Job Posting:
Research Manager

CEIR seeks a qualified Research Manager to join our team.

The Research Manager will report to the Executive Director and will be responsible for the execution of CEIR’s research agenda. The Research Manager will assist or lead research activities generally associated with the conduct of elections and voting. Under the supervision of the Executive Director, the Research Manager determines objectives and milestones, builds effective relationships within the team and with partners, and performs the following activities:

– Manage day-to-day operational and tactical aspects of multiple research studies, delegating or coordinating duties with research staff as appropriate
– Develop and manage project activity timelines, study budgets, and tracking documents for study management, progress tracking, and general logistics
– Design and manage research studies, including the development of methodologies and data collection tools
– Lead and supervise research and support staff. Provide and oversee appropriate training of research staff
– Develop and maintain research-team specific standard operating procedures and training materials
– Submit routine (informal) progress reports to the Executive Director
– Work closely with the operations manager on issues related to budget, grant compliance, and other financial issues
– Collaborate with public and private sector partners, including academic and research organizations, to facilitate implementation of project objectives
– Conduct data analysis and draft study reports
– Conduct literature reviews to identify research and emerging data relevant to projects

This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced and highly motivated individual who wants to make a substantial, positive, nonpartisan impact on elections and American democracy. The Research Manager’s primary workplace will be CEIR’s Washington, DC office. The Research Manager also must be available for occasional business travel.

About You
– At least 2-4 years’ experience being involved with research
– Demonstrated management skills and experience to oversee the operational activities of a small team (past supervisory experience strongly preferred)
– Able to provide input to the strategic and operational plans for research projects
– Able to exercise independent judgment and discretion on significant matters related to research
– Strong writer, with a strong attention to detail
– Proficient with data analysis
– Live in the Washington, DC Metropolitan Area

Preferred Qualifications
– Master’s or Doctoral degree
– Previous experience with election administration or state election officials

Competitive pay will be offered commensurate with qualifications, and benefits will be provided (including medical, dental, and vision insurance).

Application Process
– Email the following to
1. Brief cover letter explaining your interest (less than one page)
2. Resume
3. Three References
4. Writing sample (less than 20 pages)

Interviews and hiring will be done on a rolling basis.