• PH&W Research and Program Initiatives Specialist - Colorado Springs, CO / Chicago, IL / Jacksonville, FL / San Antonio, TX / San Diego, CA / Washington, DC

    Job Locations US-CO-Colorado Springs | US-IL-Chicago | US-FL-Jacksonville | US-TX-San Antonio | US-CA-San Diego | US-DC-Washington D.C.
    Job ID
    Physical Health and Wellness
  • Job Summary

    The Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) PH&W Research and Program Initiatives Specialist will serve as a vehicle to analyze, research, author, and present content that will enhance and validate the work of the PH&W program. Authorship of original content will be submitted for publication to peer-reviewed journals with research findings presented at appropriately themed professional conferences. Research findings will help to better conscript future PH&W program design.

    Essential Duties & Responsibilities

    • Develop and maintain collaborative relationships with the executive team, program leadership team, constituents, and staff
    • Develop and manage a programmatic approach to Physical Health & Wellness across WWP programs
    • Assist director with development and implementation of special projects as well as operational and strategic initiatives
    • Lead and research analytical initiatives, up to and including recommendations that support and maintain the PH&W team’s metrics, expense, and budgetary controls
    • Author and submit PH&W research content to professional, peer-reviewed journals
    • Present PH&W research content at appropriately themed conferences
    • Act as a liaison to Metrics team to ensure efficiencies and best practices
    • Serve as the point of contact for managing vendors to ensure the appropriate oversight and consistency
    • Work closely with the WWP legal team regarding research data contracts and permissions
    • Extensive travel up to 50%
    • Other duties as assigned

    Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

    • Must possess competencies related to working with a variety of business disciplines including legal, finance/accounting and records management
    • Must demonstrate excellent research writing and oral presentations skills, along with the ability to interact with a variety of professional disciplines, both internal and external to WWP, including attorneys, and accounting/finance
    • Ability to communicate with diverse personalities in a tactful, mature, and flexible manner, handling sensitive matters with diplomacy, empathy, and confidentiality especially with attorneys, and finance and accounting professionals
    • High energy, self-motivated, detail oriented, and supportive individual able to take initiative, multi-task, work well under pressure, and complete required assignments in a timely fashion
    • Able to work effectively in an environment requiring independent and creative efforts and maintain a flexible work schedule
    • Ability to establish professional relationships for the purposes of creating a diverse network of resources in order to support the execution of the PH&W team
    • Advanced knowledge of administrative procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, and other standard office procedures and terminology
    • Basic understanding of budgeting, forecasting, planning, and project management
    • Highly motivated, passionate, and creative team player
    • Ability to work in a collaborative team environment
    • Excellent organizational and time management skills
    • Ability to troubleshoot, identify viable options and problem-solve using excellent reasoning abilities and demonstrating sound judgment
    • Ability to cultivate and expand relationships with various partners
    • Skill and ease in public and service as a representative for the organization
    • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office programs – Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint

    Education & Experience Requirements

    • Bachelor’s degree required, in exercise science or similar health management field of study; Masters preferred
    • Minimum of three (3) years of experience working in professional research writing, publishing, and presenting required
    • Must be able to travel between 25% - 50% including overnight travel



    Certifications & Licensure

    • NA






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