The Maine Democratic Party (MDP) is seeking a Data Director to handle the day-to-day data needs of the MDP, county party organizations, state and federal campaigns, and activists. The position will work across departments and with the DNC to use data to build successful campaigns. We encourage applicants with campaign experience to apply. We are looking for a passionate, hardworking individual who is committed to electing Maine Democrats and who will make a commitment to MDP through the 2020 election cycle.

Duties and Responsibilities (including, but not limited to):

  • Handling the timely and strategic acquisition of the statewide voter file and other key datasets;
  • Day-to-day management of users and committees in Votebuilder;
  • Implementing systems for access to and data sharing within Votebuilder for all user types, including county and municipal parties and candidates for office;
  • Working with the leadership team to develop regular reporting and ad-hoc analysis, including but not limited to voter registration trends, candidate recruitment, voter contact results, predictive model validation;
  • Managing technology for day-to-day work and special events;
  • Creating saved searches and targets;
  • Developing and maintaining MDP’s My Campaign database;
  • Collaborating with other staff to develop and deliver training curriculum;
  • Providing timely and relevant analysis of data and fielding requests for specialized research projects, in many cases requiring rapid turnaround;
  • Tracking and disseminating analysis of voter contact results, early vote and absentee turnout, voter registration, and other data relevant to campaigns and caucuses;
  • Collecting raw political data from County Boards of Elections and other sources and converting it to usable form for analysis; scrubbing and matching acquired lists back to the voter file (VoteBuilder, Catalist or offline);

Required Skills, Abilities, and Experience:

  • Enthusiasm for Democratic politics;
  • Knowledge of VAN/Votebuilder - bonus if you’ve ever been an administrator;
  • SQL, python, or any other language efficient for analyzing large datasets;
  • Tableau, d3, Shiny, or other data visualization languages or platforms - we encourage you to share viz work, if any;
  • At least 2 cycles of campaign experience - bonus for electoral campaign experience;
  • Familiarity with predictive models and probabilities, and their application to voter targeting/segmentation;
  • Managing multiple priorities while maintaining a passion for accuracy;
  • Taking initiative and provide data-oriented solutions to departments across the organization;

The Data Director will report to the Executive Director. Salary is dependent on experience and is in the $48,000-$55,000 range. Generous benefits offered.

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