CURRENT JOB OPENINGS AT VPC


Data Analyst

Position: Data Analyst – Washington, DC or remote

Reports to: Senior Director of Data Services

Organization Description

The Voter Participation Center (VPC) is the nation’s largest non-partisan, non-profit organization dedicated to registering and mobilizing voters from the New American Majority (NAM) – people of color, unmarried women and young people – who make up the majority of the potential electorate but have been historically underrepresented in political participation and power. Using direct mail, digital and social media outreach, guided by rigorous data science and experimentation, and working closely with a multitude of partner organizations, VPC connects with millions of voters each year, building the foundation for amore representative democracy.

Over 18 years VPC has helped more than 5.7 million people register to vote. In 2020, as COVID-19 shut down most forms of in-person voter contact, VPC helped more than 4.6 million people apply to vote by mail & cast ballots, registered more than 1.6 million people, and assisted millions of voters in voting early and safely to reduce pressures on polling places on Election Day.

VPC programs are flexible, nimble and scalable. VPC is driven by a commitment to constant research, testing, experimentation and evaluation, and thus offers many of the most cost effective, proven, high-impact programs in the civic engagement field.

The Center for Voter Information (CVI) is VPC’s partner organization, and is a separate but affiliated 501(c)4 non-profit that works to engage both the NAM as well as members of the broader electorate who share their values.

Position Overview

VPC and CVI seek a Data Analyst to provide additional insights and visibility into all aspects of our voter registration and vote-by-mail programs. Your domain expertise and analytic skills will be vital to the success of VPC and CVI’s voter outreach programs; you will be responsible for answering questions about our datasets quickly and accurately, with the ability to communicate where the analysis is incomplete. You recognize that the real world is messy, and know how to clean and organize data to make work easier for your colleagues and the community. You might have some ideas for data sources we have never looked at before or experiments we have not yet conducted — or never examined at scale. At VPC and CVI, you will have the opportunity to work on projects that reach millions of voters, at a time where mail is more important than ever. We cannot do it without you. This role could be based out of our Washington DC office or remote for the duration of the pandemic.

Primary Responsibilities
Responsibilities Include, but are not limited to:

  • Collect, clean, and process data sets
  • Design and develop database queries that provide visibility and actionable insights into data sets
  • Develop clear reports that summarize findings for both technical and nontechnical users

Skills and Qualifications
The ideal candidate will have:

  • Exceptionally strong communications skills
  • Previous experience crafting narratives from unstructured data
  • Previous experience in political data
  • Previous experience in civic engagement, organizing or political campaigns
  • Experience with complex SQL queries over large, messy data sets
  • Previously worked with the voter file

Nice-To-Haves:

  • Previous experience in one of the following: Civis Platform, Catalist, TargetSmart
  • Previous experience in one of the following: Python, R, Stata
  • Previous experience in Tableau or another reporting framework
  • Previous experience with statistical methods in the context of political campaigns

The salary range for this position is $65,000-$75,000. This is a full-time position. VPC and CVI offer an excellent benefits package, including 100% coverage of healthcare premiums.

To apply, please submit a resume, cover letter, and three references. Interested Candidates can APPLY HERE. References are not contacted until you are notified.

VPC/CVI is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We strongly value the leadership of people of color, LGBTQ individuals, and other traditionally marginalized communities, and encourage diverse candidates to apply. We strive to create and maintain a working environment that is inclusive, equitable and welcoming.

Community Outreach Manager

Position: Community Outreach Manager – Washington, DC

Reports to: Director of State and Partner Engagement

Organization Description

The Voter Participation Center (VPC) is the nation’s largest non-partisan, non-profit organization dedicated to registering and mobilizing voters from the New American Majority (NAM) — people of color, unmarried women and young people — who make up the majority of the potential electorate but have been historically underrepresented in political participation and power. Using direct mail and digital outreach, guided by rigorous data science and experimentation, and working closely with a multitude of partner organizations, VPC connects with millions of voters each year, helping build the foundation for a more representative democracy.

