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Research Manager


NY or DC metro areas




Full Time




Health Insurance: group medical insurance, group dental insurance, group vision insurance
Health FSA and Dependent Care FSA
Paid Time Off: paid federal holidays, unlimited vacations and sick days, six months of paid family leave
401(k): upon three months of employment, access to a 401(k) retirement plan with matching up to 3%.

We are accepting applications on a rolling basis and will continue to interview until filled. We are planning for 2-3 rounds of interviews, all between 30 and 60 minutes via Zoom, in addition to a hiring exercise. While we are looking for the right match, the ideal start date is October 23rd, 2023. If you don’t meet all of the requirements and believe you’re a good fit, we absolutely encourage you to apply and tell us why!

about vote mama

Vote Mama builds the political power of moms.

Vote Mama PAC is the first PAC in the country dedicated to supporting Democratic moms running for office up and down the ballot and across the country.

Vote Mama Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization, is the leading source of research and advocacy on the political participation of moms and works to break the structural barriers moms face running for and serving in elected office.

Vote Mama Lobby, a 501(c)(4) organization, mobilizes fed-up mamas to take action by electing moms and passing truly family-friendly legislation.

about the role

The Research Manager is responsible for executing and overseeing all of Vote Mama’s research projects. To do so, the Research Manager will efficiently and strategically lead data collection, analysis, and completing outputs in collaboration with the Communications team and contractors.

The ideal candidate for this role is a research wizard with exceptional database and Excel skills. You love managing complex research or data projects, distilling information for a variety of audiences, approaching projects with curiosity and a deep desire to push boundaries in your research.

The Research Manager will report to Sarah Hague, Chief Program Officer.

required skills

  • 5+ years experience designing, managing and executing research projects

  • Advanced experience working with Excel, possessing the ability to use spreadsheets, graphing, tables, calculations, and automation efficiently to process large quantities of data

  • Experience building out and working with complex data sets and statistics 

  • Experience and a high level of comfort working with a variety of database systems

  • Previous experience managing contractors and being the lead project manager on complex, long-term lines of work

  • Demonstrated problem-solving skills and ability to enact creative solutions in new or unfamiliar projects 

  • Interest in political research as well as strong alignment with mission 

  • Commitment to learning and implementing current best practices in the policy research field

  • Ability to engage diverse individuals around a common goal

  • Commitment to Vote Mama’s goals and theory of change, and passion for grassroots organizing and commitment to progressive policy change 

  • Must be creative, strategic, collaborative, and organized, with keen attention to detail

  • Ability to work independently and to exercise sound judgment and discretion.

bonus skills

  • Experience working in a growing start up

  • Previous research work in the policy and advocacy space

  • Creative and strategic thinking to grow into new lines of research at Vote Mama

  • A Master's degree or advanced certifications in research

core responsibilities

Research and Data Management 

  • Collect, organize and analyze large sets of data

  • Identify patterns and trends, and draft products that summarize findings 

  • As needed, work with the communications team to interpret research and leverage findings for multiple purposes and audiences, such as social media, op-eds, website posts, and more.

Project Management 

  • Manage the relationship with contractors who work on reports and research, holding project management and ensuring quality and timeliness of work product

  • Manage all aspects of the data collection and analysis process, including coordination of internal and external stakeholders and contractors. 

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