American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees

American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees

Data and Targeting Specialist

Based in Washington, DC


Data and Targeting Specialist
Washington, DC - Headquarters
United Staff Union – Grade 8
Salary Range: $82,357 - $123,530

This position in the Data & Analytics Department is responsible for completing tasks related to assisting in the development, implementation and maintenance of affiliate file processing procedures and reporting.


  • Utilize advanced data management tools and techniques to conduct voter targeting and analysis for issue and electoral campaigns.
  • Assist AFSCME International Staff and affiliates in developing targeting and data strategies to achieve their goals.
  • Manipulate voter, membership, volunteer and other databases.
  • Work with internal and external staff to establish best practices and standards for data collection, acquisition and preservation.
  • Provide data and technological guidance on issue and electoral campaigns.
  • Administer, support, and train users on voter file systems (Catalist and VAN).
  • Coordinate large-scale voter contact programs utilizing in-house and vender-provided tools.
  • Generate targeted voter/member lists for paid and volunteer contact programs including mail, canvassing, on-line and phone.

Education and Experience:
Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with course work in a related field; a minimum of five (5) years of experience or any equivalent combination of education and experience which provides the following knowledge, skills, and abilities:


  • Effective political analysis skills.
  • Extensive experience in political targeting techniques.
  • Strong commitment to the labor movement, the union and its mission.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills including the ability to communicate technical subjects to non–technical individuals.
  • Advanced Excel skills are required and experience with database platforms like Microsoft Access and more advanced SQL and query construction.
  • Familiarity with online electoral tools and datasets such as Catalist, VAN, and NCEC and with constituent relationship management tools such as Salsa.
  • Understanding of common direct voter contact programs.
  • Experience in the use of data and analytics to drive effective decision-making in both issue and electoral organizing.
  • Ability to manage several tasks/projects concurrently and prioritize work effectively and work under deadline pressures.

Travel, Driving & Work hours:

  • Travel and extended work hours including weekends may be required.
  • A valid driver’s license is required.

To Apply:
Please submit résumé and cover letter to recruiting@afscme.org.

Posting Date: November 2, 2023

AFSCME is an equal opportunity employer, and, as such, does not discriminate against 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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