Specialist, Survey Design (Education Practices)
Hanover Research - Washington, DC

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Hanover Research - Specialist, Survey Design (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.

Hanover Research is actively recruiting an experienced Specialist, Survey Design (Education Practices) for our Washington, D.C. office. This individual will work closely with Content Directors and partners in the education sphere to design surveys that deliver actionable content addressing various market research questions within our education practice areas. The ideal candidate will draw upon powerful logical thinking skills and advanced proficiency with survey technology to design survey instruments focused towards a target audience with extreme accuracy. 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.

Location: Washington, D.C.

Primary responsibilities will include the following:
? Develop survey instruments that deliver actionable content to address partners' research questions;

? Create high quality, customized surveys that require little to no editing time;

? Write survey questions that are grammatically correct and logically consistent to generate pertinent information in an efficient manner;

? Program surveys into one of Hanover Research's platforms;

? Tailor survey language to appeal to diverse audiences;

? Create "gold standard" survey templates as reference tools;

? Other survey special projects as needed;

The following skills and attributes are highly desired:
? Proven academic achievement;

? Ability to take ownership of assigned project from start to finish;

? Interest in taking on management responsibilities as the survey team grows;

? Ability to work quickly and independently with minimal guidance or oversight;

? Willingness to tackle complex, often unfamiliar research requests;

? Strong command of the English language and demonstrated writing skills;

? Proven ability to make quick and informed decisions under very tight deadlines;

? An extremely strong and demonstrable work ethic;

? Familiarity designing surveys that address a range of K-12 student audiences;

? Applied experience designing surveys within the education space;

? Experience communicating survey questions and logistics to address client questions;

? Strong technical experience applying CSS and HTML methodology;

? Comfort level with Qualtrics and SurveyGizmo survey platforms;

? Expertise in survey design and survey sample development;

? Experience in an undergraduate or graduate research role (institutional research, assessment, etc.) is preferred.

Minimum Education Required:
A Bachelor's degree in Economics, Business, Psychology, Sociology, Statistics, Mathematics, or a related discipline is preferred. Professional or Academic Survey Design Credentials Highly Preferred.

Minimum Experience:
5-7 years of professional experience specializing in survey design, preferably within the education sector.

If you feel that you meet these qualifications, please apply online at:


Please include a resume, detailed cover letter outlining your experience, and two (2) examples of survey instruments (that you have been responsible for as the primary designer) in a Word or PDF document.

Applicants failing to include a cover letter AND survey 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.