Analytics Director

Data · Atlanta, Georgia
Department Data
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Experienced

Analytics Director

 

We are looking for emerging leaders who are passionate about strengthening capacity in local communities to sustain powerful grassroots movements for social change at the local, state, and federal levels!

 

About Black Voters Matter (BVM):

Our goal is to increase power in marginalized, predominantly Black communities. We agree with the words of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. when he said, “Power at its best is love implementing the demands of justice, and justice at its best is power correcting everything that stands against love.” We operate with the following 5 core beliefs:

  1. The key to effective civic engagement and community power is understanding, respecting and supporting local infrastructure.
  2. Black voters matter not only on election day, but on all 365 days of the year. This means we must support individuals and organizations that are striving to obtain social justice throughout the year.
  3. Black voters matter *everywhere*, including rural counties and smaller cities/towns that are often ignored by candidates, elected officials, political parties and the media.
  4. In order for Black voters to matter, we must utilize authentic messaging which speaks to our issues, connects with our hopes and affirms our humanity.
  5. The leadership, talent and commitment demonstrated by Black women in particular must receive recognition and, more importantly, *investment* in order to flourish and multiply.

 

POWER


At BVM, we often explain to friends and stakeholders that we are NOT an electoral organization. We are first and foremost, a power building organization, and while we firmly believe that voting and electoral organizing is one way to build power, it is by no means the only way. Within the space of electoral organizing, we do not measure our success on electoral “wins”. We take this position not only because of our status as a 501c4 organization, but because philosophically we strongly believe that in order to truly build power, we must begin to redefine what a “win” is. The traditional approach of defining wins based on whether a particular person has won a certain office is far too limited given the obstacles that our communities face. Instead, we believe in centering a community-defined agenda and the process by which a community seeks to implement that agenda. With this in mind, we seek increase the capacity of community-based organizations working on a wide range of issues: from mass incarceration to gentrification, from health care to education and more.

Intersection of Political and Economic Power

We believe that independent political power requires independent economic power, and we are sensitive to the many forms of economic coercion which often discourage community members from fully participating in civic life. We also believe that political victories that lack a strong economic base are simply not sustainable. As we explore the intersection of political and economic power, we strive to uplift economic models and policies which support the equitable distribution of wealth rather than deepening economic disparities.

 

MOVEMENT BUILDING

Relational Organizing and What’s Left After Election Day

An important aspect of BVM’s core beliefs (mentioned above) is an approach that emphasizes relational organizing. We prioritize local infrastructure because we know existing organizations have authentic relationships with community members in general, and voters more specifically. While some experts look at communities critically for lacking infrastructure, our approach is that relationships are infrastructure. For these reasons, BVM seeks to intentionally build on existing relationships via our door-to-door canvassing, texting, phone banking, social media, and radio messaging.

Similarly, while organizational relationships are important, so are the relationships that each community member has with other friends and family members. We regularly incorporate efforts to have each person contacted to reach five other friends/family, and to then ask those five contacts to each reach five more. Our emphasis on relational organizing and local organizations has several long-term effects. First, by investing in local organizations instead of working around them, we build capacity, introduce tools, and connect them with partners (national, state, and other counties) in ways that benefit their ongoing work throughout the year. Second, by enabling local organization to hire local canvassers themselves (rather than simply extracting their local knowledge to hire through outside organizations), we strengthen their relationships with community members rather than undermining those relationships. And third, using a relational organizing approach inherently poses greater potential for accountability, compared with the results of a transactional process.

 

Position Description:

 

The Analytics Director will manage a team in charge of training, administering tools, onboarding, and sharing best practices with the field team and partner organizations. The Analytics Director will use research and data to measure outcomes and develop new insights. This position will work primarily with the field team to build and develop data standards and create and analyze reports. This role will also identify research questions and design and analyze field experiments to improve the efficacy and efficiency of BVM’s programs.

 

Principal Responsibilities:

 

  • Lead, develop and implement national, state, and local focused data analysis, which identifies BVM voters, evaluates and identifies issues that are motivating BVM targeted voters, and identifies underserved or under-resourced communities.
  • Advise Senior Leadership, Board of Directors, Field team, and external stakeholders on election on statistical implications of election turn out.
  • Lead data presentation development. Must be comfortable developing district profiles, landscape memos, slide show presentations, and other documents to communicate data analysis or projections with key stakeholders.
  • Strategic planning assistance: support coalition partners through the development of campaign plans (electoral, redistricting, voting rights, and issue campaigns) and provide technical assistance.
  • Produce clear and concise impact reports.
  • Develop and deliver training for data tools and best practices for BVM partners.
  • Create and implement voter databases and ensure that BVM’s internal database is up to date.
  • On a regular basis, ensures that BVM field team has current and relevant walk and phone banking lists.
  • Supervising and manage a data and analytics team.

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • At least five years of experience in data analytics, data consulting, or similar quantitative roles, including at least one with supervisory responsibilities.
  • Experience in drawing out strategic decisions from imperfect data and translating them into actionable insights for stakeholders and audiences of varying backgrounds.
  • Proficiency with the NGP/VAN platform with experience as a VAN administrator managing user profiles, scripts, creating targets, and utilizing and interpreting scores.
  • Fluency in Power BI, Google Data Studio, Tableau, or other data visualization platforms.
  • Fluency in SQL, Microsoft Access, R, Python and/or C-Suite (C, C+, C++) languages.
  • Experience in building clear visualizations and understanding the landscape of visualization tools.
  • A strong understanding of the foundations of statistics and modeling (distributions, parameter estimation, confidence intervals, and tests, etc.).
  • Experience in the creation, development, implementation, and the result analysis of experiments.
  • Ability to quickly learn new software, skills, and/or languages to be used for the implementation of BVM program.
  • Strong attention to detail and comfort working in a fast-paced office environment.

 

This position reports to: Executive Director

 

Travel Requirements: Ability and willingness to travel approximately 20% of the time. Valid driver’s license and available vehicle.

 

Salary & benefits: Commensurate with experience, plus unlimited PTO, medical, dental, vision, short-term disability, long-term disability, and $25,000 life insurance benefit.

 

This position also supports BVM Capacity Building Institute (BVM), an affiliated 501(c)(3) organization. While motivated by the same core values – power building, equity and justice – BVM and BVMF operate independently of one another and each organization has its own board of directors.

 

BVM is an equal opportunity employer. BVM prohibits unlawful discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment based on race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, age, national origin, genetic characteristics, disability, status as a special disabled veteran or veteran, marital status, sexual orientation, sexual identity or any other basis prohibited by law.


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  • Location
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Department
    Data
  • Employment Type
    Full-Time
  • Minimum Experience
    Experienced