Research Business Manager

Use your business development and project management skills to support our research and evaluation projects. As the Research Business Manager, you’ll be a critical part of our growth.

Would you like to work for a Certified B Corporation that values creating positive social impact? We’re hiring a Research Business Manager to support our research and evaluation work on public health initiatives. We’re an independent evaluation consulting company offering exceptional benefits, competitive compensation, and the chance to make a difference. We are accepting applications from out-of-state candidates who wish to work remotely, as well as Twin Cities-based candidates who could work in our office in Minneapolis or work remotely.

As the Research Business Manager, you’ll build processes and structure for project budgeting, contract renewals, profitability, and business development. You’ll work with Project Managers to ensure projects stay on track and on budget. You’ll also use your superior communication and organizational skills to support capacity planning, invoicing, and project management. This is an opportunity to flex your analytical AND creative muscles as you help to shape our growth strategy! In short, you will help to maximize our impact. You’ll work directly with the CEO and Directors, while reporting to the Director of Operations and HR.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Build templates for forecasting, capacity planning, and development of project budgets
  • Co-develop budgets for each division with division directors
  • Create and execute a business development roadmap that aligns with our values
  • Track staff hours against budgets and work with Project Managers to make adjustments when needed
  • Communicate with clients on contracts, amendments, and invoices
  • Use your communication skills to keep everyone in the loop and make sure resources and time are well allocated and projects are staffed appropriately
  • Create processes to improve efficiency, eliminate redundancy, and build smooth workflows
  • Oversee all legal and data use agreements
  • Work with the Senior Accounting Manager to deliver useful financial reports
  • Dive in wherever necessary; in a small business no one is above or below any tasks

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree with at least 5 years of experience including budgeting, forecasting, project management, capacity planning, business development, process development, and/or other relevant tasks
  • Microsoft Excel mastery
  • Financial reporting experience
  • Experience building business development strategies
  • Ability to independently manage your time, prioritize competing demands, and work on multiple projects simultaneously
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, including writing in a concise and clear manner for a variety of audiences
  • Interpersonal and facilitation skills
  • Understand and demonstrate our core values including Excelling Together (teamwork) and Making an Impact
  • Experience or interest in research, evaluation, and/or public health is preferred

Compensation

In addition to a comprehensive benefits package, PDA offers fair salaries that align with each individual’s skills and experience.

About PDA

Founded in 1984 and headquartered in Minneapolis, MN, Professional Data Analysts (PDA) is a Certified B Corporation with over 40 employees nationwide whose mission is to create positive social impact by providing tailored data-centric solutions that move public health initiatives forward. We offer a competitive compensation package, including benefits like paid parental leave and disability insurance. We have a flexible work environment and a dog-friendly office. PDA also has a strong commitment to improving our community and minimizing our environmental impact. PDA is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating a diverse workforce and fostering an inclusive environment where every individual has the resources and opportunities they need to grow, thrive, and succeed.

Application Instructions

To apply, please submit your cover letter and resume to Kelly Laurel at careers@pdastats.com. Because it’s essential to have a variety of identities and voices contributing to our work, we welcome people of color, LGBTQ+ individuals, people with disabilities, and members of ethnic minorities to apply. In order to promote equity and ensure a fair application process, we’re upfront about what we’re looking for. Check out our application criteria.

Posted date: June 2024

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Our Team

Our dedicated and talented team is united by our common desire to improve communities.

Amy Kerr

Amy Kerr

Director of Evaluation

Melissa Chapman Haynes

Melissa Chapman Haynes

Director of Evaluation

Belle Federman

Belle Federman

Principal Researcher

Kate LaVelle

Kate LaVelle

Principal Evaluator