Our innovative voter registration, mobilization, and turnout programs, and the research that undergirds them, require a team of experts.

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Senior Analyst

Location: Washington, DC

Position:

The Senior Analyst will help develop and execute a strategic data-driven research program supporting the Voter Participation Center’s mission to increase the civic participation of historically underrepresented groups in our democracy. VPC is the leading 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to mobilizing historically underrepresented populations – unmarried women, people of color, and millennials – in the fields of voter registration and GOTV mail. Reporting to the Director of Analytics, the Senior Analyst will be a key part of a small but ambitious analytics team and will be expected to contribute to all aspects of the analytics team’s work.

In 2016, VPC mailed more than 30 million pieces of mail, all of it with control groups to measure the net impact of its programs. VPC has been a leading innovator in the field of voter registration, GOTV and experiment-informed programs and is always exploring new digital and other technologies. During the 2016 election cycle, VPC tested more than 40 mail and digital concepts identifying important new strategies that will improve civic engagement work in future years. VPC’s scientific approach to its work is constantly reshaping how voter registration and GOTV are conducted by VPC and other like-minded groups.

The Senior Analyst will contribute to a range of data projects, including developing and managing databases, reporting, research, testing, and analysis. The Senior Analyst will contribute to organizational strategy and must be able to communicate clearly and effectively about technical topics. The Senior Analyst should be detail-oriented, flexible, and a self-directed problem solver.

A talented Senior Analyst will help VPC expand its scope and increase its efficiency as the organization’s work continues to grow. Looking forward the analytics team will improve VPC’s data management, develop new tools for reporting and data visualization, evaluate existing predictive models, help build new predictive models, and conduct innovative research. Data is the foundation of everything VPC does and this is a great opportunity to contribute to innovative and important civic engagement work.

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Data analysis experience, preferably in civic engagement, advocacy or a similar field
  • Experience with one or more of Stata, SQL, R, or similar languages. (VPC works primarily with Stata and SQL.)
  • Experience with spreadsheet software such as MS Excel
  • A strong desire to mobilize underrepresented constituencies
  • Strong communication skills with the ability to organize complex ideas for others to understand
  • Creative thinking and the ability to solve problems

Helpful Skills

  • Experience with data reporting tools such as Periscope Data
  • Experience with voter files, Census & CPS surveys, polling, and/or voter contact programs
  • Experience with direct mail programs
  • Experience with digital/SMS programs
  • Experience working with Catalist data
  • Experience designing and executing randomized controlled trials
  • Understanding of and experience with statistical analysis techniques
  • Familiarity with the academic literature on voter turnout, elections, public opinion, and interest group advocacy
  • Experience with machine learning, data mining, and predictive modeling

The successful candidate will possess strong organizational, communication, and problem-solving skills and have the ability to work independently and effectively in an action-oriented office. VPC offers a competitive salary and an excellent benefits package. This is a permanent, full-time position.

To Apply

To apply, please email a resume and statement of interest to analytics@voterparticipation.org. Qualified applicants will be invited to take a test to continue with the application process. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Applicants of diverse backgrounds are welcomed and encouraged to apply.

VPC / Center for Voter Information is an Equal Opportunity Employer that does not discriminate based on race, color, age, ethnicity, religion, national origin, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, sex, marital status, disability, or status as a U.S. veteran.

 

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