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Thanksgiving Salsa: Fresh Jobs

by Jason Z.
Tags: blog:holidays  |  blog:jobs

It's a light week with (U.S.) Thanksgiving bringing food, family, and football this week. Salsa offices will be closed on both Thursday the 26th and Friday the 27th, and there are no trainings at all this week.

We'll be right back at it next week, though, when the calendar turns over to December and the critical fundraising home stretch.

And maybe there'll be a few new faces at the table, too. Maybe ... yours?

Salsa Labs (the company that provides organizing technology to DemocracyInAction and Wired For Change) has a whole slew of job opportunities for at least 9 exceptional individuals.

Those who join our team will have the opportunity to work with some of the most effective nonprofits and political campaigns by developing, supporting, and training on the Salsa organizing platform -- with the DLCC, DCCC, DSCC, Emily's List, Moms Rising, True Majority, Brave New Films, Oceana, and a slew of other creative organizations and brilliant online organizers working on the most pressing issues of the day. (International organizations, too.)

It's a great time to join the team as

  • Director of Nonprofit Business Development
  • Salsa Enterprise & Node Manager
  • Political Business Development Associate
  • Salsa Support Specialist
  • UI Engineer
  • Online Community Manager
  • Software Engineer
  • Systems Administrator - Entry Level
  • Lead Product Manager

We operate with the soul of a nonprofit and the savvy of a business.  People who thrive here are those who enjoy doing good in a fast-moving (sometime chaotic) working environment that’s always focused on growing and achieving results.

We pride ourselves on our team of talented, driven, entrepreneurial individuals -- each of whom is deeply committed to the organizations which we serve and advancing our progressive ideals. We also have a workplace that values work/life balance, creativity and innovation. That combination is the key to our success and makes Salsa Labs not only an excellent place to work, but a highly efficient and productive company.

Wired for Change and DemocracyInAction are equal opportunity employers and seek to build a diverse staff representative of the communities they serve. Women, minorities, LGBT are strongly encouraged to apply.

In additional to our casual work environment we have an excellent benefits package that includes:

  • 3 weeks of paid vacation (4 weeks after two years)
  • 14 paid holidays (includes 3 days between Christmas and New Year's)
  • Paid sick leave
  • Paid time off for volunteer opportunities
  • CareFirst Health and Dental insurance
  • Flex Time / Telecommuting options
  • Metro SmartBenefits<
  • 401K with percentage matching benefits

Please send a cover letter describing your interest and qualifications, your resume (in .doc or pdf format), plus salary requirements to:; No phone calls please.

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Use Tagging and Widgets to Share Jobs in the DemocracyInAction Community

We're regularly asked by our user organizations about sharing job opportunities with one another. DIA isn't a job board and we don't aspire to be or Democratic GAIN. On the other hand, it's a fairly natural fit -- a community of organizations with some similarity in outlook and needs, sometimes including specific familiarity with our platform. So we don't want to maintain an employment database or add unfunded mandates to our shop, but it makes sense to let people share. What to do? A couple of weeks ago, we asked for some input on the DIA Support listserv. You're looking at the result. The item at right is a simple web widget to which anyone can publish a job in the DIA community and which anyone can use to keep up with those jobs. I've seeded it with a few of DIA's own jobs,* and a couple others among our user groups that I happened to know about. It's not meant to be comprehensive -- the point, in fact, is that it's meant to be community-generated. Anyone can add to it. This is a bit of an experiment for us: we'll have to see if people actually choose to use it. But experimenting with widgets is darn cheap to do.

For Employers

To add a job, just tag any job posting page anywhere with a or Ma.gnolia social bookmarking account using the tag "diajob" (without the quotes). That's it! It may take a couple hours to hit the stream. You can remove postings by deleting your bookmark or by removing the tag from your bookmark. We're asking people to observe the convention of titling these posts:
Job Title, Organization (Location)

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