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Movement Labs (formerly Resistance Labs) is a not-for-profit movement incubator and the leading peer-to-peer text political consultancy supporting progressives and grassroots activists nationwide. Our clients span both establishment and movement efforts, from senior Democratic Congressional leadership to Black Lives Matter. We sent over 150 million texts and were an important tool used in many of the critical wins of the 2020 elections.

 

Movement Labs uses new technology and an army of volunteers to build power for poor people and progressives. As a social enterprise, we invest profits from our operations to fund new social welfare organizations or work pro-bono for critical grassroots initiatives. For instance, we have incubated Contest Every Race, a partnership with Democratic state Parties that has recruited over 2,000 candidates to run against otherwise uncontested Republicans far down ballot, with a 54% win rate.

 

In 2021 our incubated programs will address the growing threat of radicalization on the far right, assess the turnout impact of scalable neighborhood and relational organizing strategies, prepare to win key 2022 races and more. We have twice won competitive funding from New Media Ventures and twice won the Analyst Institute’s “Expy” award for experimental leadership in progressive politics.

 

At Movement Labs, our full team is 100% focused on maximizing our impact, with a nimble, no-drama culture. We treat our team as family and put our employees first, offering strong benefits, unlimited paid time off, flexible hours, and career advancement.

 

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

DIRECTOR OF KNOWLEDGE

Through experimentation and analysis, the Director of Knowledge will lead a small team improving tactics and providing causal proof for data-oriented (especially SMS-focused) programs.

 

The Director of Knowledge will select, design and conduct experiments and analysis – including A/B testing, randomized control trials, and machine learning analysis of large data sets. This knowledge will support fundraising for newly incubated programs that fill key gaps in the movement ecosystem. You will draft communications to be disseminated to leading progressive and Democratic partners. Finally, synthesizing performance metrics into actionable insights across all channels, your work will improve Resistance Labs’ client services that span the DCCC to Black Lives Matter.

 

The Director of Knowledge is a key position for the future and growth of Resistance Labs, working directly with the founding CEO to design experiments and with the Deputy Director to coordinate the execution of experiments. You will also work closely with the Communications, Fundraising, and Sales teams to drive the rapid scaling of effective experimental analysis. You will manage a highly capable quantitative political science PhD with data engineering skills.

 

A successful candidate will have a strategic mindset to design experiments based on short- and long-term political goals as well as strong analytic/programming skills and significant experience with testing.
For more senior candidates, there is room to elevate this role to the Senior Director level.

 

Desired Skills

 

  • 5-7 years of experience working in politics or a politics-adjacent field (social sector ok) with 4+ years’ in political analytics, political science, and/or equivalent
  • Experience designing and evaluating political or communications programs, including randomized control trials
  • Experience as research manager preferred, with ability to review code in R
  • Experience communicating complexities to general audiences, data visualization experience preferred
  • Management experience required, strategic leadership experience preferred

 

Compensation

 

$70-100k for Director level, $100-$125k for Senior Director; benefits including vision, dental, 401k, basic home office reimbursement and unlimited paid time off.

 

How to Apply

 

Email a resume to ann@bpsearchpartners.com.

HEAD OF BUSINESS SERVICES


You are a driven, experienced sales and business development manager looking for a way to put your skills to maximum impact. Leading Movement Labs’ consulting, SMS vendor and data services work, you will help political and government clients use cutting edge mass communication data and technology to build power and dignity for BIPOC and working-class communities. The revenue your team generates will be poured into incubating programs to fight white supremacy, keep Democrats in power and advocate for policies that give a dignified life to all.

 


Nonprofit and grassroots work is not independent from systems of oppression. These systems are woven into the culture of our organizations and tied to notions of success and the ability to survive. This role will center anti-racism as a lived and life-affirming practice and will model an equitable work environment that promotes employees’ ability to thrive by understanding how white supremacy impacts employees, partners, and communities differently.

 


You’ll get to work with amazing clients from Black Voters Matter and Black Lives Matter to the DCCC to state governments solving thorny public health and social safety problems. You’ll grow a successful sales team and create structure around business development and marketing to scale political, civic, or non-profit clients. You’ll support client engagement managers, ensuring our work is excellent, relationships are held and reporting back learnings. You’ll define a process for weaving pro-bono work that has helped hundreds of local organizations into potential future paid work so that each strengthens the other. Finally, as a member of Movement Labs’ senior leadership team, you’ll help chart a course for the organization in terms of developing new capacities and ambitions.

