Survey Manager

Rockville , MD
Oct 07, 2021
Oct 29, 2021
Full Time
Westat is an employee-owned corporation providing research services to agencies of the U.S. Government, as well as businesses, foundations, and state and local governments. Westat's research, technical, and administrative staff of more than 2,000 is located at our headquarters in Rockville, Maryland, near Washington, DC.

Job Summary:
Westat has an immediate opening for a Survey Manger to join our to work with a multidisciplinary team of researchers focused on programs intended to improve the lives of at-risk populations.   The Survey Manager will participate in designing and overseeing data collection plans.  Project activities typically include assisting with developing instruments, overseeing and coordinating data collection activities, and contributing to project reports. 

Job Responsibilities: 
•    Participate and support all stages of research from study design through data collection and management, and reporting. 
•    Participate in developing data collection plan and the associated instruments and materials 
•    Maintaining study documents, coordinating tasks and supporting meetings, responsible for project-related day-to-day study communications and operations. 
•    Conducts and oversees data collection efforts which may involve administering surveys, interviews, site visits, observation protocols, and/or acquiring administrative data. 
•    Supports data collection helpdesk by answering calls, emails and voicemails on technical questions about data collection procedures. 
•    Solves and troubleshooting problems that relate to the technical support of hardware and data transmissions
•    Helps prepare the data for analysis and conducts descriptive analyses.
•    Contributes to project reports.
•    Participates in proposal writing. 

Basic Qualifications:
•    A bachelor's degree in the public policy or a social science discipline, such as sociology, economics, political science, or psychology or in analytical methods field such as statistics or survey methodology.
•    A minimum of 5 years of experience or a Master's degree and 2 years of experience. 

Preferred Qualifications:
•    Experience developing and implementing data collection plans. 
•    Experience with at one of the following: mail surveys, telephone surveys, web surveys or in-person interviews
•    Strong computer skills and experience with Microsoft Office. 
•    Experience managing datasets and using statistical software (such as SAS, Stata, or R). 

Westat offers a well-rounded and comprehensive benefits program focused on wellness and work/life balance. Eligible employees may participate in:
  • Employee Stock Ownership Plan
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Vacation Leave
  • Sick Leave
  • Holiday Leave
  • Professional Development
  • Health Advocate
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Travel Accident Insurance
  • Medical Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Short Term Disability Insurance
  • Long Term Disability Insurance
  • Life and AD&D Insurance
  • Critical Illness Insurance
  • Supplemental Life Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Health Savings Account

Westat is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship status, genetic information, gender identity or expression, or any other protected status under applicable law.

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