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Senior Analyst

Progressive Data Jobs

Progressive Data Jobs

Multiple locations
Posted on Monday, March 25, 2024

Position Summary

The ACLU seeks to fill the full-time position of Senior Analyst on the Analytics team of the ACLU’s National office in New York, NY or Washington, DC. This is a hybrid role that has in-office requirements of two (2) days per week or eight (8) days per month.

The ACLU Analytics team partners with teams across the organization to enable the ACLU to make smart, evidence-based decisions and bring quantitative insights on our issues to the courtroom and the public. Our team’s work ranges from social science research for litigation & advocacy, to analysis & reporting for fundraising and engagement, to building and maintaining our data infrastructure. We strive to ensure the ACLU leads by example in the ethical use of data and technology. This includes maintaining our privacy and security standards, pushing for transparent data practices from government and corporate actors, and helping to steward high standards for algorithmic fairness, accountability, and transparency.


Reporting to the Director of Affiliate & Advocacy Analytics, the Senior Analyst will specialize in electoral and advocacy work, working in close partnership with our National political advocacy staff and ACLU affiliates. This includes partnering with National & affiliate stakeholders to understand needs, conduct analyses, and translate results for non-technical audiences.

Using VAN/other sources, work with stakeholders and coalition partners to support voter contact strategies, develop field organizing strategies, and establish protocols and best practices for data collection and storage. The Senior Analyst will maintain documentation of voter contact information & turnout, build target universes, and conduct descriptive/statistical analysis. This position is also responsible for conducting and/or monitoring A/B testing and creating narrative/analytical/visual advocacy materials.


  • Conduct statistical/descriptive/visual analyses to support electoral decision-making priorities for National/affiliate partners
  • Author/co-author advocacy reports for both National/affiliate partners
  • Manage projects, including identifying risks, milestone development, and running retrospectives
  • Coordinate and manage technical vendors and/or partners


  • Engage in special projects and other duties as assigned
  • Center principles of equity, inclusion, and belonging in all work, embedding the values in program development, policy application, and organizational practices and processes
  • Commitment to the mission of the ACLU
  • Demonstrate a commitment to diversity within the office using a personal approach that values all individuals and respects differences in regards to race, ethnicity, age, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, religion, disability and socio-economic circumstance
  • Commitment to work collaboratively and respectfully toward resolving obstacles and/or conflicts


  • Ability to conduct complex data manipulations and descriptive analyses in a database query language (e.g. SQL) and in an analytics programming language (e.g. R, Python)
  • Proficiency with at least one tool (e.g. Tableau/Looker) to develop accessible visualizations, dashboards, and reports.
  • Experience designing, implementing, and analyzing randomized experiments
  • Ability to integrate multiple sources of data
  • Voter file analysis experience
  • Expert knowledge of VAN (Voter Activation Network)
  • Familiarity with electoral models and indices
  • Advanced statistical skillset
  • A background with electoral campaigns, specifically with voter engagement & turnout.
  • Familiarity establishing management frameworks; creating business metrics in ambiguous measurement environments to align with team goals and strategy
  • Experience with project management
  • Extensive experience with stakeholder management, specifically in a remote environment


The ACLU values equity, transparency, and clarity in pay. Consistent with the ACLU’s compensation philosophy, there is a set salary for this role. The annual salary for this position is $99,612 (Level H), reflective of a position based in New York, NY, where our National offices are headquartered. This salary will be subject to a locality adjustment (according to a specific city and state), if an authorization is granted to work outside of the location listed in this posting.


For over 100 years, the ACLU has worked to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed by the Constitution and laws of the United States. Whether it’s ending mass incarceration, achieving full equality for the LGBTQ+ community, establishing new privacy protections for our digital age, or preserving the right to vote or the right to have an abortion, the ACLU takes up the toughest civil liberties cases and issues to defend all people.

We know that great people make a great organization. We value our people and know that what we offer is essential not just their work, but to their overall well-being.

At the ACLU, we offer a broad range of benefits, which include:

  • Time away to focus on the things that matter with a generous paid-time off policy (up to xx) days off per year)
  • Focus on your well-being with comprehensive healthcare benefits (including medical, dental and vision coverage, parental leave, gender affirming care & fertility treatment)
  • Plan for your retirement with 401k plan and employer match
  • We support employee growth and development through annual professional development funds, internal professional development programs and workshops


Equity, diversity, and inclusion are core values of the ACLU and central to our work to advance liberty, equality, and justice for all. For us diversity, equity and inclusion are not just check-the-box activities, but a chance for us to make long-term meaningful change. We are a community committed to learning and growth, humility and grace, transparency and accountability. We believe in a collective responsibility to create a culture of belonging for all people within our organization – one that respects and embraces difference; treats everyone equitably; and empowers our colleagues to do the best work possible. We are as committed to anti-oppression and anti-racism internally as we are externally. Because whether we’re in the courts or in the office, we believe ‘We the People’ means all of us.

With this commitment in mind, we strongly encourage applications from all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, veteran status and record of arrest or conviction, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

The ACLU is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If you are a qualified individual with a disability and need assistance applying online, please email benefits.hrdept@aclu.org. If you are selected for an interview, you will receive additional information regarding how to request an accommodation for the interview process.

The Department of Education has determined that employment in this position at the ACLU does not qualify for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program.