Senior Director of Survey Research

Washington D.C.
Oct 03, 2017
Nov 07, 2017
Full Time

2M is seeking a Senior Director of Survey Research to lead 2M’s survey research across our four practice areas of education research, public health research, clinical research, and human services research. The Senior Director of Survey Research will also serve as a member of 2M’s leadership team and contribute to the overall growth, development strategy, and long-term well-being of the firm. Direct reports to the Senior Director of Survey Research will include 2M’s Director of Survey Research, who is responsible for the operations and day-to-day management of 2M’s 25-station CATI survey research center.
A successful Senior Director of Survey Research candidate will have strong research design skills and experience with multiple modes of data collection; the ability to communicate clearly and effectively in English, both verbally and in writing; and the ability to work effectively as a member of a multidisciplinary team. The successful candidate must also have demonstrated ability to mentor and develop junior staff members; lead survey project teams; handle significant budget responsibilities, including budgets for Federal contracts and subcontracts; participate in and led technical proposal development; and have a solid understanding of the fundamentals of survey sampling and methods.

Duties include, but are not limited to:
➢ Serving as an SME in questionnaire development
➢ Leading the design, planning, and implementation of data collection for policy research by providing direction and oversight for 2M projects (e.g., instrument development, oversight of data collectors, monitoring the budget and progress monitoring, quality control, project deliverable)
➢ Serving as Project Director/Principal Investigator for data collection or survey methods projects
➢ Working directly with internal and external clients
➢ Overseeing the work of survey research staff
➢ Conducting a range of qualitative and quantitative research activities
➢ Collaborating with colleagues as part of multi-disciplinary teams
➢ Developing and maintaining client relationships to retain project coverage and fulfill project commitments
➢ Conducting project initiation and design
➢ Contributing to and/or leading project proposals
➢ Choosing and applying research methodologies appropriate to problem and/or area of expertise
➢ Working closely with 2M Senior Director of Statistics
➢ Working as part of a research team
➢ Interacting with clients, community partners, and operations staff both verbally and in writing
Education and Work Requirements

PhD in Social Sciences or Pubic Health related field
5 or more years of industry experience
Previous experience as an SME and/or Project Director for contracts with Federal agencies such as USDA, NSF, and CMS, and DOL

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