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Would you like to grow with a small business built on a reputation for excellence? Here at Insight Policy Research, we don’t take ourselves too seriously, but we do take our work seriously. If you have outstanding research, analysis, evaluation, writing, and interpersonal skills and wish to join our team, we encourage you to apply.

We offer competitive salaries, telecommuting, and comprehensive employee benefits, including medical insurance (with dental coverage), flexible savings accounts, and a generous 401K plan. Full-time and part-time positions are available.

We are hiring for the following positions:

  • Meeting and Event Coordinator (Part-time)

    Responsibilities

    The Meeting and Event Coordinator will be responsible for designing, facilitating, and managing meetings and events for an array of clients. This will involve working closely with senior managers and project leads, client representatives, meeting/event participants, and event facility staff. The Meeting and Event Coordinator will be responsible for coordinating meeting logistics, communication, audiovisual support, and documentation.

    For in-person meetings and events, activities will include managing the market research, selection, inspection, and contracting of an appropriate venue, coordination with vendors (catering, audiovisual, etc.), and organizing travel and accommodations for speakers and special guests. On the day of the in-person meeting, webinar, or conference, the Meeting and Event Coordinator will provide management and oversight on site.

    For virtual meetings and events, activities will include assessing virtual platforms, providing liaison with participants to help ensure readiness for virtual meetings, developing appropriate promotional materials, and helping to troubleshoot problems. On the day of the virtual meeting, webinar, or conference session, the Meeting and Event Coordinator will manage and oversee the event, including the use of the technology by speakers and participants.

    The Meeting and Event Coordinator will provide liaison with national expert speakers, government agencies, and participants and develop agendas, invitee lists, promotional content, and conference materials. After a meeting or event, the Coordinator will help manage closeout activities, including invoices, travel reimbursements, and reporting.

    Education

    Bachelor’s degree and 2 years of experience managing meetings and events for government, research, or social welfare organizations

    Qualifications

    • Experience planning and managing virtual and in-person meetings and events. Relevant professional certification (e.g., Certified Meeting Professional, Certified Government Meeting Professional) advantageous
    • Familiarity working with clients, negotiating with vendors, and conducting basic market research
    • Proficient in using virtual meeting/event/webinar platforms (e.g., Zoom, WebEx, GoTo)
    • Effective, professional written and verbal communication skills
    • Ability to work independently and allocate time and resources toward completion of multiple projects with overlapping timelines
    • Excellent attention to detail
    • Ability to work collaboratively in cross-disciplinary teams and with clients
    • Strong organizational skills with demonstrated ability to meet deadlines and work both independently and as part of a team
    • Experience working with federal clients advantageous

    Contact

    EEO: All candidates will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or genetic information.

    Contact: Send resume/curriculum vitae via email to—

    Elizabeth Weber

    Associate Director of Policy and Program Development
    Insight Policy Research, Inc.
    1901 North Moore Street, Suite 1100
    Arlington, VA 22209
    Email: eweber@insightpolicyresearch.com

  • Survey Analyst

    Position Summary

    Works with senior researchers and study directors to support the day-to-day activities of projects requiring quantitative and qualitative data collection across a range of topics and populations. Contributes to all phases of data collection tasks and/or projects including questionnaire development, implementation, and analysis and reporting. Responsibilities include supporting data collection activities; developing and coordinating training sessions; developing specifications and programming web surveys; conducting survey testing; conducting data quality reviews; developing recruitment materials and protocols; conducting semistructured interviews; developing specifications for and coding qualitative and open-ended data; conducting literature reviews and other background research; analyzing quantitative and/or qualitative data; and contributing to reports and proposals. Brings experience in survey research.

    Responsibilities

    • Background in survey research, including experience with multiple modes (phone, web, and mail)
    • Training in rigorous quantitative methods, analysis, and reporting
    • Experience using web survey programming package such as Qualtrics a plus
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • Ability to work independently and allocate time and resources toward completion of multiple projects with overlapping timelines
    • Excellent attention to detail
    • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in cross-disciplinary teams and with clients
    • Strong organizational skills with demonstrated ability to meet deadlines and work both independently and as part of a team
    • Experience using statistical software (e.g., SPSS, SAS, R, Stata)
    • Experience applying rigorous quantitative and/or qualitative research methods, analysis, and reporting

    Education

    Master’s or bachelor’s degree and 2 years of experience in social science, economics, or equivalent area

    Contact

    EEO: All candidates will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or genetic information.