 

Responsibilities
  • Manage sales and relationships with high level contacts directly
  • Develop a small sales team (currently 2 staff)
  • Manage a small client engagement team (currently 2 staff)
  • Create new business development & marketing programs to drive new clients
  • Coordinate our work data and technology director, research director, operations
  • Product stewardship – listening to client needs, inform product development

 

Qualifications
  • 4+ years in leadership positions for either sales, marketing, or business development; OR 4+ years leadership positions in political or civic consulting or digital
  • Significant entrepreneurial ambition in the civic or political space
  • Programmatic and strategic creativity and knowledge of cutting edge mass communications technologies
  • Experience successfully growing and managing an enterprise sales team strongly preferred
  • Paid media experience preferred
  • Active network of senior civic or progressive political contacts preferred

 

Compensation

 

Salary starts at $100,000 with competitive compensation based on experience including potential milestone-based pay.

 

How to Apply

 

Please send a cover letter and resume to careers@movementlabs.com.

DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT


As Movement Labs’ Director of Development, you’ll lead our work to cultivate major political and civic funders and foundations, as well as developing an extensive grassroots donor base via email and text. You’ll manage a portion of the CEO’s time dedicated to fundraising, as well as flexibly directing significant resources towards building relationships with supporters. You’ll have access to an advisory board and existing donor and donor advisor network that includes some of the most significant political donors in the country. Your work will launch and expand critical 501c3, 501c4, and political programs that allow Democrats to build power, de-radicalize far right white supremacists and enact policy that lifts up BIPOC communities.

 


In particular, you’ll raise several million dollars to do county party building across hundreds of rural counties and support the scaling of Contest Every Race, a recruitment program that has recruited 3,000 candidates against uncontested Republicans, with over 50% winning. You’ll help scale cost-effective persuasion and voter registration methods.

 


Nonprofit and grassroots work is not independent from systems of oppression. These systems are woven into the culture of our organizations and tied to notions of success and the ability to survive. The Development Director will center anti-racism as a lived and life-affirming practice and will model an equitable work environment that promotes employees’ ability to thrive by understanding how white supremacy impacts employees, partners, and communities differently.

 


You are a charismatic and compelling communicator, with an uncanny ability to read an audience and a great grasp of the progressive political landscape. You’re also an experienced fundraiser, with a deep knowledge of the funding networks that powered a Democratic trifecta in 2020. You relish the thought of having a diverse set of projects to build support for. You have experience building a small donor program and are comfortable managing staff or consultants emailing hundreds of thousands of potential donors.

 

Qualifications
  • 8+ years in political/progressive/civic fundraising
  • Experience fundraising for multiple strategies or programs
  • Experience bringing in 6-figure gifts in the political or civic engagement space
  • Knowledge of the political landscape and current political issues
  • Knowledge of or existing networks in the high net worth progressive donor ecosystem
  • Experience leading small or mid-sized donor fundraising programs preferred

 

Compensation

 

Salary starts at $100,000 with competitive compensation based on experience including potential milestone-based pay.

 

How to Apply

 

Please send a cover letter and resume to careers@movementlabs.com.

ANALYTICS PROJECT MANAGER


Movement Labs seeks an experienced data analyst and project manager to help manage analyses related to mass SMS programs and cell phone filtration. The Project Manager will produce data visualizations, manage junior analysts with statistical expertise, inform the technical team’s data implementation, and help align analysis priorities and delivery timelines with management. The Project Manager should be familiar with SQL and have a background with statistical analysis (platform agnostic), including regressions, modeling, and explaining results to a non-technical audience.

 


Work will be conducted starting ASAP and may continue for weeks or months, or potentially convert to an ongoing full-time or part-time role. Full-time availability is ideal, especially for an initial 3-4 week set up period. Pay will depend on experience and availability and could span from $1,500-$3,000 a week. Applicants from a diverse background are especially encouraged to apply.

 

How to Apply

 


Please complete this application form.

OPERATIONS DIRECTOR

Movement Labs’ Operations Team is responsible for sending millions of texts every month, focusing on voting rights, vaccine access, and rapid response advocacy work. As the Operations Director, you will manage the execution of this texting work: working with project managers, Operations staff, volunteers, and our texting providers to ensure programs have a positive impact. You’re comfortable with detail-oriented work, love working with people, including volunteers, and like to solve problems where you see them and help where needed.

 

Nonprofit and grassroots work is not independent from systems of oppression. These systems are woven into the culture of our organizations and tied to notions of success and the ability to survive. The Operations Director will center anti-racism as a lived and life-affirming practice and will model an equitable work environment that promotes employees’ ability to thrive by understanding how white supremacy impacts employees, partners, and communities differently. This opportunity is remote and full time.

 

Responsibilities
  • Monitor ongoing texting in Spoke to ensure timely execution of our campaigns.
  • Manage and build texting campaigns in the Spoke platform, coordinating with project managers to maintain timelines and ensure best texting practices are maintained.
  • Build contact universes from voter file or partner data for use with texting campaigns.
  • Assist Volunteer Coordinator in supporting volunteer texters. Answer questions about ongoing campaigns and how to use Spoke.
  • Work with our telecom partners as well as the Movement Labs tech team to ensure Movement Labs stays ahead of the curve in terms of FCC guidelines and best texting practices.
  • Contribute to the equitable recruiting, development, and mentoring of new Operations employees.
  • Notify and mobilize our volunteers of active campaigns using Slack and Facebook.
  • Constantly look for ways to make our processes more efficient without sacrificing quality.

