Deputy Director of Research – Equis

Equis Research is seeking an Deputy Director of Research to manage the day-to-day

operations of its multi-state program of polling and focus groups. We are looking for a deeply

analytical and detail-oriented project manager who wants to work to tackle big questions

about a dynamic and ever-complex segment of the American electorate.

Equis Research launched in early 2019 as a hub for research, data and analysis that helps

demystify the Latino vote. We want to move past the idea of the Latino community as a

monolith, and toward a more sophisticated understanding of the experiences, issue

preferences and political identities of Latinx voters. We are building a deep and longitudinal

understanding of voter attitudes; tracking trends from the past to provide forward-looking

context; building a set of best practices on surveying and targeting the Hispanic community;

and disseminating actionable outcomes for organizations and practitioners looking to engage

this voter.

Equis collaborates with a team of outside firms on data collection and analysis, in addition to

housing a small but expanding set of internal data and analytical capacities.

Responsibilities

The Deputy Director of Research will be responsible for the successful execution of new Equis

research projects.

What that looks like:

● Leading day-to-day management of all quantitative and qualitative research projects

(which generally includes polls, focus groups, and online journaling);

● Acting as the primary liaison with outside pollsters/consultants;

● Working with pollsters/consultants to design and monitor research projects, whether

shepherding decisions on sample design and methodology; helping draft survey

questionnaires and focus group guides; or assisting in the creation of memos and decks;

● Managing the feedback loop between the Equis team(s), partners, subscribers, and

other stakeholders;

● Driving innovation within the organization, in terms of (a) constantly refining Equis

standards and best practices, and (b) keeping up to date with new methodological

approaches, tools and lines of inquiry;

● Supporting the analysis team on its deliverables;

● Working with the team to set research priorities, budget and calendar, and pitching in

as needed on plans, fundraising proposals, and external briefings.

Qualifications

The ideal candidate for this position has:

● Demonstrated project management skills; highly organized and detail-oriented with the

ability to perform and prioritize multiple tasks;

● Familiarity with the A-to-Z of survey research, with experience working with polling or

data science as either a producer or consumer;

● Most importantly, a demonstrated ability to quickly pick up what you didn’t already

know;

● Top-notch problem-solving skills, with experience tackling an unfamiliar situation and

taking the initiative to devise and execute solutions;

● Deep analytical thinking and a dogged desire to get at the truth;

● Outstanding collaboration skills with the ability to work independently and

self-directed; and

● Strong written and oral communication skills and ability to communicate priorities,

needs and expectations.

The ability to write and/or edit in Spanish is preferable but not required. Cultural fluency is

critical.

This position reports to: Director of Research (Partner)

Location: Remote

Employee Status: Full-Time

Salary & Benefits: The minimum salary expectation for this particular position is $75,000,

dependent on relevant experience.

How to apply: Please send your resume and a brief cover letter as a single PDF to

info@equisresearch.us with the position title in the subject line.

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