Directions Research, Inc.
  • Other
  • Cincinnati, OH, USA
  • Hourly
  • Part Time


Position Summary

We are looking for an individual that has a minimum of 5 years of hands on marketing research experience in either analytics or project management to provide part-time support to our marketing research teams. This position is best suited for someone who is a self-starter and is used to working in a fast-paced environment and is familiar with a variety of research methodologies.

The Research Administrator's role will involve a range of activities including coordinating qualitative and quantitative data collection to data manipulation and quality assurance. Examples of what you will do, include:

  • Monitor data collection for issues pertaining to sample, productivity, cost and timing
  • Conduct accuracy checks throughout the research study life-cycle to ensure accuracy and to avoid errors (interviewing scripts, data verification, cross-tabs, client-ready deliverables, etc.)
  • Assist in the development of reports, spreadsheets and client deliverables
  • Provide administrative support to the team

The Ideal Candidate will have the following skills and experience...

  • A background and/or some familiarity with quantitative and qualitative research methodologies would be helpful, which involves;
    • Working through the full project process--from questionnaire design, sample selection, fieldwork management, to creating tab/banner plans and checking data deliverables would be helpful in this role, but these skills could also be part of on-the-job training
  • Project management and prioritization expertise
    • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously while maintaining a strong client service orientation
    • Ability to handle tight project timelines and dynamic deadlines
    • Strong organizational skills, including the ability to manage work effectively, keen attention to detail & demonstrated commitment to the accuracy and completeness of information, projects and reports
  • Professional written & verbal communication skills, in addition to well-developed interpersonal skills
  • Competent use of Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel
  • You thrive within a team


Bonus Experience would include,

  • A completed university/college degree in a related field
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel (e.g., formulas, Pivot Tables, using macros to increase efficiency, etc.) and PowerPoint (e.g. data visualization and chart development)
  • Direct experience with survey design and/or data manipulation/analysis (e.g., Decipher, Q, R, SPSS, etc.)
  • Report preparation and presentation development experience
  • Analytical aptitude and a passion for uncovering insights

 Basic Requirements:

  • Be based in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Commitment of 20+ hours per week (flexible hours can be based on your schedule and our need)
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in similar role
  • Ability to work well independently
  • Must be reliable and hard working
  • Must be friendly and enjoy interacting with people

 About Us:

We offer an innovative and entrepreneurial environment where you can take the next step in your career.  We are driven by a passion for rich insights, consultative client partnerships and actionable results. We offer the latest techniques and sophisticated analysis while providing visually compelling deliverables that crystalize insights and convey business implications.

Directions is a privately-held firm, owned and operated by our senior staff. We offer a highly competitive compensation package including bonus potential, medical/dental/life/disability insurance, 401(k) match, paid vacation and holiday benefit. The work environment at Directions is an important part of who we are. We foster a unique culture that gives our employees the freedom to create, grow and succeed.  Our employees are surrounded by some of the best talent in the industry. 

Our company is independently recognized as one of the top business decision insight firms in the nation.  The firm combines a highly experienced staff with a unique mix of innovative and proven approaches to answer pressing business issues.  We were recognized in the list of "Top Workplaces" in 2017.

Directions Research, Inc.
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