Helping recruit & support young people running for office
Run for Something recruits and supports young, diverse progressives running for local office in the United States. Since launching in 2017, Run for Something has recruited over 135,000 young people who want to run for office, endorsed over 3,000 candidates and won over 1,000 elections. Over half of those endorsed candidates are women, more than half are BIPOC, and over a quarter are members of the LGBTQIA+ community. Win or lose, our alumni have meaningfully and intentionally made life better for millions of Americans across the country. We are a high-reaching, hungry team changing the face of politics in America.
The Run for Something network includes Run for Something (a 527 non-federal PAC), Run for Something Action Fund (a 501c4), and Run for Something Civics (a newly launched, non-partisan 501c3).
The priority deadline for applications for this role is November 16.
Position Name: Data Engineer
Reporting Structure: This role reports to the Chief Technology Officer.
Location: Remote (U.S.)
Job Classification: Full Time, Exempt
Run for Something is hiring a Data Engineer! This role will report to the CTO. As a Data Engineer on Run for Something’s Tech Team, you will coordinate across departments to ensure data is used effectively to further our mission of recruiting and supporting progressive candidates with lived experiences and from marginalized backgrounds for down-ballot offices. As Data Engineer, you will be responsible for ensuring we’re both collecting the right data and collecting it consistently for each point of engagement with each person in the Run for Something universe. You’ll build and orchestrate data pipelines, craft self-serve reporting tools, and find clever solutions to the complex data challenges throughout the organization.
You will be a great fit for the Run for Something Tech Team if you:
Candidates with a demonstrated willingness and aptitude for learning new tech are encouraged to apply even if they don’t meet every qualification listed.
Run for Something is committed to building teams that reflect the diversity of our candidates, and to building equitable and inclusive environments that fully leverage the skills, potential, and unique perspectives of our employees. We strongly encourage applications from members of marginalized communities who have been disproportionately affected by lack of representation in elected office, including Black, Indigenous, and people of color, women, and the LGBTQIA+ and disabled communities.
Run for Something is (and always has been and will be) a remote office environment; you will collaborate with colleagues who are based across the United States. You should be prepared to either work from home or a location of your choosing.
Salary for this position is set at $98,100. In order to counter pay inequality and uphold internal parity, salaries are non-negotiable for new and current employees. Run for Something salary bands for a given staff level are benchmarked to the 75th percentile for our sector, and all new employees are paid at the entry point of those bands. Employees then have the opportunity to progress through current salary bands through annual cost of living increases and performance-based pay increases, and into new salary bands through promotions.
Benefits at Run for Something include:
Given campaign finance restrictions, candidates for this position must possess valid work authorizations, and cannot be foreign nationals. This means that we are legally prohibited from hiring anyone for this position who is not a US citizen or lawful permanent resident (green card holder).
We will be reviewing applications on a rolling basis, with priority review given to earlier applications.
No phone calls, emails, or social media inquiries, please. Due to the volume of applications, we are unable to respond to individual inquiries.