Federal Clean Energy Campaign Manager

Wisconsin Conservation Voters is seeking a passionate, outgoing person to coordinate and implement our Federal Clean Energy Campaign activities.

Wisconsin Conservation Voters is seeking a passionate, outgoing person to coordinate and implement our Federal Clean Energy Campaign activities. The United States has made the largest investment in clean energy in world history, and this campaign is getting the word out about how Wisconsinites can all do our part to solve climate change and save money. The position lasts for one year with strong benefits, and the location is flexible around Wisconsin. The position will require travel around the state outside of usual business hours.

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

Wisconsin Conservation Voters is running an innovative consumer education campaign that educates Wisconsinites on how they can benefit from President Biden’s Affordable Clean Energy Plan, the largest investment in clean energy in world history. This person will do community presentations, lead volunteer door-to-door canvasses, build relationships with key stakeholders, and work with the Wisconsin Conservation Voters team to implement all aspects of this campaign. This campaign manager position reports to the Deputy Director, can be based anywhere in Wisconsin, and will work closely with the Visual Storyteller Manager, government affairs team, communications team, and field team. Specifics of the job include:

  • Community organization presentations: You will schedule and complete presentations to community organizations across the state on President Biden’s Affordable Clean Energy Plan.

  • Supporting organizational outreach: You will be responsible for developing relationships with community organizations following presentations and support them in educating their communities and members about the clean energy benefits available.

  • Hosting events: You will work with the WCV team to plan and complete events that highlight how people can take advantage of the federal clean energy benefits.

  • Volunteer canvasses: You will work with community organizations and WCV members to organize door-to-door canvassers and recruit volunteers to get the word out about clean energy savings.

  • Relationships with key stakeholders: You will develop and build a network of individuals and organizations who are helping build a clean energy future.

  • Centering racial justice and equity: You will work across a diverse array of organizations and individuals to demonstrate the intersections of climate and environmental justice.

  • Supporting other staff in deploying tactics: You will help other staff complete presentations, organize volunteer canvasses, and host events related to federal clean energy benefits.

  • Helping develop program content: You will assist with suggesting content from your work to the communications team and other staff for use in development of key assets for the campaign, including emails, fact sheets, and other useful information.

  • Supporting paid field and communication tactics: You will support the Visual Storytelling Manager and Deputy Director on paid ads and a paid canvass.

  • Increasing membership through outreach: You will be expanding our reach with new individuals and organizations and will have an opportunity to bring in new members in collaboration with our development team.

  • Tracking and reporting: You will be responsible for tracking and reporting metrics and deliverables for this campaign across the organization.

Who You Are

To succeed in this job, you:

  • Are experienced and comfortable working independently. You are ready to get to work on day one and are confident in your ability to get things done.

  • Are a fast learner and a team player. This is a new campaign and it’s moving fast. You’re comfortable with uncertainty and can adapt and problem solve in real time.

  • Are a people person and connector. You are genuinely interested in fostering relationships and understanding people's interests, stories, and motivations to build community.

  • Are comfortable speaking in different settings, such as in public, over the phone, and in one-on-one meetings, including doing public presentations with audiences of varying sizes.

  • 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 in a fast paced environment.

  • Are a resilient problem solver in the face of challenges and seek multiple viewpoints to come to a decision.

  • Understand the value of lived experience and are adept at working with people from different backgrounds than your own, such as racial identity, gender identity, age, political ideology, and socio-economic background.

  • Share our commitment to centering the voices and experiences of those most impacted by climate change and environmental degradation.

  • Are creative and ambitious, always seeking out new ways to expand WCV’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 culturally competent:
    • Demonstrated awareness of one’s own cultural identity and the ability to learn and build on varying community norms.

    • Commitment to equity and inclusion as organizational practice and culture.

    • Understanding of how environmental issues intersect with racism and economic and social inequality in the U.S., and a passion for working to dismantle these systems.

  • Are excited to engage voters to protect Wisconsin’s water, air, land,
    and democracy and lead the transition to a clean energy future.

We know there are great candidates who may not check all of these boxes, and we also know you might bring important skills that we haven't considered. If that applies to you, don't hesitate to apply and tell us about yourself.

What You Should Know

Work experience: Three or more years of experience in community organizing, clean energy, or other relevant experience preferred.

Skills: Demonstrated experience and success with community or student engagement and relationship building; 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, Microsoft Office, and Google suite.

Physical requirements: Ability to drive, canvass neighborhoods (knock doors to speak face-to-face with voters), set up and break down folding tables and presentation materials, carry materials weighing up to 10-20 pounds, and perform routine office duties such as typing at a computer and using a telephone.

Conditions: The location is flexible across Wisconsin. We have offices in Madison, Milwaukee, Green Bay, and Stevens Point and you can work in any of these offices or remotely. You will need a smartphone, and a laptop will be provided. This job requires regular travel throughout your region in Wisconsin, and reliable transportation and a valid driver's license are required. Some evening and weekend work is required, and during busy times you should have the flexibility to work hours exceeding regular office hours to get the job done.

Salary and benefits: Salary range is $55,000-$60,000 depending on experience. This position lasts for one year and is eligible for the following benefits: health and dental coverage, FSA plan, life insurance, and phone stipend. We offer generous paid time off, flexibility in working hours, mileage reimbursement for work travel, ability to work from home, and professional development opportunities.

Reports to: Deputy Director

Please note that as a 501(c)(4) nonprofit organization, Wisconsin Conservation Voters employees are not eligible to participate in the Federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program.

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 by Sunday, April 14, 2024 to apply@conservationvoters.org, with “Clean Energy Manager” in the subject line. This position has a flexible start date in May 2024.