Position: Corporate Values and Democracy Research Associate

Location: Washington, DC

Status: Exempt, Full-time

Reports to: Research Manager


About Accountable.US

Accountable.US is a nonpartisan watchdog organization that shines a light on the corrupting influence of powerful corporations and special interests on public policy making. Our work helps pave the way for policies that advance the interests of all Americans, not just the rich and powerful. If you're looking for a growing, fast-paced organization that invests in its people and strives to create more equitable and inclusive communities, then Accountable.US could be the place for you. We offer competitive salaries, exceptional benefits, and we encourage a healthy work/life balance for our staff.

Position Summary

Are you a meticulous researcher who enjoys delving deep into an issue to uncover the truth about a particular issue? Do you have exceptional writing skills? Are you passionate about protecting democracy from the influence of corporations?

Accountable.US seeks a Research Associate to support the work of our Corporate Values and Democracy team as we work to expose corporate hypocrisy and root out corruption. The ideal candidate is a curious and creative investigator with a meticulous attention to detail and a passion for democracy. The position is based in Washington, D.C., though research projects may include travel on occasion.

Essential Responsibilities and Tasks

  • Work as part of the Corporate Values team to produce research reports.
  • Independently monitor related news and pitch larger research projects.
  • Draft and follow up on public records requests, as well as analyze the results of these requests.
  • Clearly report research findings to senior staff both orally and in written form.
  • Attend events on issues of importance to Accountable.US; any such attendance of events will be virtual throughout the pandemic.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Experience, Knowledge, Skills and Ability

  • At least 2 years of experience in research or related field. This could include political advocacy, campaign or public policy research, and/or experience on Capitol Hill or in government;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
  • Sound judgment and discerning eye;
  • Ability to work independently and juggle competing priorities and strict deadlines;
  • Proven track record of being a self-starter;
  • Immaculate attention to detail;
  • Interest in the issues around the influence of corporate power on democracy.
  • Demonstrated interest in and ongoing commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Compensation & Benefits

Minimum salary for this position is $50,000. Exact compensation package is commensurate with experience. Our excellent benefits package includes health insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, a 401(k) match, generous paid time off, professional development opportunities, and more. Accountable.US operates in a hybrid work environment. Some weekend work may be required.

Accountable.US Careers

Accountable.US is committed to attracting, developing and retaining exceptional people, and to creating a work environment that is dynamic, rewarding and enables each of us to realize our potential. Our work environment is safe and open to all employees and partners, respecting the full spectrum of race, color, religious creed, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, political affiliation, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, and all other classifications protected by law in the locality and/or state in which you are working.

A Note to BIPOC Candidates: Studies have shown that women, nonbinary folks, and People of Color are less likely to apply for jobs unless they believe they meet every single one of the qualifications as described in a job description. We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive organization and we are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job. That candidate may be one who comes from a background less traditional to our field of work, and that’s okay. We would strongly encourage you to apply, even if you don’t believe you meet every one of the qualifications described.