Job Openings at MoveOn.org

MoveOn is looking for superstars to join our team and help win some huge, exciting fights in 2014 and beyond. We’ll be battling for policies that serve the 99%, resisting Republican attacks on our communities, supporting progressive candidates, breaking ground with new organizing strategies and technology, and much more. We’re going big. To make it all happen, we’re hiring for these positions:

Organizing Director

Organizing today looks a lot different than it did 15 years ago when MoveOn started running inspirational, impactful campaigns — because online organizing itself has gone through a revolution. Campaigns have gone from being created by a small number of staff campaigners to harnessing the ideas and passions of a huge number of everyday citizens. We’ve been at the forefront of this change, and the next step is to continue building our grassroots field network to rise to these new challenges and opportunities.

In this job, you’ll lead the effort to build a vision for a new field model at MoveOn — one that harnesses the organizing power of our 8 million members to run individual campaigns locally — while still connecting to, and enhancing, unified national campaigns. You’ll be at the helm of the next generation of MoveOn’s scaled field strategy that develops member leadership and builds MoveOn’s grassroots power.  Find out more about this position and apply today!

Grassroots Campaign Director

Time and again, MoveOn.org has changed the face of American politics. Since starting as one simple online petition in 1998, we’ve grown to become the largest independent online political group in America, with millions of members fighting together to elevate real people’s voices in our democracy and win progressive change. More recently, we’ve pioneered giving individual MoveOn members the tools to run and win campaigns in their local area.

In this job, you’ll combine both of those — running campaigns that individual members lead locally and that combine to form one larger, powerful campaign. Imagine fighting for a national moratorium on fracking that includes efforts in dozens of states. Or combating money in politics by building momentum for dozens of local wins, and elevating those efforts collectively at the state and national levels. As the Grassroots Campaign Director you’ll do just that — enabling individual members to campaign locally while crafting these individual efforts into an overall powerful campaign.  Find out more about this position and apply today!

Platform Campaign Manager

In 2011, MoveOn launched our online petition platform, helping to lead one of the most important revolutions in modern organizing: the move from campaigns created by a small number of staff campaigners to campaigns created by a huge number of everyday citizens. We’ve been at the forefront of this change, but there is still much to do.

As the platform campaign manager, you will play a critical role in driving forward organizing via our campaign platform. Working closely with the platform campaign director, you will help solve some of the most pressing organizing challenges faced by our members, from identifying effective campaign ideas and tactics to connecting with other members passionate about the same issue. Your work will range from one-on-one campaign strategy conversations to running scaled experiments focused on finding, elevating, and helping develop our members’ campaigns.  Find out more about this position and apply today!

Field Network Director

At MoveOn, we run inspiring, high impact, member-led campaigns–capitalizing on the energy of strategic national campaigns spearheaded by MoveOn staff and supporting the thousands of campaigns that members run through our distributed campaigning platform. Over the last decade, online organizing has gone through a revolution–campaigns have gone from being created by a small number of staff campaigners to a huge number of everyday citizens. We’ve been at the forefront of this change and the next step is to continue building our grassroots field network to rise to these new challenges and opportunities.

As the Field Network Director, you’ll lead the effort to build on our powerful history to design a powerful field model that reflects today’s technology, momentum, and scale. You’ll be at the helm of the next generation of MoveOn’s scaled field strategy that develops member leadership and builds MoveOn’s grassroots power.  Find out more about this position and apply today!

AllStar

MoveOn is a community of millions of Americans from all walks of life.  Our tiny staff team works to support our members in making their voices heard in our democracy — using innovative technology to lead, participate in, and win campaigns for progressive change.We hire the most innovative, experienced, and dedicated team members to ensure our member’s small dollar contributions enable winning campaigns.

In addition to the specific jobs posted on our website, we’re always looking for allstars – innovative, entrepreneurial, and accomplished applicants — who may not be a fit for one of our posted jobs, but want to find a way to bring their many years of experience, demonstrated talent, and vision to MoveOn.

Maybe that’s you. So tell us your story! Click here to submit your application, resume, and cover letter. We get a high volume of interested applicants, but we’ll get back to you if we can see an immediate fit between your skills and passions and what we have in the pipeline for the year.

 

MoveOn.org Civic Action and MoveOn.org Political Action 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.

Full Job Descriptions

Organizing Director

Time and again, MoveOn.org has changed the face of American politics. Since starting as one simple online petition in 1998, we’ve grown to become the largest independent online political group in America, with millions of members fighting together to elevate real people’s voices in our democracy and win progressive change.

