Associate Analyst

About Change Research

Change Research innovates to solve critically important problems at the intersection of data, social science, and politics.

American democracy was preserved in 2020 with the help of insight and data; polling innovations helped thousands of candidates — from the Democratic nominee for President to municipal candidates and everyone in between — use modern data science techniques to win.

You want to be at the center of the next wave to work on doing things better and thrive in an environment that prizes a commitment to impact and accuracy in a fast-paced, campaign-like environment.

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

We value a diverse and inclusive workplace and value the strength of different backgrounds, experiences, abilities, and perspectives brought to our team. We strongly encourage women, Black, Indigenous, and people of color, LGBTQ people, veterans, people living with disabilities, and members of other historically disenfranchised populations to apply. 

Position Summary

This is a temporary, full-time, remote position for the election season and may require occasional travel and reports to the Director of Polling, with a dotted reporting line to a Senior Analyst. Strong candidates will have a demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects with aggressive attention to detail. 

As our Associate Analyst, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Support the development of survey questionnaires, working closely with colleagues and clients. 
  • Test and monitor surveys. 
  • Assist with the production of deliverables, including crosstabs and toplines.
  • Assist with survey analysis and the preparation of presentations and reports.
  • Conduct background research and collect data on political districts, candidates, and issues.

About you:

Change Research employs a fast-paced, scientific approach to polling, and you will have the opportunity to ask questions in many different ways. This is an ideal position for a recent college graduate and someone who loves doing social science research is well versed in technology and wants to get their hands dirty in pursuit of a good cause. 

You are: 

  • Extremely rigorous in your attention to data details and analytical skills
  • Incredibly organized with the ability to manage a workload that involves multiple projects moving forward at the same time
  • Able to explain data and numbers in plain English 
  • Superb communication skills
  • Able to quickly understand technology-based problems with your innate savvy
  • Enthusiastic and professional and comfortable “managing up”
  • Startup-minded: you plug holes, get things done, and think of ways to improve systems
  • Calm and collected in the face of deadlines
  • Excited to be part of a team committed to making a difference in our country’s future

You might have:

  • At least one electoral cycle or year of experience in politics or social science and be well versed in the language of data and campaign communications
  • Proficiency with SQL and Excel. Familiarity with Python and/or R

Compensation and Work Environment:

The Associate Analyst salary range is $60,000 to $80,000, based on relevant experience, and includes these benefits:

  • Medical, dental, vision, and life insurance
  • Paid time off & company holidays

Our workplace is both casual and professional, and we are committed to learning, fun, and excellence. Everyone on our team works hard and is committed to the work we are doing. This is a temporary position through November 30th, 2022. You must be authorized to work in the United States.  

If you are selected to interview, our process includes: 

  • Preliminary video interview: Approx. 30 min
  • At-home exercise: Approx. 1 hr 30 min
  • Additional video interviews: Approx. 1 hr
  • Video interview with manager: Approx. 1hr
  • Reference Checks 

How to Apply

Click the “Apply” link to submit a resume and answer a few brief questions. Applications will be received on a rolling basis. We are seeking to fill this position by May 2022.