Research Associate

  • Full Time
  • Washington, DC
  • Applications have closed

Website The Hub Project

Reports to: Associate Director for Policy & Research
Location: Washington D.C. (Remote through 2021)
Status: Full time; Exempt (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.)
Salary Range: $45,000 to $55,000

Position Summary

We’re looking for a Research Associate to join a dynamic and growing Policy and Research team here at the Hub Project. The Research Associate will work closely with the Associate Director for Policy & Research and the rest of the team to engage on issue advocacy in a manner that furthers the Hub Project’s mission. Our team produces persuasive, effective research and policy materials that power and strengthen the Hub’s issue advocacy campaigns, all of which are dedicated to producing a more just and inclusive democracy and economy.

As a Research Associate, you will:

  • Work with the Associate Director, as well as the rest of the Hub team, to support the timely development of persuasive analyses that complement and advance our issue advocacy campaigns.
  • Draft everything from internal factsheets to products for public release.
    Help translate sometimes dense policy research into digestible and useful information for internal and public distribution.
  • Fact-check materials and ensure that all our arguments are backed up with solid evidence and advance our policy aims.
  • Contribute to the development of new ideas for products and analyses that can advance our arguments and support our goals.
  • Provide support to the development of rapid-response materials when breaking news and/or unexpected events affect our campaigns.
  • Collaborate with Hub Project staff on other teams (digital, communications, campaigns) to meet their research needs.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

About you:

  • You are committed to a just and inclusive economy that delivers opportunity and dignity to all Americans and you are passionate about preserving and strengthening our democracy.
  • You’re committed to racial equity and value working with people from diverse racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds.
  • You’re comfortable with policy and data analysis and translating academic research jargon into plain (and compelling) language.
  • You are open to evolving responsibilities and enjoy working on multiple issues and projects.
  • You’re an excellent writer and editor, with an eye towards overall quality.
  • You’re comfortable working under tight deadlines in a dynamic work environment.
  • You can manage multiple projects while also contributing to a team.
  • You’re well organized and are detail oriented.


Comprehensive benefits package that includes employer-paid health, dental, and vision insurance, 3% employer match on 401k contributions, pre-tax transportation benefits, and paid holidays, vacation, sick, and volunteer time off.

COVID-19 Safety Considerations
We are currently working remotely due to COVID-19. However, this position is based in Washington, DC and candidates will be expected to relocate to work in person when determined by the project. (Safety remains our top priority and we continue to follow CDC guidance.)

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.