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Project Manager/Project Lead

Change Research, a Public Benefit Company
Title: Project Manager/Project Lead
Status: Full-time, non-exempt

Location: Palo Alto, CA or remote

Salary: $95-$135k annually, commensurate with experience, plus equity; health, dental, and vision insurance; flexible PTO and company holidays

You are committed to giving back to your community, fighting for what you believe in, and making impactful choices in your everyday life. You wish your career could reflect your commitment to civic engagement, but you’re not sure if there are really jobs that equally value social impact, tech innovation, and business success. There are.

In 2017, we figured out a new way to quickly, affordably, and accurately measure public opinion online. We use this technology to guide forward-thinking candidates and causes and create winning strategies with them. 


Change Research is innovating to solve critically-important problems at the intersection of data, social science, and politics. And in doing this, we hope to make our democracy better.


Ensuring a diverse and inclusive workplace where we learn from each other is core to our values. We invite folks with different backgrounds, experiences, abilities, and perspectives. We are an equal opportunity employer. Join us.

About the role:  

As a Change Research project manager/project lead, you will play a vital part in keeping our polling operation running seamlessly, project managing with internal and external audiences, and meeting client and internal deadlines. You are curious, driven, independent, team-oriented and a go-getter ready to take on a challenge. You are someone who knows when to step up and grab the reins and when to be a team player. You do this in an exceptionally organized and thoughtful way, conscious of ways you can contribute. You are able to evolve over time, driving your own impact and trajectory.

Your responsibilities will include: 

  • Project manage to create efficiencies.

    • Develop and maintain key metrics for productivity, time spent on work, quantity of polling delivered, customer satisfaction, and other KPIs

    • Create process and systems to support and improve polling operations

    • Own productive team meetings

  • Track and scale our polling products.

    • Create systems that allow us to retain excellent customer service, no matter how many polls we deliver each week

    • Continually seek to add value to our systems in a way that drives customer satisfaction and streamlined processes

  • Be our internal last mile.

    • Apply your desire for continual improvement to our processes and documentation so that current and future team members are set up for success

    • Use or build up expertise in the laws of campaign finance

  • Help our clients succeed.

    • Integrate a continual and actionable feedback loop with our clients

    • Act as relationship manager for clients who need to deeply understand our delivery capabilities and pricing


Through it all, you’ll listen, think, communicate and execute in a way that considers the company’s and customer’s process holistically. You are obsessed with quality, problem solving and creativity. You are a team player.


About you:  

  • Experienced in at least two of: polling, political campaigns, consulting, and technology

  • Comfortable jumping into a polling environment if need be and certainly able to explain it well to others

  • A do-er who is exceptionally well organized

  • Able to quickly understand technology-based problems with your innate savvy

  • Thorough with non-stop attention to detail

  • Enthusiastic and professional

  • Startup-minded: you plug holes, get things done, and think of ways to improve systems

  • Calm and collected in the face of deadlines

  • Flexible with the ability to work with a variety of personalities and types of work

  • Excited to be part of a team committed to making a difference in our country’s political climate

Compensation and work environment:  

Ensuring a diverse and inclusive workplace where we learn from each other is core to our values. We invite folks with different backgrounds, experiences, abilities, and perspectives. Our workplace is both casual and professional, and we are committed to learning, fun, and excellence. We are an equal opportunity employer. This full-time position includes equity, health, dental and vision insurance, commuter benefits, flexible PTO, and company holidays.

How to apply:  

Please send a cover letter (in the body of your email), plus your LinkedIn profile and/or your resume to with the subject line "[Your Name] / Project Manager/Project Lead". No phone calls, please.