Director of Research

Reports to: VP of Analytics

Location: Remote Allowed

Citizenship: US Only

Posted on: February 15, 2021

Role Level: Mid-level

Role Type: Individual Contributor


  • MONITOR RESOURCES FOR LIVE PROJECTS: The primary responsibility of the Director of Research will be to manage and monitor the ongoing quantitative and qualitative research projects conducted by Causeway Solutions.
  • ESTABLISH RESEARCH CONTRACTS AND MONITOR COSTS: The Director of Research will be responsible for establishing research contracts with specific vendors and for negotiating price structures for each specific research project.
  • TRACK PROPOSED RESEARCH TIMING TO ENSURE CLIENT NEEDS ARE MET: The Director of Research will keep close tabs on proposed research timing to ensure field time and analysis time are met and that enough bandwidth exists within our current contracts to fulfill sold products. ?? To meet timing requirements
  • WORK WITH ANALYTICS TEAM TO STREAMLINE RESEARCH PROCESS: The Director of Research, working directly under the VP of Analytics, will develop best practice guidelines and processes by which Causeway Solutions will continue to conduct quality, accurate, actionable analysis and research.
  • DEVELOP AND DEPLOY PRODUCT MARKETING AND CREATE DEMAND MATERIALS: The Director of Research will work with the VP of Insights and Analytics and the VP of Analytics to create marketing and “create demand” materials around research products.
  • MAINTAIN WORKING KNOWLEDGE OF RESEARCH OFFERINGS AND OFFER SUGGESTIONS FOR IMPROVEMENT: The Director of Research will maintain a working knowledge of industry standards and trends and will stay abreast of updates and advancements that would benefit Causeway Solutions and our clients.

Professional Background:

  • Experience conducting telephone survey research.
  • Experience with statistical software (SPSS, R, Python) for managing toplines and crosstabs of quantitative research.
  • Working knowledge of latest trends and concerns with modern survey research.
  • Proven ability to analyze information to find trends or diagnose problem areas.
  • Excellent interpersonal, analytic, and problem-solving skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated capabilities to be creative in visualizing complex information.
  • Demonstrated track record of successful management in stressful professional situations.
  • Experience in political or advocacy data and research is a plus.

Personal Qualities

  • Cultural fit with the company and its leaders.
  • Self-starter willing to work and lead independently.
  • Ability to work remotely.
  • Comfortable with theories of quantitative and qualitative research but able to work outside of “book knowledge” and apply theories to real life.
  • Proactive collaborator utilizing virtual tools.
  • Desire to remain current on new data technologies and how they could augment the department
  • Comfortable with numbers and data but also able to present complex visual information to non-technical individuals.
  • Quick thinker who can adjust on the fly to ensure quality products are delivered in a timely manner.
  • Highly detail oriented when it comes to numbers and data.
  • Excellent verbal, written and visual communicator.
  • Ability to build and maintain relationships both internally – and externally.
  • Highly collaborative and able to work closely with other opinions.

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