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Senior Research Analyst

SimpsonScarborough, a full-service marketing firm that works primarily with colleges and universities, seeks a full-time Senior Research Analyst for its Old Town Alexandria, VA headquarters office. We are a small, dynamic team looking for a self-motivated and enthusiastic new member. The Senior Research Analyst’s primary responsibility will be analyzing quantitative survey data and preparing quantitative research reports. The Senior Research Analyst will have the opportunity to be fully responsible for projects and work directly with company leadership in a fun, fast-paced environment.

Qualifications:

  • At least 4 years of experience working as a marketing research analyst (there is also a mid-level, Research Analyst position available for those with at least 1-2 years of experience)
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Expertise in quantitative research, including sampling, analysis, and reporting
  • Experience with SPSS in a professional setting, including the ability to run frequencies/means, crosstabs, t-tests, ANOVAs, weight data, and merge files
  • Strong data visualization and reporting skills
  • Self-motivated, passionate about market research, and team-oriented
  • Strong communication and social skills
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to handle projects independently with minimal supervision
  • Ability to be resourceful and problem solve
  • Ability to improve company processes to improve effectiveness and efficiency
  • Experience with PowerPoint, Excel, and Word
  • Experience with Qualtrics or Access preferred
  • Survey design and survey testing experience preferred
  • Knowledge and application of advanced statistical techniques a bonus (e.g. factor analysis, discriminant analysis, DCM/conjoint, cluster analysis)
  • Higher education industry knowledge a bonus
  • Experience managing and/or mentoring other team members a bonus
  • Experience with qualitative research a bonus
  • Experience working with IPEDS data a bonus

Salary starting at $55,000, commensurate with experience. Full benefits package. Please submit cover letters and resumes to Ross Jacobson, at rj@simpsonscarborough.com.


Research Analyst

SimpsonScarborough, a full-service marketing firm that works primarily with colleges and universities, seeks a full-time Research Analyst for its Old Town Alexandria, VA headquarters office. We are a small, dynamic team looking for a self-motivated and enthusiastic new member. The Research Analyst’s primary responsibility will be analyzing quantitative survey data and preparing quantitative research reports. The Research Analyst will have the opportunity to be fully responsible for projects and work directly with company leadership in a fun, fast-paced environment.

Qualifications:

  • At least 1-2 years of experience working as a marketing research analyst or similar position
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Experience with SPSS in a professional setting, including the ability to run frequencies/means, crosstabs, t-tests, and ANOVAs
  • Self-motivated, passionate about market research, and team-oriented
  • Strong communication and social skills
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to handle projects independently with minimal supervision
  • Strong data visualization and reporting skills
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Experience with PowerPoint, Excel, and Word
  • Experience with Qualtrics or Access preferred
  • Survey testing experience preferred
  • Survey design experience preferred
  • Experience pulling samples preferred
  • Knowledge and application of advanced statistical techniques a bonus (e.g. factor analysis, discriminant analysis, DCM/conjoint, cluster analysis)
  • Higher education industry knowledge a bonus

Salary starting at $45,000, commensurate with experience. Full benefits package. Please submit cover letters and resumes to Ross Jacobson, at rj@simpsonscarborough.com.


Project Strategist

SimpsonScarborough, a full-service marketing firm that works primarily with colleges and universities, seeks a full-time Project Strategist for its Old Town Alexandria, VA headquarters office. We are a small, dynamic team looking for a self-motivated and enthusiastic new member. We expect a lot from our team members and champion their successes. The Project Strategist will have the opportunity to play a significant role in managing client relationships and work directly with company leadership in a fun, fast-paced environment.

