Research Associate

Research Associates play a critical role on the EdSolutions team: conducting research and analyses, collaborating with Engagement Managers, engaging with Partners, and supporting the project team.

The selected candidate will be expected to:

  • Conduct quantitative and qualitative research and analysis; translate data into meaningful insights under the guidance of the project’s Engagement Manager
  • Develop a strong knowledge of key databases, both internal and external
  • Support all aspects of client engagements from scope definition to delivery, including the creation of “client-ready” deliverables such as PPT deck slides and research overview reports
  • Share insights and results clearly and concisely in both writing and through interactions with team/clients
  • Demonstrate initiative and effectively manage time and schedule
  • Develop knowledge of market issues, needs, and context
  • Make frequent use of Excel, Google Sheets, Google Docs, Word, and PowerPoint

Requirements / Experience:

  • BA/BS with strong academic background
  • An ability to focus on solutions and to follow through
  • Self-directed individual who takes initiative
  • Effective communication skills; strong ability to share and synthesize knowledge
  • An ability to think strategically and anticipate future opportunities and challenges
  • A commitment to staying organized
  • Strong analytic skills and experience with spreadsheet software, including the ability to analyze and synthesize large data sets in Excel (knowledge of pivot tables, vlookup, etc. is a must)
  • An ability to navigate ambiguity comfortably and meet frequent deadlines
  • An ability to connect with people both on an individual level and in groups
  • A sense of humor and ability to work in a dynamic environment
  • Previous work in / knowledge of the education sector and/or management consulting (e.g., McKinsey, Deloitte) is a plus
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