About EABEAB is an education best practices firm that uses a combination of research, technology, and services to improve the performance of 1,200+ 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.At EAB, we serve not only our members but each other—that's why we are always working to make sure our employees love their jobs and are invested in their community. See how we've been recognized for this dedication to our employees by checking out our recent awards.For more information, visit our Careers page. The Role in Brief:Research Associate, EAB ResearchEAB is the firm’s higher education best practice research department, 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 role is based in Washington D.C.Primary 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 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:- Bachelors 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 issuesIdeal 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 projectsBenefits:Consistent with our belief that our employees are our most valuable resource, EAB offers a competitive benefits package:Medical, dental, and vision insurance, dependents eligible401(k) retirement plan with company match and day one full vestingGenerous PTODaytime 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 livingDynamic growth opportunities with merit-based promotion philosophyBenefits kick in day one, see the full details here.