Political Lab Manager (Analysis Team)


Political Lab Manager (Analysis Team)


United States remote-text






Equis is a set of organizations (including Equis Research, Equis Institute, and EquisLabs) working to create a better understanding of Latinos, innovate new approaches to reach and engage them, and invest in the leadership and infrastructure for long-term change and increased engagement.

At Equis Research we lean into the complexities of Latino voters in the United States, ensuring they get the sophistication of treatment and level of attention that matches their critical role in the electorate. We act as a public utility, using a diversity of tools (polling, qualitative insights, digital testing, voter data, and analytics, along with best practices from other sectors) to shape the decisions of the political and policy ecosystem. People who are invisible in the data are invisible to campaigns and decision-makers; we aim to make them visible and shift from a paradigm of neglect to one of engagement. Some of our previous public analysis is available here and here.


Equis is seeking a strong manager with some research chops to lead the day-to-day operations of a small team of analysts as a Lab Manager. Within the broader Research Department, the analysis team supports the design, analysis, and interpretation of a wide variety of research projects–including polling, focus groups, message testing, and field experiments—that aim to deepen our understanding of how to reach and engage Latinos in the political process. The Lab Manager, reporting to the Chief Analyst, will be responsible for the project and people management within the analysis team: everything from hiring, budgets, and calendars, to assisting with data collection and other analysis tasks as needed. In short, the job is to manage the capacity of the team and drive its daily work. At Equis, our top priority is the well-being and power of the Latino community; the ideal candidate for this position would be invested in the same desired outcomes and impact for our research. 


  • In collaboration with the Chief Analyst, build out and manage a small team of analysts who support Equis projects involving the design and interpretation of polls, message tests, field experiments, and more.
  • Own the analysis team calendar 
  • Track team and individual workloads to ensure our capacity matches our commitments
  • Assist team members with individual work plans, time management, and work-life balance. 
  • Run team meetings, including developing agendas, keeping notes, and tracking action items
  • Coordinate with other internal departments to ensure work is completed on time
  • Help set and uphold standards for data management, documentation, and version control
  • Organize and maintain analysis team documents on the Equis Google Drive
  • Assist with data collection and other analysis tasks as needed 


  • Outstanding project management and time management skills, with experience working in a research-oriented environment
  • Familiarity with the processes and standards of rigorous scientific research
  • Well-organized with impeccable attention to detail
  • High proficiency in Microsoft Excel and/or Google Sheets
  • Ability to handle multiple assignments in a fast-paced environment; flexible and able to adapt to evolving priorities
  • Experience or demonstrated ability to manage multiple team members who work remotely
  • An understanding of how racial/ethnic bias can influence scientific research, including data collection and analysis
  • Commitment to the core Equis goal of enhancing the well-being and power of the Latino community


  • Familiarity with the workings of political campaigns and/or advocacy groups
  • Familiarity with polling data, census data, precinct-level election results, or voter files
  • Experience with data collection and management
  • Experience working in STATA, R, or equivalent statistical software


  • Prolonged periods of sitting at a desk and working on a computer
  • The ability to communicate with colleagues, partners, and clients via phone, video call, and email
  • A high tolerance for virtual meetings 


Equis is a national remote office environment with team members located across all continental U.S. time zones. Candidates should be prepared to either work from home or at a location of their choosing that is located within the continental United States.  

This position requires the ability to work core hours Monday through Friday in your local time. This position will require occasional evenings and some in-person attendance for all-staff or department-level events, approximately 2 per year, which require overnight travel. 


This is a fully remote (USA only), full-time position, with a competitive salary range of $90,000-$115,000 p/year. This salary range represents a good-faith estimate of what Equis may pay for this position at the time of posting. The salary offered to the selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as budget availability and commensurate with the selected candidates’ experience. 

Equis offers 100% medical, dental, and vision coverage at no premium, 4% employer match 401K, and unlimited Paid Time Off. Additionally, Equis provides an annual professional development stipend, a work-from-home stipend, and an employee assistance program. Equis observes office-wide holiday closures following the federal government alongside additional summer and winter breaks.


Please send your resume and cover letter here or via our career page. For your application to receive full consideration, please explain in your cover letter why you are interested in working at Equis and how your background and/or experience demonstrate your commitment to Equis’s core goal of enhancing the well-being and power of the Latino community.

Equis is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws. Equis is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation because of a disability for any part of the recruitment process, please contact Equis.