Vice President of Research

Concord, Massachusetts
Commensurate with experience
Jul 13, 2018
Jobs Outside Higher Education
Businesses & Consultants
Institution Type
Outside Academe

Maguire Associates is looking for an experienced research professional who has competency in research methodologies and design, proven experience in translating research results into information and strategies, and an ability to sell research to prospective clients.

Primary responsibilities

You will lead our two main business lines, which include research-based consulting and predictive modeling. To be more specific:

  • Design and analyze custom research related to enrollment management
  • Conduct industry-wide research to find the most current and effective methodologies, keeping us at the top of our game
  • Oversee the creation of statistical models that help colleges and universities decide how to spend financial aid to meet their enrollment, retention, and fiscal goals
  • Serve on the leadership team
  • Manage staff
  • Talk to clients and advise them on research insights and strategy


  • Doctoral degree preferred in social science or another field where data analysis has been an important part of your education
  • Knowledge of enrollment management theory and practice
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and quantitative statistics packages like SPSS, SAS, or R; knowledge of programming languages is required
  • Experience with multivariate data analysis, such as multiple regression, logistic regression, conjoint analyses, and machine learning algorithms
  • Experience in management of staff
  • Collaborative working style
  • Excellent presentation skills
  • Excellent skills of persuasion
  • Five or more years of work experience

To apply

Please submit your resume and cover letter to [email protected]In your cover letter, tell us how your background has prepared you best for a leadership position in a small, highly regarded educational market research firm. Maguire Associates offers competitive compensation and employee benefits, and is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer.

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