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Research Manager

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Democracy North Carolina
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Morrisville, NC

Democracy North Carolina


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Published 10 days ago

April 1, 2021
March 26, 2021
$50,000 - $59,000Hiring salary will be based on experience

The Research Manager is a full-time position that supports Democracy NC’s efforts to advance structural democracy reform and mitigate harm from voting restrictions through legislative, administrative, and legal channels. The Research Manager will help develop and carry out the organization’s long-term reform agenda by conducting research, data analysis, and writing reports on various topics relating to democracy and voting rights. The position will also assist with the creation of both voter education materials for traditional and social media. 

The Research Manager reports to the Advocacy Director and works directly alongside another team member who supports our election protection programs and advocacy work. This position is currently remote but is based in the organization’s Morrisville office. During the summer, the Research Manager is responsible for supervision and support for our Advocacy Summer Fellows. 

Role Responsibilities:  

● Analysis of large datasets (qualitative and quantitative) and generation of data heavy  organizational resources; 

● Generation/Drafting of timely and responsive research reports to inform and support  organizational priorities; 

● Onboarding, management, work-planning, and evaluation of summer research fellows;  ● Support for Communications/Digital as needed upon request, especially for local impact  statistics, data visualizations, and factsheets; 

● Creation and facilitation of data trainings, as needed, for Advocacy Team interns, colleagues,  and community partners; 

● Data support for Coalition Partners, Press, and Regional Managing Organizers as needed, upon  request; and  

● Research related to legislative/administrative developments, as directed by Advocacy Director.

During Major Election Cycles: 

● Lead site targeting and volunteer assignments for Election Protection program,  ● Statewide and disaggregated (race, ethnicity, age, gender) turnout analyses after major  elections;  

● Early Voting site and hour usage analysis, including analysis to support site/hour expansions in  the case of contested plans; and  

● Early Voting Advocacy talking points upon request, especially for county board members  appealing alternate plans to the state board. 

Desired Skills: 

● Policy research experience, familiar with quantitative and qualitative analysis and able to  translate its significance to stakeholders and the general public. 

● Experience with Excel/Google Sheets required; Tableau/GIS/R/STATA a plus but not required. ● Excellent written and verbal communication skills. 

● Sharp, strategic thinker who can work independently as well as in a team setting and is  intellectually curious.  

● Close attention to and experience managing details. 

● At ease in a dynamic, fast-paced work environment. 

Qualifications: 

● 2-3 years of work experience in a related field, OR 1-2 years of work experience in a related  field and a relevant graduate degree (e.g., JD, MSW, MPA, MPP, Journalism). ● Some staff management/project management experience preferred.  

● Interest in learning North Carolina election law with ability to build deep expertise on the details  of policy and practice (both at statewide and local levels). 

● Versatile and creative researcher, with both qualitative and quantitative research experience.  ● Commitment to North Carolina and the South.  

● Commitment to racial justice and understanding of structural and institutional oppression. 


The Research Manager is a full-time position that supports Democracy NC’s efforts to advance structural democracy reform and mitigate harm from voting restrictions through legislative, administrative, and legal channels. The Research…

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  • Full Time Schedule
  • Professional

Benefits

Benefits include company paid medical, dental, vision, life, ADD. Paid holidays and PTO. Opportunity to participate in company retirement plan.

Benefits include company paid medical, dental, vision, life, ADD. Paid holidays and PTO. Opportunity to participate in company retirement plan.

Level of Language Proficiency

English, Spanish is a plus

English, Spanish is a plus

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work may be performed anywhere in United States
Associated Location
3000 Aerial Center Parkway, 160, Morrisville, NC 27560

How to Apply

Send a cover letter and resume to jobs@democracync.org. Position will remain open until filled. Subject line should read “Research Manager” coupled with your name. No phone calls please.

Send a cover letter and resume to jobs@democracync.org. Position will remain open until filled. Subject line should read “Research Manager” coupled with your name. No phone calls…

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