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.

Contract Opportunity – Racial Justice Campaign Position

Compensation: $75 per hour for up to 20 hours per week

Term: 4 months, through October 2015

Background Information

The epidemic of young people of color killed by police violence is a national crisis. Local police are increasingly militarized. Across the board, Black and Brown people are stopped, arrested, charged, incarcerated, and brutalized at higher rates than their white counterparts. And, across the country, communities are taking to the streets to demand change and reform. As the Movement for Black Lives continues to grow, hundreds of thousands of people—from Ferguson to Baltimore to Oakland—are mobilizing for racial justice.

Specifically, many are calling for reforms to our criminal justice system—which has a disproportionately negative impact on people of color—and other reforms that can seriously challenge systemic racism and exclusion in our democracy. Right now, as national attention is focused on this crisis, it’s crucial that progressive organizations are making meaningful contributions to the movement for change.

Click here to read the request for proposals and submit your proposal.

Chief Campaigns Officer

FULL TIME • STARTS ASAP • COMPETITIVE PAY • EXCELLENT BENEFITS • WORK FROM ANYWHERE IN THE US • APPLY ASAP

Exceptional campaigning is core to our DNA. And great campaigning requires great leadership. The Chief Campaigns Officer is a new position that will lead MoveOn’s work to run the best, most effective strategic online and offline campaigns in the country, powered by 8 million members and an extraordinary staff. (Our team is brilliant, low-ego, high-output—and dedicated to our members, the work, and each other.) The CCO will bottom-line the heart of what MoveOn.org does: Create and run awesome, winning campaigns that change the course of our politics and help to fundamentally reshape our democracy. Click here to read the entire job description and submit your application.

Development Director

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

MoveOn is seeking a senior-level Development Director to explore new fundraising opportunities from members and allies. This a new position that will spearhead the research, planning and execution of programs to cultivate middle donors, major donors, foundations and bequests. The right person for this role will be a creative leader and development professional with an entrepreneurial streak and a commitment to progressive values. MoveOn does not accept funding from corporations or from government entities, and prioritizes support from members. The Development Director will be a key leader within the organization, and will help drive the expansion MoveOn’s funding base and network of supporters. Click here to read the entire job description and submit your application.

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.

MoveOn Ventures Media Intern

Part time • Starts ASAP • $15 per hour • Work from Anywhere in the US

MoveOn Ventures embraces rapid experimentation models such as Lean Startup and Human Centered Design by identifying what campaigns, services, and tools our members want and testing those through interviews, prototypes, pre-sign ups, and other tools for gauging demand. The MoveOn Ventures Media Intern will source and write content for rapid experimentation, track popular content using technology tools, and work with the MoveOn Ventures Team to analyze data. 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.

 


Contract Posting

Contract Opportunity – Racial Justice Campaign Position

Compensation: $75 per hour for up to 20 hours per week

Term:4 months, through October 2015

Background Information

The epidemic of young people of color killed by police violence is a national crisis. Local police are increasingly militarized. Across the board, Black and Brown people are stopped, arrested, charged, incarcerated, and brutalized at higher rates than their white counterparts. And, across the country, communities are taking to the streets to demand change and reform. As the Movement for Black Lives continues to grow, hundreds of thousands of people—from Ferguson to Baltimore to Oakland—are mobilizing for racial justice.

Specifically, many are calling for reforms to our criminal justice system—which has a disproportionately negative impact on people of color. Right now, as national attention is focused on this crisis, it’s crucial that progressive organizations are making meaningful contributions to the movement for change.

As one of the largest, national, progressive organizations in the country, MoveOn is committed to supporting and amplifying action that fosters major reforms to our criminal justice system and changes the relationship between police and communities they’re supposed to serve—especially Black and Brown youth.

