Employees of IVI play an essential role in helping us achieve our mission to advance the science and improve the practice of value assessment in healthcare. The success of our team is built on diversity of knowledge, talent, experience, passion, and commitment to reach our goal of developing a platform that facilitates patient-centered value assessment of health technologies that are tailored to the needs and interests of individual decision makers. IVI respects the unique skills and perspectives that each team member brings. We encourage and support our employees to meet both personal and professional goals.

Available Positions

Position: Chief Science Officer
Reporting to: IVI Executive Director
Location: Flexible. IVI supports virtual staff with current HQ in Alexandria, Virginia and research teams in California.

The Innovation and Value Initiative Foundation, Inc. (IVI) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization advancing the science and improve the practice of value assessment in healthcare. IVI is working to raise the level of discussion regarding value in healthcare and find common ground in the approach to measuring value through research, methods development and scientific communication and engagement. The U.S health system is diverse, complex, and ripe for innovation in the value space and we believe IVI is uniquely positioned to challenge outdated thinking and methodologies.

In support of the mission, IVI requires a Chief Science Officer (CSO) will report to the IVI Executive Director and will lead a mix of agenda-setting, partnership-building, fundraising, and communication efforts.

Key Responsibilities

Research Agenda Development

  • Partner with Executive Director, Board of Directors, research staff and other research network, and Scientific Advisory Panel members to develop a long-range roadmap of research that supports the IVI vision and strategy
  • Chair the Scientific Advisory Panel to the Board of Directors
  • Cultivate and deliver a patient-centered perspective to developing the IVI research agenda
  • Develop and advise on research project RFPs and protocols
  • Articulate research and scientific protocols and guidance relevant to IVI scientific research and model development

Partnership Development

  • Guide the expansion of IVI’s research network; develop a bench of talent that will excel in the execution of the pipeline of research
  • Effectively manage and guide a diverse pool of resources, both internal and external to IVI, that are experts in their given research fields
  • Develop relationships between the scientific and research community and IVI that expands access to a variety of viewpoints across the healthcare economics and value assessment space

Fundraising

  • Contribute to the development of IVI grant applications for research funding

Communications and Outreach

  • Collaborate with the Executive Director and Communications team to articulate IVI’s positions and effectively disseminate results of research agenda at scientific conferences, in publications, and through earned media communications
  • Recommend and execute cadence of IVI engagements to include talks, panels, and other forums
  • Partner with the Executive Director to provide insights from a research perspective to value assessment policy applications and communication

Professional Qualifications

  • Doctorate level degree in a discipline relevant to healthcare economics and patient-centered research preferred
  • At least 5-plus years of experience managing and executing research in healthcare economics space, to include health economics and outcomes research, value-based economic frameworks and modeling, translational research and research design
  • Experience building a successful research program, to include developing an agenda, recruiting and mentoring staff (both internal and external), and delivering a portfolio of quality research on time and on budget
  • Experience establishing and maintaining partnerships in support of developing a broad research network
  • A collaborative approach with patients and key stakeholders to develop a patient-centric research agenda that meaningfully impacts the health economics debate
  • Experience with qualitative and quantitative methods and research
  • Experience leading discussions of evidence among multiple stakeholders with an ability to effectively communicate complex scientific research to a layperson
  • A track record of success in small, entrepreneurial environments with a positive, can-do attitude

Personal Qualities

  • An entrepreneurial mindset and approach
  • An individual who can build rapport and respect with a largely virtual team
  • An individual who is open to some travel (25-30%) to support conference attendance and meetings with current and potential research partners

Compensation

A competitive compensation package will be offered to attract an outstanding candidate.

For Questions or to Apply:

To learn more, please visit our website at www.thevalueinitiative.org. To apply, please submit a cover letter and current resume (Microsoft Word format preferred) cso@smartinsearch.com with the term “IVI Chief Science Officer” in the subject line. The cover letter should outline how your experience fits the requirements of the position as this will be an important factor in considering your candidacy.

IVI is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to inclusion and cultural diversity in the workplace. Employment selection and related decisions are made without regard to sex, race, color, age, disability, religion, national origin, sexual preference, genetic information, or any other protected class.

