Associate Content Director- K12 Practice Area

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Associate Content Director- K12

Hanover Research

Arlington, VA

Remote Opportunity #Remote #LI- Remote 

The Role
The Associate Content Director (ACD) supports Content Directors (CDs) with client and research management.  As such, the position requires client management, project management, and overall research skill. We are seeking highly-motivated applicants with the right combination of research and project management experience, preferably within the education sector. A successful candidate will be interested in making a long-term contribution to a growing organization. This position will report directly to a practice area specific Content Director. This role offers an optional development path to the Content Director role.  


  • Complete fast turnaround requests (e.g., project updates, executive summaries, capstones, scopes, RAP development) 
  • Edit projects and draft client delivery emails  
  • Complete average to difficult generalist research projects (on internally extended timelines)
  • Fully manage a small number of research projects (e.g., up to 2-3 projects concurrently) on behalf of CDs – beginning with generalist projects and eventually managing survey, qualitative, and quantitative research projects
  • Support CDs with parts of more complicated or multi-phase research projects (e.g., make survey updates, oversee survey fielding, draft warm outreach and invitation emails for qual or survey projects)
  • Shadow partner calls (ideally becoming actively involved with a few specific clients)
  • Assist with post-call tasks (e.g., pulling library reports, drafting SOWs, logging projects, general follow up, initial project scoping, mapping out how to tackle multi-phase research projects) 
  • Provide back-up coverage for CDs (for specific clients or projects) when CDs are out of office. Eventually aim for managing up to 10 clients when CDs are out of office for more than three consecutive days.
  • Provide researchers with guidance and constructive feedback on assigned projects
  • Act as a mentor and coach to research staff


  1. Self-motivated 
  2. Collaborative 
  3. Able to work well independently 
  4. Attentive to detail 
  5. Able 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) 
  6. Thrives in a fast-paced work environment 
  7. Excellent organizational skills
  8. Willingness to progress beyond initial training by taking the initiative to learn on the job
  9. Strong interpersonal skills and able to communicate clearly upward and downward
  10. Able to meet deadlines 
  11. Demonstrable problem-solving skills
  12. High comfort level with Microsoft Office applications, such as MS PowerPoint, MS Word, and MS Excel

This is an early career management role. Candidates should have 2 to 5 years of research experience and limited client management experience. 


USA Remote 

Office is located in Arlington, VA
#Remote #LI-Remote 


  • Starting at 18+ days Paid Time Off
  • 11 observed holidays, including Juneteenth and Indigenous People Day and an additional 3 floating days in a calendar year (14 in total)
  • 401(K) employer matching program
  • Comprehensive health and dental benefits package
  • Health and wellness packages with discounts to local gym
  • Annual company-wide day of service and monthly events partnering with local organizations such as KidPower, Martha’s Kitchen, DC SPCA
  • Community service opportunities
  • Unlimited snacks and beverages (when the office opens again) 

How to Apply:
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:

About Hanover Research:

Founded in 2003, Hanover Research is a global research and analytics firm that delivers market intelligence through a unique, fixed-fee model to more than 1,000 clients. Headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, Hanover employs high-caliber market researchers, analysts, and account executives to provide a service that is revolutionary in its combination of flexibility and affordability. Hanover was named a Top 50 Market Research Firm by the American Marketing Association from 2015 to 2021. To learn more about Hanover Research, visit

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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