Project Manager


Business and Economic Research


Supervise and prepare research projects.


Supervise, prepare and collaborate in the different tourism and business research phases. Conduct grant searches and write proposals. Perform statistical analysis and tabulation. Update and maintain procedures for economic impact analysis and prepare economic impact reports. Monitor changes in tax and multipliers for areas of interest. Produce research reports and present results if required. Collect external information including hotel, travel and other tourism indicators to validate and compare with survey results. Estimate the visitor spending impact and profile. Maintain computer models and databases to present economic indicators for the area; monitor local economic current events. Arrange surveying plans for the different events. Write and maintain online surveys. Monitor and perform data collection and data entry, Prepare profile summary reports. Provide timely and thorough reports to the Dean on all ongoing projects. Supervise and ensure the completion of special projects submitted by the Dean. Assist with the preparation of the monthly schedule for the intercept surveyors. Update and check accuracy of online surveys, phone surveys and hotel surveys. Monitor the number of responses for each source on a regular basis. Prepare a database with the responses from the online surveys along with the data collected from festivals and other events throughout the year. Develop and maintain a statistical software syntax to maintain methodological consistency. Maintain historical records of results. Produce materials for publication and present the results. Collect tourism indicators for the different areas throughout the state including hotel, travel, casino, employment, economic growth and visitation. Determine current and future estimates of the total number of visitors and their spending. Forecast employment and the number of hotel rooms sold, including those for conventions, and airport passengers for all regions in Louisiana. Determine current and future estimates of the taxes paid by visitors to the state of Louisiana. Produce materials for publication. Prepare the UNO Metropolitan Report. Supervise personnel working on project deadlines. Manage the reporting and deadline for multiple projects. Create an annual schedule of deadlines. Supervise and train student assistants as required. Collaborate with Hospitality Research Center (HRC) partners. Attend meetings with organizations, clients and media as required. Establish working relationships with prospective and current clients. Travel as required to network with researchers and receive training in new statistical software and relevant state-of-art methodologies. Other duties as required to facilitate office operation and administration.


Master’s Degree in business, economics, mathematics, or related discipline or Bachelor’s Degree with at least 3 years of relevant work experience. Background developing and conducting research in tourism, business, economics or related field. Experience managing large databases using Access programming. Knowledge of statistical applications for research in tourism, business, economics, or related discipline and experience utilizing statistical software packages, specifically SPSS. Strong computer skills, including publishing/editing Word, advance Excel spreadsheet applications –specifically macros, creation of presentations, and use of graphics in all computer applications. Excellent organizational skills, professional written and oral presentation skills. Flexibility, attention to detail, ability to work with research team under tight deadlines, and willingness to learn.


Strong mathematical training and skills. Knowledge of applied economics and federal and state data concepts, sources and uses. Experience using SAS.


Commensurate with qualifications and experience.




To assure full consideration, please apply by May 28, 2018. Position will remain open until filled.




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