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  • 11 Nov 2019 5:44 PM | Julia Wolf (Administrator)

    Click here for the Fall 2019 edition of SDA's newsletter, Southern Demographic News!

    Newsletter contributions are always welcome! Please send any to news@sda-demography.org


  • 2 Nov 2019 9:01 PM | Gerald Shoultz (Administrator)

    For more information or to submit a resume, contact Tom Bryan at  tom.bryan@swedishmatch.com

    Job Description

    Swedish Match North America LLC (SMNA), a consumer-packaged goods producer (CPG) and market leader of cigars and a broad assortment of smokeless tobacco products.  In October 2019, Swedish Match was the first company to be granted a Modified Risk Tobacco Product (MRTP) order by the FDA.  To build on this success in the area of reduced risk products, SMNA is seeking a new Manager of Consumer Research for the Richmond, VA office. 

    MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES AND ACCOUNTABILITIES

    Identify, procure and lead data collection, information management, analytics and reporting infrastructure to meet the needs of US stakeholders. Proficiency is expected in:

    • Adult consumer data collection, which will include knowledge of current survey research techniques, primary and secondary data sources relevant to the business.
    • Information Management, which will include expertise in existing and emerging technologies and awareness of when where and how to deploy them to the benefit of the organization.
    • Analytics, which will include expertise in advanced and applied demographic techniques, forecasting, predictive modeling and simulation.
    • Reporting will include proficiency in PowerPoint presentations, report writing, appropriate document management, meeting management (including stand and delivers).

    Responsibly manage adult consumer research infrastructure with the goal of making valid and reliable solutions that are repeatable and reusable by the broader SMNA organization.

    Demonstrate strong project management skills, including:

    • Cost control
    • Contracts
    • Negotiations
    • Compliance
    • Scheduling
    • Resource allocation
    • Risk management
    • Meeting management
    • Scheduling

    Build and maintain good working relationships with Marketing, Brand, Sales, Law, Regulatory and Group IT to articulate strategic imperatives and metrics to track performance versus initiatives.

    Gather knowledge of adult consumer research trends and best practices.

    Recommend organizational structure to meet current and future US adult consumer research needs.

    Proactively find and build knowledge of tobacco industry trends and best practices as it relates to BCI.

    Set goals, execute strategies, and track and measure results.

    Requirements

    EDUCATION: Minimum bachelor's degree, preferably a master's or PhD in related fields of Marketing, Demography or Sociology

    EXPERIENCE: 4-7 years minimum of experience in adult consumer research and marketing. Demonstrated analytic and quantitative skills. Accustomed to managing and reporting performance to plans/timelines. Experience in driving an idea from concept to execution. Experience in working with external partners. Communication and negotiation skills, both internally and external. Skills in research, analysis and data management. Experience and understanding of a wide variety of analytical processes. Experience of Matrix organizations is a plus and having experience in dealing directly with senior management is desired. Experience with both qualitative and quantitative adult consumer research techniques a must. Experience with fundamental demographic statistics and techniques a must. Experience with brand equity, actual use, awareness trial and purchase and similar research is a strongly preferred. Have solid experience in developing plans, both long and short term.

    SKILLS:

    Leadership Skills

    Proven ability to lead cross-functional groups where clear parameters may not exist. Proven record of leadership and success. Strong in analytic and strategic thinking with the capability to bridge strategic thinking into action. Superior interpersonal and communications skills (both oral and written) are required. Leadership in awareness of vendor pool and available external expertise. Competency in providing direction to vendors and external experts. Proficient in and demonstrates leadership best practices. Proficient in and demonstrates tenets of emotional intelligence.

