Survey Data Analyst

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.

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. People of color, LGBTQ+ people, women, veterans, and people living with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

As our Survey Data Analyst, you will have the opportunity to:

-Conduct research on behalf of clients who are forward-thinking candidates and causes, including not-for-profits

-Collect data on political districts, candidates, and issues

-Use research to develop survey questionnaires in close collaboration with colleagues and clients

-Analyze the results of polls, and prepare presentations and reports guiding clients on what the data shows

-Consult with clients about how the data answers their questions

-Present findings to clients, both in writing and over Zoom

-Work with our data science and engineering teams to surface deep insights on voter behavior

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 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.

-At least one cycle or year of experience in politics or social science and well versed in the language of data and campaign communications

-Rigorous in your attention to data details and analytical skills

-Proficient with SQL and Excel. Familiar with Python and/or R

-Able to explain data and numbers in plain English

-Able to quickly understand technology-based problems with your innate savvy

-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 future

Compensation and Work Environment:

This is a full time employee position. It pays a monthly salary of $6,000 – $8,500 commensurate with experience.

We are an equal opportunity employer with a remote 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 a flexible paid time off program and company holidays.

When it is safe to do so, Change Research may re-open its San Francisco and Washington DC offices and may require occasional travel to one of those cities.

How to apply:  

Please attach a cover letter and resume to [email protected] with the subject line “[Your Name] / Survey Data Analyst”. And please let us know where you heard about us.

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