Senior Research Associate

The Research team, a key strategic partner for program teams across Democracy Fund, is one of the more public-facing parts of the organization. Through original data collection, analysis, and synthesis, we improve the organization’s strategic and tactical decisions, as well as guide and inspire other funders in the democracy space. In addition to communicating findings internally, we partner with outside experts and academics to disseminate that work publicly, increasing its potential impact.

The Research team is seeking a highly motivated and skilled senior research associate to support the work of the associate research director. This new position is a unique opportunity to help launch a new research and funder-influence effort, which includes original data collection, analysis, and the creation of high-profile, public-facing work on the health and well-being of American democracy. Our team is highly collaborative and passionate about helping our organization and others working in the democracy space make sense of the current, tumultuous political environment.

We are looking for someone who loves working in a mission-driven, entrepreneurial environment and brings a keen attention to detail. Ideal candidates will have strong analytical and research skills, project management experience, proven writing ability, and the ability to manage multiple tasks while collaborating with different stakeholders across the organization. They will also have a strong interest and knowledge of American politics, including political beliefs and behaviors of Americans, political institutions, or other topics related to the study of our democracy.

This position will report directly to, and work closely with, the associate research director and advance the team’s purpose by taking on a variety of research-based, analytical, and administrative tasks as well as project management.


Democracy Fund is committed to a diverse workplace, seeking voices and expertise from people from across the political spectrum. Our board, staff, advisors, and grantees include Republicans, Democrats, and Independents. Democracy Fund is an Equal Opportunity Employer, where we encourage candidates of all ages, color, ethnic background, country of origin, religion, disability status, gender, sexual orientation, and gender identity to apply.

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  • Nadira Fant
    published this page in Job Board 2024-02-21 10:57:22 -0500