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The Campaign Readiness Project is a train-to-hire bootcamp pipeline at the DNC with the goal of supporting states in their recruitment, training, and hiring of diverse, talented, and local staff for specific roles and skill sets on Coordinated Campaigns. Participation in these bootcamps will expand opportunities for consideration for campaign roles in targeted states with the aim of helping elect Democrats up and down the ballot.

Our third bootcamp series will center around Data leadership positions and people who meet the outlined qualifications are encouraged to apply. The Data Leadership Bootcamp will be held virtually December 3-5. Participation in the bootcamp does not guarantee future employment.

Apply for the Campaign Readiness Project Data Bootcamp here. Applications close November 12.

Data Leadership Qualifications & Job Description

Ideal participants for the Data leadership track of the Campaign Readiness Project might have any of the following: campaign/electoral data staff or volunteer experience, campaign/electoral organizing leadership experience, political/campaign leadership experience, management experience, or non-profit or electoral sphere experience and are interested in learning the ropes of what it takes to help lead a statewide data program. 

What you’ll do: 

  • Learn about the role data teams play in shaping campaign strategy
  • Learn about targeting, reporting, data administration, and other core responsibilities of data teams
  • Get exposure to some of the tools you’ll work with on a state data team – including Phoenix, Votebuilder, Google Data Studio
  • Learn and get hands-on practice with coding skills in a campaign context – get introduced to or build your comfort with SQL for data analysis and reporting 
  • Learn to collaborate with other Coordinated campaign departments.

We’re looking for candidates interested in taking on Data Director & Deputy Data Director roles in the coming cycle.

The ideal candidate for the Data Director track might look like the following:

  • Has SQL and/or VAN reporting experience and has at least one cycle of data campaign experience OR has been a Data Deputy or Data Director on coordinated or IE campaigns
  • Has at least one campaign cycle of experience in data OR has at least one campaign cycle of using organizing tools and reports perhaps as part of an Organizing or Mobilization team
  • Is proficient in SQL and comfortable wrangling large datasets
  • Has experience working with political data, including voter files, election results, and voter/volunteer contact data
  • Is proficient with VAN, and may have experience as a VAN administrator
  • Wants to develop data visualization skills
  • Wants to learn or grow skills around how to collaborate and communicate with non-technical program managers, organizations and stakeholders, primarily other coordinated table partners and other departments on the campaigns 

The ideal candidate for the Deputy Data Director track might look like the following:

  • Has technical skills and wants to enter the political campaign space OR has campaign / community organizing experience and wants to enter the data side of campaigns
  • Has experience with voter outreach or community organizing, in a paid or volunteer capacity
  • Has technical skills (including coding and data visualization) that they want to use in a political campaign setting
  • Has some experience working with data in Excel or Google Spreadsheet, including formulas like vlookup()
  • Has some experience working in VAN/VoteBuilder
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.