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National VAN & Data Associate

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.

Details

Part-Time

Remote; AZ, AR, CA, FL, GA, IL, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, NE, NV, NC, OH, SC, TN, VA, DC, WI

Position Overview

State Voices is searching for a part-time National VAN & Data Associate to provide support in aspects of data use and State Voices Voter Activation Network (State Voices VAN) administration for our partners in the 26 states without State Voices affiliated tables. Primary functions will be to provide State Voices VAN administrative support and assist partners with SMS texting programs. Primary constituencies served will be organizations conducting non-partisan public education campaigns and voter contact programs. The National VAN & Data Associate will report to the Deputy Director of Strategic Partnerships.

Primary Functions

  • Administer State Voices VAN for State Voices partner organizations. This includes managing user and security settings; providing technical assistance; and monitoring use of the system to ensure compliance with state and national policies.
  • Advise partner organizations on the use of civic engagement contact tools and assist them in successfully implementing data-driven direct outreach and data tools into their engagement programs.
  • Train partners and table staff on: NGP-VAN and other tools, targeting techniques (including the use of statistical models), and best practices for using data effectively.
  • Prepare program analysis and make strategic recommendations to inform tables’ program plans as well as individual partner plans.
  • Improve State Voices partners’ data through list matching, training on better data hygiene and data collections practices.
  • Produce reports and other materials needed to track, support, and coordinate table and partner work.
  • Other responsibilities as assigned.

Qualifications

The ideal candidate will possess many, if not all, of the following qualifications:

  • At least one year of experience as a VAN administrator and have administered bulk uploads, cutting turf, administered MiniVAN and Virtual Phone Banks, created user accounts and survey questions.
  • An understanding of common direct voter contact programs and at least one election cycle experience in 501(c)(3) civic engagement organizing, labor or community organizing, or political campaigns.
  • Ability to manage several tasks/projects concurrently and prioritize work effectively.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, work well under pressure, be detail-oriented and meet deadlines.
  • Excel and/or Google Sheets proficiency including VLOOKUP, creating graphs and cleaning up data sets.

Preferred Qualifications 

  • Experience administering SMS texting tools
  • Completed the State Voices Data Certification Program
  • Used data visualization tools such as Looker Studio or QGIS
  • SQL experience
  • Able to work evenings and weekends

To Apply

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

Terms of Employment: Part-time 20 hours per week position duration from September 9 through November 15, 2024

Location: Remote, residing in the following state: Arizona, Arkansas, California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, Nevada, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, Washington DC, Wisconsin

Compensation: Compensation is $55,000-$65,000 annualized based on experience.

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.