The Research Director works closely with the Executive Director to guide and implement internal processes, policies, and procedures that support the FCRO’s internal operations and help to meet the FCRO’s statutory review and reporting requirements through data collection and analysis. This data analysis is also used to respond to data requests from the Nebraska Legislature and other agencies in developing statewide public policy and fiscal priorities. The Research Director also researches national models to assist in determining critical indicators that the child welfare and juvenile justice systems should focus on when making strategic decisions. The Research Director conducts research projects including the refinement of research problems, design of methodologies for collecting and reporting program and analytical data from multiple sources, analysis of data and preparation of reports on programs, operations, and issues pertinent to the FCRO. The Research Director must have strong organizational and technical skills that can be flexibly adapted to meet the needs of the FCRO and external stakeholders. The Research Director must provide outstanding leadership, communicate professionally, and work collaboratively, efficiently, and strategically both individually and as part of a team of diverse professionals.