Assistant Director, HR and Labor Relations

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Employer Provided Salary: $110,000-$166,000 Annually
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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 People & Culture team aims to establish ActBlue as a top employer of choice for people who are passionate about empowering small-dollar donors in our country. We attract diverse, talented employees and promote an engaging, inclusive culture where team members develop, thrive and catalyze positive change. 

We seek an Assistant Director, HR and Labor Relations to assist with labor relations and human resources matters, gathering, collecting, and maintaining documents and records required for contract and policy development, investigations, and negotiations. The AD, HR and Labor Relations is an integral member of ActBlue’s People & Culture team, will act as a trusted advisor to managers and staff, and will report to the HR Director. 


  • Provide coaching, leadership and support to management and employees regarding union-related policies, procedures, programs, questions and concerns.
  • Handle complex labor relations and human resource inquiries.
  • Serve as the initial contact and liaison for intake and assessment of union-related employee complaints.
  • Conduct surveys, interviews, and other research related to human resource policies, compensation, and other labor negotiations; collects information and reports results to the HR Director.
  • Maintain knowledge and understanding of laws and regulations related to the NLRB, EEO, affirmative action, collective bargaining, unions, labor relations, and human resources to share with the HR and Legal teams.
  • Prepare plans, policies, documents, reports, and communications as related to the following: EEO-1, affirmative action, collective bargaining, unions, and labor relations/activities.
  • Build systems to maintain labor-management relations (e.g. quarterly meetings, etc.).
  • Participate in collective bargaining negotiations and ensure compliance with collective bargaining agreements (CBAs).
  • Independently investigate problems such as working conditions, disciplinary actions, and employee and applicant appeals and grievances. Provide guidance and recommendations for problem resolution to managers and employees.
  • Prepare and present required and special reports related to employee and labor relations to internal Leadership
  • Present, influence, negotiate and effectively coach managers to use the org best practices related to the CBA and ActBlue policies.
  • Collaborate with Talent Development, Legal and D&I teams to recommend, create and execute trainings and materials in support of the CBA.
  • Potential to manage 1-2 HR direct reports in the future.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • You are committed to ActBlue’s mission
  • You are motivated to be part of a fast-paced, growing organization
  • You bring 5-8 years of work experience executing HR processes, including the negotiation, implementation and ongoing management of 1-2+ new and simultaneous CBAs
  • You are skilled at communication and navigating complex people and HR situations & demonstrate the ability to listen, learn, and drive to solutions with others 
  • You bring a record of strong judgment, objectivity, and discretion in advising others and handling sensitive information 
  • Knowledge of HR related federal, state and local laws and regulations
  • Preferred:  SHRM-CP/SCP or PHR certification 


This posting is for a full-time, remote, salaried position. ActBlue is currently authorized to support remote work employees in Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah Vermont, Virginia, Washington, Washington D.C., Wisconsin, and Wyoming

Salary range: $110,000 - $166,000


  • Flexible work schedules and an unlimited time-off policy. 
  • Fully paid and trans-inclusive health, dental, and vision insurance for employees and their families. 
  • Automatic 2% 401K contribution, plus up to 6% match. 
  • Three months paid parental leave for all new parents, adoptions included; 4 weeks of a fully paid flexible work schedule; plus an additional one week of paid leave and an additional one week of flexible work schedule for every full year the employee has worked for ActBlue. 
  • 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.


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 or email address. 

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • RubyLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • Ruby on RailsFrameworks
    • PostgreSQLDatabases
    • AWS (Amazon Web Services)Services
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    • JIRAManagement
    • TrelloManagement
    • HubSpotCRM


Our offices are located in Davis Square, off of the Davis MBTA Red line stop. Our offices are located near many restaurants, bars, and coffee shops!

An Insider's view of ActBlue

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

ActBlue has incredible work life balance! Unlimited PTO is a lifesaver. I organize outside of work for local elections, mutual aid, & direct action, and sometimes that happens during the workday. Having sufficient time to rest also helps me be more motivated & enjoy work. The culture treats PTO with respect & no one is guilted for taking time off.


Data Engineer

What projects are you most excited about?

Our team is in the beginning stages of a Roles and Permissions overhaul for our Campaign and Non-Profit users. We will be adding the ability for these entities to grant varying access levels for different users. We hope this will allow for more users to be added to the platform, while keeping their data secure.


Senior Software Engineer

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

When I first started at ActBlue in 2019, I didn’t write any code. Thanks to the supportive, mentorship-focused approach within the organization, I was given the space to learn and grow my engineering skill set. I paired regularly with my peers, did coursework, and was empowered to take on projects outside of my comfort zone.


Senior Product Designer

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

Fostering creativity starts with trust. I think innovation comes when we give individuals the autonomy to solve problems, not just build prescribed solutions. Our team collaborates early and often, empowers individuals to understand the why instead of just the what, and encourages risk through a culture of learning through iteration.


Senior Engineering Manager

What are some things you learned at the company?

As a more "seasoned" member of ActBlue, I appreciate the company's commitment to Diversity and Inclusion. I learn something new almost every single day. Working here is helping me be a better person.


Engineering Manager, DevOps

What are ActBlue Perks + Benefits

ActBlue Benefits Overview

ActBlue offers generous, competitive compensation, and provides fully paid and trans-inclusive health, dental, and vision insurance and an employer-sponsored 401k contribution plan. ActBlue will also provide the technology and hardware needed to do the job.

Partners with nonprofits
Open door policy
OKR operational model
Team based strategic planning
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Flexible work schedule
Remote work program
Dedicated diversity and inclusion staff
Mandated unconscious bias training
Diversity employee resource groups
Hiring practices that promote diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Disability insurance
Dental insurance
100% employer paid dental insurance
Vision insurance
100% employer paid vision insurance
Health insurance
100% employer paid health insurance
Mental health benefits
Financial & Retirement
401(K) matching
Up to 6% matching and baseline 2% employer contribution
Performance bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous parental leave
12 weeks plus 4 weeks flex time, and an additional week for every year employed.
Family medical leave
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited vacation policy
Generous PTO
Paid volunteer time
Paid holidays
Paid sick days
Office Perks
Commuter benefits
Company-sponsored outings
Free snacks and drinks
Onsite office parking
Home-office stipend for remote employees
Professional Development Benefits
Job training & conferences
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Continuing education stipend
All employees are given a $2500 professional development budget annually
Customized development tracks

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