Technical Data Analyst Fellow

When the story of the 2020 election is told, there will be a section about how we won back our democracy with insight and data: that polling innovations helped thousands of candidates -- from the Democratic nominee for President, to municipal candidates and everyone in between -- use modern data science techniques to win.

 

You want to be at the center of that. You are building a career that bridges technology and politics, combining the best of both worlds to strengthen Democratic political infrastructure. You work on doing things better, and you thrive in an environment that prizes a commitment to impact and accuracy in a fast-paced campaign-like environment.

 

As a Change Research junior polling analyst, you will be an integral member of the polling team. Change Research employs a scientific approach to polling. This is an ideal position for someone who loves political data, is excited about innovative approaches to public opinion research, and is focused on playing a part in the 2020 elections. 

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. Join us.

 

About You:

 

As a Change Research Technical Data Analyst Fellow, you will be responsible for many of the technical and analytical components of conducting a poll. Change Research employs a fast-paced, scientific approach to polling, and you will have the opportunity to make our polls as fast-paced and scientifically rigorous as possible. This is an ideal position for someone who loves doing social science research, is well versed in technology and data analysis, and wants to get their hands dirty in pursuit of a good cause.

 

As our Technical Data Analyst Fellow, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Use your technical skills to weight and break down survey responses and generate crosstabs

  • Program and QA surveys

  • Surface insights on our data to help forward-thinking candidates and causes

  • Create technical tools to streamline all aspects of the survey process, from respondent recruitment to presentation of results

  • Assist survey data analysts with technical tasks

  • Collect data on political districts, candidates, and issues. 

  • Work with our data science and engineering teams to create best practices around weighting and analysis

  • Adjust recruitment parameters for surveys as they field to ensure that we’re collecting a representative sample

 

You Are:
 

  • Proficient with spreadsheets, SQL, and Python or R

  • Well-versed in the language of data

  • Experienced in politics or social science 

  • Comfortable working from the command line

  • Rigorous in your attention to details

  • Able to explain data and numbers in simple language

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

  • 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

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

  • Comfortable working simultaneously on multiple projects with multiple other team members

About Us:​

 

In 2017, Change Research 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.

 

Compensation and work environment:  

We are an equal opportunity employer with a team around the country. We offer a workplace that is both casual and professional, and a culture that is committed to learning, fun, and excellence. Our fellowship is an election-season position. It is full-time, begins right away, and ends Nov. 30, 2020.

 

Status: Full-time through November 2020.

Location: Remote. 

Salary: $5000-$6000/month, plus health, dental, and vision insurance; company holidays

How to apply:  

 

Please send a cover letter, LinkedIn profile, and resume to jobs@changeresearch.com

Email subject line: "[Your Name] / Technical Data Analyst Fellow." Let us know where you heard about us.

 

We encourage all qualified applicants, including women, people of color, gays and lesbians, transgender people, veterans, and people with disabilities.

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