The Social Science Research Council (SSRC) is an independent, international, nonprofit organization founded in 1923 to advance the social and behavioral sciences through a wide variety of fellowships and research grants, workshops and conferences, and summer training institutes. Working with partners around the world to link research to practice and policy, our work supports the application of social and behavioral science to pressing societal challenges. For more information, please visit our website: www.ssrc.org.
The SSRC seeks to hire a Program Director to play a leadership role in overseeing a $20M research consortium (The Mercury Project) supporting rigorous evaluations of interventions to combat health misinformation and increase the uptake of reliable health information in the United States, Africa, Asia, and Latin America and the Caribbean. The Mercury Project also provides a suite of research-sharing and policy-development activities for grantees and other invited organizations, including annual international convenings, to enable more effective policy and regulatory responses to current and future public health emergencies. For more information, please visit the Mercury Project’s website: https://www.ssrc.org/programs/the-mercury-project/.
This position reports to the SSRC President and will also work in collaboration with the Mercury Project team and colleagues in other SSRC research programs to ensure the program’s success and to support institutional learning and the sharing of best practices.
In partnership with program colleagues, the Program Director will:
Terms, Salary and Benefits
Annual salary will be commensurate with experience. This is a grant-funded position, and renewal is based on successful performance and availability of funding. Comprehensive benefits include health, dental, vision, disability, life, and gym reimbursement; outstanding pension plan and tax savings programs; generous vacation and sick leave; and more. Provisions are made for staff to continue their professional development while at the Council.
The SSRC has offices in Brooklyn, NY; employees may also work remotely in conformance with SSRC policies.
The Social Science Research Council is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. We are dedicated to equal employment opportunity and to cultivating and sustaining a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workforce. SSRC maintains a policy of non-discrimination with all employees and applicants for employment. All aspects of employment with the Council are made on the basis of competence, skill and qualifications and will not be influenced in any manner by race, creed, color, religion, sex/gender, national origin/ancestry, ethnicity, age, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital or domestic partner status, medical conditions (including pregnancy and/or genetic information) or physical or mental disability, citizenship status or any other categories prohibited by law.
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