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Vice President of Product

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ActBlue
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Somerville, MA
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Published 20 days ago
Please send your application to Matt McSweeney via Matt.McSweeney@roberthalf.com.

WHO WE ARE:

As a mission-driven organization, we’re driven by the belief that our democracy works better when more people participate in civic life and when campaigns and organizations are powered by the people they serve. That’s why we’ve built a powerful online fundraising platform for Democratic candidates up and down the ballot, progressive organizations, and people trying to make an impact. Our tools make it possible for anyone to build a grassroots movement and give donors an easy and secure way to support their favorite candidates and causes.

How ActBlue Works

We want as many groups as possible to be able to create strong grassroots fundraising programs, which is why our platform is available to Democratic candidates and committees, progressive organizations, and nonprofits that share our values. ActBlue is a nonprofit, so we don’t charge groups who use our tools. There’s a 3.95% processing fee on contributions that we pass along to the campaign or organization. And we operate as a conduit, which means donations made through ActBlue to a campaign or organization are considered individual donations. You can read more about our structure here.

We take care of building fundraising technology so the groups using our platform can focus on engaging and communicating with their supporters — we don't fundraise, donate, or send texts or emails on behalf of any group. And as a nonprofit ourselves, we’re funded by our own amazing small-dollar donors!

Why Tens of Thousands of Campaigns and Organizations Trust Us

We work year-round, so even when election cycles end, our innovation continues. Our engineers are constantly A/B testing our contribution forms, creating new features, and staying on top of the latest advances in online security. Plus, millions of donors can give to any group using our platform with a single click if they’ve saved their payment information in an ActBlue Express account.

The best part? All of our tools and features come standard for any group using our platform, so a local food bank or candidate for school board can benefit from the same fundraising tools used by someone running for president. And we don’t leave folks to figure out our tools on their own! We have a dedicated donor support team, and our digital fundraising experts are ready to share their knowledge and work with fundraisers directly by providing training, insights, and other assistance.

Culture

ActBlue has built a distinctive culture centered on its work and its people. Everyone works hard, works smart, and brings a “nothing is impossible” attitude to work each day. Rigidity is not permitted, but intelligence, intellectual curiosity, drive, communication, trust, collective responsibility, care, and collaboration are expected. 

Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion

ActBlue strongly supports diversity and inclusion in its workforce and vision. The organization and its team members believe that diversity of all kinds - race, class, religion, gender, nationality, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, experience, perspective - makes ActBlue a stronger and sharper organization, better equipped to meet its ambitious goals. ActBlue has a clear vision: to be the place where a diverse, talented mix of people can come together to do their best work.

For More Information

Please visit their website: https://www.actblue.com

THE OPPORTUNITY:

ActBlue Technical Services is seeking a driven, entrepreneurial-minded, mission-focused VP of Product (“VP”) to support their strategic direction and product management team. In this role, you will ensure a shared vision, strategy and road map, informed by their product management, research findings, quantitative data, and key stakeholders’ inputs from across ActBlue. You will assist the engineering and product leadership teams in articulating and measuring goals and progress on strategic initiatives. You will also help motivate and align product managers, fostering effective practices in support of a cohesive team and an iterative, high impact of work.

This person will be a committed mentor, responsible for fostering and growing ActBlue’s team of product managers. You will cultivate an inclusive environment that brings out the best in your team holistically, and you will directly manage and mentor both Group Product Managers and individual contributors on your team. You will champion, coach, and challenge your team members in concert with supporting the healthy functioning of the broader organization by fostering transparency and engagement and ensuring successful cross-departmental communication and knowledge sharing.  

WHAT YOU WILL DO:

  • Identifying and analyzing areas for exploration in order to diversify or deepen the ActBlue product offering, with an emphasis towards long-term vision.
  • Maintaining strong relationships and consensus across departments to ensure that colleagues are working well together across the organization.
  • Ensuring roadmaps are aligned with the broader organization’s vision and strategy.
  • Ensuring the team’s work has been communicated internally and externally so that there are no surprises and people can understand how to leverage the value of the platform.
  • Managing, coaching, hiring and retaining excellent product managers across all levels of seniority, who own specialized domains and roadmaps.
  • Providing professional development for all direct reports (support feedback, regular check ins, goal setting, etc.)
  • Fostering a data-driven mindset, where everything important is measured.
  • Contributing to operational evolutions as they scale the Product and Engineering organization. 

WHAT YOU BRING:

Education and Certification/License Credentials

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred 

Functional Competencies  

  • Minimum of 10 years’ experience in Product Management with at least 5 years in a leadership capacity.
  • Expertise defining, building, and expanding B2B and B2C SaaS products, particularly those with a high volume of transactions.
  • 5+ years of demonstrated relationship management experience with vendors and partners to identify, cultivate, and maintain relationships.
  • Demonstrated ability to understand the voice of the customer and design solutions to meet stakeholder needs.
  • A proven track record of supporting long-term organizational and product strategy.
  • Ability to bridge the gap between business and technology, build trust with key stakeholders to inspire and align multiple teams, and deliver on strategic initiatives.
  • A history of cultivating an organization-wide understanding of and effective collaboration with Product as a strategic voice.
  • Expertise in continuous product discovery, a strong business sense, and a passion for problem solving.

Leadership and Management 

  • Servant leader and player-coach with strong emotional intelligence.
  • A personal commitment to fostering psychologically safe environments for your teams.
  • Passion for people leadership, building high performing product management teams, and developing exceptional talent.
  • A good listener who advocates for the entire team.
  • Effective communicator, both written and verbal. 
  • One who adjusts communication based on the audience.

Personal Characteristics 

  • Thrives in a fast-paced environment of constant change
  • Openness to fluidity and an unstructured environment.
  • Empathetic and non-judgemental.
  • Confident, but humble.
  • Enthusiastic and engaged. 

ActBlue’s headquarters are located in Davis Square in Somerville, MA, just a few blocks from Boston’s MBTA Red Line train. This posting is for a full-time, remote, and salaried position. ActBlue is authorized to support remote work in these states: Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Rhode Island, Texas, Virginia, Washington, and Washington DC.

Robert Half Executive Search is leading this search for ActBlue. Please send your application to Matt McSweeney via Matt.McSweeney@roberthalf.com.

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

Please send your application to Matt McSweeney via Matt.McSweeney@roberthalf.com.

WHO WE ARE:

As a mission-driven organization, we’re driven by the belief that our democracy works better when more people participate in civic life and when…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule

Location

On-site
Somerville, MA, USA

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