SimpsonScarborough is hiring a Data Analyst
SimpsonScarborough, a market research firm that works exclusively with colleges and universities, seeks a full-time Data Analyst for its Old Town Alexandria, VA headquarters office. We are a small, dynamic team looking for a self-motivated and enthusiastic new member. Candidates must have a thorough working knowledge of SPSS. Interest in market research and higher education is preferred.
The Data Analyst is responsible for analyzing quantitative survey data, preparing quantitative research reports, and programming/testing online survey instruments.
The responsibilities of the Data Analyst include:
- Cleaning raw survey data for analysis
- Analyzing survey data and interpreting findings
- Coding and summarizing open-ended survey responses
- Preparing charts and graphs that clearly present survey findings
- Preparing a comprehensive research report in Powerpoint
- Working with other team members to prepare the final deliverable for the client in a specified timeline
- Programming and testing online survey instruments
- Working knowledge of SPSS and statistics is required. The Data Analyst will be expected to run frequencies, crosstabs, ANOVAs, t-tests, etc.
- Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Powerpoint, Word
- Knowledge of best practices in survey design is preferred
- 0-3 years experience (accepting entry-level candidates if have SPSS experience)
- Self-motivated, eager to learn, and team-oriented
- Ability to work independently with minimal oversight
- Strong communication and social skills (wallflowers need not apply!)
- Bachelor’s Degree required
Candidates will be asked to complete a short skills test in SPSS upon acceptance of application.
Salary range is $40,000-$45,000, commensurate with experience. Full benefits package.
Please submit cover letters and resumes to Wanda Hoath, at firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, May 24. For additional information about SimpsonScarborough, please visit our website at www.simpsonscarborough.com.
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"Simpson Scarborough adds great value on many fronts from informed insights beyond the research to a work ethic and flexibility that is unrivaled."
David Perry, Chief Marketing Officer
"When the Dean of Graduate Studies at the University of Hartford wanted solid data for specific requests, I knew SimpsonScarborough could provide the quality of research needed for our Graduate Council and administration. Their dynamic presentation, down to earth interpretations and summaries were a springboard for future actions. This team is fun, focused and progressive."
Reneé Murphy, Associate Director, Graduate Admissions
University of Hartford