Program Manager/Director

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Generous Benefits

About Bluebonnet Data

Founded in 2018 as the first volunteer data team for Beto O’Rourke’s US Senate campaign, Bluebonnet Data is now a woman-led organization focused on building people power in the progressive movement. We do this by recruiting, training, and organizing the next generation of tech-savvy talent for campaigns, nonprofits, parties, and other organizations in the Democratic ecosystem. We are dynamic individuals who will transform the Party for the modern era.

About the Program Manager/Director:

Bluebonnet Data is currently hiring for the position of Program Manager/Director, who will oversee the recruitment and application process for fellows, the development and delivery of training and resources, the management of ongoing fellowship programs, and the long-term development of Bluebonnet’s fellowship structure. The Program Manager/Director will regularly interact with teams of fellows and be the primary driver of Bluebonnet’s fellowship development and strategy.

Key Responsibilities

Fellow Recruitment and Application Process

Maintain and administer an efficient, equitable, and effective selection process for fellowship applicants.


Training Development and Delivery

Manage the content development and delivery of training sessions and resources for Bluebonnet fellows.


Fellowship Program Management

Oversee the execution and development of the fellowship, new fellowship creation, and the infrastructure that allows us to manage volunteers and partners.


Partnership Development

Generate and foster partnerships with other organizations that can provide support to Bluebonnet, additional opportunities for fellows, or amplify our mission.

Campaign Recruitment

Recruit and filter through campaigns, nonprofits, and other organizations interested in working with Bluebonnet Data teams. 

Desired Capabilities
  • Strategic leadership and agility

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

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

    • Able to think critically and challenge norms.

  • Strong communication, team management, and delegation skills

    • Able to juggle multiple projects and timelines.

    • Excellence in written and verbal communication.

    • Able to approach differences among staff with a constructive mindset.

    • Able to manage multiple internal and external relationships.

Required Skills and Experiences

Even if you don't have these exact qualifications but think you'd be a good addition to our team, we still encourage you to apply!​


  • Data skills

    • Some background in working with data in Python, R, or similar (this position won’t be expected to do much in the way of coding, but familiarity with data and data tools will be useful).

    • An understanding of how to approach political problems from a data science perspective.

  • Familiarity with political campaign software and data

    • Familiarity with VAN – experience with other political software is a bonus.

    • At least some experience working with political campaigns.

    • Familiarity with voter file data.

    • Familiarity with public political data sources such as Census or secretary of state data is a bonus.

  • Strong organizational background

    • Demonstrated experience of successful leadership on teams or within organizations.

    • Demonstrated ability to take on complex and large-scope responsibilities.

We'd also love it if you...
  • Care about Democratic 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, and racial justice in all aspects of your work.

  • Are a great coworker who will enjoy Google Meet chats, event-planning, and the occasional team retreat trip when COVID permits. 

  • Are curious and enthusiastic about your work!

Title Determination:

The job title is currently listed as Program Manager or Program Director. Title and compensation will be determined based on the qualifications of the applicant. There will be opportunities for advancement in salary, benefits, and title pending success within the organization.

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 status as a covered veteran 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:

Full-time salary ($50,000 to $60,000) commensurate with location and experience. Benefits include a healthcare reimbursement plan; generous vacation and sick time; and flexible work hours.  


Bluebonnet Data is a remote organization, but team members currently work between Boston (MA), Austin (TX), Houston (TX), and Washington DC.


Bluebonnet Data is not able to provide visa sponsorship at this time.