Job: Voter File Manager for Progressive Organizations, New Hampshire, no salary info

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From: "Josiette White" <josiette at>

ISSI is a not-for-profit corporation established to provide on the 
ground state-based data management, targeting and coalition-building 
advice and services to a variety of clients, including advocacy groups, 
charities and political organizations.  These services are 
interconnected and while each team member may specialize in a particular 
area all staff collaborate extensively on a range of projects for 
disparate clients such as the America Votes coalition (including 
extensive work with some of the largest progressive organizations in the 
country, the Civic Engagement 
Fund, the Wellstone Action Fund, and the Center for Civic Participation.

We seek a highly motivated individual for our Data and Targeting 
operations in New Hampshire.  Strong candidates should have a 
combination of technical and interpersonal skills to successfully work 
with state and national organizations improving the function and 
efficiency of their partisan or nonpartisan electoral programs.

Job Functions (depending on specific state or national position):

1.  Conduct general voter targeting; research and identify 
cost-effective voter contact strategies.

   2. Provide specific voter targeting and analysis (emphasis on 
modeling, micro-targeting, demographic and geographic factors) to 
progressive organizations.
   3. Administer distinct America Votes and CEF voter file systems using 
Catalist ( and the VAN 
   4. Ensure that users of the VAN voter file system receive appropriate 
training and support for effective and appropriate use.
   5. Manage a state-based Voter Targeting Workgroup consisting of 
individuals interested in building in-state capacity for targeting and 
   6. Work with partners to establish best practices and standards for 
data collection (e.g., IDs), data acquisition and preservation in the 
shared voter file.
   7. Coordinate large-scale voter contact programs utilizing the VAN 
Planned Communications tool or subsequent technology.
   8. Assist partners in conducting real-time voter contact field tests 
as well as turnout and post-election analysis to measure program 
   9. Identify technological challenges facing organizations doing 
electoral work; seek solutions; and, work with those groups to implement 
  10. Participate in national data and technology teams dedicated to 
building a permanent shared national technological infrastructure.
  11. Understand and implement internal protocols to maintain client 
confidentiality and provide services that are consistent with each 
client's particular legal status.

Key Qualifications:

    * A strong commitment to progressive and charitable causes is a must.
    * Strong interpersonal and communication skills including the 
ability to communicate technical subjects to non-technical individuals.
    * Candidates should have a basic understanding of common direct 
voter contact programs (phone, mail, canvass, etc).
    * Familiarity with online electoral tools including the VAN (Voter 
Activation Network) system is highly desirable.
    * Candidates should have experience in the use of data and analytics 
to drive effective decision-making.
    * Strong Excel skills are required and candidates should have some 
experience (or the ability to quickly learn) database management and 
operations using a desktop-scale platform such as Microsoft Access or 
more advanced SQL and query construction.
    * Diplomatic, professional approach to problem solving and the 
ability to think independently and creatively.
    * Ability to manage several tasks/projects concurrently and 
prioritize work effectively.
    * Must exercise good judgment and discretion and be able to work 
independently and as a member of a group
    * Must be a self-starter; willing to work sometimes long, irregular 
hours and to travel as needed.

Salary is commensurate with experience.  Benefits include health, 
dental, vision and 401K.

To apply, please email a copy of your resume, a cover letter and three 
references to jobs at

ISSI is an equal opportunity employer.

Josiette White

America Votes

New Hampshire State Director

cell: 603.545.4772

email: josiette at

Find out more about America Votes at

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