Responsibilities:

  • Ensure day-to-day communication with clients is timely, accurate, friendly, and professional
  • Establish and enforce project timelines
  • Ensure processes are followed to maintain high-quality deliverables
  • Support both qualitative and quantitative primary market research studies, including, but not limited to: drafting survey instruments and moderator guides, working with external vendors, conducting focus groups, and writing qualitative research reports
  • Guide and manage a wide variety of projects that may include market research, brand strategy, and/or creative development
  • Provide substantive feedback to the team on deliverables (research reports, brand and communications audits, creative concepts, brand positioning, etc.)
  • Present deliverables directly to clients and key stakeholders, both in person and via webinars

 

Qualifications:

  • 3+ years experience in marketing, market research, or branding at a higher education institution, non-profit, social cause, or creative agency
  • Strong project management and organization skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and people skills
  • Comfort working independently and with multiple remote clients and partners
  • Ability to problem-solve in a fast-paced work environment
  • Experience managing multiple projects at a time and effectively assessing and reprioritizing workload regularly
  • Proficiency in MS Office with emphasis in Excel, Word, and PowerPoint
  • Knowledge of/experience with media production (digital and/or print) is preferred but not required
  • Bachelors in Business Administration, Marketing, Communications, Market Research or the like; or Bachelors in a Social Sciences discipline with research experience

The position requires approximately 10-30% travel, visiting some of the nation’s finest college campuses. Salary is commensurate with experience but begins at $45,000. Please submit cover letters and resumes to Wanda Hoath at wh@simpsonscarborough.com.


Project Assistant

SimpsonScarborough, a full-service marketing firm that works primarily with colleges and universities, seeks a full-time Project Assistant for its Old Town Alexandria, VA headquarters office. We are a small, dynamic team looking for a self-motivated and enthusiastic new member. We expect a lot from our team members and champion their successes. The Project Assistant will have the opportunity to play a significant role in projects and work closely with company leadership in a fun, fast-paced environment.

Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with Project Strategists and company leadership on a wide variety of projects that may include both primary and secondary market research, brand strategy, and creative development
  • Assist in development and execution of qualitative and quantitative primary market research studies (including coding open-ends, recruiting for focus groups, conducting focus groups, writing qualitative research reports, and programming and testing online surveys)
  • Conduct background/secondary research to support deliverables
  • Collect and synthesize high-level competitor messaging
  • Engage with clients through calls and presentations
  • Build industry knowledge and expertise in company processes to grow into a Project Strategist role

 

Qualifications:

  • 1-2 years experience in marketing, market research, or branding at a higher education institution, non-profit, social cause, or creative agency
  • Strong project management and organization skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and people skills
  • Comfort working independently and with multiple remote clients and partners
  • Ability to multi-task and problem-solve in fast-paced work environment
  • Proficiency in MS Office with emphasis in Excel, Word and PowerPoint
  • Knowledge of/experience with media production (digital and/or print) is preferred but not required
  • Bachelors in Business Administration, Communications, Marketing, Market Research or the like; or Bachelors in a Social Sciences discipline with research experience

The position requires occasional travel, visiting some of the nation’s finest college campuses. Salary is commensurate with experience but begins at $40,000. Please submit cover letters and resumes to Wanda Hoath at wh@simpsonscarborough.com.


Interviewers

SimpsonScarborough, a full-service marketing firm that works primarily with colleges and universities, is looking for organized, personable individuals to conduct one-on-one phone interviews for research projects. The ideal candidate must be willing and able to:

  • Email interviewees from a provided contact list
  • Cold call potential respondents from a provided contact list
  • Schedule interviews between 8 am to 8 pm on weekdays and possibly weekends
  • Record interviews for feedback and transcription purposes
  • Provide verbatim written transcriptions from each interview in Microsoft Word or Excel
  • Provide regular updates on interview progress
  • Summarize key themes and takeaways uncovered in the interviews
  • Adhere to the project timeline

This is a remote contract position usually spanning 2-4 weeks per project. Interviewers will be expected to complete and transcribe 20-40 interviews per project.

Interviewers will be paid $70 per interview completed, recorded, and transcribed. Interviewers will be added to SimpsonScarborough’s pool of interviewers and will be assigned when a need arises for a project, which could be frequently or infrequently depending on project scope and demand. The ideal candidates will have interviewing/moderating experience and/or project management experience requiring frequent phone interactions. Candidates must be able to represent themselves in a professional manner over the telephone.

Please email Wanda Hoath at wh@simpsonscarborough.com if interested in learning more about this position or with additional questions.