Elections Analyst

Down Ballot Climate Partners | Remote | Permanent

Date Posted

07/12/22

Job Role

Analytics

Organization Type

Consultants

Location

Remote

California (CA)

Salary Range

$61,000-$80,000

How to Apply

Elections Analyst

Down Ballot Climate Partners | Remote | Permanent

Position Summary

About Down Ballot Climate Partners

Down Ballot Climate Partners, LLC (DBCP) is a new political startup focused on the premise that in order to reach our climate goals, we must start electing climate champions at the local level. We help organizations and donors invest in local elections with outsized climate and environmental justice impacts. Identifying and understanding these elections is tough, so we are looking for an analyst to join our team to help us intelligently expand our work across the US. 

Our Premise: Local Politics Are The Weak Link

It’s clear that we must embark on a radical retooling of our energy system that simultaneously solves for creating good jobs, environmental justice, and reducing carbon emissions. The good news is that we already know how to meet many of these challenges. The bad news is that we need to move really fast. In the words of Energy Secretary Granholm, we must “deploy, deploy, deploy.”

Many of the necessary policy changes will be driven at the local level. If we don’t have climate champions in the right places, it will slow down the entire national transition. Across the Midwest, County Supervisors are deciding if new wind and solar projects will be built. Port Commissioners on the Texas Gulf Coast are deciding if new heavily polluting fossil infrastructure projects will be given permits. The list goes on.


But, no one is systematically investing electoral funds at scale to support local climate champions—except the incumbent oil and gas industry. If we want to decarbonize our economy fast, we need to start spending a lot more time and energy on winning these down ballot elections.

Our Team

DBCP is an early-stage startup with a fully remote and distributed team. This position would be the 5th staff member.  Our founding team is comprised of Matt Ewing, Co-Founder & CEO (former Managing Director at Swing Left), Eric Heitz, Co-Founder & Sr Advisor (former CEO at the Energy Foundation & Energy Foundation Action Fund), Cliff Walker, Sr Political Advisor (former Deputy ED at the Texas Democratic Party) and Samantha Russo, Chief of Staff (former programs manager at Techstars & AWS). Together, we bring decades of experience in politics, climate philanthropy, and private sector cleantech. 

We have already raised millions of political dollars from leading climate donors to support this project. To date we’ve invested in 35 races across the country, from the Long Beach Mayoral to Pulaski County Indiana Supervisors. We’re currently focused on working on 80-100 races this year.

Position Summary

We’ve found that many of the most exciting and highest impact elections are for offices that few people have ever heard. Finding these needles in the haystack requires a unique combination of quantitative analysis and detailed detective work. So, we’re looking for a motivated analytical person who loves both data models and stories from local activists. Your job will be to research, identify and prioritize the most important down ballot climate & environmental justice elections in the US. This position will report to the CEO.

Your key responsibilities will be:

  • Analyzing potentially interesting elections across the country to determine if they are a good fit for our portfolio. This will require a combination of internet based research, conversations with local allies, and deep dives into the electoral dynamics. You’ll be looking into both the political dynamics (can we win?) and the carbon/EJ consequences (what would winning accomplish?)
  • Using our local targeting data models to understand the political dynamics in the most important “deployment hotspots” (areas that are key for building more clean energy and/or stopping the build out of dirty energy); and then helping us tailor our political strategy to match.
  • Sharing findings through memos, slides and presentations to the team, allies and donors on a regular basis. 

 

Here’s what we’re looking for:

  • 2+ years of experience in US politics or social science and a well versed understanding of the language of data-driven campaigns
    • A plus: experience working in a research-related field at a political institution.
  • Strong analytical, quantitative and qualitative research skills. Rigorous attention to details. 
  • Ability to dissect complex and somewhat fragmented information and synthesize into clear & simple storytelling.
  • Savvy with spreadsheets (pivot tables, vlookup, etc). Motivated to learn new skills in this domain.
    • A plus: Tableau, R and/or SQL.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively 
  • Startup-mind: ability to work with ambiguity, motivated to learn and get things done, and always find ways to improve current systems.
  • A belief that clean energy deployment is critical for a just and sustainable future and that local governments (across the political spectrum) have an important role to play in that transition. Eagerness to dive into this work. 

