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·     Collaborate across the CAQ to identify and prioritize research opportunities, developing a stakeholder research agenda.

·     Manage third-party agencies in executing the research agenda.

·     Conduct stakeholder-driven research to gain insights informing organizational strategy, driving campaign planning and execution, including secondary research, message testing, and online focus groups.

·     Design and implement qualitative and quantitative research projects to enhance CAQ stakeholder engagement, public policy objectives, and talent priorities.

·     Manage data-driven thought leadership initiatives by conducting research, collaborating on content development, and participating in marketing projects addressing critical issues in the audit profession.



Project Management

·       Design strategic research to inform public affairs campaigns prioritized by the CAQ.

·       Develop persuasive messaging and materials for CAQ initiatives based on research insights.

·       Identify emerging issues and effectively manage project deliverables.

·       Oversee commissioned research projects from scope development to publication of findings.




·     Identify innovative strategies for integrating CAQ issues into public discourse to support the organization's mission by leveraging research.

·     Assist in proactive communication efforts with the Sr. Manager, Communications to showcase CAQ thought leadership with key stakeholder audiences.

·     Generate proactive opportunities to highlight CAQ thought leadership in coordination with the Sr. Manager, Communications.

·     Track trends in media coverage of key policy issues to capitalize on opportunities and gauge effectiveness of our efforts.

·     Develop talking points and materials based on research insights.

·     Monitor daily media coverage with a focus on key issues affecting the auditing profession.



Supervisory Responsibilities

·     May provide supervision or training on distinct projects or initiatives.



Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Required

·     Exceptional organization and attention to detail.

·     Ability to think creatively and strategically.

·     Good judgment.

·     Exemplary problem-solving skills.

·     Collaborative mindset with effective communication skills.

·     Positive interpersonal skills and good humor.

·     Demonstrated project management skills with the ability to meet deadlines under pressure.

·     Proficiency in primary and secondary research methodologies.

·     Results-oriented with adaptability to changing priorities.

·     Self-motivated and action-oriented with an entrepreneurial spirit.



Required Experience, Qualifications & Education


·     Bachelor’s degree

·     Minimum 3-5 years of related experience.

·     Strong, positive interpersonal skills, with the ability to communicate effectively to CAQ staff, members’ staff, and other key constituencies.



Preferred Experience, Qualifications & Education 

·     Experience at a polling, political consultancy, campaign, communications or marketing firm a plus but not required.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The Association of International Certified Professional Accountants is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All employment decisions are based on business needs without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, veteran status or any other applicable legally protected status. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.


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