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Analyst Institute is looking to fill a Research Manager role on the Research Team. You’ll be part of a close-knit, cutting edge team of experts with backgrounds in social, behavioral, and data science working together to both conduct research to support our partners in the progressive movement and translate that research into actionable insight to inform their work.

We’re looking to fill the Research Manager role as soon as possible. We will be accepting applications through April 15. 

The Role

Research Managers (RMs) act as the principal investigators on our research projects, leading small project teams that are responsible for conducting our research. RMs are project managers who develop, design, and run field experiments, among other types of quantitative research, on a wide variety of subjects: get-out-the vote efforts, voter registration, persuasion, member recruitment, advocacy campaigns, power-building, and more. RMs work directly with our partner organizations across the progressive movement to think creatively about developing research that can inform their work — which involves taking social science and “translating” it for folks working on the ground.

As an RM, you will get exposure to people and organizations across the progressive movement, develop, implement, and manage complex projects, and work with other talented practitioners across the space. You will be a prominent player in the progressive world, and we will invest in your skills and professional development. If you are a strong project manager with a deep understanding of research design and can talk fluently with practitioners, this could be a great role for you.

As a Research Manager on the research team, you’ll:

  • Design research projects, including randomized controlled trials and other types of quantitative research, in partnership with progressive organizations to meet the partner’s research goals.
  • Connect with partner organizations to understand their perspectives and research objectives.
  • Manage multiple, simultaneous projects often at varying stages of development, from design to implementation to analysis.
  • Communicate both internally and externally to ensure projects’ success.


The following encompasses many of the skills and experiences we consider for Research Managers, but we encourage you to apply even if you do not meet all of the qualifications.

You should be someone who:

  • Has relevant work or post-graduate education experience conducting all parts of the research process, including research question development, study design, data collection, analysis, and reporting, especially related to social science questions.
  • Has an understanding of statistics and methods of social scientific measurement and causal inference.
  • Is able to lead and manage simultaneous, often fast-paced projects with multiple internal and external contributors and partners.
  • Is highly organized and able to provide day-to-day oversight implementing multiple projects.
  • Is able to develop and manage project timelines, ensuring timely completion of project work (our partners often work on tight timelines).
  • Is detail-oriented and driven to get things right.
  • Has strong written and verbal communication skills and can  communicate with varied audiences including data scientists and progressive practitioners.
  • Works well in a collaborative team environment.
  • Can contribute to Analyst Institute’s commitment to equity and inclusion and work with those representing historically marginalized communities in an equitable and inclusive manner.
  • Is comfortable with running meetings and delivering presentations, including one-on-one and small group settings.

Though not considered key qualifications, we are interested in people with the following experiences (please be sure to note these in your resume and/or cover letter): 

  • Advanced knowledge of methods of social scientific measurement, including non-experimental research designs and methodologies.
  • Experience working with communities of color and other underrepresented groups or experience studying racial and ethnic politics.
  • Experience working or volunteering with political campaigns, community based-organizations or other progressive groups or similar organizations.
  • Knowledge about existing research and theory related to political power building, political behavior, or political psychology.



  • Location: We are equally open to candidates working from our D.C.-based office near McPherson Square (pandemic-permitting) or remotely. Roughly half of our staff works remotely regardless of the status of the pandemic, and our internal culture fully supports and integrates remote staff. When it is safe to do so, remote staff who feel safe doing so may come to D.C. periodically for training, important convenings, and team-building. 
  • Start date: We are looking for this position to start in May 2022. This is a full-time, exempt position.
  • Compensation range: Salary commensurate with job responsibilities, from $70,000 to $90,000.
  • Benefits: These include 100% premium-covered health, dental, and vision care, generous paid time off, 401(k) matching, twelve weeks paid parental leave (including the birth, adoption, or fostering of a child), and professional development stipends for self-directed growth.
  • For more information: See some of the reasons you may want to work here and visit our website for more information about the work we do.
  • To apply: Click the link below to fill out an application.


To ensure equal employment and advancement opportunities to all individuals, employment decisions at Analyst Institute will be based on merit, qualifications, and abilities. Analyst Institute does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion or creed, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic information, citizenship, size, weight, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state or local laws. This policy governs all aspects of employment, including hiring, job assignment, compensation, discipline, termination, and access to benefits and training. Unfortunately, at this time we cannot provide sponsorship for those requiring visas or work permits.


AI is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. As part of this commitment, we will ensure that persons with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations to perform the following requirements of the job. The position involves skill in using a personal computer; communication skills; skills in proofreading and editing; interpersonal relations skills; reasoning and problem solving skills; ability to work in a fast-paced environment; and ability to sit for long periods, There will be long periods of screen use, and this role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers and phones. For those located in DC and working fully or partially in-person, this job may operate in a professional office environment with artificial light and the majority of work will take place in an open office environment with exposure to possible allergens.