Purpose - Senior Director of Research

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Purpose

About Purpose:

Purpose builds and supports movements to advance the fight for an open, just,
and habitable world. We use public mobilization and storytelling to help
leading organizations, activists, businesses, and philanthropies engaged in
this fight, and we create campaigning labs and new initiatives that can shift
policies and change public narratives when it matters most.

To do this, Purpose brings together world-class talent from the world of
creatives, content development, storytelling, campaigning, grassroots
organizing, and political strategy to build new creative campaigning models.

Guided by smart strategy and powered by participation, our work reframes
issues, engages new audiences, shifts public discourse, and ultimately drives
targeted action and creates lasting impact. Join the team that made all this
work!

Responsibilities:
Lead the design and execution of high-value quantitative, qualitative and
mixed-methods research, including formative and evaluative applications to
support the design, implementation and evaluation of programs

Collaborate with Global Heads of Function and colleagues to develop and
implement organizational research strategy and capabilities across multiple
projects and programs

Guide and support global, cross-functional teams in defining and meeting
project research needs, goals and objectives

Demonstrate creativity and flexibility in designing and deploying novel
approaches to meet project needs, in alignment with larger organizational
strategy and roadmap

Confidently present and facilitate discussion of research approaches,
methodology and findings to clients, partners, and other non-technical
audiences in a clear and well-structured manner

Engage effectively in broader project context discussion, planning and
problem solving

Synthesize original research into talking points, memos, and/or presentations
that can clearly and concisely explain the learnings

Proactively support business development opportunities, including developing
compelling technical and analytic approaches to client needs and
opportunities

The ideal candidate will have:
Experience designing quantitative, qualitative and mixed methods research
demonstrating best practices in research methodology in the social impact
sector

A background producing descriptive and statistical analyses to draw
conclusions, and develop actionable insights and recommendations based on
research results

Strong understanding of how to communicate complex research methodologies,
findings and insights in a simple way for non-technical audiences

A passion for progressive issue-based or electoral activism and a belief in
Purpose’s work combining storytelling, evidence, and innovation to inspire
people to remake the world

A track record of working in agile, entrepreneurial environments similar to a
tech startup, campaign, advocacy organization, agency or consultancy

Demonstrated experience working in a collaborative environment, with the
ability to manage projects effectively while maintaining positive &
respectful relationships

Clear approaches to research, data analysis, and measurement & evaluation
that center diversity, equity, and inclusion while also meeting project
needs, and further our commitment to producing positive social impact

Hands-on experience collecting, cleaning, standardizing and managing data for
research purposes

Expertise in R, Python or other equivalent statistical programming language
is required

Familiarity with survey design, A/B testing, statistical modeling or field
experiments helpful, but not required

Our tech stack includes:

Google Cloud Platform
Google Data Studio
Airtable
Multiple quantitative and qualitative data collection tools/platforms
(integrated using APIs)

More Information

Location: Global, but strong preference for candidates in the US, UK, India,
Brazil, or Australia. This role has an option to be fully remote, or to work
out of any Purpose office.

Reports to: Levi Braslow, Global Head of Impact, Measurement & Learning

Salary: $120,000 - $160,000. This role is a full-time exempt position,
offered at the Senior Director tier, with additional variable compensation
against co-determined parameters. If outside of the U.S., salaries will be
commensurate with market value depending on the country.

Application deadline: October 26, 2022

How To Apply

Click the "Apply for this position" link below and submit a resume.

Purpose takes on some of the biggest challenges in the world, which affect
people of different identities and backgrounds in different ways. We are
stronger and most effective with a diverse team leading the charge and are
committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds,
perspectives, and skills. As an equal opportunity employer, we welcome the
unique contributions that individuals bring in terms of their education,
opinions, culture, ethnicity, race, sex, gender identity and expression,
nation of origin, age, languages spoken, veteran’s status, color, religion,
disability, sexual orientation and beliefs.
 

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