Senior Research Associate, Higher Education

Location : Location US-Remote
ID
2023-1264
Category
Research

Overview

Hanover Research - Senior Research Associate, Higher Education

Arlington, VA

Remote Opportunity 
 
As a Senior Research Associate on the generalist research team, you will work on a wide range of research topics. Common project types include new academic program market analyses, best practices reports, environmental scans, and competitive benchmarking analyses. The Research Associate works under the guidance of Research Directors and other senior research staff to execute individual projects for Higher Education clients. This position will report to the practice area specific Senior Director .

Responsibilities

  • Conduct secondary research to address research questions related to key topics in Higher Education
  • Analyze and synthesize publicly available data and secondary source materials to:
    • Draw key insights from the literature and relevant content
    • Make actionable recommendations to decision-makers
  • Write client-ready reports and create other types of deliverables (e.g., presentations, infographics, data supplements) to communicate findings to different audiences (e.g., senior higher education administrators and board members, faculty members, community members)
  • Independently manage different phases of the project lifecycle (i.e., research, analysis and synthesis, and creating a polished deliverable) with guidance from a Research Director
  • Offers potential solutions to overcome research challenges 
  • Applies a sophisticated filter to assess critically the validity of potential sources  
  • Produces reports with high quality analysis and relevant insights consistently
  • Demonstrates interest/desire to solve complex research questions
  • Writes with sophisticated use of language (i.e., varied word choice and sentence structure) and a clear analytical voice
  • Determines best visual aid/graphics for use in projects and produces complex tables and graphs
  • Able to synthesize the results from multiple analyses into one logical story
  • Creates, clean, client-ready deliverables with moderate guidance
  • Balances work on more than one project at a time (e.g., also conducts primary research), with CD/PL guidance
  • Can serve as a Project Lead for project types in which the associate has excelled

Qualifications

Attributes

  • Self-motivated
  • Ability to work quickly and independently
  • Detail-oriented
  • Ability to take ownership of projects from the beginning (i.e., developing a research strategy) to middle (i.e., conducting research) to end (i.e., creating a polished deliverable)
  • Thrives in a fast-paced environment
  • Able to meet deadlines
  • Intellectually curious
  • Motivated to assume increasing levels of responsibility
  • Interested in Higher Education topics and helping Hanover’s Higher Education clients make important, research-driven decisions

 

Skills & Experience
Required

  • Experience conducting research, preferably market research or social science research, in a professional or academic setting and the ability to:
    • Strategize
    • Think creatively
    • Problem-solve or course-correct
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Proven ability to closely proofread/self-edit own work
  • Ability to succinctly and effectively synthesize content and pull out key insights
  • Proficient user of Microsoft Office Suite (PowerPoint, Excel, Word, and Outlook)

Preferred

  • Familiarity with higher education and higher education databases (e.g., IPEDS)
  • Experience writing for business/non-academic audiences

Education Requirement
A bachelor’s degree in English, Economics, Journalism, History, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, or a related discipline is preferred, though candidates with relevant experience and who hold other degrees will be considered. Master’s degree preferred.
 
Experience Requirement
1 - 3 years of business or academic experience conducting research or professional writing. Applied market research experience is preferred.

 

Location 

USA Remote  

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

 

Benefits 

  • Starting at 18+ days Paid Time Off 
  • 14 paid holidays including Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Juneteenth, Indigenous People’s Day, and personal holidays 
  • 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) 

 

Compensation  

Hanover Research strives to create compensation and benefits programs that are competitive, equitable and fair.  The compensation range for this role at the company is $49,500 - $69,300. Please note that the base salary offered is contingent on the candidate’s job-related knowledge, skills, and experience.  Our base pay range is determined by the role and the market.  

 

Hanover believes in supporting our team’s overall well-being now and in the future. We provide retirement benefits and 401K matching to help you plan ahead, wellness benefits to keep you healthy, medical coverage to lift you up if you or your dependents get sick, and paid time away to rejuvenate. You can learn more about our benefits on our Hanover Research Careers page or please talk to your Recruiter to learn more. 

 
How to Apply 
If you are interested in the prospect of working for a dynamic, growing company, we encourage you to submit your resume, and a relevant professional writing sample (consisting of no more than 8 pages on an education or business related topic preferably).

 

Hanover strives to be accessible to all users and job seekers. If you are a qualified individual with a disability and need assistance in accessing our website or completing a job application, please contact Hanover Research at 202-559-0050 or via email peoplesupport@hanoverresearch.com All information you provide will be kept confidential and will be used only to the extent required to provide needed reasonable accommodation.    

 
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 www.hanoverresearch.com 

 

Hanover Values 

  • Business Building – We build our business quickly and intelligently and we help our clients do the same 
  • Thought Leadership and Innovation – We strive constantly to deliver better information in a better way 
  • Service – To our clients and our community, service is our guiding principle 
  • Leadership and Mentorship – Our talent is our greatest asset, and we hope to help our people be their best 
  • Firm Citizenship – We are optimists who believe there are endless possibilities for our company and ourselves 

 

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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