Manager, Corporate and Public Affairs Research

Award-winning, Global Strategy Group, seeks a Manager specializing in corporate and public affairs research to join our growing Research Practice. Global Strategy Group works at the intersection of business, politics, and causes, conducting research for Fortune 100 clients, national political leaders, and non-profits.

Ideal candidates must have in-depth experience working on both qualitative and quantitative research for a wide variety of corporate and public affairs clients. Specifically, candidates should have experience in:

• Public Affairs Research
• Corporate Reputation Research
• Message Development
• Thought Leadership Research
• CSR Research

Candidates should…
• Have excellent project management and organizational skills
• Be able to work in a fast-paced environment
• Experience conducting qualitative and quantitative research to inform communications
• Have a strong interest and aptitude for new business development, including writing proposals and developing pitch decks
• Have strong analytical skills – goes beyond findings to insights and actionable recommendations
• Have a strong interest and understanding of public affairs issues and events

Responsibilities
• Manage qualitative and quantitative research projects from beginning to end
• Conceptualize and produce client-ready survey questionnaires and qualitative research screeners and guides
• Conceptualize and produce analyses of research projects – both written analyses and visual PowerPoint presentations
• Establish and cultivate strong client relationships to successfully manage day-to-day needs and expectations
• Report on research findings and other deliverables during client calls
• Oversee and coordinate research projects by actively keeping track of project details, organizing tasks, and keeping team’s adherence to timelines without prompting
• Take an active role in project fielding, i.e., review partials, provide edits, discuss weighting targets with data team, actively troubleshoot project fielding issues
• Conceptualize, produce, and edit new business proposals and presentations, with senior staff oversight
• Develop research designs and methodological approaches and sampling plans for new business to meet client research objectives
• May train or oversee junior staff on the execution of projects

Qualifications
• 4-5 years of experience in public affairs, corporate and/or political research
• Experience in executing every stage of a research project
• Excellent project management and organizational skills and a proven ability to successfully juggle multiple assignments
• Ability to work efficiently and quickly produce high-quality work product
• Experience with the marketing and new business process (i.e. writing proposals and producing pitch decks, developing methodologies and research programs, producing thought leadership content, etc.)
• Experience with client-facing responsibilities, including leading client engagements
• Excellent communication and writing skills
• Team player with the ability to collaborate and maintain strong working relationships
• Ability to mentor, train, and manage entry-level employees
• Strong attention to detail and experience with catching mistakes and being detail-oriented
• Experience/coursework with statistics and advanced quantitative methods a plus
• Expertise with Microsoft Office Suite (PowerPoint, Excel Word)
• Expertise producing graphical representation of data
• Interest or experience using digital research tools a plus – including social media and digital analytics

Education: Bachelor’s degree required

TO APPLY
Please submit your resume and cover letter to careers@globalstrategygroup.com. Please be sure to use Manager – Research as the format for the subject line of your correspondence.

Candidates who match the needs for the position will be contacted via email.