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For 17 years, MoveOn has been making waves across the country, fighting for the progressive values that matter most–even when no one else would. Now we’re looking for superstars to join our team and help us win some huge and exciting fights in 2016 and beyond.

This year we’ll continue running a powerful open platform that empowers our members to fight for the issues that matter most to them, stand in solidarity with Americans across the country in the movement for Black lives, break ground with new organizing strategies and technology, and much more. In short: we’re going big, and we need the best people around to help us do it.

moneysign2Get paid a competitive salary

We offer our staff a solid wage that allows them to pay their bills and provide for their families. You certainly won’t join the 1% while working at MoveOn–but we have a feeling that isn’t your style anyway.

medical Go to the doctor and even the “dreaded” dentist

As an organization that fought tirelessly to support President Obama’s Affordable Care Act, you might expect us to have world-class healthcare benefits for our staff–and we do. We cover full medical, dental and vision care costs for employees and their children, as well as partial coverage for spouses and domestic partners.

401k Save for retirement

MoveOn offers 401(k) retirement benefits, for when you’re done changing the world (for a living, at least).

umbrella2Take a vacation

We want you to take time off! We work hard and fight for important causes, but we also realize the need to take time to recharge. That’s why we offer four weeks of paid vacation per year, 10 sick days, 6 flexible holidays, and 4 all-staff holidays, on top of the flexible schedule that comes with working in a virtual office.

babyHave a family

As a vocal supporter of paid family leave MoveOn recognizes the importance of family bonding and offers generous paid time off for mothers and fathers as their families expand. We want you take the time you need to be a parent and offer 12 weeks paid full-time off.

gymTake a health and wellness break

We want our staff to be happy and healthy. We provide all our staff with paid health and wellness benefits and encourage them to take time away from their desks to stay healthy.

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You could say that MoveOn has offices all over America. That’s because MoveOn staff live all across the country. No two people work in the same place. This is not an accident. It started as an experiment in the “virtual office,”and it has proven an important part of our success.

We don’t care where in the country you work; we care about the work you’re doing. We equip you with everything you need for your home office or coworking space, while also empowering you to take time away from the office to find a coffee shop or other location for your work to thrive from.

Being in a virtual office means that we hire the best person for the job, no matter where they live.


We work in service of our members

Since the founding of MoveOn, we’ve taken a different approach to our work. Instead of thinking of the Internet as a new and bigger “soap box” or megaphone for getting out our own opinions, we’ve looked at it as a medium for helping people connect to each other and be effective together. This view–which is different from many other political and advocacy organizations–is basically a service model. Providing service is a humble act that is a core piece of what we do.

We are a team of leaders

We hire wickedly smart, ferociously entrepreneurial, and extraordinarily competent people. We ask our team to step up to bear the responsibility for our success, drive always toward excellence, and celebrate as one team.

We believe in equity

MoveOn is a truly inclusive, diverse, progressive organization. We practice equity internally with our staff and externally with our members and in our campaigns. We seek to practice this core progressive value not just because we honor the dignity and humanity of all people, but because equity is fundamental to building a strong movement and achieving breakthrough progressive power rooted in the history of social justice movements. We’re proud to be multiracial, gender inclusive and cross-­class, representing people of all ages, religions, abilities, and sexual and gender identities.

We go bold

We’ve been going bold since our inception, and now we are preparing to go bolder than ever. In the ever-changing world of online organizing, we want to continue to be the leader that we have always been. Whether it’s launching a million-dollar campaign to draft Senator Elizabeth Warren into the presidential election or advancing another blockbuster idea that we’re waiting on you to lead, we’re ready to take it on and continue to shape the progressive space as we know it.


 

Career Opportunities

MoveOn Video Lab Director

Full Time • Starts ASAP • Competitive Pay • Excellent Benefits • Work from Anywhere in the Continental US • Temporary Role Through December 8, With Possibility of Extension

As the inaugural director of the MoveOn Video Lab you will recruit, hire, and lead an entirely new in-house team that seizes the opportunity of Facebook-native video to help MoveOn members win priority campaigns, build support for progressive ideas and values, and grow the visibility and power of the MoveOn brand.

The Video Lab will be one of MoveOn’s major initiatives during the 2016 election cycle. Our aim is for the videos that you and your team create and distribute to have a significant impact on our electoral goals, including keeping Donald Trump out of the White House, helping great candidates win down-ballot races, and winning elections in a way that builds progressive power for the long haul.  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

MoveOn.org’s campaign directors are high-level operatives who identify, develop, and execute high-impact and game-changing campaigns that empower MoveOn members to achieve concrete victories and further a progressive agenda. We are looking for experienced, passionate, inventive, collaborative colleagues to expand the team. Click here to read the entire job description and submit your application.

