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JOB #R2103248

Senior Research Analyst - Youth & Adult Education (Remote)

ICF's Youth & Adult Education Portfolio is currently seeking a Senior Analyst to support and lead education research and evaluation projects. As a Senior Analyst, you will apply your knowledge and work experience and gain exposure to major projects related to research, evaluation, and technical assistance in K-20 and adult education. You will be heavily involved in writing reports, data synthesis and analysis, literature reviews, survey development, business development, and other tasks as required. Senior Analysts at ICF often advance in our consulting practice.

The position is full-time and based at ICF's office in Rockville, MD, with remote work and/or travel as necessary. This position is temporarily based from home due to the COVID-19 outbreak. We will continue to make decisions pertaining to office access based on public health directives and guidance, practicality, and overall business requirements.

Key Responsibilities:

As a Senior Analyst, you will be responsible for working with teams of other researchers in the technical development, implementation, review, analysis, and reporting of extant data as well as primary data collected through surveys, focus groups, one-on-one interviews, on-site visits, and observations. Key project tasks may include:

  • Working on research and evaluation projects for federal and state agencies

  • Contributing to the development and implementation of research and evaluation plans that include various designs and mixed methods

  • Leading and managing tasks within project teams

  • Developing reports to present findings from a range of quantitative and qualitative analytic approaches

Candidates must be able to manage tasks; be versed in research/evaluation strategies, methodologies and analytic approaches; maintain positive relationships with clients and colleagues; and play an integral role in proposal development.

Areas of responsibility may include:

  • Leading and managing tasks within project teams.

  • Designing and conducting surveys.

  • Conducting one-on-one interviews and focus groups, as well as managing recruitment, logistics, note-taking, and reporting.

  • Conducting observations and occasional site visits to locations nationwide.

  • Analyzing and synthesizing qualitative and quantitative data.

  • Creating data visualizations and supporting staff use of data

  • Developing literature reviews and writing research briefs.

  • Producing reports and presentations for a variety of audiences.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Education, Public Policy, Social Science, or related discipline

  • 5+ years of experience:

    • conducting qualitative and/or quantitative data collection, research analysis, or evaluation

    • producing high-quality, professionally written products

    • taking responsibility and ownership of project tasks

Preferred Skills:

  • Master's degree

  • Prior work experience in a consulting environment.

  • Knowledge of K-20 and/or adult education in the United States

  • Experience using analytical packages such as SPSS, SAS, Dedoose, or NVivo

  • Experience applying analytic skills in a working environment (such as merging, cleaning, manipulating datasets).

  • Experience organizing and leading interviews and focus groups with different audiences, remotely and in person.

  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple activities simultaneously in a fast-paced, changing environment.

  • Proficiency in MS Office Applications: Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Excel

  • Excellent verbal, oral, interpersonal and written communication skills, including experience with developing and delivering presentations.

  • Strong team player with the ability to take initiative and work well independently.

  • Superior attention to detail and the ability to meet stringent deadlines.

  • Strong analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making capabilities.

Working at ICF

Working at ICF means applying a passion for meaningful work with intellectual rigor to help solve the leading issues of our day. Smart, compassionate, innovative, committed, ICF employees tackle unprecedented challenges to benefit people, businesses, and governments around the globe. We believe in collaboration, mutual respect, open communication, and opportunity for growth. If you’re seeking to make a difference in the world, visit to find your next career. ICF—together for tomorrow.

We can only solve the world's toughest challenges by building an inclusive workplace that allows everyone to thrive. We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to hiring regardless of any protected characteristic, such as race, ethnicity, national origin, color, sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability status, or military/veteran status. Together, our employees are empowered to share their expertise and collaborate with others to achieve personal and professional goals. For more information, please read our EEO & AA policy.

Reasonable Accommodations are available for disabled veterans and applicants with disabilities in all phases of the application and employment process. To request an accommodation please email and we will be happy to assist. All information you provide will be kept confidential and will be used only to the extent required to provide needed reasonable accommodations. Read more about non-discrimination:  EEO is the law and  Pay Transparency Statement.

Rockville, MD (MD18)

Who is ICF?

A global consulting services company with +7,000 people across +70 countries, but we are not your typical consultants.

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