    Technical Skills

    Experience with both qualitative and quantitative adult consumer research techniques a must. Adult consumer and customer primary and secondary research. Proficient in use of US Government databases. Competent in survey research design and execution principles. Knowledge of SAS / SPSS / R coding / Python. Excellent computer and analytical skills and software knowledge: Microsoft Office applications required

    BENEFITS: Swedish Match offers highly competitive salaries, flexible benefits program, medical, dental and vision, bonding leave, life insurance, tuition reimbursement, 401(k), paid vacation, 11 paid holidays and more!

    Swedish Match was named on the list of "Top Work Places" in Richmond for 2015-2019 as published by the Richmond Times Dispatch.

    An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/DISABILITY/VET

    For more information or to submit a resume, contact Tom Bryan at  tom.bryan@swedishmatch.com

  • 23 Oct 2019 4:00 PM | Anonymous

    The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) invites nominations, expressions of interest, and applications for the position of Founding Dean, College for Health, Community & Policy.

    Under the leadership of President Dr. Taylor Eighmy and Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Kimberly Andrews Espy, the campus has developed a bold and ambitious vision for UTSA’s future and its pursuit of excellence as an urban-serving, Hispanic-thriving discovery enterprise. The University seeks a dynamic and entrepreneurial leader and scholar who will build upon the existing strengths of the faculty and the untapped potential of the newly formed college to further advance the University's progress toward these goals.

    For more information, please see this detailed announcement.


  • 1 Oct 2019 2:24 PM | Anonymous

    Population Reference Bureau (PRB) is seeking a Research Associate to serve as a staff member of PRB’s U.S. Programs Department. Using survey and administrative data from a variety of sources, s/he will be responsible for compiling, analyzing, and reporting statistics on U.S. demographic, social, economic, and health issues and developing data visualizations, including maps. The successful candidate will have at least two years of research experience working with survey and administrative data, ideally on topics related to children and families, population aging, health, poverty and inequality, fertility, mortality, or migration. This position requires strong quantitative and organizational skills, attention to detail, excellent written and verbal communication skills, and the ability to balance working independently and on a team. The successful candidate will also have experience using data visualization and GIS software.

    For more information, click here.

  • 27 Sep 2019 2:30 PM | Julia Wolf (Administrator)

    The information below can also be downloaded as this PDF.


    Assistant Professor - Sociology - Environmental Sociology and/or Sociology of Health

    Louisiana State University

    Job Summary:

    The Department of Sociology at Louisiana State University invites applications for one tenure-track assistant professor position in the Department of Sociology in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences. Responsibilities include teaching two classes each semester. Candidates should show promise of developing a strong record of publications; potential for research funding is also desirable. The selected candidate will be expected to participate in departmental, college, and university service activities commensurate with rank. The department seeks applicants with a specialization in Environmental Sociology and/or Sociology of Health to enhance the departmental and program strengths. The appointment begins August 2020.

    Required Qualifications:

    Ph.D. in Sociology or related field. Candidates with Ph.D. in hand are preferred, but we will consider those who are close to completion and will finish by the time of the appointment.

    LSU Department of Sociology

    The LSU Department of Sociology, one of the oldest sociology departments in the South, has awarded doctoral degrees for over 80 years with its' first doctoral degree awarded in 1937. Today, the Department continues to carry on a tradition of dedication to research and teaching as a unit in LSU’s College of Humanities & Social Sciences. The faculty pursues nationally and internationally recognized research on basic and applied social science questions. The department serves over 400 undergraduate majors and 200 undergraduate minors, and make an important contribution to LSU’s general education mission. We are also home to a vibrant Ph.D. program with about 50 graduate students, offering the only Ph.D. in Sociology in the State of Louisiana. Our current faculty pursue nationally and internationally recognized research on basic and applied social science questions. For more information about the department please see https://lsu.edu/hss/sociology/. LSU is Louisiana's flagship research university and is the only public Carnegie designated Research Extensive University in the state. As the flagship institution, the vision of LSU is to be a leading research-extensive university, challenging undergraduate and graduate students to achieve the highest levels of intellectual and personal development. The mission of LSU is the generation, preservation, dissemination and application of knowledge and cultivation of the arts. For more information on LSU, visit https://lsu.edu.

