Published date Posted on Indeed on Nov 18, 2021 (10 d ago)
The Democratic National Committee’s Tech team is hiring a product manager to help us build tools to help candidates win elections and to empower progressives across the country. The Tech team works closely with campaigns up and down the ballot to provide them data and tools they need to win. Our data warehouse and analytics tools is our product (‘Phoenix’), along with a suite of voting services applications and tools including IWillVote.com and voter protection software utilized by thousands of volunteers across the country each election cycle. We are seeking a product manager to help us identify the biggest product opportunities and to work with our analysts, data scientists, designers, and engineers to build solutions that address those opportunities.

Who we are

We are a fully remote, distributed team living in 19 states and from a variety of backgrounds. Some of us have worked in political campaigns, others in public sector tech, and others in industry. We value diversity in perspective, lived experience, and the many paths one may take into working in political technology. We believe deeply in the promise of breaking the boom-bust cycle of political tech work and building technology infrastructure that will support campaigns from cycle to cycle and will improve with every iteration.

You Will..

    • Identify our biggest product opportunities—for our products / tools, work with the team to plan, design, implement new features and products. Our goal is to level up up our existing product before building new things.
    • Collaborate with other departments of the DNC and with Democrats around the country to get a real understanding of what problems we can help solve.
    • Drive decisions with data Help us create feedback loops in our products and pick the right metrics to measure whether we’re actually solving real problems for our users.
    • Communicate clearly and approach problems with curiosity and humility.

What we will look for ..

    • Typically 2 or more years experience as a product manager
    • Comfortable with one or more of the following: SQL, data architecture, data visualization tools (e.g. Tableau, Periscope, Google Data Studio).
    • Are curious, collaborative, and humble – ready to work with a diverse, distributed team to solve interesting problems together
    • Deep knowledge of and passion for technology products.

What we would be excited to see ..

    • Electoral campaign experience, and specifically experience with political data, is not required, but is definitely a plus.
    • Experience with front-end programming
    • Experience managing numerous stakeholders and large cross-functional teams
    • Experience working with a remote team
This is a full-time role. We are a fully remote team of staff across the US. If you are coming from industry, however, be aware that some things are different in the world of politics: while we've done some budget hacking so we can be competitive when it comes to salaries we know we can’t beat Google or Facebook. On the other hand, you might legit help save the world.

Benefits:
The DNC offers a generous benefit package, including:
  • More than 30 days of paid time off, including Federal holidays, vacation, and personal days;
  • Health and dental insurance for employee and dependents;
  • 90% paid by the DNC, 10% paid by employee;
  • Supplementary vision plans available to employees for purchase;
  • Up to a 4% employer match DNC 401(k) plan;
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) available to DNC employees and their dependents at no cost to staff;
  • Pre-tax Flexible spending account benefits available to employee and dependants.

Physical Requirements:
The DNC is committed to supporting employees of varying abilities and to providing reasonable accommodations to enable individuals with disabilities to succeed at the DNC. The requirements of this role, related to its physical demands, described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

All DNC employees must be able to operate a computer and use a cell phone. For roles at the DNC that include frequent business travel expectations, we can discuss reasonable alternatives to travel in some instances. Most roles also require communicating with key external stakeholders of the organization in person, via the telephone, or via email. We welcome applicants with questions about accommodations to request to speak with our Human Resources Department. When an applicant with a disability requires an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to compete for this position, they may request it in writing by emailing our Human Resources Department.

Essential functions of the role include:
  • Working from a computer for long periods of time; and,
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee may also frequently be required to communicate using the telephone, email, and in person with stakeholders.

You must receive the full course of one of the CDC-recommended vaccinations against COVID-19 as a condition of employment, unless otherwise prohibited by applicable law. If you seek a reasonable accommodation in relation to the DNC’s COVID-19 policy, you should speak to the HR team prior to reporting to an office location.

The Democratic National Committee (DNC), is committed to diversity among its staff, and recognizes that its continued success requires the highest commitment to obtaining and retaining a diverse staff that provides the best quality services to supporters and constituents. The DNC 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 disability, or any other legally protected basis. The DNC is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities in the hiring process and on the job, as required by applicable law. The DNC will not tolerate any unlawful discrimination and any such conduct is strictly prohibited.

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