 

Work Environment, Compensation & Benefits

This is a remote position and can be done from anywhere in the US. The salary for this job is $75,000 a year, including paid healthcare benefits (medical, dental and vision). We have a strong belief in the importance of taking time to recharge, so vacations and other down time are very much part of our culture. We expect that you’ll take a minimum of 4 weeks off annually.

We are an organization that deeply cares and understands the importance of diverse voices, and we strongly encourage applications from individuals in historically marginalized and underrepresented communities.

How to Apply:

If you’re interested, we encourage you to apply by filling out this short application.

Our interview process for will look like:

  • Initial screening video interview: 30min
  • At-home exercise: 2-3hrs
  • Two additional video interviews: 1hr, each
  • Reference checks
  • Decision notification

We’re looking for someone who can start ASAP. We’ll be looking at applications on a rolling basis (with priority review given to earlier applications) and plan to make an offer by the end of Aug, 2022, at the latest. 

For any questions, feel free to reach out to  

Down Ballot Climate Partners, LLC does not discriminate on the basis of class, race, color, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, political ideology, age, creed, religion, ancestry, national origin, or the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability.

Date Posted

07/12/22

Job Role

Analytics

Location

Remote

Salary

How to Apply

Position Summary

About Down Ballot Climate Partners

Down Ballot Climate Partners, LLC (DBCP) is a new political startup focused on the premise that in order to reach our climate goals, we must start electing climate champions at the local level. We help organizations and donors invest in local elections with outsized climate and environmental justice impacts. Identifying and understanding these elections is tough, so we are looking for an analyst to join our team to help us intelligently expand our work across the US. 

Our Premise: Local Politics Are The Weak Link

It’s clear that we must embark on a radical retooling of our energy system that simultaneously solves for creating good jobs, environmental justice, and reducing carbon emissions. The good news is that we already know how to meet many of these challenges. The bad news is that we need to move really fast. In the words of Energy Secretary Granholm, we must “deploy, deploy, deploy.”

Many of the necessary policy changes will be driven at the local level. If we don’t have climate champions in the right places, it will slow down the entire national transition. Across the Midwest, County Supervisors are deciding if new wind and solar projects will be built. Port Commissioners on the Texas Gulf Coast are deciding if new heavily polluting fossil infrastructure projects will be given permits. The list goes on.


But, no one is systematically investing electoral funds at scale to support local climate champions—except the incumbent oil and gas industry. If we want to decarbonize our economy fast, we need to start spending a lot more time and energy on winning these down ballot elections.

Our Team

DBCP is an early-stage startup with a fully remote and distributed team. This position would be the 5th staff member.  Our founding team is comprised of Matt Ewing, Co-Founder & CEO (former Managing Director at Swing Left), Eric Heitz, Co-Founder & Sr Advisor (former CEO at the Energy Foundation & Energy Foundation Action Fund), Cliff Walker, Sr Political Advisor (former Deputy ED at the Texas Democratic Party) and Samantha Russo, Chief of Staff (former programs manager at Techstars & AWS). Together, we bring decades of experience in politics, climate philanthropy, and private sector cleantech. 

We have already raised millions of political dollars from leading climate donors to support this project. To date we’ve invested in 35 races across the country, from the Long Beach Mayoral to Pulaski County Indiana Supervisors. We’re currently focused on working on 80-100 races this year.

Position Summary

We’ve found that many of the most exciting and highest impact elections are for offices that few people have ever heard. Finding these needles in the haystack requires a unique combination of quantitative analysis and detailed detective work. So, we’re looking for a motivated analytical person who loves both data models and stories from local activists. Your job will be to research, identify and prioritize the most important down ballot climate & environmental justice elections in the US. This position will report to the CEO.

Your key responsibilities will be:

  • Analyzing potentially interesting elections across the country to determine if they are a good fit for our portfolio. This will require a combination of internet based research, conversations with local allies, and deep dives into the electoral dynamics. You’ll be looking into both the political dynamics (can we win?) and the carbon/EJ consequences (what would winning accomplish?)
  • Using our local targeting data models to understand the political dynamics in the most important “deployment hotspots” (areas that are key for building more clean energy and/or stopping the build out of dirty energy); and then helping us tailor our political strategy to match.
  • Sharing findings through memos, slides and presentations to the team, allies and donors on a regular basis. 

