Data and Analytics Director

  • Full Time
  • Anywhere

Website TurnoutPAC Progressive Turnout Project

PTP is the largest voter contact organization in the USA!

Data and Analytics Director

Position: Data and Analytics Director

Location: Chicago, Illinois or remote

Salary:  $95,000 – $114,000/year

Start Date: 12/01/2021 (Flexible)


About Progressive Turnout Project:

Progressive Turnout Project (PTP) is the largest voter contact organization in the country. Our mission: Get Democrats to vote. We design, test, and execute specialized voter turnout programs targeting inconsistent Democratic voters in the most competitive elections up and down the ballot. Since 2015, our trained Field staff, Fellows, and volunteers have made more than 59 million voter contact attempts across 39 states. PTP is grassroots funded, with more than 2.2 million unique donors and an average contribution of $17.39.



Position Summary:

Progressive Turnout Project seeks a Data and Analytics Director passionate about using data and technology to enact political change. We use research and data to inform everything we do, and this position will lead our experimental work. We’re looking for a creative problem solver to help us measure outcomes, develop new insights, and ultimately achieve greater success.


This position has a dual Data and Analytics focus. On the Data side, you will work primarily with our field team to build universes, develop data standards, and build and analyze reports. In your Analytics capacity, you will identify research questions and then design and analyze field experiments to improve the efficacy and efficiency of our programs.


The Data and Analytics Director will lead all departmental operations and staff, including hiring and supervising Deputy Data Directors, and a team of State Data Managers.


This is a full-time paid position based in Chicago, Illinois or remotely, reporting to the Chief Operating Officer. Compensation offered will be commensurate with experience. This position is eligible for benefits, including employer-sponsored health, dental, and vision insurance, FSA, 401(k), student loan repayment assistance, public transportation stipend (for HQ-based staff), paid time off, and paid holidays.


There are no formal education requirements for this position. People of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.


Data Responsibilities:


Lead all voter targeting, universe design, and data analysis and reporting in PTP-targeted districts across the nation
Work with leadership to identify, define, and track priority metrics
Produce clear and concise reports for a range of partners
Collaborate with Field staff to develop PTP data standards, manage their implementation, and ensure data integrity
Analytics Responsibilities:


Lead the design, implementation, and analysis of PTP field experiments
Report on our experimental findings to share with the progressive community
Maintain relationships with new and existing academic and research partners
Tech Responsibilities:


Implement reporting tools to improve our work in a variety of areas
Explore new tools to enhance our field, finance, and digital outreach efforts
Management Responsibilities:


Hire, train, and manage the Data team, including assisting the Deputy Data Director of Technology in hiring in-state Data staff
Build and lead a growing team: assess needs and skills, appropriately distribute assignments and workload, and lead individual and group professional development
Required Qualifications (You will be a good fit if):

You are committed to establishing a culture of community and respect in the workplace, and contributing to the development of best practices
You can quickly learn new skills and tools
You have worked with VAN many times, likely with Admin experience
You have worked with Civis
You’re good with Excel/Google Docs and know a good report when you see it
You have at least some knowledge of SQL or experience building queries through Tableau, Google Data Studio, or similar
You have strong writing skills, particularly when communicating technical or statistical concepts
You’re passionate about electing Democrats to public office and contributing knowledge to the progressive community
You have prior management and/or leadership experience
You have Field experience or equivalent organizing experience that has contributed to advanced knowledge within Field work and basic knowledge across all related political/campaign areas
Preferred Qualifications (Not Required):

You have used R or Python, understand statistics, have experimented with APIs, made a few maps, Git everything, or have worked with digital analytics
You have experience with GIS and mapping
You’re comfortable learning, assessing, deploying, and training on tech tools





Progressive Turnout Project is committed to building a staff that reflects the diverse communities that make up our country and the progressive movement. PTP is an Equal Opportunity Employer and it is PTP’s policy to recruit, hire, train, promote, and administer any and all personnel actions without regard to age, color, creed, disability, economic status, ethnic identity, gender identity, national origin race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veterans status, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

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