Position Summary: HRC, in collaboration with our state equality partners, works to defend and advance pro-LGBTQ policies at all levels of government, holds elected officials accountable for their votes and actions, and elects pro-equality champions to office. The VAN Support Associate is responsible for supporting the organizing efforts of our staff across the country by maximizing our use of VAN. The VAN Support Associate will maintain and update HRC member and supporter records in VAN, assist with reporting on progress to goals, and monitor our overall outreach through the platform ensuring standards and practices are adhered to and staff are appropriately leveraging the platform in their efforts. Working alongside HRC’s in-house data and analytics team, the support associate serves as a specialist for the VAN platform helping to ensure efficient processes exist to manage data between our existing database of record, VAN, and across other outreach tools including our peer-to-peer texting and predictive dialer tools.

HRC’s VAN Support Associate should have a deep knowledge of the platform and an enthusiastic approach to helping others leverage the platform and our data in effective issue and electoral organizing programs. This is a temporary full time position from June 1, 2020 through November 30, 2020.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Provide support and troubleshoot issues with users as well as evaluate new efficiencies in workflow and uses for VAN and other tools.
  • Train HRC staff on VAN policies and best practices, including creating training videos and screen-sharing with staff and/r volunteers
  • Administer user accounts, including password resets, user permissions, and ensuring NDAs are in place for HRC staff that use the VAN; monitor and maintain volunteer accounts.
  • Create survey questions and activist codes for use with Field team scripts, ensuring activist codes and survey questions are consistent across states in the HRC VAN committee.
  • At the direction of HRC Campaign & Organizing teams, manage voter contact and volunteer organizing universes for multiple states and tools, including targeting and analysis.
  • Assist with program analysis and offer strategic recommendations for on-the-ground organizing efforts.
  • Maintain compliance to established standards and practices among organizing staff with the VAN and continue training related to best practices for using the platform and data effectively.
  • At the direction of the Data & Analytics team, maintain and update HRC records between our primary databases and the VAN.
  • Assist with output requests, approvals, exports and uploading of scripts in the VAN
  • Other duties as assigned

Position Qualifications:

  • At least one cycle as a VAN administrator or data specialist working extensively with the VAN.
  • Advanced Excel and/or basic SQL experience
  • Some electoral or issue organizing experience is desired
  • Experience managing cross-departmental data work and communication
  • Experience training non-technical staff in data best practices and standards
  • Expertise in using data and technology in support of more than one of the following: electoral campaigns, progressive advocacy, digital and online advocacy, distributed organizing, movement building, and grassroots mobilization
  • Must be proficient with Microsoft Office applications and Google Apps (Gmail, Google Docs and Drive)
  • Flexibility with work schedule is required; this position requires some evening and weekend work.
  • Commitment to LGBTQ equality.

Salary: Not Listed

Location: Washington DC

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