    Contact: Send resume/curriculum vitae and a writing sample via email to—

    Debra Wright

    Director of Data Collection Services
    Insight Policy Research, Inc.
    1901 North Moore Street, Suite 1100
    Arlington, VA 22209
    Email: dwright@insightpolicyresearch.com

  • Survey Methodologist

    Responsibilities

    Works with senior researchers and study directors to manage day-to-day activities of projects requiring quantitative and qualitative data collection across a range of topics and populations. Contributes to all phases of data collection tasks and/or projects including study design, questionnaire development, implementation, and analysis and reporting. Responsibilities overseeing data collection activities; developing, coordinating, and managing training sessions; developing specifications and programming web surveys; conducting and overseeing survey testing; conducting and overseeing data quality reviews; developing recruitment materials and protocols; conducting semistructured interviews; developing specifications for and coding qualitative and open-ended data; conducting literature reviews and other background research; analyzing quantitative and/or qualitative data; and contributing to reports and proposals. Brings experience in survey research design and implementation to execute tasks, applying best practices.

    Education

    Master’s degree with at least 3 years of experience or Ph.D. in social science, economics, or equivalent area

    Qualifications

    • Substantive background in survey research, including experience implementing procedures for data collection and analysis in multiple modes (phone, web, and mail)
    • Strong foundation and training in rigorous quantitative methods, analysis, and reporting
    • Experience using web survey programming package such as Qualtrics a plus
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • Ability to work independently and allocate time and resources toward the completion of multiple projects with overlapping timelines
    • Excellent attention to detail
    • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in cross-disciplinary teams and with clients
    • Strong organizational skills with demonstrated ability to meet deadlines and work both independently and as part of a team
    • Experience using statistical software (e.g., SPSS, SAS, R, Stata)
    • Experience applying rigorous quantitative and/or qualitative research methods, analysis, and reporting
    • Ability to mentor junior staff and independently perform a variety of research and analysis tasks

    Contact

    EEO: All candidates will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or genetic information.

    Contact: Send resume/curriculum vitae and a writing sample via email, fax, or postal mail to—

    Debra Wright

    Director of Data Collection Services
    Insight Policy Research, Inc.
    1901 North Moore Street, Suite 1100
    Arlington, VA 22209
    Email: dwright@insightpolicyresearch.com
    Fax: 703.504.9481

  • Director of Food and Nutrition Research

    Position Summary

    The successful candidate will oversee Insight’s Food and Nutrition research practice area. The Food and Nutrition practice area focuses on nutrition assistance programs serving disadvantaged populations, including the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP); the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC); school meals programs; and other Child Nutrition programs. Insight teams work collaboratively with federal and state agencies to design and execute rigorous data collection, evaluation, and analysis strategies. These strategies yield actionable intelligence regarding the characteristics of program beneficiaries, the effectiveness of policy reforms, and the overall impact these programs have on beneficiaries’ lives.

    As Director of Food and Nutrition Research, the successful candidate will have primary responsibility for ensuring successful execution of Food and Nutrition research and evaluation projects. The Director will develop and execute a strategy for the practice area, oversee capture planning and business development activities, monitor performance of active projects, and lead relevant staff development activities.

    Candidates must have an advanced degree in public health, public policy, economics, sociology, or related fields, plus at least 15 years of experience conducting research and evaluation work on nutrition programs for federal agencies. Candidates must possess subject matter expertise in at least one of the following programs (expertise in multiple programs preferred): SNAP, WIC, and/or the National School Lunch Program (NSLP). Candidates must have a successful track record in leading business development activities, including capture planning, pricing strategy, and proposal development. Candidates must possess exceptional writing and communication skills, work collaboratively in a close-knit team environment, and have a demonstrated track record of producing research and evaluation products of the highest quality.

    Responsibilities

    • Update and execute Insight’s strategy for Food and Nutrition research
    • Oversee teams leading research and evaluation on Food and Nutrition topics
    • Build and manage relationships with federal, state, and local agencies as well as universities and associations seeking Food and Nutrition research
    • Oversee business development activity for Food and Nutrition research
    • Monitor the quality and performance of all Food and Nutrition research projects
    • Mentor staff at all levels to ensure consistent and high-quality project delivery
    • Keep abreast of legislative and regulatory changes related to Food and Nutrition programs

    Education

    • Master’s degree or Ph.D. in public health, public policy, economics, sociology, or related field

    Qualifications

    • 15 or more years’ experience leading high-quality research and evaluation for federal clients examining relevant Food and Nutrition programs
    • Subject matter expertise in SNAP, WIC, and/or NSLP
    • Methodological expertise in data collection, food security measurement, policy analysis, policy simulation, and/or impact evaluation
    • Demonstrated experience mentoring staff to ensure successful project execution and professional growth
    • Demonstrated ability to oversee capture planning and business development activities successfully
    • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills, including demonstrated experience in public speaking
    • Experience managing a large portfolio of contracts
    • Experience supervising teams of staff
    • A strong track record of working collaboratively within and across organizations

    Contact

    EEO: All candidates will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or genetic information.

