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Research Associate

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McKinley Advisors
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Washington, DC

McKinley Advisors


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Published 7 days ago

December 1, 2020
November 30, 2020
Commensurate with experience

JOB OVERVIEW

McKinley Advisors (McKinley) is seeking a part-time, independent contractor to support marketing research projects for McKinley clients, including non-profit associations, professional societies, and trade groups. The role offers the chance to engage in meaningful and interesting analytical work for non-profit groups that are truly making a difference in the world!


This exciting opportunity includes a flexible remote work environment, the opportunity to make your own schedule, and a collegial/friendly work team with a positive, supportive culture. The primary role of the research associate will be to provide direct research support for project teams. S/he will work closely with other research staff to accomplish project goals.


Primary job tasks include programming surveys in our data collection platform (Alchemer, formerly Survey Gizmo), overseeing the fielding of surveys, analysis of data and chart making, PowerPoint and/or written report development, and other related tasks. The position requires strong attention to detail and professionalism, comfort with working with data, outstanding writing and communications skills, the ability to work independently and with a team, and the ability to format attractive presentations with a high degree of accuracy. Candidates should be available to work between 10 and 15 hours a week, with the opportunity to work up to 30 hours a week.


CORE JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

• Collaborate with McKinley staff to understand research needs, including occasionally participating in telephone/Zoom meetings

• Administer/execute surveys (using our menu-based survey platform, Alchemer/ Survey Gizmo) by programming surveys with great attention to detail, testing the surveys to ensure accuracy, overseeing the launch and data collection for surveys, responding to participant inquiries, and providing regular progress updates to the internal team

• Prepare survey data for analysis and reporting by cleaning datasets and creating crosstabulations (data cuts) based on the provided analysis plan

• Analyze open-ended “text responses” by identifying key themes and coding data into categories

• Create chartbook in Excel and develop reports based on provided analysis plan, typically in a PPT or Word format

• Conduct other forms of analysis as needed, such as analyzing non-survey quantitative data (e.g., database pulls)


REQUIRED EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS:

• Bachelors degree

• 1 – 3 years marketing research experience

• Skills in formatting PowerPoint presentations, chart making in Excel, and experience in visual presentation of survey data

• Familiarity with Alchemer/Survey Gizmo or other web-based survey software systems a plus

• Knowledge of analysis software, such as Marketsight or Q, a plus


ABOUT MCKINLEY

At McKinley, we celebrate our staff, their ideas and their individuality. We bring together diverse, talented people to do their best work for our clients and each other. Above all, our team takes pride in supporting one another and celebrating successes together.

Our core values include:

Human – Put people above everything else. Celebrate and support individuality.

Honest – Lead with integrity. Act with conviction.

Connected – Work together as a team. Take care of each other.

Driven – Approach every day with intention. Show initiative.

Curious – Embrace learning. Never settle.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR APPLICANTS

Email the following to resumes@mckinley-advisors.com:

• Resume

• Cover letter that briefly describes your qualifications relative to the requirements listed above

• At least two references

• Two work samples (ideally one narrative/Word format and one presentation/PowerPoint format)

• Hourly rate requirements

Please put Research Associate Part-Time in the subject line.

JOB OVERVIEW

McKinley Advisors (McKinley) is seeking a part-time, independent contractor to support marketing research projects for McKinley clients, including non-profit associations, professional societies, and trade groups. The…

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  • Remote Possible
  • Part Time Schedule
  • 4-Year Degree Required
  • Professional

Level of Language Proficiency

English, Fluent

English, Fluent

Location

Washington, DC

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