 

Here’s what we’re looking for:

  • 2+ years of experience in US politics or social science and a well versed understanding of the language of data-driven campaigns
    • A plus: experience working in a research-related field at a political institution.
  • Strong analytical, quantitative and qualitative research skills. Rigorous attention to details. 
  • Ability to dissect complex and somewhat fragmented information and synthesize into clear & simple storytelling.
  • Savvy with spreadsheets (pivot tables, vlookup, etc). Motivated to learn new skills in this domain.
    • A plus: Tableau, R and/or SQL.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively 
  • Startup-mind: ability to work with ambiguity, motivated to learn and get things done, and always find ways to improve current systems.
  • A belief that clean energy deployment is critical for a just and sustainable future and that local governments (across the political spectrum) have an important role to play in that transition. Eagerness to dive into this work. 

 

Work Environment, Compensation & Benefits

This is a remote position and can be done from anywhere in the US. The salary for this job is $75,000 a year, including paid healthcare benefits (medical, dental and vision). We have a strong belief in the importance of taking time to recharge, so vacations and other down time are very much part of our culture. We expect that you’ll take a minimum of 4 weeks off annually.

We are an organization that deeply cares and understands the importance of diverse voices, and we strongly encourage applications from individuals in historically marginalized and underrepresented communities.

How to Apply:

If you’re interested, we encourage you to apply by filling out this short application.

Our interview process for will look like:

  • Initial screening video interview: 30min
  • At-home exercise: 2-3hrs
  • Two additional video interviews: 1hr, each
  • Reference checks
  • Decision notification

We’re looking for someone who can start ASAP. We’ll be looking at applications on a rolling basis (with priority review given to earlier applications) and plan to make an offer by the end of Aug, 2022, at the latest. 

For any questions, feel free to reach out to  

Down Ballot Climate Partners, LLC does not discriminate on the basis of class, race, color, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, political ideology, age, creed, religion, ancestry, national origin, or the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability.

Date Posted

07/12/22

Job Role

Analytics

Location

Remote

Salary

How to Apply

Elections Analyst

Down Ballot Climate Partners | Remote | Permanent

Position Summary

About Down Ballot Climate Partners

Down Ballot Climate Partners, LLC (DBCP) is a new political startup focused on the premise that in order to reach our climate goals, we must start electing climate champions at the local level. We help organizations and donors invest in local elections with outsized climate and environmental justice impacts. Identifying and understanding these elections is tough, so we are looking for an analyst to join our team to help us intelligently expand our work across the US. 

Our Premise: Local Politics Are The Weak Link

It’s clear that we must embark on a radical retooling of our energy system that simultaneously solves for creating good jobs, environmental justice, and reducing carbon emissions. The good news is that we already know how to meet many of these challenges. The bad news is that we need to move really fast. In the words of Energy Secretary Granholm, we must “deploy, deploy, deploy.”

Many of the necessary policy changes will be driven at the local level. If we don’t have climate champions in the right places, it will slow down the entire national transition. Across the Midwest, County Supervisors are deciding if new wind and solar projects will be built. Port Commissioners on the Texas Gulf Coast are deciding if new heavily polluting fossil infrastructure projects will be given permits. The list goes on.


But, no one is systematically investing electoral funds at scale to support local climate champions—except the incumbent oil and gas industry. If we want to decarbonize our economy fast, we need to start spending a lot more time and energy on winning these down ballot elections.

Our Team

DBCP is an early-stage startup with a fully remote and distributed team. This position would be the 5th staff member.  Our founding team is comprised of Matt Ewing, Co-Founder & CEO (former Managing Director at Swing Left), Eric Heitz, Co-Founder & Sr Advisor (former CEO at the Energy Foundation & Energy Foundation Action Fund), Cliff Walker, Sr Political Advisor (former Deputy ED at the Texas Democratic Party) and Samantha Russo, Chief of Staff (former programs manager at Techstars & AWS). Together, we bring decades of experience in politics, climate philanthropy, and private sector cleantech. 

