Data Specialist

Washington, DC


  • Provide data, targeting, and technological guidance and support for organizing, issue, and/or electoral campaigns.
  • Administer, support, and train users on organizing and engagement systems.
  • Use tools and techniques to conduct targeting, analysis, and reporting for organizing, issue, and/or electoral campaigns.
  • Assist staff and affiliates in developing strategies, data processes, and reporting to accurately measure progress toward organizing goals.
  • Provide data driven strategic guidance on best tactics and tools to achieve goals to leadership.
  • Create and/or maintain internal databases, including manipulation of voter, membership, volunteer, and other person level data.
  • Work with internal and external staff to establish best practices and standards for data collection, acquisition, and preservation.
  • Work across departments and with vendors to integrate the flow of information across organizing tools and other systems used by CWA.
  • Develop and administer data collection systems for integrating data from field and digital campaigns.


  • BA or BS in related field or equivalent work experience.


  • Familiarity with online and electoral tools and datasets such as Action Network, Salsa, Catalist, VAN, and other constituent relationship management tools.
  • Strong Microsoft Word and Excel skills, and experience with at least one of the following areas:
    • Relational databases and SQL
    • Statistical packages
    • Mapping
    • Programming or scripting languages
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, including the ability to communicate technical subjects to non–technical individuals.
  • Ability to continually develop skills related to use of rapidly changing technology and communications best practices.
  • Understanding of common direct voter contact programs and labor organizing practices.
  • Experience in the use of data and analytics to drive effective decision-making in organizing, issue, and/or electoral organizing.
  • Effective time management skills, including demonstrated ability to manage and prioritize multiple tasks and projects.
  • Ability to work long and extended hours when needed.

Job Specifications

  • Wage: $55,056 - $77,575
  • Maximum 4 year term
  • Benefits and other terms as described in the Guild Contract, 10/01/2015
  • Position covered by the Guild Contract with CWA

Resumes can be emailed to CWA Human Resources at: human_resources@cwa-union.org.

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