Vice President - Economics, Justice and SocietyApply now Job no: 495763 Work type: Regular Full-Time Location: Bethesda, MD Capability Area: Economics, Justice & SocietyJOB DESCRIPTION:NORC at the University of Chicago, an objective and non-partisan research organization with more than 75 years of leadership in data collection, program evaluation, data analysis, and information dissemination, seeks a Vice President in the Economics, Justice and Society Department. The new Vice President will join the department's leadership team in developing and implementing a strategy to further expand our portfolio of work in in a broad range of topics relating to critical economic, demographic, and social issues. The Department is home to many of NORC's largest and longest-running surveys including the General Social Survey, the Survey of Consumer Finance, and the National Longitudinal Surveys. Our programs and projects focus on the economy and the labor force, retirement plans, transportation and traffic safety, crime and law enforcement, and energy and the environment. We lead projects centered in policy analysis and conduct research and evaluation studies relating to social programs and issues. We work with a diverse set of clients and partners, including policy-makers and data users in federal, state and local governments, academia, and the press.The ideal candidate will bring expertise in survey data collection, experience leading project teams and mentoring staff, and a track record of improving organizational infrastructure.This is a strategic role that will further develop a world-class data collection and research function at one of the nation's most respected research institutions, significantly impacting NORC's success and service to our clients.DEPARTMENT: ECONOMICS, JUSTICE AND SOCIETYThe Economics, Justice and Society (EJS) Department focuses on a broad range of topics relating to critical economic, demographic, and social issues. We are home to many of NORC's largest and longest-running surveys including the General Social Survey, the Survey of Consumer Finance, and the National Longitudinal Surveys; we engage in policy analysis and evaluation research relating to social programs and issues; we focus on the economy and the labor force, retirement plans;, transportation and traffic safety, crime and law enforcement, and energy and the environment. We work with a diverse set of clients and partners, including policy-makers and data users in federal, state and local governments, academia, and the press.RESPONSIBILITIES:* Collaborate with the Senior Vice President and other Vice President to develop and implement a strategy to strengthen and grow the department's portfolio of work in critical economic, demographic, and social issues* Lead business development efforts with the federal government, with particular emphasis on expanded portfolio of work agencies prioritizing economic, demographic, and social issues. Develop and maintain client relationships with the federal, non-profit, academic, and foundation sectors* Develop and maintain key partnerships with other research organizations and research leaders that will support and advance the success of the Economic, Justice and Society department* Foster an environment that promotes professional growth of staff* Support a cohesive, team-oriented culture across a geographically dispersed staff and promote communication and integration among all members* Further grow the Economic, Justice and Society research team both through the development of current staff and the strategic recruitment of new professionals with additional capabilitiesREQUIRED SKILLS:* Master's degree in demography, sociology, economics psychology, survey research, social sciences, or another relevant discipline is required, doctorate preferred* At least 10 years of directly applicable work experience in a government agency, nonprofit organization, or research organization is required* Demonstrated evidence of building federal portfolio of work in economics, demographic, and/or social issues* A track record for building, developing, managing and retaining a team of highly capable research professionals* Recognition as an expert in a content area, as evidenced by supporting publications and presentations* Demonstrated survey research expertise and experience leading large surveys* Understanding of qualitative and quantitative methodologies as well as developments in data science* Experience contributing as a member of the organization's senior management team* Expertise in managing large scale, complex research projects, or other similar accomplishments* Experience in reporting on research to a wide range of stakeholders using a variety of platforms* Excellent written and oral communication skills* Demonstrated skill as a leader and mentor in developing staff and building teams* A management style that is engaged and inclusive, empowering others to succeed* Travel between NORC offices may be requiredWHAT WE DO:NORC at the University of Chicago is an objective, non-partisan research institution that delivers reliable data and rigorous analysis to guide critical programmatic, business, and policy decisions. Since 1941, our teams have conducted groundbreaking studies, created and applied innovative methods and tools, and advanced principles of scientific integrity and collaboration. Today, government, corporate, and nonprofit clients around the world partner with us to transform increasingly complex information into useful knowledge.WHO WE ARE:For over 75 years, NORC has evolved in many ways, moving the needle with research methods, technical applications and groundbreaking research findings. But our tradition of excellence, passion for innovation, and commitment to collegiality have remained constant components of who we are as a brand, and who each of us is as a member of the NORC team. With world-class benefits, a business casual environment, and an emphasis on continuous learning, NORC is a place where people join for the stellar research and analysis work for which we're known, and stay for the relationships they form with their colleagues who take pride in the impact their work is making on a global scale.EEO STATEMENT:NORC is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer that values and actively seeks diversity in the workforce. NORC evaluates qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and other legally- protected characteristics.