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America Votes: Minnesota Data Director

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St Paul, MN, USA · Minnesota, USA
Posted on Sunday, June 9, 2024

America Votes: Minnesota Data Director




65000 / Yearly


America Votes



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Please submit a copy of your resume, a cover letter, and three references to the application form. If you experience any technical difficulties with our application form, please email recruiting@americavotes.org. Please note that only applications received through the application form will be considered; please do not email us your application materials.

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America Votes is seeking a well-organized self-starter for a full-time position as Data Director. The Data Director plays a key role in the supporting campaign strategy and direct voter contact programs for the progressive movement. America Votes offers its diverse set of progressive partners a range of voter file, data, and targeting services. We seek a service-oriented individual with a combination of technical and political skills for this work. This position is ideal for someone who is ready for a mid-level role in a campaign environment, has a passion for helping others do their best work, and is excited about the details and tools that power direct voter contact programs. This position reports directly to the Minnesota State Director.

- At least one cycle of experience (at least 2 years) with statewide data responsibilities. This includes experience with planning, program implementation, and analysis.
- Cultural competency, including the ability to communicate respectfully across lines of difference and a demonstrated understanding of how bias impacts the ability of different communities to vote and how racial disparity presents in data
- Strong sense of ownership and resilience with respect to planning ahead, finding alternative paths when needed, and bouncing back from setbacks and rejections.
- Candidates should have an understanding of common direct voter contact programs and experience using data to inform advocacy and electoral plans. Strong Voter Action Network ( VAN) or other database skills are required with at least one cycle of experience administering voter contact tools. Standout candidates will have experience with large scale canvass operations.
- Must have a minimum of introductory training on SQL; standout candidates will have experience using SQL including a comfort level with SELECT, WHERE, GROUPBY. Advanced Google Sheets or Excel skills required including familiarity with common functions (VLOOKUP, SUMIF, INDEX(MATCH)), pivot tables, and charts.
- Demonstrated ability to manage work in a high stress, fast paced environment**.** This includes demonstrating calm & clarity, balancing and re-balancing priorities, advancing program with required urgency, working collaboratively on a team, and building and maintaining trust with a diverse set of stakeholders
- Must be comfortable and able to present data in understandable ways, including visualizations, historical context, and more. Candidates must have a willingness and aptitude to seek out and learn new technical skills.
- The ideal candidate will have a demonstrated history of persistence and resourcefulness in solving technical and data problems. Candidates should have a spirit of service and curiosity, along with a diplomatic approach to problem-solving.
- Demonstrated ability to manage a high-volume of information with impeccable attention to detail in a fast-paced environment. Ability to manage several tasks/projects concurrently and prioritize work effectively by making and meeting team goals.
- Comfortable working with a diverse set of stakeholders in one-on-one meetings and group settings. Ideal candidates will have previous work experience in a coalition setting with a demonstrated ability to move people to action and hold them accountable with and without formal authority.
- Must be a self-starter willing to work long irregular campaign-style hours and to travel as needed, especially during campaign season. Meeting in person one-on-one, in small groups, and in large coalition meeting settings is required.
- Standout candidates will have knowledge of and experience with Minnesota's political landscape and/or independent expenditure campaigns.
- Experience preferred with at least one of the following: Mapping tools (QGIS, Maptitute, etc), visualization tools (Tableau, Periscope, Google Data Studio, etc), or analysis tools (R, Python).
- Experience conducting small group trainings or developing training materials for end users.
- Experience with direct voter contact tools like Scale to Win.
- Experience with ballot initiatives.