Research Coordinator

  • End Citizens United
  • Jun 22, 2023
Full time Entry Level Research

Job Description

Title: Research Coordinator

Status: Exempt

Reports to: Research Director

Location: Washington, D.C.

Union Position: Yes. This job is covered under the terms of a collective bargaining agreement with the Washington-Baltimore News Guild, Local 32035.

Hiring Range (depending on experience): $58,000-$60,000

End Citizens United//Let America Vote’s Mission: To fix our democracy by getting big money out of politics and protecting the right to vote. We will work to end our rigged political system by electing reform champions, passing meaningful legislative reforms, and elevating these issues in the national conversation. We will work in partnership with these champions to overturn Citizens United, end the unlimited and undisclosed money in politics, and protect and expand the right to vote.

Job Summary: The Research Coordinator is an important role on ECU/LAV’s coordinated side Research team. They assist the Research Director in fulfilling the research needs of the organization. They work on multiple projects at once and complete them on deadline.

 Primary Responsibilities:

  • Independently research and write candidate vets start to finish for Congressional candidates, state officers, and state legislators, including self-researching candidates we may endorse, and opposition research on candidates we oppose
  • Respond to candidate and partner requests, conduct longer term research requests
  • Work on projects to highlight the negative effects of unlimited and undisclosed spending in elections, including research on super PACs, corporate PACs, and dark money groups
  • Help analyze quarterly federal finance reports, and state/local finance reports as needed
  • Occasionally monitor the front desk and answer ECU/LAV’s main phone line
  • Other research as needed, including assisting the Research Director in completing quick-turnaround projects and fact-checking


The Research Coordinator must have at least two years of experience in a political setting and an understanding of the basics of political research, including an understanding of bulleting. They should be highly organized, have strong attention to detail, strong writing skills, and be able to complete projects to deadline. They must have discretion when it comes to information that could be confidential. 

This position comes with a competitive benefits package that includes:

  • Paid-time off available immediately upon hire–no accrual needed
  • Health insurance including Dental & Vision. There are many health plans available that are fully employer paid. Dental, Vision, Life, AD&D, STD, & LTD plans are fully employer paid.
  • Reimbursement for your cell phone bill up to $100 a month
  • Student loan repayment benefit up to $125 a month
  • Pre-tax commuter benefits
  • IRA with up to 3% of salary matched
  • Relocation stipend for employees relocating to work out of our Washington, D.C. office

To apply, please submit a resume and a cover letter through our website. The application deadline is July 7. No calls please.

Job Location: This position is based in Washington, D.C. where our staff currently work in our office in-person a minimum of Mondays and Wednesdays. Relocation stipend available. 

COVID-19: ECU/LAV prioritizes the health and safety of our employees and continually updates our in-office protocols related to COVID-19 based on current CDC guidance, local ordinances, and best practices. Applicants must be willing to receive the full course of one of the CDC-recommended vaccinations against COVID-19 as a condition of employment, including recommended boosters. Reasonable accommodations may be granted in accordance with relevant federal and state regulations. 

 Accessibility: Our D.C. office space is a professional office environment that is fully accessible. We operate on a hybrid work schedule that is a combination of in-person and remote work. This position’s main functions are carried out using a computer and phone. All employees may request reasonable accommodation to perform their job tasks.

Please Read: At the end of this application we include several optional questions about your identity. These questions are completely optional and will not be used to make specific hiring decisions, but rather to help us make sure we're building a diverse pool of candidates in the initial stages of the process. Your responses are kept separate from the rest of your application and are not shared outside of our human resources team.

End Citizens United is an Equal Opportunity Employer that values a multicultural, diverse working environment. Applicants of diverse backgrounds are welcomed and encouraged to apply.