Director of Research
Charlotte Center City Partners
|Job at a Glance|
|Job Level||Mid II (4-8 years)|
|Salary Range||$45,000 - $55,000|
Charlotte Center City Partners (CCCP) envisions and implements strategies and actions to drive the economic, social and cultural development of Charlotte’s urban core. The CCCP Director of Research leads the in-house research effort to provide the most up-to-date information about Center City. Through a combination of primary and secondary sources and methods, she or he is responsible for developing and analyzing research necessary to support the organization’s mission and goals.
The Director of Research is responsible for managing economic and demographic data for Center City Charlotte, conducting custom research upon request and for identifying, analyzing, organizing, presenting, and graphically communicating information to support the agency’s initiatives. The Director of Research collaborates and strengthens relationships with partner organizations and stakeholders. Reporting to the Senior Vice President of Planning and Development, specific responsibilities and activities may include:
• Tracking housing, retail & office growth
• Collecting data and conducting surveys to inform transportation, parking, and transit efforts
• Analyzing census data as it pertains to the Center City
• Updating retail, office, and business occupancy databases
• Tracking local and national trends in support of business recruitment and retention efforts.
• Collecting and analyzing information related to special events and the hospitality industry
• Tracking and analyzing events in Center City Charlotte with national comparisons
• Developing and maintaining methods (via print, digital, and graphic presentations) to best communicate data and statistics including but not limited to:
o Producing the annual State of the Center City Report and assisting in organizing the annual State of the Center City event
o Maintaining the Center City Development Report
o Maintaining data, statistics and related reports on the CCCP website.
Requirements & Qualifications
3 - 5 years of research experience is required, real estate or planning research experience preferred
Bachelor’s degree in planning, economics, geography, public policy or related field Master’s degree preferred) with exposure to research methodology, statistics and analytical writing
ARC GIS strongly preferred
Microsoft and Adobe Suite software knowledge are strongly preferred, including but not limited to Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint and Adobe InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop.
Basic understanding of real estate markets
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Project Management experience preferred