DIRECTOR, POLICY & RESEARCH

Reports to: Managing Director, Policy and Research
Location: Washington, D.C.
Status: Full-Time, Exempt

Position Summary

We’re looking for a Director, Policy and Research to help lead and manage the Policy and Research team here at The Hub Project. This position will work closely with the Managing Director of Policy and Research and team to engage on issue advocacy in a manner that furthers the Hub Project’s mission and will be a critical contributor to the senior leadership team and its priorities.

The Policy and Research team produces persuasive, effective research materials that power and strengthen the Hub’s advocacy campaigns, all of which are dedicated to producing a more just and inclusive economy and society. We craft everything from internal analyses to products for public release. The director will work closely with the Managing Director of Policy and Research to advise and guide our research managers and associates, ensuring that the team is meeting our overall goals while encouraging professional development and growth among staff.

As Director of Policy and Research you’ll:

• Develop research managers and associates and work with them to ground all of the work of The Hub Project in smart, progressive policy with incisive research that conveys the necessity for our advocacy campaigns including directing their workflow, advising on projects, and guiding professional development.
• Support the research and policy needs of our advocacy campaigns and ensure that our advocacy campaigns are serving our policy goals.
• Partner with the Managing Director of Policy and Research and other senior team members to develop the research and policy strategy for new and ongoing campaigns.
• Distill and translate partner research projects into tools and materials designed for campaign use.
• Work with your team to generate ideas for persuasive research products and supervise the quality execution of those products.
• Build and grow research, policy, advocacy, and education partnerships with a variety of allied groups working toward aligned goals.
• Collaborate with Hub Project staff on other teams (digital, communications, campaigns) to anticipate their research needs.
• Perform other duties as assigned.

About you:

• You’re committed to advocating for an economy that works for everyone and centers justice and equity
• You’ve managed teams of people and have extensive experience prioritizing and delegating tasks across varying job levels
• You’re comfortable with data analysis and translating academic research jargon into plain (and compelling) language
• You’re deeply familiar with the progressive economic policymaking community
• You’re an excellent writer and editor, with an eye toward overall quality control
• You’re comfortable working under tight deadlines in a dynamic work environment.
• You’re well-organized and live for the details
• You have a desire to manage excellent team members.

In addition, it would be a bonus (but not required) if…

• You have an advanced degree in a relevant field such as economics, public policy, or social sciences
• You’ve worked in public policy research, especially in a political, legislative or campaign context

How to Apply

To begin the application process, click here. 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.

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