Iowa Data Project Manager
Location: Des Moines, Iowa
Desired Start Date: ASAP
Type: Full Time
Application Deadline: Rolling
The Bernie 2020 campaign is seeking an Iowa Data Project Manager. The Iowa Data Project Manager will be a part of the team responsible for building and maintaining a data structure that will allow us to win the Iowa Caucuses. This job will include creating reporting and data visualizations, analyzing voter and volunteer data, maintaining data integrity, and executing ad hoc analytics requests. This position will be based in Iowa and will report to the Iowa Caucus Director.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Administration of the Bernie 2020 Iowa VAN account and associated user accounts
- Assist in targeting and defining voter contact programs in Iowa
- Work closely with our Iowa field team to implement the Iowa Caucus strategy
- Communicate on a continuous basis with the national data team to integrate state and national systems
- Build visualizations and reporting for key metrics and ad hoc requests
- Define and extract lists of voters
- Support voter contact and organizing projects
- Occasional in-state travel
- Other duties as assigned
- Strong organizational and project management skills
- Strong leadership capabilities, experience leading teams is preferred
- Strong alignment to Bernie 2020 campaign platform
- Extensive experience working with VAN including turf cutting, regionalization, and volunteer management
- Experience using SQL to manipulate data and interact with a voterfile, such as Targetsmart, L2, or Catalist
- Extensive experience manipulating and presenting data in spreadsheets (both Microsoft Excel and Google Sheets)
- Experience training campaign staff on voter contact platforms
- Proficiency with Tableau, ESRI, CARTO, or other data visualization software
- Proficiency with Python or a similar language is a plus but not required
- Experience working in the data department of a large political campaign
- Ability to communicate well with nontechnical staff
- Ability to self manage and thrive in a high pressure, fast-paced campaign environment sometimes requiring night and weekend work
Some day-to-day management of interns and other positions related to data.
Full-time staff are eligible for the campaign’s benefits package, including health insurance, dental, vision, and ancillary coverage; as well as paid time off, and more.
Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
This campaign is committed to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in hiring, in programming, and in all other aspects of the work we do. Diversity, equity, and inclusion are deeply connected to our mission, our success, and to serving the American people. Some organizational priorities include:
- Building policies, procedures, and services that uplift and protect everyone and do not lead to inequalities;
- Creating teams and relationships among staff, volunteers, and supporters that are reflective of the populations we serve;
- Increasing engagement of communities of color, women, those with disabilities, and all people historically shut out of electoral and caucus processes;
- Prioritizing the inclusion of diverse communities in internal leadership;
- Fostering a culture of open-mindedness, compassion, and inclusiveness;
- Creating and maintaining opportunities for engagement, education, and discourse related to issues of equity, diversity, and inclusion; and
- Changing the historical culture of inequity and exclusion pervasive in political campaigns.
Equal Opportunity Employer
The Campaign recruits, hires, trains, transfers, and promotes qualified candidates on the basis of individual merit and without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, veteran status or any other basis prohibited by law.