We are seeking to add to our team of passionate, energetic, and outgoing organizers who use their skills to engage the conservation community to protect Wisconsin’s air, land, and water. This position will be based in or near Green Bay and is full time.
Who We Are
Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to electing conservation leaders, holding decision makers accountable, and encouraging lawmakers to champion conservation policies that effectively protect Wisconsin’s natural resources and public health.
What You’ll Do
You will work closely with the Field Director to build deep, sustainable programs and relationships in local communities that increase the effectiveness of Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters and the broader conservation movement. This role includes work both on public policy and in elections. Specifics of the job include:
• Increasing our volunteer base and building infrastructure to support those volunteers.
• Developing and strengthening networks of volunteers, community organizations, coalitions, and opinion leaders in Northeast Wisconsin.
• Mentoring, training, and building skills and dedication of interns and volunteers.
• Recruiting and maintaining teams of volunteers to win on local issues and state policy priorities.
• Leading phone banks and door canvasses to engage voters on conservation issues.
• Identifying opportunities to represent the organization at community events.
• Collaborating with the Director of Strategic Development on building relationships with donors and fundraising.
• Building a more powerful, cohesive, and active organization that is racially, politically, age, and socio-economically diverse.
• Building our brand, reputation, and goodwill with members, activists, volunteers, local leaders, and partner groups.
• Recording and tracking data and reporting progress.
Who You Are
To succeed in this job, you:
• Are a connector and a people person. You are genuinely interested in networking and understanding people’s interests and stories.
• Have excellent interpersonal skills. You are able to work well in a team and manage projects that require input from multiple staff and across departments.
• Are comfortable working with people of all political ideologies and share our commitment to increasing racial and socio-economic diversity in the conservation movement.
• Are creative and ambitious, always seeking out new ways to expand the organization’s base of support and engage community members in its programs. You value learning, are curious, and like to seek out new ideas and opportunities for personal growth and improvement.
What You Should Know
Work experience: 1 year of experience in community organizing and/or 1 election cycle of mobilization work preferred, but not required.
Skills: Demonstrated experience and success with citizen engagement; ability to work well in a dynamic environment; ability to handle multiple projects at a time; understanding of or ability to learn quickly about environmental issues and politics and their potential to engage the public; passion for Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters’ mission and work.
Technical skills: Comfortable with databases and Microsoft Office; good writing skills and social media experience preferred.
Physical requirements: Ability to drive, canvass neighborhoods (knock doors), set up and break down folding tables and presentation materials, carry materials weighing up to 10 pounds, and perform routine office duties such as typing at a computer and using a telephone.
Conditions: The position will be located in northeast Wisconsin, preferably Green Bay, and will involve regular travel throughout Wisconsin. Reliable transportation and a valid driver’s license are required. Some evening and weekend work is required, and you should have the flexibility to work hours exceeding regular office hours to get the job done. The position is full time and classified as exempt.
Salary and benefits: $36,000 with a strong benefits package, including health and dental coverage, 401k retirement plan with a 3% organizational match after 1 year on staff, flexible spending account (medical, dependent care, and transit/parking), leave sharing plan, and cell phone stipend. We offer generous paid time off, including holidays, sick days, vacation time, and a sabbatical after 7 years on staff. We also offer flexibility in working hours, ability to work from home, and professional development opportunities.
Reports to: Field Director
Our commitment to diversity and inclusion: We deeply understand the value of bringing together a team with different perspectives, educational backgrounds, and life experiences, and we prioritize diversity within our team. We encourage people from underrepresented backgrounds to apply.
Email your resume, cover letter, and three references by March 16th to email@example.com, with “Northeast Organizer” in the subject line, or mail to: 133 S. Butler Street #320, Madison, WI 53703. This position has a flexible start date in April or May 2018.