Polling Operations Manager

Change Research is innovating to solve critically-important problems at the intersection of data, social science, and politics. And in doing this, we hope to make our democracy better.

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. You work on doing things better, and you thrive in an environment that prizes a commitment to impact and accuracy in a fast-paced, campaign-like environment.

We value a diverse and inclusive workplace where we learn from each other. We invite people with different backgrounds, experiences, abilities, and perspectives to join our team. Black, indigenous and people of color, LGBTQ+ people, women, veterans, and people living with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

About the role:

As a Change Research Polling Operations Manager, you will play a vital part in keeping our polling operation running seamlessly by project managing with internal and external audiences, developing and maintaining positive relationships across teams, and meeting client and internal deadlines. You are curious, driven, independent, team-oriented and a go-getter ready to take on a challenge. You are good at working with and managing people. You are someone who knows when to step up and grab the reins and when to be a team player. You do this in an exceptionally organized and thoughtful way, conscious of ways you can contribute. You are able to evolve over time, driving your own impact and trajectory.

Your responsibilities will include:

-Manage workflow and team member capacity with efficiency and clarity
-Create new and adapt existing processes to streamline polling operations and drive customer satisfaction and streamlined internal processes
-Act as the bridge between our sales team and pollsters in a way that maximizes efficiencies, improves communication and encourages team strength
-Build relationships and seek to facilitate a positive work environment and team culture
-Generate seamless collaboration among team members
-Own productive team meetings
-Apply your desire for continual improvement to our processes and documentation so that current and future team members are set up for success
-Use or build up expertise in the laws of campaign finance
-Develop and maintain key metrics for productivity, time spent on work, quantity of polling delivered, customer satisfaction, and other KPIs

Through it all, you’ll listen, think, communicate and execute in a way that considers the company’s and customer’s process holistically. You are obsessed with quality, problem solving and creativity. You are a team player.

About you:

-Experienced in at least two of: polling, political campaigns, project management, team operations
-A confident decision maker and communicator
-Exceptional at building relationships and working with others
-Comfortable jumping into a polling environment if need be and certainly able to explain it well to others
-A natural at multitasking and prioritizing
-Flexible with the ability to work with a variety of personalities and types of work
-A do-er who is exceptionally well organized
-Able to quickly understand technology-based problems with your innate savvy
-Thorough with non-stop attention to detail
-Enthusiastic and professional
-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 political climate

Compensation and work environment:

This position pays an annual salary of $70k-$85k

We are an equal opportunity employer with a team around the country. We offer a workplace that is both casual and professional, and a culture that is committed to learning, fun, and excellence. We offer competitive salaries, plus a flexible paid time off program, health, dental, and vision insurance, and company holidays.

Team members are located throughout the United States and work in all four US time zones. When it is safe to do so, Change Research may re-open its San Francisco and Washington, D.C. offices and may require occasional travel.

How to apply:

Please send a cover letter (super important – please don’t skip this part!) and resume to [email protected] with the subject line “[Your Name] / Polling Operations Manager]”. And please let us know where you heard about us.


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