But organizing today looks a lot different than it did 15 years ago when MoveOn started running inspirational, impactful campaigns — because online organizing itself has gone through a revolution. Campaigns have gone from being created by a small number of staff campaigners to harnessing the ideas and passions of a huge number of everyday citizens. We’ve been at the forefront of this change, and the next step is to continue building our grassroots field network to rise to these new challenges and opportunities.

In this job, you’ll lead the effort to build a vision for a new field model at MoveOn — one that harnesses the organizing power of our 8 million members to run individual campaigns locally — while still connecting to, and enhancing, unified national campaigns. You’ll be at the helm of the next generation of MoveOn’s scaled field strategy that develops member leadership and builds MoveOn’s grassroots power.

This is a senior leadership role where you’ll have both the independence and resources to achieve breakthrough innovations, working hand in hand with an all-star team of campaigners, media professionals, programmers, media professionals, analytics experts, and organizers. If you’re a top-notch organizer looking to create the next big thing in political change by using  cutting-edge organizing theory along with emerging tech trends and opportunities, then this job is for you.

Requirements: To set our Organizing Director up for success, we have identified three critical skill sets necessary to excel in this role—roughly grouped into Organizing, Campaigning and Technology. Strong candidates will be skilled in all three areas. However, we also encourage candidates to apply who don’t have deep expertise in all three areas, but have exceptional skills in one or two areas, and the hunger and aptitude to learn the other areas quickly.

Organizing

  • You’re an organizer at heart. You love setting up regular people to understand their own power to change their community (whether locally or nationally); and you geek out on leadership development, trainings, and grassroots action.
  • You’re able to not just execute, but envision new field models. You have the skills to bridge tried-and-true organizing models with innovative technology tools and platforms.
  • You understand, trust, and connect with grassroots activists and want to support them in doing impactful, creative work.
  • You have extensive experience managing project teams of staff and large numbers of volunteers.
  • You have the experience of or equivalent to a Field Director.

Campaigning

  • You have a track record of winning high-impact advocacy campaigns.
  • You’re a powerful writer for popular audiences, especially short and grabby email actions.
  • You’re able to spot political opportunities and translate them from one situation to another.
  • You know how to make campaigns newsworthy and generate press coverage to help them win.
  • You can quickly synthesize information about new topics.

Technology

  • You’re adept at figuring out creative ways of leveraging technology to make good things happen.
  • You’re skilled at testing new uses of technology, and know how to measure what’s working.
  • You have the capacity to manage tech projects, including scoping and spec’ing out web tools.
  • You ideally have experience with HTML, and — even better — with CSS, SQL, and similar technologies.

At MoveOn, we work in a virtual office handling most of our day-to-day communication with conference calls, IM, and email. We value low-ego, high-output staff who like teamwork, but can work independently day-to-day. To thrive at MoveOn you’ll be comfortable changing directions quickly and frequently (“build it, test it, iterate quickly”) and be adept at planning and managing complex projects under relentless deadlines. Most importantly, you’ll derive satisfaction from innovating in service of members to, together, make this country more progressive.

Location: Anywhere in the continental U.S.—MoveOn operates on a virtual office model, collaborating online.

Salary: Salary is highly competitive and benefits include health and dental insurance and four weeks vacation.

To Apply: Click here to submit your application, resume and a cover letter that explains why you are a good fit for the Organizing Director position.

MoveOn.org Civic Action and MoveOn.org Political Action 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.

Grassroots Campaign Director

Time and again, MoveOn.org has changed the face of American politics. Since starting as one simple online petition in 1998, we’ve grown to become the largest independent online political group in America, with millions of members fighting together to elevate real people’s voices in our democracy and win progressive change. More recently, we’ve pioneered giving individual MoveOn members the tools to run and win campaigns in their local area.

In this job, you’ll combine both of those — running campaigns that individual members lead locally and that combine to form one larger, powerful campaign. Imagine fighting for a national moratorium on fracking that includes efforts in dozens of states. Or combating money in politics by building momentum for dozens of local wins, and elevating those efforts collectively at the state and national levels. As the Grassroots Campaign Director you’ll do just that — enabling individual members to campaign locally while crafting these individual efforts into an overall powerful campaign.

As the Grassroots Campaign Director, you’ll have both the independence and resources to achieve breakthrough innovations, working hand in hand with an all-star team of programmers, media professionals, analytics experts, field experts, and organizers. If you’re a top-notch organizer looking to create the next big thing in political change by using cutting-edge organizing theory along with emerging tech trends and opportunities, then this job is for you.

Requirements: To set our Grassroots Campaign Director up for success, we have identified three critical skill sets necessary to excel in this role—roughly grouped into Organizing, Campaigning and Technology. Strong candidates will be skilled in all three areas. However, we also encourage candidates to apply who don’t have deep expertise in all three areas, but have exceptional skills in one or two areas, and the hunger and aptitude to learn the other areas quickly.

