Research Analyst Position

Human Capital Research Corporation (HCRC), an Evanston-based research consultancy specializing in higher education enrollment, finance, and market development, is seeking individuals with outstanding quantitative and creative talents to join our group of analyst-consultants.

Professional staff at HCRC work in a team setting in close collaboration with institutional clients on a wide variety of applied research- and policy-related projects. As a Research Analyst, you will be responsible for executing significant analytic projects under the supervision of senior staff.

Position Responsibilities

  • Developing and conditioning large-scale datasets

  • Performing descriptive analyses

  • Developing predictive models and understanding their actionable applications

  • Creating graphic displays of data for clients

  • Automating report creation using Excel, VBA, and SPSS

  • Working in a dynamic environment under aggressive timelines

  • Presenting findings to higher education professionals


Required Knowledge / Skills / Abilities

  • Strong quantitative and analytical skills

  • Passion for working with data and producing accurate and thorough reports

  • Experience with statistical software (SPSS, SAS, or R) in a professional or graduate-level setting

  • Proficiency in MS Office Suite, including strong Excel spreadsheet skills

  • Inquisitive and motivated; shows personal initiative

  • Excellent interpersonal skills; experience working in teams and with clients

  • Experience working in higher education administration or research a plus

  • Knowledge of data visualization, technology, and/or geospatial analysis a plus



Preferred: Master’s (or higher) degree with a significant background in quantitative or research methods. Preferred degrees include statistics, social sciences, economics, applied mathematics, or public policy. Candidates with a bachelor’s degree in a quantitative field should have a minimum of 2-3 years professional work experience.


Compensation is commensurate with education and experience. In addition, we offer a very competitive benefits package of vacation, insurance (health, dental, vision, life), retirement plan with employer contribution, flexible spending accounts, and eligibility for year-end bonus.


U.S. citizens and those authorized to work in the U.S. are encouraged to apply. We are unable to sponsor H1-B candidates at this time. Interested parties should forward a detailed cover letter and resume to Resumes forwarded without a cover letter will not be considered.

About Human Capital Research Corporation

Established in 1991, HCRC is among the nation’s preeminent education research consultancies. Using a wide array of econometric and statistical research methods and rubrics, HCRC provides colleges and universities with a wide range of strategic information services concerning all aspects of the college enrollment process and student experience from first contact to graduation and beyond.