    Contact: Send resume/curriculum vitae and a writing sample via email, fax, or postal mail to—

    Scott Cody

    Senior Vice President
    Insight Policy Research, Inc.
    1901 North Moore Street, Suite 1100
    Arlington, VA 22209
    Email: scody@insightpolicyresearch.com
    Fax: 703.504.9481

  • Research Assistant

    Position Summary

    Insight Policy Research (Insight), a growing, dynamic, policy research organization, is seeking a Research Assistant to join our team. We are a well-established small business, having provided nationally recognized research and evaluation services to federal, state, and private sector clients since 2001. Our work addresses issues affecting at-risk and vulnerable populations. Headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, we conduct research in the areas of education, health, nutrition, family support services, and data improvement.

    Responsibilities

    • Provides basic research and administrative support on range of Insight projects employing varying methodologies, working across content areas on a diverse range of tasks
    • Supports data collection activities including survey administration, cognitive interviews, in-depth interviews, site visits, focus groups, coding qualitative data, and conducting background research
    • Conducts literature searches and reviews
    • May contribute to manipulating statistical data, including importing and inputting datasets, maintaining databases, recoding variables, populating presentation and report templates, and reviewing data tables
    • Provides logistical or content-related support for expert panels, advisory groups, and company events (e.g., brown bags, conference support)
    • May participate in portions of the contract proposal process under supervision
    • May support project management by taking notes at project meetings, contributing to client reports, monitoring project schedules, or other tasks
    • Performs activities under supervision of senior staff

    Education

    Bachelor’s degree in social science or other relevant field; 0–1 year of experience. This is an entry-level position.

    Qualifications

    • Strong writing, communication, and organizational skills; able to summarize or synthesize information for different audiences and purposes
    • Flexibility to handle multiple tasks and work on multiple projects
    • Excellent attention to detail
    • Desire and ability to work as part of a research team
    • Works well independently and manages time effectively to coordinate completion of projects and tasks
    • Experience using word processing, spreadsheet, and/or database applications
    • Interest in policy research focused on vulnerable populations

    Contact

    EEO: All candidates will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or genetic information.

    Contact: No phone calls please. Send resume/CV, cover letter, and a writing sample via email or postal mail to both

    Rachel Holzwart, Senior Researcher

    Email: rholzwart@insightpolicyresearch.com

    Meg Trucano, Senior Researcher

    Email: mtrucano@insightpolicyresearch.com

    Insight Policy Research, Inc.
    1901 North Moore Street, Suite 1100
    Arlington, VA 22209

  • Senior Health Researcher

    Position Summary

    The essential functions of this position include working with other team members in the planning and conduct of mixed-methods research studies and program evaluations, leading intermediate-sized projects, conducting semi-structured interviews and coding qualitative data, conducting literature reviews and other background research, analyzing quantitative and/or qualitative data, and contributing to reports and proposals. Our staff are currently conducting projects in public health, quality of care, maternal and child health, patient-centered outcomes research, Medicare, Medicaid, disabilities, and long-term care.

    Responsibilities

    • Leading mixed-methods projects requiring quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis, including developing study designs, determining analysis methodology, and outlining format and content of client deliverables.
    • Conducting research that applies rigorous and impartial data collection, analysis, and reporting using quantitative and/or qualitative techniques.
    • Interpreting and summarizing quantitative and qualitative findings in reports and presentations to address clients’ research needs.
    • Developing proposals for new research projects
    • Interacting with various stakeholders in the form of focus groups, interviews, and surveys.
    • Working closely with a research team to ensure that project activities are completed in an accurate and timely manner.

    Education

    • Ph.D. or equivalent in public health, epidemiology, public policy, economics, health services research, social sciences, or other relevant discipline with 5 or more years of related work experience in federal contracting and health care research/policy.

    Qualifications

    • 5-8 years of healthcare research/policy or private sector consulting experience
    • Possess working knowledge/experience other public health programs of the agencies of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
    • Strong organizational skills with demonstrated ability to work both independently and as part of a team
    • Ability to manage competing deadlines, while keeping projects on schedule and within budget
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills (writing sample required)
    • Experience preparing final deliverables and writing comprehensive research reports

    Contact

    EEO: All candidates will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or genetic information.

    Contact: No phone calls please. Send resume/CV via email, fax, or regular mail to—

    Terry Moore

    Senior Vice President
    Insight Policy Research, Inc.
    1901 North Moore Street, Suite 1100
    Arlington, VA 22209
    Email: tmoore@insightpolicyresearch.com
    Fax: 703.504.9481

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    Dog Bone Researcher
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    Senior Sniffer
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    Catistician
  • Mattie Holzwart

    Senior Fleasearcher