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Executive Vice President, Data & Technology 🔥


Civic Nation seeks an Executive Vice President of Data & Technology who will oversee all of the data and technology systems, infrastructure, tools, analysis, and strategy for Civic Nation and its Initiatives, programs, and campaigns. The EVP of Data and Technology is responsible for several data and technology priorities, including development, administration, and maintenance of Civic Nation’s tools, systems, and platforms; building and managing the Data and Technology team; overseeing the development and execution of the organization’s research agenda; and overseeing data analyses, analytics, and engineering.

ABOUT THE DATA & TECHNOLOGY TEAM

The Data and Technology team consists of data scientists, analysts, engineers, and IT professionals who develop, manage and execute the short-and long-term technical needs and roadmap for all parts of the organization’s internal operations and external initiatives, programs, and campaigns. In addition, the team provides robust data analysis, build and maintain a host of tools and infrastructure, and service Civic Nation’s internal needs.

ABOUT CIVIC NATION

Civic Nation [1] is a home for changemakers who inspire, educate, and activate people around the issues that will define this generation. We empower people to take on the biggest challenges of our time — strengthening democracy; foster civic engagement, social justice, and voter participation; addressing public health crises; fighting for gender equity; and more. At Civic Nation we house some of the most innovative campaigns organizing for progress across the country, including It’s On Us, The United State of Women, and When We All Vote, co-chaired by Michelle Obama.

Civic Nation drives real, meaningful change by shifting culture, systems, and policy. We organize at every level and serve as a connector — of people and programs, of grassroots activists and leaders of industries and organizations, of ideas and the resources to make them reality. Our goal is to empower individuals, companies, institutions, and organizations to create a more inclusive, equitable America.

YOUR IMPACT

  • Develop the capacity to provide all of Civic Nation with data and technology strategy and support in technical staffing, infrastructure, and data strategy
  • Build and oversee a data science team to service the initiatives under CN, including multiple senior data directors, data scientists, analysts, and consultants
  • Develop and oversee an information technology team for Civic Nation and recruit IT staff to manage IT work for the organization effectively
  • Expand and maintain Civic Nation engagement tools and platforms (including those developed in-house, acquired, and licensed) with a focus on clear development roadmaps, usage, and adoptionOversee an engineering team that develops, manages, maintains, and administers Civic Nation’s internal and external tools, systems, and platforms
  • Develop and execute strategic plans for data and technology with each of the initiatives and across Civic Nation’s hub teams to expand and enhance each program’s organizing and outreach work; foster data collection, reporting, and analysis; and integrate tools, systems, and platforms as necessary
  • Develop and execute a long-term strategic plan to build and maintain a robust data infrastructure to service the Civic Nation hub and Initiatives
  • Grow and develop the technical capacity for Civic Nation to become an industry-leading research and development hub for internal programs and Initiatives, as well as the broader community
  • Lead the development and implementation of Civic Nation’s research agenda to support data-driven program growth and expansion across all of the organization’s Initiatives, programs, and campaigns, as well as provide research-based learnings and insight to the broader community on civic engagement and social change
  • Participate as a member of Civic Nation’s senior leadership team to contribute and drive organizational long- and short-term goals, strategies, and efforts
  • Communicate and interact with a variety of internal and external stakeholders, consultants, advisors, donors, Board Members, and others as Civic Nation’s senior-most data and technology expert
  • Other tasks assigned
  • 8+ years in a senior-level data and/or technology management role
  • 8+ years in technical team management, program/project management, data infrastructure, and data systems
  • Strong background and experience in data analysis and/or engineering
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with an ability to translate complex organizational data into clear and simple messages for a wide range of audiences
  • Demonstrated success working as part of a senior leadership team to lead innovative strategies, moving between being a strategic advisor and thought partners to key executives and other senior leaders
  • Demonstrated excellence in servicing the data science and information technology needs of other internal departments, projects, or initiatives
  • A proven record of building diverse, equitable, and inclusive teams
  • Demonstrated ability to think strategically and translate overarching goals and strategies into technical program objectives
  • Collaborative leadership style with an all-hands-on-deck attitude
  • Ability to prioritize and focus effectively across a wide range of responsibilities
  • Thorough understanding of the political and issue advocacy data and data strategy
  • Knowledge of relevant applications, big data solutions, and tools

MANDATORY COVID-19 VACCINATION POLICY

Civic Nation is committed to protecting our employees and our communities from COVID-19. Toward that goal, and in consideration of guidance released by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and a variety of public health authorities and professional organizations, Civic Nation has implemented a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy for its employees.

All employees are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 as a term and condition of employment at Civic Nation unless an exemption or deferral has been approved. Individuals are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after they get their second dose of a messenger RNA (mRNA) vaccine, such as Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna, or two weeks after a single dose of the Janssen/Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

New employees must be fully vaccinated before their start date unless an exemption due to a medical condition or a sincerely held religious belief or practice is granted.

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At Civic Nation, diversity, equity, and inclusion are directly aligned with the fundamental belief that people are inherently capable, but often lack opportunity. We know that a diverse workforce allows us to see problems in more nuanced ways, creating the thought leadership needed to fulfill our mission and reach our goals. Civic Nation is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes people from all backgrounds, experiences, abilities, and perspectives to apply.


  1. https://civicnation.org/

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