Rarefied talent in data science, data technology, and analytics

Data Manager


Job Description


Murmuration is a nonprofit organization that amplifies the power of civic engagement by providing data, digital tools, and research-driven insights to community-focused organizations so that together we can create an America where everyone can lead healthy, free, and dignified lives.

Every day, people are trying to shape our future for the better. Fighting for water that’s safe to drink. Schools that serve students equitably. Gun laws that make sense. And rallying people who care like we do. And yet too often the skillful organizers working to mobilize communities lack access to technology that could supercharge their efforts. Knocking on every door instead of knowing which will open most easily. And going up against outside interests that have half the heart, but twice the tools.

In communities across America, Murmuration’s partners are leveraging our data, tools, and insights to help thousands of organizers orchestrate millions of individual people to do big things together. Demand big things together. To create the world they want. Together.

About the Position

The Data Manager is one of the primary people responsible for meeting the data needs of our partners and their respective campaigns for the effective use of our products and services. The members of the Data Team are expert problem solvers, familiar with modern databases and SQL, who can deal with escalated issues involving data discrepancies and other data mysteries. Working with Partnership Success Managers, you will serve as a key resource for our growing set of partners who are looking to utilize our data-driven capabilities to support their electoral and organizing & advocacy efforts. You will become familiar with how individual partners are utilizing data to enable their mission and provide input and thought leadership in how Murmuration’s capabilities can further drive their activity. The day-to-day work will be supporting the loading, cleansing, and reporting of data utilized to meet partner needs. You will also work with other members of the Data Team to help determine the prioritization of enhancements and improvements in the tools and methodologies we use to support our partners and their data.


What You’ll Do:

  • Understand the data requirements of a set of partners for their respective campaigns and ensure the data-related products and services are being set up to meet those expectations;
  • Provide support to colleagues within the Partnerships Team, and partners directly, around the rules and processes around how data is managed by Murmuration;
  • In collaboration with Partnership Success Managers, establish strong relationships with partners to ensure the best possible support of their data work through regular communication and meetings;
  • Gather a proactive understanding of assigned partner long-term data requirements and provide recommendations and requirements for enhancements or new data solutions;
  • Provide support to partners when they raise data issues that require resolution, including the coordination of internal and external parties (such as Data Vendors, Technology Partners); and
  • Make recommendations and provide strategic support regarding ways to make data and database operations more efficient and effective to support partner needs.


What You Should Have

  • Strong problem solving skills, as well as the ability to manage several tasks/projects concurrently and prioritize work effectively;
  • Strong communication skills to interact effectively with various internal and external stakeholders to develop data strategy and collaborative partnerships;
  • An unquenchable desire to identify and fix data issues in a large, complex data environment (we’ll rely on you to constantly be hunting for issues and not waiting to be reactive);
  • Moderate knowledge of SQL, including creating complex queries and manipulating large data sets; and
  • Moderate experience in scripting languages (Python, etc.)

What You Could Have

  • Experience with voter file or election data or other datasets containing personally identifiable information (PII) is a large plus;
  • Experience executing community or political outreach efforts on a significant scale;
  • Experience implementing data quality control best practices with both internal and external stakeholders;
  • Experience training stakeholders with varying levels of data literacy on how to understand and utilize different types of data; and/or
  • Experience with business intelligence tools such as Sigma or Tableau.

Talented Data Managers come from all walks of life and career. If you are passionate about civic engagement and technology, please apply, even if you do not check every box!


Location and Compensation

The Data Manager is a full-time, salaried position with a comprehensive benefits package (more detail below). It is based anywhere in the U.S. The starting salary range for this position is $75,000 - $95,000 and is commensurate with experience.

Our Culture of Care

We work hard to create a culture of care to ensure that our staff are best equipped to lead happy, healthy, and balanced lives. To that end, we offer a comprehensive benefits package which includes:

  • Health, vision, and dental insurance with 100% of premiums covered for you and qualifying family members;
  • Retirement benefits with a 5% employer match;
  • A flexible unlimited PTO plan;
  • Generous paid parental leave;
  • Pre-tax commuter benefits;
  • A company laptop;
  • A flexible remote work environment;
  • A home office setup stipend for all new employees;
  • Monthly reimbursement for remote work expenses;
  • A yearly professional development fund;
  • Mental health and wellness benefits through Calm and Better Help; 
  • Yearly in-person staff retreats; and
  • A welcoming culture that celebrates diversity, equity, and inclusion.

An Equal-Opportunity Employer with a Commitment to Diversity

Murmuration is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, and as an organization committed to diversity and the perspective of all voices, we consider applicants equally of race, gender, color, sexual orientation, religion, marital status, disability, political affiliation and national origin. We reasonably accommodate staff members and/or applicants with disabilities, provided they are otherwise able to perform the essential functions of the job.

Note: Murmuration is two organizations working together to pursue our mission of amplifying the power of civic engagement: Murmuration Research Institute, a 501(c)(3) that conducts research to identify, design, and create the data, tools, and insights that build healthier and more equitable communities; and Murmuration, Inc., a 501(c)(4) that supports organizations working across the country on the nation’s most challenging issues with access to data, tools, and research that build healthier and more equitable communities.

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