The Research Associate supports the Society’s knowledge generation, analysis, management, and dissemination for a variety of research initiatives (e.g. surveys, white papers/reports, environmental scans, industry and economic trends, and case studies,)
As a member of the Research and Knowledge Management Department, this position supports the team in the following areas:
Industry economic trend and data, market sector trends and economic data, and business performance data
Statistics, knowledge community resources, and research demonstrating the impact of design.
Evidence-based research support to demonstrate that design impacts lives and advances the practice of interior design.
Primary research to gauge member and nonmember needs to drive internal strategy, drive membership acquisition/retention and support brand/marketing messages.
Produce an annual "State of the Industry" report that, as the “go to resource” informs the broader community and elevates the ASID Brand
Monitor, source, distill and disseminate industry data, news and research
Build knowledge community for all sectors and disciplines within the industry using data, research, editorial content and web or e-communications distribution.
Make recommendations for content integration and packaging of content for website, editorial content, blog posts and other communications channels
Develop and/or assist in market research projects and member surveys that provide insight into ASID customer demographics/perceptions and target audiences
Propose and implement research projects related to the business of interior design and practice of interior design
Develop a salary survey and other related business tools for ASID members
Analyze economic, performance, and survey data for various research projects
Create data visualizations for enhanced research translation
Analyze transactional, financial and digital data and build predictive models (e.g. customer lifetime value, member retention etc.) to expand the ASID community
Bachelor’s degree in business, economics, statistics or Master’s degree in interior design, architecture, or other social science.
3-5 years of experience with an industry related to the built environment (i.e., interior design, architecture, facility management, construction, etc.) is a plus.
Familiarity with research principles/practices, both qualitative and quantitative methodologies, and survey techniques
Ability to distill information and data to easily consumable content
Experience with Tableau or other data visualization tools preferred but not required
Excellent verbal and written communication skills; ability to develop speeches, and graphics for use by ASID Leadership to present knowledge and research
Strong analytic and critical thinking skills
Must be highly proficient in databases, PowerPoint, Excel and Word
Experience with a statistical software package such as SPSS, SAS and/or R preferred but not required
Ability to work within teams and across teams, on multiple projects simultaneously, sometimes with timeframes and in an ethically and responsible manner
The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) is a community of professionals who believe in the power of interior design to improve the human experience. With more than more than 24,000 members, we serve to unite people who share our belief and seek collaboration with those working to promote the value of interior design through networking, knowledge and information sharing, education and training, business support and advocacy.