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The RAND Corporation is a research organization that develops solutions to public policy challenges to help make communities throughout the world safer and more secure, healthier and more prosperous. RAND’s research and analysis address issues that impact people everywhere, including security, health, education, sustainability, growth, and development. Headquartered in Santa Monica, California, RAND has close to 1,800 people from approximately 50 countries working in offices in North America, Europe, and Australia, with annual revenues of more than $308 million.
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RAND’s Survey Research Group (SRG) is seeking a senior level Survey Coordinator to manage data collection projects of varying degrees of complexity across a range of survey modes. The ability to build and maintain an internal client base is a key component of the position as it is funded through project work. This position requires experience managing projects across multiple modes of data collection and a thorough knowledge of best practices in social science or policy research methods. Applicants must be advanced users of Microsoft Office and be familiar with spreadsheets and at least one computer-assisted interview application.
Specific tasks include but are not limited to:
• Research design
• Project management
• Recruiting, training staff
• Mentoring and overseeing junior staff
• Monitoring budgets
• Proposal writing and budgeting
• Authoring reports and client summaries
Some travel may be required.
A Master's degree in a field of study related to social science or policy research is required.
Minimum of 6 years of experience
A U.S. Government security clearance may be required.