Vice President of Data and Technology

Remote position

TechEquity Collaborative is a non-profit organization dedicated to raising public consciousness about economic equity issues that result from the tech industry’s products and practices, and advocating for change that ensures tech’s evolution benefits everyone. We envision a world where the tech industry is responsible for building widespread economic prosperity, and is held accountable for the economic harms it creates in our communities. We focus on two issue areas: housing and labor. Learn more about our work at techequitycollaborative.org 

TechEquity is seeking a Vice President of Data and Technology to support our program initiatives through the collection and analysis of a variety of data sources relevant to our mission and initiatives. This is a unique opportunity for someone with technical expertise and interest in social impact to put their skills to work to build a more equitable economy for everyone.  

One through line of TechEquity’s work is that access to data and information is critical to achieving an equitable tech economy. We believe that when data inequities and information asymmetries exist, they consolidate corporate power and enable the exploitation of everyday people.  As we advocate for more transparency, and as we use data to enhance our campaigns and initiatives, the Vice President of Data and Technology will be responsible for holding the organization’s expertise in this area. Additionally, the Vice President of Data and Technology will be responsible for overseeing the maintenance of a handful of internal tools that have been built to support our advocacy network, the Tenant Protections Rent Calculator and an upcoming Legislative Tracker. 

Reporting to the Chief Program Officer, the Vice President of Data and Technology will work across our housing and labor initiatives, collaborating with subject matter expert leads to develop data strategies across each of our initiatives. They will also coordinate closely with senior leadership to establish the org-wide point of view about the use of data and transparency to further our theory of change. 

About the Role

This role is ideal for someone with the following traits:

  • 8-10 years of experience in data analysis, data research, data science, or related technical role 
  • Interest or experience in housing and/or labor advocacy and organizing, and/or social impact work
  • An understanding of the policy implications around data and information transparency, and an interest in working to advance transparency policies
  • Self-motivated and comfortable designing and implementing projects from inception to completion, including project roadmaps, timelines, and briefs 
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills and the ability to lead and support both technical and non-technical project members and volunteers 
  • Demonstrated ability to partner effectively with peers in shared efforts
  • High level of comfort engaging with the tech community 
  • Ability to travel to California 4-5 times per year, in addition to occasional other work-related travel as needed
  • Candidates with full-stack development experience are preferred

Specific responsibilities for this role include:

  • Identify, scope, and build data tools and visualizations that support our efforts to create transparency, foster corporate accountability, and amplify the experiences of people impacted by the tech industry
  • Engage in data analysis research projects to answer questions from a variety of datasets relevant to our work
  • Maintain internal datasets related to our initiatives, such as survey responses and other data collected in relation to research efforts
  • Maintain existing digital tools, including tenantprotections.org and our internal legislative tracker.
  • Collaborate with issue area leads to develop strategies for using data to advance our initiative goals
  • Work with issue area leads to identify new datasets that would aid our work, and manage collection methods including public records requests or purchasing proprietary databases
  • Serve as an issue expert on the subject of datafication and the role of data collection in our political economy, as well as evolving best practices from an ethical and privacy perspective around data collection and analysis
  • Manage a set of consultants, contributors and/or volunteers on technical projects
  • Advise organizational leadership on the role of data and transparency in the org-wide theory of change
  • Represent the organization at events, panels and conferences on issues related to data and transparency

Position Details

  • This is a fully remote, competitive salaried position with medical/dental/vision and retirement benefits. 
  • Location is remote with quarterly meetings in Northern California.
  • We value work/life balance and offer unlimited time off, flexible work hours, and a 4.5-day work week.
  • The salary range for this position is in line with our organizational payscale: $130,478 to $147,496. This represents the present low and high end of the Organization’s pay range for this position. Actual pay will vary based on various factors, including but not limited to experience. Salary range is set based on our headquarters region (100 driving miles from Oakland City Center). Outside of the headquarters region, the organization adjusts the payscale, not to exceed 10% adjustment, based on location to ensure equitable pay across the country. 
  • TechEquity is committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We encourage people from communities underrepresented in the tech industry to apply for this role. We value lived experience and encourage applicants who may not feel they can check off every skill listed above to still apply.
  • Our interview process includes:
    • An initial phone screen for 30 minutes (or less) with our Chief of Strategy & Engagement
    • Typically, the second interview is a panel with members of the team (including Chief Program Officer) and lasts for 60-75 minutes.
    • The final interview is with our CEO and lasts 45-60 minutes.
    • A successful candidate going through all three rounds should plan to spend no more than 3 hours total in the interview process.

To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume here. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

*Please note that we are unable to hire people living in Alaska or Hawaii, or who are based outside of the US. Applicants must be able to work legally in the US, we are unable to sponsor visas at this time.