We believe that when you invest in your people, you enable your workforce to carry out every business practice more successfully. That's because what lies between an organization's lofty goals and the desired outcome is often good old-fashioned human behavior. VitalSmarts has identified an innovative approach for enabling organizations to achieve new levels of performance by changing certain "vital" behaviors.
With award-winning training products based on more than 30 years of ongoing research, we have helped more than 300 of the Fortune 500 realize significant results using a proven method for driving rapid, sustainable, and measurable change in behaviors. We teach organizations to dialogue safely about any topic, achieve universal accountability, influence behavior change for others, and influence behavior change for yourself.
The Impact You Will Have:
The Senior Research Manager of IP Investigation help lead efforts of validation and evaluation of all existing VitalSmarts intellectual products. In addition, this person helps in the search for new ideas that can transform lives and organizations as well as searching out new applications for existing intellectual prodcuts. This person's efforts have an important impact on VitalSmarts marketing credibility, and extend our work into new and important problem areas. Their works is critical to the success of our marketing, sales and product development teams . Specific activities include include, but are not limited to: industry research studies, marketing research projects, client initiative measurement, and new IP evaluation. This person will be required to both write survey instruments, administer surveys, analyze data, find trends, patterns, and correlations, and distill the findings in consumable data points. Ideal candidates will be skillful writers for popular as well as academic audiences, and will be effective platform communicators where needed. Our ideal candidate is someone with deep curiosities about human behavior, and a desire to apply and teach social science concepts to leaders of influence worldwide. They will also be skilled at consulting with and working alongside clients to measure the impact of their training initiatives.
A Day in the Life:
The Senior Research Manager will lead the following programs and campaigns under the direction of the Vice President of Research:
Proactively identify challenges and trends worth researching in corporate learning and development, business, leadership, and behavioral science.
Build and administer research and survey instruments to measure and capture trends.
Use SPSS and other analysis tools to identify research results, patterns, trends, and findings.
Skillfully share findings in consumable, written reports and briefs, as well as speeches and presentations.
Work alongside the marketing, sales, and product development teams to support campaigns, client initiatives, and research needs for training.
Consult with and work alongside clients in order to measure the results and ROI of their training initiatives.
Support all other activities as directed.
What You'll Need:
Minimum of 3-5 years in research and development, statistics, behavioral science, or equivalent
PhD in relevant social science discipline required
Love and passion for research and behavioral science
Excellent writing skills
Service-oriented work ethic and ability to deliver on requests from cross-functional teams across the organization
A knack for concurrently managing multiple projects
Attention to detail and enthusiasm for excellence
Self-motivated and ability to work independently and collaboratively
Proficiency in SPSS, Inquisium (or equivalent), Microsoft Office, internet search, BOX
What You Get:
Access to some of the richest professional development programs as a part of the VitalSmarts / TwentyEighty group of businesses.
A variety of benefits depending on your global region. Programs may include health benefits, life insurance, income protection and retirement savings plans with employer contributions to assist with your health & financial security today and in the years ahead.
Access to health benefits and wellness programs for employees and families.
The ability to work in a flexible work environment.
Professional development support as we want YOU to be successful in your career. Our team will work with you to establish the goals you are trying to achieve in your profession.
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