Policy Research Manager

30 Jan, 2021


Policy Research Manager

E Pluribus Unum
Washington, DC/New Orleans, LA


E Pluribus Unum Fund (EPU) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization whose mission is to build a more just, equitable, and inclusive South, uprooting the barriers that have long divided the region by race and class. Led by former New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu and incubated at Emerson Collective, EPU is focused on changing the divisive narratives that perpetuate systemic and interpersonal racism, cultivating and empowering courageous leaders who are advancing racial equity, and championing transformative policy change.

Now, as our communities face new and evolving challenges in the face of COVID-19, this is an important moment for us to confront the reality that we are divided by design and for us double down on the hard work of racial equity and uniting our communities – not just as a question of morality but as an imperative to our ongoing stability and success.


Under the direction of the Director of Policy and Advocacy, the Policy Research Manager conducts general policy research in the form of quantitative studies, fiscal analysis, policy analysis, briefs, case studies, and other written communications on a variety of topics.


  • Provides professional expertise and experience concerning a range of public policy issues affecting justice, democracy, and opportunity in America
  • Conducts background policy research and analysis to support existing projects as well as proposals for new bodies of work, and synthesizes research findings to identify and recommended best practices
  • Extracts, collects, and aggregates data across databases, information sources, survey responses, and other data sources; ensures data quality; cleans and checks existing data for consistency and accuracy
  • Analyzes data and develops data visualizations for diverse audiences and develops, formats, and prepares reports, charts, and/or graphs for varying documents and written and oral presentations for both internal and external audiences; collaborates with teams to design public-facing products
  • Produces formal publications to support the team’s work for dissemination in a variety of formats
  • Support the execution of meetings with high profile stakeholders by developing content coordinating logistics, developing agendas, and following up on resulting action items


  • Master’s degree preferred, and a minimum of three years’ experience working with quantitative data and analysis
  • Experience in non-profit or state/local government preferred sufficient enough to acquire knowledge of the policy-making process
  • Knowledge of the American South’s demographics, institutions, and history and how they impact the region’s public policy
  • Has a demonstrated understanding of the role that racial inequity plays in our society and familiarity with racial equity principles that can be applied within the context of job responsibilities and projects; or at a minimum knowledge of the nuances of racial/ethnic data collection and analysis
  • Intermediate level experience preparing data sets and data analysis and ability to read and interpret complex materials and perform data cleaning. Strong understanding of databases, analytical tools, and concepts
  • Strong experience with Excel and data visualization software, such as Tableau is required; experience with SAS, SPSS, R, or other statistical software is preferred


The E Pluribus Unum team is based in Washington, DC and New Orleans, LA. While our team is fully remote during COVID-19, this role is expected to be based in Washington, DC or New Orleans once conditions allow.


Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. Benefits include health insurance, 401(k) with employer match, and a flexible work environment.

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Job posted: 2021-01-30