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Requisition Number 14-0006
Post Date 1/8/2014
Job Title Division Director
City Quincy
State MA
Job Description

Division Director, Analysis and Research Division / Location: Quincy, MA

National Fire Protection Association is an international nonprofit NFPA, established in 1896. Our mission is to reduce the worldwide burden of fire and other hazards on the quality of life by providing and advocating consensus codes and standards, research, training, and education.
We are the world's leading advocate of fire prevention and an authoritative source on public safety, NFPA develops, publishes, and disseminates more than 300 consensus codes and standards intended to minimize the possibility and effects of fire and other risks.

Do you want to make a difference? We have an ideal opportunity for a Division Director to be responsible for the Association’s data collection, research and analysis programs.

Principal Responsibilities:

  1. Sets strategy, objectives and priorities, plans and programs related to the Association’s research and analysis initiatives.
  2. Monitors operations and supervises staff to implement and ensure the quality of these programs.
  3. Manages, leads and contributes to analysis of fire data in support of the Association’s advocacy, standards development and other activities.
  4. Develops strategy and oversees implementation of internal and external communications programs to maximize the technical and policy impact of Division activities.
  5. Maintains liaison with policy and technical organizations to ensure the relevance and impact of the Divisions’ activities.
  6. Participates in Association advocacy and policy planning and development.
  7. Plans, prepares, budgets and oversees expenditures to support the above activities.


  1. Minimum of 10 years’ experience in analytical research program management, preferably in a fire/safety related field.
  2. Demonstrated expertise in research and analytics, including capability to develop new analytical approaches.
  3. Demonstrated ability to communicate in both policy and technical environments.
  4. Advanced degree with concentration/course work in research methods and analysis.
  5. Travel up to 15% of time is possible.

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