The Southern Poverty Law Center’s Intelligence Project is looking for a dynamic team-oriented Director of Research to develop and manage a large and growing team of analysts who monitor the radical right in the United States. A core focus of this department is to produce an annual census of hate and extremist groups operating in the U.S. In addition, the Research Department is responsible for:
The Director of Research leads these efforts, helping the team prioritize the right work and importantly, ensuring all team managers and members have what they need to do their job.
The Director of Research reports to the Deputy Director and will work in partnership with department leadership to determine the research and publishing priorities for the department.
To set priorities, the Director of Research also will work closely with the team leads within the Research Department, which include teams covering: white nationalists, neo-Nazis, anti-Muslim groups, anti-immigrant groups, anti-LGBT groups, male supremacists, and antigovernment extremists, among others.
The Director of Research’s main responsibilities are management, operations, and strategy:
Management: Coaching new managers on the team and, in partnership with the Deputy Director, building a strong workplace culture
Operations: Ensuring that all Research Department team members have the information and tools they need to get their jobs done – and helping remove roadblocks as needed
Strategy: Setting, in partnership with the Director and Deputy Director, the strategic priorities for the Research Department – keeping the team focused on the top priorities and helping the team structure projects for success.
Supervisory Reports: Up to seven direct reports; plus indirect reports
Total staff: Up to seven direct reports, plus indirect reports, total staff approximately 20
Interacts with: Intelligence Project Department
This job is performed under general office conditions and is not subject to any strenuous physical demands or dangerous conditions.
The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the employee in this position. These statements are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of a person in this position.