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18APR - Project Associate, GQR - Deadline: N/A

Organization Description

For over three decades, we have used sophisticated polling and opinion research to help leading candidates, parties, government leaders, corporations, and advocacy groups across the United States and around the world. Whether you want to win your election, govern your country, raise your profitability, or change the world, Greenberg Quinlan Rosner has the research and strategies to help you succeed. 

Location – Washington DC

Job Description

Seeking a highly motivated, detail-oriented Project Associate to join our Domestic team. The ideal candidate will have proficient research and proofing skills, as well as familiarity with STATA, R or SPSS. This role will additionally support GQR Canada and provide administrative assistance to a Partner at the firm.    

Job Responsibilities

  1. Research & Analysis

    1. Proofread data and writing for accuracy (banner books, toplines, frequency questionnaires, memos, graphs, presentations, DTS, TTS,)
    2. Create initial draft of quantitative research specifications (banner specs)
    3. Running voter file counts and tabulating data
    4. Keeping track of polling results, both private and public
    5. Provide summaries of news and current events that impact assigned clients
    6. Assist senior staff with marketing proposals and pitch preparation by preparing materials and drafting documents
  1. Project & Client Management

    1. Work with GQR operations staff to coordinate all facets of research initiatives
    2. Keep abreast of news events and developments with clients and topics pertinent to clients and political issues; ensure that principal is briefed and updated as necessary
    3. Conduct background research (prospective clients, regular updates for current clients) primarily via on-line search engines such as Google, Lexis-Nexis, etc.
    4. Coordinate focus group logistics ( reviewing participant screening criteria and screeners, monitoring participant recruitment, getting the ads to be screened, creating handouts and rescreeners)
    5. Help create presentations and fill in graphs
    6. Monitor surveys and review data
    7. Open-end coding (group open-ended responses to survey questions into categories for easier analysis)
    8. Input draft questionnaires into QWriter
  1. Scheduling
    Assist partner in scheduling meetings and travel, and administrative needs 

Job Requirements

  1. Effective communication skills
  2. Attention to detail
  3. Adaptability to changing situations and needs, both internal and external
  4. Ability to collaborate effectively with all levels of staff
  5. Basic knowledge in the design, development, and implementation of qualitative and quantitative research methods
  6. Knowledge of campaign structures and processes
  7. Knowledge and interest of Canadian politics and history strongly preferred
  8. Familiarity with STATA, R, or SPSS required
  9. Familiarity with PowerPoint required
  10. Familiarity with Excel required

Education & Experience
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in relevant field (including, but not limited to, political science, public policy, international relations, statistics, math, business)

How to Apply

Interested candidates should visit www.gqrr.com/careers and submit a cover letter and resume AS ONE DOCUMENT for review by the hiring team. We regret that we will only be able to contact candidates who are selected to interview.

Deadline – N/A