Absentee and Early Vote Specialist

 Published 13 days ago
 United States
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For over 18 years, Catalist has been a leader in civic data and data science innovation. Our mission is to provide progressive organizations with the data, software, and services needed to better identify, understand, and communicate with the people they need to engage and mobilize. Our clients include the largest, most influential organizations in the U.S. active in civic engagement, advocacy, and political campaigns.

Catalist is home to a dedicated, creative team of technologists, data scientists, and campaign experts committed to using our talents and technology to nurture a vibrant and growing progressive community.

As an Absentee and Early Vote Specialist, you will have a leading role in providing data sets and solutions for use by a wide array of Catalist clients and partners, as well as assisting or leading efforts to manage cross-departmental projects. The position will be responsible for ensuring that various data types are processed and released in a timely and efficient manner.

The ideal candidate will be a highly motivated individual with excellent technical skills, a strong desire to learn new skills, and an interest in progressive politics. Catalist values creativity and problem-solving. Our work is on the cutting edge of data-driven politics, and your support will help Democratic candidates and progressive organizations conduct successful advocacy and electoral campaigns.

This position reports to the Director of Data Acquisition. The Absentee and Early Vote Specialist is a part of a growing Data team that supports all underlying work at Catalist.


Principal Duties & Responsibilities
  • Perform the end-to-end processing of Absentee and Early vote (AVEV) data
  • Format and audit incoming data using various software and tools
  • Gain proficiency with proprietary Catalist tools through on-the-job training
  • Document your work in a clear and thorough manner
  • Plan, manage, and execute special projects as directed by the Director of Data Acquisition

  • Experience standardizing, cleaning, or processing datasets
  • Basic familiarity with Python or other programming languages
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills, including ability to multitask
  • Effective problem solving and troubleshooting abilities in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability and willingness to learn new skills quickly
  • Able to focus on details and make productive suggestions on ways to improve processes
  • Willingness to be creative and personable, work with teams internally, and articulate ideas clearly
  • Background check required

Preferred Skills & Abilities
  • Some understanding of SQL
  • Experience with political campaigns or progressive organizations



Sick Leave Benefits

Catalist offers statutory sick leave benefits to all employees, including part-time and short-term temporary employees.

Hybrid Office/Remote Work

Certain positions at Catalist are eligible for Office/Remote Hybrid or full Remote status.

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