Campaign Support Engineer

Temporary, Full-Time • Starts ASAP • Ends Nov 30 • Competitive Pay • Excellent Benefits • Work from Anywhere in the US

Technology is a core part of our DNA. As we prepare for election season, we need a campaign support engineer to work side by side with campaigners through the election to help them master new tools and take these tools to the limits of their ambitious imaginations. Click here to read the entire job description and submit your application.

Senior Data Analyst

Full-time • Starts ASAP • Competitive Pay • Excellent Benefits • Work from Anywhere in the U.S.  • Rolling Interviews

Working together with teams across the organization, MoveOn’s Senior Data Analyst will guide the use of data, develop analytic tools to make our work better, and create breakthrough innovations to better serve MoveOn’s millions of members. You’ll work closely with MoveOn.org Civic Action’s and MoveOn.org Political Action’s terrific, small (3035 people), and tight-knit staff.  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

MoveOn Video Lab Director

Full Time • Starts ASAP • Competitive Pay • Excellent Benefits • Work from Anywhere in the Continental US • Temporary Role Through December 8, With Possibility of Extension

As the inaugural director of the MoveOn Video Lab you will recruit, hire, and lead an entirely new in-house team that seizes the opportunity of Facebook-native video to help MoveOn members win priority campaigns, build support for progressive ideas and values, and grow the visibility and power of the MoveOn brand.

The Video Lab will be one of MoveOn’s major initiatives during the 2016 election cycle. Our aim is for the videos that you and your team create and distribute to have a significant impact on our electoral goals, including keeping Donald Trump out of the White House, helping great candidates win down-ballot races, and winning elections in a way that builds progressive power for the long haul.

ABOUT THE MOVEON VIDEO LAB

The MoveOn Video Lab team that you lead will frequently and rapidly produce timely and compelling sharable videos that reach large and diverse audiences, with an emphasis on Facebook-native video that leverages the power of the more than 800,000 MoveOn members who follow our Facebook page and who are eager to share quality content.

You and your team will lean into and build on the success of existing MoveOn video projects including our partnerships with Robert Reich and Heather McGhee and our O’Keefe Brief series—and you will learn from and adapt the high-volume, relevant-to-the-news-cycle approach being pioneered by media outlets including AJ+, NowThis, BuzzFeed, Vox, and others: short, timely videos using stock footage, photos and graphics, and onscreen text that usually do not require video shoots. You’ll place a premium on experimentation and innovation, working in 2-week to 4-week sprints to test and innovate different approaches, developing and building on existing templates that we know perform well on Facebook, and relying on the expertise of our analytics team to work alongside you and your team to identify what’s working and what’s not.

Our goal will be to create compelling videos that share widely and help MoveOn accomplish our 2016 election goals and advance our priority campaigns, that spread progressive values and ideas, and that build a more powerful brand for MoveOn members. We will launch the Video Lab as a temporary project that runs through the election, but if we succeed in building a model that has substantial impact and identify sustainable funding opportunities, we will be eager to extend and continue building the project after the election.

ABOUT MOVEON

MoveOn.org is a community of millions of members working together to create progressive change in America. We take on campaigns to challenge entrenched power and push back against corporate and 1% influence in our nation’s politics, while pursuing economic, racial, and social justice.

Recent campaigns have included successfully helping to defend the Syrian refugee program and the breakthrough diplomatic agreement with Iran; helping take the Confederate battle flag off of the South Carolina capitol grounds and the shelves of major retailers; defending Planned Parenthood; and working to build progressive power within the Democratic Party and our country via the presidential election, with our 2015 “Run Warren Run” campaign encouraging Elizabeth Warren to run for president and then MoveOn members’ endorsement and support of Bernie Sanders this winter and spring. We’ve also worked to combat climate change, defend civil liberties, push for racial justice and a more just economic system, and more.

With the heightened political energy of the election, 2016 promises to be a year of fierce fights and big opportunities. We will focus on fights including helping the eventual Democratic nominee win and keeping Donald Trump, Ted Cruz, or another Republican out of the White House, as well as on down ballot races, advocacy campaigns, and positioning the progressive movement to make progress after the election.

