The Data and Training Coordinator is responsible for working directly with partner organizations to support them in taking a data-driven approach to their civic engagement work. The ideal candidate will administer and expand NYCET’s suite of data and tools while building relationships with partners to support them in implementing the use of those data and tools. The Data and Training Coordinator works in partnership with the other Data and Training Coordinator as part of the NYCET Data team and works at the direction of the Data Director. This position is currently hybrid and will require in-person meetings and travel around the state.

Principal Responsibilities include:

Tools Administration & Maintenance

  • Administering VAN, including but not limited to building universes, matching and bulk uploading membership data, and creating VAN committees and user accounts.
  • Managing NYCET’s suite of digital tools that facilitate canvassing, relational organizing, phone banking, and peer-to-peer text banking.
  • Fulfilling partner requests submitted through NYCET’s help desk ticketing system. Examples of requests include onboarding a partner to a new tool, loading a list or script to a platform, and responding to data or tools-related questions.
  • Updating and cleaning data in VAN and NYCET servers as needed.
  • Creating and maintaining data dashboards used for analysis.

Data Capacity Building

  • Building relationships with partner organizations and staff through coaching, training, and field support.
  • Collaborating with members of the Data Team to design and facilitate trainings that support organizers in integrating data and tools into issue and policy-based campaigns.
  • Identifying opportunities to develop data and tools practitioners at partner organizations.
  • Supporting regional collaboration and coalition building across the state in collaboration with the NYCET team.
  • Supporting facilitation of Data in Organizing Institute and Youth Organizing Institute.
  • Seeking out and learning new technical skills that will further the mission of the table, and assist in presenting data to partners in an accessible manner.


  • At least one previous cycle organizing in political, nonprofit, labor, or community organization, either paid or unpaid required.
  • Experience with the VAN (Voter Activation Network)/VoteBuilder or other civic engagement platforms) required.
  • Familiarity with tools for outreach, such as phone banking, canvassing, and peer-to-peer SMS platforms.
  • Familiarity with common direct voter contact methods and tactics. Working knowledge of the structure of political and civic engagement campaigns.
  • Experience with Excel and/or Google Sheets.
  • Familiarity with SQL or other programming languages a plus.
  • Ability to work well under pressure, while maintaining a high level of detail orientation and meeting deadlines.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills, including the ability to translate technical instructions into easy-to-follow language for non-technical audiences.
  • Demonstrated commitment to racial and gender equity and record of success working with communities of color, women, low-income people, LGBTQIA individuals, and other historically marginalized communities. Commitment to approaching the work in an inclusive and empathetic way.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain strong, collaborative working relationships.

Compensation:  The salary range for this position is $60,000-$65,000 annualized, commensurate with experience, qualifications and internal equity.  Through NEO Philanthropy, this position is eligible for a full benefits package, including 100% medical coverage for the employee and 90% medical coverage for dependents; 100% coverage for vision, dental, life/AD&D, short-term and long-term disability. NEO also offers a 401K retirement savings plan, Healthcare Reimbursement Arrangement (HRA), Medical FSA, Dependent Care FSA, Employee Assistance Program, 12 paid holidays, and generous paid time off.

Basis: Full-time, Salaried, Exempt

Location: Based in New York state, this position is currently hybrid  and will require in person meetings and travel around the state

Reports To: Data Director

About New York Civic Engagement Table

The New York Civic Engagement Table plays a crucial role as the shared resources, and capacity-building hub designed to improve progressive voter engagement. With a commitment to the strategic and continuous coordination of electoral, base-building, and issue advocacy activities, our 60 partner organizations look to produce lifelong voters, develop leaders, and win on issues that affect impacted communities. NYCET proactively assesses the needs of our partner organizations, investigates and pilots new tools and tactics; and if they are demonstrated effective, enables their adoption broadly. NYCET also bridges the organizing and tech communities and creates opportunities to bring the capabilities of the tech industry to progressive organizations. This allows our partners to focus their efforts on resource intensive base building and organizing.

Since the creation of NYCET in 2009 as a fiscally sponsored project of the Public Policy and Education Fund and now NEO Philanthropy, we have identified 2.1 million New Yorkers who are supportive of progressive issues. This base has grown from 416,687 at the end of 2016. Our partners have moved many to action – voting, contacting elected officials, and attending rallies. Our community of New Yorkers has been contacted many times over by our partner organizations as part of the deep organizing and ecosystem of Integrated Voter Engagement critical to our work of building an inclusive and representative democracy. NYCET is an affiliate of the State Voices national network.

NYCET is a nonpartisan, 501c3 organization dedicated to fostering greater civic engagement in New York. We are an equal opportunity employer. Qualified individuals are encouraged to apply without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, sexual orientation, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, veteran status, or any other protected characteristic as established under law.