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Contest Every Race Organizer

Movement Labs

Movement Labs

United States
Posted on Thursday, August 17, 2023

Contest Every Race, a project incubated within Movement Labs, seeks a junior to mid-level organizing professional to join our team. This role focuses on organizing efforts in multiple states, working closely with county and local Democratic Parties to enhance their organizing, volunteer recruitment, communications, and voter turnout efforts. The primary objective is to engage county parties in scaling their organizing efforts to effectively shift more non-urban voters towards the Democratic Party.

Ideal start date for this position is October 1, 2023, with some flexibility for the right candidate. We are looking for someone committed to contributing to Contest Every Race at least through the 2024 cycle, with the possibility to stay on the team longer.


  • Build and maintain relationships with Democratic County Party chairs in states as assigned
  • Ensure teams are hitting monthly organizing goals
  • Develop and lead training sessions based on proven best practices for rural organizing
  • Assist with candidate recruitment efforts in partnership with the Contest Every Race staff team
  • Assist with development and implementation of text message campaigns
  • Collaborate with the Contest Every Race organizing team and assist with program wide work as needed
  • Monitor and closely track activities of Democratic County Parties and provide reports on progress towards goals

About Contest Every Race & the Rural Power Lab

Did you know that in up to 75% of the U.S.’ elected offices, Republicans run without opposition? Since 2018, Contest Every Race (CER) has quietly worked with State Democratic parties and other partners to recruit over 190,000 new potential candidates - and unseat over 2,000 Republican elected officials who would have otherwise gone unchallenged. 70% of our recruited candidates are women or people of color, and 48% win their races. In 2022, we recruited over 65,000 potential candidates.

We also work in over 200 rural counties to directly invest in progressive leaders and build power locally. We’ve recruited thousands of volunteers, hosted over 350 events, and contacted millions of rural voters in just a few months. We have granted $75,000+ in 2022 to 70 rural Democratic county parties for completing direct voter contact actions, resulting in 50,000+ doors knocked, 150+ events with 4,000+ attendees, 700+ 1-1s in a month, and more.

Contest Every Race is incubated by Movement Labs, a movement incubator and the leading peer-to-peer texting political consultancy supporting progressives and grassroots activists nationwide. Our clients span both establishment and movement efforts, from senior Democratic Congressional leadership to Black Lives Matter.

  • At least one cycle of organizing experience organizing at a progressive organization or campaign
  • Relevant experience working with or organizing in non-urban communities, or strong interpersonal skills and proven ability to build strong working relationships with rural communities.
  • Experience managing volunteer relationships and cultivating volunteer leaders
  • Experience coaching volunteers to take action
  • Tech-savvy and possess excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong proficiency with, or ability to quickly learn, our core tech tools: VAN/EveryAction, Airtable, Asana, Slack, Prompt, Google Workspace.
  • Well organized, detail-oriented and able to juggle multiple competing priorities in a remote work setting.
  • Passionate about Movement Labs which aims to build progressive power and fight fascism.
  • BA or equivalent preferred, but not required.

Pay will be $50,000-$60,000 a year, depending on experience. Movement Labs employees receive excellent health, dental, and vision benefits and unlimited Paid Time Off. We are a fully remote workplace.

Applications close September 6th.