The Missouri Organizing and Voter Engagement Collaborative (MOVE) is a nonpartisan hub providing strategic and technical support for grassroots organizing groups committed to voter engagement. MOVE’s role is behind-the-scenes, supporting existing movement organizations in developing and executing strategic integrated voter engagement plans. In doing so, MOVE coordinates the largest volunteer-led 501c3 integrated voter engagement program in Missouri.
Missouri Organizing and Voter Engagement Action (MOVE Action) fills one of the most significant gaps in Missouri’s progressive movement – providing a c4 data hub and coordinating backbone for organizations committed to 1) winning on major progressive campaigns in any given cycle and 2) building long-haul power towards political transformation in Missouri. Working through member organizations, we are building independent political power that drives integrated voter engagement programs across strategic regions and constituencies in Missouri to win on progressive ballot issues and priority campaigns.
This role will support both organizations.
Data is one of the most important and powerful ways we support grassroots organizing and electorate transformation. The Data Associate is a key position that bridges data and tools with different grassroots and member organizations as they work together to achieve collaborative voter engagement goals. The person in this position will provide support to a wide range of member organizations with both c3 and c4 instances of VAN (Voter Activation Network), including data administration, basic training on field tools, and technical assistance in order to successfully implement their voter engagement work.
The Data Associate will report to and work in close collaboration with the Civic Engagement Data Director.
- Manage users and security settings for member organizations.
- Monitor use of the system to ensure compliance with state and national policies.
- Support Civic Engagement Data Director in tracking targeted voter engagement work to avoid duplication and identify gaps.
Tools, Tracking, and Reporting
- Support member organizations’ access to and use of voter program tools to support, enhance, and execute programs.
- Manage program and campaign-specific dashboards to track and assess voter engagement program performance.
- Organize and collect voting and election results data to support analysis on voter behavior and program impact.
- Provide training on basic VAN use, data hygiene, data collection practices.
- Support a broad range of partner organizations with their use of field organizing tools in VAN. Examples may include: creating multi-step lists, creating survey questions and activist codes, creating scripts, setting up phone banks, cutting turf, bulk uploading data, etc.
- Support the Civic Engagement Data Director in compiling and making sense of relevant data to support strong strategic decision-making towards powerful program development.
- Provide direct troubleshooting and support as needed.
- Strong data management skills. Experience with the VAN (Voter Activation Network), VoteBuilder, or other civic engagement platforms is a plus. Experience with Microsoft Excel or Google Sheets is a plus.
- Excellent training and coaching skills, particularly an ability to communicate technical subjects to non-technical audiences. The ideal candidate will have an organizer’s mindset and strong technical skills to develop new data staff and program staff in data skills.
- Base knowledge of how to read and understand voter, demographic, and other data sets. The ideal candidate will have experience in synthesizing complex data to develop an analysis.
- Strong sense of ownership and resilience, including an ability to plan ahead and find alternative paths, when needed, to get to the finish line.
- Experience working in coalition with partners, or experience working in diverse communities, particularly in communities of color.
- Demonstrated commitment to racial and gender equity and record of success working with communities of color, women, low-income people, LGBTQIA individuals, and other historically marginalized communities.
- Please send your cover letter, resume, and references to [email protected].
- Resumes considered on a rolling basis, priority to resumes received by January 7, 2022.
Location: Flexible within Missouri, though travel to Kansas City, St. Louis, and mid-Missouri locations will be required.
Compensation: Competitive salary based on experience, with a floor of $45,000. Generous benefits package included. This position is in the staff bargaining unit.
MOVE and MOVE Action believe that a diverse, inclusive staff is a fundamental strength. We’re committed to hiring people of all races, ethnicities, religions, ages, sex, genders, sexual orientations, and gender identities. Black people, indigenous people, people of color, women, LGBTQ individuals, and members of other marginalized groups are strongly encouraged to apply.