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Apply now Job no: 497719 Work type: Regular Full-Time Location: Bethesda, MD Capability Area: Business Development

JOB DESCRIPTION:

NORC at the University of Chicago seeks to hire a Market Research Analyst (MRA) in its Business Development Office. The successful candidate will have a strong interest in empirical social science and public policy research and understand market research methodologies, with a particular emphasis on the federal and state government market.

While our main office locations are in Chicago, IL and Bethesda, MD, we will consider qualified candidates who prefer to work remotely.

To comply with the Executive Order issued by President Biden on September 9, 2021, all NORC employees and contractors – including those working remotely - must be fully vaccinated by Wednesday, December 8, 2021, as a condition of employment. This means that a 2nd injection (if applicable) must be given two weeks prior to the deadline (by November 24, 2021.) If you are an onsite employee starting prior to 12/8, NORC’s onsite mandate supersedes the Federal mandate and you must already be fully vaccinated to work onsite at a NORC facility.

DEPARTMENT: OFFICE OF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

The Office of Business Development (OBD), provides operational support and strategic guidance to NORC’s business developers.  The OBD is situated in the Business Ventures and Innovation unit (BVI), which brings together NORC Labs, Business Development, BVI Services, and AmeriSpeak to launch new ventures and drive revenue growth in NORC’s government and industry markets. BVI can be best described as a fast-paced, professional services/consulting environment.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

The responsibilities of the MRA include understanding the needs for professional research, data management, and technical assistance services of governments, foundations, and other entities. The MRA supports business development efforts by working with research teams and individual researchers to assess needs; using public information sources to research existing and new leads; assessing NORC’s prior project work and proposal writing for relevance to new opportunities; supporting the business development team in gathering, analyzing, and reporting business development information; writing proposal sections or other documents as needed, completing proposal forms and registrations.

Requirements:
  • Bachelors’ Degree from an accredited college/university.
  • At least 2 years of relevant experience in market research or in other areas of NORC activity
  • Demonstrated ability to lead projects independently from start to finish and provide insight
  • Ability to contribute to insight generation discussions based on data
  • Ability to put together detailed research reports and presentations based on data, identifying specific insights, and providing recommendations
  • Ability to effectively interact with colleagues
  • Ability to analyze large quantities of data, using business intelligence tools, presenting analytic results, and contributing to company data analysis initiatives
  • Strong computer skills are essential. Experience with Salesforce; Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, SharePoint, Tableau, and Adobe Creative Suite programs is desirable but not required. Experience with SPSS or another statistical package is a plus as is the ability to read Spanish or French
WHAT WE DO:

NORC at the University of Chicago is an objective, non-partisan research institution that delivers reliable data and rigorous analysis to guide critical programmatic, business, and policy decisions. Since 1941, our teams have conducted groundbreaking studies, created and applied innovative methods and tools, and advanced principles of scientific integrity and collaboration. Today, government, corporate, and nonprofit clients around the world partner with us to transform increasingly complex information into useful knowledge.

WHO WE ARE:

For over 75 years, NORC has evolved in many ways, moving the needle with research methods, technical applications and groundbreaking research findings. But our tradition of excellence, passion for innovation, and commitment to collegiality have remained constant components of who we are as a brand, and who each of us is as a member of the NORC team. With world-class benefits, a business casual environment, and an emphasis on continuous learning, NORC is a place where people join for the stellar research and analysis work for which we’re known, and stay for the relationships they form with their colleagues who take pride in the impact their work is making on a global scale.

EEO STATEMENT: 

NORC is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer that values and actively seeks diversity in the workforce. NORC evaluates qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and other legally- protected characteristics.

 

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