WOMEN VOTE! Independent Expenditure Research Manager

Website EMILY's List

EMILY’s List the nation’s largest resource for women in politics

WOMEN VOTE! Independent Expenditure Research Manager

Reports to: WOMEN VOTE! Research Director

Supervisory Responsibilities: None

FLSA Status: Exempt

Union Position: Yes

This is a cycle position through December 31st, 2022


EMILY’s List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, is searching for a Research Manager to join our WOMEN VOTE! Independent Expenditure team. The  Research Manager is responsible for assisting in the research and voter communication  components of the independent expenditure program.

At EMILY’s List, you’ll be part of a dynamic team committed to electing Democratic pro choice women up and down the ballot. Read on for more details about the job and about  EMILY’s List.

Essential Job Functions

• Research and track information on candidates, campaigns and districts for  internal organization needs;

• Track campaigns in the media, such as local news outlets, blogs, social media, TV  and radio advertisements, as well as public polling;

• Write comprehensive research books after a thorough analysis of candidates; • Assist in fact-checking WOMEN VOTE! program communications;

• Assist in providing research back up to polls and program communications;

• Proofreading and copy editing documents;

• Work with Research Director to ensure voter communications leave the building  error-free;

• Provide departmental support as needed;

• Other duties as assigned.


This is not an entry level position. Excellent organizational skills and an obsession with  accuracy and details are a must.

• 2-4 years minimum of leadership in a research capacity on campaigns, at a  Democratic committee, or other Democratic independent expenditures

• Demonstrated research skills, including original research, legislative tracking,  campaign finance review, and policy analysis;

• Understanding of fact-checking process and ability to manage process during  high-volume, fast-paced periods;

• Excellent written and oral communication skills, strong attention to detail and  ability to multi-task and juggle multiple large projects and deadlines;

• Previous experience writing long-form research books a plus

• All candidates should possess commitment and passion to elect Democratic pro choice Women, as well as a commitment to the diversity of our candidates,  membership, partners, and staff.

The salary for this position is $62,000 – $70,000 and comes with a  comprehensive benefits package. The starting pay for this position is equal to others at  the same level throughout the organization.

To apply, submit your application via our job portal: WV! Research Manager. If you are selected for an  interview, you will be contacted directly. No calls, please.

Our office is based in Washington, DC. All positions are currently working  remotely due to the pandemic.

About EMILY’s List

EMILY’s List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, has raised over $700  million to elect Democratic pro-choice women candidates. With a grassroots community  of over five million members, EMILY’s List helps Democratic women win competitive  campaigns – across the country and up and down the ballot – by recruiting and training  candidates, supporting and helping build strong campaigns, researching the issues that  impact women and families, running nearly $50 million in independent expenditures in  the last cycle alone, and turning out women voters and voters of color to the polls. Since  our founding in 1985, we have helped elect the country’s first woman as vice president,  157 women to the House, 26 to the Senate, 16 governors, and more than 1,300 women to  state and local office. More than 40 percent of the candidates EMILY’s List has helped  elect to Congress have been women of color. After the 2016 election, more than 60,000  women reached out to EMILY’s List about running for office laying the groundwork for  the next decade of candidates for local, state, and national offices. In our effort to elect  more women in offices across the country, we have created our Run to Win program,  expanded our training program, including a Training Center online, and trained  thousands of women.

EMILY’s List is an Equal Opportunity Employer that values a multicultural,  diverse working environment. Applicants of diverse backgrounds are  welcomed and encouraged to apply.


EMILY’s List prohibits discrimination of employment, promotion, compensation,  terms, conditions, or privileges of employment based on gender, disability, race, age,  national origin, color, creed, sexual orientation, sex (including marital and parental

status), gender identity and expression, religion, economic status, ethnic identity,  veteran’s status, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work  being performed by the person holding this position. This is not an exhaustive list of all  duties and responsibilities. EMILY’s List reserves the right to amend and change  responsibilities to meet organizational needs as necessary.