RESPONSIBILITIES

TEAM LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT

  • Develop the mission, vision, and structure of the MoveOn Video Lab
  • Recruit, hire, and manage an entirely new 3-person in-house team
  • Create and manage the Video Lab budget

VIDEO PRODUCTION AND DISTRIBUTION

  • Lead the team in creating compelling online videos at a high frequency—at least one a day
  • Support production of “The O’Keefe Brief” video series
  • Work with the communications team to distribute videos via social media, ally outreach, and emails to MoveOn members

ANALYTICS & INNOVATION

  • Innovate, experiment, and learn: work with our analytics team to design and run tests that help identify what makes videos more sharable and impactful
  • Monitor the rapidly changing online video environment—watch and identify best practices that others in the space are using

COLLABORATION, PARTNERSHIP, AND FUNDRAISING

  • Build strong relationships between the Video Lab team and MoveOn’s campaigning teams, and collaborate to produce videos that help MoveOn members win campaigns
  • Build partnerships with allies, others in the online video space, and vendors
  • Serve as an ambassador for and spokesperson about the video lab to external audiences, including media, allies, and funders
  • Explore various funding models that can support the Video Lab’s work

RISK MANAGEMENT, ACCURACY, AND COMPLIANCE

  • Ensure video content is accurate, legally compliant, politically sound, and doesn’t pose unanticipated risks

REQUIRED QUALITIES AND SKILLS

  • Significant experience with various aspects of video production and distribution
  • Ability to effectively lead and manage a 4-person team
  • General familiarity with politics, advocacy, elections, and the progressive movement
  • Understanding of current trends in the online video and social media landscape—what the most successful outlets in this space are doing, and how various social media networks approach video, with an emphasis on Facebook
  • Storytelling skill—ability to use video to grab viewers’ attention and craft emotionally resonant narratives
  • Opportunistic intuition—ability to scan the traditional and social media environments as well as campaign landscapes to identify opportunities the Video Lab should respond to by producing videos
  • Desire to build something awesome and have it succeed
  • Strong interpersonal skills—including ability to communicate effectively with MoveOn staff, stakeholders, and external audiences
  • Judgment and attention to detail—to manage political risk, ensure video content is accurate, and work with our operations and legal teams to ensure videos are compliant with tax and election law

LOCATION

Position is remote. As part of our virtual office, you will be based anywhere in the continental U.S. Some travel will be required.

CLASSIFICATION, SALARY, AND BENEFITS

The position includes a full-time, competitive salary, plus benefits such as 100%-employer-paid premiums for medical, dental, and vision insurance for all staff and their children; employer-paid premiums for life insurance for all staff; four weeks accrued paid vacation time per year; 10 days accrued paid sick time; and reimbursement of office expenses.

TO APPLY

Click here to submit your application, résumé, and cover letter. Candidates will be reviewed on a rolling basis, with a goal of starting full-time ASAP. Apply ASAP for consideration.

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

MoveOn.org is a community of millions of members working together to create progressive change in America. We take on campaigns to challenge entrenched power and push back against right-wing policies, while pursuing economic, racial, and social justice.

With the heightened political energy of the election year ahead, 2016 is a year of fierce fights and big opportunities.

MoveOn.org’s campaign directors are high-level operatives who identify, develop, and execute high-impact and game-changing campaigns that empower MoveOn members to achieve concrete victories and further a progressive agenda. We are looking for experienced, passionate, inventive, collaborative colleagues to expand the team.

Responsibilities: Execute excellent, high-profile, high-impact campaigns.

  • You will proactively and aggressively find, develop, lead, and contribute to campaigns that tap member energy, boast credible theories of change, and have national impact. You’ll be involved in every step of the process, from drafting plans to executing them. You’ll be involved in listening to members to determine what their priorities are, running a range of online and real-world actions, and sharing a comprehensive, transparent strategy with your colleagues.
  • You will write, write, write. You will write compelling, well-documented emails that motivate members to take a range of actions. You will write thorough campaign plans that include strategies for engaging and empowering members, working constructively with allies, making effective use of MoveOn staff and resources, and accomplishing concrete, ambitious goals. You will write reportbacks about your work on a regular basis to communicate with members, partners, media, and your colleagues.
  • You will show your leadership in managing relationships with colleagues in a collaborative setting, managing the MoveOn member experience, and managing resources that help get the job done. You’ll assess needs for technical and creative support, and you’ll work directly with contractors and consultants. And you will build relationships with allies across the progressive movement and beyond to expand the reach of your campaigns.
  • You will learn and utilize the full range of MoveOn tools—including, but not limited to, our email system, petitions, call alerts, event platform, and database—and keep learning as new tools come into existence or as you devise new tactics yourself.
  • You will be a member of a dynamic, committed, opinionated team, where you will nimbly move among campaigns, support the work of your colleagues, and lean on others for help as well. You will offer top-line and in-line feedback on colleagues’ campaign plans, emails, and other drafts, and you’ll pitch in to help our small team accomplish great things.
  • You will bring your own experience, relationships, and areas of focus into the mix to help devise and drive campaigns, while taking on new areas outside of your expertise and bringing them into your portfolio.

