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Latino Political Innovation Zones Data Manager

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Latino Political Innovation Zones Data Manager

location

United States remote-text

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Contract

date

06/10/2022

LATINO POLITICAL INNOVATION ZONES DATA MANAGER
(Contract/Remote)


ABOUT

Equis is working to: create a better understanding of Latino communities, invest in innovative approaches to reach and engage them, and uplift the Latinx leaders of tomorrow who will implement and carry forward this important work. Since 2019, we have served as a hub of Latino polling, qualitative insights, and data, with analysis based on over 40,000 interviews, focus groups, online journals, ethnographies, and vote simulations.  Equis is a leader in digital innovation, focused on message testing and experiments, anti-disinformation tracking, and digital capacity-building for grassroots groups. Equis is also committed to developing Latino leaders across the progressive space, serving as a convener of organizations and individuals leading Latinx-focused programs.

THE OPPORTUNITY

Heading into the 2022 cycle, Equis is building a project called the Latino Political Innovation Zones to test whether a directed investment to increase engagement and attention to Latino voters can significantly increase Latino turnout in small to mid-sized, high-density, low-participation Latinx communities. After a rigorous data-driven process, three geographic zones have been identified as “underperforming” areas. Equis intends to measure two key outcomes during the 2022 midterm elections: (1) Latino turnout, measured as the percentage of Latino voters who participate in the election out of the total number of voting-age Latinos; and (2) performance of Democratic candidates, measured as the vote share of Democrats in each local race. Through rigorous testing, on the ground partnerships, and scale, Equis seeks to establish best practices to win the Latino vote.

POSITION SUMMARY

Reporting to the Latino Political Innovation Zones National Campaign Director, Equis is seeking a Latino Political Innovation Zones Data Manager to manage technology, tools, and data systems to meet programmatic goals and help build Latinx political power through targeted political programs in Latino-dense counties in and around Fresno, California, Las Cruces, New Mexico, and Midland and Odessa, Texas for the 2022 elections. The Data Manager will work closely with local partner organizations and organizers, Equis’ national database and targeting team, and other field staff. 

This position is a seasonal role based on a cycle that will conclude on December 31, 2022.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Administer voter outreach data and tools for all three states: Work with partners, vendors, consultants, and others for the acquisition, enhancement, manipulation, and management of voter data, including but not limited to the Voter Activation Network (VAN), and/or Political Data Intelligence (PDI), peer-to-peer texting tools, automated dialers, and direct mail
  • Training and education: Help educate and teach campaign staff and partners on how to use the above campaign tools, including VAN, MiniVAN, and PDI
  • Reporting and analysis: Do quality assurance to ensure best practices for voter contact data management and reporting to help inform decision makers, and advise on program decisions
  • Support: Be the first person that canvass leads and field directors across the three programs turn to with ad-hoc requests, turf cutting help, tech troubleshooting, and early program analysis

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Past experience working with the voter files, including the VAN, and/or PDI and campaign data
  • Knowledge and experience of principles and skills involved in organizing, campaign planning and implementation
  • Working knowledge and experience with campaign-related data work including specific proficiencies in Excel, Google Sheets, and voter outreach tools
  • Demonstrated analytical creativity, problem-solving abilities, and campaign data experience. The ability to convey technical information to non-technical audiences
  • The ability to be nimble: to switch between different projects, different types of data, and come up with creative solutions to complex data issues
  • Unending curiosity, a love of solving puzzles, and a knack for tweaking methods to get better outcomes
  • Impeccable attention to detail
  • Strong interpersonal skills and a professional approach to communicating with partners, team members, and vendors

While prior experience working with data on Latinos, specifically, is not necessary, our ideal candidate will have cultural fluency and a demonstrated awareness for racial and ethnic bias in data collection and analysis.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Prolonged periods of sitting at a desk and working on a computer.
  • Must be able to lift up to 15 pounds at times.

COMPENSATION 

This is fully remote (USA only). Competitive rate ranging from $6,000-$7,500 per month. The rate offered to the selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as budget availability and commensurate with the selected candidates’ experience. 

HOW TO APPLY

Please submit your resume and cover letter  via our career page.

Equis is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or any other status protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws. Equis is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If you need reasonable accommodation because of a disability for any part of the recruitment process, please email hr (at) equislabs (dot) us.