Data Reporting Analyst [DATA-16], Data & Analytics, NY

National Offices, New York, NY
New York
August 2, 2018

Data Reporting Analyst [DATA-16]

American Civil Liberties Union

Data & Analytics, NY


For nearly 100 years, the ACLU has been our nation’s guardian of liberty, working in courts, legislatures, and communities to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed by the Constitution and laws of the United States. Whether it’s ending mass incarceration, achieving full equality for the LGBT community, establishing new privacy protections for our digital age, or preserving the right to vote or the right to have an abortion, the ACLU takes up the toughest civil liberties cases and issues to defend all people from government abuse and overreach. With more than a million members, activists, and supporters, the ACLU is a nationwide organization that fights tirelessly in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, and Washington, D.C., for the principle that every individual’s rights must be protected equally under the law, regardless of race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, national origin, record of arrest or conviction.



The ACLU is seeking a full-time Data Reporting Analyst focused on creating compelling reports and dashboard solutions alongside teams of Data Scientists, Data Engineers and business users to enable the use of innovative data-driven methods and advanced analytics to transform the way the nationwide organization approaches all facets of its mission, including advocacy, communications, and fundraising. This includes collaborating with stakeholders to define their reporting needs, building compelling self-service reporting assets, and working across the organization to improve our data literacy and reporting capabilities.

This role will have a particular focus on supporting our advocacy and fundraising goals through working with our membership data, polling, and voter files, to support and guide the work of our digital engagement, field organizing, and political advocacy teams. Experience from a political campaign data team a plus, but not required.

The Data Reporting Analyst will be the center of knowledge throughout the organization and will act as a champion for the many opportunities for business users to better understand ACLU data. The Data Reporting Analyst will work with the rest of the Data and Analytics team to play a leading role in designing the ACLU’s reporting/BI infrastructure, building out reporting and visualization assets, and deploying solutions to help the ACLU identify meaningful insights, inform strategic decisions, and enhance modes of constituent engagement. The person in the role will join the Data & Analytics team in New York, led by the Chief Analytics Officer.



The Data Reporting Analyst will be responsible for:

  • Working directly with development, political advocacy, and field organizers on understanding member and voter engagement in the 2018 midterms and beyond
  • Researching and developing analytic reporting solutions in furtherance of the ACLU’s overall mission and strategic direction
  • Working across ACLU teams and relevant vendors to create compelling reports, evaluate existing reporting solutions, and democratize access to data and information
  • Developing deep relationships with business consumers of data and analytics to improve data-driven decision making and business relevance of data and analytics products
  • Developing a deep-understanding of the broad range of data sources within the organization, and seek mechanisms to make data-comprehension common across the organization
  • Working across teams to develop a coordinated data strategy including platform choices, common reports to generate / build into tools / automate, and meaningful mechanisms/processes for improving data and visualizations available to ACLU teams for decision making and strategic planning
  • Partnering across analytics projects on data reporting, supporting the efforts across full use cases – ideation, data preparation, exploratory visualization, descriptive analytics, and accessible reporting
  • Designing and delivering KPIs and other reports for a broad range of stakeholders that support ACLU leadership in measuring success and driving strategic decision making
  • Supporting relationships with vendors of reporting products and evaluating new tools and products to augment existing capabilities and inform contract negotiations
  • Informing the specifications and development of reporting enhancements that deepen engagement in the ACLU’s work on a broad range of civil liberties issues
  • Demonstrating a commitment to diversity within the office using a personal approach that values all individuals and respects differences in regards to race, ethnicity, age, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, religion, ability, socio-economic circumstance, and record of arrest or conviction
  • Commitment to work collaboratively and respectfully toward resolving obstacles and/or conflicts



  • 1-3+ years of experience building analytics reports and visualizations using a variety of tools in a political campaign, non-profit, or business setting
  • Undergraduate degree in an analytical field (i.e., Economics, Psychology, Computer Science, Business, etc.) or equivalent experience
  • Experience with a variety of dashboarding/reporting (Tableau, Looker, etc.) and ETL tools solutions
  • Fluency with data retrieval from relational databases via SQL and other coding mechanisms
  • Familiarity with NGP VAN and other organizing tools a plus
  • Experience working with voter files a plus
  • Experience working to understand business users needs and delivering end-to-end solutions collaboratively
  • Ability to balance multiple priorities, communicate goals and build consensus to work effectively within and across departments.
  • Passion for civil liberties and civil rights, especially regarding privacy and the fight against discrimination



The ACLU offers a generous and comprehensive compensation and benefits package, commensurate with experience and within the parameters of the ACLU compensation scale.



Please send a cover letter and resume to  Reference [DATA-16] in subject line. Please note that this is not the general ACLU email address.  This email address is specific to the department. In order to ensure your application is received please make certain it is sent to the correct e-mail address. You can expect to receive an automatic response that acknowledges the submission of application materials.


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Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.


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