Mixed Methods Senior Researcher, Communication Research

| United States | Remote
Employer Provided Salary: 100,000-110,000 Annually
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WHO WE ARE: At Fors Marsh, we take on issues that matter. We are a team of researchers, advisors, and communicators working together to shape the systems that shape our lives. We look at human behavior from all angles to design targeted solutions that influence decision-making and move people to action. We are committed to the problem, not just the project, and we are intentional about taking on work and forming partnerships that balance purpose, people, planet, and profit. We are a certified B Corporation, a Just employer, and a 2019-2024 Top Workplace. We hold ourselves accountable to the values that have always defined us. And those values drive us to be the best possible versions of ourselves-for each other, our communities, our clients, and the world.

WHO WE ARE LOOKING FOR: Fors Marsh is seeking an experienced mixed methods researcher to lead market research and message testing studies for communication campaigns. The Communication Research team conducts research that shapes communications efforts spanning a range of topics and objectives, including health communication campaigns, personnel recruitment and workforce communications, and public affairs. The selected individual will serve in a Project Manager role for several research studies, leading project teams in the design, execution, and reporting of studies using various methodologies (e.g., focus groups, in-depth interviews, surveys). This person will provide technical leadership and coordinate the completion of project tasks and deliverables across teams and team members, upholding high standards for the team to exceed client expectations.

Responsibilities include:

• Leading the design, execution, and management of studies using various methodologies (e.g., focus groups, in-depth interviews, surveys).

• Guiding the creation of research plans and study materials such as questionnaires, moderator guides, protocol testing, and quality control plans.

• Overseeing the conduct of univariate and multivariate analyses, qualitative analyses, and reporting.

• Synthesizing data and other information to identify key takeaways and recommendations for communications.

• Overseeing the development of research reports and briefings summarizing research methods, findings, and implications. Providing feedback to researchers and guidance for tailoring these materials for non-technical audiences.

• Collaborating with project team on a day-to-day basis to work under tight deadlines to fulfill client requests.

• Coordinating with vendors and internal teams toward completion of study tasks.

• Developing and tracking project schedules to ensure required deliverables are submitted in a consistent manner, error-free and on-time to the client.

• Mentoring researchers in the development of their research skills and providing feedback on work.

• Anticipating potential barriers to project completion, proposing solutions to team leadership.

• Contributing to technical design and written proposals for research in response to federal RFPs and new business prospecting opportunities.


• Ph.D., Master’s, or bachelor’s degree in communication, social science, public health, or a related field.

• A minimum of six years of applied research experience required.

• Extensive experience with quantitative and qualitative analysis.

• Experience applying behavior change and social science theory to employer recruiting, campaign development, or marketing and communication efforts.

• Experience creating visual and written summaries of research results (e.g., in PowerPoint and Word) that can be understood by non-technical audiences.

• High degree of team orientation. Experience leading project teams in the execution of research.

• Demonstration of strong verbal and written communication skills.

• Comfort with fast-paced and evolving settings and balancing multiple priorities.

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

We Offer:

Our benefits typically meet or exceed our competitors’ packages. Ways we are unique?

• 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 skillset.

• You can volunteer your way with paid time off.

• You can participate in Fors Marsh staff-led affinity groups.

• Our employees receive product and service discounts through the certified B Corp network.

Salary: $100,000 - $110,000

FM Career Map: Senior Researcher II

Location: Remote, United States Residents only

EOE: All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

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Fors Marsh operates in the Consulting industry. The company is located in Arlington, VA. Fors Marsh was founded in 2002. It has 374 total employees. To see all 19 open jobs at Fors Marsh, click here.
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