Position Summary

Equity Forward, a project of the Hopewell Fund, is looking for a Research Associate to conduct political and opposition style research on reproductive health issues. The ideal candidate will have a background in political research and a commitment to protecting reproductive rights.


The Research Associate will be an integral member of the project’s core team. The position requires excellent written and verbal communication skills, the ability to think strategically, incredible attention to detail, and strong organizational skills. A flexible personality, sense of humor, and positive attitude are also essential.


This position is remote and can be performed from any location in the United States but requires adherence to East Coast work hours. The salary range for this position is $65,000 to $75,000, commensurate with experience.


Essential Responsibilities and Tasks

      Conducting public records research including FOIA/RTK/Sunshine requests and productions

      Reviewing received records and compiling public records reports

      Experience conducting interviews whether through political methodology or journalism

      Working with project director to generate campaign products and external facing documents such as research reports and fact sheets

      Assisting project director with research work with partner organizations

      Other duties as assigned


Required Experience, Knowledge, and Skills

      2-4 years of experience in political research or related fields. This could include academic research, political advocacy, campaign, policy analysis or public policy research, and/or experience on Capitol Hill or in state government;

      Excellent verbal and written communication skills;

      Smart political judgment and discerning eye;

      Ability to work independently and juggle competing priorities and strict deadlines;

      Proven track record for being a self-starter;

      Attention to detail;

      Commitment to reproductive health issues


Preferred Experience, Knowledge, and Skills

      Professional research experience in a similar position as an investigator, political advocacy researcher, campaign researcher, or government employee

      Experience analyzing financial reports and disclosures

      Knowledge of state and federal government systems

      Ability to travel periodically


How to Apply

Email cover letter and resume to info@equityfwd.org with “Research Associate Applicant” in the subject line.


Hopewell Fund Careers

Equity Forward is a project of the Hopewell Fund, a 501(c)(3) public charity that incubates new and innovative public-interest projects and grant-making programs. The Hopewell Fund is committed to attracting, developing and retaining exceptional people, and to creating a work environment that is dynamic, rewarding and enables each of us to realize our potential. The Hopewell Fund’s work environment is safe and open to all employees and partners, respecting the full spectrum of race, color, religious creed, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, political affiliation, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, and all other classifications protected by law in the locality and/or state in which you are working.

About Equity Forward

Equity Forward is a watchdog project that seeks to ensure transparency and accountability among anti-reproductive health groups and individuals who are actively working to deny people access to services such as birth control and abortion.Equity Forward exists to not only conduct our own public information campaigns, but also to provide information to support others in the reproductive health, rights and justice community.Our work is singular. We do not create policy, we do not provide legal defense and we do not engage in elections. Equity Forward exists to create a window into what opponents of reproductive health care are doing, operationally and tactically, in order to expose malfeasance, fraud, unethical practices and false information to hold these forces accountable.