Research Analyst

RepresentUs is hiring a Research Analyst to help accelerate the growing anti-corruption movement by identifying, analyzing, and providing support for transformative election reform campaigns around the country.

This is a full-time position. The Research Analyst is responsible for digging into the details, parsing information, and making recommendations to inform strategic decision-making in the short- and long-term and assist the legislative and ballot measure campaigns seeking to make a range of impactful democracy changes.

Passion for RepresentUs’ mission to make America work for everyone, not just the powerful and well-connected, is essential. Commitment to working beyond partisanship is required, and knowledge of policy solutions to fight corruption, get big money out of politics, end gerrymandering, and give voters more voice and more choice is a plus.

The Research Analyst will be a part of the state campaigns team, on a mission to supercharge the cross-partisan American democracy movement by providing needed high-value assets and services to the most promising efforts across the country.

REPORTING TO THE RESEARCH MANAGER, THE RESEARCH ANALYST WILL:
~Analyze and summarize policy information and legislative text to inform RepresentUs decision-making
~Research key stakeholders in campaign jurisdictions and identify potential partners, allies, and opponents
~Dig into and report on the ins-and-outs of legislative and ballot measure processes
~Triage oncoming research requests and deliver research support to campaign staff, volunteers, and consultants
~Monitor and track reform efforts, political analyses, and media coverage around a range of policy issues
~Identify the gaps in the map where problems are not being solved and where reforms are most needed

SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE
~Experience conducting political and/or policy research. Experience with election reform issues is a plus
~Excellent time-management and prioritization skills, and an ability to work independently and proactively
~Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously
~Excellent written communication skills, with a demonstrated capacity to explain complex policies to non-expert audiences in a concise format
~Highly developed strategic thinking and execution skills
~Ability to parse detailed information quickly and the drive to dig into the specifics
~This is a virtual position, and candidates must have consistent access to reliable internet and phone

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS
~A cover letter explaining your interest in the position and RepresentUs, and detailing relevant research experience
~A resume or CV and your contact information
~A response, in one page or less, to the following prompt: Please compile a one-page memo detailing relevant information for the state campaigns team about The California Voter’s Choice Act. Please use hyperlinks to cite sources (instead of footnotes). Bullet points are encouraged.

Please note that applications that do not include each of these elements will not be considered.
You may submit your application at https://represent.us/careers/

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS
We’re committed to bringing in top talent from all sectors. Accordingly, we offer competitive salaries and great benefits, including health and dental insurance, a health reimbursement account, wellness perks, a dependent care account, a retirement benefit, and employer-funded short-term disability and life insurance.

We offer four weeks of paid vacation a year, plus personal and sick time.

Salary is commensurate with experience, and ranges for this position between $40,000 and $55,000 per year.

This position is virtual. We currently have staff in Massachusetts, North Carolina, Washington DC, Pennsylvania, California, New York, and Texas.

No phone calls, please.

ABOUT REPRESENTUS
RepresentUs is the nation’s leading right-left anti-corruption organization. We bring together conservatives, progressives, and everyone in between to secure crucial victories that fix America’s broken political system.

RepresentUs is a carefully curated mix of seasoned political campaigners, policy wonks, advertising experts, designers, and engineers. We’re not a startup, but we’ve got startup DNA: we’re nimble, constantly learning and iterating, and we push ourselves to push the envelope—to ignore “industry standards” and set a new standard.

We are an inclusive organization that welcomes and celebrates perspectives from all races and ethnicities, genders and identities, political and ideological affiliations, and experiences. We want everyone to feel empowered to bring their authentic selves to work.

We believe our political system should reflect the varied voices of our nation, and so should our team. That’s why we’re an Equal Opportunity Employer; people of color, women, people with disabilities, and LGBTQ candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.



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