Job

Data Strategist

Mobilize the Immigrant Vote

https://www.mivcalifornia.org/

Who We Are:

Mobilize the Immigrant Vote (MIV) builds multiracial, intergenerational alliances to amplify the voting power of low income immigrant and refugee New Americans and young people of color, so together we can improve living conditions and achieve systems change. We lift up the voice and influence of our communities through culture work; build the capacity of community-based partner organizations to educate and mobilize their constituents to vote; link these efforts with ongoing community organizing; develop models for collaboration; and deliver electoral and policy wins. MIV launched our work in 2004, launching the first ever multiethnic, immigrant-based coalition to build the electoral campaign capacity of community-based organizations in California: the MIV Alliance. In 2016, we partnered with Movement Strategy Center to co-lead YVote, a network of 16 community organizations working to transform young Californians of color into a powerful new voting bloc. Mobilize the Immigrant Vote is a nonpartisan charitable organization and is affiliated with the MIV Action Fund. We foster an excellent working environment that encourages teamwork and values high-quality work.

Position Description

The Data Strategist contributes to MIV’s electoral movement building work by building the technical capacity of MIV Alliance and YVote campaign partners to carry out civic engagement efforts successfully. Reporting directly to the Program Director, the Data Strategist leads data for all campaigns, provides technical assistance to partner organizations and works closely with our research partners. Are you eager to unleash the power of your data geekery to make a bigger and bolder electoral impact toward a California that values all our communities? Then join our team!

CAMPAIGN DATA STRATEGY

  • Guides staff and partner organization campaign leads in conducting data analytics during campaigns; recommends data and program adjustments
  • Advises partner organizations on using voter contact technologies effectively and accurately
  • Communicates with partners during campaign time, both directly and via project management systems
  • Stays abreast of new technology, approaches and innovations to make electoral work more effective; makes recommendations on how to integrate new tech solutions into campaigns

TECHNOLOGY CAPACITY BUILDING

  • Trains partner organizations and provides coaching and technical assistance with voter file database and hardware/software infrastructure, including phone banks, predictive dialers, patch-through calling and mass texting
  • Provides ongoing assessment, training and technical assistance to partners to co-create data and technology capacity building goals and plans
  • Leads and facilitates data and analytics sessions in multi-day campaign “boot camp” workshops

DATA ANALYSIS AND REPORTING

  • Leads staff in evaluating the quantitative performance of MIV campaigns
  • Works closely with research and campaign partners to analyze data and reports to tell a compelling story about our constituencies and campaign wins
  • Manages all program data systems and provides technical assistance to staff in order to capture and report on collective work and impact

Qualifications

  • 2 years’ experience setting up and maintaining hardware and software for electoral campaigns, including predictive dialers and online voter database preferred
  • 3 years’ experience working in electoral campaigns, at state and/or national scale, preferred
  • Familiarity with grassroots organizing
  • Passion for and experience in working with low-income immigrants, refugees, and young people of color
  • Familiarity with 501c3, 501c4, PAC structures preferred
  • Strong time management and work planning skills
  • Enthusiastic, quick learner with information technology, including strong knowledge of Google Suite, Microsoft Excel and experience working with large data files
  • Familiarity with voter contact technologies a plus
  • Excellent analytical skills and basic understanding of research design
  • Experienced trainer and coach, committed to capacity building and able to translate tech-speak for laypeople
  • High level of accuracy and attention to detail
  • Ability to take initiative in driving strategies and troubleshooting; works well independently
  • Flexible, team-oriented
  • Thrives in a fast-paced environment; comfortable with on-the-ground learning
  • Commitment to embodying the change we seek including integrity, compassion and openness to feedback
  • Bilingual or multilingual language skills a plus
  • Ability to drive and willingness to travel 15–18 times a year
  • Based in or near Oakland, California

Physical Demands

  • Ability both to communicate via phone and to work at a computer for extended periods of time
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 20 pounds

Benefits

  • Full health, dental and vision insurance
  • LT disability/life insurance
  • Flexible spending account
  • Generous PTO

Details

Type:
Full-Time
State(s):
California
Location(s):
Oakland
Function:
Program/Direct Services Staff
Industry:
Advocacy/Political
Compensation:
$52,000–$62,000 DOE
Posted on:
July 14, 2017

How to apply

Please email cover letter, resume, 3–5 references and a brief writing sample to jobs@mivcalifornia.org, with “DATA STRATEGIST” in the subject line. Although the position remains open until filled, preference will be given to applications received by July 21st. Please send documents as PDF or MS Word email attachments.

Mobilize the Immigrant Vote is an equal opportunity employer. MIV is a values-based organization with a deep commitment to building transformative culture and challenging oppression in all its forms. People with disabilities and diverse gender identities and cultural backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.