Part-Time Associate / Affiliate Scholar - Bethesda, MD or Cambridge, MA

Company Name:
Abt Associates
Organization Overview
The Social and Economic Policy Division helps guide development of the nation's prominent policies and programs. Our contributions--at all government levels--have resulted in better programs on housing, community revitalization, education, workforce development, income security, food assistance, and in support of children, youth, and disadvantaged families. Our clients include the Departments of Housing and Urban Development, Education, Health and Human Services, Labor, Veterans Affairs, and the Food and Nutrition Service, among others.
Key Responsibilities
1. Associates lead and coordinate components of large projects or series of smaller projects with responsibility for budget management, project deliverables, client relations, and staff supervision. Set priorities to ensure the completion of projects in an accurate, timely and cost efficient manner. Scientists lead and coordinate complex scientific/technical components of large projects or series of smaller projects with responsibility for the application of advanced methods and techniques in a particular field of specialization.
2. Associates make significant contributions to sales and proposal efforts. Coordinate and review the contributions of less senior staff and troubleshoot problems or questions throughout the proposal process. Scientists make significant technical contributions to sales and proposal efforts. Coordinate and review the work of less senior staff and troubleshoot questions and problems.
3. Associates review the work and provide technical guidance to less senior staff. Serve as a resource capable of applying advanced techniques, concepts, and methods related to a particular field of specialization. Scientists serve as a scientific/technical resource in a particular field of specialization and supervise less senior staff in application of quantitative and qualitative analysis, techniques, and methods.
4. Collaborate with applications programming staff to design and develop questionnaires, instruments, and databases for data collection.
5. Exercise initiative and lead the preparation and review of project reports and findings. Review applications, data sets and models for anomalies to ensure accuracy.
6. Identify and recruit substantive peers and actively participate in the development of less senior staff.
7. Establish an industry presence as a subject-matter expert by publishing in peer-reviewed journals and/or by presenting at annual conferences and meetings.
Skills Prerequisites
PhD in Statistics, Economics, or similar field. Preferred candidate thrives in a dynamic, collaborative environment.
Minimum Qualifications
MA/MBA with 7 - 10 years of experience OR PhD with 4 - 6 years of experience OR the equivalent combination of education and experience.
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Abt Associates is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse workforce. Abt Associates provides market-competitive salaries and comprehensive employee benefits.

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