Associate Director Political Research Center

Suffolk University
  • Location
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    Feb 02

Position description

The Associate Director assists the director in many phases of the SUPRC operations including establishing the research goals of the SUPRC each year; helping to construct a calendar of issues and races polled; proofs the design of questionnaires; reviews sample frames; monitors fieldwork; reviews marginals and cross-tabulation analyses; actively seeks development opportunities within and outside the University structure; meets with faculty; and works with graduate students, research assistants and interns on research projects. 


Research Duties: 

  • Track policy issues relevant to the SUPRC mission.
  • Collect and maintain data files for research projects.
  • Draft survey instruments.
  • Produce and program sample frames.
  • Produce and program survey instruments.
  • Analyze the effects of public policy issues, using survey analysis.
  • Edit and produce marginals and cross-tabulation reports.


  • PhD in political research or 5 years experience as a professional pollster
  • Personally quoted/referenced in at least 50 newspapers, magazines, radio, or TV in polling and/or completed GVT 623 AE with an A grade.
  • Published work in academic journal(s) re: polling field of expertise.
  • Taught courses on polling or market research at a college and/or university.
  • A member in good standing of AAPOR.
  • Excellent quantitative and writing skills.
  • Must be available to commit to a rigorous schedule of evenings and weekends without fail to meet media partnership deadlines.

* Estimated end date November 14th 2024 *

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