Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Political Data Analyst Position with Analyst Institute

DESCRIPTION

The Analyst Institute runs field experiments to help progressive change­makers figure out what really works in politics and social justice organizing. Here are some of the reasons why you might want to become a part of our team:
-Solve some of the hardest problems in analytics. We conduct cutting-edge research, which means that we are constantly solving new problems. If you’re excited by the thought of testing new technologies or estimation strategies, this is the position for you.
-Learn lots and quickly. This role will both broaden and deepen your existing skillset. Whether you’d like to grow as an analyst, a manager, an engineer, or an academic, there will always be something new to learn.
-Have impact. From racial justice to labor to the environment to LGBT rights to electoral campaigns and everything in between, you’ll be answering key tactical and strategic questions across the progressive movement.

Your Role
The Analytics team is at the heart of the Analyst Institute's work. You'll be part of a close-knit and capable team, working to apply your love of data and politics to some of the biggest campaigns and elections in the world. Your co-workers and partners will be among the best in the business, and you will use your skills to help progressive organizations answer some of their most pressing tactical and strategic questions. You will also have the opportunity to present your work to our partners and/or the larger community.

As a member of the Analytics team, you can expect to be involved in AI's many fields of research:
-You'll prepare and analyze experiments with a direct impact on the success of campaigns.
-You'll work with nearly 10 years of past experimental results to draw broad lessons for the progressive community, and help communicate the results to decision makers.
-You’ll build the tools and software to make our work faster, cheaper, and better.

If you're passionate about data, statistics, and technology, and if you believe political activism can make change for the better, we want to work with you.

QUALIFICATIONS
Requirements

-You quickly pick up new skills with minimal guidance
-You are organized, capable of juggling complex projects with fast deadlines
-You have worked with data and statistics in a non-classroom setting (e.g., academic research, professional experience) using either R (preferred) or Python
-You are familiar with the concepts behind experimental design and causal inference
-You are passionate about progressive politics

If you have any of the following skills, please let us know, but they are not required for the position.
-You are familiar with survey methodology and polling
-You are familiar with predictive analytics and machine learning techniques
-You are comfortable with SQL
-You have used Git before

Learn more and apply at Careers4Terps.