Come Work at ActBlue

Political Team

Outreach Associate

ActBlue is a political non-profit at the forefront of online fundraising for Democratic committees and progressive organizations. We’ve sent $490M to over 10,000 committees and organizations already but we’re gearing up for even a bigger 2014 and we need you!

We are looking for smart, proactive political junkies to become Outreach Associates. You’ll be responsible for bringing ActBlue’s tools and techniques to thousands of Democratic campaigns and for cultivating relationships that help Democrats win. ActBlue provides our fundraising infrastructure for free to all organizations on the left, and we need you to spread that word!

Successful candidates will be:

  • Experienced in selling and outreach
  • Independent in direction
  • Collaborative in execution
  • Excited about online fundraising technology
  • Genuinely helpful
  • Concerned with details
  • Doggedly determined
  • Solid team players

Major responsibilities will include:

  • Identifying and researching new campaign leads
  • Proactive outreach to select Federal, state, and local campaigns
  • Consultation with existing and new campaigns to optimize their usage of ActBlue

Experience with electoral campaigns, fundraising, and/or online politics is a major plus, but is not a necessity. We are an open and freewheeling office, so a good attitude and a sense of humor is a must!

Position is located in our beautiful Davis Square office in Somerville, Massachusetts. Generous benefits include fully paid health, dental, and vision insurance plus 401k with matching. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience.

To apply, please send a resume, cover letter, and three references to jobs@actblue.com. Please send all documents as PDFs, and include “Outreach Associate” in the subject. Candidates will be contacted if selected for an interview. We look forward to hearing from you!

Digital Team

Digital Production Assistant

ActBlue’s Digital Team is looking for an emerging digital organizer eager to join our small but mighty band to assist with email and content production. Digital is one of the fastest-growing departments in the organizing world, and we build and use some of the most cutting-edge tools in the business. You'll get the chance to learn about analytics, message testing, and community management. This is an entry-level job designed to turn a recent college grad or someone new to the digital world with raw talent into a top-notch digital organizer.

Roles and Responsibilities

Working as part of a small team, you’ll be responsible for helping draft, edit, load, test, and send emails to our members. You’ll be tasked with updating our metrics tracking and writing/editing tutorial articles and blog posts. Occasionally, we’ll ask you to work with outside vendors like designers and printers.

Qualifications:

  • Attention to detail. You obsessively check your own work and aren't too proud to ask someone to triple-check you.
  • Ability to multitask. You have the ability to move multiple projects forward at once.
  • Excellent writer. Experience writing emails, blog posts, news releases, or other content for an organization is a plus.
  • Knowledge of, or willingness to learn, CRM tools like Salsa, Blue State Digital, WordPress, and/or Square Space.
  • Basic proficiency with spreadsheets.
  • Knowledge of, or willingness to learn, basic HTML and SQL.
  • Interest or basic knowledge in statistics. We’re a data-driven place, and while we don’t expect you to be a math wiz, you should be interested in optimization through experimentation.
  • Desire to learn. You'll have a yearly professional development budget, and we expect you to work on honing your talents and learning new skills in order to become a more integral team member.
  • Experience with Democratic politics a plus, but not necessary.
  • Dedication and excitement about our mission of empowering grassroots donors and increasing participation in our democracy. We love what we do, and you should too!

This position is located in our Boston (well, really Somerville, MA) office and will report to the Digital Director who will supervise remotely.

ActBlue is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against candidates on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, or gender identity. Women, people of color, LGBTQ individuals, and members of other minority or marginalized groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

Applicants should send a cover letter in the body of an email with the subject line “Digital Production Assistant” to jobs@actblue.com and attach their resume as a .pdf.

About ActBlue:

Since 2004, ActBlue has sent nearly $500 million from over 7.5 million donors to Democratic campaigns, committees, and non-profits across the country. We work with thousands of campaigns, donors, and fundraisers to empower small-dollar donors and ensure that Democrats and progressives have the money and resources they need to win on Election Day.

Tech Jobs

Senior Rails Developer

DevOps Engineer

UX Designer

All positions full time in Boston (actually Somerville) MA. Remote a possibility for the right candidate.

ActBlue ( https://secure.actblue.com ) powers the fundraising of the political and social left. If you’ve ever given online to a Democratic candidate or organization, chances are you’ve used our software. We are growing like crazy! We need a few more good software engineers who want to influence politics and online organizing.

We use best in class tools and methods:

  • Backend: Rails 3.2 with Ruby 1.9, NodeJS, PostgreSQL, Redis
  • Frontend: Bootstrap, jQuery, Sass, D3, Highcharts
  • Operations: Chef, Rackspace cloud and AWS
  • Tools: Github, Tddium

While this is a list of what we currently use, we are open to hearing from great people who come from different stacks. You'll be an essential contributor to a small team of professionals in our Davis Square office. You'll have significant responsibility right out of the gate and a voice in designing our architecture. We offer autonomy, responsibility, an amazing workplace (full of people geeking out about politics and tech all day) plus these benefits:

  • Extremely competitive salary
  • 401K matching
  • 100% paid medical, dental and vision benefits for you and dependents!
  • Unlimited paid time off
  • Public transit pass (Charliecard or Commuter Rail)
  • Professional Development (conferences, classes, etc...) 100% paid
  • Choose your own computer setup
  • Family friendly flexible schedule
  • Healthy and not-so-healthy snacks

Some neat things about us:

  • ActBlue is a political non-profit that is well capitalized. This gives us the freedom to explore new electoral technology without influence from big donors or investors.
  • We are an established 9 year old organization. We have a startup / political campaign mentality without the pressure and long hours. Sustainability is valued.
  • Our employees have lives outside of work. We have parents, dog owners, marathon runners, RC plane pilots, Artisan Asylum members and german linguists.
  • We sponsor RailsBridge Boston, a workshop designed to encourage more women to become Ruby developers in Boston.

ActBlue is the software and operations engine that powers the fundraising for thousands of Democratic and progressive campaigns and committees. In the 2011-2012 election cycle we moved over $175 million for nearly 5,000 campaigns with an average contribution size of $48.90. Our fundraising software is used by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee and countless Senate, House, State and Local campaigns in all 50 states.

ActBlue is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against candidates on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, or gender identity. Women, people of color, LGBTQ individuals, and members of other minority or marginalized groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

To start the conversation email techjobs@actblue.com and copy me at nate@actblue.com