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Data Scientist

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Civic Influencers
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Austin, TX
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Published 18 days ago

Civic Influencers is a national nonpartisan nonprofit operating across the country, on and off campus, in local communities and states, that empowers young people to build their civic power and increase voting rates amongst their peers. They frame their work through an Organizing, Advocacy and Learning model that equips young people with the skills to dismantle barriers to voting while developing their identities as voters and participants in our democracy. 

Reports to Chief Executive Officer

Classification: Full-time Exempt

Location: Remote work from any location in the US

Travel: Some travel required 


GENERAL DESCRIPTION 

Civic Influencers is seeking a Data Scientist with extensive experience in data research, management and analysis who will be responsible for collecting, organizing and analyzing key data points and trends regarding youth voter suppression legislation and laws from across the country.

The Data Scientist will apply their skills to create and manage a visual dashboard of voter suppression legislation and laws -- including indicators, indexes and toolkits -- and liaise with a Blue Ribbon Committee of experts who will offer advice, provide critical feedback and help Civic Influencers design the most effective and thorough tool for measuring youth voter suppression. The Data Scientist will use this information to power Civic Influencers’ data-driven strategy of deepening its work with youth in states where voter suppression is most rampant. Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the subsequent tasks and duties will fall within the following buckets across the Data & Information Team, including:

Data Tool Design & Strategy

  • Collaborate with Civic Influencers Staff and Blue Ribbon Committee to identify the key data points to be collected and tracked, reviewing on a quarterly basis to account for rapidly changing laws and legislation.
  • Design the visual dashboard based on input from across Civic Influencers network, ensuring data is updated on a daily basis and visualizations are impactful no matter the audience (experts in the field, youth, community leaders, etc.).
  • Participate in Tableau training modules to learn best practices for building out digestible indexes and toolkits.
  • Provide training to Civic Influencers and Staff on data tool design and how to input data collected from the field into the matrix accurately.

Data Collection & Management

  • Manage the Data & Information Team, including Data Management Staff, Data Graduate Assistants and Data Civic Influencers.
  • Act as the primary point person for adding new fields of data collection into the tool, building out formulas and reporting tracks as needed.
  • Manage data integrity, ensuring all data points entered are checked for accuracy and quality. 
  • Develop new data sets and queries as needed to respond to the rapidly changing voter suppression landscape.
  • Work with Executive Leadership, Statewide Organizers and Civic Influencers to provide technical assistance to maintain data integrity.
  • Participate in external trainings and modules to stay abreast of best practices in data management to ensure Civic Influencers is utilizing current tools.
  • Transform novel data for analysis.

Reporting 

  • Weekly, conduct analysis on predefined data sets and sources from data tools to provide timely and relevant information for Civic Influencers’ strategy.
  • Coordinate and execute cross-departmental reporting and data visualization initiatives as assigned by leadership.
  • In collaboration with the Blue Ribbon Committee and stakeholders across Civic Influencers, create reports to demonstrate the impact of work across the youth civic landscape.
  • Oversee and/or manage special projects as assigned.

Skills & Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Data Science, Computer Science or a related field preferred.
  • 6+ years of experience in data collection and analysis, including familiarity with common database, statistical, and geographic analysis software such as SAS, R, SQL and GIS programs.
  • Extensive knowledge and experience with utilizing Salesforce and Tableau programs.
  • Experience and interest in training novice data staff to understand and properly utilize data management tools.
  • Excellent interpersonal and verbal communication skills; including the ability to communicate effectively and professionally with other staff, partner organizations, elected and appointed officials, corporate/business representatives, and community members.
  • Commitment to transparency, accountability, and direct communication.
  • Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively in a fast-paced environment with multiple priorities and tight deadlines.
  • Ability to manage highly sensitive, confidential information using excellent judgment at all times.
  • Must have a commitment to DEI and cultural competency, including an awareness of one's own cultural worldview, a welcoming attitude towards cultural differences, an appreciative knowledge of different cultural practices and worldviews, and cross-cultural skills.

Desired Skills

  • Experience working in a movement organization, including ones focused on Voting Rights, Social Justice, Civil Rights or Youth.
  • Experience working in politics.
  • Experience working with or within a higher education institution, People of Color Serving Institutions (PoCSIs, e.g., HSIs and HBCUs a plus).

Other Requirements

  • Must be able to work independently without supervision on a daily basis.
  • Must complete data visualization and data gathering trainings hosted by Tableau, and other trainings as required.
  • Extremely reliable and available on evenings and weekends for occasional events and conferences.

Start date: for immediate consideration.

Civic Influencers is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on race, nationality, ethnicity, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, disability or class. We value diversity on our team and strongly encourage people of color, Indigenous people, LGBTQIA individuals, people with disabilities and all qualified persons to apply for our open positions.

Civic Influencers is a national nonpartisan nonprofit operating across the country, on and off campus, in local communities and states, that empowers young people to build their civic power and increase voting rates amongst their peers…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Application Deadline
    July 6, 2022
  • Education
    4-Year Degree Required
  • Experience Level
    Mid-level/Managerial
Salary
USD $70,000 - USD $80,000
/ year
Salary will be commensurate with experience and skills.

Benefits

Benefits

  • Health insurance with employer contribution
  • 401K plan with employer match after 6 months
  • 14 paid holidays
  • 10 days paid vacation
  • 12 days paid sick leave

Benefits

  • Health insurance with employer contribution
  • 401K plan with employer match after 6 months
  • 14 paid holidays
  • 10 days paid vacation
  • 12 days paid sick leave

Level of Language Proficiency

Fluent in English a must.

Fluent in multiple languages, Spanish preferred, is a plus.

Fluent in English a must.

Fluent in multiple languages, Spanish preferred, is a plus.

Location

Remote
Work may be performed anywhere in United States
Associated Location
Austin, TX, USA

How to Apply

Please email your resume and cover letter with the position title and your name in the subject line. Applicants who do not submit both will not be considered. Please note in your cover letter where you saw this position listed and your availability.

Applicants who have been selected to move forward in the interview process will be contacted directly.

Please email your resume and cover letter with the position title and your name in the subject line. Applicants who do not submit both will not be considered. Please note in your…

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