Overview

<p><span style=”color: #222222;font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size: small”>Forward Together is looking for a data strategist to strengthen our data programs, including data-driven field.  We seek a high-performing individual committed to harnessing data to support power building in multiple states. Your job will be to help us apply and synthesize what we learn about our communities to inform effective campaigns for action. This is a unique opportunity to be a strategic partner at one of the leading organizations in the country advancing change at the intersection of race, gender and sexuality.  </span><br style=”color: #222222;font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size: small” /><br style=”color: #222222;font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size: small” /><span style=”color: #222222;font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size: small”>This position will work primarily with our state based field staff in New Mexico and Oregon and be the central data strategist that drives Forward Togethers’s campaigns and programs. This position will be responsible for building and implementing sophisticated targeting programs for our on-the-ground work in NM and OR, as well as for both our online efforts. There will be a strong focus on key states for civic and electoral engagement, visualizing data and analytics, learning from historic and contemporary data, and managing Forward Together’s voter outreach data. The position will also require your own deep and direct engagement with data. Successful candidates will have both analytic skills and also experience in project management to turn analysis into action.</span><br style=”color: #222222;font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size: small” /><br style=”color: #222222;font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size: small” /><span style=”color: #222222;font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size: small”>Internally, the Data Strategist will be part of a Data Team comprised of our IT Manager and Digital Strategist to align the data needs of the whole organization, build integrated systems, and ensure data fidelity.</span><br style=”color: #222222;font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size: small” /><br style=”color: #222222;font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size: small” /><span style=”color: #222222;font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size: small”>You’re perfect for this position if…</span></p><ul style=”color: #222222;font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size: small”><li style=”margin-left: 15px”>You love field data.</li><li style=”margin-left: 15px”>You love telling stories through data.</li><li style=”margin-left: 15px”>You are results-oriented.</li><li style=”margin-left: 15px”>You enjoy the process of thinking strategically.</li><li style=”margin-left: 15px”>You thrive on change, innovation and risk-taking.</li><li style=”margin-left: 15px”>You excel at making data accessible to people.</li><li style=”margin-left: 15px”>You embrace the power of a team.</li><li style=”margin-left: 15px”>You are organized, good with systems, detail-oriented and have impeccable follow-through.</li><li style=”margin-left: 15px”> </li><li style=”margin-left: 15px”>Responsibilities</li></ul><p><br style=”color: #222222;font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size: small” /><span style=”color: #222222;font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size: small”>The Data Strategist will create and implement best practices for our field data collection efforts, conduct insightful data analysis, lead targeting efforts, and develop reports and dashboards that surface key learnings.</span><br style=”color: #222222;font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size: small” /><br style=”color: #222222;font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size: small” /><strong style=”color: #222222;font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size: small”>Key Responsibilities:</strong><br style=”color: #222222;font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size: small” /><span style=”color: #222222;font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size: small”>Support the development of a data-driven culture that ensures our field decisions are informed by the best data available</span><br style=”color: #222222;font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size: small” /><span style=”color: #222222;font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size: small”>Work closely with staff in New Mexico and Oregon on field campaigns including tactics and strategies to engage our base and pressure decision makers</span><br style=”color: #222222;font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size: small” /><span style=”color: #222222;font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size: small”>Create analysis and reports that provide key insights, trends and recommendations for Forward Together field programs</span><br style=”color: #222222;font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size: small” /><span style=”color: #222222;font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size: small”>Advance data experiments to measure our impact</span><br style=”color: #222222;font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size: small” /><span style=”color: #222222;font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size: small”>Responsible for the integration of core data sources – including our CRM, voter file, and SMS tools – are working well together and being used to their best advantage</span><br style=”color: #222222;font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size: small” /><span style=”color: #222222;font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size: small”>Extract, clean, validate, analyze, and report on field data</span><br style=”color: #222222;font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size: small” /><span style=”color: #222222;font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size: small”>Create and run queries and reports (regular and as needed)</span><br style=”color: #222222;font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size: small” /><span style=”color: #222222;font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size: small”>Create and present graphs, charts, dashboards and other visuals</span><br style=”color: #222222;font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size: small” /><span style=”color: #222222;font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size: small”>Serve as a primary CRM expert</span><br style=”color: #222222;font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size: small” /><span style=”color: #222222;font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size: small”>Participate in FT Data Team from field perspective, helping to align FTs data culture, training, and practice with other members of the Data Team.