Organizer III- Wisconsin

This is a level III position in 9to5’s staff structure (3-5 years experience) 

Position can be based in Milwaukee, WI -or- based in Wisconsin 

About 9to5: For nearly five decades, 9to5 has been advancing economic justice for women, grounding our work through a racial and gender justice lens. As a grassroots, membership-based organization, our members are affected by the issues we work on every day: low-wage jobs, the erosion of a social safety net, the lack of paid sick time and paid family leave, unemployment, and workplace discrimination. Our programs include grassroots organizing, leadership development and training, nonpartisan civic engagement and policy change campaigns. 

Position Summary: 9to5 Wisconsin seeks an experienced Organizer. Working directly with the Wisconsin State Director, the Organizer will build and cultivate coalitions and membership, manage stakeholder groups and serve as representative for statewide and national issue campaigns. 

Organizer will lead statewide organizing work on family sustainability policies, including paid leave, affordable childcare, and voter rights to mobilize voters as part of 9to5’s broader objective of advocating for gender, racial and economic justice. 

Major Duties and Responsibilities Include: 

Strategic Campaign Development & Supervision 

○ Identifies and trains chapter leaders within the region for political and legislative advocacy work 

○ Manage member stakeholder groups. 

○ Design and manage large-scale campaigns 

○ Develop strategic campaign goals and objectives 

○ Work closely with organizers, members and other key stakeholders to ensure campaign success 

○ Utilize campaign work to inform policy agenda on these issues 

○ Tie campaign work into VR/GOTV efforts 

○ Provide administrative support for campaign needs, including managing campaign budget, staff time, supplies, etc. 

○ Report on campaign performance to State Director, 9to5 Leadership, and funders as requested

○ Assist with coordination of Community Justice Fellowship Program, voter engagement, and membership meetings 

○ Supervise staff, canvassers, interns and volunteers as necessary to support campaign work 

Policy/Advocacy 

○ Work with State Director and Lobbyist to inform legislative priorities ○ Draft key fact sheets and other materials to educate legislators on the issues

○ Convene partners for policy-level workgroups on key issues 

○ Represent the Chapter at public hearings and events 

Data Management 

○ Support data management, planning and implementation related to base building, member mobilization/ outreach/recruitment, fundraising, and communications goals 

Grassroots Fundraising

○ Coordinate or support grassroots fundraising events and donor relationships. 

○ Perform other duties as necessary and assist with special projects when requested. 

Preferred Qualifications 

● Demonstrated commitment to environmental justice, environmental health, and/or social, racial and economic justice. 

● Bachelor’s degree or at least three years of organizing experience with a community, labor, faith, or women’s organization, preferred. 

● Bilingual: English-Spanish or English-Hmong, a plus; 

● A commitment to racial and gender equity and dismantling all systems of oppression.

● Supervisory experience 

● Good planning skills, time management, ability to work independently, ability to prioritize work and account for results. 

● Strong communication skills, both written and oral. Experience with issue-based policy campaigns. 

● Access to transportation to attend meetings on a regular basis. 

● Available to work evenings and weekends depending on campaign needs.

● Strong database management skills preferred. 

● Ability to use and access zoom, google drive applications, and database programs.

● Must have quality internet and phone access on a daily basis. 

● Comfort taking initiative and ability to think outside the box to find solutions and resources. 

● Experience coordinating projects with multiple partners/stakeholders, and experience working directly with community members from diverse backgrounds and ethnicities.

● Flexibility to adapt to changing priorities and ability to meet multiple deadlines.

● Proficiency with Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, and various social media platforms.

● Familiarity with constituent relationship management (CRM) systems and a desire to develop database skills and experience; experience with CiviCRM, PowerBase, or ActionNetwork a plus 

Details: The position will be filled as soon as practicable and when we find the right candidate, with an estimated start date of August 2022. The position can be based in 9to5’s Milwaukee, WI office; or can be a fully remote (work from home) position based in Wisconsin. 

Compensation: This is a full-time position (40 hours/week), offering a salary package of $53,000 with generous family health insurance, employer retirement contribution, life insurance and paid time off benefits including sick time, vacation time, personal time and 10 paid holidays annually. 

This position is a bargaining unit position in the 9to5 staff union. 

To apply: Send letter of interest, resume, and list of 3 references by June 24, 2022 to: jobs@9to5.org with “Wisconsin Organizer III” in the subject line. No calls please. 

We strongly encourage and seek applications from women, people of color, bilingual and bicultural individuals as well as members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities. Job applicants and staff shall not be discriminated against because of race, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, color, marital status, or medical conditions.

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