Partnerships & Community Engagement Team

Company Details

Analyst Institute

Analyst Institute is looking to fill multiple roles as it grows its Partnerships and Community Engagement (PCE) team. This team ensures that over a decade’s worth of research is disseminated across the progressive community and that our research remains relevant and accessible to a broad range of organizers, campaigners, strategists, and funders. We accomplish this by cultivating strategic partnerships, convening a diverse array of practitioners, conducting in-person and remote trainings to build long-term capacity, producing resources to help put our latest findings into practice, and much more.

We are looking first and foremost for people who are enthusiastic about using evidence to help progressives build power and win elections. There are a variety of backgrounds and skill sets that fit in well on this team, and we’re looking for people at a range of experience levels, from those who are early in their career, to those who have a decade or more of electoral or advocacy experience. If this sounds like you, we encourage you to apply!

You’ll fit right in on the team if you are someone who is:

Partner Focused – As the Partnerships and Community Engagement team, we are often the “face” of Analyst Institute – most of the progressive community interacts primarily through the materials, reports, and meetings that we produce. We play a key role in supporting the feedback loop at Analyst Institute, ensuring that partner feedback informs the research we conduct and the content we produce.

Intellectually Curious – Not only are we always incorporating new research into our understanding of what works, we’re also improving how we engage with the community. A strong hunger to learn and grow is key.

Collaborative – We lean on each other to share ideas, get feedback, and make sure we’re giving the best guidance to our partners. We’re intellectually humble and not afraid to ask each other for help.

Resourceful and Solutions-Oriented– We’re a “get things done” team. We embrace the fact that our research and knowledge spans more than a decade, and aren’t afraid to go back into the archives to find answers to questions.

Equitable and Inclusive – Taking an active approach to equity and inclusion is expected of all Analyst Institute staff, but our close work with a diverse range of partners, including those from historically marginalized communities, puts a premium on the expression of these values throughout our everyday work.

Job Duties

We’re looking to hire staff to serve a number of different areas of our work. Roles and responsibilities will vary based on experience and skills, but all members of the PCE team are expected to quickly immerse themselves in Analyst Institute’s key research and recommendations and will engage with a wide variety of partners.

Building and Cultivating Partnerships

Our partnerships work is one of the most hands-on ways that we engage with the progressive community in order to strengthen the use of rigorous research in decision making. All staff who engage in partnerships work play a role in:

  • Training and advising partners via webinars, in-person meetings, and convenings
  • Assisting in the creation of training materials and content for a wide variety of audiences
  • Staying in regular communication with a broad swath of partners

More senior partnership staff are responsible for overseeing a portfolio of strategic partnerships and/or initiatives with organizations across the progressive movement. Responsibilities include:

  • Developing stronger relationships with existing partners and cultivating relationships with new ones
  • Engaging with senior leadership at partner organizations to build evidence-driven programming and decision-making into their work
  • Setting goals and managing the logistics of key initiatives and partnerships
  • Supporting other Analyst Institute staff in training and partnership development

Community Management and Convening

Analyst Institute supports the Analyst Group, a community of over 6,000 practitioners, technologists, funders, and researchers across the progressive space. We bring together this community through our materials, webinars, and large research retreats.

Responsibilities for staff working on community management and convening include:

  • Ensuring a seamless experience interacting with our website, materials, and meetings
  • Growing and supporting the Analyst Group membership base
  • Designing agendas, overseeing staffing and logistics, and content development for Analyst Institute’s convenings and webinars of various sizes
  • Overseeing general maintenance and support of our technical systems, such as CRM management and website content

Training and Curriculum Development

Our training and curriculum development work ensures that our materials are accessible, relevant, and actionable for our partners.

Responsibilities for staff working on training and curriculum development include:

  • Orienting our materials around a goal of cultivating an informed and empowered community of practitioners who can leverage Analyst Institute’s findings to make analytical, evidence-driven decisions
  • Developing, maintaining, and organizing training content and curriculum, including written and visual materials
  • Making our learning tools and content accessible to a wide range of audiences, with a focus on accessibility, equity, and inclusion
  • Building team capacity for training and translation of research
  • Tracking and reporting on key metrics for trainings and convenings


There are a variety of experiences and skill sets that could help someone succeed in these roles. We encourage you to apply even if you do not feel you fit all of the requirements.

You are someone who:

  • Believes deeply that applying evidence to political and social justice campaigns can help further the progressive movement
  • Embraces the ethos of the Partnerships and Community Engagement Team
  • Has experience working in a political, issue or advocacy organization
  • Can manage projects start to finish in a detail-oriented manner, even while juggling multiple responsibilities with firm deadlines
  • Is a strong listener and observer and can build trust with partners
  • Is an excellent oral, written, and visual communicator; comfort with public speaking is required
  • Works collaboratively with those of different backgrounds, skill sets, and expertise, and has shown a demonstrated commitment to equitable and inclusive approaches
  • Is able to learn new subject matter quickly

There are no formal education requirements for this job.

Additional skills that may be helpful, but are not required:

  • Familiarity with the body of academic and practitioner research related to electoral, issue-based, and advocacy campaigns, as well as the findings from Analyst Institute’s signature reports
  • Deep knowledge of common organization structures and goals (e.g. you may have particular experience with one organization type: political candidate campaigns, non-profits, etc )
  • Experience designing and/or implementing behavioral scientific research (e.g. randomized controlled trials)
  • Experience developing training materials
  • Experience with logistics for meetings and trainings


  • Location: Most of these positions are based out of our Washington, D.C. office, near McPherson Square. However, for exceptional candidates we may be willing to consider remote work options. Willingness to travel may be required for some roles, between 25% and 50% of the time.
  • Start date: We are looking to have some positions start as soon as possible, but are also looking to bring additional people on in early 2020. These are full time, non-exempt positions.
  • Compensation range: We are hiring for multiple positions at multiple levels. Salary commensurate with experience and job responsibilities, from $50,000 to $95,000.
    • Entry-level positions: $50,000-$65,000
    • Mid-level positions: $65,000-$80,000
    • Senior positions: $80,000-$95,000
  • Benefits: These include 100% premium-covered health, dental, and vision care, generous paid time off and comp time for working extended hours during the heat of the cycle, 401k matching, generous parental leave, and professional development stipends for self-directed growth.
  • Application process: We will be reviewing applications on a rolling basis. After submission, select applicants will be invited to complete a skills-based assessment as well as participate in multiple interviews.
  • For more information: In a recent progressive jobs survey, Analyst Institute was rated the top place respondents wanted to work. See some of the reasons you may want to work here too and visit our websitefor more information about the work we do.
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At Analyst Institute, we learn every day that the diversity of our team — in background, identity, thought, and experience — is one of our greatest strengths. We’re an equal opportunity employer, and we strongly encourage people of color, people with disabilities, women, non-binary candidates, and LGBTQIA+ candidates to apply. Unfortunately, at this time we cannot provide sponsorship for those requiring visas or work permits.

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the following is provided: The position involves skill in using a personal computer; oral and written communication skills; skills in proofreading and editing; use of clear and articulate speech; interpersonal relations skills; reasoning and problem solving skills; ability to work in a fast-paced environment; ability to sit for long periods, stoop, bend, reach and carry light materials (up to 10 pounds); and ability to travel by various methods of transportation, e.g., airplane, car. There will be long periods of screen use, and this role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, and filing cabinets. This job operates in a professional office environment with artificial light and the majority of work will take place in an open office environment with exposure to possible allergens.

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