</span><br style=”color: #222222;font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size: small” /><span style=”color: #222222;font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size: small”>Lead Voterfile analysis, including segmentation and targeting for Field programs</span><br style=”color: #222222;font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size: small” /><span style=”color: #222222;font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size: small”>Diagnose and troubleshoot database issues.</span><br style=”color: #222222;font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size: small” /><br style=”color: #222222;font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size: small” /><strong style=”color: #222222;font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size: small”>Qualifications<br /></strong><span style=”color: #222222;font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size: small”>Minimum of 3 -5 years experience preferred in data management and analysis in campaign or field building context.</span><br style=”color: #222222;font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size: small” /><span style=”color: #222222;font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size: small”>Ability to use database and stats package tools required to effectively analyze data (Excel, SQL, or Python are fine, we don’t care what your preferred stats approach is as long as it efficiently gets the job done)</span><br style=”color: #222222;font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size: small” /><span style=”color: #222222;font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size: small”>Proficiency with EveryAction (or similar CRMs) and NGP VAN.</span><br style=”color: #222222;font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size: small” /><span style=”color: #222222;font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size: small”>Experience as a VAN and/or EveryAction administrator</span><br style=”color: #222222;font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size: small” /><span style=”color: #222222;font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size: small”>Excellent verbal and written communication skills.</span><br style=”color: #222222;font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size: small” /><span style=”color: #222222;font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size: small”>Easily learns new tools, technologies and trends related to CRMs, Voterfile and other data analysis.</span><br style=”color: #222222;font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size: small” /><span style=”color: #222222;font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size: small”>Awareness of emerging data best practices and trends in experimentation and analysis</span><br style=”color: #222222;font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size: small” /><span style=”color: #222222;font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size: small”>Comfortable training organizers in data collection processes.</span><br style=”color: #222222;font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size: small” /><span style=”color: #222222;font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size: small”>Excellent organizational, problem-solving, and analytical skills.</span><br style=”color: #222222;font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size: small” /><span style=”color: #222222;font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size: small”>Ability to work well in teams and use direct communication to express needs and priorities.</span><br style=”color: #222222;font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size: small” /><span style=”color: #222222;font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size: small”>Highly organized and systematic, with excellent time and project management skills and the ability to juggle competing priorities and deadlines.</span><br style=”color: #222222;font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size: small” /><span style=”color: #222222;font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size: small”>Proficiency with Microsoft Office, web browsers, Gmail Google Calendar</span><br style=”color: #222222;font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size: small” /><span style=”color: #222222;font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size: small”>A willingness to learn through trial and error.</span><br style=”color: #222222;font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size: small” /><span style=”color: #222222;font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size: small”>Flexible and comfortable in a fast-paced environment with shifting priorities.</span><br style=”color: #222222;font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size: small” /><span style=”color: #222222;font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size: small”>Strong commitment to social justice.</span><br style=”color: #222222;font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size: small” /><br style=”color: #222222;font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size: small” /><span style=”color: #222222;font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size: small”>People of color, queer, transgender, gender nonconforming people and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. EOE.</span><br style=”color: #222222;font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size: small” /><br style=”color: #222222;font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size: small” /><strong style=”color: #222222;font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size: small”>To Apply<br /></strong><span style=”color: #222222;font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size: small”>Please send cover letter, resume, and 3 references to: </span><a style=”color: #1155cc;font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size: small” href=”mailto:data-strategist@forwardtogether.org” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>data-strategist@forwardtogether.org</a><span style=”color: #222222;font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size: small”> with the subject line “Data Strategist”.</span></p>

About Forward Together

Forward Together is a multiracial organization who builds the power of women and non-binary people of color and Indigenous people. Our bold and innovative campaigns move policy and change conditions so that all families can thrive. In our action sites in New Mexico and Oregon, Forward Together is building power to win policies around healthcare access, recognizing families of all kinds, and building safe communities. We also lead Strong Families, the largest national network working to secure rights, win recognition and uplift the voices of all families. While working to create a better future for all families, we are also committed to building an organization that values relationships, recognizes the strengths of each staff member and nurtures a new generation of leaders. Find out more about us at forwardtogether.org.