Data Director

Position Title: Data Director

Reports to: Executive Director

Duration: Regular Position

Position: Full-time, exempt

Compensation $60,000 – $75,000 DOE, full benefits and paid leave

Summary

Our Oregon is looking for a strategic and inspirational leader to join our team and lead our data, targeting and election analysis efforts. The Data Director plays a key role in the advancement of the progressive movement in the state. The ideal candidate has experience leading data strategy and analysis of advocacy efforts and campaigns. 

The ideal candidate brings a strong race and gender analysis that allows them to work collaboratively with a variety of community partners and campaigns that approach progress through traditional and non-traditional lenses. 

About Our Oregon

Our Oregon is a 501(c)(4) organization dedicated to advancing economic and social justice for all Oregonians – with a focus on ballot measures. Our Oregon is a key part of the progressive infrastructure in Oregon. Our work for the past ten years has preserved and increased funding for schools, expanded resources for critical services in our state, defeated attacks on working people, and brought together a coalition committed to expanding access to democracy.

We Are:

  • Committed to winning elections. We know that winning and losing at the ballot box sends a signal so we need a slam dunk every time.
  • Clear on the long term. While we have to win elections every cycle, we need to do it in a way that builds a strong coalition, builds power in our Black, Indigenous and other communities of color, has hard conversations when needed, and moves forward together.
  • Justice focused. For too long, politicians have only listened to some Oregonians. We are committed to making sure that the voices of Black, Indignenous, people of color, LGBTQIA communities, workers and other groups in our state historically left out of decision making are at the table and heard.

Position Overview 

The Data Director will lead the Data Team, provide strategic direction and serve as the general data expert for the state, helping partner organizations develop data and field plans, access voter data, build targeting programs, and analyze their own effectiveness. This includes designing and running data trainings for both seasoned and new data practitioners and organizers. 

Applicants will need to demonstrate motivation; the ability to manage multiple projects; strong VAN, Microsoft Excel, and data analysis skills.

Applicants with prior experience working with organizations built by and for Black, Indigenous and other communities of color will be given preference.

The Data Director will also serve as a leader and resource for coalition partners on Oregon’s electorate and elections history. They will lead Our Oregon’s Data Coordination Table and will play a central role in key ballot measures and other advocacy campaigns. 

This is a high demand position. Our Oregon serves a variety of campaigns and partners and success in this position requires the ability to juggle a variety of demands at a high volume, and to organize time and resources efficiently. In addition, the position has room for creativity, long-term planning and in-depth analysis, and will be best performed when staff can easily manage daily demand while simultaneously developing longer term projects.

They will report directly to the Executive Director, serve on the senior leadership team and manage staff on a regular, seasonal basis. 

Responsibilities:

  • Develop and execute Our Oregon’s Data and Voter File plan – including the  systems and processes required for successful implementation
  • Manage voter file access for partner organizations and campaigns. This includes administration and security, training end-users, and providing ongoing technical assistance
  • Work with campaign staff and VAN partners responsible for the acquisition, enhancement, and management of voter and member data.
  • Lead analysis of partner data and voter file, including data mining, segmentation, and targeting
  • Lead data presentation development. Must be comfortable visualizing data and summarizing findings using a variety of tools for a wide range of audiences
  • Provide content and skills-base training for staff  and partners on VAN, targeting techniques, and best practices for using data effectively
  • Hire and manage data staff and lead Data Coordination Table
  • Inform, recommend, and implement data-related budget items
  • Utilize direct communication and pro-active problem solving to address internal organizational challenges and disagreements
  • Participate in promoting a positive workplace culture and relationships based on collaboration, innovation and respect
  • Ability to establish effective working relationships in a multicultural, multi-ethnic environment
  • Engage in trainings and personal development around anti-racism, anti-Blackness and dismantling white supremist systems 

Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated commitment to racial and gender justice and track record of success working with Black, Indeginous and other communities of color, women, low-income people, rural communities, LGBTQIA individuals, and other historically oppressed communities
  • VAN experience, including data analysis, list aggregation, voter contract administration, building voter contact universes, compiling samples, uploading files, user and committee account administration, and more
  • Ability to create and run clear reports that can effectively inform program
  • Candidates should have an understanding of common direct voter contact programs and experience using data to inform plans
  • Training experience, with the ability to create and deliver culturally appropriate trainings to volunteers and staff at all levels and to communities with diverse perspectives
  • Customer service skills to assist campaigns and partner organizations as necessary
  • Strong Microsoft Excel skills, including the ability to create forms and track documents
  • Dedication and ability to work flexible hours
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office, web browsers, Gmail, Google Calendar
  • ·A willingness to learn through trial and error
  • Ability to work well independently and with a team

Preferences:

  • Bilingual or multilingual 
  • Knowledge of Oregon’s political and electoral landscape and process
  • Experience implementing field or community organizing campaigns
  • Experience implementing digital campaigns
  • Experience with at least one of the following: mapping tools (QGIS, etc), visualization tools (Power BI, Tableau, Periscope, etc), SQL (comfortable with SELECT, WHERE, GROUPBY), R, Python, advanced Excel functions (VLOOKUP, SUMIF, INDEX(MATCH)).

How to Apply:

Candidate must submit the following to info@ouroregon.org

  • A cover letter
  • A resume 

Please include the following in the email subject line: Data Director

The position will remain open until filled. 

Location:

This position is based in Portland, Oregon. Candidates may work remotely.