Chief of Program (Campaigns, Elections, and Organizing)

MoveOn is a community of millions of members working together to create progressive change in America. We organize to challenge entrenched power and push back against right-wing policies, while pursuing economic, racial, and social justice and a vision of a country in which everyone can thrive.

MoveOn has a particularly important role to play in the Trump era. We are working to defeat Donald Trump and the GOP in 2020 by building a powerful, multiracial, and economic populist movement that will give voters something to vote for, not just against—and we’re also working to defend communities that are on the front lines of Trump and GOP attacks, including immigrants, people of color, the LGBTQ community, and women. In service of that mission, in 2019, 2020, and beyond, MoveOn will drive impactful, movement-connected, multichannel, nimble campaigns aimed at impact.

We are looking for a seasoned campaigns and elections leader to oversee our campaigns, elections, hill, and organizing work. The Chief of Program provides visionary leadership, strategic direction and management of MoveOn’s campaigning work.


  • Align teams and stakeholders across the organization and ensure we execute smart, strategic, impactful issue and electoral campaigns, as well as build a robust, equitable and dynamic organizing network within the MoveOn community.
  • In partnership with the Executive Director and other internal stakeholders, drive the internal processes to set the vision, goals, and strategy for a unified campaigning organization with leading digital campaigns, elections (presidential, federal, state, and down-ballot), DC (Hill presence), and organizing programs.
  • Support, develop, and coach managers to manage the work and the people to meet individual and team goals.
  • Serve as a lead driver of our annual planning, as well as facilitate the organization’s debrief, reflection and analysis of our campaigns, elections, and organizing work.
  • Provide sound strategic advice to Executive Director and other senior leaders in the organization
  • In partnership with internal stakeholders, support teams to continue to refine, document, and systematize our campaigning theory, methodology, and practices, including the principles by which we make decisions around  issue and election campaigns
  • Manage the overall team budgets, with directors managing portions of the budget
  • Ensure that the teams have the skills and knowledge needed to do their specific jobs and receive ongoing training, coaching, guidance and support
  • Foster a culture steeped in our values, including equity, collaboration and staff development
  • Bring on other organizations as strategic partners in the work
  • Build and manage relationships with allies and represent MoveOn in coalitional strategy convenings
  • Represent the organization in a variety of public settings, such as on panels and meetings with donors, allies, Hill, press


  • At least 5-7 years of experience managing people and programs, with a proven track record of setting, supporting, and leading a team, teams or organization in achieving priorities
  • Strong preference for someone with at least 2-3 years of digital organizing experience in a campaigning organization.
  • Experience working in and developing strategy for both progressive electoral and advocacy campaigning
  • Experience managing rapid response campaigns in an advocacy or electoral context
  • A track record of demonstrable impact in such roles
  • Acts with high integrity, professionalism, low ego, and camaraderie
  • Strong equity lens, including:
    • Strong awareness of issues of equity that impact campaigning in the US context
    • Demonstrated ability to manage equitably and develop equitable decision-making processes
    • Strong listening skills and a track record of inclusive decision-making
  • A relational manager with high emotional intelligence and experience being emotionally supportive to staff during stressful or difficult periods
  • Proven success in managing strategic goal-setting and work planning
  • Demonstrated leadership skills, especially in relation to aligning multiple teams and/or stakeholders outside of their line management
  • Comfortable developing and driving systems and processes in a complex organization
  • Strong public speaking skills and a track record of good judgment when publicly representing an organization
  • Deep commitment to MoveOn’s vision
  • Substantial and nuanced understanding of power as it relates to the United States political process and systems and the progressive movement

Reports to: Executive Director

Location: MoveOn is a virtual organization. The Chief of Program can live anywhere in the continental United States. Must be willing to travel domestically for up to 25% of their time.

Classification, Salary, and Benefits: Full-time. 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; four weeks accrued paid vacation time per year; 12 weeks of paid maternity or paternity leave; 10 days accrued paid sick time; and reimbursement of home office expenses.

To apply: Submit a resume and writing sample (ideally an internal email or document explaining a process or a change; feel free to redact any confidential portions). A cover letter does not need to be included in the application. The application deadline is December 6, 2019. Civic Action and Political Action provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran, in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws.

To apply for this job please visit

Job Location