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We’re a motivated team of software developers, political nerds, digital enthusiasts, customer service champions, and lawyers. Together, we’re working to build state-of-the-art fundraising infrastructure for Democratic campaigns and progressive organizations of all sizes, from the Presidential to local city council races across the country.

We set the bar high for ourselves. ActBlue, a political non-profit, is the largest source of funds for Democrats. Every day we handle tens of thousands of contributions from small-dollar donors. That’s our mission in action. And it wouldn’t be possible without a collaborative work environment that values professional growth and innovation.

Each department uses modern best practices with a dash of elbow grease and teamwork to get the job done. Our tech team uses Rails, PostgreSQL, Redis, and Node.js combined with excellent test coverage and efficient code to develop the software that powers ActBlue.

Interested in helping power a grassroots movement? Check out our openings below.

We offer a supportive workplace filled with dedicated, razor-sharp, and creative people and all of the following benefits:

Competitive Compensation
Including a 401(k) with generous matching.

Top-Notch Medical Coverage
Fully-paid health, dental, and vision insurance for you and your dependents.

Flexible Work Schedule
We know everyone runs on different schedules, so we do our best to accommodate the working hours that suit you.

Professional Growth
Everyone gets a professional development budget to attend conferences, seminars, or trainings, enroll in courses, and/or join a professional organization.

Generous Paid Time Off
We believe in work-life balance and encourage you to use your time off. We don’t track individual vacation days.

Commuting Options
Your choice of a monthly MBTA pass, business parking pass, commuter rail discount, or bicycle reimbursement. We also provide secure bike parking and tools for repairs on the go.

We’ve seen that a fun and relaxed environment has a direct and positive impact on our collective creativity and productivity. Plus, we really enjoy spending time together!

ActBlue believes that a diverse, inclusive staff and movement is a fundamental strength. Towards that end, we’re committed to hiring people of all races, ethnicities, religions, ages, sex, genders, sexual orientations, or gender identities. Women, people of color, LGBTQ individuals, and members of other minority or marginalized groups are strongly encouraged to apply.


Available Positions

Jobs at ActBlue

Fall Internships

The Intern Team’s role is to serve as the front line of support and chief brand ambassadors to ActBlue’s many thousands of donors and campaign users. ActBlue interns will be a member of a small team that offers efficient, accurate, and friendly assistance to users who contact ActBlue. They will work closely with members of the ActBlue Outreach and Customer Service teams. Interns regularly attend meetings, present on their progress, join in office discussions, and make meaningful contributions to our work.

Major responsibilities will include:

  • Providing proactive donor and campaign support
  • Researching and tracking candidates
  • Contributing to account set-ups for new ActBlue accounts
  • Assisting with filing campaign finance reports and disbursement of funds to committees
  • Tackling special projects assigned by various departments
  • Key qualities we’re looking for:

  • Interest in electoral politics and commitment to Democratic victory
  • Excellent communication skills, and a passion for helping people
  • Exceptional attention to detail and organizational skills
  • Willingness to ask questions
  • Solution-oriented problem solving
  • Enthusiasm for taking on a variety of tasks
  • Sense of humor!
  • ActBlue is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against candidates on the basis of race, ethnicity, age, religion, disability, 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.

    Join us for a unique and fulfilling internship experience! Send a cover letter indicating your availability in the body of an email with the subject line “2015 Fall Internship” to internships@actblue.com. Attach your resume as a .pdf and be sure to let us know where you found this job posting in your cover letter. We will accept applications through July 17. No phone calls please.



    Designer

    Reports to: Director of Marketing (supervises remotely)

    The Marketing Team’s role is to effectively communicate with political organizations, partners, media outlets, and the public, as well as run ActBlue’s fundraising program. The Designer will develop graphic emails for fundraising and marketing, images for ActBlue’s website and other web-based projects, and print materials. They will help translate and build upon the ActBlue brand, and work collaboratively with the Marketing Team in order to create a cohesive brand identity in all communication.

    Roles and Responsibilities:

    • Create images for ActBlue’s website, blog, and promotional materials.
    • Translate and build upon ActBlue’s branding to create and maintain a consistent visual identity.
    • Create images for graphic fundraising and marketing emails.
    • Assist Marketing Team in developing narrative concepts for fundraising emails.
    • Communicate with vendors and supervise the production of print materials, t-shirts, and other ActBlue-branded items.
    • Estimate project timelines and deliver designs on schedule.

    Qualifications:

    • Extensive Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign experience. After Effects desirable but not a must.
    • Knowledge of HTML, CSS and best practices for responsive web design a big plus.
    • Ability to think outside the box and work with writers to illustrate abstract textual content.
    • Willingness to learn on the job and expand technical skillset as needed.
    • Strong foundation in design theory, as well as familiarity with current visual trends.
    • Attention to detail, and ability to quickly turn around revisions.
    • Proven self-starter with the ability to execute a project from beginning to end, while addressing and incorporating feedback.
    • Working knowledge of brand development and digital marketing.
    • Commitment to progressive values and desire to work in a fast-paced, mission-based organization.

    Location & Compensation:

    ActBlue’s office is located in Davis Square in Somerville, MA, just a few blocks from Boston’s MBTA Red Line train. This posting is for a full-time salaried position centered in our office. We offer a competitive salary and a generous compensation package, which includes commuter benefits, fully paid health, dental, and vision insurance, an employer-sponsored 401k contribution plan, generous parental leave and a flexible time off policy.

    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.

    Send a cover letter in the body of an email with the subject line “Designer” to jobs@actblue.com, attach your resume as a .pdf, and send 5 samples of your work. Online portfolios are welcome, but be sure to call our attention to any examples that you think are particularly relevant to the position. Please let us know what your level of involvement on each design project was. And be sure to tell us where you found this job posting in your cover letter.


    Jobs at ActBlue Technical Services

    Senior Rails Developer

    DevOps Engineer

    UX Designer

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

    ActBlue 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 4.2/Ruby 2.2, Node.js, PostgreSQL, Redis
    • Frontend: Bootstrap, jQuery, Sass, D3, Highcharts
    • Operations: Chef, Rackspace cloud and AWS
    • Tools: Github, Solano CI, Bugsnag

    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 10 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, radio DJs, and German linguists.
    • We sponsor RailsBridge Boston, a recurring workshop designed to encourage more women to become Ruby developers in Boston, and other events about improving diversity in technology. We also host regular Metor.js meetups. We are excited about hearing your ideas for additional ways we can give back to the community.

    ActBlue is the software and operations engine that powers the fundraising for thousands of Democratic and progressive campaigns and committees. In the 2012-2014 election cycle we moved over $315 million for nearly 5,000 campaigns with an average contribution size of $44.54. 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, age, 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

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