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Researcher

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Following the money in politics

OpenSecrets is seeking a new member of our Research team. This Researcher will be responsible for helping to collect, curate, and add value to all types of money in politics data, from the local to presidential level. As a researcher they will help OpenSecrets create tools to help connect money in politics data with issues of importance in American life, turning millions of data points into meaningful and impactful resources for the public.

This Researcher will work closely with other staff at OpenSecrets, including current Research & Media staff. They will also work with new and existing partners in the media, the advocacy community, and the general public, to identify ways in which money in politics data can be presented to reach new audiences and provide value to existing debates. They should be familiar with working with large and sensitive datasets, and they ideally will be familiar with administering and analyzing survey data.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • Experience working with and analyzing large datasets, equivalent to 2-3 years in a similar position, or equivalent coursework completed through higher education.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • The ability to work with diverse populations is required.
  • The ability to manage multiple priorities and projects both independently and as a member of a team.
  • Good computer skills – experience with Microsoft Access, Microsoft SQL, or similar database programming languages is highly desirable.
  • Knowledge of and interest in American government and money in politics.

SALARY AND BENEFITS: 

  • Salary range is $48,000-$52,000/year.
  • We are a fully remote organization and this person can be based anywhere in the U.S.
  • OpenSecrets offers an excellent benefits package, including full medical, dental, 403(b) match, generous vacation and sick leave, and all federal holidays paid.

HOW TO APPLY: 

To apply, send your resume and cover letter to jobs+researcher@crp.org. Include how you learned of this position in your cover letter.

People of diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply. OpenSecrets is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating a diverse and inclusive organizational culture. We do not discriminate against candidates and employees because of their disability, sex, race, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age, veteran status, or any other protected status under the law.

ABOUT US: OpenSecrets is the nation’s premier research group tracking money in U.S. politics and its effect on elections and public policy. Our mission is to track the flow of money in American politics and provide the data and analysis to strengthen democracy. Our vision is for Americans to use this knowledge to create a more vibrant, representative and accountable democracy.

To apply for this job email your details to jobs+researcher@crp.org

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