Vice President of Programs and Government Relations

Clean Wisconsin

The Vice President of Programs and Government Relations position is an executive leadership position and a principle ambassador at Clean Wisconsin. The position reports to the President and CEO and is responsible for the consistent achievement of Clean Wisconsin’s mission. This role is a key leader that is critical to developing, managing and maximizing relationships that help further the organizational mission. This senior leadership position supervises five Program Directors and helps lead, mentor, and support staff throughout the organization. This role often acts as the organization’s ambassador to decision-makers, media and stakeholders and funders and is responsible for the alignment, visioning, and day-to-day management of all advocacy programs at Clean Wisconsin, a 501(c)3 environmental organization.

The Vice President’s responsibilities include overseeing work plans for all Program Directors; management of the program budget; hiring program personnel; and program strategy development, including legislative, organizing, legal and communication strategies as they impact advocacy campaigns. In addition, the Vice President will work closely with and assist the President and CEO, Grants Manager and Program Directors in development and cultivation of financial support for programmatic budgets.

The ideal candidate will be a strong leader with excellent interpersonal skills and broad relationships with key decision-makers and partners. The ideal candidate will be capable of generating and cultivating creative ideas and a vision to advance precedent-setting advocacy campaigns that protect Wisconsin’s clean water, air and climate. Candidate must be a strategic thinker skilled in workload prioritization. They should be cognizant of how to use Clean Wisconsin’s voice and “brand” to achieve success towards our mission. This person should be well-versed in legislative and regulatory processes and how advocacy can create opportunities within these systems. Strong experience in strategic planning and articulating program goals to multiple audiences, including members, media, funders and decision-makers is required.

The ideal candidate should also be adept at creating opportunities to further Clean Wisconsin’s mission through strategic and nontraditional partnerships. The ideal candidate will also be knowledgeable about electoral activities that complement the work of Clean Wisconsin’s 501(c)3 work.

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