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Bold Decision: Research Manager

Job Post

Job Post

Washington, DC, USA
Posted on Wednesday, April 3, 2024

Bold Decision: Research Manager




$60,000-$70,000 / Yearly


Bold Decision



Employer Type

Consulting Firm

Application Instructions

If you are passionate about political research and thrive in a collaborative, dynamic environment, we encourage you to apply. Please submit your resume and a cover letter highlighting your relevant experience and why you want to join our team to jobs@bold-decision.com. Bold Decision is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace. We encourage applications from individuals of all backgrounds and identities.

Job Description

**Company Overview:**
Bold Decision is a boutique research firm specializing in custom local, state, and national-level political and public affairs research projects. Our team advises some of the nation's leading political candidates, campaigns, independent expenditures, corporations, trade associations, and nonprofits through impactful research to confidently make bold decisions and achieve their goals.

Founded in 2022 by award winning research-driven political consultants, Bold Decision is a small but rapidly growing Democratic firm that is seeking a research manager who is passionate about joining the team to learn quickly and take on a variety of research, consulting, and campaign tasks.

**Position Summary:**
We are seeking a Research Manager to join our team for the upcoming election season and beyond. This is a permanent, full-time role based in Washington DC supporting clients throughout the nation.

The Research Manager will work with the senior leaders conducting custom primary research projects for top political and corporate clients. This position requires strategic thinking, independent project management and a strong desire for leadership responsibility.

The successful candidate will actively support all phases of quantitative and qualitative research projects, including questionnaire development, fieldwork coordination, data analysis, and crafting client deliverables. This successful candidate will directly contribute to impactful political and issue advocacy research by working on multiple projects in a fast-paced environment.

The right candidate must understand research design, analysis, and execution. An important responsibility is intelligent interpretation and representation of data and numbers into actionable recommendations. Candidates should display solid communication and presentation skills, attention to detail, commitment to quality, superior analytical capabilities and demonstrated initiative. Willingness to work hard and interest in constant professional growth are essential.
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- Work alongside the firm’s partners on political and issue advocacy research projects
- Produce initial analyses and draft or revisions of visual presentations
- Ensure accuracy and quality of client deliverables
- Support quantitative project quality control and data management
- Scoping projects, proposing methodologies, and directly support business development activities.
- Manage day-to-day project tasks and communication
- Observe and write reports for voter focus groups
- Conduct supporting research and directly contribute to survey instrument development
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- **A campaign attitude: **Especially during the election cycle, this job requires dedication, often outside of standard office hours supporting clients across the country. This is not a traditional 9-5 role; evening and weekend work and communication will be required from time to time.
- Ability to operate in a face-paced environment and work on a variety of subject matters
- **A political mindset: **High interest in political and issue advocacy research
- Exceptional attention to detail and organizational skills
- Very comfortable working with numbers and quantitative data
- Strong motivation, self-direction, and ability to work efficiently
- Strong proficiency in Excel, PowerPoint, and Word
- Prior quantitative experience is highly recommended. Solid understanding of statistics and quantitative research methods is essential, though the requisite skill set and aptitude involves intelligent judgment and a willingness to learn and improve.
- Bachelor’s degree or equivalent (at a minimum) with strong academic record and strong quantitative skills
- Ideally 2-3+ years (minimum 1 year) of related work experience in campaigns, politics, public policy, advocacy, consulting, or public opinion/ market research
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**Though not required, definitely let us know if you have demonstrated experience…**
- Working with voter files
- Working with voter opinion data
- Crafting and executing comprehensive research methodologies
- Using mapping or data visualization software such as GIS or Tableau
- Leveraging research to drive compelling advocacy or communications programs

**Compensation and Benefits:**
- Competitive salary range: $60,000 to $70,000 based on experience
- Comprehensive benefits package including health insurance and retirement plan with employer match