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About NGP and NGPAF:New Georgia Project (NGP) is a non-partisan, 501c3 nonprofit organization formed to register the unregistered people of color in the state of Georgia. Our work is based in registering and advocating for Georgians of color (Black, Latinos, Asian-Americans) while engaging them in the democratic process and participating in collective actions around common issue areas. Those issue areas include voting rights, quality and affordable health care, economic justice, civil rights and more. 

New Georgia Project Action Fund (NGPAF) is NGP’s non-partisan, 501c4 affiliate organization. It was formed to increase the civic participation of underrepresented and underserved communities of color. NGPAF does this by engaging in local and state political campaigns, in support of, or opposition to, ballot measures, referendums, recalls, initiatives and candidacies for local and state offices.

Position Summary: NGP and NGPAF are vibrant, independent, fast-paced, non-partisan voter registration and civic organizations that have seen explosive growth in the last twelve months and are headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia. NGP and NGPAF seek a passionate, collaborative, and innovative professional that will join the Organization during an exciting time of transformation. 

NGP and NGPAF are seeking an experienced Data Director to be part of the senior leadership team, working closely with all department leaders to develop, analyze, adjust, and execute all our programs. The ideal candidate will play a key strategic, technical and leadership role to help optimize the program. The person in this role is an adept communicator who can synthesize and articulate data for “non data” people for use in program and campaign decision making.  A successful candidate will have a solid background in data management, strategic thinking, experimentation and evaluation, knowledge of field, organizing and voter contact best practices, proven team management skills, along with the desire to run and evaluate creative, challenging and innovative campaign and organizing  programs that center and grow the voice and power of the New Georgia Majority.

Because our target communities and colleagues come from a wide range of backgrounds, applicants need to be able to thoughtfully navigate issues related to diversity, race, equity and inclusion, and bring a deep commitment to advancing these values. You’ll also need to bring a strong commitment to excellence and true collaboration, an ability to work quickly but carefully, and appreciation for/patience, and developing and growing your team members.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Guide and inform program and campaign decisions by using data on targeting, strategic communications, and paid media;
  • Develop and implement reporting systems to aid in program and campaign management and evaluation;
  • Manage, lead, and grow the data team including but not limited to: hiring, training, evaluating staff, vendors, consultants and interns
  • Coordinate and lead cross-team data discussions, managing discussions about turf and targeting as well as assisting organizational leadership in developing specific program;
  • Collaborate with data staff at allied organizations as well as other thought-leaders in the field to raise the bar of our data work and to identify and implement experiments and tests;
  • Present recommendations and analytics findings to external and internal stakeholders;
  • Identify and offer solutions for gaps in campaign tools, resources, and research (in collaboration with our Research leadership);
  • Manage multiple data pipelines and integrate various data sources;
  • Ensure Data and Targeting Department is collaborating with Program, Campaign and Vendors to ensure timely delivery of targeting and lists; 
  • Manage and lead NGP and NGPAF’s relationships with technology and data vendors, allies and co-operatives; 
  • Manage and lead NGP and NGPAF’s Voter File and Volunteer platform (EveryAction) integration, training, and assessment; and
  • Act as the in-house expert regarding research and cutting edge data and targeting practices and advise campaign directors on efficiencies.
Required Qualifications

  • 5+ years Data and Targeting experience in advocacy, electoral and/or issue organizing campaigns;
  • 3+ years experience in hiring, building and managing teams directly; 
  • Strong SQL and analytical database experience – comfort working in Amazon Redshift a plus;
  • Familiarity with voter files and organizing tools, including but not limited to VAN, EveryAction ThruTalk, ThruText and Census data;
  • Proven experience and comfort with data quality control;
  • Experience connecting data to issue, advocacy and/or candidate voter outreach programs and targets;
  • Ability to communicate complicated data and analytics reports, systems and process with a cross section of stakeholders including those with less data and targeting expertise;
  • Familiarity with database architecture and modern data workflows, particularly as they relate to campaign data; and
  • Experience managing across and collaborating with diverse teams, personalities and expectations.
Required Competencies:

  • Demonstrated ability to be flexible with changing priorities, rapid response situations, and communicate clearly about deadlines and projects; 
  • Proven interpersonal, communication, and collaboration skills with the ability to build relationships with staff at all levels;
  • Proficient at managing own work, project management, meeting deadlines and proposing alternatives when necessary;
  • Ability to work effectively under tight deadlines, self-reliant, problem solver, results-oriented, and capable of making decisions in a dynamic environment while anticipating future needs;
  • Ability to inspire confidence of others with authority, leadership skills and a collaborative work style;
  • Maintain an innovative and solutions-oriented attitude in all situations, especially during rapid growth and change;
  • Strong sense of organization and time management skills;
  • Proven ability to prioritize and deliver on tight deadlines, while remaining calm under pressure;
  • Ability to work autonomously as well as in deep collaboration; and 
  • Commitment to the mission of NGP/NGPAF.
Scope and Impact: The candidate will have a passion and commitment for NGP’s and NGPAF’s mission, history, and its work. They will understand how this role contributes to the overall mission, drawing inspiration for the position of Data Director from the community. The Data Director will be an inspiring and empathic individual of unquestioned integrity, ethics and values, treating others with respect. Additionally, this position has recurring work situations that involve having a high degree of discretion. The need for accuracy and effective utilization of accepted programs and routines is high. 
Working Conditions:The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the position.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.   

  • Primarily works in an office environment with a desk, chair, and quality lighting;
  • This role is currently hybrid. Four days in office and one day remote working on US Eastern Time, and will be based in Atlanta, GA;
  • Frequently required to sit for extended periods, reach with hands, fingers, and arms and speak and hear clearly;
  • Occasionally required to stand, walk, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl;
  • May infrequently lift and/or move up to 20 pounds;
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus; and 
  • The noise level in the work environment is typically low to moderate.
Compensation and Benefits:Salary Range: $100,000 – $110,000 and is commensurate with experience and within the parameters of the NGP and NGPAF compensation scale. Benefits include four weeks of vacation to start and access to health insurance, Dental & Vision insurance plans. Retirement match 100% of the first 3% after 6 months of employment. Critical Illness, Accidental, Cancer, Hospital Indemnity, Flexible Spending Accounting, Short Term Disability. 

Employer Sponsored: Employee Assistance Program, $15,000 in Accidental Death & Dismemberment insurance, Long Term Disability.

Limitations and Disclaimer:The above position description is meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required for the position.

All job requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health and safety of themselves or other employees.

This position description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform other job-related duties requested by their supervisor in compliance with Federal and State Laws.

Requirements are representative of minimum levels of knowledge, skills and/ or abilities. To perform this position successfully, the employee must possess the abilities or aptitudes to perform each duty proficiently.  Continued employment remains on an “at-will” basis.

NGP and NGPAF are equal opportunity employers. We value a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, and veteran status.
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