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Now Hiring: Election Data Organizer

June 26, 2020

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New Era Colorado Foundation and New Era Colorado Action Fund are seeking full-time Election Data Organizers for the 2020 election cycle. The 2020 election will be one of the most important elections of our lifetime, with so much at stake and on the line. Our humanity, dignity, and the safety and well-being of our communities are on the ballot in 2020, and we envision young people as a driving force for change as members of the largest, most diverse, most progressive generation in history. Given that all of our organizing is remote at the moment, the data team is more essential than ever in moving our work forward. 

The Election Data Organizers will work with teams across the organization driving youth voter turnout in the critical 2020 election, amplifying issues including abortion rights, student debt, and police accountability, and building youth power to fight for humanity and dignity. The unique position of the data department allows you to be involved in all of the critical work New Era drives. The Election Data Organizers will support teams by managing data for phonebanks, tracking metrics, and running ongoing, day-to-day & data-driven organizing work. 

As we move closer to the election, the Election Data Organizers will manage our pledge-to-vote mailing process and quality control calls, with the possibility of additional quality control responsibilities if we return to in-person voter registration work. In the scope of your work, you’ll have the opportunity to gain skills in campaign technology, and data systems and processes. You’d be a great fit if you’re organized, problem-solve creatively, and you’re excited about how data and technology drive organizing and electoral work! 

About New Era & Our Team

New Era is the leading voice for young people in Colorado politics and one of the most effective youth civic engagement organizations in the country. We work to reinvent politics for young people, mobilizing and empowering a new generation to participate in our democracy to advance progressive change. We’ve registered over 200,000 young people to vote, and have driven record young voter turnout statewide. We organize to advance economic justice, abortion rights climate action and election access. Along the way, we’ve passed student debt relief and young voter access legislation, made two viral videos (This Is Why We Vote; Campaign for Local Power), and eaten approximately 1 million pizzas. 

We are early on a journey to embed equity and inclusion in our organization’s day-to-day and DNA, to transform into a truly anti-racist organization. For us, this means working to authentically center the experiences and leadership of young people of color in our program work; dismantling white supremacy within our organizational systems, policies and culture, and rebuilding anew; and ensuring that we have a thriving, diverse team of staff and board members advancing our mission. We expect all staff to engage personally in this work.

Our team is deeply dedicated to social change, and takes the work very seriously—just not ourselves. We’ll never miss an opportunity to get a zoomed-in screenshot of you making a weird face in a group photo (and turn it into a Slack emoji), and we hope you have an HBO login to share. We truly believe in the power of young people. Get to know us: Our website | Our Facebook | Instagram | Twitter

Department Summary

The data department at New Era runs, collects, and processes the data and technology for New Era’s various campaigns and programs. We build and manage internal data systems for our organizing, voter registration, fundraising and communications work, and work with teams to use data strategically and effectively. Data at New Era encompasses everything from voter registration data entry and management, to targeting and segmenting lists for GOTV outreach and remote organizing, to tracking metrics on our various projects. We also manage platforms for calling, texting, and voter, donor, and volunteer management. The data department works across all teams at New Era to help meet data and technology needs, and to strategize ways that data can drive our work forward. 

Job Activities: 

  • Work with the data and organizing teams to maintain our metrics tracking system that tracks our progress to goal and the effectiveness of our work
  • Work with the data and organizing team to create and manage phonebank lists so our organizers can register, educate, and turnout young voters in Colorado. During the phonebanks the data team will ensure organizers have the information and tools they need to successfully complete their shift 
  • Send peer-to-peer two-way text messages to register, educate, and turnout voters
  • Work with the data and organizing teams to strategically contact young people for New Era’s  door-to-door Get Out The Vote program
  • Regularly download, track, and clean Online Voter Registration data using Google sheets
  • Participate in our quality control program by calling voters to get feedback on their experience with our field organizers
  • Contingent on resuming in-person fieldwork: Voter registration forms collected in the field will undergo our rigorous voter registration quality control program led by the data team 

What We’re Looking For

  • Commitment to New Era’s Mission | Demonstrates enthusiasm for the mission of NEC, the issues we work on (climate, abortion rights, election access, and economic justice), and our theory of change.
  • Eager to Use Data to Organize and Drive Youth Power | Passionate about collaboratively driving our work forward with data behind the scenes across all departments at New Era  Demonstrated ability to juggle many moving parts, moving multiple projects forward and maintaining details for many different workflows and processes at once 
  • Committed to Anti-Racism | Strong personal commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, both in our work and our organization’s culture
  • Flexible & Adaptable | Demonstrated ability to work in a flexible and fast-paced environment with constantly changing circumstances, rapidly moving parts, and sometimes longer hours. Ability and willingness to work nontraditional hours, including evenings and weekends as needed, to assist our team in meeting  young people where they are and when they’re free. Flexibility and adaptability as we navigate the COVID-19 epidemic and regularly adjust our programs and plans.
  • Comfort with Tech | Welcomes learning new software, computer systems, technologies. Comfortable adapting to new technology/computer systems

Preferred, But Not Required!

  • Some familiarity with Voter Action Network (VAN)
  • Understanding of the intersection between data and equity
  • Spanish language skills

Please note: we care more about your desire to do the work than whether you have formal or informal experience. We do not require formal education experience. We encourage you to submit your application if this job excites you! 

Position Details, Compensation, and Benefits

This is a full-time, seasonal position based out of Denver, CO. We are also accepting part-time applicants. Candidates will be interviewed and hired on a rolling basis, starting in early August. Positions will end shortly after the November election. Interviews and hiring will take place on a rolling basis. 

Salary is $34,000 annualized. Healthcare (medical, vision, and dental, with 75% of the premium covered by the employer) and paid time off contingent upon length of employment. 

New Era Colorado is an equal opportunity employer. We welcome applications from all, and strongly encourage women, people of color, people with disabilities, immigrants, refugees and LGBTQ people to apply.

How to Apply

New Era Colorado collects all application materials via Google Forms. For consideration, please submit here. This position will be open until filled, and will remain on our website until then. If the posting is still up, you should still apply! No phone calls please.

COVID-19 Statement

Here at New Era Colorado, we prioritize the safety and wellbeing of our staff and our communities. Beginning in mid-March, we stepped back from our face-to-face fieldwork, and the decision of when to return will be made with safety and wellbeing as our #1 priority. While we can’t say when that will be, we know we’ll be ready for it when the time is right, so we can get back to doing what we do best: showing up for Colorado’s young people.

In the meantime, we are adjusting our tactics to meet young people where they’re at in the digital world- online voter registration, phonebanking, texting, writing letters, and more. The Election Data Organizers we hire will drive our remote civic engagement outreach forward, and we look forward to getting back to our face-to-face voter registration and turnout programs as soon as it’s safe.