For more than 15 years, Catalist has been a leader in civic data and data science innovation. Our mission is to provide progressive organizations with the data, software, and services needed to better identify, understand, and communicate with the people they need to engage and mobilize. Our clients include the largest, most influential organizations in the U.S. active in civic engagement, advocacy, and political campaigns. Catalist is home to a dedicated, creative team of technologists, data scientists, and campaign experts committed to using our talents and technology to nurture a vibrant and growing progressive community.

Catalist seeks a Senior AAPI Analytics Fellow to provide data and analytics support to the Asian American and Pacific Islander Civic Engagement Fund (The Fund) and other leading progressive political, organizing, and advocacy groups for the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Community, which encompasses people from East Asia, South Asia, Southeast Asia, the Philippines, and the Pacific Islands.

The Fellow will play a critical role in supporting the analysis, design, testing, and application of polling and other forms of opinion research strategies for understanding and predicting civic and political behavior in the AAPI community.

The salary range for this position will be $100,000 - $120,000 per year, commensurate with experience.

This is a full-time, temporary, political cycle position ending in June 2025.

Principal Duties & Responsibilities

Research and Coordination

  • Work closely with The Fund, their partners, grantees, and other leading community organizations to develop on a research agenda that is pertinent to understanding and supporting the civic engagement of the AAPI community
  • Design and execute research projects as per agenda
  • Interface regularly with Catalist, The Fund and other community leaders to provide regular research reports and updates

Analytics and Data Science

  • Expertly leverage Catalist and AAPI partner organizations’ data resources to provide polling, modeling, and other opinion research on political and socioeconomic trends for the AAPI community in the U.S.
  • Collaborate on and communicate scientific and methodological solutions with program partners, other data science specialists in the progressive community, and across the Catalist Analytics department
  • Provide quality control to ensure deliverables are presented accurately and precisely
  • Other duties as needed


  • Demonstrated expertise in political data science and modeling methods
  • Well-versed in statistical concepts such as polling research, regression analysis, statistical and Bayesian inference, and probabilities
  • Demonstrated experience in designing, running, or analyzing polls, especially connecting information from disparate polls or opinion research
  • Demonstrated experience in data science products for use in civic and political programs
  • Familiarity with political and socioeconomic trends in the Asian American and Pacific Islander community across the United States
  • Familiarity with Catalist data, progressive political needs, voter files, and/or commercial databases a plus
  • Working knowledge of SQL
  • Proficiency in Python or R
  • Highly motivated, curious, and collaborative
  • Strong problem-solving skills and a demonstrated capacity to thrive in evolving environments
  • Background check required

Preferred Skills & Abilities

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in political science, social/behavioral science, economics, statistics, or related field
  • Knowledge of the principles of experimental design and/or survey research
  • Experience with BigQuery, Airflow, and version control tools such as Git


Medical, Dental, Vision, Prescription Drug

Catalist offers Medical, Dental, Vision, and Prescription Drug coverage for eligible staff and their eligible dependents. Catalist’s Medical plan is a comprehensive PPO program including Prescription Drug coverage with 85% of the premium paid by Catalist. Dental and Vision coverage is provided at no cost to employees.

Group Term Life Insurance and Long-Term & Short-Term Disability Coverage

Group Term Life Insurance and Long-Term and Short-Term Disability coverage is available for eligible staff. These benefits are provided at no cost to Catalist employees.

401(k) Safe Harbor Plan

A 401(k) Safe Harbor Plan is available to eligible staff with a 3% contribution from Catalist from the date of hire. Employees may contribute pre-tax or post-tax from their salary up to the legal limits set forth by the IRS.

Medical and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs)

Catalist offers an FSA Program that gives eligible staff the ability to pay out-of-pocket medical/dental/vision/child care expenses from pre-tax earnings.

Transit Benefits

Catalist also makes available a Transit benefit FSA program to eligible employees using pre-tax contributions with a company match.

Professional Development and Remote Work Expenses

Eligible employees may be reimbursed up to $750 each year for professional development / education and remote work expenses.

Student Loan PayDown or SaveUp

Catalist offers a Student Loan PayDown and College SaveUp benefit for eligible staff.

Vacation, Personal Leave, Sick Leave Benefits

Catalist offers generous vacation benefits to all eligible staff. Eligible employees also receive:

  • 14 Paid Holidays
  • Personal Days
  • Sick Leave
  • Parental Leave

Hybrid Office/Remote Work

Certain positions at Catalist are eligible for Office/Remote Hybrid or full Remote status.