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Senior Research Analyst -- Education Market Research

Location: Arlington, VA
Date Posted: 05-11-2017
Senior Research Analyst—Education Practice Area
Hanover Research
 
The Role
The Senior Research Analyst will be responsible for the production of research reports and strategic briefings on an extremely wide variety of topics for our Higher Education or K-12 School District clients. This position allows for the swift development and refinement of a comprehensive set of primary and secondary research skills and provides the opportunity to develop a relationship with a rapidly-growing enterprise. We expect all employees to be intellectually curious, ambitious, and interested in assuming increasing levels of responsibility. This is a senior-level research position requiring both strong qualitative and quantitative research skills. We are seeking talented, highly-motivated applicants with the right combination of research and project management experience, preferably within the education sector.  Successful candidates will be interested in making a long-term contribution to a growing organization. This position will report to the practice area specific Managing Content Director.

About Hanover
 Hanover Research is a global research and analytics firm that provides high quality, custom research through an annual, fixed-fee model for clients in the corporate, education, and healthcare sectors.  Founded in 2003 and headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, Hanover employs high-caliber market researchers, analysts, and account professionals to deliver a robust service infrastructure that is revolutionary in its combination of flexibility and affordability. The core capabilities that drive Hanover’s research engine include primary research, secondary research, data analysis, and grant development. By enthusiastically fostering an environment of respect, encouragement, and support, we empower our clients and employees to seize opportunities for growth, impact, and advancement.
 
As the second fastest growing market research firm worldwide, Hanover has been recognized as a 2017 American Marketing Association Gold Top 50 Firm and Gold Global Top 50 Firm and a 2015 Washington Business Journal 50 Fastest Growing Company.

Responsibilities
  • Collaborate with Content Directors on defining project scopes for client deliverables;
  • Analyze complex research requests to provide actionable recommendations and key findings;
  • Create client-ready deliverables on a variety of education research topics with minimal guidance or oversight;
  • Manage tight deadlines to create reports requiring few edits quickly;
  • Form hypotheses and locate compelling support for arguments under very tight deadlines;
  • Collect and analyze research data from surveys and primary sources;
  • Compile online sources from relevant databases to support recommendations and insights;
  • Serve as Project Lead for Research Associates, assisting with project design and development;
  • Edit reports for content, structure, and overall clarity to ensure quality control;
  • Conduct in-depth interviews with but not  limited to: industry experts, member customers, competitors, competitor customers, or anyone relevant to our research;
  • Provide researchers with guidance and constructive feedback on assigned projects.
 
Desired Skills and Attributes
  • Strong command of primary, secondary, and quantitative methodologies and procedures;
  • Willingness to tackle complex, often unfamiliar research requests;
  • Ability to work quickly and independently with minimal guidance or oversight;
  • Ability to proofread and edit research projects while providing constructive feedback; 
  • Ability to work under pressure and multitask in a fast-paced environment;
  • Experience writing and researching for a business or professional audience;
  • Experience in an undergraduate or graduate research role (institutional research, assessment, etc.) is preferred;
  • Willingness and ability to pick up new quantitative skills and market research methodologies and apply them in new contexts;
  • Ability to accept feedback and constructive critique positively;
  • Demonstrable problem solving skills;
  • Strong command of the English language and demonstrated writing and editing skills;
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail;
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills;
  • Extremely strong and demonstrable work ethic;
  • Proven academic achievement;
  • High comfort level with Microsoft Office applications, such as MS Word, MS Excel, and MS Power Point.
 
Education Requirement
A Master’s degree in Education, Business, Economics, Psychology, Political Science, Sociology, or a related discipline is preferred, though candidates with relevant experience without a Master’s or who hold other degrees will be considered.
 
Experience Requirement
4 -6 years of full-time work experience conducting research, survey design/analysis or professional writing.  Applied market research experience is preferred.
 
Location
Arlington, VA
 
Benefits
  • Base salary
  • 401(K) employer matching program
  • Comprehensive health and dental benefits package
  • Advancement and management opportunities
  • Community service opportunities
 
If you are interested in the prospect of working for a dynamic, growing company, we encourage you to submit your cover letter, resume, and a relevant professional writing sample (consisting of no more than 8 pages on an education or business related topic preferably) at: http://hanoverresearchcareers.catsone.com/careers/

 
Hanover Research is an Equal Opportunity Employer, providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, compensation, training, promotion, transfer, leaves of absence, and termination.
 
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