SullivanCotter partners with health care and other not-for-profit organizations to understand what drives performance and improve outcomes through the development and implementation of integrated workforce strategies. Using our time-tested methodologies and industry-leading research and information, we provide data-driven insights, expertise, and solutions to help organizations align business strategy and performance objectives – enabling our clients to deliver on their mission, vision, and values.

This role is with the Not-for-Profit practice within SullivanCotter, which serves clients in private and community foundations, research institutes, policy and advocacy organizations, social justice, higher education and others.

  • We are motivated first and foremost by helping our clients succeed. Every team member in the Not-for-Profit practice is laser-focused on providing exceptionally responsive and high-quality client experiences.
  • We don’t do cookie-cutter – we thrive on developing creative, customized solutions. We also don’t do boring.
  • We’re committed to giving you the time, flexibility, and autonomy to do the best work of your career.
  • You’ll be joining us at an exciting time in our exponential growth serving mission-based clients furthering social justice and other cause areas.
  • While part of a team, you’ll work autonomously for the most part and we trust you to get work done when/where you can be productive. We are committed to a remote, agile workforce.
  • You value equity, you model inclusivity and bring diversity of thought and experience to our team and the firm.


As a Senior Research Analyst in the Not-for-Profit Practice at SullivanCotter, you will:

  • Create, enhance and utilize various data sources to build and sustain practice datasets, ensuring they include the most accurate and timely data on compensation, benefits, pay equity, living wage and other HR practices.
  • Support billable client work related to executive performance reviews and custom survey efforts.
  • Lead the data solicitation, analysis and reporting for practice surveys on current trends.
  • Gather and analyze data for and from client reports, news articles and other online platforms to contribute to shared datasets.
  • Maintain existing and develop new databases on executive and board compensation.
  • Provide input to and support the development and maintenance of talent trend decks.
  • Create, format, and update webpage content for practice website and affinity group client portal.
  • Create visual presentations of findings using data visualization techniques and methods.
  • Provide editorial support for content related publications, such as proofreading, data preparation, and development of figures and charts
  • Develop and implement tools, work product templates, processes and methodologies that will improve productivity and quality.
  • Provide support for other client or practice related projects.


We find people who generally fit this profile have a high degree of success in this role:

  • Three years or more of business-related experience with data analysis, financial modeling and presentation design.
  • Solid technical knowledge and experience working with Excel, Word and PowerPoint. Basic programming and survey experience.
  • Advanced Qualtrics – Experience designing/building new surveys in Qualtrics and in creating survey deliverables using advanced Qualtrics reporting.
  • Strong critical thinking skills and the ability to:
    • Gather, analyze and organize data using a logical and systematic process.
    • Ascertain relevant and irrelevant data when conducting analytical work.
    • Visualize and articulate problems and concepts in a systematic manner.
  • Proficient skills in problem solving and critical thinking, including the ability to:
    • Recognize patterns in complex sets of data and develop practical models.
    • Analyze and interpret data using basic modeling techniques.
    • Anticipate challenges, identify alternate solutions, and drive the removal of obstacles impeding project/team progress.


You will be at your best in this role when you:

  • Proactively cultivate a diverse, inclusive and equitable workforce.
  • Exude strong professional presence and demeanor.
  • Self-start and successfully assist with complex project deliverables in a very driven and evolving organization.
  • Commit to the criticality of attention to detail and appreciation for visual communication of ideas.
  • Work effectively with ambiguity.
  • Willingly contribute to project success regardless of type of task (i.e., “roll up the sleeves approach” to teamwork).
  • Demonstrate selfless collaboration.
  • Have a passion for serving organizations making the world a better place.
  • Are intellectually curious; proactively demonstrate a passion for continuous learning, and a desire for diversity in thought, experience and ideas.
  • Commit to delivering work on time with the highest level of quality.
  • Self-reflect and actively participate in your own development, as well as the development of others.
  • Communicate openly and directly with team members.
  • Have a sense of humor and be yourself.


  • Competitive Salary and Performance Bonus Incentive plan.
  • Medical and Dental benefits coverage at no premium cost for employees.
  • Flexible Spending Account.
  • 401(k) and Profit-Sharing retirement plan.
  • Education and Professional Accreditation Sponsorship.
  • Generous PTO.
  • Life and AD&D insurance.
  • Short- and Long-Term Disability.
  • Maternity and Parental Leave.
  • Bereavement Leave.

Reflected below is the base salary range offered for this position. Actual salaries may vary depending on factors including but not limited to academic achievements, skills and experience. The range listed is just one component of the compensation package offered to candidates.

  • $84,000 – $102,770

SullivanCotter is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law or marital status.

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