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Part-time Contract Survey Manager

Progressive Data Jobs

Progressive Data Jobs

Posted on Wednesday, May 1, 2024

Position Summary

Part-time contract survey manager

Survey 160 seeks a part-time survey management contractor to manage text-message-based data collection projects. Survey 160 is a research company that builds and uses proprietary software to conduct live interviewer SMS and text-to-web surveys on elections, public policy, and other topics.

This survey management contractor will work with the Chief Research Officer and Director of Survey Operations to conduct quantitative research both in support of client projects and company-wide services, clean/sort/maintain survey data, and assist with ongoing client operations with respect to data collection using our proprietary software. Through this work, you will help Survey 160 achieve its mission of providing accurate and actionable public opinion research at affordable costs.

The survey management contractor role is fully remote and can be based anywhere, conditional on being authorized to work in the United States. For this role, we are looking for someone willing to work evening and weekend hours.

This is a temporary position to support data collection efforts during the 2024 election season and is expected to end in November 2024.

This position is ideal for late-stage PhD students or other candidates with established quantitative skills and schedule flexibility. We are looking for candidates who are passionate about survey research, methodological innovation and advancing progressive values.


  • 1-2 years of experience in programming surveys, performing quality control checks, and/or managing projects for clients.
  • Demonstrated fluency with R or Stata for cleaning and analyzing data; proven ability to debug own code and code of others.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and professionally, especially in writing appropriate to be delivered to a client.
  • Proficiencies in Microsoft Excel and Google Sheets.
  • Ability to work well with remote colleagues.
  • Problem-solving, critical thinking & communication skills.
  • Highest degree of integrity, specifically with respect to access to sensitive client information/data.


  • Demonstrated interest in advancing progressive values.
  • Prior academic or industry experience with survey design and/or survey data analysis, especially including list-based sampling, weighting, and preparation of toplines and crosstabs.
  • Ability to creatively contribute to internal research to develop best practices for live SMS and text-to-web surveys.


Survey 160 is a fully remote company, though all applicants must be eligible to work in the United States and be able to virtually meet with other team members during US time zone working hours. Willingness to work night and night weekend hours is preferred for this contract position.


The compensation for this contract is $35 per hour.


We are looking for flexible capacity for up to 20 hours per week. For this role, we are looking for someone who is willing to work on Saturdays, Sundays, and evenings. Specifics are negotiable, but the ability to at least be on call during weekends is essential.