NABET–CWA - National Association of Broadcast Employees and Technicians – Communications Workers of America

National Association of Broadcast Employees and Technicians
Communications Workers of America

Data Specialist

Based in Washington, DC

In preparing for the opportunities and challenges ahead of us, the Communications Workers of America (CWA) is investing more deeply in technology that can amplify the voices and needs of working people in our democracy. We are hiring passionate problem solvers who will take our membership data systems and processes to the next level. Are you creative and passionate about finding solutions to make technical tools more accessible for everyone? Join our growing team! As a Data Specialist within the National Association of Broadcast Employees and Technicians (NABET) sector of CWA, you will improve the flow of data between employers such as NBC and ABC, CWA HQ, and local affiliates across the country. Together we will brainstorm, collaborate, build, and continue to improve the ways in which NABET-CWA takes in membership data and uses it to make high stakes decisions. You will work closely with NABET-CWA locals across the country and have opportunities to collaborate with other teams within CWA on data-based projects.

CWA represents 700,000 workers in public and private sector employment in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. CWA members work in telecommunications, information technology, the airline industry, news media, education, health care and public service, law enforcement, manufacturing and other fields. The NABET sector of CWA represents 10,000 workers in broadcasting and related industries.

The Data Specialist reports to CWA’s Director of Data and Information Systems and the NABET-CWA Sector President to specialize in the unique data needs of NABET-CWA. In this role, you will have a rare opportunity in a new position to develop and implement data strategy at one of America's most progressive labor unions.

In this role, you will work primarily with CWA's membership and dues processing system and liaise with NABET-CWA local officers and staff nationwide who work with the system.

  • Take the lead on working with NABET-CWA locals to promote engagement and understanding of the national membership system
  • Ensure accurate dues processing and reporting
  • Administer, support, and train users
  • Integrate and analyze membership and dues data from a variety of sources to support NABET-CWA's membership growth, retention and engagement goals
  • Work with leadership and staff to establish standards for data collection, acquisition, preservation, analytics, and hygiene

Required Skills and Experience
We are looking for someone who is committed to CWA's vision of economic justice and who has a real passion for implementing systems that enable organizations to thrive.

  • Ability to manage data for a large member- or donor- based organization
  • Ability to train people with a range of skillsets on technical tools
  • Ability to apply flexibility and creative problem solving to enforce the necessary use of certain systems
  • Experience handling multiple responsibilities, working independently within the context of a plan
  • Good communication and relationship-building skills including the ability to communicate technical subjects to users and organization leadership
  • Curious, and a brave learner, not afraid to pursue challenges and growth opportunities
  • Ability to travel and work long and extended hours when needed

We especially encourage applications from people who have these additional skills:

  • Familiarity with online and electoral tools and datasets such as Catalist, VAN, and other constituent relationship management tools like Action Network
  • Moderate or better SQL ability
  • Experience with programming language such as Python or R
  • Experience with data visualization tools such as Tableau, Periscope, or Google Data Studio
  • Experience working with APIs

In addition you should be comfortable with using the Microsoft Office suite and GSuite/Google Apps.

Job Specifications

  • Salary: $57,701.2 - 81,303.44
  • Located in Washington, DC
  • Two year term with the possibility of renewal
  • Position covered by the Guild Contract with CWA

To Apply
To be considered for this position, apply on the CWA Careers Portal at: https://www.paycomonline.net/v4/ats/web.php/jobs/ViewJobDetails?job=28657&clientkey=3DD4D8AF8C58AF2A4AA4B0629E6428E9. Please highlight any experience you have working with the labor movement, advocacy groups, political campaigns or community organizing.

CWA is an equal opportunity employer, and, as such, does not discriminate an employee or applicant on the basis of race, creed, color, age, sex, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, religious affiliation, disability, or any other classification protected from discrimination under applicable law.

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