Director of Civic Data

About Houston in Action

Houston in Action is the collective power of people and organizations throughout the Greater Houston area coming together to promote community leadership and break down systemic barriers to civic participation.


About the Position

Numbers. Pictures. Words.
You will implement our data collection and management strategy to help tell the story of our civic action network and move stakeholders to action. 

The Director  will synthesize demographic and voter trends to inform community organizing programs across HiA’s network of partners and will be responsible for maintaining all data systems, maps and reporting functions.  The Director will be influential and act as a champion for Houston in Action and its partners by understanding their programs and the trends impacting  their target communities.  Houston in Action has a strong culture of collaboration, learning and innovation. Team members are expected to model  leadership and proactive learning to advance our mission, vision, and core strategies. Success measures include the ability to translate data for multiple audiences, creativity in adapting procedures related to digital organizing  and social media engagement,  and effective team building skills. 


Must have:

  • Ability to improvise & implement processes in Every Action,  VAN (Voter Activation Network), and other civic engagement tools. Experience with Civis analytics data warehouse is a plus.
  • Experience cleaning and manipulating different data sets.  Experience with census and voter data is a plus. 
  • Understanding of how tables interact in SQL & how to perform a join.
  • Experience creating data visualizations (including maps) with Google Sheets, Tableau, Excel or other tools.
  • Exceptional attention to detail and robust organizational skills.
  • Self-motivated and able to work independently with multiple deadlines.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Work or volunteer experience in civic engagement, political, or issue advocacy.
  • A track record of supporting racial equity outcomes and ability to work effectively with communities of color in political settings.

This position  will report to the Executive Director and will:

  • Develop & implement processes across Every Action, VAN, and visualization and mapping software.
  • Produce and maintain reports and data analysis to track, support, and coordinate partner/coalition work
  • Mentor and advise on-going data training of staff and network partners
  • Conduct training on data structures, best practices, data collection methods, and analysis.
  • Manage contracts and vendor relationships.
  • Effectively plan and delegate work.
  • Effectively navigate complex internal and external situations and help maximize results for the organization.
  • Proactively provide analysis and information that effectively supports decision making.

Additional preferred skills include:

  • G-Suite Administration 
  • Experience in IT administration


  • This position is full-time. Salary commensurate with experience.  
  • Comprehensive medical, dental and paid time off benefits. 

To start the application process, please send your salary requirements and CV to Sacha at and with the reference: (Your last name, Director of Civic Data Job) in the subject line.

United Way of Greater Houston 2020 Census Response Grant