Fairbank, Maslin, Maullin, Metz & Associates (FM3) is looking for a Research Associate to join our team. This is a full-time position in our Los Angeles office.
FM3 has specialized in public policy-oriented opinion research since 1981 and offers a wide range of opinion research, communications strategy and consulting services to assist political candidates (Democratic or non-partisan), ballot measure committees, private sector corporations, non-profit organizations and government agencies. (In other words, we’re political pollsters, but we conduct a wide variety of non-political opinion research as well.)
Our 24-person company (with offices in Oakland and Los Angeles) conducts as many as 300 surveys and 150 focus groups each year, focusing on issues of major economic and social concern, including environmental quality; natural resource conservation; clean and renewable energy development; transportation planning and finance; health care; education; public finance; drug reform policy; growth and property development; and the implications of public policy for groups such as people of color, children and seniors.
Examples of our recent work during the November 2016 election included helping to return Patty Murray to the U.S. Senate and sending three new Democrats to the House; legalizing marijuana for adults in Maine, Massachusetts, and Nevada; and passing soda taxes in San Francisco and Oakland. Additionally, FM3’s research helped pass important state and local finance measures, including a $9 billion California school bond; regional transportation measures in Los Angeles County, Seattle, the San Francisco Bay Area, and Phoenix; the largest local parks measure in U.S.