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.
$70-100k for Director level, $100-$125k for Senior Director; benefits including vision, dental, 401k, basic home office reimbursement and unlimited paid time off.
Email a resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Help make sure no Republican gets a free pass into office!
Every year, hundreds of thousands of elections for public office go uncontested nationwide. Contest Every Race recruits regular people with good values to run for office in red and purple states, so we compete everywhere while building the Dem bench and helping get out the vote.
We’re hiring a Political Research Team Organizer to help lead a team of volunteers who search online, make hundreds of phone calls to county and municipal election officials, learn which races are up for election and check who has filed to run. This position will help with other volunteer-driven research projects as needed.
This job is a great way to make a real difference in American politics from anywhere in the US. We’re getting traction and proving that our methods work, so our program is growing. To date, we’ve recruited more than 2,300 candidates. You can grow with us as a key member of a small, distributed team, led by people with high-level experience. You’ll work directly with interns and volunteers who are passionate about turning our country around, and your attitude is to “get things done”.
This role will begin as a contractor for 30 days at $18 per hour. At the end of the 30 days, there is an opportunity for it to become a full-time position with access to health benefits. Seeking a commitment through December 2022. This position is entirely remote.
Email email@example.com with your resume, availability, and a bit about how your background and interests are a fit for this role. Be sure to begin your subject line with “Research Team Coordinator”.
Movement Labs is seeking Spring 2021 interns to help implement our text bank campaigns and provide support for special projects. We are seeking interns in the following areas:
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 late winter and spring 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.”
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.
Submit your resume and a brief cover letter including your work availability (days of the week, hours) and the type of internship you are interested in by Monday, March 1, 2021, to firstname.lastname@example.org. Internships will be filled as applications are received.
$80-110K benefits including vision, dental, 401k, basic home office reimbursement and unlimited paid time off.
Email a cover letter and resume to email@example.com.
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.
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.
$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.
To apply, email firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com with a resume and cover letter, using subject line: “Advocacy Role – Last Name – Favorite Current Bill”, ex: “Advocacy Role – Landau – California AB 71”