Friday, May 22, 2015

Analyst Position for Recent Grad with the Advisory Board Company

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:
  • Discuss study topic and subsidiary issues with team
  • Map the research process and delegate responsibilities
  • Conduct in-depth interviews with university “thought leaders”
  • Perform root-cause analysis
  • Identify and critique best demonstrated practices
  • Brief team regarding research progress and new research developments
  • Revisit hypotheses as necessary
  • Analyze and synthesize research findings
  • Share knowledge, ideas and insight
  • Develop innovative constructs for presentation of findings
Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Excellent academic record
  • Minimum of one year of work or internship experience
  • Experience with at least two of the following:
Conducting long-term research (at least 3 months in duration)
Conducting primary and secondary research
Demonstrated interest in higher education
Writing in-depth reports in a professional setting
Analyzing business issues

Ideal Qualifications:
  • Experience working in a team environment, as well as independently and autonomously
  • Proven ability to communicate effectively with senior executives, in both oral and written formats
  • Experience conducting root-cause analysis
  • Experience with solution focused problem solving and thinking through problems creatively