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Project Associate

Washington, DC
Expired: March 08, 2018 Applications are no longer accepted.
  • Full-Time

Are you a motivated self-starter who enjoys hard work and learning new things? Do you have an interest in politics and how campaign strategies are formed? Then we'd love to have you join us as a Project Associate on our team!

This entry-level position offers you an opportunity to strengthen your grasp of baseline research skills and showcase your proficient proofing and copy-editing skills. In this role, attention to detail is paramount. You will proofread data and writing for accuracy and will format initial drafts of quantitative research deliverables and presentation packages. You will support our senior staff by conducting background research, preparing materials, monitoring surveys and reviewing data, and providing baseline social listening support on projects with digital communication components. You will coordinate with other internal departments to ensure we meet all project needs.

This role also offers you an opportunity to flex your project management muscles! Under supervision from our senior Team, you will serve as the main point of contact with vendors, overseeing all aspects of research in the field, including budget tracking.

As a Project Associate at GQR, you will receive mentorship and training to help you grow your skills and network for personal and professional development. We will look to you to be a team-player, offering ideas and demonstrating to our team your willingness to pitch in and help your colleagues and team succeed. Our Project Associates also serve as mentors to our Interns, helping to guide and support their growth through direct mentorship and hands-on training.

GQR is committed to building a diverse team and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. You will be considered for employment regardless of race, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, or veteran status.


Standard hours in our DC office, Monday - Friday, 9am to 6pm. Additional hours and availability as needed.

  1. Hardworking attitude
  2. Ability to work independently and thrive in a fast-paced environment
  3. Unparalleled attention to detail
  4. Flexibility to changing situations and needs, both internal and external
  5. Strong time management skills
  6. Effective communication skills to manage both up and down
  7. Proficiency with Microsoft PowerPoint
  8. Proficiency with Microsoft Excel
  9. Basic knowledge in the design, development, and implementation of qualitative and quantitative research methods a plus
  10. Knowledge of campaign structures and processes a plus
  11. Proficiency with social listening tools a plus


Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience in relevant field (including, but not limited to, political science, public policy, international relations, statistics, math, business)

As a full-time employee, you will also be eligible for GQR's full suite of benefits, including:

  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance for you and eligible dependents, percent of premium costs covered by GQR
  • Basic life, accidental death and dismemberment, short-term, and long-term disability insurance, 100% of premium costs covered by GQR
  • 401(k) retirement plan
  • Paid vacation, sick, and personal leave time



Washington, DC
20005 USA



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