• Oregon Technology Director

    The Democratic Party of Oregon seeks a Technology Director who will manage the Party’s technology infrastructure, including our voter file and volunteer databases, fundraising database, and office technology equipment. This position will work directly to support State Party Staff, Caucuses, County Democratic Parties, and Democratic campaigns at all levels.

    This is a key team member with responsibility for the Party’s technology infrastructure, reporting directly to the Executive Director. The ideal candidate will have a working knowledge of the structure of political campaigns and familiarity with campaign technology.

    Responsibilities

    • Day-to-day management of VoteBuilder (the DPO’s voter file database), including creating users and committees, creating and maintaining survey questions and activist codes, creating shared searches and targets, and maintaining other voter file infrastructure;

    • Maintaining the State Party My Campaign volunteer database;

    • Maintaining the State Party fundraising database;

    • Developing and implementing a training program for VoteBuilder statewide in conjunction with the Field Team, including a regular webinar schedule;

    • Creating clear and concise reports to provide timely and relevant analysis of data;

    • Fielding requests for specialized research projects, in many cases requiring rapid turnaround;

    • Tracking and disseminating analysis of voter contact results, voter turnout, voter registration, and other data relevant to campaigns and caucuses;

    • Assist party leadership in developing strategic goals;

    • Collecting raw political data from County Elections Offices and other sources and converting it to usable form for analysis; scrubbing and matching acquired lists back to the voter file (VoteBuilder or offline);

    • Maintaining an inventory of all State Party technology assets;

    • Make technology recommendations to Party Leadership, research and engage in competitive bid process for required technology vendors when necessary;

    • Provide technology support for DPO Staff, including technology setup, technology training, and help with DPO events;

    • Other duties as assigned.

    Qualifications

    • At least two cycles of prior campaign experience preferred;

    • Knowledge and familiarity with VAN/VoteBuilder;

    • Demonstrated data analysis and writing skills, preferably in a political environment;

    • Ability to plan and manage time sensitive projects with competing needs;

    • Working knowledge of statistical models, precinct targeting, etc. is beneficial;

    • Strong working knowledge of Excel including formulas, functions, and pivot tables;

    • Experience using SQL or Access to creating queries and manipulating large data sets;

    • Experience standardizing data from multiple sources to produce complex reports;

    • Strong attention to detail, including accuracy of data entry;

    • Familiarity with Windows and Mac OS, computing environments (Unix experience preferred but not required);

    • Proven creativity and problem solving skills;

    • Capacity and desire to work long hours in a campaign setting.

    Helpful but not required

    • Direct fundraising experience and/or experience working with donor data to support fundraising efforts;

    • Experience working in an IT or other computer support role with a demonstrated ability to troubleshoot tech issues;

    • Familiarity with a programing language such as Python, R, Perl, Ruby, PHP, etc.;

    • Some knowledge of—or willingness to learn—server administration. (This position may involve UNIX command line work!);

    • Basic knowledge of Geographic Information Systems (GIS);

    • Experience with Adobe Creative Suite, including InDesign, Photoshop, and Premiere Pro;

    • Familiarity with Tableau or other data visualization software.

    How to apply

    This is a full-time position, available immediately, with benefits. Salary is commensurate with experience.

    Please send resume, cover letter explaining your interest in the position, salary requirements, and three professional references as a single PDF attachment to bradmartin@dpo.org. Deadline for applications is July 24, 2017, although the position will remain open until filled. Finalists will be asked to complete a skills test to show their familiarity with VoteBuilder.

    The Democratic Party of Oregon is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all interested applicants are strongly encouraged to apply. The Democratic Party of Oregon recognizes that our continued success requires recruiting and retaining a diverse staff that provides the best quality services to supporters and constituents and reflects the diverse communities that make up the Democratic Party and Oregon.

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