In this position, you’ll be a resource for MoveOn’s campaign team as we work with allied organizations, MoveOn members, and local leaders to drive campaigns that will change criminal justice policies across the country. You’ll also identify new campaigning opportunities by following the leadership of MoveOn members through our petition platform, where many have added their names to calls for justice—including 600,000 who took action after the tragic murder of Trayvon Martin and the hundreds of thousands more who have joined campaigns in the last year.

Following the lead of members may also take us out of the realm of criminal justice reform and into other areas that can challenge systemic racism and exclusion in our democracy—as was the case with a MoveOn member’s 570,000-person petition to bring down the Confederate flag in South Carolina. You’ll be charged with finding the right balance between emergent member energy and other strategic interventions.

This contract opportunity is not a siloed position at MoveOn. We’ve historically hired full-time campaigners who can work across a range of issues—and that hasn’t changed. But in this critical moment for our country, we’re looking for a top notch strategist and organizer who can lead in deepening MoveOn’s engagement in racial justice campaigning and help our diverse, multi-million person membership take action by exploring the intersections of racial justice, economic justice, corporate accountability and MoveOn’s other broad areas of work.

This position will work closely with MoveOn’s campaigns, communication, and petition platform staff as needed, and we expect the work you perform in this position to make a lasting difference in the way we approach racial justice campaigning.

Contract Deliverables

  • Identify and research at least 5 opportunities per month where MoveOn and its members should engage in the fight for reform and justice on a local and national scale;
  • In rapid response moments, draft written recommendations and participate in conference call strategy sessions to help MoveOn determine which political and tactical strategies to implement; and
  • Draft and edit email and social media content which MoveOn may use to quickly escalate campaigns across the country
  • Produce images, compelling action alerts, and emails that help to educate and connect the dots between police violence, mass incarceration, and other progressive issues

Requests for Proposals

Persons or firms interested in submitting a proposal should include the following information and submit using this form.

Letter of Interest which demonstrates the following abilities:

  • Excellent writing skills, strong verbal communication, strong remote relational abilities, and experience working with the media.
  • Deep relationship with organizations and leaders working with the movement for Black lives, and a commitment to and understanding of racial justice and criminal justice campaigns, especially in cities engaged in high-profile police accountability campaigns like Baltimore, Ferguson, Oakland, and Cleveland.
  • Experience writing online and email content for social advocacy campaigning.
  • Familiarity with social media for mobilizing and campaign including Facebook, Twitter, and video sharing.
  • Strong aptitude for technology.

Experience and Previous Work Product:

  • 3 original works of content
  • Current and/or previous list of clients and the work accomplished for the clients
  • Resume (for individuals) or description of firm

References:

  • 3 references

Key Responsibilities

  • Lead strategy development and run campaigns—everything from creating a campaign plan to quickly researching policy solutions and demands to working with local leaders and media—that amplify and support the growing movement for Black lives and criminal justice reform
  • Identify and research campaign opportunities to engage MoveOn members in the fight for reform and justice on a local and national scale, and help local fights to a national stage.
  • Support communities in rapid-response moments and quickly escalating situations in cities across the country, working with MoveOn members and other community leaders in cities like Ferguson, Cleveland, and Baltimore that have become flash points for the movement for police and criminal justice reform.
  • Develop the basis and plans for longer-term campaigns that sustain momentum and secure structural reforms and victories.
  • Nurture and grow relationships with partner organizations and local community organizations to guide MoveOn’s involvement and amplify the work grassroots leaders are driving in cities across the country.
  • Work with MoveOn’s campaigns team to quickly produce images, compelling action alerts, emails that help to educate and connect the dots between police violence and other progressive issues, and support grassroots action happening in communities across the country.

