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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 2015 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 and dental 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, 2 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 6 weeks full-time off followed by the option of 6 weeks full-time pay for part-time work or 6 weeks off, unpaid.

gymTake a gym break

We want our staff to be happy and healthy. We provide all our staff with paid gym 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

Contract Opportunity – Racial Justice Campaign Position

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

Term: 4 months

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.

No War With Iran Regional Field Organizer

President Obama has courageously embraced a diplomatic deal to prevent Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons, and Congress now has 60 days to review the deal. With powerful forces already spending millions of dollars to derail diplomacy, it’s essential that members of Congress hear loud and clear from their constituents to support the deal and avoid another bloody war in the Middle East.

MoveOn is hiring five Regional Field Organizers to recruit, train, and mobilize thousands of members in key states and districts in support of peace and diplomacy, over the next 60 days. This is a high-intensity, short-term opportunity to make a difference on a critical national issue. Each organizer will be responsible for empowering MoveOn members to convince three to five senators and dozens of representatives to support diplomacy over war with Iran.  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

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.

Requests for Proposals

We are currently not accepting proposals for this position.

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 August 10, 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.

No War With Iran Regional Field Organizer

FULL TIME • STARTS ASAP • COMPETITIVE PAY • EXCELLENT BENEFITS • VIRTUAL OFFICE

Locations: Flexible, but preference given to these states: CT, CO, DE, MD, MO, MI, MT, NJ, NY, OR, VA, WV. Will require some travel.

Background:

President Obama has courageously embraced a diplomatic deal to prevent Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons, and Congress now has 60 days to review the deal. With powerful forces already spending millions of dollars to derail diplomacy, it’s essential that members of Congress hear loud and clear from their constituents to support the deal and avoid another bloody war in the Middle East.

MoveOn is hiring five Regional Field Organizers to recruit, train, and mobilize thousands of members in key states and districts in support of peace and diplomacy, over the next 60 days. This is a high-intensity, short-term opportunity to make a difference on a critical national issue. Each organizer will be responsible for empowering MoveOn members to convince three to five senators and dozens of representatives to support diplomacy over war with Iran.

Responsibilities:

  • Volunteer Recruitment. You’ll recruit MoveOn members online, in person, and over the phone to participate in on-the-ground actions in support of diplomacy.
  • Leadership Development. You’ll lead organizing trainings for our top activists and prepare them to organize events in their communities to pressure wavering Democrats to support the deal.
  • Event Organizing. You’ll work with volunteer leaders to organize dozens of events in target states and districts to support diplomacy.
  • Rapid Response. When news breaks, our network needs to respond immediately. Whether it’s rallies or house parties, you’ll make sure MoveOn responds forcefully when we need to spring into action.
  • Report. You’ll report directly to MoveOn’s “No War With Iran” Field Director and work closely with the rest of the team and allies.

What We’re Looking For:

  • Proven recruitment skills, with experience identifying, training, and motivating large teams of grassroots volunteers and leaders.
  • Excels at working with and leading teams and large groups with diverse interests and constituencies—you can bring together folks from diverse backgrounds and interests to accomplish a common goal.
  • A gift for leadership development and management—to delegate work and responsibility in rapid-response environments while intentionally developing the skills of individual volunteer leaders.
  • Disciplined professionalism—ideal candidates will be punctual, hardworking, low-ego leaders, ready to work long hours in fast-paced environments to get the job done, and consistently able to convey a professional tone to volunteers, supporters, voters, and fellow staffers.
  • Comfort using digital organizing tools and working in a virtual office environment.
  • A genuine commitment to peace, diplomacy, and other core progressive values.
  • Fire—the ability to share an inspiring vision for this campaign and our democracy, and to use this to motivate others to take action.

Compensation:

This position is a temporary, full-time position starting the week of August 3 and ending October 3. The compensation for this position is $3,200 per month plus excellent benefits including health and dental insurance, accrued vacation, paid sick leave, and reimbursement of personal office expenses.

To Apply: Click here to submit your application. Application process is rolling and we are looking to make hiring decisions ASAP—so apply today!

MoveOn.org Civic 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.  All qualified applicants, including women, people of color, LGBT people, and others are strongly encouraged to apply.