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Research & Data Associate

companyGalvanize USA
locationWashington, DC, USA
PublishedPublished: 6/14/2022
Full Time

Job Description

Research Associate

Galvanize USA

Position Title: Research & Data Associate

Location: Remote

Reports to: Research Director

Hours per week: 40

Overtime Status: Exempt

Position Summary

The Research & Data Associate will report directly to the Research Director and play a critical role in ensuring all research and data is accurate and accessible to the organization to ensure we’re rigorous and adhering to best practice in research management. Primary responsibilities will include supporting the Research Team in the development of reports, memos, and ad-hoc analyses and managing, cleaning, and overseeing the quality control of data sets in support of research projects. 

The Research & Data Associate will have the opportunity to learn from seasoned research colleagues, vendors, and partners in the social justice movement and be supported in exploring and applying their unique strengths and contributions in order to advance the organization's mission. The Research & Data Associate will engage in advanced projects like predictive modeling and data visualization of randomized controlled trial (RCT) results to illustrate outcomes.

Responsibilities and Tasks 

  • In partnership with the Research Team, manage, clean, and oversee the quality control of data sets in support of research projects
  • Support Research Department in designing, planning, conducting, and coordinating research projects advancing our mission
  • Lead development and maintenance of compelling data visualizations for key research projects and create data visualizations for ad-hoc requests, including across departments
  • Lead the development and regular upkeep of detailed research and datasets
  • Support administrative and operations needs with research vendors and consultants on as needed basis
  • Support the facilitation of cross-sharing of research and data learnings and skills within the organization to ensure the full team is accurately using data sets and the key insights garnered from them
  • Support the Research Team in the development of reports, memos, and ad-hoc analyses, including but not limited to electoral trends, voter models, survey and polling results
  • Provide timely and relevant support of data requests for specialized research projects and external use cases
  • Miscellaneous 
    • All employees of Hopewell Fund are required to complete timesheets
    • Performs other duties as needed

Education, Experience, Knowledge, Skills and Ability   

We are seeking candidates who are excited about growing their research and data skills, lead with curiosity and critical thinking, and are passionate about unlocking the power of women to advance progress for all. You should have:

Education and Experience:

  • Minimum one year experience in applied research, data analysis, or data management
  • Strong writing and verbal communications skills
  • Strong data visualization skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively, work well under pressure and deadlines, and manage multiple priorities and projects effectively
  • Demonstrated ability to build sound relationships with staff at all levels and to provide input where and when appropriate
  • Ability to effectively work remotely

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Familiarity with Looker Studio
  • Intermediate experience with SQL and R
  • Managing multiple priorities while maintaining exacting accuracy
  • At least one cycle of political work or volunteer experience
  • Experience in creating informative and engaging data visualizations using industry-leading tools

Valued and Non-Essential Education, Experience, Knowledge, Skills and Ability 

  • Familiarity with statistics and randomized controlled trials, and their application to voter targeting, segmentation, and program evaluation
  • Knowledge of state Voter Files

Compensation & Benefits

The starting salary range for this position is $60k - $70k. Placement within this band will be determined based on years of prior experience and relevant skills. Galvanize USA also offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes 100% employer-paid health, dental, and vision insurance for employees (and their families). Employees are able to enroll in the 401k retirement plan and are eligible for a 3% automatic contribution and up to a 3% employer match on 401k contributions. Employees are also eligible for pre-tax transportation benefits. Employees will receive 120 hours of vacation time, 80 hours of health leave, up to 2 days of casual leave, and 20 hours of volunteer leave annually. Employees will also receive 13 paid holidays throughout the calendar year. Employees are eligible for 12 weeks of paid family and medical leave after 90 days of employment.
 

How to Apply

Submit an application via JazzHR. Applications will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. No calls please.

About Galvanize USA

Galvanize USA is a nonpartisan civic empowerment program for women who want to help build an America that works for everyone - white, Black, and brown. Women who participate in Galvanize USA programming gain confidence, knowledge, and skills to more fully and authentically engage in civic life. We believe in unlocking the power of every woman to advance progress for all. 

The person holding this position will also work part-time for a coordinated project, Galvanize Action, in the Sixteen Thirty Fund, a 501(c)(4) organization, under a resource sharing agreement between the Hopewell Fund and Sixteen Thirty Fund. The responsibilities under that position will be overseen by Sixteen Thirty Fund. Galvanize Action identifies, engages, and moves moderate women in rural, small town, and suburban America to reliably support progress. To learn more visit galvanizeaction.org.

Hiring Statement

Galvanize USA is a project of Hopewell Fund, a 501(c)(3) public charity that incubates new and innovative public-interest projects and grant-making programs. Hopewell 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. Hopewell 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.

E-Verify

Hopewell participates in E-Verify and will provide the federal government with employees’ Form I-9 information to confirm authorization to work in the United States. Job candidates and  employees authorized to work may not be discriminated against on the basis of national origin or citizenship status.

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