We have already raised millions of political dollars from leading climate donors to support this project. To date we’ve invested in 35 races across the country, from the Long Beach Mayoral to Pulaski County Indiana Supervisors. We’re currently focused on working on 80-100 races this year.

Position Summary

We’ve found that many of the most exciting and highest impact elections are for offices that few people have ever heard. Finding these needles in the haystack requires a unique combination of quantitative analysis and detailed detective work. So, we’re looking for a motivated analytical person who loves both data models and stories from local activists. Your job will be to research, identify and prioritize the most important down ballot climate & environmental justice elections in the US. This position will report to the CEO.

Your key responsibilities will be:

  • Analyzing potentially interesting elections across the country to determine if they are a good fit for our portfolio. This will require a combination of internet based research, conversations with local allies, and deep dives into the electoral dynamics. You’ll be looking into both the political dynamics (can we win?) and the carbon/EJ consequences (what would winning accomplish?)
  • Using our local targeting data models to understand the political dynamics in the most important “deployment hotspots” (areas that are key for building more clean energy and/or stopping the build out of dirty energy); and then helping us tailor our political strategy to match.
  • Sharing findings through memos, slides and presentations to the team, allies and donors on a regular basis. 

 

Here’s what we’re looking for:

  • 2+ years of experience in US politics or social science and a well versed understanding of the language of data-driven campaigns
    • A plus: experience working in a research-related field at a political institution.
  • Strong analytical, quantitative and qualitative research skills. Rigorous attention to details. 
  • Ability to dissect complex and somewhat fragmented information and synthesize into clear & simple storytelling.
  • Savvy with spreadsheets (pivot tables, vlookup, etc). Motivated to learn new skills in this domain.
    • A plus: Tableau, R and/or SQL.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively 
  • Startup-mind: ability to work with ambiguity, motivated to learn and get things done, and always find ways to improve current systems.
  • A belief that clean energy deployment is critical for a just and sustainable future and that local governments (across the political spectrum) have an important role to play in that transition. Eagerness to dive into this work. 

 

Work Environment, Compensation & Benefits

This is a remote position and can be done from anywhere in the US. The salary for this job is $75,000 a year, including paid healthcare benefits (medical, dental and vision). We have a strong belief in the importance of taking time to recharge, so vacations and other down time are very much part of our culture. We expect that you’ll take a minimum of 4 weeks off annually.

We are an organization that deeply cares and understands the importance of diverse voices, and we strongly encourage applications from individuals in historically marginalized and underrepresented communities.

How to Apply:

If you’re interested, we encourage you to apply by filling out this short application.

Our interview process for will look like:

  • Initial screening video interview: 30min
  • At-home exercise: 2-3hrs
  • Two additional video interviews: 1hr, each
  • Reference checks
  • Decision notification

We’re looking for someone who can start ASAP. We’ll be looking at applications on a rolling basis (with priority review given to earlier applications) and plan to make an offer by the end of Aug, 2022, at the latest. 

For any questions, feel free to reach out to  

Down Ballot Climate Partners, LLC does not discriminate on the basis of class, race, color, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, political ideology, age, creed, religion, ancestry, national origin, or the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability.

Date Posted

07/12/22

Job Role

Analytics

Location

Remote

Salary

How to Apply

Elections Analyst

Down Ballot Climate Partners | Remote | Permanent

Position Summary

About Down Ballot Climate Partners

Down Ballot Climate Partners, LLC (DBCP) is a new political startup focused on the premise that in order to reach our climate goals, we must start electing climate champions at the local level. We help organizations and donors invest in local elections with outsized climate and environmental justice impacts. Identifying and understanding these elections is tough, so we are looking for an analyst to join our team to help us intelligently expand our work across the US. 

Our Premise: Local Politics Are The Weak Link

It’s clear that we must embark on a radical retooling of our energy system that simultaneously solves for creating good jobs, environmental justice, and reducing carbon emissions. The good news is that we already know how to meet many of these challenges. The bad news is that we need to move really fast. In the words of Energy Secretary Granholm, we must “deploy, deploy, deploy.”

