A progressive Washington, DC research firm is seeking a Research Manager to coordinate and lead research teams of two to four staffers, including research analysts, in conducting qualitative and quantitative research. Due to the fast-paced nature of the company, an experienced research analyst who is eager to lead a team, build further department structure, manage, train, support and encourage research staffers, and someone with a personal commitment to high standards would be ideal for this position. We work closely with political organizations and candidates, so experience servicing clients, especially advocacy and electoral political nature, is preferred. The position will be remote, for the time being, with only the option to work in-office.
HIT Strategies is a rapidly growing polling, messaging, and strategic research firm that uses innovative research methods to understand, communicate with and mobilize some of the hardest to reach communities in society. Women, millennials (+ gen-z), and minorities are irreversibly shifting voting and consumer patterns in America. At HIT Strategies, we apply our lived experiences at the intersections of society to explore and empower these communities so our partners can realize the full potential of rapid diversification in America.
Diversity, equity, and inclusion are at the heart of our mission. We want our team to reflect the incredible diversity of the country. Therefore, we especially encourage applications from people of color, LGBTQ individuals, people with disabilities, and other groups underrepresented in our political system.
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Manage research projects logistics (timeline, substance, quality standard), plan implementation, and coordinate team members to drive towards client product delivery
Drive accurate, high-quality, culturally competent analysis of behaviors, attitudes, values, and other drivers within research populations
Engage clients in providing specialized guidance and consultation that allows clients to achieve their objectives and goals
Contribute and drive process improvements in research design, data collection, analysis, and consulting
Responsibilities may include but are not limited to:
Managing research projects of both qualitative and quantitative substance from the design stage to final analysis, including evaluating project design feasibility, directly managing vendor performance
Managing clients timeline and project objectives and goals, helping define the scope of work with guiding questions to ensure research substance aligns with clients actionable operations. Managing project teams timely and complete delivery of research products.
Drafting public opinion surveys for a variety of research audiences, including determining appropriate questions, developing polls and screeners, composing moderator and research guides for qualitative research
Defining, proposing, and extracting survey samples from various database sources and coordinating delivery to data collection sub-contractors
Monitoring survey response partial data, mid-project, and reporting up progress, notifying concerns, and managing adjustments with sub-contractors
Briefing and training qualitative group moderators
Reviewing and approving data products, including cross tabs, toplines, dashboards, and analytical reports
Producing and delivering snapshot briefs for clients ahead of final analysis and reports
Writing and producing visually compelling and accurate analytical reports include but are not limited to statistical facts, key data trends, and critical insights pertinent to client objectives and outcomes.