Research Associate

Location: Washington D.C.

Reports to: Policy and Research Director

Status: Full-Time, Exempt

We’re looking for a Research Associate to join a growing Policy and Research team here at the Hub Project. Our team produces persuasive, effective research and policy materials that power and strengthen the Hub’s issue advocacy campaigns, all of which are dedicated to producing a more just and inclusive economy and society. Some of our previous campaigns include opposing Congressional efforts to repeal health care coverage, reining in predatory lending, and standing against regressive tax policies. You’ll help craft everything from internal analyses to products for public release. You’ll work closely with the team to come up with and produce timely, effective and persuasive research materials that advance our core missions and serve the needs of our advocacy campaigns.

As Research Associate, you’ll…

  • Support the Policy and Research team and help generate and execute research products that complement and advance our issue advocacy campaigns.
  • Produce rapid-response materials when breaking news and/or unexpected events affect our campaigns.
  • Fact-check materials and ensure that all of our arguments are backed up with solid evidence and advance our policy aims.
  • Back-up paid advertisements (tv, radio, print, and digital) with citations, sources and credible evidence, and respond to ad challengesCollaborate 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.
  • Conceptualize and develop content to integrate opposition research findings into rapid-response campaignsMonitor media coverage of key opposition actors and allies and provide analysis and recommendations for turning that research into effective advocacy
    Perform other duties as assigned

About You

  • You have a bachelor’s degree.
  • You’re an excellent writer.
  • You’re a pro at multi-tasking and working under tight deadlines in a dynamic environment.
  • You’re well-organized, with an attention to detail. 
  • You thrive as part of a team.
  • You have experience working in political or issue advocacy campaigns 
  • You’re committed to a just, inclusive, and robust economy that delivers opportunity and dignity to all Americans.

In addition, it would be a bonus if you…
Have experience working in projects that used paid media

About Us
Launched in 2016, The Hub Project is a growing team of communicators, researchers, and organizers with 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 to build creative and effective campaigns.

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.

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.