The Maine Democratic Party (MDP) is seeking a Data Director to handle the day-to-day data needs of the MDP, county party organizations, state and federal campaigns, and activists. The position will work across departments and with the DNC to use data to build successful campaigns. We encourage applicants with campaign experience to apply. We are looking for a passionate, hardworking individual who is committed to electing Maine Democrats and who will make a commitment to the MDP through the 2022 election cycle.

Duties and Responsibilities (including, but not limited to):

  • Manage the timely acquisition and handling of the statewide voter file and other key datasets;
  • Day-to-day management of users and committees in Votebuilder;
  • Implementing systems for access to and data sharing within Votebuilder for all user types, including county and municipal parties and candidates for office;
  • Working with the leadership team to develop regular reporting and ad-hoc analysis, including but not limited to voter registration trends, candidate recruitment, voter contact results, predictive model validation;
  • Managing technology for day-to-day work and special events;
  • Developing and maintaining MDP’s My Campaign database;
  • Collaborating with other staff to develop and deliver training curriculum;
  • Providing timely and relevant analysis of data and fielding requests for specialized research projects, in many cases requiring rapid turnaround;
  • Tracking and disseminating analysis of voter contact results, early vote and absentee turnout, voter registration, and other data relevant to campaigns and caucuses;
  • Collecting raw political data and converting it to usable form for analysis; scrubbing and matching acquired lists back to the voter file (VoteBuilder, Catalist or offline);

Preferred Skills, Abilities, and Experience:

  • Enthusiasm for Democratic politics;
  • Strong written communication skills;
  • Knowledge of VAN/Votebuilder - bonus if you’ve ever been an administrator;
  • Strong knowledge of Excel and other Microsoft Office Software;
  • At least 1 cycle of campaign experience - bonus for electoral campaign experience;
  • Familiarity with predictive models and probabilities, and their application to voter targeting/segmentation;
  • SQL, python, or any other language efficient for manipulating and analyzing large datasets;
  • Tableau, d3, Shiny, or other data visualization languages or platforms - we encourage you to share any examples of data visualization work you may have;
  • Managing multiple priorities while maintaining a passion for accuracy and a strong attention to detail;
  • Taking initiative and providing data-oriented solutions to departments across the organization;
  • A passion to work collaboratively and respectfully together with a dynamic team to intelligently grow the capabilities of the Maine Democratic Party and elect more Democrats in the state of Maine.

The Data Director will report to the Executive Director. Salary is dependent on experience and is in the $50,000-$60,000 range. Generous benefits offered. This position can be fully remote. Candidates must have the ability to productively work in a remote workspace and have access to high speed internet.

How to Apply​:

To apply please submit a cover letter, resume, and three references to exec@mainedems.org.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy: The Maine Democratic Party is an equal opportunity employer and it is our policy to recruit, hire, train, promote and administer any and all personnel actions without regard to sex, race, age, color, creed, national origin, religion, economic status, sexual orientation, veteran status, gender identity or expression, ethnic identity or physical disability, or any other legally protected basis.