Director of Statistics, Research Methods, and Surveys

Location: Arlington, VA

Department: Advanced Analytics

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Senior Manager/Supervisor

At Fors Marsh Group (FMG), we combine the power of science and strategy to improve people’s lives. Each day, we work with institutions and organizations that seek to disrupt markets, understand or influence behavior, drive action on a national or global scale, and create a positive impact on the world. FMG was created with the vision of becoming a refreshingly different type of research and consulting firm by solving challenges through solutions steeped in scientific theory, methodological rigor, and creativity. This vision has shaped core capabilities led by experts in their field, which include health communications, human capital management, digital marketing and design and data science.

As a Certified B Corporation and 2018 AMA Top 50 Market Research Company, FMG’s positive impact extends far beyond our client portfolio. FMG makes a difference in the community through pro bono service to nonprofits that are aligned with FMG’s corporate values.

Fors Marsh Group (FMG) actively fosters a diverse and culturally inclusive corporate environment. FMG understands that diversity inspires innovation and attracts valued talent. FMG is an equal opportunity employer and interviews and hires without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know. 

We are currently seeking an experienced, intelligent, and motivated individual to lead and develop two teams of survey and quantitative research experts. This individual would exercise significant discretion in the leadership and development of these critical FMG work groups.

 Responsibilities include:   

  • Contributing knowledge and expertise to FMG’s approach to analysis and interpretation of behavioral, psychological, and physiological data.
  • Participate in research activities as a quantitative and survey research subject matter expert and oversee team supervisors.
  • Responsible for management and support of a division of multiple teams, including setting goals, cultivating a productive, growth-oriented work environment, and team development via coaching, mentoring and on-the-job training.
  • Providing quality control, supervising project staff, and implementing financial controls across a variety of projects.
  • Building relationships with business partners, research partners, and other professional associates to support current and future work.
  • Leading the development of new team and organizational capabilities that enhance FMG competitiveness, particularly in the area of advanced analytics, data science, and survey methodology.
  • Strengthening FMG’s research brand through presentations, speaking engagements, and other professional networking activities.

Qualifications:

  • MA (PhD preferred) in psychology, sociology, survey methodology, statistics, or related field.
  • A minimum of 8 years of experience leading social scientific research projects and managing research personnel.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain collaborative relationships.
  • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain high-performing research teams.
  • U.S. Citizen
  • Applicants will be subject to a low-level government security investigation and must meet eligibility criteria for access to sensitive information.

We Offer:

  • Opportunities for professional development in a collaborative, small business environment where staff are self-motivated and enthusiastic about their field of study.
  • Opportunities to participate in high quality research and influence decision making among government and business leaders.
  • Highly competitive benefit/compensation package 
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