Organizing

  • Constantly thinking of creative new ways to mobilize people and have an impact
  • Understands, trusts, and connects with grassroots activists and wants to support them in doing impactful, creative work
  • Skilled at creatively thinking about how to combine community organizing best practices with scalable tech tools
  • Experience directing advocacy campaigns is preferred
  • Ability to manage project teams of staff and large numbers of volunteers

Campaigning

  • Powerful writer for popular audiences, especially short and grabby email actions
  • Able to spot political opportunities and translate them from one situation to another
  • Knows how to make campaigns newsworthy and generate press coverage to help them win
  • Able to quickly synthesize information about new topics

Technology

  • Adept at figuring out creative ways of leveraging technology to make good things happen
  • Skilled at testing new uses of technology, and knows how to measure what’s working
  • Has the capacity to manage tech projects, including scoping and spec’ing out web tools
  • Ideally has experience with HTML, and — even better — with CSS, SQL, and similar technologies

At MoveOn, we work in a virtual office handling most of our day-to-day communication with conference calls, IM, and email. We value low-ego, high-output staff who like teamwork, but can work independently day-to-day. To thrive at MoveOn you’ll be comfortable changing directions quickly and frequently (“build it, test it, iterate quickly”) and be adept at planning and managing complex projects under relentless deadlines. Most importantly, you’ll derive satisfaction from innovating in service of members to, together, make this country more progressive.

Location: Anywhere in the continental U.S.—MoveOn operates on a virtual office model, collaborating online.

Salary: Salary is highly competitive and benefits include health and dental insurance and four weeks vacation.

To Apply: Click here to submit your application, resume and a cover letter that explains why you are a good fit for the Grassroots Campaign Director position.

MoveOn.org Civic Action and MoveOn.org Political Action provide 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.

Platform Campaign Manager

Timeline: ASAP

Goal: Help thousands of MoveOn members run and participate in powerful, strategic, winning campaigns—by connecting millions of MoveOn members to priority campaigns, and helping innovate and develop new tools and processes within our online platform.

Description: More than 16 years ago, MoveOn began with one simple online petition. Since then, we’ve grown to become the largest independent political group in America, with millions of members fighting together to elevate real people’s voices in our democracy and win progressive change.

But through all that, we’ve stayed true to our roots—running impactful, technology-driven, member-led campaigns. That’s why, in 2011, we launched our online petition platform, helping to lead one of the most important revolutions in modern organizing: the move from campaigns created by a small number of staff campaigners to campaigns created by a huge number of everyday citizens. We’ve been at the forefront of this change, but there is still much to do.

As the platform campaign manager, you will play a critical role in driving forward organizing via our campaign platform. Working closely with the platform campaign director, you will help solve some of the most pressing organizing challenges faced by our members, from identifying effective campaign ideas and tactics to connecting with other members passionate about the same issue. Your work will range from one-on-one campaign strategy conversations to running scaled experiments focused on finding, elevating, and helping develop our members’ campaigns.

In this job, you will work closely with world-class engineers, analytics experts, and campaigners. Most importantly, you’ll work with our amazing 8 million members, thousands of whom are already using our platform to run powerful campaigns. If you’re a tech-savvy organizer passionate about helping thousands of people run powerful, strategic, winning campaigns, this job is for you!

Day-to-Day Responsibilities

  • Maintaining a robustly-functioning platform that surfaces a broad range of member campaigns.
  • Building a stronger overall platform in service of member organizing.
  • Engaging in storytelling around our platform work, making sure it makes sense to members, is timely and relevant, and showcases good campaigning.
  • Supporting the overall work MoveOn does via platform-based fundraising as well as  more traditional organization fundraising.

Talents and Skills

  • You are a creative technology nerd who is passionate about figuring out the kinds of tools and systems that can help our members run and win more campaigns.
  • You have experience developing technology solutions for organizing problems, but also understand that not all problems require a technology solution.
  • You are skilled at testing technology, and know how to measure what’s working.
  • You are committed to getting things done quickly and efficiently, equally comfortable with scaling up successful projects and joyfully funeraling unsuccessful ones.
  • You are a powerful writer for popular audiences, especially of short and grabby email actions.
  • You are equally comfortable working on big, exciting development projects and running less exciting, but still critical day-to-day maintenance projects.

Work Environment

MoveOn is an agile organization, ever changing to meet the needs of our members and to help drive the progressive movement forward. As such, we manage a fast-moving team of leaders who:

  • Like teamwork but can work independently day to day.
  • Can plan and manage complex projects under relentless deadlines.
  • Are low-ego and high-output (like the rest of our team).
  • Can change direction quickly to respond to new information and changing circumstances.
  • Like working hard with a hardworking team.
  • Thrive in a virtual office: communicates well on conference calls, IM, and email.

