Senior Research Analyst
Job Type

About McAllister & Quinn

McAllister & Quinn is a federal and foundation grants consulting and government relations firm headquartered in Washington, D.C. We offer our 200+ clients a unique blend of comprehensive grant consulting, strategic advising, and government relations services. Specifically, McAllister & Quinn provides our clients with the knowledge and skills to seek federal and private foundation grant opportunities that strategically fit their organization’s priorities. We support our clients’ efforts in crafting competitive applications, developing or increasing funding streams through the congressional appropriations process, and facilitating public-private and international partnerships that further their mission.

We are committed to securing funds for our clients that are transformational for the companies who are awarded them, the people who work at these companies every day, and the communities that surround them. The social impact of our work drives us daily to succeed in securing funding for our industry clients and is a major component of why we do what we do. We know that our success leads to better outcomes, changed lives, and a more equitable society for generations to come.

Healthcare Practice

McAllister & Quinn’s Healthcare Practice serves hospitals, health systems, academic medical centers and health sciences schools with federal, state and foundation grant strategy and proposal development consulting services, and congressionally directed funding/government relations support to increase their external funding, increase their knowledge and capacity to advance their institutional priorities, and support their missions and communities.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

The Healthcare Senior Research Analyst (RA) will support the execution of grant and government relations consulting services within the Healthcare Practice. The Senior RA will work with the Healthcare Practice Core Team Managing Director, client-serving Managing Directors and Directors, and practice Vice Presidents to support strategic intelligence, capacity building, research development, and government relations activities and deliverables carried out for our clients. 

Prior knowledge/experience in job responsibilities is not required; on-the-job training and onboarding will be provided. Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Assist Directors and Managing Directors with client and project management, maintaining organized and accurate records using internal filing systems and data management tools
  • Identify grant opportunities that align with clients’ needs. This includes:
  • Research and monitor suitable federal, state, and foundation grant opportunities
  • Develop and maintain updated grant forecast calendars for key agencies (ex: HRSA, SAMHSA)
  • Liaise with Program Officers at federal agencies and foundations 
  • Provide accurate written materials summarizing opportunities of interest
  • Complete analyses on successful awardee characteristics to inform clients’ competitiveness 
  • Research an institution’s funding priorities, programs, and strategic plan to identify funding opportunities
  • Participate in client meetings as requested to understand priorities and interest areas for prospecting
  • Generate and deliver high-quality, detailed, and accurate work products / client deliverables in a fast-paced environment with fixed deadlines, such as:
  • Client federal and foundation grants strategy (grant opportunity matrix) for clients
  • Comprehensive quantitative and qualitative analyses/memos for individual grant competitions 
  • Concisely summarize information for staff and client briefings, and assist with client appropriations requests
  • Analyze legislation and client issue areas to track and evaluate relevant congressional and administration policy
  • Schedule legislative meetings and liaise with congressional staff as appropriate 
  • Support Business Development activities to include:
  • Developing detailed prospective client profiles – key attributes, funding history, strategic priorities, etc.
  • Drafting and revising tailored pitch decks for calls with prospective clients
  • Scheduling and coordinating pitch meetings
  • Updating and maintaining prospect contact lists
  • Conduct substantive issue/topic area research related to trends, interests, and priorities of specific clients, federal agency and foundation grant programs and solicitations, analysis of federal budgets, and federal appropriations
  • Obtain and retain working knowledge of the most client-relevant federal and foundation grant programs across agencies such as HRSA, SAMHSA, NIH, DOD, EDA, AHRQ, PCORI, CDC, USDA, and others  
  • Emphasize and focus on a proactive, solutions-focused mentality, positivity, confident presentation of opportunities, and overall thoroughness with all client support and internal projects
  • Advance the development of standard operating procedures (SOPs) for the practice including marketing products and internal organizational materials (pitch deck, agendas)
  • Minimum of four-year bachelor’s degree 
  • 2-4 years professional experience in relevant role
  • Excellent writing / editing skills
  • Superior attention to detail / organizational skills
  • Ability to synthesize and accurately summarize lengthy and often complex materials
  • Strong communication skills via phone and in-person interactions with clients and colleagues (English required)
  • Positive attitude and self-motivated to learn new information and skills
  • Ability to troubleshoot problems when they arise and to work independently
  • Strong proficiency in Microsoft suite programs and Adobe
  • Superior candidates will have some familiarity with federal grant seeking and the federal budget
  • This position is required on-site in our DC location a minimum of three (3) days per week.

Compensation and Benefits

  • Normal work hours are 8:30 am through 5:30 pm Monday through Friday Eastern time.
  • Location: in-office (Washington, D.C.)
  • Competitive benefits include: 401(k), defined-benefit pension plan, medical, vision and dental insurance plans, commuter benefits, healthcare HSA/FSA options, basic & voluntary life insurance, company-funded long-term disability insurance, and phone stipend.
  • Salary consideration will be commensurate with experience starting at $60,000 - $70,000 annual base salary.
  • Flexible vacation and leave policy.

At McAllister & Quinn, we’re challenging the status quo with the power of diversity, inclusion, and collaboration. When we connect different perspectives, we open ourselves to new possibilities, inspire innovation, and allow us to achieve the full potential of our people. We’re building an employee experience & engagement that includes appreciation, belonging, growth, and purpose for everyone in our team.