Job Description

Job Title: Senior Survey Director
Job ID: 4860
Location: Santa Monica
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

Overview of RAND

The RAND Corporation is a research organization that develops solutions to public policy challenges to help make communities throughout the world safer and more secure, healthier and more prosperous. RAND’s research and analysis address issues that impact people everywhere, including security, health, education, sustainability, growth, and development. Headquartered in Santa Monica, California, RAND has close to 1,800 people from approximately 50 countries working in offices in North America, Europe, and Australia, with annual revenues of more than $308 million.

RAND is nonprofit, nonpartisan, and committed to the public interest.  Our research is sponsored by government agencies, charitable trusts, and community nonprofits. In addition, we rely on philanthropic support to pursue visionary ideas; address critical problems that are under-researched; shape emerging policy debates; and devise innovative approaches for solving acute, complex, or provocative policy challenges. RAND values objectivity and integrity in both its research processes and internal interactions. We emphasize a collegial environment that respects the contributions and dignity of all staff.

Position Description

The RAND Corporation’s Survey Research Group (SRG) is seeking a Senior Survey Director with a strong commitment to RAND’s core values of quality and objectivity.  This individual will need strong research design skills for multiple modes of data collection, the ability to communicate clearly and effectively in English, both orally and in writing and the ability to work effectively as a member of a multidisciplinary team.  We need someone with demonstrated ability to mentor and develop junior staff members, lead survey project teams, handle significant budget responsibilities, including subcontracts, participate in proposal writing and have a solid understanding of the fundamentals of survey sampling.

Duties include but are not limited to:

-Research and Analysis/Research Management

 -Contribute to and/or lead project proposals

-Writing and Dissemination


Education Requirements

MA/MS in a field relevant to public policy or social science research


9 years of experience; minimum 3 years of supervisory experience

Security Clearance

Must be able to get a U.S. government security clearance.


Santa Monica

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