes and research data to internal and external audiences. Creates department-specific operations plans and annual budgets to advance research productivity, meet budgetary targets, and effectively steward the fiscal resources of the department.

      • Position the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation as the world’s leading authority on addiction treatment by continuously advancing the organization’s clinical and institutional research capacity.
        • Direct all clinical research activities to create a solid research portfolio aligned with the organization’s strategic topic areas.
        • Create annual operations plans and monitor performance metrics to ensure progress toward project goals.
        • Create, facilitate and maintain research partnerships and projects with external collaborators.
        • Oversee external research communications to lay audiences including: (a) publication of Research Update, (b) the department’s website, and (c) by consulting with marketing and other staff on the communication of Hazelden Betty Ford’s research activity.
        • Disseminate clinical and relevant institutional research findings by participating on key organizational teams, presenting data at research and other conferences, lecturing in other educational and/or public venues, and co-authoring and publishing manuscripts in scholarly journals.
        • Respond to media requests for data, coordinating all responses through the Foundation’s Communications department.
        • Support the work of internal and external researchers by co-chairing Hazelden Betty Ford’s Research Action Team and Privacy Board and the Institutional Review Board.
      • Secure funding to support research activities.

        • Regularly monitor grant, foundation, and other funding opportunities.
        • Write and submit proposals to secure funds for clinical research, evaluation, or special projects.
        • Maintain all data collection and reporting mechanisms to remain in compliance with all grant and/or donor requirements.
        • Collaborate with Philanthropy staff to create case statements, meet with key donors and prospects, foster donor relationships, secure individual donor gifts, and provide updates on donor-funded projects.
        • Monitor all restricted fund reports and effectively steward the use of donor and grant dollars.
      • Drive the use of institutional and clinical research data throughout Hazelden Betty Ford’s healthcare operations, providing a research base of knowledge necessary to inform clinical practice and education.

        • Direct all institutional research and measurement functions, including outcomes data collection, to ensure the delivery of timely and useful data to foundation leaders, teams, and employees.
        • Provide expert consultative services by actively participating in and/or leading foundation teams and committees as assigned.
        • Develop and oversee communication methods to inform internal stakeholders of new research developments (periodic, semi-annual reports or intranet information). Provide input, consultation and direction regarding integration of research based best practices into clinical practice and higher learning.
        • Provide data to support the foundation’s environmental scanning, strategic planning, and other activities and processes.
        • Regularly consult with marketing and other foundation staff to effectively communicate Hazelden Betty Ford’s outcomes data to external audiences.
        • Serve as an active research faculty member of the Hazelden Betty Ford Graduate School of Addiction Studies by (1) teaching and/or supervising courses, and (2) chairing and/or participating on school committees and sub-teams as assigned.
      • Effectively steward human, physical, and financial resources to strengthen research capacity and provide a foundation for fulfillment of strategic priorities.

        • Create and implement annual operating budgets to meet key financial goals and targets.
        • Monitor monthly responsibility reports to ensure effective stewardship of financial resources.
        • Lead, empower, and motivate all assigned staff in accordance with Hazelden Betty Ford guidelines to ensure departmental goals are achieved.
        • Promote an attitude of partnership and teamwork, model behavioral competencies and Hazelden Betty Ford values.
        • Ensure that staff members understand strategic, operations, and annual plans within the context of Hazelden Betty Ford’s mission, strategic plan, culture and values.
        • Continually develop and demonstrate technical currency and knowledge in clinical research, institutional research, higher learning, and the field of addiction treatment by creating and implementing an annual development action plan.
        • Develop staff competencies by facilitating annual development action plans for all direct reports. 
      • As a supervisor, this position is responsible for:

        • Facilitating the selection, placement and development of new and existing employees
        • Conducting one-on-one performance communication sessions with direct reports to measure progress on goals, development plans and provide feedback on progress on a regular basis, including formal annual performance communication
        • Maintaining current job descriptions for all supervised positions
        • Maintaining awareness of Hazelden policies and procedures
      • Assures a safe and secure environmnet for patients, students, staqff, guests, and visitors to include:
        • Maintain privacy, security, and confidentiality for all patients, past and present, based of federal and state regulations as well as Hazelden Betty Ford policies
        • Maintain privacy, security, and confidentiality for all students, past and present, based on federal regulations and graduate school policies
        • Apply and adhere to standards and regulations for fire, weather, emergency, and environmental hazards
        • Work safely, using procedures and techniques that apply to work area and equipment, including ergonomics
        • Assure that doors, windows, and files are closed and/or locked based on department standards and expectations

    This position has been defined as a Hazelden Betty Ford firewall position, which means it has been identified as needing access to PHI that is otherwise restricted in the functional department under HIPAA regulations. Firewall jobs are supervised by staff members that have less access to PHI than the person in the firewall job. Employees are expected to:


        • Review what protected health information cannot be shared openly within the department
        • Ensure the integrity of the job function
        • Understand the significance of HIPAA
        • Not undermine the process
        • Report to either the Corporate Privacy Officer or Human Resources any attempts to compromise these positions


    Required Qualifications:

    • Doctoral degree in clinical psychology or closely-related field completed within a scientist or scientist-practitioner program
    • Completed doctoral-level coursework in research design, methodology, and advanced statistics
    • Minimum of 3 years of full-time addictions treatment research activity
    • Demonstrated success with securing grant and other funding for research projects
    • Prior supervision and leadership experience

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Current professional license, i.e., psychology, counseling, social work



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