FREELANCE POLITICAL RESEARCHER

Job Type

Part Time
Contract

Remote

Ok

Salary

Details: Approximately 25 hours per month; $2,000/per month retainer. Intermittent evening and weekend work required.

Published

05/30/2018

Address

Washington
District of Columbia
United States

Description

SUMMARY OF ROLE

The Political Researcher will provide research support for the Director of the Washington Office/Chief Data Scientist. This is a freelance role as as independent contractor.


ESSENTIAL DELIVERABLES

  • Provide research assistance to the Director of the Washington Office/Chief Data Scientist by collecting, interpreting, analyzing data and proposing appropriate conclusions.
  • Prepare reports, as requested.


QUALIFICATIONS

Skills

  • 3 -4 years of experience as a researcher, or related experience.
  • Map-making software (GIS,Tableau, or others)
  • STATA and/or SPSS
  • Experienced with data manipulation and skilled in database management software
  • Experience with Catalist required. Experience with VAN strongly preferred.
  • Expert facility with data visualization tools and techniques.
  • Ability to use Excel at advanced level, including advanced formatting and charting, VBA and macros, and integration of Excel with other tools.
  • Strong listening, written and oral communications skills and outstanding attention to detail and follow through.


Qualities

  • Passion for working in the social justice sector and progressive politics.
  • Track record of being a highly organized, productive, and efficient in performing research and communicating results of research.
  • Flexible, adaptable and dependable with the ability to pivot quickly depending upon needs.
  • Exercise good judgment and maintain confidentiality.
  • Work independently.
  • Given the deadline-driven nature of our work, proactivity, flexibility and the ability to pivot quickly is a must.


HOURS, COMPENSATION

  • Approximately 25 hours per month; $2,000/per month retainer. Intermittent evening and weekend work required.




Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply

info@sandlerphillipscenter.com

APPLICATION & DEADLINE

To apply, please email a cover letter and a resume, preferably in a single attachment, to: info@sandlerphillipscenter.com. The cover letter should highlight why you are interested in the position and why it is right for you. Please use this as subject line of your email: Researcher.  All documents need to be Microsoft Word or PDF files (PDF files are preferred). Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the role is filled.


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