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Senior Research Manager at Human Rights Campaign in Washington DC, DC

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Position Summary:

The Senior Research Manager will work across a range of issues and programs on research and public education efforts within the HRC Foundation. This position is aimed at enhancing the understanding of LGBTQ people, while implementing practices and policies that improve the lived experiences of people in the community.

Working under the supervision of the Director of Research and Public Education and in close collaboration with issue experts at HRC, this role will conduct original research, project manage public education campaigns and help synthesize existing knowledge to broaden awareness around key areas of focus. The Senior Research Manager will work both with colleagues at HRC and outside experts to advance new research, reports, issue briefs, messaging guides, infographics, case studies and other resources to further awareness of the challenges facing LGBTQ people.  They will be adept at working with both qualitative and quantitative data with a balance between creative and analytical thinking. 


Position Responsibilities:

  • Conduct original research and help synthesize existing knowledge in a fast-paced environment -- with experience in both qualitative and quantitative research tools.
  • Write and edit accessible letters, columns, briefs, guides and papers.
  • Collaborate with colleagues to identify new research and public education opportunities and outside experts who can enhance the knowledge base of HRC’s community.
  • Interface with media, external groups, and policymakers, in collaboration with senior management.
  • Perform project management of cross-organizational research and public education campaigns driven by the HRC Foundation.
  • Understand the role that digital marketing and social media play in furthering awareness and work with colleagues in Communications and Marketing to ensure products are accessible and engaging.
  • Assist with the management of fellows during their fellowship periods, etc.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Position Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required; advanced degree (Master’s degree or PhD) in a social science discipline, public health, public policy, or education preferred.
  • Two to four years of relevant work experience.
  • Knowledge of existing data sets and research methodologies used to study LGBTQ populations.
  • Strong skills with Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) and Google Apps (Gmail, Google Docs and Drive)
  • Experience analyzing and reporting on quantitative survey data. Some experience with R software package preferred.
  • Strong understanding of the range of challenges faced by LGBTQ people.
  • Strong writing and editing skills.
  • Strong ability to conceptualize problems.
  • Ability to accurately translate research findings for a lay audience.
  • Ability to think creatively about how data can be packaged in ways that engage various audiences.
  • Ability to work under pressure and tight deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to initiate projects and balance multiple projects at once.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and ability to work well on a team.
  • Flexibility with work schedule; this position does require occasional evening and weekend work
  • Ability to travel.
  • Strong commitment to the organization’s mission and goals, especially to advancing research and education that enhances the lived experiences of LGBTQ people in three areas of focus: transgender equity, racial justice and HIV/AIDS advocacy.


*In order to be considered, please submit a resume, cover letter and writing sample.  


All positions at the Human Rights Campaign may require travel on a regular basis or periodically. Where the need arises for business travel, appropriate compensation as outlined by the Fair Labor Standards Act will apply.

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