Stevens Point Clean Energy Fellow

Wisconsin Conservation Voters is looking for a motivated, passionate individual to join us on the frontlines of our clean energy future.

Wisconsin Conservation Voters has launched local clean energy campaigns in cities across the state, building upon the momentum seen in other Wisconsin communities like Green Bay, Dane County, Milwaukee, Eau Claire, and La Crosse, where local governments are making strong commitments to clean energy. Now more than ever, communities stand to benefit from the more than $369 billion clean energy and climate investments in the Inflation Reduction Act. Wisconsin Conservation Voters is looking for a motivated, passionate individual to join us on the frontlines of our clean energy future.

Who We Are

Wisconsin Conservation Voters engages voters to protect Wisconsin’s environment. To achieve that, Wisconsin Conservation Voters advocates for sound environmental laws and policies, holds elected officials accountable for their votes and actions, and elects pro-conservation candidates who will champion our priority issues. Learn more about us at conservationvoters.org.

What You’ll Do

You will work closely with our Central Organizer to build our Stevens Point Clean Energy campaign, recruit campaign volunteers, and engage volunteers to carry out tactics to pass clean energy policy. Your work will build towards a community-wide commitment to 100 percent clean energy by 2040 and the necessary infrastructure to reach that goal. Additionally, you will support the Central Organizer in sharing information to Stevens Point residents about the benefits of the Inflation Reduction Act. Specifics of the job include:

  • Increasing our youth and student volunteer base, building infrastructure to support those volunteers, and mobilizing volunteers to win the campaign.
  • Mentoring, training, and building skills and dedication of volunteers, while developing your own leadership and community organizing skills.
  • Carrying out key tactics such as phonebanking, door-to-door canvassing, postcard writing, and other tactics as needed in the campaign.
  • Attending and assisting the Central Organizer in facilitating Stevens Point Clean Energy Team meetings on a regular basis.
  • Building a more powerful, cohesive, and active organization that is racially, politically, age, and socio-economically diverse.
  • 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 fostering relationships and understanding people's interests and stories.

  • Are comfortable speaking over the phone and in-person with people you have never met before.
  • Have excellent interpersonal skills. You are able to work well in a team and manage multiple projects that build toward key campaign goals.
  • Are comfortable working with people of all political ideologies, racial identities, ages, and socio-economic differences.
  • Share our commitment to centering the voices and experiences of those most impacted by climate change and environmental injustice.
  • Are creative and ambitious, always seeking out new ways to expand the organization’s base of support and engage community members in its programs.
  • Value learning, are curious, and like to seek out new ideas and opportunities for personal growth and improvement.
  • Are flexible and adaptive, and can pivot in strategy and tactics as situations change and evolve.

What You Should Know

Skills: Demonstrated commitment to environmental, racial justice, and democracy issues; 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 Conservation Voters’ mission and work.

Technical skills: Comfortable with databases, Google Drive, and Microsoft Office.

Conditions: The position will be located in Stevens Point. The position is part time and temporary through August 2024.

Compensation and Details: $17/hour; phone stipend and mileage reimbursement for work travel provided. Approximately 10-15 hours per week through August 2024. Flexible schedule.

Reports to: Central Organizer

Our commitment to racial justice and equity: We recognize that historic and current systems and decisions – including within the conservation community – have created injustice. Through our work we confront these injustices and fight for an equitable balance of power. We hold ourselves accountable to being inclusive and equitable in our own actions and within our organization. Read more about our commitment in our Guiding Principles here.

To Apply

Email your resume, cover letter, and three references to apply@conservationvoters.org, with “Stevens Point Clean Energy Fellow” in the subject line. Applications will be reviewed as received. This position has a flexible start date in early June 2024.