 

Job Postings

Chief Campaigns Officer

FULL TIME • STARTS ASAP • COMPETITIVE PAY • EXCELLENT BENEFITS • WORK FROM ANYWHERE IN THE US • APPLY ASAP

  • You are an exceptional leader of terrific staff, with a track record of managing high-functioning teams with a high degree of creativity, humor, and accountability.
  • You are entrepreneurial and effective. You’ve built, run, and won awesome campaigns for progressive change.
  • You’re a strong and creative strategist who understands U.S. politics and the progressive movement.
  • You are an outstanding and quick writer and editor for a broad audience.
  • You have demonstrated a deep commitment to supporting grassroots leadership and building independent political power.
  • You have worked to build a diverse and inclusive movement to change the country, and you’ve been a leader in, or an ally to, recent years’ groundbreaking movements led by young people, people of color, women, and LGBTQ people.
  • You thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment and keep teams focused on top-level goals while remaining attentive to detail. You see the forest and the trees.
  • You are comfortable and creative with using technology, data, and social media as tools to build and wield power for social change.
  • You are highly professional, low-ego, self-motivated, efficient, and results-oriented— and you draw out the same in those around you.

Location: Position can be based anywhere in the continental U.S. (Central or Eastern Time Zone preferred but not required). Occasional travel will be required, for campaigns and to attend team retreats.

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

Reports to: Executive Director, MoveOn.org Civic Action

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 led teams of people to win victories. Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis; to be considered in the first round, please apply by July 22, 2015.

Responsibilities and Resources:

  • You’ll lead the organization to run the best strategic online and offline campaigns in the progressive movement, drawing on the power of millions of members.
  • You’ll lead and directly supervise a team of whip-smart, creative, and accomplished Campaign Directors–some of the best people in the field.
  • You’ll manage a healthy program budget and a constellation of consultants, project-specific contractors, and, for select major projects and campaigns, almost the whole of MoveOn’s staff.
  • You’ll oversee the identification and prioritization of campaigns and the development of political strategy, messaging, and email strategy to drive those campaigns to victory.
  • As a member of MoveOn’s core leadership team, you’ll provide leadership and vision for strategic organizational planning, drawing on our fundamental values and best traditions while looking for innovations and new strategies to dramatically boost our impact.

Position Background:

Our country faces monumental challenges: the most severe economic inequality since the Great Depression, a massive flood of money corrupting our democracy, persistent racism, permanent war, a global climate crisis, and more. But our country’s future is also ripe with opportunity for profound progressive change—if our movement can rise to the moment.

In our first 17 years, MoveOn’s small staff and millions of members have pioneered a model of building and wielding independent progressive power through campaigns that combine mass mobilization, cutting-edge technology, and sharp strategic and political analysis. As a member-driven organization, we’ve changed how politics works, won remarkable victories from Capitol Hill to state legislatures and city halls around the country, and helped grow and amplify mass movements for political and cultural change. Whether stoking the movement against the war in Iraq, launching the fight for Net Neutrality, winning health care reform, or helping elect and elevate progressives like Senator Elizabeth Warren, MoveOn has repeatedly been in the thick of—and even defined—America’s biggest progressive fights.

Exceptional campaigning is core to our DNA. And great campaigning requires great leadership. The Chief Campaigns Officer is a new position that will lead MoveOn’s work to run the best, most effective strategic online and offline campaigns in the country, powered by 8 million members and an extraordinary staff. (Our team is brilliant, low-ego, high-output—and dedicated to our members, the work, and each other.) The CCO will bottom-line the heart of what MoveOn.org does: Create and run awesome, winning campaigns that change the course of our politics and help to fundamentally reshape our democracy.

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.

Development Director

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

MoveOn is seeking a senior-level Development Director to explore new fundraising opportunities from members and allies. This a new position that will spearhead the research, planning and execution of programs to cultivate middle donors, major donors, foundations and bequests. The right person for this role will be a creative leader and development professional with an entrepreneurial streak and a commitment to progressive values. MoveOn does not accept funding from corporations or from government entities, and prioritizes support from members. The Development Director will be a key leader within the organization, and will help drive the expansion MoveOn’s funding base and network of supporters.

