Deputy Data Director of Experimentation

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Website TurnoutPAC Progressive Turnout Project

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Deputy Data Director of Experimentation

Position: Deputy Data Director of Experimentation

Location: Chicago, Illinois or remote

Salary:  $72,800 – 93,600/yr

Start Date: Immediately

End Date: 11/30/2022


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 (PTP) seeks applicants for the Deputy Data Director of Experimentation role for the 2022 election cycle who have experience and interest in executing experiments and developing advanced targeting. This position will be based out of our Chicago, IL, headquarters, with remote options available.



The Deputy Data Director is responsible for developing target universes and their segments for various field tactics, under the supervision of the Data & Analytics Director. In addition, the Deputy Data Director will manage the creation, execution, and analysis of various experiments. This includes, but is not limited to, experiment design, creating treatment and control groups, and measuring effect. The duties of this position are subject to modification in response to program or organizational needs.



This position is eligible for benefits, including employer-sponsored health, dental, and vision insurance, FSA, 401(k), student loan repayment assistance, public transportation stipend, paid time off, and paid holidays.



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



Create sophisticated models for targeting various segments of the broader universe
Monitor and make adjustments to targeting as universes shift
Design and execute detailed experiments, including randomized control trials
Clean and synthesize data sets
Monitor progress and quality-control on experiment execution
Track and analyze findings from experiments and program work throughout cycle
Manage and further develop relationships with relevant research institutions
Stay apprised of the latest research and tactics in the progressive field space
The responsibilities listed are a general overview of the position and additional duties may be assigned
Qualifications (You will be a good fit if):

You have led experiment design and execution in a professional or academic setting
You understand best practices in determining treatment and control group size
You are comfortable manipulating large data sets
You maintain a high-level knowledge in Statistics
You are proficient in SQL, or have other query experience
You have experience using VAN, especially as an administrator
You are experienced in writing reports and have strong technical writing abilities
You are proficient in Excel/Google Sheets at an advanced level
You have experience working in the progressive political data space
You thrive in a fast-paced, oft-shifting environment and are comfortable reacting quickly and effectively to changing needs
You consistently deliver solutions in a creative and imaginative manner while setting a standard for others
Learn and apply our organizational values to foster a strong culture based on trust and mutual respect
Preferred Qualifications (Not Required):

You have experience with Civis, specifically Platform
You are experienced using Python, R, or another programming language for manipulating data and scientific use
You hold a degree in statistics, mathematics, or a research-focused social science





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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