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Finance Intern

The Vermont Democratic Party seeks a Data Director to handle the day-to-day data needs of the state party, state and federal campaigns, party organizations, and grassroots partners. The Data Director will join a growing team as the party prepares for an ambitious town and county organizing drive. They’ll bring a data-informed lens to the party’s year-round messaging, fundraising, and party-building efforts. And they’ll work with campaigns up and down the ballot to design and execute data-driven programs that move votes and win elections next year.

An ideal candidate will be prepared to work with campaigns large and small, quick to adapt to new projects or challenges, and excited to match the DNC’s world-class data science products and the VDP’s historical records to the day-to-day needs of campaigns on the ground.
 

Key Responsibilities
  • Manage the state party’s voter file and related datasets (e.g. early vote reports)

  • Adapt DNC analytics and data tools to the needs of campaigns and staff

  • Train volunteers and staff and help campaigns use VAN/Votebuilder effectively

  • Set up and support campaign tools (phone services, SMS providers, digital organizing platforms, etc.) and integrations with voter file data

  • Ensure party and campaign outreach is tracked and data is processed appropriately

  • Build data reports, dashboards, and visualizations to track and guide campaign efforts

  • Present research and data to inform campaign decisions and long-term party planning

  • Other duties as assigned

 

Qualifications and Key Skills
Must have
  • Strong Excel/Google Sheets skills

  • Electoral campaign experience

  • Strong knowledge of VAN/Votebuilder (bonus if you’ve been a VAN admin)

Preferred
  • Proficient in SQL/relational databases (bonus if you’ve worked with Google BigQuery)

  • Experience training volunteers and staff with varying levels of experience

  • Familiarity with probability, models, and principles of voter targeting

  • Experience creating visuals in Google Data Studio, Tableau, QGIS, or a similar program

Nice to have
  • Experience with R, Python, or another language suitable for data analysis

  • Exposure to campaign tech (phone/text services, organizing tools, fundraising platforms)

  • Experience working with immigrant, BIPOC, and/or rural communities

  • Coursework in statistics or programming or exposure to these tools in a research setting

 

Location

Remote work is currently an option, and fully remote is available by request. The duration of remote work arrangements can be flexible for any candidate who wishes to relocate.
 

Benefits 

The salary range for this position is $45,000-$50,000 based on experience and qualifications. Benefits include fully paid-for health, dental, and vision insurance, travel reimbursement, a cell phone stipend, and accrued paid vacation. This position is part of a bargaining unit represented by the United Steelworkers.


Application Guidelines:

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to Jim Dandeneau, VDP Executive Director, at jdandeneau@vtdemocrats.org.