Research Associate, Military Recruiting Research

Fors Marsh

Not Specified, United States Full-time in Education
    • Job ID 1491394

    Job Description


    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 people’s 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 Top Workplace awardee. 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.


    Fors Marsh is seeking an intelligent and motivated researcher to work as a part of a research team on large-scale survey efforts. As a part of our Military Research division, this individual will have the opportunity to work on some of our nation’s most important issues, including conducting research that supports the sustainment of our all-volunteer force. The researcher’s primary responsibilities will include conducting and reporting upon analyses of survey 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 who enjoys research, working collaboratively with team members and clients, consistently strives to improve, and wants to use research to make an impact.

    Responsibilities include:

    • Leading and or/supporting all aspects of the research process, including survey creation, data cleaning, data analysis, and reporting.

    • Analyzing data, including data from large-scale tracking surveys from a variety of audiences. Research topics will include marketing, outreach, and career decision-making.

    • Conducting univariate and multivariate analyses to evaluate factors affecting military recruiting and the public’s perceptions of the Military.

    • Writing and editing written reports and professional briefings that summarize research findings for non-technical audiences.

    • Communicating regularly with clients to understand their needs. Responding promptly to client requests, sometimes working under tight deadlines to do so.

    • Upholding the highest standards of quality control for yourself and others.

    • Balancing roles and responsibilities across multiple concurrent studies.

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


    • Master’s or bachelor’s degree in a social science field such as survey methodology, psychology, sociology, public health, or other related fields.

    • A minimum of four years post-graduation, professional research experience, preferably in the area of market or communication research, decision-making, or social psychology.

    • Excellent analytic and dataset manipulation skills (e.g., merging, recoding, cleaning) in at least one statistical software package (e.g., Stata, SPSS, SAS, R).

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

    • Effective verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to identify and communicate key findings from research to non-technical audiences.

    • Keen eye for detail and accuracy.

    • Ability to work independently without close supervision and as a team member.

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

    • Must be a U.S. Citizen and consent to a full background check due to our federal contract requirements.

    We Offer:

    Our benefits typically meet or exceed our competitors’ packages. What ways are we 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: $76,000-$82,000

    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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