Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) Research Associate II

The National Association of State Alcohol and Drug Abuse Directors (NASADAD) – a non-profit association ( providing research and technical assistance to the states and territories on substance misuse and use disorder prevention, treatment, and recovery services – seeks a team-oriented person interested in substance use issues and systems. The candidate should: possess an understanding of substance use issues, have excellent writing and communication skills, and demonstrate strong research and analytic capabilities.

Experience and qualities:

  • Bachelor’s degree required in social science, health, or human services, (e.g., public health, sociology, psychology, and social work);
  • Knowledge of and interest in substance use and related issues;
  • 2 years of relevant work experience;
  • Demonstrate experience conducting qualitative/quantitative data analysis;
  • Demonstrated experience in writing reports and documents; and
  • Strong computer skills in: Word, Power Point, Excel, and Stata or SPSS

Primary responsibilities:

  • Supports a diverse portfolio of research and technical assistance projects;
  • Assists in developing small and large-scale surveys and facilitate data collection, analysis, summarization, and dissemination;
  • Supports the development of research briefs and reports, technical assistance documents, and meeting summaries;
  • Plans and supports conference calls, live meetings, webinars for state and territories, federal partners, stakeholders, and subject matter experts;
  • Provides planning and logistical support for national meetings and conferences; and
  • Coordinates tasks and works effectively in a team-driven environment.

Salary commensurate with experience. Excellent Benefits.

Work location in Washington, DC office; near Metro.  Position involves a hybrid work model, some local meetings and occasional travel out of area.

Please send a cover letter and resume to:

Tracy Flinn, Ed.D., Senior Research Analyst

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