We are building DemDash, a consumer facing set of mobile and web applications that deepen voting and political engagement by making it easier, more effective, social and fun. Our founder, political consultant/organizer/developer Dan Ancona, has helped hundreds of campaigns get the most out of data and tools at California VoterConnect and TargetSmart Communications. He’s backed by a team of four advisors from the Bay Area political and technology communities that have built numerous startups, political campaigns and nonprofit organizations. DemDash’s alpha was released in 2010 and is in production at demdash.us, and we were accepted to the Hub Ventures 2011 social venture incubation program in early 2011.
We believe the $5+ billion political communications market today is where the music industry was at in 2001, right before the release of the iPod. It is dominated by a few major channels and badly in need of user-centered disruption. We’re starting to disrupt that market by augmenting (and over time, replacing) endless election season TV ads and piles of mail with beautifully designed and socially curated political information. By working with us you will have a chance to help accelerate that disruption and shape the future of democratic participation, starting here in the US and then expanding globally.
Who You Are
- Have a demonstrated passion for improving our democracy, and a hunger for creating disruption.
- Want to build an organization that is exceptionally performing, democratic and soulful.
- Have part time availability now and full time availability very soon.
- Be located in or close to San Francisco.
- user and customer interviewing
- mockups and design in photoshop
- front-end construction in HTML and CSS
- optionally, enough django to at least have grokked the template system
We are also going to have technical, design and business development positions open soon. For the technical and design roles, you must have helped build something significant and large, helped build something significant using django, or ideally, helped build something significant, large and in django. On the business side, we're looking with someone with deep reach and high level experience in some combination of the California or DC consultant, campaign, technical, startup or political communities.
Simple Revolutions has a baseline diversity requirement: we can not succeed without diversity across as many criteria as possible. Women and people of color are strongly encouraged to apply.
Opportunity and Compensation
This is a true co-founder position: your compensation will be equity only at first, and you will be helping us raise seed funding. We are moving quickly and we expect to be well on our way towards raising our initial round by mid-2011. Your salary will depend on requirements and experience, but you will play a role in helping to determine the pay and equity structure for the firm.
How To Apply
Send email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your resume or a suitable bio, links to projects you’ve worked on, and anything else you think we should know. Be sure to let us know what your schedule is like, how much time you have to work on such a project, and why you are interested.
We look forward to your submissions!