Forbes Career Opportunity: Research Analyst, Insights

F orbes Insights is currently seeking a Senior Research Analyst to assist in interpreting data, formulating reports and other day-to-day tasks focused on executive thought leadership and research programs.

The Senior Research Analyst will have the opportunity to work across all phases of the research process, from quantitative and qualitative research design, fieldwork, and analysis and publication. This role offers a lot of opportunity for hands-on work, innovative thinking and autonomy, as well as the experience of working together on growing team.

Job responsibilities include:

  • Supporting research design efforts and survey authoring
  • Survey programming and analysis of survey data
  • Monitoring data acquisition and producing field reports
  • Preparing data reports from survey platform
  • Building presentations based on survey results
  • Fact-checking research and reports
  • Conducting additional data analyses using traditional and advanced methods

 

Requirements/Preferences:

  • Strong analytic and critical thinking skills
  • 2-3+ years relevant research experience
  • Ability to work under tight deadlines and manage multiple projects at once
  • Some survey programming experience (i.e. Qualtrics, Confirmit)
  • Data visualization experience (i.e. Tableau)
  • Expertise with Excel, PowerPoint, and Word
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred

 

To apply, click here.

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Forbes Media is a global media, branding and technology company, with a focus on news and information about business, investing, technology, entrepreneurship, leadership and affluent lifestyles. The company publishes Forbes and Forbes Asia, as well as Forbes.com. The Forbes brand today reaches more than 98 million people worldwide with its business message each month through its magazines and 38 licensed local editions around the globe, Forbes.com, TV, conferences, research, social and mobile platforms. Forbes Media’s brand extensions include conferences, real estate, education, financial services, and technology license agreements.

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Forbes Career Opportunity: Research Analyst, Insights

F orbes Insights is currently seeking a Senior Research Analyst to assist in interpreting data, formulating reports and other day-to-day tasks focused on executive thought leadership and research programs.

The Senior Research Analyst will have the opportunity to work across all phases of the research process, from quantitative and qualitative research design, fieldwork, and analysis and publication. This role offers a lot of opportunity for hands-on work, innovative thinking and autonomy, as well as the experience of working together on growing team.

Job responsibilities include:

  • Supporting research design efforts and survey authoring
  • Survey programming and analysis of survey data
  • Monitoring data acquisition and producing field reports
  • Preparing data reports from survey platform
  • Building presentations based on survey results
  • Fact-checking research and reports
  • Conducting additional data analyses using traditional and advanced methods

 

Requirements/Preferences:

  • Strong analytic and critical thinking skills
  • 2-3+ years relevant research experience
  • Ability to work under tight deadlines and manage multiple projects at once
  • Some survey programming experience (i.e. Qualtrics, Confirmit)
  • Data visualization experience (i.e. Tableau)
  • Expertise with Excel, PowerPoint, and Word
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred

To apply, click here.

To view all opportunities, click here.

Forbes Media is a global media, branding and technology company, with a focus on news and information about business, investing, technology, entrepreneurship, leadership and affluent lifestyles. The company publishes Forbes and Forbes Asia, as well as Forbes.com. The Forbes brand today reaches more than 98 million people worldwide with its business message each month through its magazines and 38 licensed local editions around the globe, Forbes.com, TV, conferences, research, social and mobile platforms. Forbes Media’s brand extensions include conferences, real estate, education, financial services, and technology license agreements.

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Opportunity Fund Targets Minority Businesses, Loans More Than $60 Million in 2016

Small Business Opportunity Fund Loans Targets Minority Businesses, Loans More Than $60 Million in 2016

Small businesses in California that can’t access capital through traditional lenders have another option. Opportunity Fund is an organization that provides microloans to small businesses. Since it was founded in 1994, the organization has loaned more than $164 million to more than 5,500 businesses.

And in its 2016 fiscal year, Opportunity Fund provided over $60 million in loans, with a special focus on helping minority owned businesses, though that is not a requirement to obtain funding.

Small Business Opportunity Fund Loans

Anna Suarez, Small Business Marketing Director for Opportunity Fund said in an email interview with Small Business Trends, “Opportunity Fund’s philosophy is that small amounts of money and financial advice can help people make permanent and lasting change in their own lives, driving economic mobility and building stronger communities.”

David Anderson is one entrepreneur who has taken advantage of Opportunity Fund’s microloans. Anderson is the owner of Sage & Company, a business that sells household items like mops and cleaning equipment at events.

Anderson said in a phone interview with Small Business Trends, “When the recession hit, everything changed. The distribution channels like home shows where I sold products wouldn’t bring in as many people, but costs remained high. So it was difficult to keep up with inventory and other costs.”

So when Anderson heard about Opportunity Fund, he applied for a small loan and used it to build up his inventory so that he could have a more reliable supply of products.

Anderson also appreciated the ability to access a small amount of money. In the past, when he had tried to work with larger financial institutions, he said he actually had a more difficult time securing a small loan from banks that normally work in larger amounts. Opportunity Fund’s median loan size is $18,000.

And for some small businesses, securing any amount of money from traditional banks or lending institutions can be difficult or even impossible. But to work with Opportunity Fund, businesses just need to be located in California and be in business for at least a year with credit that is currently on time. Even if you have past credit issues or no credit history, Opportunity Fund will consider your loan.

Suarez says, “Most Opportunity Fund borrowers are unable to obtain funding from traditional financial institutions, so they seek an Opportunity Fund loan due to our specialization in affordable and responsible small business microloans and our understanding of their circumstances from having worked with thousands of similar borrowers.”

Image: Anderson with a customer at a home show

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Window of Opportunity to Submit Feedback on ESSA to Close Soon

Window of Opportunity to Submit Feedback on ESSA to Close Soon

Educators and organizations alike have until May 25, 2016 to submit feedback to the U.S. Department of Education regarding how it should provide guidance and assistance to states under the new education legislation- the Every Student Succeeds Act. The ED said on its website: “We invite you to share your thoughts, comments, and suggestions on areas or specific new requirements of the ESSA that you think would benefit from such guidance.” “For example, ED seeks input on: ways to expand early learning; strategies to recruit, develop, and retain teachers and leaders (Title II); clarification of fiscal requirements; student support services (Title IV); and other areas where state and local agencies could benefit from additional guidance. In addition, ED plans on developing guidance regarding students in foster care, homeless children and youth, and English Learners (Title III).” Providing feedback is as simple as e-mailing ED at [email protected] with simply the feedback and the sender’s name/affiliated organization. ASCD Is one of the many organizations that has sent its comments to the department and is asking educators in its network to do the same. In its feedback, ASCD urges ED to provide guidance to states on how to best use “Title II dollars be spent on professional development and not on other, unrelated activities in the law.” ” Educators and other school personnel need the maximum resources available for ongoing learning opportunities to enhance their practice and help students reach their full potential.” It is also urged the department to emphasize that educator evaluation systems should be based on multiple components aside from student achievement, a move made especially important because Title II funds are based partly on evaluation scores. Finally, ASCD asks the department to “highlight example tools or surveys for districts that have to undertake a needs assessment for the Student Support and Academic Enrichment Grants. Needs assessment requirements should be flexible to allow districts to use or design evaluations that fit their unique communities best.” ASCD is asking educators in its network to submit similar comments to the department. The department will then use the feedback to clarify how it will interpret the law as it goes into effect this August.