Senior Analyst, Research in Washington, DC

$80K - $100K(Ladders Estimates)

Royall & Company   •  

Washington, DC 20001

Industry: Business Services


Less than 5 years

Posted 55 days ago

The Role in Brief:

Senior Research Analyst

EAB's research programs offer strategic guidance at scale: we help college and university executives make progress on their most pressing issues. Senior Research Analysts work on research products that drive clients' most financially and/or mission-consequential decisions. EAB research helps clients educate stakeholders on campus, make research-informed decisions, and speed the implementation of recommended practices.

As a Senior Research Analyst, you will support long-term research projects, manage research processes, and create compelling client-facing deliverables. You will use excellent written and oral communication skills to communicate advice to clients through presentations, written and data-driven deliverables, and phone consultations.

This role is based in Washington D.C. This position may require occasional travel (10-20%) to client college and university campuses.

Primary Responsibilities:


  • Independently lead in-depth interviews with education executives and write succinct and organized interview notes to communicate key learnings
  • Conduct qualitative and quantitative analyses (lit reviews, interviews, data analysis, etc.), interpret findings for team members, and pull out meaningful conclusions to larger research questions
  • Contribute to research studies that synthesize complex ideas into actionable advice for clients

Project Manager

  • Manage research processes on time (e.g., identifying and scheduling interviews, completing data analysis, creating member presentations, etc.)
  • Meet deadlines to deliver high-quality internal and external project deliverables on time
  • Collaborate with firm partners to manage internal processes related to client-facing events, deliverable production, web publishing, etc.

Communication and Delivery

  • Write and edit clear internal and external deliverables, including emails, blog posts, insight pieces, white papers, benchmarking reports, interview notes, lit reviews, and other research documents
  • Independently storyboard member-facing presentations to communicate research findings and use feedback from managers to improve final deliverables
  • Communicate ideas clearly and logically using executive-focused language, tone, and channel through written deliverables, webinars, and presentations

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree, with an excellent academic record
  • 2+ years of experience or a Master's degree
  • Experience with at least two of the following:

- Management or strategy consulting

- K-12 or higher education

- Project or event management

- Long-term and/or primary and secondary research

- Creating client-facing written and/or data-based deliverables

Ideal Qualifications:

  • MBA or Master's degree
  • Experience working with education issues in a consulting or research setting
  • Experience working in a team environment and as an individual contributor
  • Excellent prioritization and time management especially in a fast-paced environment

Valid Through: 2019-10-14