We have an immediate opportunity for a Strategic Research Manager with broad skills and experience in surveys, focus groups, data visualization, and secondary research. The overall purpose of this position is to conduct a range of strategic research for IEEE. This individual will increase IEEE's ability to make data-driven decisions, which will allow IEEE to remain competitive and forward thinking.
The Strategic Research Manager is responsible (along with others on the research team) for advising IEEE staff and volunteers on the research that needs to be collected so they can make informed data-driven decisions. This individual must have strong skills in various research methodologies, sampling techniques, and statistics. They must be able to translate complex research findings into easy to understand findings and apply the findings to the association setting. They must keep up with the latest industry trends and be committed to being an expert in the research field.
Manage long-term and high impact projects and lead short-term large and medium to small research projects. This includes understanding research methods, statistical analytic techniques, and advanced methods of reporting, including data visualization, in order to select the best approaches for each project.
Write reports that communicate important research findings to a variety of audiences and deliver results in appropriate formats including written reports, visualizations, in-person presentations, webinars, and so on
Write surveys with the understanding of the cognitive and psychological issues that go into survey design and development
Analyze and interpret data using appropriate statistical techniques
Foster relationships with external research vendors and manage research projects with these vendors including budget and each step of the research process
Manage and moderate in-person and online focus groups, from conceptualization and planning to delivery of results
Facilitate strategic planning and other discussions with staff and volunteers
Use appropriate scientific methods to generate samples, understand sampling issues, response rates, and other issues that affect the ability to generalize responses from the sample
Represent IEEE in meetings with other association and market researchers
Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree in a social science field, market research, statistics, or equivalent experience; An advanced degree is preferred.
4-7 years experience in primary research including qualitative and quantitative methodologies, sampling technique, questionnaire or focus group guide writing, data analysis and interpretation, report writing, and presenting results. Experience managing external research vendors is a plus. Their background must demonstrate hands-on practical knowledge of the research process and how best to apply research findings to a business/association setting
Prior experience working in a professional association and/or working on an in-house research team is a plus.
Skills & Other Requirements:
A technologically-savvy knowledge worker who seeks out technology solutions to business challenges
High level of proficiency with statistical software such as SPSS or SAS but preferably SPSS
High level of proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, including Excel, Word and PowerPoint
Familiar with or comfortable learning emerging technologies
High level of presentation skills and comfort with presenting to senior leadership
Join us in an environment where people look forward to coming to work! IEEE offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits, including medical, dental, 401(k) plan with company match, a defined contribution retirement plan, a tuition reimbursement program, flexible spending accounts, company paid life insurance, and a business casual dress code.
Only those resumes that go through the URL from the web address will be considered. NO THIRD PARTIES PLEASE.
For information on work demands and conditions required for this position, please consult the reference document, “Physical, Mental, and Work Environment Standards for IEEE Positions.” This position is classified under [Category I—Office Position].
IEEE is an EEO/AAP Employer/Protected Veteran/Disabled
Disclaimer: This job description outlines the general nature and key features performed by various positions that share the same job classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties and qualifications required of all employees assigned to the job. Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or re-assign duties to this job at any time due to reasonable accommodations or other business reasons.
Visit www.ieee.org to view details about open positions in one of our four offices: Los Alamitos, CA; New York City; Piscataway, NJ; & Washington, DC.
The IEEE is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/D/V.
The IEEE (Eye-triple-E) is a non-profit, technical professional association of more than 377,000 individual members in 150 countries. The full name is the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc., although the organization is most popularly known and referred
to by the letters I-E-E-E