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July 15, 2023
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"Senior Data Analyst"

United States
$70,000 - $85,000 per year
July 15, 2023
August 20, 2023
United States
Tech Stack:
Ruby on Rails
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The Mission

Are you a Senior Data Analyst looking for an exciting opportunity to contribute to a leading analytics company? Look no further! TargetSmart Communications is seeking a talented and motivated individual to join our team in maintaining and improving our suite of analytics products. As a Senior Data Analyst, you will play a crucial role in building and optimizing predictive modeling data sets, conducting public-facing analysis projects, and collaborating with our technical and client-facing teams.

At TargetSmart, we believe in providing extensive training and support to ensure your success in this role. You'll have the opportunity to work closely with colleagues, clients, vendors, and consultants, utilizing your experience in database management, technical and non-technical writing, data visualization, and providing customized solutions. Your ability to work independently and overcome obstacles will be key in completing projects and delivering exceptional results.

A typical day as a Senior Data Analyst at TargetSmart involves collaborating with multiple teams to build modeling datasets, constantly seeking improvement by applying new methods and data sources, and utilizing database software to extract vital information from our voter file. Additionally, you'll have the opportunity to present your findings through various mediums, including blog posts, press releases, and data visualization tools. Your role will also include quality control and peer review, attending meetings with clients and stakeholders, and managing timelines effectively.

TargetSmart boasts a unique atmosphere and culture, where virtual teams collaborate to achieve common goals. We encourage remote work and provide the necessary technology to facilitate seamless communication. Our commitment to diversity and inclusion ensures a welcoming environment for all races, ethnicities, religions, ages, sexes, genders, sexual orientations, and gender identities. We value the strength of our diverse staff and believe in hiring individuals from untapped groups.

In addition to being part of a vibrant and innovative team, we offer competitive compensation, including a 401(k) with generous company matching. We also provide top-notch medical coverage, 100% remote working opportunities, generous paid time off, and paid parental leave.

If you're passionate about data analysis, political storytelling, and making a difference, we invite you to join our team. Apply now and be a part of our mission to help progressives win elections!


Soft skills and state-of-mind required for this mission:

  1. Strong communication skills (both technical and non-technical writing)
  2. Database management skills
  3. Data visualization skills
  4. Ability to work independently and overcome obstacles
  5. Problem-solving skills
  6. Attention to detail
  7. Curiosity and eagerness to innovate
  8. Strong political intuition
  9. Ability to collaborate and work well with colleagues, clients, vendors, and consultants
  10. Commitment to open, honest, and transparent communication
  11. Strong work ethic and commitment to meeting deadlines

When submitting an application, it is important to highlight the following:

  1. Emphasize experience in database management, technical and non-technical writing, data visualization, and working independently.
  2. Mention any previous projects or experience in providing customized, data-driven solutions to clients.
  3. Highlight your strong communication skills and ability to interact effectively with colleagues, clients, and other stakeholders.
  4. Showcase your attention to detail and ability to work under light supervision.
  5. Express your enthusiasm for working with data and passion for helping progressive causes.
  6. Highlight any relevant experience or skills such as building predictive models or using data visualization tools.
  7. Mention your ability to work remotely and your familiarity with virtual team environments.

Overall, emphasize your readiness to contribute to TargetSmart's analytics team and your commitment to the organization's values and goals.

  • Strong understanding of database management and comfort with Alteryx
  • Strong technical writing skills, with the ability to translate complex statistical information to a non-technical audience
  • Strong political writing skills, with a knack for telling political stories through a data lens
  • Commitment to open, honest, and transparent communication
  • Commitment to Democratic candidates and the progressive movement
  • Strong political intuition and a grounding in how modern campaigns work
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Inquisitive and curious personality, with eagerness to innovate
  • Ability to work as a team player and independently under light supervision
  • Previous experience building predictive models from large data (nice to have)
  • Experience with data visualization tools like Tableau, Looker, R Shiny, D3.js, etc. (nice to have)
  • Political organizing or management experience (nice to have)
  • Background in academic research (nice to have)
  • Desire to present research findings internally and to the broader progressive community at industry events.

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