Hanover Research - Content Analyst, Quantitative Research (Education Practices)
Hanover Research is a global information services firm providing knowledge support to both for-profit and non-profit organizations. Through our unique, fixed-cost model we provide customized, timely, and authoritative research and advice enabling our clients to make informed decisions, identify and seize opportunities, and heighten their effectiveness.
The Education Practices (District Administration Practice and Academy Administration Practice) of Hanover Research collaborate with education systems across the United States, partnering with K12 and Higher Education institutions such as four year public and private universities, Master's, PhD's and pre-professional programs, community colleges, and school districts of varying sizes. Hanover serves as an adjunct Institutional Research and Grants department, capable of conducting qualitative and quantitative analysis such as Prospecting Reports, Proposal Production, Program Demand and Feasibility Studies, Program Evaluations, Student Learning Outcomes, Student Retention Analysis, Surveys, and Student Response to Intervention. Our partners use Hanover to aid internal capacity and take a data-driven approach to decision-making and strategic planning.
Hanover Research is actively recruiting for our Content Analyst, Quantitative Research (Education Practices) position in our Washington, DC office.
The Content Analyst will be responsible for the production of quantitative research reports and strategic briefings on an extremely wide variety of education topics, and will gain exposure to issues facing senior executives in the numerous institutions Hanover serves. This position will allow for the swift development and refinement of a comprehensive set of market research skills and provides the opportunity to develop a relationship with a young and rapidly-growing enterprise. We expect all employees to be intellectually curious, ambitious, and interested in assuming increasing levels of responsibility. This is a mid-level research position.
Location: Washington, DC
The following skills and attributes are highly desired:
Advanced knowledge of and ability to apply econometric and statistical methods to practical research problems;
High comfort level with statistical analysis software particularly SPSS and STATA, as well as with Microsoft Office applications, such as MS Word, MS Excel, and MS Power Point;
Expertise in survey design and analysis;
Willingness and ability to pick up new quantitative skills and market research methodologies as necessary and apply them in new contexts;
Ability to take ownership of each project from start to finish;
Ability and experience training other team members in statistical and quantitative research methodologies;
An interest in taking on management responsibilities as the quantitative research team grows;
Ability to work quickly and independently with little guidance or oversight;
An extremely strong and demonstrable work ethic;
Willingness to tackle complex, often unfamiliar research requests;
Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail;
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills;
Strong command of the English language and demonstrated writing / editing skills;
Ability to work under pressure and multitask in a fast-paced environment;
Experience writing for a business / professional audience is preferred;\
Experience doing business research is preferred;
Experience in an undergraduate or graduate research role (institutional research, assessment, etc.) is preferred.
Minimum Education required:
A Master's degree in Statistics, Economics, Mathematics, or a related quantitative discipline is preferred, though candidates with advanced degrees in other disciplines with extensive quantitative coursework or professional experience will be considered.
3 - 5 years of full-time work experience conducting quantitative research or survey design/analysis.
If you feel that you meet these qualifications, please apply online at:
Please include a resume, detailed cover letter outlining your experience, and writing sample (consisting of no more than 8 pages on a research topic preferably) in a Word or PDF document.
Applicants failing to include a cover letter AND writing sample will not be considered.
Hanover Research is an Equal Opportunity Employer. While all applications will be reviewed, we regret that only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.