Required skills and experience:

  • Experience leading campaigns that mobilize people, promote progressive values, and make change in the world
  • Strong writing skills for a popular audience
  • Commitment to listening to and empowering members
  • Nimbleness—to move among campaigns, tasks, and strategies
  • Self-directedness—MoveOn is a virtual office, and while you will interact with your colleagues constantly, you will be driving your own workflow and output.
  • Attention to detail
  • The ability to engage with constructive feedback from colleagues and participate in honest staff dialogue
  • Comfort in learning the suite of MoveOn technology tools—You will learn to code your own emails, launch your own petitions, and work deeply in queries within our database.
  • Team spirit—We punch above our weight. To have the impact we do with a relatively small team requires people working together, trusting each other, communicating honestly, and pitching in on all major projects, as well as on tasks large and small.

Location: Position may be based anywhere in the United States.

Classification, Salary, and Benefits: Full-time, competitive salary including benefits such as 100%-employer-paid premiums for medical, dental, and vision insurance for all staff and their children; employer-paid premiums for life insurance for all staff; four weeks accrued paid vacation time per year; 12 weeks of paid maternity or paternity leave in connection with the birth, adoption or foster of a child; 10 days accrued paid sick time; and reimbursement of home office expenses.  

To Apply: Click here to submit your application, resume, and cover letter. Candidates will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Apply ASAP for consideration.

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 Support Engineer

Temporary, Full-Time • Starts ASAP • Ends Nov 30 • Competitive Pay • Excellent Benefits • Work from Anywhere in the US

Help make a difference this election!

In preparing for the opportunities and challenges ahead of us in the 2016 election, MoveOn is investing even more deeply in supporting our campaign team to use technology that amplifies ordinary people’s voices in our democracy. We are hiring a passionate problem solver who will work with campaigners to run innovative campaigns using top-of-the-line political technology, digital campaigning tools and data analysis. Do you love working at the intersection of progressive organizing and technology? Join our team! Together we will create impactful campaigns of massive scale. Join us for the election season and work alongside MoveOn’s core team of organizers, campaigners, data scientists, and software engineers on projects that make the world a more progressive place!

Technology is a core part of our DNA. As we prepare for election season, we need a campaign support engineer to work side by side with campaigners through the election to help them master new tools and take these tools to the limits of their ambitious imaginations.

The MoveOn team works and lives in communities around the country, providing employees tremendous flexibility to live and work anywhere in the continental United States. MoveOn staff are embedded in the communities that make up America, and we pursue the healthy development of community and social connections outside our work lives.

Responsibilities:

  • Quickly get up to speed and develop mastery in the online campaigning platform ActionKit
  • Work side by side with MoveOn team members on complex digital organizing tasks like creating targeted emails, surveys, donation forms, and live event recruitment pages.
  • Help MoveOn team members edit HTML on campaign webpages.
  • Write SQL and use data analysis tools to support team members with campaign reporting.
  • Train MoveOn team members on complex workflows that use online campaigning tools.
  • Contribute your ideas to tech team discussions to enhance and improve our digital campaigns.

Required skills and experience:

  • Working knowledge of SQL in a relational database like MySQL or PostgreSQL
  • Experience editing HTML and CSS, or a desire to quickly learn.
  • A strong interest in learning and developing expertise in new technical tools, frameworks, and software.
  • Able to fluently communicate with both technical and campaign staff, and communicate technical information to a diverse audience
  • Determined and thorough- see projects through from idea to implementation to launch, supporting MoveOn team members through the whole process.
  • Curious, and a fearless learner and problem solver.
  • Ability to be effective in an organization whose team members all work remotely.

Location: Position may be based anywhere in the continental United States.

