Deputy Research Director

Democratic Governors Association (DGA)
Mission Statement: 

The Democratic Governors Association (DGA), the campaign committee responsible for electing and supporting Democratic governors, is seeking a Deputy Research Director for the 2021-22 election cycle. This position will assist the Research Director.Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and salary requirements by 6PM (Eastern Time) on December 7, 2020. DIVERSITY PRACTICESThe DGA recognizes that its continued success requires a staff of hardworking, intelligent people from diverse backgrounds. The DGA is committed to ensuring equal opportunity employment regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, age, disability, or veteran status. The DGA strongly encourages individuals with a diverse background to apply to this position and to share why your demonstrated commitment to diversity and experience working in diverse communities makes you a strong applicant as part of your cover letter. CLOSINGThe DGA offices are based in downtown Washington, DC and we are currently in a remote work protocol due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The DGA will work with potential candidates to schedule remote interviews and process on-boarding procedures remotely, as necessary.This position comes with full health care benefits and compensation is commensurate with the position and experience.

Position Description: 


  • Produce original candidate research memos and manage research projects by outside consultants;
  • Perform thorough fact checks on all internal and external communication documents;
  • Advise and collaborate with campaigns and state parties on research needs;
  • Assist with other assignments and tasks as requested by the Research Director.

Minimum Qualifications

  • At least 3-4 years minimum of leadership in campaign research either with a consulting firm, a DC political committee, or directly with a campaign;
  • Excellent research skills and strong attention to detail including experience designing and creating campaign research memos;
  • Experience fact-checking paid media;
  • Understanding of event tracking and media monitoring;
  • Ability to write, edit, and fact-check with precision and calm on deadline during high-volume, fast-paced periods;
  • Extensive experience with LexisNexis, public records requests, analyzing primary source documents, commonly-used research databases and other basic opposition research tasks;
  • A pro-active, self-starter who can take direction/work as part of a team, but who can also be trusted to independently produce error-free research; and
  • Understanding of how research fits into the overall campaign/communications picture.
Application Deadline: 
Tuesday, November 24, 2020
Application Instructions: 

To apply, please submit your materials at this link.

Country/US Territory: 
United States