 

Qualifications
  • Passion for uplifting the work of progressive activists, organizations, and candidates
  • Demonstrated detail orientation
  • Experience with SMS platform management and digital organizing tools
  • Competence in Excel/GoogleDocs
  • Competence facilitating effective meetings
  • Ability to communicate clearly, directly, and patiently
  • Experience working with a racial equity framework including an awareness of how racial bias impacts staff of color
  • Ability to work independently and regularly communicate status updates
  • Remote experience preferred

 

Compensation

 

$45,000 to $48,000 annual, depending on experience

 

How to Apply

 

Please complete this application form.

RURAL PARTY BUILDING PROGRAM MANAGER


The Rural Party Building Program Manager will work with dozens of Democratic county party chairs to recruit local candidates and project manage a new program growing rural county parties.

 

Movement Labs’ Contest Every Race program recruits Democrats against every Republican elected official down to dog-catcher. The program integrates the work of state and county Democratic parties with training organizations like Run For Something and grassroots groups like MoveOn and Black Voters Matter. Contest Every Race has recruited over 3,000 candidates against otherwise uncontested Republicans. 53% of these candidates have won and 70% are women or POC. A key part of the program is setting up meetings with Democratic county party chairs in each county across a state – the program manager would be responsible for driving this portion of the Contest Every Race program.

 

In addition, as we expand Contest Every Race, we are creating a parallel program to support thriving, year-round organizing done by County Democratic Parties or their equivalents.

 

As the first staff, you will coordinate this new party-building program creating relevant, vibrant, representative local Democratic Party committees in hundreds of counties. The program will be a critical infrastructure driving a Democratic decade and defusing the dangerous radicalism and white supremacy our country faces. Your role will be ensuring timelines are met, drafting basic materials, managing contractors and other Movement Labs staff, coordinating meetings, and guiding the time and efforts of the Movement Labs CEO and program chair.

 

Nonprofit and grassroots work is not independent from systems of oppression. These systems are woven into the culture of our organizations and tied to notions of success and the ability to survive. The Manager will center anti-racism as a lived and life-affirming practice and will model an equitable work environment that promotes employees’ ability to thrive by understanding how white supremacy impacts employees, partners, and communities differently.

 

You are obsessively organized, high energy and extroverted. You are able to abstract out the most important parts of your work to understand how it might “scale” if you had to repeat something 10, 100, or 1,000 times. You’re comfortable with ambiguity and changing plans, “managing up” and are both able to “grind it out” and know when to ask for help or advocate for more resources to get a job done on time.

 

Qualifications
  • 3+ years experience in county and state Democratic parties, grassroots community organizing, and/or rural politics
  • Exemplary detail-orientation
  • Current or former county party chair preferred
  • Comfort with cold-calling and relationship building over the phone
  • Ability to work long hours including occasional nights and weekends
  • Passion for uplifting the work of progressive activists, organizations, and candidates

 

Compensation

 

$45,000-65,000 based on experience. Excellent benefits including paid time off, office stipends and a flexible schedule. Initial contract will be for 3 months with an extension based on successful performance.

 

How to Apply

 

Please send a cover letter and resume to careers@movementlabs.com.

SUMMER 2021 INTERNSHIPS

ABOUT THE INTERNSHIPS

 

Movement Labs is seeking Summer 2021 interns to help implement our text bank campaigns and provide support for special projects. We are seeking interns in the following areas:

 

  • Communications – social media, website, etc.
  • Operations – texting campaigns, administration, etc.
  • Volunteer management – support, research, trouble-shooting, etc.
  • Business development and marketing – reporting, sales, research, etc.
  • Data and technology – data management, queries, SQL, etc.

 

Additional interns are needed to join our Contest Every Race (CER) research team. CER is an organization managed by Movement Labs that uses peer-to-peer texting to recruit progressives to run for office, specifically in traditionally-uncontested local races.

 

“CER is seeking summer interns who will help with our research efforts and offer support to our candidate recruits. You will be identifying Republican incumbents and filing requirements in down-ballot races as part of our statewide initiatives to recruit progressive candidates. You will work with a team of volunteers who search online and make hundreds of phone calls to county and municipal election officials, learn which races are up for election and to check who has filed to run. This role is a great way to make a real difference in American politics from anywhere in the US.”

