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REGIONAL DATA LEAD

REGIONAL DATA LEAD, FLORIDA DEMOCRATIC PARTY

The Florida Democratic Party (FDP) is expanding its Data and Analytics team in advance of the 2020 elections and is currently seeking a Regional Data Lead. This role's primary responsibility is to provide frontline data support to the FDP Field Team and its volunteers.

The Data Department's core competency is solving problems that involve data and information. We administer the VAN (our CRM) in partnership with County Parties and campaigns. We create reports to support the work that staff and volunteers are doing throughout the state of Florida. Our team is responsible for targeting and using maps and statistical analysis to ensure we are speaking to the voters who most need to hear from us, that we are tracking progress-to-goals across all departments, and ultimately that we are using data and analytics to ensure Democrats win.


While a broad skill set is always a plus, in this role we are looking for someone with strong working knowledge of campaign field work. Our ideal candidate is a former Regional Field Director or Organizer, but experience as a volunteer will also be considered. If you are interested in politics and want to join a team that is all about problem solving, we hope you will apply.


The Regional Data Lead will report directly to the Deputy Executive Director for Data and Security. This is a full-time position and will require nontraditional hours (nights and weekends) and is based in Tampa Bay, Florida area, but the exact location is flexible for the right candidate.


DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES

  • Serve as the primary liaison from the Data Team to the Organizing Team in your region.
  • Be a "best practices evangelist" to the Organizing Team in your region, pushing the Data Team's core priorities (efficiency & effectiveness).
  • Be an advocate for the Field Team and let the broader Data Team know when there are things we can do to help them be more efficient and effective.
  • Proactively review data reports and flagging issues and using them to provide insight to the organizing team about ways they can increase productivity.
  • Answer Organizers' questions about reports, resolve flags that are raised, and exercise judgment about which issues need to be flagged for the HQ team.
  • Conduct trainings with organizing staff and volunteers on the tools and reports managed by the Data Team (both one-on-one and larger groups).
  • Create regional reports and data training materials as needed.


QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS

  • Diligent Work Ethic: Our team will work long hours, especially as we get closer to election day. We will prioritize working smart but we will also work hard.
  • Good Listener: Many of our colleagues don’t come from a technical background. They won’t always know what’s possible or even what to ask us for. Part of your job is to listen closely, use common sense, and discern their true needs so that we can solve real problems.
  • Positive Attitude: Even on tough days, our team needs to remain optimistic and upbeat. This will make us more productive, and, to an extent, positive attitude is a self-fulfilling prophecy.
  • Share Democratic Values: Our mission is to elect all of our Florida Democratic candidates. You need to share a passion for this mission. If you are inclined to support Republicans, to split your ticket, or are disengaged from politics, then this isn’t the job for you.
  • Regular interaction with County Parties, field staff, elected officials and volunteer data teams across the state.
  • Prior experience as staff on a campaign (field experience strongly preferred).
  • Strong skills with VAN.


EXPERIENCE

  • Any data, technology, or analytics experience,
  • Familiarity with advanced Excel functions and formatting.
  • Knowledge of SQL (BigQuery and Postgres).
  • Ability to create GIS maps with data layers.
  • Past use of scripting or macros to automate tasks or manage large datasets in Excel and/or Python.
  • Experience writing and designing software, particularly if it integrates with APIs.
  • Familiarity with challenges that relate to campaign field programs involving turf, literature, capacity, etc.
  • Ability to create reports using Tableau and/or Google Data Studio.
  • Creativity!


JOB RELATED REQUIREMENTS

  • Travel to satellite and other statewide locations to prepare, coordinate and deliver training (pandemic safety permitting).
  • Attend various meetings as assigned by leadership and serve as a support resource to local organizations (pandemic safety permitting).
  • May require day and/or overnight travel and non-traditional work schedules.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.
  • Prior professional experience working with, and managing, volunteers.
  • Fluency in a second spoken language.


LOGISTICS

  • Must have a valid driver’s license, reliable mode of transportation and the ability to travel at times throughout the state for more than a day at a time.
  • Must have access to a working smartphone and laptop.
  • Office hours are 9:30 – 6:30, Monday through Friday, however, evening and weekend hours will be needed regularly.
  • Must have the ability to regularly lift and carry 25 lbs.


SALARY & BENEFITS

The Florida Democratic Party offers a competitive salary with the opportunity for growth. Yearly salary range for the Regional Data Lead position is $45,000 - $50,000 commensurate with experience including excellent health, dental, vision and life insurance paid fully by the employer. The position is currently slated through the end of the 2020 election cycle.


To apply, e-mail a letter describing your interest in the job, your resume, cover letter, and a list of references to Juan Penalosa at jobs@floridadems.org and use Regional Data Lead as the subject line. Please do not contact by phone.


FDP believes that our differences enhance our strength and we believe that we benefit from a staff of diverse races, ethnic origins, religions, sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions, economic backgrounds, abilities, and other facets of our identities.

Interested candidates should submit their resume, cover letter, and three references in one PDF document to jobs@floridadems.org with the position title in the subject line.​ Please note that formats other than PDF will not be accepted. Qualified applicants will be called for the next step of the hiring process.


The Florida Democratic Party is committed to hiring an inclusive, diverse staff. The FDP is an equal opportunity employer and it is our policy to recruit, hire, train, promote and administer any and all personnel actions without regard to sex, race, age, color, creed, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, ethnic identity or physical disability, or any other legally protected basis.

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