MoveOn.org Platform Campaign Manager Specifics

Title:Platform campaign manager

Location: Anywhere in the continental U.S.—MoveOn operates on a virtual office model, collaborating online.

Salary: Salary is highly competitive and benefits include health and dental insurance and four weeks vacation.

To apply: Click here to submit your application, résumé, and a cover letter that explains why you are a good fit for the MoveOn.org platform campaign manager position.

MoveOn.org Civic Action and MoveOn.org Political Action provide 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.

 

Field Network Director

Timeline: ASAP

Goal: Design and build the next generation of MoveOn’s field model that develops member leadership and builds MoveOn’s grassroots power–to win powerful, progressive victories.

Description: Time and again, MoveOn.org has changed the face of American politics. Since starting as one simple online petition in 1998, we’ve grown to become the largest independent online political group in America, with millions of members fighting together to elevate real people’s voices in our democracy and win progressive change.

But organizing today looks a lot different than it did 15 years ago when MoveOn started running inspirational, impactful, member-led campaigns. These changes, largely powered by shifts in technology, have resulted in huge progressive wins and have engaged more than 8 million MoveOn members across the country. Over the last decade, online organizing has gone through a revolution. Campaigns have gone from being created by a small number of staff campaigners to a huge number of everyday citizens. We’ve been at the forefront of this change and the next step is to continue building our grassroots field network to rise to these new challenges and opportunities.

As the Field Network Director, you’ll lead the effort to build on our powerful history to design a powerful field model that reflects today’s technology, momentum, and scale. You’ll be at the helm of the next generation of MoveOn’s scaled field strategy that develops member leadership and builds MoveOn’s grassroots power.

In this job, you’ll have both the independence and resources to achieve breakthrough distributed field innovations, working hand in hand with an all-star team campaigners, media professionals, and analytics experts. Most importantly, you’ll work with some of our amazing 8 million members, including hundreds of passionate member leaders, many of whom are a part of our existing network of local groups. If you’re a top-notch organizer looking to take our platform-based campaigning model and build a scaled, innovative field model, this job is for you!

Requirements: There are three critical skill sets necessary to excel in this role: Organizing, Communications, and Technology. Strong candidates will be skilled in all three areas. Strong organizing and communications skills are a must. If you have less deep expertise in technology, you are still encouraged to apply, so long as you have the hunger and aptitude to learn quickly.

Organizing

  • Above all else, you’re an organizer at heart. You love leadership development, member-led campaigns, and training. The best part of your day is when you get a chance to talk to a member leader.

  • You geek out talking about and thinking about scaled, innovative field models.

  • You’re a field architect with innovative and new ideas for how to build a scaled  field network. You have the skills to bridge tried-and-true organizing models with innovative technology platforms.

  • You’re politically savvy and think about how people power could change the direction of decisions at the local, state, and national level.

  • You understand, trust, and connect with grassroots activists and want to support them in doing impactful, creative work.

  • You’re creative and skilled at thinking about how to combine community organizing best practices with scalable tech tools. You’re constantly thinking of creative new ways to mobilize people and have an impact.

  • You can organize yourself out of a job by developing long-term leadership structures.

  • You have a track record of winning high-impact advocacy campaigns.

  • You have extensive experience managing project teams of staff and large numbers of volunteers.

  • You have the experience of or equivalent to a Field Director.

Communications

  • You are a powerful writer for popular audiences, especially short and grabby email actions

  • You are a persuasive and inspiring organizer–on one-to-one’s or large conference calls.

  • You know how to make campaigns newsworthy and generate press coverage to help them win

  • You’re able to quickly synthesize information about new topics

Technology

  • You are adept at figuring out creative ways of leveraging technology to make good things happen

  • You are skilled at testing new uses of technology, and know how to measure what’s working

  • You are experienced with HTML, and ideally with SQL

Work Environment

  • You like teamwork, but can work independently day-to-day

  • You can plan and manage complex projects under relentless deadlines

  • You are low-ego and high-output (like the rest of our team)

  • You can change directions quickly and frequently: “build it, test it, iterate quickly”

  • You like working hard with a hard-working team

  • You thrive in a virtual office: communicates well on conference calls, GChat and email

Location: Anywhere in the continental U.S.—MoveOn operates on a virtual office model, collaborating online.

Salary: Salary is highly competitive and benefits include health and dental insurance and four weeks vacation.

To Apply: Click here to submit your application, resume and a cover letter that explains why you are a good fit for the Field Network Director position.

MoveOn.org Civic Action and MoveOn.org Political Action provide 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.