Canvass and Training Manager/Director
Wisconsin Voices is seeking a full-time Canvass and Training Manager/Director to coordinate, support, and execute 501(c3) civic engagement field campaigns in collaboration with our organizational partners. They will build and deepen relationships among key partners, assist in crafting outreach campaigns, and develop partner leadership and capacity. Ultimately, they will serve our partners in executing Census outreach, voter education/registration, and mobilization campaigns.
The ideal candidate will have a proven ability to facilitate coordination and cooperation among diverse groups with intersectional priorities. They will be committed to assisting partners in hitting goals and achieving success in a fast-paced environment. The ideal candidate will have a desire to solve complex problems and pays strong attention to detail. This position is an opportunity to engage with non-profit organizations, community leaders, and constituents to help ensure a healthy, fair democracy in Wisconsin.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
The Canvass and Training Manager/Director is based in Milwaukee, reports to the Census Director, and is responsible for the following:
● Building and maintaining relationships with partner organizations, elected officials, community leaders, and colleagues
● Developing, implementing, and innovating field programs in coordination with our partners– current activities include Census (Get Out the Count), 2020 voter education, mobilization, and registration, and regular convenings/trainings
● Leading a coalition to conduct door to-door canvasses, phone banks for Census and voter education campaigns in collaboration with partners to achieve organizational goals.
● Designing culturally relevant trainings and delivering them to the groups who need it
○ Designing door to-door curriculum and structured feedback loop with
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○ Run train-the-trainer sessions
○ Training partners in use of the WI Voter App – a coordinated voter service that allow people to register to vote online
○ Training partners in effective field conversations, supporting their success
● Supporting partners –
○ Onboarding, training, and debriefing partner field staff to ensure program quality and community impact
○ Tech support with Voter Activation Network (VAN), data entry, minivan to ensure work is tracked
○ Listening, coaching, and assisting partners in planning, leadership, & capacity development
○ Provide analysis on the performance of partners
○ Knocking doors, making calls, and conducting voter registration (along with partner organizations).
We’re seeking candidates who excel in relationship-building, are solutions-oriented, and have strong project management skills. You should have:
● A desire to advance inclusion and racial equity in your work
● A passion for developing and maintaining strong working relationships with and among a diverse group of stakeholders to accomplish a shared vision
● A demonstrated commitment to meeting a high bar and a history of creative problem solving in the face of obstacles
● Experience managing multiple projects and ability to oversee a diverse mix of staff, consultants, and volunteers
● Reliable transportation for moderate in-state travel to work with partners
● Comfortable and open to learning software, using tablets, and other tech
Knowledge of census, and prior experience in managing field/outreach projects are both plusses but are not requirements.
Salary and Benefits
Position placement and compensation depends on experience and is highly competitive. Salary range is $48,000 to $62,000. Wisconsin Voices offers paid vacation, dental, health, vision, and retirement benefits.
How to apply:
Please send a cover letter and resume to Matt Dannenberg, Census Director, at email@example.com. Send by Friday, September 20, 2019.
Fair Maps Organizer
Wisconsin Voices is seeking a full-time Fair Maps Organizer to lead our strategic campaign activities, primarily by building and maintaining activists and alliances among key actors throughout the state.
The ideal candidate will have a proven ability to foster coordination and cooperation among diverse – and even competing – groups. They will be committed to getting results in a fast-paced environment and able to handle a heavy workload without dropping the ball. This position is an opportunity to engage with policy makers, statewide organizations, grassroots activist, and constituents to help bring about real legislative change.
About Wisconsin Voices and the Fair Maps Campaign Wisconsin Voices is a fast-paced nonprofit organization whose mission is to unify a dynamic network of progressive nonprofits in Wisconsin around achieving shared goals to build a better democracy. We build our partners’ capacity, amplify their impact, nurture new leadership, promote racial equity, champion transparent policies, and foster civic engagement so that everyone has an equal voice. We work closely with policymakers, advocates, and activists around the state in the Fair Maps coalition, and have built a reputation as one of the state’s leading voices for democracy reform. We plan to add 5-10
new elected supporters of nonpartisan redistricting reform and engage hundreds of new activists over the year and achieve fair(er) maps in our state by 2021.
The Fair Maps Organizer reports to the executive director, is responsible for the following:
● Building and maintaining strategic relationships with policy makers,
organizations, grassroots activists, and constituents
● Implementing our state campaign – current activities include pressure
campaigns in key state districts and developing local leadership teams to
carry this out
● Supervising volunteers
● Tracking and conducting follow up communication to a wide range of
constituents and stakeholders
● Work with a small advisory team
We’re seeking candidates who excel in relationship-building across the state, are results-oriented, and have strong project management skills. You should have:
● A track record of developing and maintaining strong working relationships with and among a diverse group of stakeholders
● A demonstrated commitment to meeting a high bar and a history of getting things done even in the face of obstacles
● Experience managing multiple projects and ability to oversee a cadre of
volunteers, activists, and consultants.
● Prior experience in a legislative environment are both plusses but are not
Salary and Benefits:
Compensation depends on experience with the range $46,000 – $55,000.
Wisconsin Voices offers paid vacation, dental, health, vision, and retirement benefits.
How to apply:
Please send a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. Send by Friday, September 20, 2019.
Wisconsin Voices is looking for a Grant Writer to join our team! This position reports to the Development and Communications Director and works closely with the Executive Director. The ideal candidate will be extremely organized and proactive in producing written requests, one-pages and reports to generate funds from foundations. They will be comfortable working in a fast-paced environment with multiple programs and projects under their belt.
- Identifying grant funding opportunities.
- Writing, submitting and managing grant proposals and reports.
- Maintaining proficient knowledge of organization’s history and programs.
- Assisting with the execution of development department’s strategy.
- Furnishing prospective funders with supporting documents.
- Collaborating with Director of Development to compile annual report and other documents as needed.
- Maintaining records in hard copies and computer databases.
- Possess essential knowledge of a grant application process.
- 2+ years grant writing experience.
- Excellent knowledge of fundraising information sources.
- Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
- Excellent organizational skills.
- Ability to meet deadlines.
Salary and Benefits:
This is a full-time position (40 hours a week) through 2020 with the potential to extend. Salary starts at $44,000. Health insurance, Paid vacation, sick days, and 401K offered. Phone allowance included.
How to Apply:
Please send a customized cover letter, resume, and 2 references to email@example.com by October 4, 2019.
About Wisconsin Voices
Wisconsin Voices envisions a Wisconsin where every person has the means, motivation, and freedom to fully participate in a just democracy that provides opportunities for all people to thrive.
We unify a dynamic network of progressive nonprofits in Wisconsin around achieving shared goals to build a better democracy. We build our partners’ capacity, amplify their impact, nurture new leadership, promote racial equity, champion transparent policies, and foster civic engagement so that everyone has an equal voice.
We help create the conditions for Wisconsinites who share our values to strengthen Wisconsin’s democracy for everyone.
WISCONSIN VOICES PLAYS A UNIQUE ROLE in the progressive movement by creating the structure to empower organizations in the c3 community through:
- Capacity building
- Ongoing year round civic engagement
- Convening and connecting
- Long-term strategic planning for collective impact
Wisconsin Voices is an equal opportunity employer. Women, people of color, LGBTQ, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.