Senior Data Analyst

Senior Data Analyst

America Votes Website
  • America Votes
  • Washington D.C
  • Full Time
  • 80000-90000 USD / Year

Organization Overview

America Votes works with over 400 state and national partner organizations to advance progressive policies, win elections, and protect every American’s right to vote.

Since 2003, America Votes has been the common link between many of the largest and most influential issue and membership organizations in the country, serving as the coordination hub of the progressive community. America Votes’ work has brought together a wide range of causes and built a unified coalition that has transformed how the progressive community works. Together, they have engaged communities across the country to take action on critical issues – from fighting for working families, defending reproductive rights, protecting the environment, and more – and mobilized millions of voters.

America Votes works year-round nationally and in more than 20 states, acting as a permanent campaign to continually advance progressive causes, modernize elections, and win elections. America Votes provides a range of services to partners, including strategic planning, advocacy and electoral campaign coordination, data tools and targeting services, and on-the-ground leadership in key states.

America Votes also works to improve election systems and fight back against efforts to suppress voters, taking the lead throughout their state network to coordinate and execute advocacy campaigns with allies to reform elections and modernize the voting process.

Racial Equity Statement

As a leader of collaborative efforts to mobilize voters, protect voting rights, and win elections, America Votes is committed to advancing racial equity within our organization and across our coalition. We acknowledge the systematic racism that permeates all facets of our society, beginning with the foundational right to vote. America Votes is also engaging with an understanding of the ways gender, sexuality and other forms of oppression intersect with race and how those relationships impact inequities faced by our staff, our partners, and the communities that we engage in our work. America Votes strives to model our commitment to racial equity through our internal and external operations, programs, and partnerships. We acknowledge the inequitable structures that continue to exist and are moving forward with a sustained commitment in time, resources and people to challenge structural racism and work towards creating a reflective organization and democracy.

Position Description

America Votes is looking for a Senior Data Analyst to join our Analytics team for the 2024 cycle. The ideal candidate has prior experience as a data analyst in an electoral context, a strong foundation in analytics methods, and a vision for how we can use data to answer key questions around targeting and resource allocation such as:

How can we leverage our field data and other resources to improve candidate models?
What’s the best way for partners to use race and ethnicity models for voter targeting?
How should we prioritize field operations across our competitive Congressional races?
Our analytics team already includes a Data Analyst, who focuses on data visualization and voter contact reporting, and an Analytics Engineer, who transforms our voter contact and voter file data into base tables using dbt. For the Senior Data Analyst role, we’re looking for a teammate who can level up our methods, work with other staff to understand the big strategic questions AV has, and bring data to bear on answering those questions in a way that can guide our program choices.

This is a cycle position that reports to the Analytics Director and lasts through December 31, 2024.


Conduct analyses, lift up insights, and create data products that inform AV’s electoral strategies and help build strategy alignment across the progressive coalition. Proactively look for ways we can use our data to inform strategy and support staff.
Evaluate and produce guidance about the predictive models we use in our voter contact work. This could look like adjusting or combining existing models, assessing the race equity impact of new models, and creating suggested cut points for targeting.
Stay up to date with research and best practices from across the political data space, continually grow your own analytics knowledge, and pitch in to pair program or write code for other data projects that could benefit from more advanced methods.

Must Haves

Strong SQL skills – you should have worked in a data warehouse environment before and be comfortable writing complex queries with joins and aggregate functions.
Strong R or Python skills for data analysis – you should be comfortable cleaning messy data, running regressions, and creating simple visuals.
Solid understanding of statistics and basic modeling techniques; demonstrated experience using these methods to glean actionable insights from data.
Previous experience working on a political campaign or at a progressive organization, including experience working with voter file data and candidate or issue support models.
A service oriented approach to data work that prioritizes collaboration, supporting staff and partners, and building for the long term.
Nice to Haves

Deeper experience with statistics or machine learning for predictive modeling, especially if you’ve built turnout or support models before.
Experience working with geospatial data using spatial SQL, R, or Python, especially if you’ve worked with spatial clustering algorithms.
Experience working with other politically relevant datasets, such as polling, Census, or FEC donor data.
Hiring Process

Hiring Manager Resume Review
Initial Hiring Manager Interview (20 min)
Technical Assessment (done on own time, asked to limit to 4 hours)
Final Interview (45 minutes)
Reference Check

This position is remote. Some travel and reasonable access to an airport is required. America Votes has offices located in DC and AZ, CO, FL, GA, MI, MN, NC, NH, NM, NV, OH, PA, and WI. America Votes is currently working in a hybrid fashion.


The salary for this position will be between $80,000 – 90,000 and depend upon the applicant’s experience. America Votes offers a competitive benefits package covering 100% of employee medical, dental, & vision insurance premiums, life insurance, long term disability coverage, cell phone stipend, personal professional development funds, parental leave, and 401 (K) after four months of continuous service with the organization. America Votes provides a generous paid time off policy with paid vacation, paid sick leave and personal days, at least 10 Federal paid holidays including Juneteenth, as well as paid organizational time off from at least December 25 to January 1. This is a cycle position that ends December 31, 2024.

To Apply

Please submit a copy of your resume, a cover letter and three references to the application form.

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