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
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.
The Deputy Director of Research will be responsible for the successful execution of new Equis
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
● 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.
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
● 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
● 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
This position reports to: Director of Research (Partner)
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
firstname.lastname@example.org with the position title in the subject line.