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Strategy Director, Social Sciences - McCann Health New York

McCann Health
Grand Central, New York
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Dec 21, 2021

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The Strategy Director, Social Sciences, supports both brand strategists and senior social science experts to identify critical drivers of health-related behaviors. In this capacity, he/she/they will draw upon experience in one of the sub fields of relevance (anthropology, sociology, psychology, behavioral economics, linguistics, public health, applied behavioral sciences) to support insight generation, tactical development, research and campaign development. The Strategy Director, Social Sciences utilizes McCann Health's proprietary Social Science Toolkit and helps to identify new areas of innovation with the social science practice.

About the Job

  • Supporting new business efforts by infusing principles of social sciences into pitch presentations
  • Consulting internal teams on how to apply social sciences in a practical way to their brand challenges
  • Master the McCann Health Social Sciences Toolkit and quickly apply it independently to solve client problems
  • Act as an internal and external consultant to provide insight and solve problems related to behavior change, bias, habit formation and beyond
  • Design and conduct Social Science Workshops
  • Design and conduct Social Science research and apply learnings to client problems
  • Championing the Social Sciences toolkit internally and externally through training internal team members to have conversational competence in each tool and to execute each tool on client projects
  • Have a deep knowledge on how to structure and interpret qualitative and quantitative market research to find Social Science-based insights
  • Write and present point-of-view summaries on relevant industry topics
  • Stay up-to-date on emerging Social Sciences fields of study
  • Collaborate with the global Social Sciences community on practice development activities, such as the monthly roundtable, global status, and brainstorm sessions

About you

  • Strategic intuition and business acumen
  • Effective problem solver
  • Ability to work independently with a consultant-like mindset
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Qualitative and quantitative data analysis skills preferred
  • Ability to toggle between multiple subjects quickly and effectively
  • Ability to assimilate information and ideas quickly and identify clear and concise recommendations
  • Ability to "translate" and present complex Social Sciences concepts into easily understandable and applicable language
  • Strong PowerPoint/presentation skills
  • Degree in Anthropology, Psychology, Sociology, Behavioral Economics, Linguistics, Public Health, Health Psychology, Applied Behavioral Sciences or in a relevant area. Master's degree strongly preferred • Demonstrated working knowledge of health behavior change models and theories
  • Approximately 5+ years experience in an advertising agency, consulting, market research preferred or 3+ years in an academic research setting within a relevant field of study AND experience applying academic experience to private sector needs

About McCann Health NY

McCann Health New York is born from the union of McCann HumanCare and McCann Healthcare, experts respectively in consumer and HCP communications. We have come together to form a singularity of comprehensive health and wellness wisdom. This integration means we can raise the bar on the notion of a "full-service agency." We take integration, client experience, product, brand, communications planning and service expertise to unheard-of levels. We're always on the lookout for inspired and inspiring talent. Whether you're a creative genius, a next-level business thinker, a client-whisperer, or a tech-focused science geek, connect with us, we'd love to talk. Change is always good. Now make a change for the better. Join the momentum at McCann Health New York. No ego. No fear. No settling.

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