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Outreach & Data Fellows

Democracy Works
Democracy Works
Job Functions:
Data Science, Quality Assurance
Employment Types:
Full-time
Locations:
Remote; United States
Compensation:
25 – 25 USD per hour
Posted on:
08/02/2022

Location: Remote in the US

Target Start Date: August 2022 End Date: November 11, 2022

About our organization:

At Democracy Works, we help Americans vote, no matter what! Our vision is to make voting a simple, seamless experience for all Americans so that no one misses an election, and our team works to help make this happen. This includes TurboVote , the Voting Information Project (VIP), How To Vote, and Ballot Scout. Alongside the CAA foundation, we co-founded the Civic Alliance. Democracy Works is committed to diversity and inclusion in everything we do and aspires to have a team that's representative of the voters we serve.

The impact you’ll make:

Our Data and Outreach team coordinates with state election offices to publish nationally-standardized information about where and how to vote—data that powers everything from Google’s polling place search to our text message and email reminders to TurboVote users. The Seasonal Data and Outreach Fellows will work with the team for the 2022 election cycle, assisting with collecting, cleaning, and ensuring the accuracy of a nation’s worth of election data.

Salary Range: $25/hour

  • Level: Entry
  • Supervisory role: N
  • Classification: Seasonal, full time, hourly

As a Data and Outreach Fellow, you will:

  • Conduct phone and email outreach to local election administrators to get accurate, up-to-date information on elections
  • Compile the election information into a detailed spreadsheet
  • Perform quality assurance checks on the information to assure accuracy and completeness of the data
  • Research partner and user-reported errors
  • Assist the team with other tasks, as they arise

You may also have the opportunity to:

  • Work with Democracy Works technical staff to collect and organize elections data from state and local election offices
  • Assist with standardizing & cleaning datasets in spreadsheets or tabular formats

You are:

  • Extremely attentive to details
  • Proficient at working with data
  • Excellent at communicating, particularly by telephone
  • Able to organize non-centralized, non-standard information into a coherent format
  • Knowledgeable on a basic level of American politics, elections, and/or election administration
  • Skilled at managing competing priorities
  • Happy to pitch in wherever help is needed

You have experience:

  • Conducting concise, clear phone and email outreach with a specific ask
  • Communicating across different areas of expertise and working in teams
  • Working on tight deadlines and quickly turning around deliverables
  • Working with Microsoft Excel, Google Sheets, or other data management software
  • Working remotely as part of a distributed team

How we work

Because elections take place everywhere, our employees work from practically every state in the union. We embrace working remotely as the default. Our positions require regular, daily use of a computer (including the use of G-Suite and Slack) to conduct work and communicate with colleagues. We also have regular operating hours (10 am to 6 pm Eastern, Monday to Friday).

For those who prefer to work from an office, we are headquartered in Brooklyn, NY, and we provide support for co-working spaces around the country. We are happy to share more details about the office, including accessibility information, as on-site visits are planned.

To Apply

Please attach your resume and answers to the following questions:

  • How did you find this job listing?
  • Why are you interested in this role and working at Democracy Works?
  • Share a time when you demonstrated a commitment to the value of diversity and inclusion.
  • Briefly describe your experience working with data.
  • Briefly describe your level of comfort working with Microsoft Excel/Google Sheets
  • This role will involve making unplanned phone calls to government officials. Is this something you’d be comfortable doing?
  • Are you authorized to work lawfully in the United States for Democracy Works?

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) in Hiring

Democracy Works is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against applicants based on race, religion, color, disability, medical condition, legally protected genetic information, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, gender identity or expression, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions), age, veteran status or other legally protected characteristics.

As part of our application, you’ll see an optional form used to collect U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) demographic information. Please note the categories used in this survey are set by the EEOC and may not reflect all existing categories.The data collected in this form is anonymized and is used in our EEOC reporting and in ongoing assessment of our recruitment practices.

Democracy Works follows the I-9 requirements of the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. Immigration sponsorship is not available for this position, and you must possess your own work authorization in the U.S. now and in the future to continue working in this position.

Please reach out to hr@democracy.works if you have any questions about our process or if you need an accommodation for a medical condition during the hiring process.

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