Responsibilities:

  • Design and execute an annual fundraising plan for middle donors, major donors, foundations and bequests
  • Conduct research, prospecting, and application to multiple donor sources
  • Develop and maintain ongoing relationships with major donors and prospects
  • Secure financial support from individuals and foundations
  • Create a MoveOn development team comprised of key vendors and staff
  • Manage the implementation of a development tracking database and oversee data entry and gift processing
  • Create and execute a strategy for a large sustained base of annual individual donors
  • Develop and manage a major donor stewardship plan
  • Oversee organization of special events as needed
  • Develop proposals and track reports for all foundation and individual fundraising

Required skills and experience:

  • Proven success in development for political campaigns, large nonprofits or membership organizations
  • Demonstrated ability to lead ambitious and innovative fundraising campaigns that generate significant donations from individuals and foundations
  • Skilled in creating powerful, compelling written and oral communications for fundraising
  • Experience in planning, leading, and managing development projects, including working collaboratively with others to reach common goals, and reporting on progress to senior managers/board of directors
  • Able to navigate complex donor environments with judgment, sound strategic thinking, and tactical skill
  • Experience and credibility when presenting materials to external audiences
  • Self-directed, motivated, and able to execute independently at a high level
  • Deep experience working with diverse constituencies, and commitment to expanding the diversity of MoveOn’s base of members and supporters
  • Ability to be effective in an organization whose staff work remotely
  • We seek candidates whose strong integrity, humility, and discretion will match our culture

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

Deadline: Application deadline is July 27, 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 all staff and their children, 4 weeks vacation time accrued per year, paid sick time, 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 fundraising programs for large organizations.

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.

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 Monday, June 15, 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.

MoveOn Ventures Media Intern

Part time • Starts ASAP • $15 per hour • Work from Anywhere in the US

About MoveOn

MoveOn is a community of more than 8 million Americans from all walks of life who use innovative technology to lead, participate in, and win campaigns for progressive change. For over 14 years, the MoveOn family of organizations have used online tools to lower the barriers to participation in our democracy, so real Americans have a voice in a political process where big money and corporate lobbyists wield too much influence. Increasingly, MoveOn members and progressives are stepping up as the leaders of their own campaigns for social change, using MoveOn’s cutting-edge technology, such as MoveOn Petitions, to tap into our collective people power by enlisting other MoveOn members’ support.

Time and again, MoveOn.org has changed the face of American politics. We started as one simple online petition in 1998. Since then, we’ve grown to become the largest independent online political group in America, with over 8 million members–and a powerful progressive voice in American politics. That growth was no accident. We never could have grown so big–or had such an outsize impact–without constant innovation, and we’re not stopping now.

The MoveOn family of organizations is comprised of a 501c4 organization, MoveOn Civic Action, and a Federal political action committee, MoveOn Political Action.

Overview | 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.

Experimentation Model for Media Project | MoveOn Ventures embraces rapid experimentation models such as Lean Startup and Human Centered Design by identifying what campaigns, services, and tools our members want and testing those through interviews, prototypes, pre-sign ups, and other tools for gauging demand.

Here’s what you’ll do:

  • Help source and all types of media (e.g. articles, videos, books, etc) that is relevant to MoveOn members.
  • Write about the news through subject lines, headlines, articles, etc.
  • Track popular news stories and content using multiple technology tools.
  • Work with the MoveOn team to analyze data from experiments and develop content that is responsive to member feedback.

Desired skills and experience:

  • High engagement with online news
  • Comfort with technology (e.g. email marketing, social media marketing, etc).
  • Passion for progressive causes and a strong desire to support MoveOn’s vision

Location: Position can be based anywhere in the US.

Duration: Hiring immediately; interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis. Deadline to apply is Thursday, June 25, 2015.

Compensation: $15 per hour, for up to 10 hours per week.

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 that highlight your engagement with the progressive movement.  Deadline to apply is Thursday, June 25, 2015, but applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

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.