Vice President, Research

Richmond, Virginia
Salary commensurate with experience.
Jan 23, 2018
Feb 27, 2018
Full Time





Virginia Economic Development Partnership (VEDP) is seeking an experienced economic development executive to manage its Research Division.  The Vice President, Research will provide leadership to an array of activities to provide relevant, accurate and complete research findings, information and analyses.  Core activities under the direction of the Vice President, Research include project research/proposal development, economic and market analysis, and geographic information systems.

This position requires at least 10 years of progressively responsible experience in business or economic development research and a comprehensive knowledge of principles and practices of the economic development process, research techniques, and economic analysis.  At least two years of experience with a leading management consulting firm or other business organization with sophisticated capabilities in managing knowledge, producing actionable insights, and developing distinctive reports and presentations is desired.  Advanced expertise in data visualization and presentation for both quantitative and qualitative content and customized proposal development is preferred.

The successful applicant must be able to work under pressure, produce and deliver proposals within tight deadlines and have strong communication skills, including experience making presentations.  The Vice President, Research must be able to effectively manage and develop a diverse staff and establish an environment conducive to team building.  A graduate degree in Economics, Finance, Statistics, Public Administration, or related field preferred. A valid driver’s license is required. Salary commensurate with experience.

All candidates must apply through our website  Application deadline: Open until filled.

VEDP is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, genetics, or against otherwise qualified individuals with disabilities. It is VEDP’s intent that its employment and personnel policies and practices conform to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action.   Applicants requiring more information or requiring assistance may contact VEDP Human Resources at 1-804-545-5634 or TDD 1-800-828-1120.