We're Hiring a Research Associate

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DHM Research believes that our research and our team is made better by working with people with diverse identities, experiences, and perspectives. We recognize our responsibility as a company and as individuals to help build a more equitable workplace and world. We encourage you to join us!

Are you curious about what people really think about affordable housing, the future of transportation, or the increased partisanship in politics? Are you passionate about deepening your understanding of public policy, research, and your community? Does being a part of thoughtful, collaborative, and supportive team excite you? If so, we’d love for you to apply to join our team as a Research Associate.

Like everyone on the DHM Research team, you’ll wear many hats as our new Research Associate. You’ll coordinate online/digital research projects, provide crucial support to our project managers through all stages of the research process including quality assurance activities, and ultimately write reports that tell the stories behind the numbers. Above all, you’ll help shape our work and our culture. This full-time position includes a competitive salary and benefits package.

Hours: 40 hours per week
Salary: $38,000–$42,000
Health, dental, vision: Up to $500 covered for employees, buy-up options
Retirement: 401K with a 4% match
Stipend: $100 monthly for transportation, phone, internet
Community: four (4) hours of paid volunteer time per month

DHM strives to build a workplace that is welcoming, inclusive, and supportive of our coworkers in and beyond our work lives. Here’s a bit more info about our office culture.
  • Life-work balance, including generous paid vacation time
  • Passionate and supportive coworkers
  • Monthly team lunch and discussions
  • Support for continued learning
  • Casual office dress code
  • Transit-friendly office location
You are curious and appreciate growing through challenging work. You are passionate about your community and eager to learn how research can help lead to decisions and policies that better meet the needs of the people who are impacted by them. You may have a background or interest in politics, policy, organizational decision making, psychology, or research. You’ll have lots of room to grow at DHM, but here are some things we’re looking for.

  • Interest in research, public policy, and community impact
  • Exceptional attention to detail 
  • Strong Microsoft Office skills 
  • Solid analytical writing skills
  • Collaborative and an effective communicator
  • Ability to coordinate multiple projects while paying close attention to details and timelines 
Position wish list:
  • Quantitative and/or qualitative experience
  • Public policy, political science experience 
  • Related work or educational experiences
Please send an email to our Office Manager Patricia Collins at dhm@dhmresearch.com. The email should include the materials listed below in three separate Word documents. Please name each file in this format: firstname.lastname.resume, firstname.lastname.letter, firstname.lastname.writing
  • Resume including relevant experiences
  • Letter describing what you would bring to our team and your thoughts on the importance of equity
  • Short writing sample showcasing your abilities
DHM is committed to nondiscriminatory, equal opportunity, and equity-based hiring practices. We’ll begin reviewing applications December 23rd at noon. We hope you’ll join us by early March 2020!

DHM Research assists public, private, and nonprofit clients with planning and decision making informed by valid qualitative and quantitative research. We give voice to everyday people on issues that matter to them and we work with government agencies, communications partners, nonprofits, and private clients across the country—with a regional focus in the Pacific Northwest—to plan and develop smarter policies.

DHM Research is an independent and nonpartisan opinion research firm. Our clients trust us to provide sound and actionable strategic insights that are backed by high-quality data and over forty years of experience. DHM Research is a certified woman, minority, and disadvantaged business enterprise and a certified B Corporation located in Portland, Oregon.

Our ultimate mission is to have a positive impact in our community. Our culture is collaborative and creative. We take what we do seriously and strive to make a difference.