Deputy Data Director

REPORTS To: Data Director

LOCATION: Columbia, SC

The Deputy Data Director will work closely with the Data Director to support the Coordinated campaign team by managing day to day data and voter file operations, administering a comprehensive data training and support program and developing reporting to help maximize efficiency and drive program. The Deputy Data Director will be responsible for both long-term, ongoing projects, and short-term assignments, and is expected to possess excellent time management skills. This position reports to the Data Director.


  • Assist with management of day to day data and voter file operations
  • Providing timely and relevant analysis of data
  • Generate reports and visualizations
  • Generate target universes for the purpose of voter contact
  • Train & support staff on VAN/Votebuilder and other data tools
  • Support other data team projects as necessary

Core Skills & Qualifications:

  • Strong Excel and SQL skills to analyze and present data in a clear, effective and succinct manner
  • Experience with VAN/Votebuilder as both a user and an administrator
  • Experience working with large data sets and managing multiple requests for information
  • Ability to communicate technical subjects to a wide audience in a clear, succinct manner
  • Experience with data visualization and presentation
  • At least one cycle of experience working in a campaign environment, preferably in data or field
  • Strong time management, multi-tasking, creative problem-solving, and communication skills

Additional Skills & Qualifications – Ideal applicants will already possess one or more of these skills; all applicants should plan on developing these skills during the 2020 cycle.

  • Proficiency in Python, R, or other programming languages
  • Proficiency with Tableau, Google Data Studio, or other data visualization tools
  • Experience with report automation
  • Experience with person matching

All candidates must:

  • Expect to regularly work evening and weekend hours.
  • This position does NOT require a college degree

To apply please submit a resume and three references to with the subject line Deputy Data Director.  Consideration of applications will begin immediately.  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy:  The South Carolina Democratic Party is an equal opportunity employer and it is our policy to recruit, hire, train, promote and administer any and all personnel actions without regard to sex, race, age, color, creed, national origin, religion, economic status, sexual orientation, veteran status, gender identity or expression, ethnic identity or physical disability, or any other legally protected basis.