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Analytics Engineer/Deputy Data Director

Sunrise Movement

Sunrise Movement

Data Science
Posted on Monday, June 3, 2024

Top 3 Skills

  • Analytics Engineering- Ability to build and maintain the metrics layer in Sunrise’s analytical warehouse dbt, including membership size, demographic metrics, event attendance conversion rates, and more. Create and maintain syncs to ease this process.

  • Reporting- Create reports to track programmatic progress to goals that provide actionable information to leadership teams and keep us accountable to the movement.

  • Project Management - Holds themselves accountable to campaign and program timelining, including coordinating with relevant people

Top 2 Skills re: Multiracial Cross Class Movement Building

  • A clear understanding in data’s role in movement organizing to empower leaders, create efficient and easy to use systems to strengthen relationship, and drive strategy across race, class, and access to data tools and trainings

  • Able to clearly communicate your self interest in building a multiracial and cross class movement and coach/train others to do so as well

Compensation: $75,000-$95,000 depending on experience and geography. Sunrise provides a special city allowance if hire resides in a metro/micro area.

Benefits: Sunrise offers a benefits package with 100% paid premiums for health care, dental, and vision. We offer unlimited paid vacation days with minimum 15 days per year, parental leave, caregiver leave, unlimited sick time, and additional paid and unpaid time off. We also offer an annual professional development fund and tech office budget. Option to contribute to 401k.

Reports to: Data Director

Eligibility: This position is not eligible to participate in Sunrise’s CWA Labor Union.

Location: Remote within the US

Note: When filling out the application please limit responses to 3-6 sentences.

For questions regarding the compensation and benefits policy, please reach out to Aimee at aimee@sunrisemovement.org

General Overview:

The Deputy Data Director is responsible for engineering, developing, and managing the infrastructure that runs Sunrise’s analytics program. It involves the seamless movement of data across our platforms and data warehouse that enables us to create dashboards, support staff in their day to day work and share our tools and data with the movement. They use our analytics to highlight the strengths of our movement and uncover opportunities to make data driven decisions to reach our organizational goals. They primarily do this through the use of transformation tools like Python, dbt, and Periscope to maintain a well-tested analytical layer.


Analytics Engineering: 60%

  • Oversee Sunrise’s ELT infrastructure, including the engineering, analytical, and export workflows.

  • Use transformation tools like Python, dbt, and Periscope to maintain a well-tested analytical layer (e.g., modeling donor data from multiple sources into an event stream)

  • Implement data quality checks and data cleansing techniques to ensure data accuracy and consistency

  • Build and maintain the metrics layer in Sunrise’s analytical warehouse, including membership size, demographic metrics, event attendance conversion rates, and more.

  • Optimize data pipelines for performance and scalability to handle large volumes of data

Movement Reporting- 30%

  • Deliver reporting to Directors, departments, and staff through memos, one time and automated reports, and dashboards.

  • Creating dashboards, filters and views to keep the full Movement informed on the strength and trends within our Movement by maintaining the Movement Overview dashboards and creating more as needed.

  • Designing new systems to make it easy for the whole Movement Support Team to have access to key information for organizing/coordination purposes with Hubs

  • Communicate data insights effectively to stakeholders, translating technical concepts into clear and actionable recommendations

MISC Data Needs: 10%

  • Identify data needs across the movement and staff. Support the rest of the Data Team on current priority work.

    • This could be electoral data in Q4


Must Haves

  • Intermediate to advanced skills using SQL and python or javascript. Sunrises uses BigQuery SQL.

  • Intermediate to advanced skills using GoogleSheets, Periscope, Hex, Looker or other data visualization tools

  • Experience with the backend of voter contact distributed tools/platforms (text and phone bank tools, VAN, Mobilize, Ballot Ready)

  • Experience using the voter file to build universes and set up voter outreach with electoral organizing staff

  • You are skilled at working with data to set goals and metrics to drive strategy

  • Able to coach other staff & other volunteers on our digital tools and processes

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, and ability to present to diverse audiences, specifically racially, ethnically, and socioeconomically diverse communities

  • Self-organized, able to be a part of multiple projects and teams and work on shifting campaign and program timelines and deadlines

  • Experience working in and/or leading a multiracial and cross-class team of staff or volunteers

  • Commitment to the vision of the Green New Deal and electing progressive candidates

  • Commitment to growth and learning

  • Available to attend an in person yearly staff retreat and quarterly/bi-yearly retreats

Nice To Haves

  • Advanced Google Sheets manipulation

  • Experience using dbt

  • Experience with your command line

  • Experience with and ability to use multiple digital/distributed organizing tools and platforms (EveryAction, Mobilize, Airtable, NewMode, Spoke etc)

  • Have volunteered or worked in movement, organizing, or political spaces similar to Sunrise

  • Experience in a leadership role in a Sunrise Movement hub

  • An understanding of the concepts of institutional and structural racism and bias and their impact on low-income and communities of color and how this might relate to our voter contact strategies

What will you be able to achieve in this role

  • Learn new tools and techniques to extract, manipulate and analyze data

  • Leverage dbt to maintain an analytics layer that enables us to track our members, hubs, fundraising and growing power

  • Leverage the systems we have to automate data sharing with hubs

  • Experience doing data for programs from the design/redesign to post program debriefs

  • Contribute to the progressive left’s communal data projects and libraries

  • Access trainings and support from The Movement Cooperative and its members