WISPIRG is hiring an experienced leader responsible for running our state-based organizing and advocacy in Wisconsin. In particular, WISPIRG’s State Director will help build a movement to transform Wisconsin’s transportation system; push to end predatory financial practices like payday lending; lead issue campaigns to protect and promote Wisconsinites’ health and wellbeing; and more.
WISPIRG, the Wisconsin Public Interest Research Group, is a nonpartisan policy and action group with thousands of supporters across the state. Our mission is to deliver persistent, result-oriented public interest activism that protects consumers; encourages a fair, sustainable economy; and fosters responsive, democratic government. Over the past thirty years, we’ve run successful campaigns to stop wasteful, harmful highway expansions and promote public transit, walking and biking, and electric transportation options; protect consumers from predatory financial practices like payday lending and rent-to-own; pass legislation to address Wisconsin’s lead-in-drinking-water crisis; and much more. WISPIRG is a member of U.S. PIRG, the nationwide network of State PIRGs.
Candidates must have at least 3 years of relevant professional experience, have excellent judgment and discretion, and the ability to oversee significant projects. Qualified candidates will have a demonstrated commitment to advancing the public interest and to transpartisan, citizen-based social change, as well as a track-record of leadership. We're looking for goal-driven and results-oriented individuals who have excellent verbal, writing and analytical skills, the ability to speak persuasively in a charged atmosphere, and enthusiasm for our work. The ideal candidate will have experience in state-level political advocacy and organizing, a proven ability to recruit, train and develop staff, the ability to raise money, and demonstrated success in building relationships with the full spectrum of public interest and political stakeholders.
Please address your cover letter to Kate Canada, Hiring Director.
Target annual compensation for this position is commensurate with the candidate’s relevant professional experience and/or advanced degrees. WISPIRG offers a competitive benefits package.
Madison or Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
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