Job Openings at MoveOn.org

MoveOn is looking for superstars to join our team and help win some huge, exciting fights in 2015 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.

Lead Entrepreneur

Full time • Starts ASAP • Competitive Pay • Excellent Benefits • Work from Anywhere in the US

MoveOn’s Lead Entrepreneur will serve as the main implementer and manager of our member services development process. We seek someone who is not only committed to championing the public interest and progressive values, but who is also entrepreneurial, understands and embraces Lean Startup methodology, and can run a variety of product tests quickly.  Click here to read the entire job description and submit your application.

Campaign Director

Full time • Starts ASAP • Competitive Pay • Excellent Benefits • Work from Anywhere in the US

You will be the CEO of finding, developing, and executing six-figure, public, game-changing campaigns, with member leadership, that build power for progressives and achieve concrete victories. Click here to read the entire job description and submit your application

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.


Job Postings

 

Lead Entrepreneur

Full time • Starts ASAP • Competitive Pay • Excellent Benefits • Work from Anywhere in the US

MoveOn has built a robust membership base through 14 years of organizing, but we know we can and must do more in order to make a bigger difference. Drawing upon the lessons from some of the largest and most impactful social change institutions, we seek to provide a robust set of member benefits and services that provide an outstanding value to MoveOn members and supporters. Drawing on the principles of social entrepreneurship, we are committed to developing innovative member benefits using lean startup methodologies and other business strategies to help our organization grow in both income and impact.

MoveOn’s Lead Entrepreneur will serve as the main implementer and manager of our member services development process. We seek someone who is not only committed to championing the public interest and progressive values, but who is also entrepreneurial, understands and embraces Lean Startup methodology, and can run a variety of product tests quickly.

More specifically, we are looking for someone who will help us build and test a variety of products and services that serve our members’ needs. Initial ideas include banking services, clean energy services, health insurance referrals, news and information, peer-to-peer services, and member discount programs with partners who share our progressive values.

The Lead Entrepreneur will engage in a number of rapid-fire experiments with actual members (and potential members) to either validate or invalidate various hypotheses regarding potential product and service offerings.

The ideal candidate will have deep experience working with diverse constituencies, and will be committed to expanding the diversity of MoveOn’s base of members and supporters.

Responsibilities:

  • Design and execute member benefits product development, testing and implementation
  • Provide organizational leadership, vision and innovation around member services and benefits
  • Create and manage member benefits testing cycles
  • Lead expansion to scale of member services that meet organizational goals
  • Help establish benchmarks for success for member services, and provide regular reporting against them to senior managers and boards of directors
  • Develop and maintain relationships with vendor partners, funders and key external stakeholders
  • Hire and manage external consultants as needed to support portfolio results

Required experience and skills:

Experience

  • Experience in planning, leading, and managing business projects, including coordinating with peers to achieve desired outcomes, and tracking and reporting on progress to senior managers/board of directors
  • Experience with different types of corporate entities (such as 501c4 and 501c3 organizations, PACs and for-profits), including an understanding of how they generate income and manage programs

Strategy and Innovation

  • Creativity: You are brimming with ideas on how organizations like MoveOn could engage our members and the broader public.
  • Negotiation savvy: You’re a smart negotiator, who can be responsible for maintaining relationships with outside companies, vendors, and consultants, and negotiate good deals for MoveOn.
  • You’re able to spot opportunities, get input when needed, and weigh costs and benefits of different approaches quickly

Project Management

  • Entrepreneurial, flexible, and able to execute independently
  • Able to drive projects through many stages of discussion, information-gathering, and assessment, without letting it stall out (unless there’s a clear decision to stop).
  • Prioritization: When presented with a list of new ideas, or multiple approaches to solve a problem, you don’t get overwhelmed.

Analysis

  • Able to build a financially sustainable social enterprise through rapid experimentation, on ­the ­ground implementation, and the ability to look at sets of data and determine a pathway forward
  • Can create and manage tests of member demand for new products and services

Communication and Collaboration

  • Strong written and oral communications skills, and able to convey complex ideas through brief, simple materials
  • Effective at working collaboratively with others to reach common goals and objectives
  • Ability to be effective in an organization whose staff work remotely
  • Strong integrity, humility, and discretion
  • A sense of humor

Location: Position can be based anywhere in the US. May require some travel.

Deadline: Application deadline is May 11, 2015. Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis.

Salary and benefits: Competitive salary including benefits such as 100% employer-paid health and dental insurance for employees and their children, 4 weeks paid vacation time per year, 10 days paid sick time per year, and reimbursement of personal office expenses.

Reports to: Chief Operating Officer

To Apply: Click here to submit your application, resume, and a cover letter. In the cover letter, which should be concise, please share specific examples of how you have built successful enterprises or membership-oriented programs in the past. Deadline to apply is May 11, 2015.

