UPDATE: As of 8/1/2016, we are no longer accepting new applications to this posting. Thank you for your interest!
At Democracy Works, we believe that voting should fit the way we live. To that end, we build and maintain several datasets of election information so every voter can know when and where to vote. This data powers everything from Google’s Civic Information API to our own text and email reminders to TurboVote users.
As the November presidential election approaches, we’re recruiting a short-term project lead to coordinate data fellows, outreach staff, and Democracy Workers to collect, parse, and assure the quality of a nation’s work of election data by November. This is a full-time, paid position running from immediately/the start of August through just after Election Day.
As a project lead for Democracy Works, you’ll:
Support a dataset that has served millions (and tens of millions) of voters since 2008
Organize, prioritize, and track the progress of the project from data collection through parsing, quality assurance, and publication.
Draft communications (emails, phone scripts) and contact election offices
Provide project updates to fellows, Democracy Workers, and external stakeholders
Coordinate the work of outreach fellows, data fellows, and Democracy Works staff
Obsessively attentive to detail
Creative, in the way that recognizes the artistry of a well-color-coded spreadsheet or Gantt chart
Capable of staying focused in a high-energy environment
Outgoing, whether making new friends over the phone or collaborating with a tight-knit team
You have experience:
Managing projects with tight deadlines
(Preferably) in politics or government
Working on highly collaborative teams
This is a full-time, competitively-paid position running through the week of the election. We’re based in Brooklyn, NY and strongly prefer fellows to join us in the Brooklyn office.
To apply, send a resume and pithy introduction to Katy and Carmen at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject “Will organize for democracy.”
We are inspired by the idea of building an awesome and truly diverse team, so we strongly encourage applicants of all races, colors, political party associations, religions (or lack thereof), national origins, sexual orientations, genders, sexes, ages, abilities, and branches of military service. Feel free to contact email@example.com if you have any questions about our commitment to diversity or about general hiring practices.