The Topos Partnership works on exciting projects with cultural impact to create progressive change. We currently have openings for multiple positions:

Project Lead

We have several exciting new opportunities to facilitate complex projects with potential for significant social impact. These projects require communicating with multiple non-profit leaders at various levels to manage information sharing and organize workflow. A project lead will be responsible for coordinating communications, ensuring that timelines are met and milestones are reached.

Experience in conducting social science research, working on equity issues, and/or working closely with non-profit networks is a significant plus for this position.

Topos is a networked organization with staff nationwide, and we welcome those who desire or require flexible schedules. The project lead will work virtually.



Researcher/analyst positions are typically project-based. We work with individuals with project-relevant skills and experience, including location. Significant experience in social science research – in-person conversational research – is a plus. Experience in qualitative analysis of cultural data (conversations, media, social media, etc.) as well as survey research expertise is valuable. We also encourage applications from those who bring diverse experience in issues advocacy, activism, community organizing and other forms of public outreach and engagement.

Some positions require fieldwork while others are designed for virtual work. Compensation: $30 – $40 per hour


About Topos

Topos has as its mission to explore and ultimately transform the landscape of public understanding where public interest issues play out. Our approach is based on the premise that while it is possible to achieve short-term victories on issues through a variety of strategies, real change depends on a fundamental shift in public understanding. Topos was created to bring together the range of expertise needed to understand existing issue dynamics, explore possibilities for creating new issue understanding, develop a proven course of action, and arm advocates with new communications tools to win support.

A typical Topos research project explores and analyzes how Americans think about topics related to various important public interest issues (economic, environmental, racial, etc.), and entails a combination of research methods including field ethnography, open-ended surveys, in-depth interviewing (by phone and in person), online group discussions, and so on. Our clients include national and international foundations, national and state-level advocacy organizations as well as various non-profits including arts and educational institutions.

Topos is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all.

We also welcome those who require flexibility in their schedule.

Please send resume and letter of interest specifying the position for which you are applying to: