Associate, Research

The Northeast Ohio Region
Date Posted:  April 4, 2023
Closing Date:  May 19, 2023


Provides economic development and research assistance to internal and external clients, economic development organizations, state, county, and local government entities as well as not-for-profit, for-profit and project clients. Participates in project strategies, planning, development, coordination, and management. Performs a variety of administrative duties, data-related analyses, and provides data-specific insights related to project management and tracking. Interacts professionally with all internal and external customers using strong customer service skills.

Key Responsibilities
Project and Partner Related Research
o Assist with analytical work for active client projects with project team members. Provide data and presentation materials and actively participate in client presentations, as appropriate.
Analyze, Interpret and Present Data
o Gather business and industry intelligence by utilizing a variety databases and tools (, EMSI,, Burning Glass, etc.)
o Collect, organize, analyze & interpret a variety of data sets
Data Proficiencies
o Demonstrated competency with Microsoft Excel and other software packages and research tools similar to GIS/mapping (e.g. ArcGIS), and online data and information gathering tools.
o Familiarity with public data sources such as U.S. Census, BLS, IPEDS, etc. 2
o Experience cleaning, analyzing, and summarizing data from large datasets using R or a similar coding language
o Familiarity with Emsi/Burning Glass, now Lightcast, is a plus.

Other Expectations
o Contribute to data collection, analysis, and narrative of key Team NEO strategic publications, including Aligning Opportunities and Misaligned Opportunities
o Assists in the development of targeted industry research strategies; help ensure effective integration of research function, learn research tools, best practices and collaborate as a team
o Provides CRM System input and reporting (Salesforce skills preferred)
o Proactively seek partner input/feedback as it relates to industry and research development.
o Complete special projects as assigned – this will be a large function of the research role

Interested candidates should send an electronic expression of interest and a resume to:

Laura Hudak
VP of Finance and Administration Team NEO