Director of Research, Data & Administration

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The California Maternal Quality Care Collaborative (CMQCC), based within the Stanford University School of Medicine, is seeking a Director of Research, Data & Administration to lead all administrative and compliance activities for CMQCC’s research and data arms, including the nationally-respected Maternal Data Center. CMQCC’s mission is to end preventable morbidity, mortality and racial disparities in California maternity care through the development and application of research, quality improvement toolkits, state-wide collaboratives, and its innovative Maternal Data Center. In implementing its mission, CMQCC actively engages with 300-member hospitals, external stakeholder groups across the state, and other Stanford University departments. In addition, CMQCC is responsible for safely stewarding large data sets received from external organizations. Over the last 15 years, working collaboratively with an extensive set of stakeholder partners, CMQCC has played an important role in dramatically reducing California’s maternal mortality rate and improving statewide perinatal outcomes.

The Director of Research, Data & Administration will oversee CMQCC’s research and data arms, as well as its membership administration activities. This will include shepherding all IRB and data use applications, overseeing contracts and compliance obligations--including HIPAA compliance and data security for the Maternal Data Center, and developing data use and sharing policies that apply to both external and internal stakeholders. In addition, this Director position will direct CMQCC hospital membership activities, including member fee-setting, invoicing and legal processes. In this role, the Director will work collaboratively with CMQCC leadership, other Stanford University departments and serve as CMQCC’s representative with state agencies and other external stakeholder groups. This position will supervise three direct reports.

CMQCC actively welcomes candidates from all backgrounds and life experiences. Bay-Area residents are strongly preferred for this Stanford-based position and will be expected to work at CMQCC’s Palo Alto offices at least twice a week. Candidates with an interest in this position will submit both a cover letter and a resume.

Duties include:

  • Serving as lead for all IRB, legal agreements & compliance activities related to research and data use
  • Serving as lead for member fee setting, scholarships and invoicing processes
  • Budgeting and financial management related to research and the Maternal Data Center activities
  • Serving as lead for collaborative research management
  • Oversight of non-research external data requests
  • Liaison to external stakeholder partners
  • Oversight of, and collaboration with, technical teams regarding IT & Data Security
  • Supervise Associate Director for the Maternal Data Center, Biostatistician & Data Specialist
  • Oversee all vendor agreements for vendors supporting research, data and membership activities


* - Other duties may also be assigned



  • Master’s degree and 5+ years of experience managing health care research and data administration
  • In-depth knowledge of HIPAA compliance obligations
  • Experience in implementing and managing IT and data security processes for health care data
  • 5+ years complex project management
  • Proven ability to work collaboratively with a wide variety of stakeholder types including hospital clinicians and IT, funders, health plans, and government staffs
  • Strong public presentation skills
  • Ability to travel within California


Bachelor's degree and three or more years of relevant experience or combination of education, training, and relevant experience. Advanced degree may be required for some programs. For jobs with financial responsibilities, experience managing a budget and developing financial plans.


  • Ability to develop program partnerships and funding sources.
  • Excellent oral, written, and analytical skills, exhibiting fluency in area of specialization.
  • Ability to oversee and direct staff.
  • Basic knowledge of managing budgets and developing financial plans.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish priorities, manage shifting priorities, and handle numerous time-sensitive projects with multiple deadlines.
  • Ability to accomplish goals working through formal and informal channels, with diplomacy and tactfulness.
  • Demonstrated creativity, problem solving, critical analysis, initiative, judgment and, decision-making skills.
  • Demonstrated solid planning and organizational skills.
  • Demonstrated experience working independently and as part of a team.



  • Frequently stand/walk, sitting, grasp lightly/fine manipulation, perform desk-based computer tasks.
  • Occasionally use a telephone, writing by hand, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh up to 40 pounds.
  • Rarely sort/file paperwork or parts, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh >40 pounds.
  • Ability to use voice to present information/communicate with others.
  • On-campus mobility.

* - Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.



  • May work extended hours, evenings or weekends.
  • May travel locally.
  • Occasional overnight travel.


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