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The National Association for Business Economics (NABE) seeks an Associate Director, Economic Surveys and Programs to play a central role in designing and delivering our many of our most mission-critical offerings.

Founded in 1959, NABE is the premier professional association for business economists and others who use economics in the workplace. Despite the recent limitations of the COVID-19 pandemic, the NABE community is thriving, and membership recently reached a 20-year high. Join our growing team!

The Associate Director will oversee NABE’s economic surveys and assist in the planning and execution of webinars and conference sessions on key topics at the nexus of business, economics, and policy. The Associate Director reports to the Executive Director and engages frequently with the NABE Board of Directors and board-level committees which includes many of the nation’s leading corporate economists.

The Associate Director manages NABE’s member-driven survey research committees and leads our survey team which includes our press officer, copy editor, research firm, and graphic designer. The Associate Director facilitates the survey process from start to finish including questionnaire design, data collection, and public dissemination of NABE’s Outlook Survey, Business Conditions Survey, Policy Survey, and Salary Survey. NABE’s surveys are highly anticipated by markets and frequently referenced by media and, as such, it is critical that they are relevant, accurate, and remain embargoed until official release times.

The Associate Director also plays an important role in NABE’s six annual economics conferences and frequent webinars, assisting member-driven committees with speaker recruitment and coordination and in the planning and production of the events and sessions. Speakers at NABE events include Federal Reserve and White House officials, Fortune 500 CEOs and business leaders, and prominent economists from business, academia, and think tanks.

Tasks include:

Coordinate NABE Outlook, Business Conditions, Policy, and Salary Surveys.
Collaborate with survey chairs and committees to finalize survey questionnaires for placement on the Survey Monkey platform. Circulate survey to respondents, follow up to ensure solid response.
Oversee production of charts/tables by research firm, distribute tables to committee members for analysis, collaborate with designer to finalize report for public/press distribution, field data requests.
Facilitate planning and execution of NABE’s periodic Zoom-based webinars, including pre-planning, speaker orientation, and event management.
Assist Executive Director and conference planning committees with speaker recruitment and pre-conference planning and orientation.
Join the rest of the NABE team for our all-hands execution of conferences and events (These are actually pretty fun!).
About NABE:

With more than 3,000 members and 41 chapters worldwide, the National Association for Business Economics (NABE) is the premier professional association for business economists and others who use economics in the workplace. NABE’s mission is to promote the practice of economics, and our offerings — including conferences, surveys, webinars, journal, career services, and continuing education — are designed to connect business economists to one another and to new ideas, and to deliver the tools and skills that they need to perform their jobs. NABE is a Washington, D.C.-based 501(c)(6) non-profit organization and is affiliated with the NABE Foundation, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization which offers education and training and oversees the NABE Scholars program to promote diversity and inclusion in the economics profession.

Other information:

The NABE staff is currently 100% remote, but we look forward to a gradual and safe return to the office as health conditions allow.
Some travel is required.
NABE offers a competitive benefits package including health and life insurance, annual performance bonus, 401(k) retirement match, paid time off, and telephone/commuter stipends.
NABE is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Salary is flexible, and commensurate with experience
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