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Resistance Labs is the leading peer-to-peer text political consultancy supporting Democrats nationwide.  Our clients span both establishment and movement efforts, from senior Democratic Congressional leadership to organizations like Black Voters Matter.  We leverage technology and our army of passionate, remote volunteers to help progressives run and win everywhere and we were an important tool used in many of the critical wins of 2018’s midterm elections.

 

Resistance Labs focuses on finding new ways to use technology to achieve tangible outcomes in areas like voter registration, candidate recruitment, and elections.  We’re able to rapidly incubate ideas, train volunteers, and deploy teams for our Democratic clients. Our projects focus on experimenting and sharing learnings to help progressives best optimize their growth and communications strategies.

 

As a social enterprise, profits from our work fund our mission: to prevent fascism and rebuild the Democratic Party from the ground up. To that end, we have incubated additional efforts in the progressive toolkit such as Rapid Resist, supporting progressives in rural areas, and Contest Every Race, an effort to put a Democrat up against every uncontested Republican seat in the country.

DEPUTY DIRECTOR & HEAD OF SERVICES

THE OPPORTUNITY

 

You will be responsible for our consulting firm’s excellence in texting and operations, as well as our revenue management.

 

You have led sales teams, ideally in services for political clients. You will be managing and scaling our political consulting work based on our existing book of business, including positioning us for major federal and state 2020 races. In addition you will manage a team responsible for executing these texting programs. You will manage our firm’s operations team and support operational excellence across all of our programs, including acting as an in-house consultant to support program leaders in designing business processes. Finally, as new projects are incubated by the firm, you will work with the founder to systematize these into sustainable programs.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

 

  • Senior sales management experience required
  • Consulting or political consulting or campaign management experience required
  • Strong organizational skills; detail-oriented with experience putting systems and processes in place
  • Experience with campaign digital, coms and/or field preferred
  • Experience with texting programs preferred
  • Connections to political campaigns, party infrastructure, consultants or movement organizations preferred
  • Palpable drive and ambition
  • SF Bay Area or DC preferred, remote possible

 

COMPENSATION

 

$65,000-$85,000 base salary depending on experience, with commission based on revenue targets. Strong benefits, paid time off, flexible hours.

 

HOW TO APPLY

 

Please send a cover letter and resume to michael@resistancelabs.com

FUNDRAISING ASSOCIATE

THE OPPORTUNITY

 

Resistance Labs incubates new initiatives to fill gaps in the progressive ecosystem via text. We’ve launched projects that have recruited over 100k new activists on behalf of no-budget rural organizers and worked with state Democratic Parties to recruit hundreds of local candidates for office.

 

We raise funds for these projects from foundations, major political c3 and c4 donors, and hundreds of small one-time and monthly givers. We raise small amounts of funds both for short-term projects – such as voter registration with the NAACP before Doug Jones’ election – and over $1M for Contest Every Race. Most of our fundraising success thus far has come from Democracy Alliance and New Media Ventures donors as well as the CEO’s personal contacts.

 

Our Fundraising Associate will support fundraising across various programs, ensure data across fundraising streams is managed appropriately, conduct outreach, and maintain an engagement calendar with past and potential funders. 

 

They will be responsible for the growth of Resistance Labs and play a crucial role in incubating new projects to register new voters, recruit candidates and impact policy and elections. Working closely with the CEO, they will have room to share their creativity around program ideation, being involved in the formation at the earliest stages of new programs.

 

Duties:

  • Alongside special projects staff, conduct foundation research and grant-writing and reporting
  • With the CEO and advisory board, manage major donor networking, cultivation and fundraising. 
  • Develop a nascent small dollar donor program that includes over 800 donors into a major source or revenue
  • Manage data and design processes related to ensuring fundraising is conducted smoothly
  • Support the ideation and proposal drafting for new projects and for existing projects to new major donors
  • Create other communications as needed
  • Other fundraising duties as needed

 

Experience:

  • Comfort working both independently and under direction
  • Experience with grassroots, foundation and major individual giving preferred, two of three necessary
  • Digital communications experience necessary
  • Deep strategic insight into the progressive organizing and political ecosystem preferred
  • Experience with CRM and database management. Set up or clean-up experience preferred

 

Compensation commensurate with experience, with opportunity to grow into a more senior role over time. Position is remote and full-time. Please email michael@resistancelabs.com with cover letter and resume. 

Have an awesome idea for a role that you don’t see listed? Get in touch at hello@resistancelabs.com.