Research Analyst, Stanford Latino Entrepreneur Initiative
Job Number: 84237
This is a one-year fixed term position, September 2019 through August 2020, available for extension.
Stanford Graduate School of Business
Residing in Silicon Valley, the heart of innovation, Stanford GSB has built a global reputation based on its immersive and innovative management programs. We provide students a transformative leadership experience, push the boundaries of knowledge with faculty research, and offer a portfolio of entrepreneurial and non-degree programs that deliver global impact like no other. We strive to change lives, change organizations, and change the world.
The Center for Entrepreneurial Studies at Stanford Graduate School of Business is seeking a Research Analyst (RA) for the Stanford Latino Entrepreneurship Initiative (SLEI). The Research Analyst will design and conduct research to provide new insights and understandings about the ecosystem of U.S. Latino business owners. The research is designed to expand knowledge of this growing segment of our economy, with the potential to generate insights that could guide and encourage entrepreneurs, policy makers, and non-profits in support of the growth and health of Latino-owned U.S. companies
Your primary responsibilities include:
Partner with principal investigators to design and conduct research to expand knowledge about U.S. Latino entrepreneurs, and produce reports highlighting key conclusions and findings.This research will include the SLEI's annual survey of 5,000+ Latino entrepreneurs.
Ensure the research is conducted with extremely high quality.
Serve as a spokesperson to communicate the results of SLEI research to the academic community, business community, and the press.
Conduct professional research presentations.
Partner with a non-profit that jointly collaborates on SLEI research
Become a liaison with the Latino business community to encourage survey participation.
May supervise and train less experienced colleagues.
May provide perspectives on how research finding could be used to inform public programs and policies.
Complete project-related administrative and budgetary responsibilities of a limited scope as needed.
Remain well informed on market trends, other current research, and implement bestpractices.
Be flexible to completing any other additional assigned duties.
To be successful in this position, you will bring:
Graduate degree in an applicable social science related field and five years of applicable experience, or combination of education and relevant experience in an applicable social science. PhD preferred.
Expert level knowledge and skills in field of social science related to research project.
General computer skills and ability to quickly learn and master computer programs.
Strong analytical skills and excellent judgment.
Ability to work under deadlines with general guidance.
Excellent organizational skills and demonstrated ability to complete detailed work accurately.
Demonstrated oral and written communication skills.
Ability to work with human study participants.
In addition, our preferred requirements include:
Strong experience and understanding of social science research methods, including data collection methods (polls, focus groups, surveys, etc.).
Excellent experience and skills conducting quantitative research using at least one statistical computing environment, such STATA or R.
Experience working with diverse populations, particularly the U.S. Latinx community.
Fluent command of written and spoken Spanish
Excellent English written and spoken communication skills, including strong writing abilities, with capability to independently author reports for both academic and consumer consumption.
Familiarity with SQL databases, survey tools (Qualtrics), and a programming language.
Acumen using search engines, web analytics and business research tools.
Working knowledge of data warehousing, modeling and mining.
*Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.
Why Stanford is for You
Stanford's dedicated 16,000 staff come from diverse educational and career backgrounds. We are a collaborative environment that thrives on innovation and continuous improvement. At Stanford, we seek talent committed to excellence, driven to impact the future of our legacy, and improve lives on a global sphere. We provide competitive salaries, excellent health care and retirement plans, and a generous vacation policy, including additional time off during our winter closure. Our generous perks align with what matters to you:
Freedom to grow. Take advantage of career development programs, tuition reimbursement, or audit a course. Join a Ted Talk, film screening, or listen to a renowned author or leader discuss global issues.
A caring culture. We understand the importance of your personal and family time and provide you access to wellness programs, child-care resources, parent education and consultation, elder care and caregiving support.
A healthier you. We make wellness a priority by providing access to world-class exercise facilities. Climb our rock wall, or participate in one of hundreds of health or fitness classes.
Discovery and fun. Visit campusgardens, trails, and museums.
Enviable resources. We offer free commuter programs and ridesharing incentives. Enjoy discounts for computers, cell phones, recreation, travel, entertainment, and more!
We pride ourselves in being a culture that encourages and empowers you.
How to Apply
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Location: Graduate School of Business, Stanford, California, United States Schedule: Classification Level:
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