    Special Instructions:

    Screening of applicants will begin October 20, 2019, and will continue until a candidate is selected. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.

    Applications should include a letter of application and curriculum vitae. A copy of your transcripts(s) may be attached to your application (if available). However, original transcripts are required prior to hire. In addition, please have three letters of recommendation sent to: Jessica Erwin, Assistant Professor Search, 126 Stubbs Hall, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA 70803 or via email at jessicaerwin@lsu.edu.

    Please attached all documents under the “Resume/CV” section of your application.

    Additional Position Information:

    Background Check - An offer of employment is contingent on a satisfactory pre-employment background check.

    Benefits - LSU offers outstanding benefits to eligible employees and their dependents including health, life, dental, and vision insurance; flexible spending accounts; retirement options; various leave options; paid holidays; wellness benefits; tuition exemption for qualified positions; training and development opportunities; employee discounts; and more!

    LSU is committed to diversity and is an equal opportunity / equal access employer.

    Questions or concerns can be directed to the LSU Human Resources Management Office at 225-578-8200 or emailed HR@lsu.edu

    Please apply on the LSU Career site here:

    https://lsu.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/LSU/job/LSU---Baton-Rouge/Assistant-Professor---Sociology---Environmental-Sociology-and-or-Sociology-of-Health_R00040449



  • 12 Sep 2019 11:20 AM | Julia Wolf (Administrator)

    The Sociology Department at the University of Memphis invites applications for a tenure track faculty position to be filled at the Assistant Professor rank.  Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Sociology no later than August 2020. Area of specialization for both research and teaching is the sociology of religion.  Applicants for this position will be expected to teach in both the Sociology Department and in the Religious Studies Program.          

    Applications must be made on-line at https://workforum.memphis.edu/postings/23269. Please upload a letter of application which includes teaching interests and research plans, a curriculum vita, publications or samples of written work (up to a maximum of 3 items), evidence of teaching effectiveness, and three professional references. Review of applications will begin November 1, 2019 and may continue until the position is filled. The successful candidate will join an exciting and growing department in a dynamic urban university. The University of Memphis is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Applications from women and minorities are strongly encouraged.

  • 11 Sep 2019 5:12 PM | Gerald Shoultz (Administrator)

    Community Data Platforms is looking for candidates for the Director of the Project Management Office.  The purpose of this position is to lead the operations of the PMO, by introducing and developing project management standards, including tools and techniques; developing processes; and providing administrative and project management support to include training, mentoring, and coaching of Project Managers.  In collaboration with senior staff PMO provides leadership, strategic direction, and management for the PMO programs and related activities.

    For more information about the position and how to apply, refer to the following website:  https://www.communitydataplatforms.com/project-management-director

    Information provided by:

    Brooke C. Mellor

    Human Resources

    Community Data Platforms

    mellor@communitydataplatforms.com


  • 18 Jul 2019 1:08 PM | Julia Wolf (Administrator)

    Please click on this link for more information about the new job position at Nielsen on the Sampling, Universe Estimate and Product Automation team!

    Information provided to SDA by:

    Collin McCarter

    Senior Data Scientist at Nielsen

    collin.mccarter@nielsen.com


  • 3 Jul 2019 12:51 PM | Julia Wolf (Administrator)

    Here is the Spring 2019 edition of SDA's newsletter, Southern Demographic News! Spring 2019 SDA Newsletter

    Newsletter contributions are always welcome! Please send any to news@sda-demography.org


  • 26 Jun 2019 8:48 AM | Anonymous

    This position is for the research data dissemination coordinator for the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent to Adult Health (Add Health). This position will promote and highlight Add Health’s original data collection efforts, provide research tools to identify and explore these data, and improve data dissemination approaches to showcase this program of research. Learn more and apply at https://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/164585.


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