State Voices

Washington, DC
11-50 employees
State Voices works to create a more accessible, inclusive, and representative democracy by ensuring that the voice of every American is heard.

Data Manager

Data Manager

Full-Time

Albuquerque, New Mexico

Organizational Overview

Based in Albuquerque, New Mexico, the Center for Civic Policy (CCP) is a nonpartisan tax-exempt 501c3 organization that works to empower and amplify the voices of everyday New Mexicans, especially those who experience oppression, to shape a more inclusive, responsive, and accountable democracy ––using a racial, gender, class, and equity lens to build transformative power through collective responsibility and build thriving communities in New Mexico.

In collaboration with local and national partners, we work to increase voter participation and turnout, identifying and training new leaders for civic life.

As the convener of the NM Civic Engagement Table, we also work to incubate campaigns and foster strategic partnerships, rooted in the power and experience of multiracial, LGBTQ+, and historically and systematically excluded communities, activists, and organizers, ensuring intersectional, cross-movement power-building strategies and grassroots organizing, to achieve a more just and equitable New Mexico where everyone can live in their full dignity.

The Center for Civic Policy is nationally recognized as an innovator in the civic engagement sector with a proven track record of developing effective strategies for connecting underrepresented communities to the public policy process and thereby leveraging change.

Position Overview

Data is one of the most important and powerful ways we support grassroots organizing and social change in the states. The Data Manager plays an important role in helping to set shared strategy among a wide set of organizations that sit at the state tables. The person in this position is responsible for using voter, demographic and other data to help inform partner programs as well as support groups to integrate data best practices to inform field organizing strategies. The Data Manager also informs the collective strategic planning process. The Data Manager works at the direction of the NM Civic Engagement Table Co-Directors.

Primary Functions

Data Strategy and Table Support

  • Using data, VAN, and other technologies, work with partner organizations to support the development of their field organizing and voter contact plans and make strategic recommendations on how best to use data effectively, including standards for data collection, data acquisition, and preservation.
  • Provide relevant materials that support collective strategy and partner programs, including the creation of target universes, list match reports, and trends/disparity analyses.
  • Provide technical assistance with the use of VAN and other field tools which includes handling partner data requests, uploading data, setting up predictive dialer phone banks, robocalls, and robosurveys, supporting MiniVAN, etc.

VAN & Tools Management 

  • ● Monitor use of the system to ensure compliance with state and national policies, including the data MOU process. Provide training on better data hygiene and data collection practices.
  • Maintain documentation of all voter contact, turnout, and election protection data.
  • Make recommendations for additional field tools that will support the table’s strategy and partner fieldwork.
  • Provide VAN administration by managing user and security settings for table partners and their consultants

VAN & Tools Management

  • Monitor use of the system to ensure compliance with state and national policies, including the data MOU process. Provide training on better data hygiene and data collection practices.
  • Maintain documentation of all voter contact, turnout, and election protection data.
  • Make recommendations for additional field tools that will support the table’s strategy and partner fieldwork.
  • Provide VAN administration by managing user and security settings for table partners and their consultants.

Coordinating with National and State-based data staff

  • Function as part of a national data peer network, which includes regular calls and trainings with State Voices national data team to help maintain a shared data infrastructure across the states.
  • Participate in national working groups to develop nation-wide standards and best practices.
  • May manage a State Data Associate.
  • Other duties as assigned by the NM Civic Engagement Table Co-Directors.

Qualifications

The ideal candidate will possess the following minimum qualifications:

  • At least one year serving in a data role, or at least two previous cycles of field experience.
  • Experience using VAN (Voter Activation Network)/VoteBuilder or other civic engagement platforms.
  • Base knowledge of how to read and understand voter, demographic, and other data sets and ability to communicate about that data to non-technical audiences.
  • Advanced proficiency in Excel.
  • Experience working in coalition with partners, or experience working in diverse communities, particularly in communities of color.
  • Candidates must have a willingness and aptitude to seek out and learn new technical skills that will further the mission of the table and assist in presenting data to partners in an accessible manner.
  • Demonstrated commitment to racial and gender equity and record of success working with communities of color, women, low-income people, LGBTQIA individuals, and other historically marginalized communities.
  • Experience mentoring, managing, or training staff is preferred.
  • Background in 501c3 work or the desire to work with progressive organizations is encouraged.
  • Experience with or knowledge of data management, database administration, reporting and analysis, and/or digital organizing tools is a plus.
  • Knowledge of software for mapping (ArcGIS, QGIS, etc.), reporting (Periscope, Tableau, etc.), and data management (Access, SQL, etc.) is a plus.

To Apply:

  • Please send your resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to: civicpolicy@gmail.com. To ensure your submission is properly routed, your subject line should be: “NM Civic Engagement Table Data Manager Position
  • Resumes will be accepted until the position is filled; however, preference will be given to resumes received by February 26th, 2021.
  • No calls please.

Compensation: Compensation is $50,000 – $63,000 and includes a full benefits package. Benefits for eligible CCP employees include but are not limited to 100 % employer-paid medical, dental, and vision insurance, 401(k) savings plan with employer match, paid vacation leave, sick leave, and parental leave.

Location: Albuquerque, NM

Center for Civic Policy is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified individuals are encouraged to apply without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, sexual orientation, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, veteran status or any other protected characteristic as established under law.

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