Hiring Director of Applied Data & Research - CES

post by aaronhamlin · 2021-03-17T21:00:56.695Z · EA · GW · 2 comments


  About The Center for Election Science
  Job Description
    this role, you will:
    & Benefits
  Application Process
    You Can Be A Competitive Applicant
    You Can Expect In the Application Process
  What You Can Expect Working with Us
    us show you what we mean.
  How To Apply
    cover letter must at minimum address:
    due by April 18, 2021 at 11:59pm Pacific Time. Position open until filled. Late applications may not be reviewed.

The Center for Election Science is hiring for a Director of Applied Data & Research

Location: Remote

Salary: $61,500 + Benefits


The Center for Election Science is currently hiring a Director of Applied Data and Research! This is a completely remote role with competitive salary and benefits. Please review the job posting below and share with anyone you think might be interested.

The deadline to apply is April 18, 2021.

About The Center for Election Science

The Center for Election Science is a completely virtual 501(c)3 nonprofit that empowers voters with voting methods that strengthen democracy. We do research and work directly with communities to bring approval voting to cities and states across the country. We work to fundamentally improve the voting method in US elections so that we have the responsive government we all deserve. We are a high-impact organization seeking talented employees to advance progress on this challenging mission.

Job Description

As an essential member of the executive leadership team, the Director of Applied Data and Research (DADR) will lead data-centered projects. This includes managing research and collecting data to help measure our impact and guide our strategy. Data analysis and research will be used to present to key stakeholders, prospective funders, and inform the public about the impact of voting methods.

In this role, you will be responsible for design and analysis of data collected for key elections. This research will compare different voting methods, measure key outcomes, and capture the public’s experience. You will also collaborate with members of the CES team on other data and research-oriented tasks related to advocacy, public outreach, and fundraising.

You will report to the Executive Director who will also be there for support and providing access to key relationships.

In this role, you will:


Salary & Benefits

Additional Information

Application Process

How You Can Be A Competitive Applicant

Be familiar with our work, read up on our blog, and see what we’re up to through social media. You should love what we do and convey in your application that you understand our work. We also place a lot of weight on the work product section of the application process, so you should take it seriously.

What You Can Expect In the Application Process

We care about our employees. You can tell from our benefits that this translates across the board. We believe that CES is a place that you can be truly proud of and happy to work for.

We believe that a team with diverse experiences and backgrounds generates richer discussions and more nuanced thinking, and we strive to be an inclusive workplace where everyone feels welcome and respected. We are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

We actively encourage applications from those whose identities reflect the diversity of our nation, those who have lived experience with racism or other forms of oppression, and those whose identities are traditionally underrepresented in the field of research and data analysis.

We are committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. As part of this commitment, we will ensure that persons with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations. If a reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact our Director of Operations & Programs at caitlyn@electionscience.org.

What You Can Expect Working with Us

Be prepared to change the world. You will be joining four other full-time employees along with contractors; collectively, we are a highly motivated and effective team.

Let us show you what we mean.

We have a number of academic connections as well as data waiting for you to look at. This is your opportunity to use data and research to make an impact.

We have a culture of teamwork. We treat each other with empathy and compassion. We value transparency. We value diversity and strive to create an equitable environment where all voices are valued. We are outcome-oriented. Your skills and intelligence are valued. You have the space to lead, and we will do everything in our power to help you be successful.

How To Apply

Submit your tailored CV/resume and cover letter in a single PDF file via our application form no later than April 18, 2021 at 11:59pm Pacific Time. 

Your cover letter must at minimum address:

  1. why you want to work for us
  2. why you believe you are qualified
  3. what you have done that demonstrates how you’re qualified

Please limit your cover letter to no more than two pages and your cv/resume to be as compact and tailored as possible.

Do not include your name or personally identifying information on the document. You can replace your name with your initials.

Your PDF attachment should be named: “DADR_App_R1_XYZ” where “XYZ” are your initials. 

We will use an intermediary to avoid the main reviewer from seeing accidental identifying information. We do this anonymized review to avoid any implicit bias during the application process. Although we’re a small team, we take hiring seriously and are methodical about it.

Applications due by April 18, 2021 at 11:59pm Pacific Time. Position open until filled. Late applications may not be reviewed.

Submit your application here: https://electionscience.org/application-director-of-applied-data-and-research/


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comment by quinn · 2021-03-18T10:22:18.827Z · EA(p) · GW(p)

Awesome! I probably won't apply as I lack political background and couldn't tell you the first thing about running a poll, but my eyes will be keenly open in case you post a broader data/analytics job as you grow. Good luck with the search! 

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comment by aaronhamlin · 2021-03-18T16:15:16.144Z · EA(p) · GW(p)

If an applicant has a strong stats and data analysis background, I would still encourage them to apply. It can sometimes be hard to check off every single box. Either way, please share with your network as well. Thanks!