Classification, Salary, and Benefits:  Temporary, Full-time, competitive salary including benefits such as 100%-employer-paid premiums for medical, dental, and vision insurance for all staff and their children; employer-paid premiums for life insurance for all staff; four weeks accrued paid vacation time per year; 12 weeks of paid maternity or paternity leave, 10 days accrued paid sick time; and reimbursement of office expenses.  

To Apply: Click here to submit your application, resume, and cover letter.  

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.

Senior Data Analyst

Full-time • Starts ASAP • Competitive Pay • Excellent Benefits • Work from Anywhere in the U.S.  • Rolling Interviews

About MoveOn

MoveOn.org—the preeminent people-powered progressive campaigning organization that has, time and again, deployed innovative uses of data and technology in service of making social change—is hiring a new Senior Data Analyst. Is this you?

Since 1998, MoveOn.org has been at the leading edge of figuring out how to leverage data, technology, and scale to organize and empower millions of everyday Americans to make a difference in the big fights of our time—combating economic inequality, opposing unjust wars, pushing for action on the climate crisis, and more.

Throughout its history, MoveOn has championed a culture of analytics and analytic innovation—from the kinds of digital A/B testing and optimization now made famous by presidential campaigns to deep member listening through data. In recent years, MoveOn has incubated Upworthy.com (formerly MoveOn Media) to use a data-driven approach to find and spread powerful and compelling progressive content, developed predictive models to better understand members and guide strategic decisions, and integrated 17 years of historical data into a cloud-based data warehouse, making even more and more advanced analytics possible.

In the coming years, our members will wage campaigns to push back against the radical right and the corrupting influence of big money in our democracy. We’ll build independent progressive political power through the 2016 elections. And we’ll pioneer the next generation of people-powered organizing.

Working together with teams across the organization, MoveOn’s Senior Data Analyst will guide the use of data, develop analytic tools to make our work better, and create breakthrough innovations to better serve MoveOn’s millions of members. You’ll work closely with MoveOn.org Civic Action’s and MoveOn.org Political Action’s terrific, small (3035 people), and tight-knit staff. For more on how the MoveOn team works, take a look at this historic MoveOn Way Document.

Is this job for you?

  • Are you a highly skilled, entrepreneurial data analyst who encounters everyday problems and sees them as fun or interesting data challenges?
  • Are you a thoughtful and effective communicator, who can both talk to a technical audience and partner with a nontechnical audience?
  • Are you a practical problem solver who understands how to incorporate data in decision making to help drive clear, strategic decisions?
  • Do you believe in the potential of analytics to empower and help win campaigns for social justice?

Skills required:

Our next Senior Data Analyst should be a gifted data analyst who can communicate effectively across the organization and apply strategic and analytic judgement. The role requires the following:

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills. You’ll be working with people from teams across the organization. They don’t want a data dump. They want collaboration and strategic guidance.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills. The core of this role is to translate real-world challenges into analytic problems, solve them, and translate them back into real-world solutions. You should love the thought of doing that.
  • Good judgment and vision. The organization counts on its analytics team to provide sound decision-making advice. You should feel comfortable doing that, even with imperfect knowledge, and should have the vision to anticipate the analytics questions we’ll be asking six months from now.
  • Supervisory experience. Is a bonus.  
  • Experience with databases and lots of data. We use postgreSQL and Amazon Redshift as well as MySQL databases. Experience with other setups is fine too. Experience with digital analytics or analytics in an advocacy or electoral campaign is also a plus, but not required.
  • A strong understanding of modern data science. Our problems frequently change, so a broad knowledge base of analytic approaches and the ability to learn quickly are key. We do most of our analysis in R with scripts as needed, but any solid stats/analytics platform experience will work.
  • A passion for social justice. You should do this job because you’re passionate about making the country more progressive through grassroots activism.
  • A warm, caring, earnest nature and good sense of humor. You’d fit in well at MoveOn with those.

Deadline and Application: Click here to submit your application, résumé, and cover letter. Candidates will be reviewed on a rolling basis, with a goal of starting full-time ASAP. Apply ASAP for consideration.

Location: Position can be based anywhere in the continental U.S. May require some travel—there are one to two all-staff retreats each year in various cities, and three to four smaller staff meetings a year.

Salary and benefits: The position includes a full-time, competitive salary, plus benefits such as 100%-employer-paid premiums for medical, dental, and vision insurance for all staff and their children; employer-paid premiums for life insurance for all staff; four weeks accrued paid vacation time per year; 10 days accrued paid sick time; 12 weeks paid maternity/paternity leave; reimbursement of office expenses; and much more!

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.