Data & Evaluation Director, Community and Civic Engagement

Data & Evaluation Director, Community and Civic Engagement

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Title: Data & Evaluation Director, Community and Civic Engagement
Department: Community and Civic Engagement
Status: Exempt
Reports to: Vice President, Civic Engagement
Positions Reporting to this Position: None
Location: Flexible (the employee may decide whether to work remotely and/or from an LCV office)
Travel Requirements: Up to 10%
Union Position: Yes
Job Classification Level: E
Salary Range (depending on experience): $90,236 – $110,236

General Description:

LCV believes our earth is worth fighting for because everyone has a right to clean air, water, and a safe, healthy community. To ensure those rights are protected, we help people use their power to shape policy, hold politicians and polluters accountable, and influence elections.

For more than 50 years, LCV has grown into a potent political force for protecting our planet and everyone who inhabits it. We have built a powerful national movement with 30+ state affiliates, and grassroots and community organizing programs across the country.

LCV is hiring a Data & Evaluation Director serving the Community and Civic Engagement (CCE) department, as well as the state LCV affiliates, who will, where permitted by law, utilize data in the voter file to determine which voters and members of the general public are likely to be engaged on environmental issues, and maintain voter file information that permits the organization to educate the public and motivate supporters to become active civic participants. Reporting to the Vice President of Civic Engagement, the Data & Evaluation Director will oversee data and targeting-related activities on voter registration, civic engagement, voter mobilization and community organizing for the CCE department and our flagship programs: Democracy for All (DFA) and Chispa.

Democracy For All (DFA) is one of the largest and most dynamic civic engagement programs in the nation and the largest program of its kind within the environmental movement, registering over 1.5 million new voters in the past decade. We operate in partnership with 30+ state affiliates in the Conservation Voter Movement (CVM), which gives Democracy For All substantial capacity and geographic reach. Our mission is to build a more just and equitable democracy that is responsive to all people and their will to protect the planet. Nationally, Democracy For All is improving access to and trust in our democracy, so communities that our country has traditionally left out of the decision-making process can reclaim their rightful influence, resulting in a system that responds to people’s will to overcome our country’s most critical environmental challenges. Democracy For All advocates for structural democracy reform, registers and turns people out to vote, and conducts transformational community organizing.

Chispa, a program of LCV, works to ensure that Latine communities and leaders have a strong voice in the movement for climate justice and within the environmental movement and influence the environmental policies and decisions that impact our health and environment. Based in the Community & Civic Engagement department, Chispa has programs in Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Maryland, Nevada, and Texas.

Responsibilities:

  • Generate, manage, and track voter actions taken and volunteer lists for CCE programs.
  • Serve as a point of contact for state league partner organizations with questions around CCE 501(c)(3) mobilization programs, including nonpartisan voter registration and get out the vote (GOTV) data.
  • Support the Campaigns Department with state support around CCE 501(c)(4) mobilization programs, including voter registration and get out the vote (GOTV) data.
  • Assist state league partners in establishing 501(c)(3) program and targeting goals, including identifying and coordinating opportunities for program data analysis.
  • Manage state league 501(c)(3) data requests and provide data management assistance to state league partners, as needed, including nonpartisan voter registration, VAN, EveryAction, and get out the vote (GOTV) data.
  • Assist with cross-departmental data analysis, targeting, and training.
  • Manage relationships with voter file, data, analytics and technology vendors, and serve as a liaison to other organizations that LCV and LCVEF work closely with on data-related issues.
  • Establish clear vendor standards and expectations with regard to performance deliverables of the EveryAction platform and toolsets.
  • Clean data and prepare lists to upload and export into the database(s) and Civis.
  • Maintain records describing the quality and quantity of available data.
  • Create reports providing strategic insight for the CCE team about our volunteer base and voter contacts.
  • Assist in designing voter outreach and volunteer retention experiments.
  • Analyze demographic and socioeconomic trends in membership, volunteer, and voter data and recommend measures to expand stakeholder diversity.
  • Explore opportunities to import and export data into DDX across the organization.
  • Analyze racial, gender and economic justice impact of government policies and programs on organizational stakeholders and population at-large.
  • Travel up to 10% for staff retreats, training, conferences and professional development opportunities, as needed.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Work Experience: Required – 5 years or 3 election cycles of experience in data management on issue or electoral campaigns, or with organizations focused on voter contact, data management or data analytics. Must have worked in at least one data management role in a campaign setting. Expert-level experience with VAN, MiniVAN or other voter contact tools. Experience with creating and managing relational databases and strong knowledge of SQL. Experience with responding to data requests, troubleshooting problems, and providing data-driven strategic guidance to multiple internal and external stakeholders in different geographic locations. Experience with designing, delivering and organizing data skills or data management training. Experience with creating regular reports highlighting key metrics for internal and external stakeholders. Preferred – Experience with or interest in randomized-controlled experiments. Experience with how modeling is utilized in campaigns. Experience with a statistical programming language such as R, Stata, SAS or SPSS; Experience with Python or GIS.
  • Skills: Required – Strong data management and analysis skills; demonstrated ability to communicate technical findings and concepts to non-technical audiences; able to handle multiple projects simultaneously in a fast-paced environment without sacrificing quality of work; highly motivated, curious and collaborative;  Expert-level knowledge of Microsoft Office, particularly Excel. Preferred – Proficient with Catalist, Civis or other voter file platforms and campaign data management tools or CRMs.
  • Cultural Competence: Demonstrated awareness of one’s own cultural identity, views about difference, and the ability to learn and build on varying cultural and community norms. Commitment to equity and inclusion as organizational practice and culture. Understands how environmental issues intersect with racism, economic and social inequality in the U.S. and has a passion for working to dismantle these systems.
  • Working Conditions: This job operates in a professional office environment, and routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, and audiovisual systems. This position is largely sedentary, often standing or sitting for prolonged periods. Ability to work overtime with little notice; able to work hours exceeding stated office hours to get the job done during peak election season. Applicants need to be located in and legally authorized to work in the United States.

LCV offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package that includes vacation, sick and parental leave, personal days, paid holidays, health insurance (two plan options for staff to choose from), dental and vision insurance, life and disability insurance (short- and long-term), Flexible Spending Account, 401(k) retirement plan with company matching contribution, commuter benefits program, sabbatical, and student loan assistance.

To Apply: Send cover letter and resume to hr@lcv.org with “Data & Evaluation Director” in the subject line by May 19, 2024. No phone calls please.

LCV is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a racially just, equitable and inclusive workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or genetic information, or any other protected status. LCV is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities. If you require reasonable accommodation in completing this application, interviewing, completing any pre-employment testing, or otherwise participating in the employee selection process, please contact hr@lcv.org.

To apply for this job email your details to hr@lcv.org

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