Open Roles

About Public Wise

Persistent and unyielding in our commitment to a just multiracial democracy, Public Wise fights to secure a government that reflects the will and protects the rights of the people. We accomplish this through education, research, organizing, funding, and partnerships that support more voting and more equitable representation.

Vision

Public Wise envisions a democracy that is truly of the people, by the people, and for the people, with government that is representative, accountable, trusted, and transparent.

Since 2020, Pubic Wise has distributed approximately $5.5 million in funds to organizations fighting for increased transparency and accountability in our government, voter engagement, and redistricting efforts.

We are currently looking to hire for these roles:

Program Associate

Senior Research Associate


Program Associate

We are looking to hire a Program Associate with strong administrative and communication skills to support the Executive Director and Chief of Staff and help manage Public Wise’s growth.

The Program Associate will assist the Executive Director with administrative needs and the Chief of Staff with managing Public Wise’s granting portfolio. This is a great opportunity for someone interested in building their skills in progressive politics and advocacy. 

Scope of Work

  • Work closely with the Chief of Staff on Public Wise’s annual $2.5 million+ granting portfolio. Tasks will include participating in partner meetings, maintaining partnerships granting tracker and granting budget, drafting grant recommendation one-pagers and partnership newsletters, and other materials as it relates to grantees.
  • Support Executive Director in administrative needs including drafting board memos, newsletters, and other communications, file organization, and other administrative duties as needed. 
  • Schedule and coordinate staff and other meetings, and compile and distribute related agendas or materials as necessary.
  • Assist senior staff on special projects as needed, which may include drafting internal memos and external social media and email content, participating in meetings, research, and project maintenance.

Requirements

  • Ideal candidates will value civic engagement, thrive in a remote-working environment, and have excellent administrative and writing skills.
  • Undergraduate degree in related fields or demonstrated involvement in civic engagement activities and progressive advocacy.
  • Ability to work collaboratively across departments with colleagues from various backgrounds. 
  • Experience interning or working in campaigns, advocacy, government relations, or philanthropy is a plus.

The salary for this role is $60,000. This full-time position is completely remote, however, periodic travel may be required. Benefits include health care, vision, dental, and 401k. We strongly encourage people of color, people with dis/abilities, LGBTQIA+ individuals, or members of other marginalized communities to apply. Public Wise offers a stipend for home office setup. Staff is offered 20 PTO days per calendar year and a student loan repayment benefit. 

How to Apply

  • Send your cover letter and resume to info@publicwise.org

Senior Research Associate

Public Wise Research and Education Fund is a 501c3 formed at the end of 2019 with the mission to create a government that reflects the will of the people.

We believe this is best achieved through expanded democracy access. In 2020, we conducted research focused on voters across multiple battleground states, and our sister organization, Public Wise (501c4), distributed $3+ million to over 30 partner organizations 

We are looking to hire a Senior Research Associate to help us enact a bold research agenda focused on better understanding current and historical barriers to democratic access and best practices for eliminating those barriers. They will participate in the daily research activities of the organization with encouragement and opportunity to participate in shaping the direction of future research. This role reports directly to the Deputy Director of Research under the leadership of the Director of Research

Scope of Work

  • Data cleaning, coding, and analysis for ongoing research projects.
  • Create clear data visualizations and presentations.
  • Aid in drafting papers and memos for public and scholarly consumption.
  • Manage the day-to-day logistics of ongoing research projects.
  • Propose ideas for new research.
  • There will be opportunities for pursuing a personal research agenda insofar as it furthers the mission of the organization.
  • Opportunity for co-authoring scholarly work for submission to peer-reviewed publications.
  • Other duties as directed by the Deputy Director of Research.

Requirements:

  • Skilled in the use of R and Stata for data cleaning, coding, and analysis.
  • Proven experience with quantitative data analysis, including the ability to create and run models and interpret results.
  • Proficient in data visualization. 
  • GIS/mapping skills are a plus, but not required.
  • A demonstrated ability to learn on the job and a desire to deepen research skills.
  • Previous experience working as part of a research team.
  • Previous experience managing a research project is a plus.
  • Proven ability to effectively communicate research in writing to a general audience.
  • Public speaking and presentation skills are a plus.
  • Familiarity with intersectional political and cultural issues.
  • Master’s, or higher, degree in Sociology, Public Policy, Political Science, Data Science, Social Psychology, or other related research field is required.

Salary & Benefits

The salary for this role is $75,000. This full-time position is completely remote. Benefits include health care, vision, dental, and 401k. We strongly encourage people of color, people with dis/abilities, LGBTQIA+ individuals, or members of other marginalized communities to apply.

Public Wise offers a stipend for home office setup. Staff is offered 20 PTO days per calendar year and a student loan repayment benefit.

How to Apply

Use Subject Line: “Senior Research Associate Applicant”

Send your cover letter, CV, a list of up to 3 references, and a writing sample that demonstrates research and analytic abilities (with examples of data visualization, if possible) to info@publicwise.org.

Your cover letter should detail your previous research experience.