The Analytics Fellow will be reporting to one or both of the co-founders of Pantheon Analytics and will provide analytics and/or programming support to the team through the 2020 election period. The Analytics Fellow will work closely with our team to find creative solutions for the data problems our clients bring to us. Our work runs the gamut from building data pipelines and running fundraising reports to designing Vote By Mail experiments and analyzing Census data – not to mention prepping for redistricting next year. As the Analytics Fellow, you will be in the thick of everything we do.
At Pantheon, we are constantly working with databases of voters, activists, and donors – diverse populations where understanding the cultural and political context is vital. We value the input of individuals who come from different backgrounds. Your unique perspective will enhance the work. We strive to create a workplace that reflects the values of the progressive movement and strongly encourage diverse candidates to apply. Learn more about Pantheon at our website.
We are looking for someone who is smart and has some of the skills below, but we are flexible and willing to mold the fellowship to fit your strong suits. We encourage you to apply even if you only meet some of the “requirements”. On some projects the Fellow will serve as a supporting analyst, giving you an opportunity to learn from our team and grow your analytics skills in new directions. On other projects you will serve as a lead analyst, letting you flex your creative analytical skills and independent work ethic.
Whether through coursework, trainings, or job experience, Analytics Fellow candidates should have a background in programming, data science, statistics, or a related field.
In this fellowship, you may:
- Take on independent data analysis and/or programming projects, depending on skill set
- Run weekly data reports for ongoing client projects
- Analyze the results of election-related experiments
- Compile datasets from voter files, Census data, and other data sources
- Write and/or edit data-focused reports and newsletters
- Join team on client calls and presentations
- Other work as assigned
- Experience with relational databases (SQL experience preferred)
- Strong knowledge of advanced Excel capabilities (such as the ability to create pivot tables, write complex formulas, etc)
- Self motivated & strong remote-team communication skills
- Excellent organizational, time-management, oral and written communications skills
- General knowledge of statistics and analytical reasoning
- Ability to explain the products of your data work to people without a background in data
The following skills are helpful to have, but are not required. If you have any of these skills, please be sure to note them in your cover letter and/or resume:
- Experience with scripting or software development languages (e.g. Python)
- Proficiency in the R statistical programming language, Stata/SPSS, or with Python analytics libraries such as NumPy and Pandas
- Knowledge of GIS mapping software
- Knowledge of A/B testing or experimental design
- Experience with voter file data, including VAN data
*Please note that the screening questions are being asked in place of a cover letter. A cover letter is not required.
About Pantheon Analytics: At Pantheon, we are community-minded data nerds who strive to find creative solutions to a variety of problems. Our clients rely on us as an on-call data team, ready to answer questions through rigorous analysis and data engineering. Our small team works primarily with organizations in Democratic politics and the wider progressive sphere. We run experiments, create data pipelines, design surveys, analyze voter files, and program automated reports – sometimes all before lunch.
Salary: $50,400 per year ($4,200/month)