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Content Analyst – K12 Qualitative/Secondary

Arlington, VA · Science/Research
Content Analyst – K12 Qualitative/Secondary
The Role
The Content Analyst – K12 Qualitative/Secondary will support our K12 school district clients by completing research projects utilizing both secondary and qualitative methodologies. Qualitative research work will include the design, development, completion, and analysis of qualitative research projects, with a focus on in-depth interview (IDI) studies. For IDI studies, the Content Analyst will be responsible for developing contact lists, designing interview guides, scheduling and conducting interviews, completing qualitative analysis, and writing reports for clients. The Content Analyst will also support secondary research projects requested by K12 clients as needed. Secondary projects may include literature reviews, policy and research briefs, and best practice and peer benchmarking reports. Some projects may involve components of both qualitative and secondary research.
Staff in this position are expected to manage multiple projects and tasks at various stages at once. This includes managing all logistical aspects of IDI studies (e.g., participant recruitment, record keeping, distribution of incentives) to ensure that client deadlines are met. The work will allow for the swift development and refinement of a comprehensive set of research skills and processes to support our K12 clients.
This position will also include opportunities to manage and support the work of junior research staff on individual projects through project scoping and outlining, source identification, methodology creation, and project editing. Additionally, the Content Analyst may join calls with current clients to assist with project scoping and planning. This position will report to a senior member of the K12 Research team.   
Responsibilities
  • Conduct qualitative research studies, with a focus on in-depth interviews, to provide clients with actionable recommendations and key findings
  • Analyze and synthesize literature and secondary research to provide clients with actionable recommendations and key findings
  • Effectively manage all phases of a research project life cycle (i.e., research, analysis, synthesis, writing, and editing) to meet client deadlines
  • Create client-ready deliverables on a variety of K12 qualitative and secondary projects that require minimal editing
  • Advise and train junior researchers on discrete research projects

Required and Preferred Experience
Required:
  • Experience conducting social science research in a professional or academic setting, such as experience collecting and analyzing data, completing survey analysis, conducting evaluations, and creating professional reports and deliverables. 
  • Experience developing and completing qualitative research studies, including those using in-depth interview (IDI) methodologies

Preferred:
  • Experience conducting applied K12 education research or evaluation
  • Experience writing for professional, business, or non-academic audiences
  • Knowledge of K-12 education policies, practices, and research 


Skills and Attributes
  • Excellent research, writing, and project management skills
  • Ability to work well both independently and collaboratively with team members
  • Ability to take ownership of projects from beginning (i.e., developing a research strategy) to middle (i.e., conducting research) to end (i.e., creating a polished deliverable)
  • Willingness to tackle complex, often unfamiliar research requests
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple short and long-term projects in order to meet deadlines
  • Ability to proofread and edit research projects completed by self and others
  • Ability to guide and coach others on research projects
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • High comfort level with Microsoft Office applications, such as MS Word, MS Excel, and MS Power Point
  • Experience using qualitative research analysis tools or software


Education Requirement
  • A bachelor’s degree in education, business, economics, psychology, political science, sociology, or a related social science discipline is preferred, though candidates with relevant experience and who hold other degrees will be considered.

Location
  • Arlington, VA or Remote

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.


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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