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.

Campaign Director

Full time • Starts ASAP • Competitive Pay • Excellent Benefits • Work from Anywhere in the US

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In this role, you will be the CEO of finding, developing, and executing six-figure, public, game-changing campaigns, with member leadership, that build power for progressives and achieve concrete victories.

Responsibilities:

  1. Executes and debriefs excellent, high-profile, impactful campaigns.
  • Leads campaigns that meet a threshold of criteria—high member energy, progressive, credible theory of change, nationally profound, with YMCA tactics: Youtubeable, Memorable, (Morally) Clear, Awesome.
  • Writes excellent, compelling, and well-documented emails that motivate members to take action by signing petitions, taking on leadership in a campaign, donating, and other online or offline actions with impact in the world.
  • Manages projects, large numbers of volunteers, and project teams of staff. Specs out technology needs, drafts creative briefs, and works with staff and contractors to execute technology, media, and other projects to support campaigns.
  • Coaches MoveOn members–at times scalably and at times one-to-one–to run effective campaigns by crafting compelling and strategic petitions, organizing impactful events, communicating with supporters, and speaking with the media.
  • Writes reportbacks and leads debriefs to document lessons learned and innovations.
  • Maintains core issue areas and balances them with the ability to take on unexpected new campaign areas.
  • Offers top-line and in-line feedback on colleagues’ email, campaign plan, and other content drafts.
  1. Proactively, aggressively, and opportunistically seeks out member energy and progressive campaign ideas.
  • Tracks news cycle, talks to allies, checks petition reports and member surveys, and looks aggressively for opportunities to run powerful campaigns MoveOn members would be excited about.
  • Solicits petitions, stories and survey responses from members on breaking news and new opportunities–depending on the circumstance, via scaled email solicitation, or identifying and recruiting ideal spokespeople (ie “spearfishing”).

3.  Devises strategy and writes outcomes-oriented campaign plans.

  • Builds relationships and consults with allies to understand the issue landscape and identify where it makes sense to partner. Understands MoveOn’s history in the issue space, and crafts a strategy that builds off our successes, mitigates our failures, and devises new, innovative campaigns to win progressive change.
  • Consults members and supports member-leaders to devise strategies and tactics that put members out front.
  • Consults and solicits feedback from Turbo Team colleagues and relevant staff from other teams
  • Uses–and looks for opportunities to improve–campaign planning template and other systems developed by team and organization to define the campaign’s goals, strategies, tactics and ways to measure and evaluate success–including equity.
  • Pivots nimbly and crafts plans with an eye to being short term, in flux, and constantly reassessing in light of news, fundraising, and shifting organizational priorities.
  1. Fundraises aggressively for the campaign, the team, and the organization
  • Creates and articulates tactics and theories of change that motivate members to fund the campaign.
  • Tests at least two quality fundraisers every month with goal of producing at least two winners/year–one in the “out of the ballpark” range (aka $400k+) and one in the “over-the-line” range (aka $120k+) . Even if you hit that early still keep putting out two quality FR tests/month to help the team hit our 2014 goal of raising $3 million.
  • Is able to set up fundraising tests from Soup to Nuts.
  • Joins at least 50% of Monday Brainstorming FR Calls.
  • Pitch in and help frequently to optimize, propose alternate drafts, take winning FRs across the line.
  1. May manage staff
  • May manage Campaigners or other staff, with goal of supporting that staff person to excel in his or her role.
  • Conducts weekly one-to-one meetings and quarterly evaluations with any direct reports.
  • Cares about team members as people first, campaigners second. Is an active listener, a trusted mentor, and engaged supervisor.

Required skills and experience:

  1. Puts members in the lead.
  2. Nimble — Able to turn on a dime.
  3. Seeks campaign strategies and tactics that are YMCA: Youtube’able, Memorable, Clarity / Moral Clarity, Awesome
  4. Attentive to Detail.
  5. Adept at the suite of MoveOn technology tools, including the mail tool, the petition dashboard, HTML, SQL, SVN, MASON.
  6. Team player. Actively seeks help when needed, and available to support others with help when asked.
  7. Goal-oriented and focused on making an impact in the world.

Location: Position can be based anywhere in the US.

Duration: Hiring immediately; interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis. Deadline to apply is ASAP.

Salary and benefits: Competitive salary including benefits such as health and dental insurance, 4 weeks accrued paid vacation time per year, accrued paid sick time, and reimbursement of personal office expenses.

To Apply: Click here to submit your application, resume, and a cover letter. In the cover letter, which should be concise, please share specific examples of how you have innovated and managed game-changing campaigns. Deadline to apply is ASAP.

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.