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Executive Director

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Executive Director, Bluebonnet Data


We’re Building a Winning Progressive Movement — Powered by Data, Built by People


This is a unique opportunity to lead an organization that is recruiting and training the next generation of data-savvy talent in the progressive movement. Bluebonnet began as a small volunteer team in 2018 and has grown into a national nonprofit with a network of 1,200+ people and 500+ progressive campaigns and causes. 


Bluebonnet Data is a fully remote nonprofit that recruits, trains, and places data volunteers with campaigns and causes. Our organization is run by a full-time team of ~5 people with occasional part-time, seasonal employees on a total budget of ~$1M. Learn more about our work at


We’re looking for a visionary individual — someone who sees the opportunity to bring together data, politics, and people to make a positive difference in the U.S. The Executive Director will work directly with an engaged and ambitious team to lead Bluebonnet Data into the next phase of its growth and development. You will be the steward of Bluebonnet’s strategic vision and leader of Bluebonnet’s financial management, fundraising efforts, staff management, partnership development, and more. This is a fully remote, US-based position with intermittent travel requirements for fundraising, networking, and staff retreats. 


What does the Executive Director do? Key Responsibilities:


Strategic Planning 

  • The Strategic Plan sets the direction for Bluebonnet going into the next 2 years, 5 years, and beyond. We are in the process of concluding Phase 1 of the Strategic Plan construction process. The new ED will be charged with carrying the Strategic Plan forward as well as adding their vision to the direction set forth.


Financial Management and Fundraising

  • Building relationships with current and prospective donors to help secure a healthy financial future for Bluebonnet. 

  • Regular (weekly, monthly, and quarterly) financial analysis and reporting for Bluebonnet.

  • Dynamic thinking about current revenue streams and opportunities for expansion.


Team Management

  • At the start of their tenure, the ED will have at least three direct reports.

  • Bluebonnet has a great team that has worked hard to foster a happy, inclusive workplace. The ED will be responsible for continuing to support them through the coming election cycles, as well as making future decisions about hiring and staff growth. 

  • Can curate a strong, happy, remote work environment. Bluebonnet Data strives to be a leader in employee well-being and think creatively about the future of work and the workplace.



  • We’re looking for someone who enjoys working with others and building relationships across sectors and time zones. The Executive Director will create and build partnerships with individuals and organizations across the Progressive ecosystem. 


Board Development

  • The ED is responsible for reporting on finance, program initiatives, etc. to the Board of Directors at quarterly meetings and in between. 

  • The ED should be prepared to work closely with the Board President on preparing board materials and meetings, preparing materials for committee meetings, and managing the relationship between the organization and its board members.

  • The ED is a non-voting member of the board, and as such is expected to be closely involved in all discussions about the organization’s long-term vision, mission fulfillment, and strategy. 


Required Skills and Experiences:

Even if you don't have these exact qualifications but think you'd be a good fit for the role, we still encourage you to apply!


Strategic leadership and agility

  • Able to think big-picture and able to break large goals into smaller, actionable steps.

  • Observe and anticipate problem areas and approach them with a solution-oriented mindset.

  • Able to think critically and creatively.


Financial management experience and excitement for fundraising 

  • Understanding of budgeting and financial planning/forecasting.

  • Eagerness to fundraise and build financial capacity for the organization. 

  • Able to make financial decisions on a day-to-day basis relating to team expenses, partnership investments, and more.


Familiarity with political campaigning

  • Understanding of what campaigns are trying to accomplish and how we can bring them to the next level. 

  • Multiple cycles of campaign experience is a plus but not a requirement. If less familiar with campaigns, be prepared to spend time listening to and learning from campaigns about their needs.


Familiarity with data science 

  • The future of Bluebonnet is drilling down deeper into our data and technical niches and becoming leaders in progressive data. We need someone who lives and breathes data and can be a real visionary about the future of the progressive data ecosystem.

  • A technical background is preferred: background in statistics, computer science, math; direct experience conducting and critiquing data analyses; proficiency in any or all of Python, R, SQL.

Strong communication and management skills

  • Experience as a project manager in a remote environment.

  • Able to juggle multiple projects and deadlines.

  • Excellence in written and verbal communication.

  • Able to successfully manage staff and create a positive work culture.

  • Able to manage numerous internal and external relationships.


It is also essential that you… 

  • Care about progressive causes and mobilizing people power, especially amongst young people, in the progressive movement. 

  • Are interested in working in a startup-type environment, helping build and shape our organization to adapt to a changing political climate. 

  • Hold a strong commitment to social, gender, & racial justice in all aspects of your work.

  • Are curious and enthusiastic about your work! 


Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion:

Bluebonnet Data provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or military status in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. 


Bluebonnet strives to foster diversity, equity, and inclusivity among employees, fellows, and partners, creating a team environment that prioritizes mutual respect and fair treatment. We expect all community members to make a commitment to inclusivity and in addition to respectful discourse, to treat fellows equally and without regard to gender, race, disability, religion, or other identities. 


Classification, Salary, and Benefits:

The salary for this position is $100,000 annually. Benefits include healthcare and dental plans (50% employer-covered); generous vacation and sick time; and flexible work hours. There will be opportunities for advancement in salary and benefits pending success within the organization.


Bluebonnet Data is a remote organization, but team members currently work between Boston (MA), Austin (TX), Denver (CO), and Washington (DC). Bluebonnet Data is not able to provide visa sponsorship at this time. 


How to Apply:

Please find the application form at this link: 

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.

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