Data and Technology Director

The Maryland Democratic Party seeks a Data and Technology Director to manage the day-to-day voter file and technology needs of the State Party, county party organizations, state and federal campaigns.


  • VAN Administration
    • Statewide Administration of every user and committee within the state
    • Onboarding new users and permissioning user access. This will include maintaining and enforcing data best practices and data sharing within VoteBuilder
    • Creating and managing VAN campaign committee access in compliance with state finance laws and regulations, and the DNC and State Party User Agreements
    • Creating target universes for voter contact with or without help from coordinated campaigns or sister committee data staff
    • Troubleshooting and answering user questions via VAN Support Requests, and escalating to VAN and/or DNC staff, as necessary
    • Working knowledge of (or willingness to learn) all aspects of campaign committee setup (ie: scripts, report formats, events and event types, user profile hierarchies, survey questions and activist codes, MiniVAN setup, scores, canvass and contact results, phonebanks, turf cutting, etc.)
    • Providing VoteBuilder training to elected officials, candidates, and their campaign staff, and state party users, activists, and volunteers
    • Completing post-cycle cleanup, including the offboarding and deactivation of committees and users, removal of targets, scripts
  • Voter File Updates, Vote History, and Issue Troubleshooting
    • Obtaining regular voter file updates, if not monthly then at least 4x per year, and uploading the voter file via Portal with pertinent, DNC requested information
    • Reaching out to the DNC Community Team with flags regarding changes on the voter file including but not limited to format changes, data changes, concerns, etc.
  • Acquiring Polling Location Data from State and Local Election Officials
    • Formatting and uploading voting locations to VoteBuilder and the DNC data ingestion tool (VLP Sheet) in an expedient manner
    • Working with DNC staff to launch voting location information on and LBJ Voter Protection tool
    • Updating voting location data on an ongoing basis as changes are made
  • Managing the State Party Phoenix Instance (DNC Data Warehouse)
    • Possessing or willingness to learn about data available to state party data staff in Phoenix/BigQuery
    • Vetting and onboarding down ballot committees and their campaign data staff
    • Managing user data permissions via Portal
    • Answering basic questions about Phoenix dataset usage and SQL queries
    • Offboarding and auditing users post-cycle
  • Establishing a working relationship with state and local election officials for election, voter file, registration, vote history, and voting location timelines
  • Regularly attending DNC and VAN training events to obtain and enhance data tool knowledge
    • Access Tech Documentation for existing processes
    • Reach out to DNC Community Team for questions 
  • Working with DNC and Sister Committee Staff (DCCC, DSCC, DLCC) to complete program goals within the state
  • Partnering with and communicating with the ASDC when issues arise with data gathering or partnerships within the state

Core Competencies

  • Expert knowledge of VAN / VoteBuilder
  • Experience working on a statewide campaign
  • Proficient in SQL
  • 1+ cycles of experience in a data role
  • Experience with targeting and building voter contact universes
  • Familiarity with the Democratic data & tech ecosystem and commonly used tools
  • Ability to clearly communicate deadlines, goals, roadblocks
  • Comfort explaining technical concepts to non-technical users, especially VAN usage and data standards
  • Willingness to ask questions and grow within a technical role with constantly changing priorities
  • Appetite for independent learning
  • Nice to have:
    • Familiarity with BigQuery
    • Experience as a statewide administrator for VAN / VoteBuilder
    • Expert in SQL
    • Experience building reports in Looker Studio or Tableau
    • Familiarity with GIS 

Application Instructions and Deadline 

Applicants should submit their applications through THIS FORM. Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis starting January 3, 2023.


The Maryland Democratic Party is committed to attracting and retaining a diverse workforce and is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, creed, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, national or ethnic origin, disability, age, marital, veteran or economic status, or any other legally protected basis. 

The Maryland Democratic Party is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities in the hiring process and on the job, as required by applicable law. Please contact us for any accommodations needed in the hiring process.

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