Advocacy Data Analyst

Washington, DC
Mar 19, 2023
Apr 18, 2023
Full Time

AARP's Community, State and National Affairs (CSN) Group includes Government Relations, Programs, Volunteer Engagement, Community Outreach and Advocacy at the federal, state and local levels. It delivers on AARP's social mission by educating and engaging people 50-plus and their families, strengthening communities, and championing issues that help give people financial and health security.

The Advocacy Data Analyst collects, manages, researches, and analyzes data to develop insights for use in decision-making and setting business priorities. Produces and builds reports to measure campaign performance for Federal and Multistate Campaigns and communicate with stakeholders. Consults with management and campaign managers to discuss data insights and trends. The position will serve as the political data expert-at-large, working independently with team members at all levels within AARP Campaigns, such as collaborating with management to identify opportunities to utilize data-driven capabilities to support issue-based campaigns, organizing and advocacy efforts and to build more robust, innovative structures and systems for data-driven decision making to impact public policy and motivate constituents toward action.


  • Serve as an expert on political data sources, tools, and analytical procedures/methodologies. Stay informed of relevant changes or shifts in public interests related to AARP Campaign issues and examine opportunities to leverage political data to include campaign strategies and advocacy mobilization.
  • Collects manages, analyzes, synthesizes, and provides data to identify trends, draw insights, and address critical questions to achieve organizational objectives. Works with management teams to develop performance measurement frameworks (i.e., KPIs, metrics, etc.).
  • Works with cross-functional teams to align and integrate data platforms/process/reporting capabilities to ensure superior experience and functional excellence and develop operational efficiencies. Manages data quality and supports various projects/analyses gathering data and presenting results.
  • Determines data analysis strategies and understands data requirements for respective campaigns, including coordinating data-related resources and services to help meet campaign expectations.
  • Contributes to developing long-term data-driven goals and strategic plans to ensure successful growth and sustainability. Coordinates and integrates political data expertise with the Campaign's business goals and objectives.
  • Develops clear, concise, and well-integrated report deliverables, including data visualization that communicates data and insights.
  • Work with other members of the Advocacy Data & Technology Team and enterprise-wide Data teams in the requirements and prioritization of enhancements and improvements in tools and methodologies supporting data-driven campaign decisions.
  • Manages data quality. Acts as a liaison with technology regarding the maintenance of database systems. Provides support to various projects/analyses by gathering data and presenting results.


  • Completion of Bachelor's degree (or higher) in Public Policy, Public Administration, Data Science, or other quantitative discipline required.
  • A minimum of 5 years in data science, data, campaigns, or related fields.
  • At least 1-3 campaign cycles of experience working in any political or issue-based advocacy campaigns, ideally conducting data analysis, reporting, and insights.
  • Proficiency in SQL and/or statistical packages (R, Python, STATA, etc.)
  • Experience in turning analysis projects into sustainable, documented workflows and experience building systems that can be used across teams and designed with longevity/long-term thinking in mind.
  • Experience tackling new, messy datasets (qualitative and quantitative), structuring them for quick analysis and insights and understanding the importance of establishing data standards and unifying multiple data sources to track program progress and optimize work overtime.
  • Passion for continuously identifying and fixing data issues in a large, complex data environment. Advocacy Data & Technology rely on team members to constantly hunt for issues and not wait to be reactive.
  • Highly organized self-starter, excellent attention to detail, and problem-solver, with an ability to multitask and thrive in a fast-paced work environment.
  • Demonstrated history of delivering high-quality analytical reports and insights to decision-makers.

Additional Requirements
  • Regular and reliable job attendance
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Exhibit respect and understanding of others to maintain professional relationships
  • Independent judgement in evaluation options to make sound decisions
  • In office/open office environment with the ability to work effectively surrounded by moderate noise

Flexible Work Arrangement (FWA)

AARP observes Mondays and Fridays as telecommuting workdays, except for essential functions. Remote work and telecommuting can only be done within the United States and its territories.

Compensation and Benefits

AARP offers a competitive compensation and benefits package including a 401(k); 100% company-funded pension plan; health, dental, and vision plans; life insurance; paid time off to include company and individual holidays, vacation, sick, caregiving, and parental leave; performance-based and peer-based recognition; tuition reimbursement; among others.

Equal Employment Opportunity

AARP is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring a diverse workforce and sustaining an inclusive culture. AARP does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, sex, color, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, mental or physical disability, genetic information, veteran status, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.