The Democratic National Committee (DNC) Tech team is a small, diverse team that provides the technology used by candidates and organizers in all 50 states and all 3,413 counties across the United States to analyze data, organize campaigns, raise money, and get out the vote on election day.
But there’s more to do. So we’re hiring product managers, engineers, researchers, designers, security experts, IT professionals, and data scientists who can use user-centered design and rapid iteration to develop a rich technology ecosystem for progressives—building tools ourselves as well as partnering with other companies and organizations.
The Data Community Director will run a team that services members of the community and facilitates a feedback loop between our community and the DNC Tech team as a whole. Major (but not exhaustive) areas of work include collaborating on training materials, regularly communicating with the community as a whole, developing and executing long-term plans for providing services and support to campaigns for upcoming cycles, ensuring inbound Tech-Data queries are responded to quickly, front-line troubleshooting, and representing the needs of the community to the greater DNC Tech team.
- Be on the front lines ensuring we are delivering impactful solutions to the field: gaining access to our suite of tools and product should be fast and painless, monitor reporting to ensure we are responding to queries and troubleshooting quickly, report out on the inbound query topic patterns, etc.
- Ensuring our tools and product are well documented and utilized.
- Leading communication with all stakeholders about tools, services, support, training, etc from the DNC Tech Team.
- Developing comprehensive training program for all relevant party stakeholders to ensure effective and efficient use of the party’s all tools, data, services, and technology.
- Developing and executing long-term plans for each upcoming political cycle to communicate and ensure proper levels of service and support for all candidates and stakeholders.
- Serves as a leader within the larger DNC Tech team (including, but not limited to Data Science, Analysis, Engineering, etc) to determine: when to develop new systems/processes/tools (including proper scope and end-user needs) and how and when to revise or adjust current systems/processes/tools.
- A talent for communicating technical concepts to both technical and non-technical audiences;
- A vision for how community responsiveness, coupled with resources such as tools or product, provide decisive edges in the field;
- An ability to remain focused and effective in a fast-paced environment, with multiple competing priorities;
- A passion for documentation and knowledge sharing: members of the community should be able to learn from each other and avoid repeating mistakes.
- Ability to understand and deploy systems that are managed across multiple parts of a team
- Previous experience managing people;
- Familiarity with the overall data/tech tools (Vertica, SQL, VAN, Tableau, etc.), services, and support provided by the party to stakeholders;
- A former organizer or volunteer;
- A desire to collaborate and work closely with cross-functional partners;
- A natural curiosity and humility to the way you approach your work;
- A desire to change politics for the better, support the Democratic Party, and secure the future of our country.
This is a senior role and you can work either out of one of our existing offices—currently Washington, DC and NYC with a concentration of folks building in the San Francisco Bay Area—or remotely from wherever you are. We don’t require previous experience in politics. If you are coming from industry, however, be aware that some things are different in the world of politics: while we’ve done some budget hacking so we can be competitive when it comes to salaries we know we can’t beat Google or Facebook. On the other hand, you might legit help save the world.
The Democratic National Committee (DNC), is committed to diversity among its staff, and recognizes that its continued success requires the highest commitment to obtaining and retaining a diverse staff that provides the best quality services to supporters and constituents. The DNC 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 disability, or any other legally protected basis. The DNC is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities in the hiring process and on the job, as required by applicable law. The DNC will not tolerate any unlawful discrimination and any such conduct is strictly prohibited.