MCEDC – Research Analyst

Are you ready to make an impact in the world of economic development? Join the Montgomery County Economic Development Corporation (MCEDC), where we’re not just about fostering economic growth – we also have a genuine interest in supporting your professional development.

As a Research Analyst at MCEDC, you’ll play a vital role in shaping Montgomery County’s economic future. You’ll utilize quantitative and qualitative research skills to inform our strategic planning, business development and marketing efforts.

If you’re passionate about data-driven change, thrive in a collaborative setting, and want to be part of a company that values its employees, MCEDC is the place for you. Join us in creating a brighter future for Montgomery County.

Ready to make your mark? Apply now and be a part of something bigger at MCEDC.

The Research Analyst is an exempt full-time position and serves as a key member of MCEDC’s strategy team. This position reports to the Vice President of Research and Policy and will be responsible for contributing to the research necessary to support MCEDC strategic initiatives, RFP/business development responses, and organizational marketing campaigns.

The Research Analyst will support MCEDC through activities including, but not limited to:

Designing and executing research projects, including supporting strategic planning, research design, data collection and analysis (quantitative and qualitative), interviews, writing, data visualization, and authoring reports or other deliverables

Continuously analyzing relevant data sets and economic indicators and disseminating updated findings/recommendations to MCEDC leadership

Helping deliver final products that are accessible and informative to non-specialist audiences

Maintaining and developing relationships with external stakeholders

Essential Functions/Duties/Tasks:

▪ Provide research and analytic support to MCEDC’s management with timely and relevant research, data analysis, data interpretation, and information
▪ Prepare data for use in reports, charts, tables, and graphs related to the local business climate. Support strategic planning activities by compiling and analyzing data to support assessment and decision-making in various areas including targeted industries, emerging industries, proposed policy changes, and other relevant topics
▪ Possess proficiency in the Microsoft Office Suite and knowledge and demonstrated proficiency of the ability to learn new software tools specific to economic development (e.g. IMPLAN, CoStar, ArcOnline).

Preferred education and experience:

▪ Experience working in an economic development organization, local government and/or policy environment
▪ Experience with qualitative methods of data collection and analysis
▪ Experience with the strategic planning process
▪ Experience working in an entrepreneurial environment
▪ Proficiency in working with Salesforce or other CRM
▪ Familiarity with standard office equipment

Description of physical demands and work environment:

▪ Must be able to occasionally travel outside of the region to events and trade shows
▪ Must be able to use office equipment and computers
▪ Position may require moderate lifting of supplies and materials from time to time
▪ The working environment is a general office environment with a moderate noise level

Job Type: Full-time, Exempt
Job Location: Rockville, MD / Hybrid
Preferred Education: Master’s Degree (Bachelors Degree + 1-3 years of relevant experience will be considered). This is an entry/early career level position.
Required experience: 1-3 years of relevant experience
Salary: $70,000–$77,000

To apply, please submit resume and cover letter. Applications without a cover letter will not be considered.

EEO Statement:
Montgomery County Economic Development Corporation is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

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