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Director of Quinnipiac University Center for Survey Insights

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Type: Full-time
Campus: Mount Carmel - Hamden, CT
Categories: Staff

Overview:

The Director of the Quinnipiac University Center for Survey Insights (CSI) advances Quinnipiac’s commitment to building the university of the future by developing, implementing and growing Quinnipiac’s new commercial survey research entity. This is an exciting opportunity to leverage the national reputation of Quinnipiac University and its well known, highly respected Poll. We are looking for someone who will build relationships and a business on the foundation of a research enterprise.

Reporting to the Vice President for Marketing and Communications, the Director of the Center for Survey Insights collaborate with deans, faculty and leaders across the University to create a business model that leverages the strengths of faculty and staff in the development and delivery of survey research projects for clients. The Director will lead critical business functions including new client prospecting and business development, project scoping, contract development and invoicing. The Director, often working in close collaboration with faculty and others, will lead and/or oversee survey methodology and design, questionnaire development, data collection, data analysis, presentation of all research findings/insights, including preparing executive reports for clients. The director will also be responsible for all ongoing client relationship management. The Director will actively solicit, create, scale and manage resources across schools and departments and serve as a conduit to engage Quinnipiac University expertise to meet internal and external needs and opportunities.

About Quinnipiac: Quinnipiac University is a private, coeducational institution located 90 minutes north of New York City and two hours from Boston. The university currently has an enrollment of 9,000 students in more than 130 degree programs through its Schools of Business, Communications, Education, Computing, and Engineering, Health Sciences, Law, Medicine, Nursing, and the College of Arts and Sciences. Our 21 Division I teams have achieved remarkable success, boasting multiple conference titles. This includes a 2023 NCAA National Championship win in ice hockey, a three-time defending national champion women's rugby team, and a trip to the Sweet 16 for our women's basketball team. The Quinnipiac University Poll is nationally recognized as a leader in public opinion research, and the university is consistently recognized by U.S. News & World Report and Princeton Review's "The Best 388 Colleges." The university is in the midst of program expansion and renewal for both traditional and adult learners, attraction of diverse communities, development of innovative corporate partnerships, and construction of an ambitious set of capital projects. For more information, please visit qu.edu. Connect with Quinnipiac on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, TikTok and X.
Responsibilities:
  • Leads the development of an ongoing strategic business plan and operating model for CSI
  • Leads new business development function
  • Assembles and manages a team of QU faculty research experts to serve as resources to support research projects
  • Assembles and nurtures a team of research experts from outside the university to also support research projects
  • Identifies research project opportunities and leads the development of research proposals
  • Oversees all research related components and outcomes of projects
  • Manages all aspects of client projects, ensuring they are completed on time, within budget, and under limited supervision
  • Identifies and helps resolve project management problems regarding data collection, database design, statistical analysis and report production
  • Leads strategic efforts to grow survey research offerings that anticipate and respond to the research needs of prospective clients
  • Work with Marketing and Communications to advertise/market CSI internally and externally
  • Assures a climate and culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Performs other tasks and duties as assigned
Education Requirements:
  • Advanced degree required (Ph.D. preferred) in survey methodology, business, statistics, marketing, or related field
Qualifications:
  • Minimum of 10 years survey design, survey project management, or related experience
  • Experience developing, designing, and implementing research activities from sampling and questionnaire design through dataset preparation and analysis for research projects
  • Statistical analysis skills
  • Project management skills
  • Experience in developing business strategy and making data-driven decisions
  • Substantial experience and success with new business development and building a business organization
  • Excellent and effective interpersonal, verbal communication, and writing skills
  • Demonstrated record of leadership, collaboration, and organizational abilities
  • Financial and analytical acumen for budget/P&L management
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office products including Excel required; Proficiency with PowerPoint or other data visualization tools preferred
  • Experience involving quantitative research methods preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to work with diverse populations and a commitment to diversity and inclusion
Special Instructions to Applicants:



TO APPLY:

Applications must be submitted electronically and include a resume, cover letter addressing how your experience supports the requirements of this position and Quinnipiac' commitment to diversity and inclusion, and contact information for three references on the application form.


We offer a comprehensive benefits package for full-time faculty and staff which includes tuition remission and a culture that is inclusive and driven by excellence.

Quinnipiac University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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