Senior Market Research Analyst
Fully Remote Naples or Remote, FL
Job Type
Full-time
Description

The Senior Market Research Analyst will play a key role in managing and growing the Foundation for Government Accountability's (FGA) market research division, The Center for Excellence in Polling (CEP). A successful candidate for this role will be involved in every aspect of market research from conception to final delivery, including qualitative and quantitative analysis.


The ideal candidate has at least three years of demonstrable success in communications and/or market research in either the private or public policy sector. Those with a background in data management are strongly encouraged to apply. Working independently in a fully remote workplace with a sense of urgency is vital to success in this position. The Senior Market Research Analyst will report to the Communications Director.


CULTURE AND FIT 

Success at FGA depends not only on a person’s skills, but also on their ability to fit the culture of FGA. We describe our culture with five Core Values:

  • Candid to Solve—being willing to have tough conversations to solve issues and build trust
  • Grow or Die—we don’t have a neutral gear; we must consistently challenge ourselves and each other to grow in our talents and skills 
  • Politically Savvy—policy doesn’t change in a vacuum, but in a political reality that we must understand and account for
  • Partnership-Oriented—internal and external relationships are not transactional. This starts with our team members and the perspective that we need the rest of the team to succeed to win personally
  • Bought in to Win—we’re at FGA because we want to change policy. No one is counting hours or widgets, we are here to get results, and sometimes that will require going the extra mile or doing a job that isn’t technically ours
Requirements

It might help to think about the following list of questions. If you answer “yes” to all of them, you may be a fit for the team if your skill sets match the requirements below. The vast majority of those who don’t get hired or don’t last at FGA are due to a lack of fit with these values. Be prepared to have very candid conversations about them in our interview process.

  • Do you wholeheartedly agree with the policies that we advocate (see thefga.org for a full description) and the underlying principles that people’s lives are made better through work, not government welfare, and that a free market creates greater freedom and equality than any command-and-control government system?
  • Do you agree that embracing the realities of politics is necessary to have success in changing public policy? 
  • Do you tend to be the one who initiates conversations with colleagues, rather than waiting for them to come to you?
  • Are you comfortable creating your own structure for work, such as setting work hours, your own priorities, and creating clarity and a workplan from a broad goal? 
  • Does it motivate you to think about working with a team of world-class professionals who are held to a very high standard of achieving results?
  • Do you seize opportunities to try new things or improve a skill that’s relevant to your company or role?
  • Are you able to build meaningful relationships (creating trust) with people you only see face-to-face a few times a year?
  • Do you tend to lead teams by creating clarity about goals and progress, rather than proscribing the steps they need to take?
  • Are you aware of your strengths and weaknesses, and do you have a practice of getting help from others to mitigate your weaknesses?
  • Does it bother you if others take all the credit for the work you do?

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Primary roles associated with the Senior Market Research Analyst position: Research and analysis; strategy and planning; presentations and reporting; and marketing. These roles break down into several responsibilities.


Research and Analysis

  • Conduct polling and market research on emerging political thought trends and policy reforms.
  • Analyze FGA research, polling data, and policy reforms to deliver cohesive messaging guidance to staff, partners, and allies.
  • Data management.

Strategy and Planning

  • Manage market research pipeline from conception through delivery of data to consumer.
  • Research, draft, weight and analyze polling.
  • Ensure polling accurately reflects research, law, and political realities.
  • Develop innovative ways to use market research data in achieving policy wins.
  • Work with communications team to develop messaging for FGA’s policy solutions.

Presentations and Reporting

  • Prepare and deliver quarterly reports detailing department updates, achievements, and opportunities for growth.
  • Prepare polling presentations and briefings to be delivered by FGA staff.
  • Regularly research and brief Communications Director on current outside polling and trends.

Marketing

  • Draft editorials and analysis for state and national publication.
  • Manage processes for focus group development.
  • Develop working relationships with media outlets to promote market research findings.
  • Track policy wins that coincide with polling efforts and issue impact reports.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Minimum of three to five years of experience in communications and/or market research
  • Experience working across departments and growing relationships
  • Demonstrated ability to manage processes and improve efficiency
  • Ability to phrase complicated issues in ways that are easily understood by the public
  • Some experience with ghostwriting and copy-editing
  • A background in data management is not required, but will be helpful
  • Humility and a disposition that is focused on mission and outcome, not personal recognition
  • Ability to travel 1-3 times per quarter for staff meetings and events
  • Match FGA’s Core Values (described above)

TIMING, LOCATION, AND COMPENSATION

FGA is seeking to fill this position as soon as possible. Location is flexible. While FGA’s headquarters are in Naples, FL, nearly all of FGA’s staff work remotely. It is important to note that all our staff currently live in the Central or Eastern time zones, therefore, candidates in another area may face more lengthy travel requirements. 


FGA offers a competitive salary and benefits package, including a retirement program, a health benefit, and a generous paid leave plan.