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Data Fellowship

Location: Remote

To Apply: Send a resume along with a note about your story and why you would be a good fit for this position

TextOut is seeking a data fellow to join our team.  Our fellowship roles are for people who are excited about contributing to our cause while developing deeper professional expertise.  This role may be perfect for someone who is self-taught, completed a Bootcamp, comes from a non-technical major, or is switching careers. We expect you to have some basic core technical skills, but you do not have to be an expert.  Outside of tech, this role might be called an apprenticeship.

This is a remote, full-time position that can be based anywhere in the continental U.S. Pay is dependent on experience. There aren’t any additional benefits at this time. While this position is at-will, you are making a moral commitment (though not a legal one) through the conclusion of the November 2020 elections.

About You
  • You are 18 or older and have a passion for data and politics.

  • You may or may not be in school, pursuing a degree, or have a degree. It’s not required. You need to be committed to learning and hard work.

  • You have access to a reliable desktop or laptop computer and stable, fast internet.

  • You can commit no less than 40 hours per week to save democracy 

  • You want to build connections with other like-minded progressives around the US.

  • You adapt well to new technology and are a self-starter willing to teach yourself new software platforms.

  • You’re into the idea of working and communicating remotely with your teammates using programs like Slack for chat and Asana for project management.

  • You can work independently and are a natural problem solver but are also comfortable asking questions when you get stuck.

  • You have basic SQL and Object-Oriented programming skills, and you are comfortable learning new programming languages.

  • You have the highest ethical standards

Responsibilities and Duties May Include Some or All of the Following:

  • Create and manipulate data using SQL, Spreadsheet skills (Excel/Google Sheets), and custom scripting (Python preferred)

  • Develop reports and visualizations to support internal operations and client needs.

  • Build, maintain, and monitor data pipelines from sources including flat files, databases, APIs, and more.

  • Drafting and updating technical documentation and support materials

  • Learn and grow every day while creating solutions across the organization.

  • Answering client questions and troubleshooting issues

  • Making sure every client’s experience is a successful one

About TextOut

TextOut is Open Progress’ proprietary person-to-person texting software. Built in 2018 and spun out in 2019 as its own firm, TextOut makes possible richly-scripted interactions which can be easily overseen with high levels of quality control - and no loss of the key data you need because it’s automatically captured. All profits from TextOut go back to fund non-profit missions at Open Progress and its other non-profit partners, making it the only progressive technology platform in the space that exists to not only drive change but to fund it, too.