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12 Aug 2021

Full-Time Director of Data Insights & Analytics

Climate Action Campaign – Posted by CAC Washington, District of Columbia, United States

Job Description

Director of Data Insights & Analytics for the Climate Action Campaign

The Climate Action Campaign (CAC) is looking for a Director of Data Insights and Analytics. The Director of Data Insights and Analytics encompasses a range of responsibilities and professional opportunities to support our work to advance big bold climate investments and enact ambitious standards to reduce climate pollution, create equitable outcomes for all communities, and ensure good jobs.


Priorities of the role include establishing a team vision, overseeing a paid phones program, assessing the positions and potential points of influence of members of Congress, analyzing on-the-ground organizing programs, and building the analytics capacity of our coalition. This position works collaboratively with other CAC departments, staff from the CAC coalition, and CAC partners, and vendors to advance the Campaign’s communications goals.


Specific responsibilities include:


  • Managing the vision for the Data and Analytics team (currently 1 staff member and 1-2 fellows), balancing workloads to help the team stay ahead of deadlines, as well as managing costs and budget resources.
  • Leveraging CAC’s data and tools to support planning and targeting, grassroots mobilization, field and digital program reporting, and measuring the campaign’s efficacy and progress over time. Key projects include:
    • Assessing the progress that CAC is making to build support for climate and clean energy among key members of Congress.
    • Directing and enhancing a phones program that serves to contact members of Congress on climate and clean energy issues.
    • Optimizing campaign reporting through CRM analysis and automation
    • Analyzing and sharing insights about CAC’s reach and impact through phones, grassroots mobilization, and digital engagement.
    • Supporting coalition partners with membership analysis and recommendations for audience targeting.
  • Maintaining and building external relationships with coalition members to identify opportunities to enhance and streamline reporting systems and gaps in tools or resources, as well as communicating regular progress updates to key audiences and project participants.
  • Preparing formal presentations and visualizations to communicate insights to high-level stakeholders.
  • Managing vendor relationships, contracting, project management, and invoicing for specialty projects.
  • Managing CAC’s proprietary data to adhere to security standards, performance audits, and cost efficiency.
  • Managing the Data and Analytics team’s budget plans and interaction with vendors, including oversight of contracts and invoices.
  • Collaborating with Partnership Project leadership and staff as well as broader partners to oversee and projects related to the phones program, membership data, civic engagement, community testing, and polling. This includes building working relationships with the staff of the Climate Advocacy Lab and the Partnership Project’s Innovation Team to unify approaches and share information.


Who We Are

The Climate Action Campaign (CAC) is a highly effective, coalition of national climate, conservation, and progressive groups, state and local partners, and key allies working to protect clean air and promote action to limit climate change. The Campaign serves as an important center of gravity and convening body for dozens of organizations working together to win the passage of ambitious federal climate policy that is centered on investment, standards, jobs, health, and justice. The Climate Action Campaign is based in Washington D.C. Visit us online at:


Who You Are

The ideal candidate will be a strong self-starter with clear experience in data management, team management, strategic thinking, federal advocacy, and program evaluation, along with the desire for professional growth who is/has:

  • At least 7 years of experience in data-related positions within the progressive community
  • Experience in managing a team and developing objectives and work plans for the team
  • Experience managing and manipulating voter file data (NGP VAN, Catalist, TargetSmart, etc.), CRM systems, and application of models for advocacy, membership and/or political campaign organizations
  • Advanced level understanding of relational databases and programming languages (SQL, R, and Unix)
  • Experience creating data visualizations (Tableau, Periscope, R, etc.) and presenting

insights and results to key stakeholders

  • A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in a quantitative or computer science related field, or equivalent related work experience
  • Interest in federal advocacy; familiarity with the environmental movement and climate issues is a plus, but not a requirement
  • Collaborative approach and ability to work successfully with data and program staff internally as well as with partner organizations and external vendors
  • Demonstrated ability in solving problems and applying an innovative approach to enhance data programs
  • Strong desire to grow and learn, and demonstrated ability to help staff grow and learn
  • Must have the ability to communicate, build and maintain collaborative relationships
  • Familiarity with environmental issues is a plus but not required


The Fine Print

This is a full-time, Exempt position based in Washington, DC, though our teams are currently working from home due to COVID-19 and should anticipate being in the office part-time once the office reopens.


The starting salary for this position begins at $85,000 and is commensurate based on experience. We offer an excellent benefits package which includes 100% employer paid medical, dental, and vision insurance, generous paid time off, and a 401k plan.


Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer with a commitment to economic and social justice and do not discriminate against applicants on the basis of race, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation or identity, or any other characteristic protected by law. Women, people of color, LGBTQ people, and members of other historically disenfranchised populations are strongly encouraged to apply.


How to Apply

How to Apply Please follow the link below to apply. Please be sure to include both a resume and a cover letter:

Job Categories: Climate Change. Job Types: Full-Time.

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