Compliance Research Associate

Democratic National Committee | Washington DC

About Job

The compliance research associate reports to the Director of Compliance and is responsible for the execution of individual research projects, reports and memos. Candidates with a strong working knowledge of LexisNexis and other research tools preferred. Attention to detail, time management skills and strong writing skills are essential requirements for this position.


  • Execution of research projects;
  • Conduct social media research across multiple platforms;
  • Comprehensive vetting using LexisNexis and other searchable databases; and,
  • Ability to conduct independent research and provide succinct reports;


  • Strong attention to detail and organizational skills;
  • Ability to work cohesively with other staff members;
  • Strong time management skills;
  • Ability to communicate concisely across multiple medium; and,
  • Comfort with and ability to learn new software or databases.


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience;
  • Commitment to the Democratic National Committee and its core values;
  • Previous experience using LexisNexis preferred;
  • 1-2 years of campaign experience is strongly preferred; and,
  • Ability to meet strict deadlines.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.


The starting salary for the Compliance Research Associate position is $48,000, on an annualized basis, commensurate with experience and qualifications. This is an overtime eligible position.


The DNC offers a generous benefit package, including:

  • More than 30 days of paid time off, including Federal holidays, vacation, and personal days;
  • Health and dental insurance for employee and dependents;
  • 90% paid by the DNC, 10% paid by employee;
  • Supplementary vision plans available to employees for purchase;
  • Up to a 4% employer match DNC 401(k) plan;
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) available to DNC employees and their dependents at no cost to staff;
  • Pre-tax Flexible spending account benefits available to employee and dependants.

Physical Requirements:

The DNC is committed to supporting employees of varying abilities and to providing reasonable accommodations to enable individuals with disabilities to succeed at the DNC. The requirements of this role, related to its physical demands, described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

All DNC employees must be able to operate a computer and use a cell phone. For roles at the DNC that include frequent business travel expectations, we can discuss reasonable alternatives to travel in some instances. Most roles also require communicating with key external stakeholders of the organization in person, via the telephone, or via email. We welcome applicants with questions about accommodations to request to speak with our Human Resources Department. When an applicant with a disability requires an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to compete for this position, they may request it in writing by emailing our Human Resources Department.

Essential functions of the role include:

  • Working from a computer for long periods of time; and,
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee may also frequently be required to communicate using the telephone, email, and in person with stakeholders.