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Associate, EAB Strategic Research (Full-time position, starting summer 2017) 9/16/2016

The Advisory Board Company Washington, DC

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The Advisory Board Company
Job Classification
Full Time
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576192059
Location
Washington, DC
Experience
Entry Level (0 - 2 years)
Job Type
Regular
Education
Bachelors Degree

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Associate, EAB Strategic Research (Full-time position, starting summer 2017)

Number:
JO-1609-10099

Location:
Washington, DC

Job Categories:
Research

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RESEARCH ASSOCIATE (FULL-TIME POSITION, STARTING SUMMER 2017)
EAB Strategic Research
Education Advisory Board
www.eab.com


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THE ROLE IN BRIEF:
The Education Advisory Board is the firm s higher education practice, with membership programs serving Chief Academic Officers, Chief Business Officers, Student Affairs Executives and Community College Presidents at institutions in the United States, Canada and the U.K. Our research focuses on the university s most pressing quality and productivity issues, performing rigorous root cause analysis and conducting hundreds of interviews with thought leaders to identify effective best practices that are shared with the membership through a series of national roundtable meetings, on-site workshops, webinars and publications.

This opportunity is based in Washington, D.C.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES:
Research Associates conduct primary and secondary research to compose analytical and strategic briefs for executives in higher education. Research projects are commissioned by individual Advisory Board members in search of best practices across a number of terrains within the higher education space. Research Associates craft customized, timely reports informed by extensive literature searches and in-depth interviews with industry experts and leading executives. Current projects include topics such as Elevating Student Engagement within Residence Life; Best Practices in Multicultural Affairs Services and Programming; Indicators for Defining University Impact on State Economic Development; and Making the Global Local: Strategies for Internationalizing a Domestic Campus.

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:
- Bachelor s Degree
- Excellent academic record
- Minimum of 3 months of work or internship experience
- Experience with at least two of the following:
- Conducting primary and secondary research
- Writing in depth reports in a professional setting
- Managing multiple projects with competing deadlines
- Analyzing business issues

IDEAL QUALIFICATIONS:
- Demonstrated interest in higher education, as shown through coursework or professional experience
- Proven ability to communicate effectively with senior executives, in both oral and written formats
- Experience with solution-focused problem solving
- Experience meeting deadlines
- Demonstrated ability to work independently and autonomously
- Proven ability to take initiative on projects

ABOUT EDUCATION ADVISORY BOARD
EAB is a best practices firm that uses a combination of research, technology, and services to improve the performance of 1,100+ educational institutions. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., EAB forges and finds the best new ideas and proven practices from its network of thousands of leaders, then customizes and hardwires them into every level of member organizations, creating enduring value. For more information, visit www.eab.com.

We are a workplace that...
Values and celebrates diversity of experience, culture, and opinion
Is committed to creating an inclusive environment to enhance our collective experience
Promotes a supportive community through staff-led affinity groups, events, and education

OUR CULTURE & VALUES:
We think Forbes said it best: Making the world a better place is what The Advisory Board Company is all about. We have a unique culture where employees are told to avoid after work emails, encouraged to take 10 hours per month of paid leave for community service, and are expected to add surplus value in every interaction with a member or colleague.

Over the past thirty years, we have developed a distinctive corporate culture based on our values and principles. We award, promote, and praise based on individual performance, capabilities, and ambition. We provide ways for staff to share their time, talent, and passions in the community. We reward innovation and foster a collaborative environment. We have a performance-driven staff and peers that challenge one another in the workplace. And we want free-thinkers, agile speakers, witty writers, and team players to join the firm at Advisory Board, your ideas are heard and your contributions matter.

BENEFITS:
Consistent with our belief that our employees are our most valuable resource, The Advisory Board Company offers a competitive benefits package.
- Medical, dental, and vision insurance, dependents eligible
- 401(k) retirement plan with company match
- 20+ days paid time off and 10+ paid company holidays
- Daytime leave policy for community service or fitness activities (up to 10 hours a month each)
- Wellness programs including gym discounts and incentives to promote healthy living
- Dynamic growth opportunities with merit-based promotion philosophy
- Benefits kick in day one, see the full details here.

The Advisory Board Company is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability.