Who You Are Add your resume and apply to jobs with your Glassdoor profile. Create Profile. Job. We are a leading data analytics company that services some of the largest political, advocacy, and commercial organizations in the country. In order to help organizations that dont often have the benefit of a large grassroots following or clear demographic coalitions on their side, we developed the Social Graph -- a database that identifies more than 17 billion social relationships between over 250 million Americans. We have developed a series of proprietary data products that use the Social Graph to help various candidates, causes, and companies counterbalance their opposition through innovative targeting, polling, and voter mobilization tools. Beyond our robust political and advocacy business, we are a venture-backed technology company that has received significant funding from everyone from global sports and entertainment leader, William Morris Endeavor to senior executives at Twitter and Yelp. Over nearly 7 years of operating, we have powered some of the most sophisticated and successful political and advocacy campaigns in the country. These have ranged from Gov. John Kasichs 2016 U.S. presidential campaign and Rep. Conor Lambs surprise 2018 special election victory to working with Boeing, Blackstone, KKR, and several of the largest bipartisan education reform organizations in the United States. Our work has been featured by Bloomberg BusinessWeek, The Washington Post, The Associated Press, USA Today, Politico, and The Colbert Report.. About the Role. As Director of Politics and Advocacy, you will be one of two key leaders, managing and supervising a talented team of project managers and data analysts. In this role, you will serve as a primary point of contact for many of Applecarts client engagements with some of the countrys most prominent political campaigns, independent expenditure efforts, trade associations, and corporations. This position reports to the President of Politics and Advocacy.. Act as a client-facing strategist to support high-profile political and advocacy campaigns by advising clients on the development of data-driven strategy, campaign plans, and the use of Applecarts data products. Lead an internal project team to execute on high stakes campaigns. Manage and deliver the development of polished deliverables with keen attention to detail, in both memo and presentation form. Develop innovative and effective quantitative research instruments (e.g. polling, predictive modeling) to inform client strategy.. Communicate and present clearly, comfortably, and expertly about political strategy and data concepts verbally and in written form. Support the business development process by developing proposals for prospective client projects. Provide effective support and mentorship to junior team members. Stay up to date with industry trends, emerging technology and new tools that can improve the accuracy and impact of our strategic and tactical recommendations for clients. Inform internal product development based on industry and client feedback. Qualifications:. More than 5 years of experience performing strategic roles for political campaigns, advocacy organizations, and/or independent expenditure efforts. You are a mid-to-senior level team members at polling, public affairs, or data and analytics firms, and data-driven campaign or committee staff.. Significant experience making high-stakes decisions using polling and/or microtargeting to win elections. Experience creating and delivering reports in presentation, slide deck, and memo form to high-profile clients. Exceptional writing, editing, communication and presentation skills; impeccable attention to detail. Significant experience managing multiple simultaneous high-stakes projects with competing priorities. Demonstrated success managing a team of multiple direct reports (more than 2). Take a player-coach approach to management; most comfortable when both managing and getting your hands dirty. Preferred Qualifications:. Experience serving in both client and consultant roles on political/advocacy campaigns. Deep understanding of the operations of a political polling firm, including the survey writing, fielding, and reporting process. Experience working on a variety of different types of campaigns, from state legislative to high-profile U.S. Senate races or presidential contests, on both the hard dollar and IE-side. You possess an energetic, upbeat disposition and excellent sense of humor What You Will Do: Associated topics: foreign affairs, government, legislative, policy, political science, politics, public affairs, rights
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