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Research Manager

Company: Delve
Location: Washington
Posted on: June 25, 2022

Job Description:

Who We Are: Delve is a competitive intelligence and risk advisory firm based in Washington, D.C. that produces breakthrough insights for companies' and causes' public affairs challenges. These insights provide our clients with an information advantage to help them anticipate and mitigate their political and reputational risk. Delve's clients include major corporations and industry groups, as well as advocacy, educational and political organizations. As we serve our clients in a range of industries, we are also developing the next generation of technology to make our services more efficient, effective, and accessible. Founded in 2015, Delve has been recognized by The Washington Post, Politico, TheBridge, and others for our work.The Challenge We're Tackling: In today's public affairs environment, what you don't know can hurt you. That's why Delve's analysts provide actionable insights to government relations and public affairs professionals so they can help their organizations better understand and navigate the political and reputational risks in their operating environment. Clients choose Delve as a strategic research partner for their public affairs and advocacy efforts because they value having an information advantage about the networks and stakeholders engaging on the issues that important for their policy and business interests. Delve's insights ensure our clients can anticipate future actions, mitigate their impact, and craft effective strategies to respond.The Opportunity For You: Delve is seeking a front-line manager to help lead our analyst teams in producing high-quality, forward-looking reports to inform clients' understanding of individuals, organizations, trends, and issues that may impact their policy and business objectives. This manager will report to the Research Director and collaborate with senior firm leadership to ensure our clients view us as an indispensable part of their public affairs efforts.Who You Are: A driven researcher, focused analyst, and skilled writer with at least 5 years of experience producing background research reports, policy or legislative analysis, and similar documents who is passionate about finding small details that can make a big impact for clients. This position is ideal for a mid-level public affairs or campaign professional, Capitol Hill staffer, or former Executive Branch appointee looking for a long-term growth opportunity with a growing and innovative firm. A well-positioned candidate for this position is: A politically-attuned news junkie with professional experience in some sector of politics and public policy (ideally GOP party committees, major campaigns, or free-market advocacy organizations); Able to quickly, concisely, and accurately synthesize numerous primary and secondary source materials and explain their relevance and implications for clients in a diverse range of geographic and issue areas; A detail-oriented researcher and editor who captures all the right details and corrects every error or omission; Capable of handling multiple projects at once with shifting deadlines; Experienced in briefing senior leaders on research findings and advising on their use in their public affairs operations; Confident in coaching and mentoring team members to improve their work and develop in their careers; Comfortable utilizing a range of technological tools for research and analysis.Roles and Responsibilities: As a Research Manager, you will: Produce concise and accurate comprehensive, targeted, and rapid response research and issue monitoring reports that support the clients' needs and objectives with meaningful and actionable insights in a user-friendly format;Edit and review research and issue monitoring reports produced by analysts and associates and ensure timely delivery of research that meets clients' needs;Act as a point of contact for the clients, understanding and anticipating their needs and seeking opportunities to increase the value of our analysis for them;Coach analysts and associate to produce high quality reports more efficiently and effectively while increasing their skillset, performance, and enthusiasm for their work and ensure their successful development at Delve and beyond;Develop and conduct formal training programs for associates and analysts in collaboration with research director and fellow research managers;Improve existing and innovate new research techniques, processes, and tools in collaboration with research director and fellow research managers.Life At Delve: Delve has offered a hybrid work environment before the crowd because what matters here is getting the work done right, not where or how. Here, Delve is a team, period. Employees work collaboratively across all levels to deliver the best product to our clients. Each team member comes with a unique background and we encourage them to share their strengths with all involved while absorbing knowledge and training for their fellow team members and leaders. At the office, employees take advantage of an in-building fitness center and rooftop overlooking The White House-a great place to get fresh air and enjoy lunch. Even as employees man the front lines of major public affairs and political fights, they take advantage of educational advancement opportunities-in-house and on company time-to expand their skillset and develop professionally because, like our approach to research, there is always more to learn. Delve employees enjoy a generous benefits package including health insurance, 401(k) matching, pre-tax commuter benefits, disability insurance, life insurance, and unlimited telecommuting and sick days, so employees' 12 paid vacation days per year (plus federal holidays) are actually for vacation, not waiting for Wi-Fi repair at home and heading to the dentist.

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