Resist & Win – Down-Ballot Regional Director

(remote locations possible)

Full Time • Starts April 1, 2018, ends November 30, 2018 • Competitive Pay • Excellent Benefits • Remote Locations Possible

In 2018, MoveOn will be investing in a program that aspires to have impact that lasts well beyond the 2018 election. Our ‘Resist and Win’ down-ballot campaign will elevate and support a new generation of state and local candidates who will be leaders in the progressive movement, modeling the sort of behavior we seek from candidates and elected officials, and helping shape and move the Democratic Party in a more progressive direction for decades to come.

As a Regional Director of MoveOn’s 2018 down-ballot program, you will lead the efforts in a region to identify, endorse, support, elevate, and work with dozens of inclusive, diverse, progressive candidates who are running for state and local offices--with an emphasis on young people, people of color, women, poor and working class people, members of the LGBTQ community, immigrants, Muslims, and other identities under-represented in the halls of power.

The down-ballot team will help great candidates win state and local elections, elevate inspiring candidates running movement-connected campaigns to national audiences, and tell the story of the work to media, donors, and allies in a way that builds progressive power and power for MoveOn for the long haul, helping to influence what the future of the progressive movement and Democratic Party look like.


  • Lead your region in creating a candidate identification, vetting, and endorsement process that is consistent with MoveOn’s member-driven identity and progressive values, is legally compliant and politically sound and results in a diverse slate of endorsed candidates MoveOn members are excited to support in significant races at the state and local level.
  • Work with candidates directly to maximum MoveOn resources in their campaigns through Election Day, including coordinating direct donations and digital ads, drafting volunteer recruitment and fundraising emails, organizing days of actions, and providing general campaign advice to candidates.
  • Work with MoveOn members to support endorsed candidates by elevating races to their radar and providing MoveOn members opportunities to join state and local campaigns as key volunteer leaders.
  • Work closely with other MoveOn teams to look for opportunities to work together and work with our legal and compliance teams
  • Lead your region in sharing on-the-ground stories from MoveOn members and endorsed candidates in social, local, and national media through articles and videos.

Required skills and experience:

  • At least two cycles of electoral campaign experience--senior management or highly responsible director role preferred
  • Has a general understanding of campaign management and planning, including: field, communications, fundraising, budget, candidate management, and political
  • Has developed, written, and executed successful campaign plans that demonstrate effective strategy and creativity.
  • Excellent personal organization and time management skills.
  • Experience working with political candidates and volunteers.
  • Demonstrated professionalism with colleagues and partners.
  • Experience writing and editing top quality materials, including emails.
  • Commitment to racial and social justice and an understanding of organizational equity and how it must show up in the way we win our campaigns to truly win progressive power
  • Understanding of political issue & advocacy climate and progressive movement and electoral politics
  • Strong interpersonal and communications skills—including ability to engage effectively with MoveOn staff, stakeholders, and external audiences including via traditional and social media
  • Ability to learn various MoveOn systems for data tracking, email, mobile, volunteer recruitment and fundraising.
  • Desire to build something awesome and have it succeed.
  • 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.

Reports To: MoveOn’s 2018 Down-Ballot Director.

Deadline and Application: APPLY HERE to submit resume and application. Candidates will be reviewed on a rolling basis, with a goal of starting full-time April 1.

Location: California (remote locations in US possible)

Classification, Salary, and Benefits: Full-time; highly 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; 13.32 hours accrued vacation per month, 6.66 hours accrued sick leave per month; floating and all-staff holidays, and reimbursement of home office expenses.

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