Contest Every Race Associate (Resume Bank)

Incubated at Movement Labs, a leading digital and technology consultancy, Contest Every Race works heavily with state Democratic parties and progressive allies to recruit down-ballot candidates and support local volunteer groups and candidate campaigns. In 2024 we’re laser-focused on defeating Trump. 

We’re a nimble organization, and the structure of our team can change multiple times a year. Associates in all our departments unlock our ability to run scalable programs to support thousands of local organizations, prospective candidates, and active campaigns every year.

Responsibilities

Associates will handle 1-2 core realms of responsibility

Coaching – Coordinate the coaching program, recruiting, training and managing coaches, ensuring we have enough capacity to recruit candidates and provide human support to thousands of candidates and campaigns.

Communications – Plan and implement CER’s communications program. Use data and research to design social media and press assets, distribute to intended audiences and follow up to promote and boost content. 

Community – Organize the CER Community of local volunteers, candidates, campaigners and allies. Plan and post content, coordinate staffing and management of digital social spaces, drive and track engagement.

Data & Technology – Manage data and technology projects to support Contest Every Race programs. Build data for recruitment, local organizing and campaign support projects, and build infrastructure to help CER scale and automate over time.

Development – Spearhead CER’s fundraising efforts. Source and create lists, research prospects, compile information needed to make asks, support CER senior staff to make asks, follow up as appropriate.

Local Organizing – Work with local Democratic organizations participating in the CER Grants Program. Ensure that they have what they need to complete monthly organizing goals; celebrate and track their work, make sure they get paid.

Partnerships – Build relationships with other groups who recruit, train and support down-ballot and first-time candidates. Research and reach out, schedule and hold meetings, coordinate and empower collaboration, track work and follow up as appropriate.

Program – Manage client texting and data mapping projects within Contest Every Race. Work with clients, establish timelines, coordinate with all relevant departments, and follow up to ensure projects are completed on time and meet expectations.

Recruitment – Manage candidate recruitment programs. Connect with partners, establish timelines, coordinate departments, create materials, and follow up to ensure projects happen on time and meet expectations.

Requirements

The requirements for these positions span the breadth and diversity of human experience, accomplishment and aptitude. Our fully remote team of high performers is kind and compassionate, passionate about supporting Democrats and progressives in every single corner of the country, and clear-eyed about the long-term goal of knocking down the structures of systemic oppression that drive who participates in local politics, runs for office, and gets support.

As a successful applicant, you will:

  • Be goal-oriented and independently motivated. Ready to drive forward your portfolio, communicating about obstacles, pursuing next steps, and delivering results.
  • Bring your whole self – strengths and weaknesses – and make our team stronger. Contribute your perspective, communicate about your projects, cover for other team members and ask for help when you need it
  • Develop as a professional. Work with senior staff to map out and pursue professional attainment goals, desired skills and experiences. Grow in your job, and then grow the job.
  • Show commitment to small-d democracy, anti-racism, and otherwise dismantling the systems of oppression built into the foundations of this country.

We’re looking for candidates with a wide range of skills and experience.  If you’re excited about the job, even if you don’t match all the characteristics, we encourage you to apply. And please let us know if you have any questions or need help with any part of the process: email contesteveryrace@movementlabs.com.

Benefits

  • $50,000-$75,000/year in a transparent salary structure with clear levels of advancement, and automatic membership in the collective bargaining unit.
  • Excellent health, dental, and vision benefits, 401k matching, work-from-home stipends, and unlimited Paid Time Off.