BallotReady - Data Director Role

Overview

Right now it’s almost impossible to vote informed on the entire ballot - as a result, most voters guess, leave blanks, or stay home altogether.

We believe that it’s critical to our democracy to help every voter cast an informed vote on every race, every election. That’s why we started BallotReady - a startup that creates digital nonpartisan voter guides and builds tools to help advocacy groups and campaigns inform and mobilize voters, powered by the most comprehensive database to local politics.

Founded in 2015 with funding from the National Science Foundation, the Knight Foundation, and the University of Chicago, BallotReady is now nationwide - in 2018, we covered 94,000 candidates on our platform and reached over 6 million voters in the midterm elections.

Role:

BallotReady is searching for a data leader to spearhead critical research at the core of BallotReady product offerings for 2019, 2020, and beyond.

Who We’re Looking For:

Mission: Team members at BallotReady bring a deep commitment to our mission. They understand why this work matters - why even a simple phone call to a county about early voting hours is essential to ensuring that voters have the correct information they need to participate in our democracy or why late nights around Election Day are critical for voter support.

Leadership: BallotReady is a startup, meaning that every single person contributes to our success, roles often change or evolve, and team members are frequently given new projects and asked to figure out how to make them happen. We’re looking to hire ambitious problem-solvers, who love to tackle challenges and run short tests to inform next steps, and who are excited by the ambiguities and possibilities in this role.

Accountability: At BallotReady, we’re strong believers in flexibility in exchange for accountability. We trust our team to understand our goals and allocate their time accordingly - this requires strong communication, organization, and self-reflection in order to manage multiple deadlines without a lot of oversight.

Growth: This data role brings enormous opportunities to spearhead major projects, lead a team, lead a data-driven company culture, and acquire new management skills in the process. We’re seeking candidates with a strong interest in learning, feedback, and growing together.

 

Resumes are reviewed on a rolling basis and should be sent to Melissa Mauter at melissa@ballotready.org