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Southwestern Wisconsin Citizen Action of Wisconsin Co-op Organiz

Organization Name: Citizen Action of Wisconsin
Job Post Date: 12 Jul 2019
Job Terms: Full Time
Salary: Depending on Experience
Anticipated Start Date: As soon as possible

Job Description

Primary Responsibilities:
Work with staff and local member teams to lead a regional Citizen Action Organizing Cooperative.
Recruit new, and retain current, dues-paying co-op members through relationship building, fundraising and leadership development.
Directly organize (phone calls, in-person meetings, events, etc.) and develop activists and leaders to participate in Citizen Action issue and election campaigns. This may include leadership of some issue campaigns. Current issues include healthcare as a fundamental right, the Green New Deal, protecting and expanding democracy, substance use prevention, and economic justice for long term care workers.
Coordinate program and logistics for public events, mobilizations and other grassroots activity.
Spearhead leadership development work to improve the capacity and impact of your members and create leadership pathways.
Participate in small and large dollar fundraising in collaboration with Citizen Action staff.

Specific Responsibilities also include
Embrace and effectively utilize new communications technology, working within Citizen Action’s cutting-edge social networking and web technology programs to augment on-the ground organizing.
Help organize coalitions and networks of members to advance critical issues of local importance in tandem with Citizen Action staff together with a wide range of prospective allies.
Work in a focused way to advance strategic goals, and provide timely weekly reporting of organizing progress.
Integrate Citizen Action’s values-based communication into all organizing work.
Develop deep relationships with your top co-op leaders, and create a context where new leaders can emerge and have a voice.


Skills: Desired Experience:
Experience in labor, community, political or faith-based organizing, experience with or a strong interest in learning relational organizing as well as a commitment to working on racial justice issues, working with communities of color, and with a multicultural base of individuals.
Experience with large and/or small dollar fundraising.
Experience working with a broad array of organizations in a coalition on issues of social and economic justice.

Required Qualifications:
Philosophical commitment to progressive values of economic, gender, racial, anti-oppressive, and environmental justice and equity along with health care freedom for everyone in Wisconsin and America.
Ability to understand public policy issues and translate them into organizing issues that motivate average people to act.
Strong creative strategic thinking skills and willingness to innovate in fast moving issue campaigns and meet deadlines.
Strong written and verbal communication skills, including ability to produce effective flyers, email alerts, coalition reports, blogs, and effective social media posts.
Excellent listening, interpersonal and problem solving skills, strong personal time management skills, organization skills, and the ability to work under pressure, and the ability to resolve conflicts while maintaining effective relationships.
Intermediate computer skills including email, composing documents, designing flyers, working with databases, and social networking (Familiarity with NationBuilder, GoogleDocs, Google Analytics, Hootsuite, as well as managing Facebook pages and/or Twitter accounts).
Ability to undertake periodic travel in Wisconsin and occasionally out-of-state.

Desired Qualifications (Not required):
-Experience with designing and implementing strategic legislative and or electoral issue campaigns.
-Experience working with a broad array of organizations in a coalition on issues of social and economic justice.
-Experience with working on racial justice issues and/or working in communities of color.
-Experience with online list-building and voter files a plus.
-Demonstrated ability to meet fundraising goals.
-Bilingual/multilingual a plus.

Organization Description

This is a full time (40-50 hrs/week on average) salaried position. Some evening and weekends required, as well in-state travel and occasional out-of-state travel. Preference will be given to candidates who live in Southwestern Wisconsin outside of Madison and/or La Crosse, and/or are willing to relocate.
Description of Work: This position will be trained and on-boarded by the Co-op Development director, and eventually will report to the Organizing Director. A successful Co-op Organizer will work to advance a revolutionary membership organizing model pioneered by Citizen Action of Wisconsin known as an Organizing Cooperative. This position involves organizing, maintaining, and growing a critical mass of dues-paying supporters in our locally based, member-led co-op model. The Co-op Organizer together with member-leaders in both rural and urban communities across the Driftless Area, and Citizen Action staff will advance diverse issue and electoral campaigns that have real impacts on their community and make large scale changes in Wisconsin to open up opportunity for all.

How to Apply

E-mail cover letter and résumé to Angelique Rogers (Organizing Director) at Please, no calls.

Contact: Angelique Rogers
Application Due: Sun, 01 Sep 2019
Job Post Online Expiration: Fri, 23 Aug 2019 09:16pm


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