At Fors Marsh Group (FMG), we combine the power of science and strategy to improve people’s lives. Each day, we work with institutions and organizations that seek to disrupt markets, understand and influence behavior, drive action on a national scale, and create a positive impact. Our approach extends far beyond our client portfolio—as a certified B Corporation and a 2020 Greenbook Top 50 Market Research Company, we make a difference in our community through corporate-sponsored employee volunteer programs and pro bono partnerships with values-aligned nonprofits. Most importantly, as a 2019 and 2020 Washington Post Top Workplace, we are committed to putting people first and foster a culture that reflects that commitment. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer, and we celebrate diversity and inclusivity as the foundation of a healthy, successful, and innovative work environment. Join us, and together we can work to ensure a better tomorrow.
We are currently seeking an experienced, intelligent and motivated division director to lead and expand our efforts in the areas of communications and market research. This individual will serve in a director role, overseeing a multi-disciplinary team of researchers conducting a range of studies, as well as playing a key role in business development efforts. Projects support message and advertising development and evaluation of communication and marketing activities across a variety of topics (e.g., tobacco use, Alzheimer’s disease, trauma, excessive alcohol use, prescription drug indications, chronic disease, infectious disease, and environmental risks), methodologies (e.g., focus groups, surveys, experiments), and audiences (e.g., youth, physicians, and a range of consumer audiences).
Leading multiple research teams/projects, management and support of a department, including setting goals, spearheading direction-setting activities, cultivating a productive work environment, and developing team members through coaching, mentoring and on-the-job training
Managing multiple (15+) concurrent projects, including providing quality control and implementing financial controls for projects
Thinking creatively to solve tangible communication and public health problems through research and application
Overseeing the design, execution, and interpretation of research across a variety of quantitative and qualitative methodologies
Providing client account management to understand needs, manage expectations, and build long-term relationships
Overseeing the dissemination of research findings to a variety of audiences and translating research into actionable insights to develop, improve, and evaluate communication materials and programs
Building relationships with universities, business partners, and subcontractors to support current and future work
Developing proposals and undertaking other activities related to business development to expand FMG communication research client base and project portfolio
Strengthening FMG’s research brand through collaboration with other team members to develop a well-articulated strategic marketing plan including recommending conferences and events at which to present, speak, sponsor, or otherwise engage
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About Fors Marsh Group
Fors Marsh Group (FMG) applies behavioral and data science to improve programs and products within seven core markets: Health, Defense, Technology, Finance, Homeland Security, Policy, Consumer. Through our work, we help organizations and governmental agencies make research-backed decisions and implement solutions that positively affect the customers, employees and the citizens they serve.
FMG was created with the vision of becoming a refreshingly different type of research and consulting firm. One that could effectively provide its customers with creative solutions steeped in scientific theory, methodological rigor, and feasibility. Our core competency areas include User Experience, Social Marketing, Human Capital Management, Learning and Training, Policy Evaluation, Surveys and Data Collection, Marketing and Communications and Data Science and Visualization.
FMG works to fulfill that vision and deliver a culture that nurtures advanced education and open communication for both clients and employees. As a result, we continue to grow each year, broadening our organizational capabilities and continually refining our core expertise to best serve our clients.
Fors Marsh Group ...is a Certified B Corporation, an Inc. 5000 Hall of Fame Awardee, an AMA Gold Top 50 Market Research firm, a Washington Post Top Workplace, and a recipient of the Northern Virginia Family Service "Companies As Responsive Employers” (CARE) Award.