Research Manager

Reports to: Managing Director, Policy and Research

Location: Washington, DC

Status: Full-time; Exempt

Position Summary:

Launched in 2016, The Hub Project is made up of a growing team of communications, research, and organizing experts who have extensive experience in campaign strategy, digital, and polling and analytics. We believe in a country where everyone has the opportunity to succeed in our economy and participate in our democracy, and we make that vision a reality by partnering with advocacy groups – bringing surge capacity and coordination to build innovative and effective campaigns.

The Research Manager will work closely with the Managing Director to produce timely, effective and persuasive research materials that advance our core missions and serve the needs of our advocacy campaigns. These materials will include both internal analyses as well as products for public release. The Manager will be expected to generate original ideas for ways to use research and data to bolster our arguments, and at the same time work with other team members and external partners to execute their ideas.

We’re looking for someone who can work in a fast-paced, team environment. We know that most job openings say something like that, but it’s really true here at the Hub Project. The ideal candidate has experience with both public policy and political/advocacy campaigns or communications, is comfortable with data analysis, and is an excellent writer. Familiarity with economic policy and/or health policy is a plus. We are especially interested in candidates who have experience producing back-up materials and side-by-sides for paid media.

Essential Responsibilities and Tasks:

  • Work with the Managing Director, as well as the rest of the Hub team, to generate and execute research products that compliment and advance our issue advocacy campaigns.
  • Produce rapid-response materials when breaking news and/or unexpected events affect our campaigns.
  • Produce backup materials and side-by-sides for paid media.
  • Work with the legal team and media consultants to manage ad challenges.
  • Collaborate with Hub Project staff on other teams (digital, communications, campaigns) to anticipate their research needs and help meet them.
  • Distill and translate partner research projects into tools and materials designed for campaign use.
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Required Experience, Knowledge, and Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree required. Some educational background in a relevant field such as economics, public policy, or political science preferred, but not required.
  • 3-5 years of relevant work experience. Work experience in non-profit advocacy, research, government, or political campaigns preferred.
  • Thorough knowledge of Microsoft Office. Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Excel preferred.
  • Familiarity and comfort with data analysis. Familiarity with STATA, SPSS, or SAS would be a plus.
  • Excellent writer.
  • Ability to multi-task and work under tight deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
  • Extremely well organized and detail-oriented.

How to Apply:

E-mail your resume and cover letter as PDF or Word attachments to: Please reference the exact title of the job you are applying for in the subject line. This announcement will remain posted until the position is filled.

Please note that only those individuals whose qualifications match the current needs of this position will be considered applicants and will receive responses from The Hub. Thank you for your interest.

New Venture Fund Careers:

The Hub is a project of the New Venture Fund, a 501(c)(3) public charity that incubates new and innovative public-interest projects and grant-making programs. The New Venture Fund is committed to attracting, developing and retaining exceptional people, and to creating a work environment that is dynamic, rewarding and enables each of us to realize our potential. The New Venture Fund’s work environment is safe and open to all employees and partners, respecting the full spectrum of race, color, religious creed, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, political affiliation, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, and all other classifications protected by law in the locality and/or state in which you are working.