 

DESIRED SKILLS 

 

  • Passion for uplifting the work of progressive activists, organizations, and candidates
  • “Get it done” attitude
  • Demonstrated detail-orientation
  • Ability to work independently and regularly communicate status updates
  • Ability to work well both in groups and individually
  • Ability to take instruction well
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Systematic in your approach to projects
  • Online research skills
  • Competence in Excel/GoogleDocs
  • Ability to communicate clearly, directly, and patiently
  • Comfort using peer-to-peer texting programs and digital organizing tools
  • Remote experience helpful

 

Interns for Movement Labs and Contest Every Race will work remotely and will receive a stipend for a minimum of 15-20 hours per week.

 

HOW TO APPLY

 

Fill out the following form to apply: https://forms.gle/UeKQGY6PWK35r8vc7

 

Internships will be filled as applications are received. If you do not apply through this form your application will not be able to be considered.

DIRECTOR OF DATA & TECHNOLOGY

Movement Labs (formerly Resistance Labs) has sent over 200 million texts since our founding. As we look to the future, we are seeking a Director of Data & Technology to help us manage our data and improve our operations with automations and new technology.

 

The Director of Data & Technology will work with the Deputy Director to manage the incorporation of new technology and automations to streamline our operations, reporting, and analysis to improve team effectiveness and support smooth multi-layered program execution.

 

The Director of Data & Technology will also work closely with the Operations and Knowledge teams to improve the quality of the data that we use, including voter file information (both for targeting and for RCT evaluation), volunteer data, and potentially donor and partnership data. They will also support streamlined operations of technology for new programs and new uses of new data sets such as location-based data appended to the voter file.

 

A successful candidate will have a strategic mindset around how to use data for short- and long-term political goals as well as significant experience with voter file management.

 

DESIRED SKILLS

 

  • 5-7 years of work experience, at least 2 years in politics-adjacent work
  • Extensive experience connecting data sets and flows
  • Experience managing large amounts of voter file data, including outside of VAN
  • Experience managing databases or automations engineers preferred
  • Experience with randomized control trials
  • Creative thinker with a learning mindset
  • Comfortable thinking about program strategy
  • Passion for progressive politics

 

COMPENSATION

 

$80-110K benefits including vision, dental, 401k, basic home office reimbursement and unlimited paid time off.

 

HOW TO APPLY

 

Email a cover letter and resume to ann@bpsearchpartners.com.

HEAD OF ADVOCACY

THE OPPORTUNITY

 

This role will lead a new, partnership-focused program driving state-level and federal advocacy to bring power and dignity to poor and marginalized communities. Rather than developing a brand and activist list, you’ll work through state-level partners – both for input on bill and legislator targeting, and while conducting mobilizations. You’ll also work with a team of volunteer researchers to help pour through state bills, lift up important work and send millions of texts.

 

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

 

  • Ensure that our volunteer team sending ~5+ million texts a month is impactful: passes policies that build power and dignity for poor and marginalized communities, demanding and supporting a progressive Biden agenda and influencing state legislatures
  • Help select partner think tanks or advocacy groups in 15-30 states and stay in touch with leadership of these groups to generate calls to action
  • Bring discernment to when a massive mobilization would be productive, and structure rapid response SMS outreach, especially federally
  • Guide our director of knowledge in designing research illuminating effective calls to action for different legislators
  • Be responsive to a large volunteer texter base as they bring up ideas for national advocacy, potentially lead a volunteer research team uncovering advocacy opportunities
  • Co-create a new large-scale movement advocacy program, interfacing with funders and bringing creativity and wisdom to the long-term program design

 

You are a social safety net and justice policy wonk. You are obsessed with the minutiae of passing policies, with vote counting and different ways of applying pressure to legislatures from the outside. You also love thinking about (and have a lot of professional experience) mobilizing volunteers to take action digitally, and in particular through SMS. You think that the movement ecosystem could use fewer national organizations and more collaboration with local and statewide groups.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

 

  • 4+ years in progressive policy advocacy related roles
  • Experience drafting calls to action (SMS, and cold outreach experience preferred)
  • Experience measuring the effectiveness of calls to action
  • Willingness to work long-hours and in a rapid-response capacity
  • A proven passion for social and racial justice
  • Direct legislative or lobbying experience preferred
  • Policy analysis or thought-leadership experience preferred
  • Knowledge of state legislative procedure of several states preferred
  • Strong relationships with national and state-based advocacy organizations preferred
  • Experience working in marginalized communities preferred

 

COMPENSATION

 

$60,000 – 80,000 for 4-6 years experience, up to $100,000 for senior-level experience. Benefits including vision, dental, 401k, basic home office reimbursement and unlimited paid time off.

 

HOW TO APPLY

 

To apply, email yoni@movementlabs.com and char@movementlabs.com with a resume and cover letter, using subject line: “Advocacy Role – Last Name – Favorite Current Bill”, ex: “Advocacy Role – Landau – California AB 71”

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