Propper Daley

Career Opportunity

Associate, Strategy & Research


Propper Daley seeks an inquisitive and resourceful strategist, with practical experience in using data and analysis to drive insights who is passionate about making lasting social change.

At Propper Daley, everyone plays a role in accelerating impact. Doing good – and doing it well – requires us all to approach our work with accountability, knowledge, creativity, and commitment. Through this position, you will have the opportunity to think creatively, boldly, and practically about how to tackle some of the biggest social issues of today.

The primary function of this position is to support the day-to-day work of the Strategy & Research Department for the agency’s individual, nonprofit, and corporate clients.

Key responsibilities include:

Project Management

Develop and execute against individual work plans and provide support to the department to ensure all deadlines are met.

  • Independently develop and execute against individual plans for the strategy and research work and ensure deadlines are met.
  • Provide support to the department to enable team-wide execution.
  • Appropriately track hours against client work.
  • Appropriately utilize organizational processes, including, but not limited to: Document organization; Time tracking system; Project management system
  • Ensure strategy and research third party vendors and partners receive timelines and next steps.
  • Support tracking of budgets for strategy and research work.
  • Understand the role of the Strategy & Research Department across client scopes of work.


Be able to independently execute work effectively and efficiently, and support the department to meet expectations.

  • Support the development of first drafts of strategy and research work that may include: key findings and insights readout, opportunity identification, strategic recommendations.
    • Support the strategy and research team in meeting client expectations and have an understanding of project priorities.
    • Ensure work developed meets Propper Daley’s quality control standards including proper grammar, proper formatting, integrity, and originality.
    • Complete assigned work in line with strategic objectives and within time allocated.

Critical Thinking & Problem Solving

Understand how tasks relate, identify potential challenges, and propose solutions.

  • Understand roles on the strategy and research team and how to appropriately leverage department resources available.
  • Contribute to the development of strategic recommendations.
    • Conduct strategy and research research that may include: stakeholder interviews, landscape analyses, comparative analyses, impact population analyses, and trends research.
    • Support the identification of key findings from research to support development of strategy and research deliverables, which may include: key findings and insights readout, opportunity identification, or strategic recommendations.
    • Leverage strategy and research tools and platforms to support the analysis of client work and proposed ideas.
    • Leverage strategy, research, and issue-area expertise to identify potential challenges in client work and propose solutions.
    • Track both internal and client feedback on deliverables.
  • Participate in the Post Mortem process to support refinement of the department’s work.
  • Support efforts to grow Propper Daley’s knowledge, work, and brand.
    • Continuously grow and apply strategy and research expertise, knowledge of client issue areas, and knowledge of the larger social impact industry.
    • Stay on top of current events and share relevant and interesting articles with the Propper Daley team to advance social impact, strategy, research, and client-specific knowledge.
    • Support promotion of Propper Daley’s work and impact by contributing to project case studies and other thought leadership pieces, as time allows.


Have an understanding of what needs to be communicated and how internally and externally, and participate as appropriate.

  • Build strong relationships and act as a reliable point of contact for strategy and research work internally to support execution of the work.
  • Build an understanding of what needs to be communicated to clients, partners, and internal teams, and support in research, when appropriate.
  • Take notes and track next steps in all communications.


Participate in individual and department growth, and manage up to supervisor to ensure success of work.

  • Participate in a positive and inclusive agency culture and work environment by building productive and positive working relationships with all team members.
  • Manage up to supervisor to ensure success of client work.
  • Proactively seek opportunities for training that advance strategy, research, and social impact knowledge and skills.
  • Participate in performance evaluation and professional development opportunities.
  • Provide support to new team members through onboarding.
  • Provide superior service to support renewal and growth of strategy and research clients.

This position executes against the following reporting structure:

Reports to: Manager, Strategy & Research


A social impact agency based in Los Angeles, Propper Daley helps our clients leverage their unique assets to create positive change in the world.  We work with influencers, brands and causes, providing both strategic and creative solutions to move the needle on the issues they care most about.  Our approach, rooted in behavioral science, moves beyond foundational “awareness raising” to those strategies and ideas that shift the attitudes and perceptions that lead to behavior change.


We believe deeply in working as teams. More often than not, social change requires collaborative creativity, disruption and complex problem solving. We hope to serve our clients as thought-partners, strategists, advisers, tacticians and all-around utility players as they move their important work forward. Each member of the Propper Daley team brings a diverse set of relevant expertise that uniquely positions us to get things done. This includes proven experience in coalition-driven social change, leadership of high-stakes political campaigns, experience building a shared policy agenda in arenas with fractured opinion, convening powerful learning communities to drive coordinated action, and supporting the growth and evolution of individual change agents.


Some of our clients include:


  • John Legend and #FREEAMERICA
  • The Shawn Mendes Foundation
  • Bradley Cooper’s One Family Foundation
  • Kerry Washington
  • The Call of Duty Endowment
  • W.K. Kellogg Foundation
  • US Chamber of Commerce Foundation


  • ENTHUSIASTIC STRATEGIST: You have 1-3 years of experience conducting and translating research into executable, and well-thought-out tactics and strategies. Others easily understand your thinking and get excited about your ideas.
  • FLEXIBLE AND RESPONSIVE: You work best in an entrepreneurial, fast-paced culture and remain calm and level-headed when required to change course and/or re-prioritize. You understand that working on the most pressing issues means that you have to move at the pace of current events, and you are excited to dive in whenever needed.
  • A FIXER: You love solving problems and view it as an actual talent that is developed, honed and displayed with ever-increasing proficiency and grace.
  • CLEAR COMMUNICATOR: You share information and advice with stakeholders in a way that is clear, useful and inspires deep confidence. This starts with strong internal communication within your team and in how you work with and leverage your manager.
  • DETAIL-ORIENTED:  You pay attention to detail so that small issues do not derail our work. Because of your attention and thoughtfulness, our team and clients are able to execute on the work and recommendations with ease..
  • PASSIONATE AND KIND: You are passionate about changing lives and changing the world. And, you realize that the only way to accomplish this is through teamwork, kindness, humility and taking care of yourself and your colleagues.


You will wake up everyday knowing that you are helping to address some of the most important, intractable challenges facing our communities and the world.


You will be part of a diverse team of brilliant, kind, creative thinkers and doers who love to learn, grow, and have fun while doing it.


You will further develop your ability to thrive in a small, fast-paced environment.


Click here to apply for this position.

When applying, in lieu of a traditional cover letter please provide:

Two examples (one of an influencer, and one of a brand) you think are doing a great job leveraging their platform for the greater good with a written description of why you chose them as examples and how they can improve their efforts.


  • This position is a full-time role
  • Competitive salary commensurate with experience
  • Matching up to 3% of a 401K (free money!)
  • Great medical insurance and disability insurance
  • An open vacation policy

Propper Daley is deeply committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We believe social change happens when people with a wide range of backgrounds, experiences, identities, and perspectives come together with common purpose. We encourage candidates from all backgrounds to apply.