Research Manager
Endeavor Global
New York United States
Date Posted 05/01/2024
Type of Position Full-time
Education Requirement Master


Endeavor is the world’s foremost community of high-growth entrepreneurs. With offices in 30+ countries around the world, our 1,500+ entrepreneurs include over 50 unicorns that rely on Endeavor’s unparalleled network of peers and mentors to solve their toughest challenges. Portfolio companies include (UAE), Carsome (Malaysia), and Rappi (Colombia).

Our research team provides data-driven evidence and visualizations showing what makes entrepreneurial ecosystems thrive. We specialize in understanding the needs of high-impact entrepreneurs and evaluating the networks that enable them to scale and pay it forward. Our data-backed thought leadership on global entrepreneurship, technology, and innovation informs  decision makers by providing insights and practical recommendations.

We are looking for a New York-based Research Manager to join Endeavor Insight who will work hand-in-hand with the Senior Director of Research to carry out our signature research products and build new thought leadership initiatives. Recent examples of our work include Mapping Poland’s Tech Sector, Where Do Unicorns Come From, and The Venture Landscape in Spain. For more information about Endeavor Insight’s research approach and impact, please see our Notion resource for applicants: 

Key Responsibilities

Manage research projects from start to finish. This includes managing the process from data collection to analysis, and drafting to publication and dissemination. This is your chance to:

    • Conduct in-depth interviews with entrepreneurs, investors, and support organization leaders from around the world.
    • Develop a deep understanding of a range of industries and markets, while structuring and playing with data to identify salient findings. 
    • Manage teams of international research assistants and interns to complete qualitative and quantitative data collection efforts across multiple projects.
    • Craft and publish world-class research reports and digital experiences that explore global business and policy dynamics using compelling narratives and stunning data visualizations.
    • Coordinate report launches in collaboration with our MarComm team to produce activities such as social media campaigns, presentations, and multimedia experiences.

Develop new research. This includes cooking up new ways to share Endeavor’s theory of change, and change the minds of those who can help or hinder high-impact entrepreneurship worldwide. This is your chance to:

    • Seek out inspiration for new visuals and data journalism, test new data sources and methodologies, and build new department systems.
    • Contribute to business development efforts to secure high-profile partners and sponsors.
    • Build our worldwide research presence and create services for our network of marketing and research staff at local offices.

Who You Are

Endeavor is a values driven organization. We are looking for someone who embodies…

    • Entrepreneur First: The Manager will be someone who passionately believes in the power of high-impact entrepreneurs to change the world for the better. You care about our mission.
    • Go Big: The Manager will be someone whose curiosity drives them to dream (and execute!) big. You are a self-starter, who will roll up your sleeves to take our office to the next level.
    • Network of Trust: The Manager will be someone who can naturally build trust with anybody, from CTOs of cutting-edge startups to CEOs of established ventures.
    • Pay It Forward: The Manager will be someone with a service-oriented attitude, who asks “What can I do?” before asking “What can I get?”
    • One Endeavor: The Manager will be someone who thrives on working with colleagues in over 30 different countries around the world. You are collaborative and a bridge builder.
    • Always Agile: The Manager will be someone who understands that it’s the planning, not the plans, that matter and therefore isn’t deterred by pivots or evolutions.

Great candidates for this role will:

    • Thrive at project management. You can keep things on track across projects, departments, and an international team to get projects publication-ready, never missing a deadline.
    • Enjoy uncovering analytical findings to inform decision makers. You are a pro at Excel, and get a kick out of using pivot tables and building data visualizations. You enjoy learning new analytical tricks and research methods.
    • Strive for perfection in his or her writing while distilling large amounts of information and crafting persuasive narratives. You can also conduct interviews with the skill of an investigative journalist. 
    • Have a graduate degree in business, journalism, economics, international policy, or other related field. 
    • Bring 5-7 years of professional research experience and 5-7 years of client-facing experience in a professional role.

In addition, an ideal candidate will:

    • Have work experience in consulting, communications, or applied research, and experience with international clients.
    • Speak a foreign language.
    • Code in Python and build queries in SQL.
    • Perform statistical analysis, including social network analysis and regression analysis.
    • Use Notion, Adobe Illustrator and InDesign, Flourish, Tableau, Salesforce, and social media platforms.

Must be eligible to live and work in the United States and must be based in the New York area.


    • The base salary will range between $100,000 – $120,000, with a bonus available. Actual starting base pay will be determined by skills, experience, and other non-discriminatory factors permitted by law.
    • Generous benefits package including full health, dental, and vision coverage. 
    • 401k retirement plan with up to 5% employer matching.
    • Unlimited paid time off in addition to office closures for federal holidays and the last week of December each year.
    • Opportunities for domestic and international travel.
    • Hybrid work with at least 2-3 days per week in our beautiful FiDi office.
    • Work closely with 500+ of the smartest, friendliest, ambitious teammates in 30+ countries around the world.


To apply, please submit a resume and respond to the short-answer questions at

Check out the Notion resource “Why Should You Join the Endeavor Insight Team?” for helpful context before you submit your answers. Here’s the link: