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Data and Program Manager (cycle-position, multiple states - 9 positions)

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Progressive Data Jobs

Multiple locations
Posted on Monday, April 22, 2024

Position Summary

Organization Overview

America Votes works with over 400 state and national partner organizations to advance progressive policies, win elections, and protect every American’s right to vote.

Since 2003, America Votes has been the common link between many of the largest and most influential issue and membership organizations in the country, serving as the coordination hub of the progressive community. America Votes’ work has brought together a wide range of causes and built a unified coalition that has transformed how the progressive community works. Together, they have engaged communities across the country to act on critical issues – from fighting for working families, to defending reproductive freedom, to protecting the environment, and more – and mobilized millions of voters to turn out on Election Day.

America Votes works year-round nationally and in more than 20 states, acting as permanent campaign infrastructure to continually advance progressive causes and win elections. America Votes provides a range of services to partners, including strategic planning, advocacy and electoral campaign coordination, data tools and targeting services, and on-the-ground leadership in states.

America Votes also works to improve election systems and fight back against efforts to suppress voters, taking the lead throughout their state network to coordinate and execute advocacy campaigns with allies to reform elections and modernize the voting process.

Racial Equity Statement

As a leader of collaborative efforts to mobilize voters, protect voting rights, and win elections, America Votes is committed to advancing racial equity within our organization and across our coalition. We acknowledge the systematic racism that permeates all facets of our society, beginning with the foundational right to vote. America Votes is also engaging with an understanding of the ways gender, sexuality and other forms of oppression intersect with race and how those relationships impact inequities faced by our staff, our partners, and the communities that we engage in our work. America Votes strives to model our commitment to racial equity through our internal and external operations, programs, and partnerships. We acknowledge the inequitable structures that continue to exist and are moving forward with a sustained commitment in time, resources and people to challenge structural racism and work towards creating a reflective organization and democracy.

Position Description

America Votes is seeking a Data and Program Manager for a full-time, 2024-cycle position in the following states: AZ, FL, CO, GA, MN, NH, NV, OH, PA. The Data and Program Manager plays a key role in the advancement of the progressive movement in the state, including supporting the growth, strategy, and effectiveness of coalition direct voter contact programs through issue and election activity. This person will be the keeper and coordinator of some of the most exciting progressive work in the state. This position is ideal for someone who has entry level campaign experience and is eager to learn more, has a passion for helping others do their best work, and is excited about the details and tools that power direct voter contact programs. The position works directly with the America Votes team, as well as dozens of progressive partners across the state.

The Program and Data Manager will be responsible for supporting partner organizations running program in the state including field operations, integrating best practices, and using voter contact tools like VAN, Get Thru and Scale to Win. The position ends December 31, 2024.


The Data and Program Manager positions are based in the state where they are assigned. The cities below are the preferred but not the required location. Other localities in the state are negotiable.

Phoenix, AZ

Miami or Tampa, FL

Denver, CO

Atlanta, GA

Minneapolis, MN

Las Vegas, NV

Concord, NH

Columbus, OH

Philadelphia, PA


  • Project Support and Management: Support coalition programs of America Votes primarily focused on direct voter contact. Program areas might include campus programs, ballot initiatives, tactic-specific programs (canvass, phone, relational programs, etc), down ballot focused programs (congressional, state level or local races, etc), Get Out the Vote programs, and other state-specific campaign projects.
  • Partner Support: Support coalition partners through the implementation of campaign plans (electoral, voting rights). This may include providing technical and organizing assistance for individual partner organizations or groups of partners , responding to programmatic requests, and supporting the implementation of winning strategies. Work with the state data director to support data needs of partner programs, including some VAN administration responsibilities. Portfolio may include some tools support including VAN, AV housed/created coordination tools, direct voter contact tools, and some grant management.
  • Support Coalition Management: Work with the state team on tracking and coordination tools to support the implementation of the America Votes program across tactics and partners. Support and create content for reports and deliver presentations to diverse sets of stakeholders, sometimes on short timelines. This work may include some coalition administration tasks like scheduling, coordinating communication to coalition partners, and supporting in person meetings and events.
  • Direct Voter Contact Program Support: Support coalition campaign work on field tactics implementation (like canvassing), including supporting the integration of best practices. Support electoral and advocacy program implementation across partner organizations including script development and support some partners in using VAN (Voter Activation Network). This work may include developing systems or updating existing systems to manage the information, advance training, and strengthen the integration of best practices in the work. This work may include voting rights and election administration.
  • Program Implementation Support: Support meetings of coalition partners, which may include work groups on election-related topics such as campus programs, ballot initiatives, down ballot programs (congressional, state legislative, etc). Support events of America Votes partners and allies including coalition meetings and trainings, canvassing events, phone banks, and other direct voter contact events. Support program implementation through program participation, basic VAN administration, supporting program training and debrief activities, and support in using direct voter contact tools.
  • Other responsibilities as assigned.



  • Ideal candidates will have at least 1 cycle of experience in progressive political campaigns, progressive non-profits or similar organizations (with a campaign focus), or similar transferable experience. Ideal candidates will have experience with direct voter contact and canvass operations.
  • Experience working with underrepresented and/or historically marginalized communities, particularly in electoral or political settings.
  • Strong sense of ownership and resilience with respect to planning ahead, finding alternative paths when needed, and moving forward after setbacks. Demonstrated ability to move people to action and hold them accountable with and without formal authority.
  • Familiarity with VAN (Voter Activation Network) or similar systems is a plus.
  • Demonstrated ability to be able to practice confidentiality, discretion and legal compliance in the work.
  • Familiarity with early vote, vote by mail, and voter mobilization programs. Familiarity with young voter programs including campus organizing models is a plus. Understanding of common voter contact methods like canvass, mail, and phone programs and applying those to persuasion and mobilization efforts, including early vote. Understanding of digital programs, relational programs, or broadcast programs a plus
  • Ability to work independently and to drive and manage own workload; ability to manage several tasks/projects concurrently and prioritize work effectively by making and meeting team goals.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office / Google Drive with emphasis on using Excel, Powerpoint, Google Slides and Google Sheets. Must have the ability to manage a high volume of campaign data as well as create informational decks/slideshows.
  • Ability to travel within the state (as needed); ability to work irregular campaign style hours, especially during the peak months of the electoral cycle. Attend and lead meetings in person one-on-one, in small groups, and in large coalition meeting settings.
  • Candidates should have a spirit of service and curiosity, along with a diplomatic approach to problem-solving in work with outside partners and while working independently or on a team.


  • Ideal candidates will have experience with data and targeting, using data to inform organizing and electoral campaign strategies. Familiarity with integrating research and best practices into a program is a plus.
  • Familiarity with digital tools.
  • High level of competency with google sheets and manipulating a large volume of data
  • Experience or training in race equity/anti-racist frameworks; a general understanding of how power. intersects with gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation and class in organizing and electoral settings.


The minimum salary for this position is $60,000 – $70,000 ($5,000-5,833/month) with a potential election year bonus, based on performance and the state’s election landscape.

America Votes offers a competitive benefits package covering 100% of employee medical, dental, & vision insurance premiums, life insurance, long term disability coverage, a monthly cell phone stipend, personal professional development funds, parental leave, and 401 (K) after four months of continuous service with the organization.

America Votes provides a generous paid time off policy including paid vacation; paid sick leave and personal days; at least 10 Federal paid holidays including Juneteenth; and paid organizational time off from at least December 25 to January 1. This is a 2024 cycle position and this position ends December 31, 2024.

To Apply

Please submit a copy of your resume, a cover letter and three references to the application form. Please indicate your state(s) of interest in your cover letter and the cover letter file name.

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.

America Votes is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse, inclusive and equitable workplace. America Votes does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, veteran status or any other protected category under local, state or federal law. People of color, LGBTQ candidates, individuals with disabilities, and neurodivergent individuals are strongly encouraged to apply.