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Research Analyst, Public Service Recruitment Research

Company: Fors Marsh Group
Location: Arlington
Posted on: November 21, 2022

Job Description:

At Fors Marsh, we combine the power of science and strategy to improve people's lives. Each day, we work with institutions and organizations that seek to disrupt markets, understand and influence behavior, drive action on a national scale, and create positive impact. Our approach extends far beyond our client portfolio-as a certified B Corporation and a 2020 Greenbook Top 50 Market Research Company, we make a difference in our community through corporate-sponsored employee volunteer programs and pro bono partnerships with values-aligned nonprofits. Most importantly, as a 2019-2022 Top Workplace, we are committed to putting people first and foster a culture that reflects that commitment. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer, and we celebrate diversity and inclusivity as the foundation of a healthy, successful, and innovative work environment. Join us, and together we can work to ensure a better tomorrow.

Fors Marsh is seeking an experienced, intelligent, and motivated researcher to join our Public Service Recruitment Research department in support of the U.S. Army Marketing and Advertising Program. The researcher's primary responsibilities will include conducting and reporting upon analyses of survey and qualitative data, supporting questionnaire development and background research, and communicating findings in an impactful way to non-technical audiences. This job is best suited for someone that enjoys market research, working collaboratively with team members and clients, that consistently strives to improve, and that wants to use research to make an impact. Successful individuals in this role will thrive in a fast-paced deadline-driven and highly collaborative environment. Additionally, comfort with ambiguous and evolving nature of projects is a central component of this role.

Responsibilities include:

  • Contributing to the design, execution, and interpretation of research across a variety of quantitative and qualitative methodologies.
  • Preparing written products including research reports, presentation decks, and other project deliverables summarizing research methods, findings, and implications.
  • Conducting univariate and multivariate analyses to support a variety of research projects.
  • Conducting literature reviews and environmental scans.
  • Contributing to interviews, focus groups, and other methods to collect qualifying data.
  • Analyzing and interpreting results from descriptive and inferential quantitative analyses.
  • Analyzing and interpreting results from qualitative research studies (e.g., thematic analysis, transcript coding).
  • Interacting with project team on a day-to-day basis and work under tight deadlines to fulfill client requests.
  • Balancing roles and responsibilities across multiple concurrent studies and/or tasks.
  • Ability to prioritize, multi-task, and work under strict deadlines in a fast-paced environment.


    • Bachelor's degree in communication, social science, or related field.

    • Minimum of four years of academic or professional research experience required.

    • Quantitative proficiency and experience working with data in Microsoft Excel and Stata.

    • Experience with quantitative and qualitative study design, data collection, and analysis.

    • Demonstration of strong verbal and written communications skills.

    • Acute attention to detail and high level of organization.

    • Ability to work well with others, as well as independently under minimal supervision

    • Applicants may be subject to a low-level government security investigation and must meet eligibility criteria for access to sensitive information.

      Preferred Qualifications:

      • Experience working with advertising agencies, marketing firms, or consulting organizations.

      • Military-related research, marketing, or communication experience preferred.

      • Experience with qualitative software (e.g., NVIVO) and/or formal moderation training (e.g., RIVA) a plus.

        We Offer:

        • Ability to make an impact on people's lives, both internal and external to the organization.
        • Top-tier health, dental, vision, and long and short-term disability coverage all covered at 100% for employee coverage.
        • Remote work.
        • Our company culture, which values balance and allows each employee to take leave as they require it to balance the responsibilities of both their work and home lives without worrying about depleting their available leave hours.
        • We provide a floating holiday bank so you can celebrate the days you value.
        • Generous matching retirement contributions and no vesting period starting the third month of employment.
        • Dedicated training and development budgets to expand your expertise and grow your skill set.
        • You can volunteer your way with paid time off.
        • You can participate in Fors Marsh staff-led affinity groups.

Keywords: Fors Marsh Group, Arlington , Research Analyst, Public Service Recruitment Research, Professions , Arlington, Virginia

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