Overview

WHO WE ARE:

ActBlue is a nonprofit that builds tech and infrastructure for Democratic campaigns, progressive-aligned causes, and people trying to make an impact in order to fuel long-term, people-powered change. If you’ve ever given online to a Democrat or progressive organization, chances are you’ve used our powerful online fundraising platform.

We put power in the hands of small-dollar donors and help thousands of groups — from presidential candidates to environmental organizations — build grassroots movements. We envision a democracy where everyone looking to make progressive people-powered change can easily and effectively deploy their resources, energy, and creativity to shape our country and futures. Each and every one of us, from the political activists to the tech innovators to the customer service pros, is fully committed to our mission.

THE OPPORTUNITY: 

ActBlue Technical Services’ (ATS) product organization is made up of 80+ people (and growing!). We’re organized into cross-functional teams that operate independently in alignment with ActBlue’s broader organizational goals.

In this role, you will be responsible for understanding user needs, exploring ideas and direction, and designing end-to-end user experiences. You will work on end-to-end projects with agency and in concert with our UX Research, Product, Engineering, Marketing, Customer Service, and Outreach teams.

Your manager will be your coach, supporting your professional growth while you contribute to the excellence and advancement of our platform.

WHAT YOU WILL DO:

  • Lead the design of end-to-end user experiences for our campaign and organization users, from exploration to wireframes to prototypes.
  • Help define and articulate design approach, as well as project and team goals, to your team and to the organization.
  • Act as an advocate for users throughout the product development life cycle.
  • Use research and data to inform and implement solutions.
  • Collaborate closely with our UX Research, Product, Engineering, and Data teams to identify opportunities and solutions for our users.
  • Partner closely with Engineering to support implementation.
  • Present your work to designers and product teams design crits and feedback sessions.
  • Work closely with other designers and engineers to grow and maintain our design system.

WHAT YOU BRING:

  • A curiosity-based mindset with a focus on user needs.
  • A focus on human-centered design principles that lead with inclusion and accessibility.
  • Strong written and communication skills.
  • Effective time management skills.
  • Comfort collaborating with a remote, distributed team of cross-functional colleagues.
  • An inclusive, generous working style. You like to collaborate and elevate your team by supporting your peers.

NICE TO HAVE (BUT NOT REQUIRED)

  • You have previous experience in politics or nonprofits, either as staff or a volunteer.
  • You have previous experience in financial products or e-commerce.
  • You are curious about new technologies and methodologies and have a track record of applying what you learn to improve your team’s work.

WHAT YOU’LL BE WORKING WITH:

  • Design stack: Figma, Adobe Suite, Miro
  • Tech stack: Storybook, Styled Components, React, and other modern front-end technologies

OUR DESIGN PRINCIPLES:

  • We believe that ideas are more important than tools or technologies.
  • We believe in humanizing our work by designing for accessibility and inclusion.
  • We believe in high-level thinking as well as being detail-oriented; we focus on pixel-level details and microinteractions while also considering how details can ripple out at scale.
  • We believe that being correct isn’t enough; respect for your colleagues and users is fundamental.

OUR ENGINEERING VALUES: 

  • We believe that ideas are more important than technologies.
  • We understand that the tools we build have real-world consequences for millions of people and take that responsibility seriously.
  • Security is at the center of everything we do. We are always on the lookout for ways to further harden our platform.
  • We know that code isn’t just a set of instructions for machines, but communication with other humans; style, elegance, and respect are important.
  • We believe that an ability to balance paying off technical debt and rapidly completing a project contributes to the health of the codebase, engineering team, and organization.
  • We believe that being correct isn’t enough; respect for your colleagues and users is fundamental.

LOCATION AND COMPENSATION: 

This posting is for a full-time, remote, salaried position. ActBlue is currently authorized to support remote work employees in California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, Washington D.C., and Wisconsin.

Salary Range: $121,000 – $140,000 ActBlue is committed to consistent compensation practices across our organization.  Final salary offers will take into account factors such as candidate experience, interview performance and current team salary parity.

BENEFITS:

  • Flexible work schedules and an unlimited time-off policy
  • Fully paid and trans-inclusive health, dental, and vision insurance for employees and their families; plus fully paid short-term disability, long-term disability and Employee Assistance Program (EAP) benefits for employees
  • Automatic 2% Employer-paid 401K contribution, plus up to an additional 6% match on employee contributions
  • A minimum of three months paid medical, family and parental leave (for all new parents, adoptions included)
  • Commuter or home-office benefits, including a $1,000 home-office setup allowance for all new full-time remote employees
  • Additional perks including quarterly snack deliveries and digital subscriptions to the Boston Globe & New York Times

ActBlue is unable to sponsor work visas at this time.

INCLUSION STATEMENT:

Women, people of color, LGBTQIA2S+ individuals, and members of other minority or marginalized groups are strongly encouraged to apply. ActBlue is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against candidates on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, or veteran status.

ActBlue is also committed to providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities throughout the interview and employment process, including using our online system to apply for a position.

*ActBlue will never ask candidates to buy equipment, nor will we email from anything other than an actblue.com or actbluetech.com email address.