Job Details
Remote Location - WASHINGTON, DC
Optional Work from Home
Full Time
4 Year Degree

A progressive Washington, DC research firm is seeking an Analyst to work in the fast-paced environment of qualitative and quantitative research. Due to the startup nature of the company, a dedicated self-starter who is eager to learn on the job and grow into a more prominent role would be ideal for this position. We work closely with political organizations and candidates, so interest in electoral politics is preferred. This position allows for the opportunity to work remotely as needed.

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.

To apply for this position, please click "submit application" on the right-hand panel of the web page where you can attach your resume and answer other relevant questions. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.


Key Objectives

  • 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:

  • 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

  • Monitoring survey response partial data, mid-project or in real-time, and reporting up progress, notifying concerns, and managing adjustments with sub-contractors

  • Analyzing completed data and presenting it to clients with strategic analysis in a visually compelling way. 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.

  • Managing clients timeline and project objectives and goals, helping define the scope of work with guiding questions

  • Briefing and training qualitative group moderators

  • Initiating polls and conducting focus groups

  • Developing analytical proof points by marking up and extracting quotes from focus group transcripts

  • 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

  • Ensuring that clients within your portfolio receive their final products

  • Defining, proposing, and extracting survey samples from various database sources and coordinating delivery to data collection sub-contractors

Desired Qualifications:

  • Bachelors degree in Political Science, Marketing, Mass Communications, Economics, Statistics, Humanities, or a related concentration required.

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, especially succinct and concise reporting.

  • At least 2 to 3 years of previous work experience in a related field, 4 to 5 years preferred.

  • Previous experience managing vendors progress and interacting with clients for product delivery.

  • Ability to coordinate work timing and sequencing with other researchers efficiently in a fast-paced environment.

  • Ability to work non-traditional hours when the project or client need necessitates.

  • Ability to produce a variety of high-quality analysis and presentations as demonstrated by a portfolio of work samples.

  • Strong analytical, problem solving, and decision-making skills.

  • Proficiency with SPSS, R, or equivalent statistical software and Tableau considered a plus.

  • Familiarity with VAN, L2, Catalist, Targetsmart or other voter files strongly preferred.

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office especially Excel and PowerPoint.


Compensation Offered

  • $60,000 $90,000, annually dependent upon experience.

  • Generous spot and end-of-year bonus package

  • Unlimited vacation and sick days

  • Health care with 80% of premiums paid by HIT Strategies

  • Employer retirement matching at up to 3% of annual salary