Research Manager - Jewish Advocacy Practice

BSG | New York, NY, United States

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Posted Date 4/30/2024

At BSG, our mission is to create a better future by empowering organizations and leaders that are making a difference. And, we have been relentlessly pursuing this goal since 2000. We are a small but mighty strategic research consultancy that transforms data into meaningful and compelling actions for our clients. Our people’s dedication, creativity, and tenacious pursuit of game-changing insights is what enables us to provide heads of state, corporate leaders, and non-profits with the strategies that shape tomorrow.

At BSG, our employees work closely with and learn from leaders in the consulting, market research, non-profit, and political arenas. We foster an environment where our team’s core skills are practiced and honed every day, and one where every team member is encouraged to think creatively and strategically. Our core set of values: integrity and ethics, diligence, and respect, are at the heart of our unique team, and have fueled winning strategies for our clients – from President Obama, to Hillel, to JFNA, to ADL, to the AARP - those values are also what we look for in our new hires.

So, do you just want a job or do you want to make an impact?

We are looking for a passionate individual to join our team as a Research Manager within our Jewish Non-Profit and Advocacy Group Practice, advising leading organizations on everything from their branding and positioning, (potential) donor outreach and communications, targeting and messaging strategy, community and stakeholder engagement, impact measurement, mission creation / guidance / measurement and general consulting.

The ideal candidate has a background in market research and strong understanding of the Jewish community, the challenges and opportunities the community and its cohorts face, and a knowledge and familiarity with various Jewish organizations, advocacy groups and charities.

The candidate should be able to demonstrate ability to manage a team. They are an effective leader who can inspire and motivate others. They also have great interpersonal skills, outstanding customer service, strong oral and written communication skills, and excellent organizational and time management skills. In addition, they are a critical thinker and problem solver, are confident working with numbers, detail oriented, and can strategically translate data into actionable insights and serve as a strategic consultant and trusted advisor to our Jewish focused clients.

The Research Manager within our Jewish Non-Profit and Advocacy Group Practice reports to a Vice President and/or Partner and is responsible for managing the execution and implementation of custom qualitative and quantitative research and consulting projects. Their responsibilities include, but are not limited to: designing research projects and writing proposals and survey instruments, managing all phases of a project from start to finish, supervising and directing a team of Analysts/Senior Analysts, ensuring projects are completed accurately and on time, identifying and recommending solutions to issues that may arise during a project’s lifecycle, answering questions and providing status updates to the client, and managing the Vice President and/or Partner’s expectations.

This Manager will also be client-facing and is expected to demonstrate an understanding of the Jewish community and Jewish non-profit/advocacy world, the ability to translate the clients’ needs and questions into research project and survey instruments, and provide strategic insights, recommendations and support and consultation to clients.

What You'll Need:


  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications, Journalism, Market-Research, Political Science, Jewish Studies, or related field.
  • 4+ years of work experience in marketing, communications, consulting, issue advocacy, journalism, market-research, etc.
  • Background or experience in market research is a plus.
  • 2+ years of paid or volunteer work experience at a Jewish non-profit or advocacy organization.
  • Excellent analytical, communication and writing skills.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced/high-stressed environment, and can meet tight deadlines with limited supervision.
  • Is detail-oriented and can work on multiple projects at a time.
  • Has a proven understanding of qualitative and quantitative research methodologies.
  • Is open to new techniques and willing to apply them to projects.
  • Is a leader who can provide guidance to junior team members.


Why You'd Want To:

  • We value our employees by providing competitive compensation and benefits package with access to global resources and perks that support you no matter where you are in life.
  • We are highly invested in our team’s growth and professional development. At BSG, your success is our success.
  • Our culture of kindness and collaboration is at the core of everything we do, empowering everyone to contribute to our BSG community.
  • We take pride in doing excellent work that has meaningful impact.

 BSG is part of WPP, a creative transformative company. The base salary for this position at the time of this posting is $90,000 - $110,000 per year. Individual compensation varies based on several factors, including location, job responsibilities, experience, and skills/qualifications.

Please check out our website for more information.


Salary90,000.00 - 110,000.00 Annual
Full Time
Advocacy | Marketing/Communications | Marketing/PR | Research
Organization Type
Retirement Plans | Dental | FSA | Life Insurance | Medical Insurance | Paid Holidays | Paid Vacation | Parental Leave | Sick Days | Mass Transit
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