Organization Overview

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

The Data Projects Manager primarily serves a supportive role to the State Voices network. The Data Projects Manager will work as part of the State Voices Data and Technology Team to provide superior training resources and programs for our partners and staff around the country.

The Data Projects Manager is a member of the State Voices Data and Technology Department and works under the direction of the State Voices Senior Data & Technology Training Manager.

Primary Functions

  • Continually update the Data Onboarding program and Data Certification Program to include training materials on new tools and skills, and make improvements based upon feedback from state data staff. This includes creating training materials, such as slides, videos, quizzes, and other documentation
  • Co-administer the Data Certification Program, including communication, registration, payments, providing support, troubleshooting problems, running reports, and creating and updating user accounts
  • Plan and lead training webinars as needed
  • Triage and troubleshoot daily inbound questions and requests for support for a variety of tools commonly used by progressive organizations
  • Collect and track Memorandums of Understanding for each of our tools
  • Manage registrations and payments for training programs
  • Plan and carry out an annual in-person Data Convening
  • Curate feedback about the department and our value proposition and provide that feedback on a regular basis to our team to help continually improve our offerings
  • Provide up to 5 hours a week of direct data support for a state table where there is a data staff vacancy
  • Participate in weekly check-ins with the national data team and inter-departmental meetings
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications

  • 3 or more years of experience in political or nonprofit data
  • Experience using, training on, and administering VAN is a must
  • Demonstrated ability to train non-technical audiences on the use of software tools
  • Public speaking or teaching, especially explaining the use of technology and data to non-technical people
  • Familiarity with running webinars or online training/presenting
  • Familiarity with voter files is a plus
  • Familiarity with Catalist tools is a plus
  • Familiarity with digital organizing tools is a plus
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Diplomatic, professional approach to problem-solving while working independently or on a team
  • Must be open to direction, very organized, and a good written and oral communicator
  • Must be able to manage several tasks and projects concurrently and prioritize work effectively
  • Background in 501c3 work and/or the desire to work with progressive organizations
  • Comfortable working in a diverse community with people who have diverse backgrounds and experiences
  • Must be willing to travel around the U.S. as needed

To Apply:

Compensation: The salary range for this position is $60,000 – $75,000

Location: Remote, or DC office

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.