Communications Director

Wisconsin Conservation Voters

Fighting for action on key issues like climate change, safe drinking water, and democracy has never been more urgent. Wisconsin Conservation Voters (WCV) is seeking to add to our team a passionate, strategic, and collaborative Communications Specialist who will use their skills to engage decision-makers, media, our members, and the public to advocate for climate solutions and other key issues at all levels of government.

The right person for this position will use their knowledge and the strength of the organization to ensure that racial justice and equity are incorporated into environmental and democracy policy-making. This full-time position will last one year with the possibility of extension through the November 2022 election. This position can be based in Madison, Wisconsin, but there is flexibility around location within Wisconsin

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

Support Wisconsin Conservation Voters’ communication and marketing efforts by working closely with the Communications Director and Communications Manager. This position has an emphasis on developing written content for internal and external communications, including content for members, media materials, online presence, and more.

The Communications Specialist also assists with email marketing, events, and other activities. This position develops content for our digital program including social media, email, and website with occasional design responsibilities, working in alignment with the Communications Director and with independent vendors as required.

As an essential part of our Clean Energy for All campaign, the Communications Specialist will develop strategy and tactics to amplify and execute work on federal clean energy policy and connect that work to Wisconsin Conservation Voters’ overall strategy.

Specifics of The Job

  • Write emails, press releases, website content, news articles, social media toolkits, letters of support, letters to the editor, and public service announcements.
  • Assist in creating communications that promote our work, engage the public, and advance our priority campaigns.
  • Develop relationships with relevant media outlets.
  • Implement creative social media campaigns including, but not limited to, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.
  • Assist in creating paid digital campaigns across marketing channels.
  • Offer rapid response as needed and quickly engage and mobilize supporters with content/direction.
  • Maintain and update program website(s) content.

To succeed in this job, you…

  • You are able to work well in a team and manage projects that require input from multiple staff and across departments as well as with our partners and legislative champions.
  • Are comfortable working with people of different political ideologies, racial identities, ages, and socio-economic differences.
  • Share our commitment to increasing racial justice and equity in the conservation movement.
  • Are nimble and can adjust strategies and tactics based on the fast-moving nature of the legislature and Congress.
  • Value learning, are curious, and like to seek out new ideas and opportunities for personal growth and improvement.
  • Are excited to engage voters and others to fight for a clean environment, a healthy future, and a fair democracy for all Wisconsinites.

Additional valued skills

  • Experience with graphic design, photography skills, video skills, and other content creation.
    Journalism experience or an understanding of how to work with newsrooms and media contacts.
  • What you should know
  • Physical requirements: Ability to use a computer for long periods of time, use a telephone, and perform other routine office duties.

Conditions

This position can be based in Madison, but the location is flexible. Due to COVID-19, the ability to work from home is required for the near future. 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. The position is full time, temporary, and classified as exempt.

Salary and benefits: $40,000 to $48,000 annual salary based on experience plus health and dental coverage, technology stipend, and paid time off.

 

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 July 19 to apply@conservationvoters.org, with “Communications Specialist” in the subject line. This position has a flexible start date in August 2021.

To apply for this job email your details to apply@conservationvoters.org