Associate Director, National Center for Evidence-Based Practice

Posting Date: 11/21/2017

Location: Rockville, MD

Cluster/Team:  Research/National Center for Evidence-Based Practice

Coach:  Director, National Center for Evidence-Based Practice (N-CEP)

Salary Range (Non-Negotiable):  $95,770–$106,410

FLSA Exemption Status: Exempt


The purpose of this position is to serve as the lead clinical and research staff for N-CEP's activities related to outcomes measurement and evidence-based practice in audiology.


  1. Lead teams of staff and volunteer members in the design and implementation of data collection systems for measurement of treatment outcomes and other quality indicators, including measure development and testing, training, recruitment, and communications.
  2. Supervise the work of the Clinical Research Associate for Audiology. 
  3. Advise the N-CEP director—on the basis of work with other groups, including ASHA members, ASHA National Office staff in government relations and clinical practice, related professional associations, and the federal government—on factors affecting the need for and use of various types of data on persons receiving audiology services.
  4. Serve as the lead clinical and research staff for N-CEP's activities in providing education and resources to facilitate evidence-based practice among ASHA member audiologists.
  5. Represent ASHA at professional and scientific meetings.
  6. Lead teams of staff and volunteer members in conducting evidence-based systematic reviews of clinically important topics of interest to ASHA member audiologists.


Knowledge Typically Acquired Through

  • Master's degree in audiology
  • ASHA Certificate of Clinical Competence in Audiology (CCC-A)
  • Three or more years of experience in designing and conducting research projects (a doctoral degree may substitute for the required research experience)

Scope and Depth of Technical Skills/Knowledge

  • Demonstrated ability to author manuscripts for publication in scholarly journals
  • Demonstrated advanced-level skills in the use of database, spreadsheet, graphics, and word processing software (Access, Excel, PowerPoint, and Microsoft Word preferred)

Scope and Depth of Non-Technical Skills/Knowledge

  • Ability to explain complex issues to colleagues, clinicians, and policymakers in a clear and comprehensive manner, using nontechnical language where appropriate
  • Ability to work well as part of a team and individually
  • Ability to work with high-level professionals, committees, and governing boards
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and complicated, detailed work in an organized fashion in the face of changing priorities and tight timelines
  • Demonstrated project management and problem-solving abilities
  • Ability to self-direct, set and meet deadlines, and self-prioritize
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including public speaking and presentations to scientific and professional audiences
  • Ability to manage large data sets

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EOE/minorities, women, persons with disabilities, veterans with disabilities and Vietnam veterans are encouraged to apply.

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