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Deputy Data Director (Candidate Recruitment)

Movement Labs

Movement Labs

San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, June 25, 2024

Movement Labs, a movement incubator and leading digital and technology consultancy, incubates a program, Contest Every Race, which focuses on supporting local progressive groups and recruiting down ballot candidates - with 2024 focused on defeating Trump and fascism. Movement Labs’ clients span both establishment and movement efforts, from senior Democratic Congressional leadership to Black Lives Matter, and Contest Every Race works heavily with state Democratic parties and allies in particular.

Contest Every Race’s data work focuses on managing data through voter file list pulls to millions of texts, tracking whether someone wants to file now or later and what for, and measuring and reporting on our work. Our organizing work focuses on collaboration with Democratic County Parties across the country, primarily in red and underserved areas where we’re focusing on recruiting candidates and bolstering local parties.

The Deputy Data Director (Candidate Recruitment) will join the Movement Labs data and technology department and be assigned to work exclusively on our Contest Every Race program. They will report to the Data Director for Contest Every Race.


  • Play a leading role in managing the data, technology, project management and data engineering portfolio for the candidate recruitment half of the Contest Every Race program.
  • Support the day to day data and technology needs for the candidate recruitment portion of Contest Every Race’s work, which includes building data pipelines to match potential candidates to local offices available to them, cleaning and appending data within the warehouse, and creating insights and reports from candidate recruitment efforts.
  • Build and maintain internal and external reports and data structures for the CER team’s work, involving working with our wider MLabs team as well as our partner organizations.
  • Analyze effects of our programs and strategies, and serve as a strategist on our team ensuring our decision making is data-driven.
  • Complete other projects and responsibilities as assigned