Over 18 years VPC has helped more than 5.7 million people register to vote. In 2020, as COVID-19 shut down most forms of in-person voter contact, VPC assisted more than 4.6 million people in applying to vote by mail and cast ballots, more than 1.6 million people in registering to vote, and millions of voters in voting early and safely to reduce pressures on polling places on Election Day.

VPC programs are flexible, nimble and scalable. VPC is driven by a commitment to constant research, testing, experimentation and evaluation, and thus offers many of the most cost-effective, proven, high-impact programs in the civic engagement field.

The Center for Voter Information (CVI) is VPC’s partner organization, and is a separate but affiliated 501(c)(4) non-profit that works to engage both the NAM as well as members of the broader electorate who share their values.

Position Overview

The VPC and CVI are seeking a Community Outreach Manager to join their growing Partnerships team. Reporting to the Director of State and Partner Engagement, the organizations’ two Community Outreach Managers build awareness of VPC and CVl’s programs and increase alignment with other civic engagement organizations to maximize voter participation. Community Outreach Managers coordinate projects with partners, communicate proactively and responsively with state and national organizations as well as election officials, and manage information relating to VPC and CVI programs and partnerships throughout the states.

This is an exciting opportunity to join a growing organization committed to fulfilling the promise of democracy for all, and to help promote innovative voter registration and mobilization strategies. The right candidate will be self-motivated, collaborative, a people person, and committed to the mission of VPC and CVI. This is a full-time position. The Community Outreach Manager is ideally based in Washington, DC although other locations will be considered.

Primary Responsibilities
Responsibilities Include, but are not limited to:

  • Build and maintain relationships with state and national civic engagement organizations, including sharing input from the broader community with VPC/CVI colleagues;
  • Draft written communication and help develop materials to cultivate partnerships including proposals, slide decks, background research, email communications, webinars, and reports;         
  • Manage outreach databases and email lists, maintaining up to date information related to partnerships across multiple states and organizations;
  • Track input from and communication with election officials on VPC/CVI programs;  
  • Manage communication with state civic engagement organizations in advance of VPC/CVI mailings;
  • Support creation and execution of agreements and MOUs with partners;         
  • Maintain a calendar of outreach opportunities including meetings and events;
  • Build internal cross-departmental awareness and alignment on partnerships;  
  • Other duties as assigned

Skills and Qualifications
Must-Haves:

  • Experience with grassroots civic and voter engagement campaigns and/or advocacy campaigns with public interest, issue-based or constituency-based organizations
  • Ability to manage and prioritize multiple time-sensitive projects, including balancing short-term requests with longer term or cyclical responsibilities
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment and meet deadlines  
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and presentation skills  
  • Extreme attention to detail
  • Ability to work collaboratively and approach challenges thoughtfully
  • Previous database management and/or data entry experience
  • Experience working with nonprofit organization leaders
  • Fluency in GoogleSuite including Sheets
  • Commitment to increasing electoral participation of historically underrepresented populations

Nice-To-Haves:

  • Experience with civic engagement and/or progressive political nonprofit organizations and coalitions at the state and/or national level
  • 1-2 cycles of political campaign experience, including mail and/or digital
  • Familiarity with NGP VAN and voter contact platforms
  • Knowledge of social science and data analysis
  • Experience preparing reports
  • Experience with Mailchimp or similar email marketing platforms
  • Familiarity with Asana or other project management softwares and Slack

The salary range for this position is $65,000-$70,000. This is a full-time position. VPC and CVI offer an excellent benefits package, including 100% coverage of healthcare premiums.

To apply, please submit a resume, cover letter, and three references. Interested Candidates can APPLY HERE. References are not contacted until you are notified.

VPC/CVI is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We strongly value the leadership of people of color, LGBTQ individuals, and other traditionally marginalized communities, and encourage diverse candidates to apply. We strive to create and maintain a working environment that is inclusive, equitable and welcoming.