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Voter Protection Analyst

Democratic National Committee

Democratic National Committee

Posted on Saturday, February 10, 2024
The Democratic National Committee is hiring a Voter Protection Analyst to support state parties and campaigns around the country to ensure that every eligible voter is able to cast a ballot this November.
The Voter Protection Analyst will report into the Strategic Analytics Lead and work closely with the Voter Protection Team. The Analyst will build and maintain reports, conduct strategic analysis and provide technical guidance to support our voter protection programs. From tracking voter roll purges to tracking mail-in ballots to managing specialized voter protection volunteer recruitment, this role will have a tremendous impact on helping millions of voters successfully cast ballots all across the country. You will partner with the Civic Engagement and Voter Protection (CEVP) department to optimize our voter protection efforts for this crucial midterms cycle. You will also be working in close coordination with technical and programmatic peers and leadership with sister committees, states and campaigns.

Who we are:

  • The DNC Program Analytics team sits within the Technology department at the DNC. We are a team of analysts and technologists focused on improving the DNC’s strategic programs from national field organizing to grassroots fundraising to voter protection. As a member of this newer team, you will have the opportunity to shape our mandate and broaden our impact. As part of the overall Tech team, you will be working with a fully remote, distributed team living in 19 states and from a variety of backgrounds. We value diversity in perspective and believe deeply in the promise of building technology infrastructure that will support campaigns from cycle to cycle and will improve with every iteration.
  • The Civic Engagement and Voter Protection Team works to ensure that every eligible voter can cast a ballot and have that ballot counted. They work towards this goal by investing in staff, volunteers and technology based tools. Voter Protection Teams across the country leverage our data, tools, and products to fight voter suppression, analyze trends, facilitate essential voter education programs, and win elections up and down the ballot.

Who you are:

  • We're focused on equipping candidates and campaigns around the country with the data and analytics resources they need to win, and are looking for an Analyst with a wide range of skill sets, grounded in analytics expertise, to help us tackle numerous projects. Among other things, in this role you could help us:
  • Core responsibilities of this role will include:
  • Reporting: Lead core Voter Protection reporting. Maintain, augment, and optimize core Google Data Studio reporting to empower Voter Protection Directors across the country to gain key insight into program performance and capacity allocation.
  • Strategic Analysis: Analyze key voter protection trends and KPIs. Surface voting behavior insights to drive programmatic strategy during and after the election cycle. Serve as a technical and strategic thought leader.
  • Stakeholder Management: Partner with internal and external technical and programmatic peers to align programs with technology, leverage shared resources, and ensure consistent data practices.
  • In addition, this role may also include, but is not limited to:
  • Ad Hoc Work: Manage ad hoc data requests from stakeholders, ensuring quick turnaround while maintaining data accuracy and quality.
  • Improve Program Efficiency: Work directly with State Voter Protection Teams to understand program workflows and identify new data tools to improve program efficiency.
  • Other duties as assigned to support the department and the DNC's mission.

Role Qualifications:

  • Be proficient at SQL, Excel and Google Sheets
  • Have experience with some type of data visualization or reporting
  • Have strong written and verbal communication skills, and experience explaining technical concepts to both technical and no-code audiences
  • Be curious, collaborative, and humble – ready to work with a diverse, distributed team to solve interesting problems together.
  • Have excellent stakeholder management skills and a track record of building consensus around technical concepts;

You may:

  • Have experience working with data in a political context;
  • Are comfortable diving into new, messy datasets, and structuring them to allow quick analysis and insights;
  • Have direct experience with Google Data Studio or with VAN/ Votebuilder
  • Have experience working with Python
  • Have knowledge of dbt or experience with transforming raw data into derived data products
The starting salary for the Voter Protection Analyst position is $85,000, on an annualized basis, commensurate with experience and qualifications. This is a full-time, exempt position, that may require work on weekends. This position is in the bargaining unit represented by SEIU Local-500.
The DNC offers a generous benefit package, including:
- More than 30 days of paid time off, including Federal holidays, open leave, and personal days;
- Health and dental insurance for employee and dependents;
- 90% paid by the DNC, 10% paid by employee;
- Supplementary vision plans available to employees for purchase;
- Up to a 5% employer match DNC 401(k) plan;
- Employee Assistance Program (EAP) available to DNC employees and their dependents at no cost to staff;
- Pre-tax Flexible spending account benefits available to employees and dependents.