Data and Targeting Specialist
Washington, DC 
Posted 1 month ago
Job Description

Data and Targeting Specialist

United Food and Commercial Workers International Union (UFCW) is North America’s neighborhood union; standing together to improve the lives and livelihoods of workers, families and communities.  Our members work primarily in the retail food, meatpacking, poultry, food processing and manufacturing and retail store industries.

Washington, D.C. (on-site)

Position Description:
The Data and Targeting Specialist will play a vital role in supporting campaigns and other projects in coordination with the Organizing, Bargaining, Political, Communications, and Digital Departments.

The position will be in our Washington, DC office. The Data and Targeting Specialist will report to the Data and Analytics Director and Data Engineer.

Duties and Responsibilities:
Includes the following. Other duties may be assigned. This list is not exhaustive and may be supplemented.

Manipulates membership, organizing, voter, and other sources of data.
Works in collaboration with other department staff to provide data, targeting, technological guidance, reporting, and other support for organizing, bargaining, legislative and/or electoral campaigns. This may include:
    • Creating universes for political mail, canvass, and digital campaigns.
    • Providing recommendations on targeting based on a combination of membership and voter file data.
    • Providing reporting that holds the UFCW and its partners accountable to the goals that have been set.

Supports, coordinates, and collaborates on projects and campaigns with staff from Organizing, Bargaining, Political, Communications, Digital, and other departments.
Oversees UFCW’s VAN database as an administrator, providing training and technical support for International and Local Union staff.
As the VAN administrator, will also manage user and security settings along with supporting projects in which VAN interacts with UFCW text and phone platforms.
Works with vendors on system needs, data extraction, and other programmatic requirements to achieve project goals.
This is not an exhausted list of responsibilities; candidate will be responsible for other duties as assigned.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience
BA or BS degree in related field or equivalent work experience and 2 – 4 years of related experience. 

Communication Skills
Excellent listening, interpersonal, communication and problem-solving skills. Excellent organizational, time-management, oral and written communications skills.

Computer/Software Skills
Extensive experience with Excel and Google Sheets.

Experience utilizing and managing voter file and volunteer management platforms like VAN/VoteBuilder, preferably as an administrator.
Proficiency in SQL and constructing queries.

Other Knowledge/Skills/Abilities Required
Understanding of voter file data and electoral targeting.

Demonstrated ability to learn new techniques and troubleshoot code independently or through online sources.
Ability to work well under pressure, and be detail oriented while handling multiple projects simultaneously, and meeting frequent deadlines.
Ability to communicate and make accessible technical subjects to non-technical individuals both verbally and in writing.

Personal Characteristics
Strong customer service approach in providing technical support to staff and partners at various levels. Self-motivated and capable of taking action.

Job Demands
Ability to work long and extended hours required.
Working Conditions
The work is typically performed in a normal office environment where the noise level is usually moderate.

The work atmosphere is deadline oriented.

Physical Demands
The position involves, but is not limited to, written and oral communications skills, use of computer keyboard, close vision, sitting for long periods, stooping, bending and reaching.

The UFCW provides a very generous benefits package, including:
  • Comprehensive health insurance coverage.
  • Life insurance provided with ability to purchase supplemental life insurance at favorable rates.
  • Retirement Savings Account.
  • 401(k) plan with employer matching.
  • Pension plan.
  • Dependent care reimbursement account program.
  • Health care reimbursement account program.
  • Transportation program benefits.
  • Three weeks of paid vacation, 12 days of paid short-term sick leave, Extended Sick Leave program, paid parental leave.
  • Prepaid Legal Plan (for DC/MD/VA only).

This is a full-time position; posting closes when position is filled.    

Vaccination Requirement: 
UFCW requires all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment, consistent with applicable law. Any requests or questions may be submitted to

To apply submit cover letter, resume to:
We believe our success rests on recruiting and retaining a diverse staff. UFCW is an equal opportunity employer. Woman and people of color are encouraged to apply. Reasonable accommodations will be provided pursuant to the state and federal laws.



Special Notes/Instructions
Job Summary
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Salary and Benefits
$62,199 - $76,199
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
2 to 4 years
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