State Director of Voter Registration

Wisconsin Conservation Voices

Posted: 2/9/2020

Position Type: Full-Time (Paid)

Function: Advocacy/Lobbying

Primary domain: Advocacy/Social Action

City: Madison or Milwaukee

Postal code: 53703

State: Wisconsin

Country: United States

Organization Information:


$1M - $3M


Mission statement:

Wisconsin Conservation Voices brings people together to protect the Wisconsin we love. We work to improve public health and protect natural resources in Wisconsin by connecting conservation-minded citizens with the policy making process through education, advocacy, and nonpartisan voter participation techniques. Learn more at:


Position Details:

Job Description:

Wisconsin Conservation Voices is seeking a Voter Registration State Director who has experience in program management and nonpartisan voter engagement and a passion for voter access. This person will manage a program focused on voter registration in traditionally underrepresented communities in Madison and Milwaukee. We are looking for a motivated leader who is goal-driven, detail-oriented, and able to build and maintain relationships

What You’ll Do

  • Manage Wisconsin Conservation Voices’ nonpartisan voter registration campaign in Madison and Milwaukee.
  • Oversee nonpartisan voter registration efforts and ensure progress toward programmatic goals.
  • Manage hiring of office area directors and canvassers.
  • Develop, implement, and conduct customized training for voter registration.
  • Manage and coach the Madison Area Director and the Milwaukee Area Director.
  • Build relationships with community partners and setup site-based voter registration events at community centers, churches, businesses, and other gathering places.
  • Trouble-shoot and problem solve day-to-day issues as they arise.
  • Organize and implement efforts to help individuals obtain voter identification.
  • Work with vendors and voter registration database.
  • Ensure programs are executed with a high standard of quality control, professionalism, appropriate long-range perspective, and in compliance with all applicable laws, including conducting on-site compliance reviews.
  • Do voter registration in the field periodically.
  • Other duties as assigned



Who You Are

To succeed in this job, you:

  • Are a connector and a people person. You are genuinely interested in fostering relationships, understanding people's interests and stories, and developing leaders.
  • Have excellent interpersonal skills. You are able to work well in a team and manage projects that require input from multiple staff and across departments.
  • You are able to motivate staff.
  • You are detail oriented and able to work with staff to execute the day to day operations of a large-scale voter registration campaign.
  • Are comfortable working with people of all ideologies and share our commitment to increasing racial and socio-economic diversity in the conservation movement.
  • Are creative and ambitious, always seeking out new ways to improve the organization’s programs and identify solutions to voter suppression.
  • You value learning, are curious, and like to seek out new ideas and opportunities for personal growth and improvement.

What You Should Know

Work experience: Required: 3-5 years of experience working on voter registration, electoral, community organizing, or labor organizing campaigns. Experience in developing program plans and executing metrics-driven campaigns. Working knowledge of online database and field reporting systems, like VAN, or the ability to learn them. Preferred: Experience managing a team of staff and/or volunteers. Experience working with coalitions and developing partnerships to advance shared goals.


Skills: Required: Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Ability to juggle multiple tasks, solve problems, and set priorities in a fast-paced, high-performance environment. Reliable, consistent, detail-oriented and self-motivated. Commitment to measuring and tracking progress and outcomes. Preferred: Management skills. Working knowledge of compliance issues and regulations related to 501(c)(3) organizations.


Cultural Competence: Shares our commitment to integrating racial justice and equity into the work we do and ensuring an inclusive organizational culture. Familiarity with the complexity of issues and obstacles facing communities of color participation in U.S. democracy. Flexibility, self-awareness, emotional intelligence, and ability to bring creative ideas and a fresh perspective to an evolving civic engagement program. Familiarity with Wisconsin democratic processes and in-state communities preferred.


Conditions:  Ability to work some evenings and travel in-state and nationally. This position will often require non-traditional hours, including work on the weekends. Reliable transportation and a valid driver’s license are required. This position can be based in Madison or Milwaukee, Wisconsin.


This is a temporary position through November 2020 with a salary of $48,000- $53,000. Salary commensurate with experience. Strong benefits package, including health and dental coverage, cell phone stipend, and paid time off.


Less than $60k

Posting Expiration Date:


How to Apply:

Resumes will be accepted until the position is filled; however, preference will be given to resumes received by February 26, 2020. Email your resume, cover letter, and three references to [email protected] with “Voter Registration Director” in the subject line.


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