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Iowa - State Data Director

SUMMARY:

NextGen America is seeking a detail-oriented Data Director to join our team in Iowa through the 2020 election. The Data Director will oversee the data program in Iowa, working closely with and supported by the national data team. Responsibilities include providing field staff training, support with data systems and processes, and reporting and analysis. Ability to collaborate across departments, including digital, press, and operations, is essential. This is a great opportunity for someone who enjoys solving problems, is good at explaining concepts to audiences with little to no context, and can juggle multiple tasks at once. This position is based in Des Moines and reports to the Iowa State Director.

We are an equal opportunity employer, and we encourage people of diverse backgrounds and experiences to apply. We value and are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion as an organization--in theory and in practice, and our culture reflects that value and commitment. We are committed to furthering issues like climate change, health care, and immigration from a progressive perspective, and we seek to engage the public in these areas as well as others. We also recognize the urgency of confronting institutional racism and inequity within our political system, and strive to make positive changes within our system as a result.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Manage and administer VAN to track volunteer and voter data
  • Work with multiple data sets and tools to streamline field efforts
  • Track program progress to goals
  • Coordinate with in-state leadership and national staff to identify and resolve issues early
  • Provide hands-on and remote training and support to field team on data processes

AN IDEAL CANDIDATE WOULD POSSESS THE FOLLOWING QUALITIES:

  • At least one cycle of campaign experience
  • Curiosity and a willingness to learn both technical and non-technical skills
  • A strong worth ethic
  • Solid analytical reasoning and high attention to detail
  • Can adapt rapidly to evolving priorities and deadlines
  • Familiarity with VAN or a similar CRM
  • Advanced Excel/ Sheets proficiency
  • Bonus for experience with any of the following:
    • Mid to high level VAN experience
    • Competency in SQL or other relational database
    • GIS, data visualization, or mapping experience
    • Experience with political data, modeling, and experiments 
    • Experience with scripting and automation
    • Familiarity with statistical programming languages like Stata, R, Python

COMPENSATION:

NextGen America offers competitive salaries commensurate with experience and a very comprehensive benefits package.

ABOUT NEXTGEN AMERICA:

NextGen America acts politically to prevent climate disaster, promote prosperity, and protect the fundamental rights of every American.  Since our founding as NextGen Climate in 2013, we’ve worked to fight climate change by advancing the transition to a clean energy economy. We’ve supported candidates who support climate action. We’ve fought to halt the Keystone XL pipeline and registered more than 1 million voters nationwide.  Now, the same values that drive our work on climate are under unprecedented attack from all directions. We’re proud to step up the fight for immigrant rights, affordable health care, prosperity, and equality.

 

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