Many of the necessary policy changes will be driven at the local level. If we don’t have climate champions in the right places, it will slow down the entire national transition. Across the Midwest, County Supervisors are deciding if new wind and solar projects will be built. Port Commissioners on the Texas Gulf Coast are deciding if new heavily polluting fossil infrastructure projects will be given permits. The list goes on.


But, no one is systematically investing electoral funds at scale to support local climate champions—except the incumbent oil and gas industry. If we want to decarbonize our economy fast, we need to start spending a lot more time and energy on winning these down ballot elections.

Our Team

DBCP is an early-stage startup with a fully remote and distributed team. This position would be the 5th staff member.  Our founding team is comprised of Matt Ewing, Co-Founder & CEO (former Managing Director at Swing Left), Eric Heitz, Co-Founder & Sr Advisor (former CEO at the Energy Foundation & Energy Foundation Action Fund), Cliff Walker, Sr Political Advisor (former Deputy ED at the Texas Democratic Party) and Samantha Russo, Chief of Staff (former programs manager at Techstars & AWS). Together, we bring decades of experience in politics, climate philanthropy, and private sector cleantech. 

We have already raised millions of political dollars from leading climate donors to support this project. To date we’ve invested in 35 races across the country, from the Long Beach Mayoral to Pulaski County Indiana Supervisors. We’re currently focused on working on 80-100 races this year.

Position Summary

We’ve found that many of the most exciting and highest impact elections are for offices that few people have ever heard. Finding these needles in the haystack requires a unique combination of quantitative analysis and detailed detective work. So, we’re looking for a motivated analytical person who loves both data models and stories from local activists. Your job will be to research, identify and prioritize the most important down ballot climate & environmental justice elections in the US. This position will report to the CEO.

Your key responsibilities will be:

  • Analyzing potentially interesting elections across the country to determine if they are a good fit for our portfolio. This will require a combination of internet based research, conversations with local allies, and deep dives into the electoral dynamics. You’ll be looking into both the political dynamics (can we win?) and the carbon/EJ consequences (what would winning accomplish?)
  • Using our local targeting data models to understand the political dynamics in the most important “deployment hotspots” (areas that are key for building more clean energy and/or stopping the build out of dirty energy); and then helping us tailor our political strategy to match.
  • Sharing findings through memos, slides and presentations to the team, allies and donors on a regular basis. 

 

Here’s what we’re looking for:

  • 2+ years of experience in US politics or social science and a well versed understanding of the language of data-driven campaigns
    • A plus: experience working in a research-related field at a political institution.
  • Strong analytical, quantitative and qualitative research skills. Rigorous attention to details. 
  • Ability to dissect complex and somewhat fragmented information and synthesize into clear & simple storytelling.
  • Savvy with spreadsheets (pivot tables, vlookup, etc). Motivated to learn new skills in this domain.
    • A plus: Tableau, R and/or SQL.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively 
  • Startup-mind: ability to work with ambiguity, motivated to learn and get things done, and always find ways to improve current systems.
  • A belief that clean energy deployment is critical for a just and sustainable future and that local governments (across the political spectrum) have an important role to play in that transition. Eagerness to dive into this work. 

 

Work Environment, Compensation & Benefits

This is a remote position and can be done from anywhere in the US. The salary for this job is $75,000 a year, including paid healthcare benefits (medical, dental and vision). We have a strong belief in the importance of taking time to recharge, so vacations and other down time are very much part of our culture. We expect that you’ll take a minimum of 4 weeks off annually.

We are an organization that deeply cares and understands the importance of diverse voices, and we strongly encourage applications from individuals in historically marginalized and underrepresented communities.

How to Apply:

If you’re interested, we encourage you to apply by filling out this short application.

Our interview process for will look like:

  • Initial screening video interview: 30min
  • At-home exercise: 2-3hrs
  • Two additional video interviews: 1hr, each
  • Reference checks
  • Decision notification

We’re looking for someone who can start ASAP. We’ll be looking at applications on a rolling basis (with priority review given to earlier applications) and plan to make an offer by the end of Aug, 2022, at the latest. 

For any questions, feel free to reach out to  

Down Ballot Climate Partners, LLC does not discriminate on the basis of class, race, color, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, political ideology, age, creed, religion, ancestry, national origin, or the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability.

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