Data Analyst

  • America Votes
  • Flexible
  • Mar 16, 2023
Full time Database

Job Description

Organization Overview

America Votes works with over 400 state and national partner organizations to advance progressive policies, win elections, and protect every American's right to vote.

Since 2003, America Votes has been the common link between many of the largest and most influential issue and membership organizations in the country, serving as the coordination hub of the progressive community. America Votes' work has brought together a wide range of causes and built a unified coalition that has transformed how the progressive community works. Together, they have engaged communities across the country to take action on critical issues - from fighting for working families, defending reproductive rights, protecting the environment, and more - and mobilized millions of voters.

America Votes works year-round nationally and in more than 20 states, acting as a permanent campaign to continually advance progressive causes, modernize elections, and win elections. America Votes provides a range of services to partners, including strategic planning, advocacy and electoral campaign coordination, data tools and targeting services, and on-the-ground leadership in key states.

America Votes also works to improve election systems and fight back against efforts to suppress voters, taking the lead throughout their state network to coordinate and execute advocacy campaigns with allies to reform elections and modernize the voting process.

Racial Equity Statement

As a leader of collaborative efforts to mobilize voters, protect voting rights, and win elections, America Votes is committed to advancing racial equity within our organization and across our coalition. We acknowledge the systematic racism that permeates all facets of our society, beginning with the foundational right to vote. America Votes is also engaging with an understanding of the ways gender, sexuality and other forms of oppression intersect with race and how those relationships impact inequities faced by our staff, our partners, and the communities that we engage in our work. America Votes strives to model our commitment to racial equity through our internal and external operations, programs, and partnerships. We acknowledge the inequitable structures that continue to exist and are moving forward with a sustained commitment in time, resources and people to challenge structural racism and work towards creating a reflective organization and democracy.

Position Description

America Votes is looking for a Data Analyst to find and communicate insights to improve our voter contact programs, win elections, and drive progressive change. We are looking for someone who is excited about talking to staff across teams to understand their needs and questions, then create dashboards, graphs, memos and slide decks to share answers. You will spend most of your time working with data from the voter file and voter contact tools, so we would love to hear from candidates who have previously worked on a political campaign or at a progressive organization. However, we are also open to candidates with strong technical skills and a demonstrated interest in political campaigning.

This is a permanent, full-time bargaining unit position that reports to the Analytics Director.


  • Lead our dashboard creation and data visualization work, including designing and building dashboards and creating graphs for external presentations. Help increase usage of our dashboards across the progressive space by collaborating with users to understand and meet their needs.
  • Collaborate with internal program staff to translate their needs into analytics questions, investigate those questions using SQL queries and other tools, then communicate your findings in clear, accessible, and actionable ways. This is often via graphs and slide decks, so the ideal candidate loves creating clean, accessible visuals that tell a story.
  • Stay up to date with research and best practices from across the political data space, continually grow your own analytics knowledge, and help national and state staff incorporate new methods into our analysis work.
  • Help with other analytics team projects as needed.

QualificationsMust Haves

  • Intermediate SQL skills - you should have worked in a data warehouse environment before, be comfortable writing queries with joins and aggregate functions, and care about writing clean and well-documented code.
  • Experience creating dashboards for non-technical users. We currently use Tableau, but we are platform agnostic for this role - we care that you understand how to communicate clearly in a dashboard, not necessarily that you have used a particular platform before.
  • Experience gleaning actionable insights from data; ability to communicate recommendations clearly in presentations, graphs, and written memos.
  • Either previous experience working on a political campaign or at a progressive organization, or demonstrated interest in politics and an excitement to learn about political data.
  • A service oriented approach to data work that prioritizes collaboration, supporting staff and partners, and building for the long term.

Nice to Haves

  • Experience working with data from the voter file and voter contact tools like NGP/VAN.
  • More advanced technical skills, including advanced SQL skills, coding in R or Python, or experience using dbt (data build tool) for data transformations.
  • More advanced knowledge of analytics and statistical methods such as regressions, predictive modeling, or time series analysis.
  • Deeper experience with visual or user experience design, especially accessible-first design.

Hiring Process

  1. Hiring Manager Resume Review
  2. Initial Hiring Manager Interview (45 min)
  3. Technical Assessment (done on own time, asked to limit to 4 hours)
  4. Final Interview (45 minutes)
  5. Reference Check

How you'll ramp

  • 30 days: Understand our existing dashboards and data products, meet with staff across the organization to understand how they collaborate with the analytics team.
  • 60 days: Update and improve on one of our existing dashboards, present changes to users and get feedback.
  • 90 days: Start to build out a roadmap for dashboard improvements, scope and prioritize new features and dashboards.


The location for this position is flexible. Some travel and reasonable access to an airport is required. America Votes has offices located in DC and CO, FL, GA, MI, MN, NC, NH, NM, NV, OH, PA, and WI. America Votes is currently working remotely; however, if you are based in a state with an America Votes office, a hybrid approach may be possible at this time, depending on local guidance.


The salary for this position will be between $75,000 - 80,000 and depends upon the applicant's experience. America Votes offers a competitive benefits package covering 90% of employee medical, dental, & vision insurance premiums, life insurance, long term disability coverage, cell phone stipend, personal professional development funds, parental leave, and 401 (K) after six months of continuous service with the organization. America Votes provides a generous paid time off policy with paid vacation, paid sick leave and personal days, at least 10 Federal paid holidays including Juneteenth, as well as paid organizational time off from at least December 25 to January 1. The position is represented by the America Votes Workers Union.

America Votes is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse, inclusive and equitable workplace. America Votes does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, veteran status or any other protected category under local, state or federal law. People of color, LGBTQ candidates, individuals with disabilities, and neurodivergent individuals are strongly encouraged to apply.


Database Development-Administration



$75,000 - 80,000 and depends upon the applicant's experience

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