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Southeast Data Manager

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Data Science
Remote
Posted on Monday, March 25, 2024

Position Summary

About Faith in Action

Faith in Action is the largest grassroots faith-based community organizing network in the United States. For over 40 years, Faith in Action (formerly know as PICO National Network) has brought people of faith together to advance racial and economic justice. Through a network of 36 faith based organizations and 1,200 religious congregations, Faith in Action provides an opportunity for thousands of volunteer leaders to stand up and be heard on the public and corporate decisions that most directly shape their lives.

Faith in Action organizations have successfully changed public policies at the local, state and federal level that have helped families obtain affordable health coverage for themselves and their children, provide their children with a better education, protect their homes from foreclosure and secure good jobs. Through an innovative campaign infrastructure that ties together grassroots people-led organizing in more than 200 cities and towns in 27 states with large-scale efforts to change federal policy, Faith in Action is currently leading campaigns to help with citizenship for millions of aspiring Americans, end mass-incarceration and make sure that everyone can earn a livable wage.

Position overview:

The Southeast Data Manager will support the four federations and two partnerships that make up the Southeast Region: Faith in Florida, Faith in Action Alabama, the MICAH Project, and Faith in Texas; the New Georgia Project and Memphis Artists for Change. This full-time, exempt position sits at the pivotal crossroads of data management: helping the federations through strategic use of data systems maximize the scope of multiple organizing and civic engagement campaigns.

Data Organizing Responsibilities:

  • Maintain internal databases, including manipulation of voter, congregation membership, volunteer, and other person level data.
  • Provide data, targeting and technological guidance and support for organizing, issue, and/or electoral campaigns.
  • Administer, support, and train users on organizing and engagement systems.
  • Use Faith in Action endorsed tools and techniques to conduct targeting, analysis, and reporting for organizing, issue, and/or electoral campaigns.
  • Assist staff and affiliates in developing strategies, data processes, and reporting to accurately measure progress toward organizing goals.
  • Provide data driven strategic guidance on best tactics and tools to achieve goals to leadership.
  • Work with internal and external staff to establish best practices and standards for data collection, acquisition, and preservation.
  • Work with other members of the Southeast Region to advance the tactical and strategic campaign objectives of the federations within the region and the region as a whole.
  • Work with Faith in Action Data Team to integrate the flow of information across organizing tools and other systems used by Southeast federations.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

  • Experience working with low-income, immigrant, communities of color, and/or returning citizens communities.
  • Cultural competency to work in a multicultural, multi-faith environment.
  • Commitment to cultural sensitivity and respect for differences.
  • Ability to pay attention to detail and have excellent follow up skills.
  • Effective time management skills, including demonstrated ability to manage and prioritize multiple tasks and projects.
  • Ability to work long and extended hours when needed.
  • Possess excellent written and oral communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work well independently, and within a team.
  • Understanding of common direct voter contact programs and community organizing practices.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, including the ability to communicate technical subjects to non–technical individuals.
  • Strong Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint and Word skills.
  • Ability to continually develop skills related to use of rapidly changing technology and communications best practices.
  • Experience in the use of data and analytics to drive effective decision-making in organizing, issue, and/or electoral organizing.
  • Ability to coach and train users of various skill levels on how to use Faith in Action endorsed internal organizing tools and CRMs.

Qualifications:

  • At least 5 electoral cycles experience using and/managing data using a constituent relationship management systems (CRMs.) VAN highly preferred. Special preference given to those candidates with experience electoral cycle experience in Florida, Alabama, Louisiana, Texas,
  • Georgia and/or Tennessee campaigns.
  • Candidate must be computer literate and be able to use data to tell the honest story of a campaign’s efficacy.
  • Candidate must have a commitment to the organization’s mission.