The Assistant Director collaborates directly with the Center Director and takes on major responsibility for the overall management of the center. The Assistant Director ensures all ongoing projects are operating on time and on budget, or taking action to correct course, and reports progress to the Director. With the Director, the Assistant Director vets incoming requests for cost proposals and develops work scopes and budgets for prospective work.
The Assistant Director works directly with clients and perspective clients to make sure we understand their data needs, to update them on our progress with their studies, and to work out changes in work scope or plan in response to field conditions and budget.
The Director and Assistant Director work together to make sure staff receive adequate training and supervision, with the Assistant Director taking major responsibility for practical aspects of the work and the Director covering the theory behind the methods.
The Assistant Director manages the operations staff, keeps tabs on progress for all in-house projects and provides backup across the board when the Director is out of the office.
The Assistant Director takes a lead role in maintaining data security by monitoring access to electronic files, rooms, and cabinets where data are stored.
Finally, the Assistant Director will work as a team with the Director and operational staff to develop and maintain efficient systems for staff training and project management.
Must be able to take on responsibility for shepherding students and staff with varying schedules and abilities through many discrete and parallel tasks to achieve project goals.
Must be able to prioritize multiple concurrent tasks.
Must be able to work independently as well as collaboratively as part of a team.
Must be able to have professional and discrete contact and demeanor with funding agencies, clients, and study participants.
Strong attention to detail; must be able to achieve thoroughness and accuracy when accomplishing tasks.
Education, Experience or Certifications:
Bachelorâ™s degree in the social sciences required.
Masterâ™s degree in the social sciences strongly preferred.
Strong managerial skills with at least five years of experience having major responsibility for direct staff management required.
Experience with CATI software required. Experience with Sawtooth CATI program strongly preferred.
Experience with recruiting participation in research, with direct conduct of phone surveys and direct conduct of in-person interviews required.
Experience with qualitative, observationally-based data collection required.
Experience with online texting software or respondent management programs required.
Basic knowledge of sampling required.
Technical Knowledge or Skills:
Knowledge of some statistical software (SAS, STATA, etc.) required. Knowledge of SPSS software and syntax writing strongly preferred.
Facility with Microsoft Excel required.
Knowledge of Qualtrics software programming and management required.
Excel verbal and written skills required.
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