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Data Associate (Coordinated)

Democratic Party of Wisconsin

Democratic Party of Wisconsin

Data Science
Milwaukee, WI, USA
Posted on Thursday, June 13, 2024
Job Title: Data Associate

Reports to: Deputy Data Director

Salary: $5,000/month, generous benefits package

Location: Madison or Milwaukee, WI (Please note: Employment with the Democratic Party of Wisconsin requires residence or willingness to relocate to the state of Wisconsin.)

Start date: Summer 2024

Application Deadline: June 13, 2024 (Applications are considered on a rolling basis. Deadlines may be shortened or extended as necessary. There is no guarantee this posting will remain open until the deadline or be closed on the deadline. This is a suggested timeframe based on organization needs.)

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About The Democratic Party of Wisconsin: WisDems is nationally recognized as one of the country’s highest-performing and most pivotal political organizations. During the 2024 cycle, WisDems will drive massive programs to defend the Democratic majority in the United States Senate by re-electing Senator Tammy Baldwin, re-electing President Biden for a second term, electing progressive candidates up and down the ballot, and working to build volunteer-led coalitions for the long term. WisDems’ work is grounded in inclusion, respect, and empowerment across race, gender, other dimensions of identity, and the rural/suburban/urban divide. Our work continues year-round, collaborating with partners to build a movement that delivers meaningful change for all Wisconsinites. We seek outstanding applicants who share our values and vision to join the team, help win elections, and build a future where everyone can thrive.

The Opportunity: As a Data Associate, you will work in a close-knit team to help administer voter contact tools and analyze the resulting data. The ideal candidate is a strong communicator and has excellent attention to detail. This is a termed position through the end of November 2024.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Design and write code for reports for other departments and external partners in line with key programmatic priorities, particularly the organizing and voter protection teams
  • Maintain and respond to a ticketing system for data support requests and flags
  • Provide timely and relevant analysis of data and fielding requests for specialized research projects, in many cases requiring rapid turnaround
  • Support other data team members to complete projects as necessary, including administering tools such as VAN, Reach, and other voter contact platforms
  • Develop and present VAN training materials to the organizing team in a statewide, small group, and one-on-one settings
  • Produce and share analysis of voter contact results, early vote and absentee turnout, voter registration, and other data relevant to campaigns
  • On-year requirements include working outside of normal work hours; including canvassing and other election preparation as necessary

Qualifications (Required):

  • Growth Mindset - Able to take and implement feedback
  • Relentlessly Goal-Oriented - Enjoys working toward and achieving ambitious goals. Keeps calm in stressful situations. Has the capacity and willingness to work long hours during peak season, rolling up their sleeves and getting the work done
  • Cultural Competency - Able to build authentic relationships across lines of difference, such as race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, class, ability, gender identity, citizenship status, or other identities. Understands how to take an inclusive lens into all aspects of work
  • Creative Problem-Solving Skills and Solutions-Oriented Mindset - Able to find innovative solutions to technical problems. Desire to engage creatively with requests from internal and external stakeholders to provide accessible and effective solutions
  • Excellent Communication Skills - Empathetic and flexible. Ability and desire to adapt explanations of technical and complex solutions to a diverse audience
  • Strong Organizational Skills and Attention to Detail - Must have a systematic approach to organization and have an airtight approach to catching even the smallest mistakes
  • Project Management - Ability to work on several projects at the same time required

Qualifications (Preferred):

  • Previous campaign organizing experience is a plus
  • Experience with Google Sheets/Excel is a plus
  • Experience with NGP VAN, VoteBuilder, Scale to Win, Mobilize, Hubdialer, or any voter contact tools is a bonus
  • Previous work, academic, or personal experience with a coding language (SQL, Python, R), data visualization tools (Hex, Looker, Shiny), or GIS/mapping software is a bonus

Benefits: Great benefits include; excellent health care ($1/month), dental ($1/month), vision ($1/month), life insurance (free), short-term and long-term disability (free), TalkSpace virtual therapy, free Calm premium subscription, mileage reimbursement, monthly cell phone stipend, paid vacation days (starting at 10 days), retirement plan with 3% employer match, 4 floating holidays, 9 paid holidays.

Equity and Inclusion: The Democratic Party of Wisconsin has a vision for a deeply inclusive and diverse party organization, membership, and electorate. To be successful at the Democratic Party of Wisconsin candidates must have the cultural competence to successfully work with a diverse array of constituency groups. We especially strongly encourage applicants with close ties to Black, Indigenous, AAPI, Latinx, Muslim, non-English-speaking, disability, and LGBTQIA+ communities. The Democratic Party of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Note on COVID-19: Candidates are required to verify that they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 upon commencing employment, except where prohibited by law. Fully vaccinated includes receiving any booster shots recommended by the CDC or other public health authorities within the timeframe recommended. Reasonable accommodations due to disability, medical condition, or bona fide religious belief will be considered on a case-by-case basis for exemptions to this requirement in accordance with applicable law.

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