Associate Director, Polling & Analytics

Website The Hub Project

Reports to: Senior Director, Polling & Analytics
Location: Washington, DC
Status: Full-time; Exempt
Salary range: $82,000 – $105,000

About The Hub
Launched in 2016, The Hub is a nonprofit effort made up of a growing team of communications, research, and organizing experts with extensive experience in campaign strategy, digital, polling, and analytics. We believe in a country where everyone has the opportunity to succeed in our economy and participate in our democracy. We make that vision a reality by partnering with advocacy groups – bringing surge capacity and coordination to build innovative and effective campaigns.

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
We value diversity and inclusion and are committed to creating an environment where people from all backgrounds can participate, grow, and succeed in our organization. We believe we have a duty to use our power and privilege to contribute to transformational change to ensure our government is working for everyone and that all families have a fair shot.

What You’ll Do
The Associate Director, Polling & Analytics will work to manage and oversee public opinion research projects primarily associated with the Navigator Research project incubated within The Hub Project. The Associate Director will be responsible for managing a robust pipeline of polling, data, and analytics projects and contributing to each aspect of the research lifecycle is executed successfully, including instrument development, data analysis, identifying key findings and strategic recommendations, working with external vendors, overseeing the creation and production of publicly-facing deliverables, and presenting results to internal stakeholders and external partners.

You’ll be someone who is intimately versed on broader trends in public opinion and is able to be a resource to everyone at The Hub Project. You’ll report on them to our team and partners across the progressive movement. You’ll have experience managing all aspects of the research lifecycle on quantitative and qualitative public opinion research project. You will be the day-to-day lead on project management for the Navigator Research project, a public opinion research project designed to act as a consistent, flexible, responsive tool to inform policy debates. You’ll also coordinate day-to-day relationships with external consultants and assist with data and information sharing with key partners that we frequently work with.

As the Associate Director, Polling & Analytics, some of the specific responsibilities you have will include:

●      Working with external consultants to manage and direct all components of the quantitative and qualitative research lifecycle, including questionnaire design, discussion guides, data analysis, and both written and graphical reporting for both Navigator Research products and other public opinion research projects.
●      Presenting and communicating results from polling, data, and analytics projects both internally to strategically inform and advance The Hub Project’s issue advocacy campaigns, as well as to stakeholders across the progressive community, elected officials, and the press.
●      Managing outreach and network of leading progressive polling and analytics vendors in conjunction with the Senior Director, including serving as the day-to-day contact for management of research products and deliverables.
●      Working with the Senior Director and Director to identify opportunities whenever possible to expand The Hub Project’s capacity for advanced quantitative measurement and assessment and employ cutting-edge techniques and methodologies.
●      Serving as the primary point of contact to all departments and campaign leads at The Hub Project that are engaged in quantitative measurement and assessment.
●      Overseeing and helping manage the workflow of at least two positions, one focused on managing the data and analytics needs of the organization, as well as the workflow of an Associate for the Polling & Analytics team.
●      Perform other duties as assigned.

This position is included in a union-represented collective bargaining unit; specific employment terms and conditions are subject to labor-management negotiations and a potential Collective Bargaining Agreement.

What We’re Looking For
●      You are committed to a just and inclusive economy that delivers opportunity and dignity to all Americans, and are passionate about strengthening American democracy.
●      You have at least 5 years of experience working in survey research, data science, and/or analytics (such as with a research supplier, market research organization, or media outlet) or equivalent.
●      You have experience with statistical software packages and/or programming skills, such as R, Python, SPSS, STATA, Python, and/or SQL.
●      You are familiar managing all elements of the survey research lifecycle.
●      You have experience working with voter files, particularly TargetSmart and/or Catalist.
●      You’re extremely organized and pay close attention to detail.
●      You’re have experience manipulating and translating complex datasets into key findings and strategic recommendations.
●      Train and mentor junior staff and facilitate their career development while fostering an environment that encourages teamwork and collaboration.
●      Represent The Hub Project in the political polling and data analytics communities.
●      You have a sense of humor and are intellectually curious.

In addition, it would be a bonus if…
●      You have experience working with data visualization software, such as Tableau or GIS.
●      You have experience with graphic design software, such as Photoshop or InDesign.

What We Offer
The Hub Project provides a comprehensive and competitive benefits package that includes, but is not limited to:
●      100% employer paid medical, vision, and dental premiums for employee, spouse, and dependent(s)
●      Three% automatic 401k employer contribution plus an additional 3% employer match on 401k contributions – fully vested on the first day of employment
●      A Health Reimbursement Account to subsidize co-pay, prescription, and other medical costs
●      Generous PTO policy including paid holidays, vacation, sick and volunteer time off
●      Monthly Tech Connectivity and Wellness stipend

COVID-19 Safety Considerations and Vaccination Policy
To center the safety and well-being of its employees, The Hub requires that any employee must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Employees are expected to report to work in person; all individuals entering the Hub offices will be asked to produce vaccination documentation for entrance to the premises. Accommodations may be sought and approved in accordance with the law by contacting human resources at [email protected]

How to apply
To begin the application process, click “Apply For This Job.” This announcement will remain posted until the position is filled. Please note that only those individuals whose qualifications match the current needs of this position will be considered applicants and will receive responses from The Hub. Thank you for your interest.

New Venture Fund Careers
The Hub is a project of the New Venture Fund, a 501(c)(3) public charity that incubates new and innovative public-interest projects and grant-making programs. The New Venture 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 New Venture 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.

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