Political Analyst

A Center for Shared Services client, the leading data and technology provider for the pro-free market political and advocacy community, supports organizations that promote free enterprise and smaller government.  This client is seeking a Political Analyst to join its analytics team, which is driven by data and measurement.  The ideal candidate is someone with experience in quantitative analysis, and developing field experiments and/or targeting analysis in political or issue campaigns.  The Junior Analyst will be looking to leverage that experience to make a difference in economic freedom and work under the guidance of Senior Analysts.  This organization is a dynamic workplace positioned on the leading edge of politics, technology, and business and they are seeking team members who are as excited about their cause as they are about building the next generation of political technology.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Using solid data analysis to inform strategic decisions
  • Working with internal and external customers to instill a culture of measurement and accountability
  • Providing timely and relevant political analysis to customers
  • Creating appealing data visualizations which convey relevant and accurate insights to both technical and non-technical audiences
  • Locating opportunities for testing and experimentation and overseeing the resulting analysis
  • Forecasting and measuring turnout, outcomes and impact of interventions in ongoing elections
  • Creating relevant productivity benchmarks
  • Writing white papers and after-action reports documenting lessons learned through field experiments
  • Working on specialized research projects as requested

 Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor’s degree, preferably in a quantitative subject (finance, computer science, engineering, mathematics, etc.) or a social science subject with a quantitative focus
  • Significant experience post-college experience working with data will be accepted in lieu of quantitative coursework
  • Demonstrated interest in the political landscape
  • Demonstrated data analysis and writing skills
  • Ability to work independently and adapt quickly in a face-paced environment
  • Ability to integrate with large and small cross-specialty teams with individuals of varying levels of expertise
  • Ability to plan and manage time sensitive projects with competing needs
  • Intermediate knowledge of Excel including formulas, functions, and pivot tables
  • Strong attention to detail, including accuracy of data entry
  • Experience with Statistical Software like R, Stata, SPSS or SAS is a plus but not required
  • Experience with Business Intelligence software is a plus
  • Political/advocacy experience in activist or free market organizations and experience working with voter files is preferred
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