The Hired Guns are seeking a top-notch data scientist with political expertise to step into the key role of Principal, Political Data and Analytics at a leading digital strategy and communications firm with a high profile in progressive politics, socially responsible corporations, and issue-oriented non-profits.
The Nitty Gritty
The backstory on the organization and why they need to hire you!
At this agency, data analysis provides critical guidance for PR and strategic communications, marketing and advertising, research and crisis management programs on behalf of their prominent political, non-profit, and corporate clients. As Principal, Political Data and Analytics, you’ll serve as the data science expert-at-large who can work independently with staff at all levels to build more robust, innovative structures and systems for data-driven decision-making, as well as work closely with clients to lead them to revolutionary insights.
Your impact will be felt immediately as you wield hard-core technical expertise blended with excellent leadership and communication skills to conceive, design, build, and execute innovative and scalable data programs and solutions for each client, then formulate and deliver results in the form of clear and actionable insights. You’ll thrive in an exciting and dynamic environment, juggling multiple initiatives and training up and deploying project teams.
How you’ll know if you’re a fit…
In short, you’re a special blend of data-science expertise with strong leadership ability and an abiding interest in progressive politics and social issues.
Right now, you’re probably a manager or director of data science or analytics who’s worked with political campaigns, political consulting and analysis firms, or top advertising agencies that service political clients or progressive-leaning not-for-profits. You’ve got a degree in a technical or quantitative field and have developed a solid understanding of dimensional and relationship data models. Digging into the guts of the analysis doesn’t phase you, because you’re equipped with some exposure to programming (Java, Scala, or Python preferred), dashboarding tools (think Tableau, PowerBI, Zeppelin, ThoughtSpot, and JasperSoft), statistical modeling, data extraction and manipulation. You’re a firm adherent of Agile team methodologies and a wizard at learning whatever new tools, technologies, and frameworks get thrown at you.
But all that hard-core stuff is wrapped in the aura of a strong team leader and mentor who has built and nurtured solid teams of talented people. Put you in front of a client, and you blow them away as a communicator, collaborator, and story-teller who never fails to find the key connection between the data and the destination.
The Inside Skinny
Why you should quit your job right now and join this organization!
You’ve always wanted the opportunity to take a leading role in building processes that integrate the multiple facets of your expertise in the data analysis space, while assembling and helming teams to scale up the implementation of your ideas. The opportunity will be all the more inspiring because you know you’re moving the needle on causes you care about.
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