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Data Manager

About State Voices

State Voices is a national network – built from the states up – that helps grassroots organizations win civic engagement victories and build long-term political power. Since 2008, we’ve been employing the principles of collective impact, building the capacity of partners with data analysis and shared resources, and strengthening our democracy by amplifying the voices of marginalized communities.

State Voices sustains a dynamic ecosystem of 24 state tables and organizations in every state, comprising over 1,200 partner organizations. We provide the organizations in our network with the data, tools, and support they need to help create a healthy and thriving democracy through a racial equity lens. We advance this work through three national programs: Civic Engagement (voter education, registration and turnout, issue advocacy, and constituency engagement), Civic Access (voting rights and election administration), and Civic Representation (census and redistricting).

It’s our collective duty to end the systemic, relentless disenfranchisement targeting Black, Indigenous, Latinx, AAPI, and all communities of color, young adults, LGBTQ people, women, low-income, and all oppressed people. That’s why State Voices works year-round to create a more accessible, inclusive, and representative democracy.




Position Overview

Data is one of the most important and powerful ways we support grassroots organizing and social change in the states. The Wisconsin Data Manager plays an important role in helping to set shared strategy among a wide set of organizations that sit at the Wisconsin Civic Engagement table. The person in this position is responsible for using voter, demographic and other data to help inform partner programs and support groups to integrate data best practices to inform field organizing strategies. The Data Manager also informs the collective strategic planning process. The Data Manager is employed by State Voices to support the newly re-established Wisconsin Table and works at the direction of the Interim Executive Director of the Wisconsin Table

Primary Functions

Data Strategy and Table Support 

  • Using data, the Voter Activation Network (VAN) and other technologies work with partner organizations to support the development of their field organizing and voter contact plans and make strategic recommendations on how best to use data effectively, including standards for data collection, data acquisition, and preservation.
  • Provide relevant materials that support collective strategy and partner programs, including the creation of target universes, list match reports, and trends/disparity analyses.
  • Maintain and report on program results, including  voter contact, turnout, and election protection data

VAN & Tools Management

  • Provide technical assistance with the use of VAN and other field tools, which includes handling partner data requests, uploading data, setting up predictive dialer phone banks, robocalls, and robosurveys, supporting MiniVAN, etc.
  • Monitor the use of the system to ensure compliance with state and national policies, including the data MOU process. Provide training on better data hygiene and data collection practices.
  • Make recommendations for additional tools that will support the table’s strategy and partner fieldwork.
  • Provide VAN administration by managing user and security settings for table partners and their consultants


  • Function as part of a national data peer network, which includes regular calls and training with State Voices national data team to help maintain a shared data infrastructure across the states
  • Participate in national working groups to develop national standards and best practices.
  • Work in collaboration with the Wisconsin Interim Executive Director


Must Haves

  • At least one-two years serving in a data role or at least two previous cycles of field experience.
  • Experience administering VAN/VoteBuilder or other civic engagement platforms.
  • Base knowledge of how to read and understand voter, demographic, and other data sets and ability to communicate about that data in an accessible manner to non-technical audiences.
  • Advanced proficiency in Excel.
  • Candidates must have self-awareness of personal areas for growth as well as a willingness and aptitude to seek out and learn new technical skills
  • 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.
  • Demonstrated ability to bring strategic thinking skills, problem-solving abilities, and a systems-oriented work style.
  • Ability to strategize around the inequities and limitations of data and can navigate data use with integrity
  • Proven ability to work independently and collaboratively as part of a team

Nice to Have

  • Experience mentoring, managing, or training staff
  • Background in 501c3 work or the desire to work with progressive organizations
  • Experience with or knowledge of data management, database administration, data reporting and analysis, and/or digital organizing tools
  • Experience or knowledge of the Wisconsin c3 political landscape
  • Experience working in coalition with partners or experience working in diverse communities, particularly in communities of color.

To Apply

Please submit your resume, and cover letter using our application portal.

Location: Remote. Priority will be given to applicants who reside in the state of Wisconsin. Remote applicants with knowledge of the Wisconsin landscape are considered.

Compensation:  $60,000 – $75,000

Terms of Employment: This is a full-time position through December 2023 with the possibility of an extension.

Reports to: Senior Data Support Manager

State Voices is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified individuals are encouraged to apply without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, sexual orientation, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, veteran status, or any other protected characteristic as established under law.