Survey Director - Public Health Research
National Opinion Research Center (NORC) 15 reviews - Chicago, IL

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NORC at the University of Chicago is seeking to fill a Survey Director position in its Department of Public Health Research. This position is considered part of the department’s senior management team, and includes responsibilities related to the sound management of projects funded primarily by federal and state governments, as well as universities and foundations.


Managing complex survey research project(s) designed to inform public health programs and policy; being responsible for the project's schedule, budget, staff and client relations; scheduling the project's work, monitoring the project budget, overseeing questionnaire and materials design, planning and executing data collection and delivery, and reporting costs and progress. The candidate may work independently on a small to medium project (< $2-4M), or as part of a management team working to support a larger, multi-million project.

Organizing and supervising the day-to-day work of the research staff team, coaching junior staff members to produce and deliver high-quality, timely products and ensure the client's needs and project's contract requirements are continually met.

Participating in business development activities, including the cultivation of business partners and prospective clients, and developing proposals in response to client needs.

Serving as an advisor to junior-level staff to promote their professional development at NORC.


Bachelors' Degree required, Masters' in social science strongly preferred

A minimum of 4 years of survey research experience

Advanced knowledge of the principles and processes of survey research

Knowledge of at least one substantive or methodological area and quantitative analysis skills

Demonstrated experience in supervising projects with multiple tasks and staff levels

Excellent communication and management skills


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About NORC

NORC at the University of Chicago is an independent research organization headquartered in downtown Chicago with additional offices on The University of Chicago's campus and in Washington, D.C. and Bethesda, Maryland. NORC also supports a nationwide field staff as well as international research operations. With clients throughout the world, NORC collaborates with government agencies, foundations, educational institutions, nonprofit organizations and businesses to provide the data and analysis that supports informed decision making in key areas including health, education, economics, crime, justice, energy, security, and the environment. NORC’s 70 years of leadership and experience in data collection, analysis, and dissemination—coupled with deep subject matter expertise—provides the foundation for effective solutions.

NORC is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer that values and actively seeks diversity in the workforce.

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