NORC Albuquerque

Bethesda, Maryland, United States

Business Development Analyst Bethesda Hybrid

Posted over 1 month ago

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Job Description


NORC at the University of Chicago seeks to hire a Market Research Analyst (MRA) in its Business Development Office. The successful candidate will have a strong interest in empirical social science and public policy research and understand market research methodologies, with a particular emphasis on the federal and state government procurement process.


The Office of Business Development (OBD) identifies and disseminates key information regarding prospective clients and business opportunities. OBD staff also support proposal preparation, maintain a proposal database, and coordinate proposal process improvements across NORC.


The responsibilities of the MRA include understanding the needs for professional research, data management, and technical assistance services of governments, foundations, and other entities. The MRA supports business development efforts by working with research teams and individual researchers to assess needs; using public information sources to research existing and new leads; assessing NORCs prior project work and proposal writing for relevance to new opportunities; supporting the business development team in gathering, analyzing, and reporting market intelligence and business development information; writing proposal sections or other documents as needed, including completing proposal forms and registrations.

  • Bachelors Degree from an accredited college/university.
  • At least 2 years of relevant experience in market research or in other areas of NORC activity
  • Demonstrated ability to lead projects independently from start to finish and provide insight
  • Ability to contribute insight to discussions based on independent research across varying topic areas
  • Ability to put together detailed research reports and presentations based on data, identifying specific insights, and providing recommendations
  • Ability to effectively interact with colleagues and communicate effectively across teams
  • Ability to analyze and synthesize large quantities of information using business intelligence tools
  • Ability to synthesize information and use strong communication skills when presenting the results
  • Possess strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Strong computer skills are essential. Experience with Salesforce, Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, SharePoint, Tableau, and Adobe Creative Suite programs is desirable but not required.

The pay range for this position is $53,000 - $80,000.

This position is classified as regular. Regular staff are eligible for NORCs comprehensive benefits program. Benefits include, but are not limited to:

  • Generously subsidized health insurance, effective on the first day of employment

  • Dental and vision insurance

  • A defined contribution retirement program, along with a separate voluntary 403(b) retirement program

  • Group life insurance, long-term and short-term disability insurance

  • Benefits that promote work/life balance, including generous paid time off, holidays; paid parental leave, bereavement leave, tuition assistance, and an Employee Assistance Program (EAP).

NORCs Approach to Equity and Transparency

Pay and benefits transparency helps to reduce wage gaps. As part of our commitment to pay equity and salary transparency, NORC includes a salary range for each job opening along with information about eligible benefit offerings. At NORC, we take a comprehensive approach to setting salary ranges and reviewing raises and promotions, which is overseen by a formal Salary Review Committee (SRC).


NORC at the University of Chicago is an objective, non-partisan research institution that delivers reliable data and rigorous analysis to guide critical programmatic, business, and policy decisions. Since 1941, our teams have conducted groundbreaking studies, created and applied innovative methods and tools, and advanced principles of scientific integrity and collaboration. Today, government, corporate, and nonprofit clients around the world partner with us to transform increasingly complex information into useful knowledge.


For over 80 years, NORC has evolved in many ways, moving the needle with research methods, technical applications and groundbreaking research findings. But our tradition of excellence, passion for innovation, and commitment to collegiality have remained constant components of who we are as a brand, and who each of us is as a member of the NORC team. With world-class benefits, a business casual environment, and an emphasis on continuous learning, NORC is a place where people join for the stellar research and analysis work for which were known, and stay for the relationships they form with their colleagues who take pride in the impact their work is making on a global scale.


NORC is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer that values and actively seeks diversity in the workforce. NORC evaluates qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, status as a protected veteran, sexual orientation, gender identity, and other legally protected characteristics.