Position: Director of Communications
Reporting to: IVI Executive Director
Location: Flexible. IVI supports virtual staff with current HQ in Alexandria, Virginia.

The Innovation and Value Initiative Foundation, Inc. (IVI) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization advancing the science, practice, and use of value assessment in healthcare. IVI is working to raise the level of discussion regarding value in healthcare and find common ground in the approach to measuring value through research, methods development, and scientific communication and engagement. The U.S health system is diverse, complex, and ripe for innovation in the value space; we believe IVI is uniquely positioned to challenge outdated thinking and methods.

In support of this mission, IVI requires a Director of Communications. The Director of Communications will report to the IVI Executive Director and will lead the development and execution of IVI’s communications program. The Director of Communications will also manage internal and external teams and will have broad oversight for setting and maintaining IVI’s messaging and branding standards.

Key Responsibilities:

Program Management

  • Lead a partnership of the Executive Director, Chief Science Officer, and Board to develop and execute a sustainable communications plan for the organization, including the identification of key audiences, messages, and channels
  • Directly manage the internal Scientific Communications, website, and content layout experts, as well as external communication teams contracted to provide specific services
  • Manage the communications budget and vendor contracts

Messaging and Brand Management

  • Partner with the Executive Director and Chief Science Officer to develop and deploy consistent messaging across all channels and platforms
  • Develop new avenues for communicating IVI’s message and brand visually
  • Draft content or outlines based on input from IVI staff
  • Review, refine, and manage timelines, content, quality, and version control on products intended for public release, including press releases, social media, commentaries, web content, research briefs, full reports, RFPs, abstracts, etc.
  • Facilitate revisions for accuracy, alignment with messaging, and consistent application of IVI’s visual branding standards

Government Relations

  • Work closely with the Executive Director, Chief Science Officer, and Board to develop and implement government affairs objectives
  • Cultivate and maintain professional relationships with government entities, public service groups, and other organizations that help further IVI’s interests
  • Stay abreast of legislation and potential legislation that would affect policy around value assessment

Outreach and Other Support

  • Develop press releases/pitches and maintain relevant press contacts for both earned media and commentaries
  • Develop and maintain conference attendance opportunities and evaluate prioritize external publication and presentation opportunities; assist with the development of presentations, as needed
  • Provide responsive support for IVI’s research projects, membership development efforts, and fund development

Assessment

  • Assess IVI’s current communications portfolio and its effectiveness in supporting organizational objectives; identify and recommend changes and additions to the program
  • Develop and track metrics that support the implementation of the communications plan and allow for visibility into key stakeholder and audience trending
  • Use those metrics to make refinements to the communications program on an ongoing basis

Professional Qualifications

  • Graduate level degree comparable years of experience in communications
  • At least 5 years of experience as the leader of a communications team or department; proven experience with developing communication programs and overseeing their implementations
  • Experience with healthcare communications highly desired; a background in non-profit, patient organization, or scientific organization communications a plus
  • Experience managing a communications program budget, as well as overseeing the work of external vendors
  • Experience developing — and ensuring consistency with — organizational messaging and branding standards
  • Experience developing and tracking metrics to measure communication program performance
  • A background in government affairs or public policy communications highly desired

Personal Qualities

  • An entrepreneurial mindset and approach
  • A flexible, enthusiastic, efficient, and diplomatic self-starter
  • A commitment to customer service, both internally and externally
  • Able to work both independently and as part of a small team

Compensation

A competitive compensation package will be offered to attract an outstanding candidate.

For Questions or to Apply:

To learn more about IVI and its mission, please visit our website at www.thevalueinitiative.org. To apply, please send a cover letter and current resume (Microsoft Word format preferred) to doc@smartinsearch.com with the term “IVI Director of Communications in the subject line. The cover letter should outline how your experience fits the requirements of the position as this will be an important factor in considering your candidacy.

IVI is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to inclusion and cultural diversity in the workplace. Employment selection and related decisions are made without regard to sex, race, color, age, disability, religion, national origin, sexual preference, genetic information, or any other protected class.