Director of Research and Experimentation (U.S. Remote)
Posted on: May 14, 2022
Reporting to: VP of Data Science & Analytics
Location: United States / remote, requires U.S. work
Compensation: Salary range for this position starts at $130,000
Deadline: Candidates will be reviewed on a rolling basis, target
start March 2022
WorkMoney is a nonprofit organization dedicated to lowering costs
and raising incomes for all Americans to make American life more
affordable and American families more economically secure. We
provide products, services, perks, benefits, tips, and tools to
help members improve their financial lives. We are a trusted source
of information about financial matters, economic policy, and public
debates about the economy. We also activate and engage our members
in advocacy campaigns to support policies and elected leaders to
support our core vision that everyone in America can afford to live
a good life. You can find out more about WorkMoney at workmoney.org
What are we looking for?
In two years, WorkMoney's membership went from zero to over 2
million everyday Americans. As our audience grows, our Data Science
& Analytics team needs to grow to ensure we're delivering
meaningful and impactful content to larger swaths of our audience.
We're planning significant investments in our test and learn
program in the year ahead and need an expert who can design and
execute research strategies that help us learn more about our
audience, our brand, and our impact.
The Director of Research and Experimentation is a newly created
role to drive, test,and implement new programs that build trust
with our members. The Director will have a deep commitment to
continuous learning and have experience implementing trust-building
programs that are cost-efficient, targeted, and measurably
impactful. Successful candidates will have experience with issue
advocacy or civic engagement, RCTs, and a strong stats background.
This role is the perfect mix of strategy and implementation for
those who thrive on moving between high-level strategy and vision
and getting their hands dirty digging into the data.
- Design and execute RCTs and other research experiments: you
should be comfortable starting with a hypothesis, building a
rigorous test around it, project managing internal and external
teams to implement your test and then analyzing the final
- Communicate results and make recommendations: the data science
and analytics team works in close partnership with internal teams.
The right candidate would need to be comfortable providing regular
and easy to understand presentations and progress reports to team
members at every level of the org.
- Design an ongoing testing strategy: WorkMoney is constantly
learning and this role will help us set up rapid tests primarily
over SMS to test current theories and iterate.
- Support org wide experimentation: Work with leaders across
departments to design tests around building trust, engaging members
and moving people to act in their financial self-interest.
- Keep us up to date around the newest advances in research
methodologies: Like I said, we like to learn!
- 7+ years of experience designing and executing research
- Proven ability to create big picture testing strategy
- Expert in statistics and research methodology
- Ability to analyze data and draw statistical conclusions
- Self-motivated and intellectually curious - driven by the
desire to learn
- Big picture thinker with excellent communication skills
Nice to Haves
- Expertise with Python, SQL, R or other data programming
- Experience with advocacy, legislative or electoral campaign
- Management experience a plus
The salary for this role starts at $130,000 annually based on
experience. WorkMoney offers generous healthcare, vacation and
retirement benefits -- the kind ALL Americans should be able to
have, and which we are proud to offer. Those include, but are not
limited to: low deductible healthcare, dental, and vision plans at
no cost to you, 401(K) retirement program with up to 6% employer
match, four weeks paid vacation, and an annual work from home
Why join our team?
We're mission driven, hard working, and scrappy AF. We're a true
startup, offering a dynamic work environment where no day is the
same and where innovation and rolling up your sleeves is the norm.
WorkMoney's team includes people with a wide-ranging set of
backgrounds and expertise. And best of all, we're a growing crew of
collaborative colleagues who are generous, whip-smart, and
It is WorkMoney's policy to ensure that all individuals with whom
we are in contact are treated equally without regard to age, color,
disability, gender, marital status, national origin, religion,
sexual orientation, expression, gender identity, or veteran's
status. We strongly encourage applicants from historically
Follow the link to the application page, complete the required
fields, and submit a resume and cover letter. Submissions without a
cover letter will not be considered. Please address the following
questions in your cover letter: why are you the best candidate for
the job, what are your prior experiences with creating and
executing a research agenda, and what makes you want to work at a
fast paced social impact startup at this time in your career.
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and the posting
will remain published until the position is filled.
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