NORC Survey Specialist in Chicago – 55 East Monroe Street, Illinois
Job no: 495851Work type: Regular Full-TimeLocation: Chicago – 55 East Monroe Street, ILCapability Area: Education and Child Development
NORC at the University of Chicago’s Education and Child Development Department is seeking a talented Survey Specialist to work on a variety of challenging, interesting, innovative multi-year data collection and analysis projects. This job focuses on the operational side of survey data collection projects.
The Survey Specialist is responsible for supporting small and large-scale survey collections, technical assistance, and evaluation projects for a variety of clients. The role requires expertise related to operational methods, including project design, data collection procedures, data management and processing, and data analysis.
Due to current COVID-19 safety measures, employees who can work from home, are required to do so. Once it is safe to resume standard practices of commuter travel and social interaction per government guidelines, we expect employees to maintain an office presence as required by projects needs and department leadership.
DEPARTMENT: EDUCATION AND CHILD DEVELOPMENT
For more than 40 years, NORC has been committed to conducting high quality education research. Our department of Education and Child Development is a leader in conducting research and evaluations as well as large national surveys. We conduct both formative as well as experimental and quasi-experimental summative studies, conduct sophisticated analysis utilizing data science techniques, and provide comprehensive technical assistance to education decision makers and practitioners.
Prepare survey contact materials; contribute to methodological and production reports; and write detailed training and reference documents
Develop survey instrument specifications and test survey systems
Monitor data collection productivity and quality through development of quantitative reports and ad hoc analyses, including summary tables, graphs, and text
Plan and provide support for trainings of interviewers and other production support staff
Support data analysis and products
Organize project meetings and take minutes
Work in teams to problem solve various data collection process issues
Serve as interdepartmental liaison between the functional groups of Survey Operations, Information Technology, the Field and/or Production Centers
Execute other duties as assigned
Bachelors' degree in the social sciences or related field (Masters' degree preferred)
At least 1 year of experience in a social science research environment (including internships)
Background in survey research preferred
Experience with quantitative analysis using SAS, SPSS, R preferred
Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications, especially Access
Understanding of systems design and implementation
Knowledge of data collection and data flow processes
Must have effective verbal and written communication skills
Must be able to work collaboratively as part of a team
Solid organizational skills with ability to multi-task, strong attention to detail
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.
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.
Advertised: October 8, 2020Central Daylight TimeApplications close: