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  • July 19, 2021 10:48 AM | Mathias Lemos Castillo (Administrator)

    Clean Wisconsin is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with a mission to protect and preserve Wisconsin’s clean water, clean air, and natural heritage.  Clean Wisconsin is seeking an experienced and committed individual to become our Government Relations Director. The Director must advocate effectively for the organization’s legislative and policy priorities.

    Specifically, the Director engages with legislators and their staff, administrative agencies, and other government officials.  The Director often serves a spokesperson for the organization, providing oral and written testimony and comments at appropriate times and working with reporters and media outlets with the support of Clean Wisconsin’s communications department.  The Director must also advise program staff on paths to achieving key policy goals, work with program staff to mobilize on-the-ground support, and execute on advocacy plans to win key victories. 

    The successful candidate will also serve as the political director of the Clean Wisconsin Action Fund 501(c)(4)—a separate organization—for an average of two hours per week. The political director has primary responsibility for Clean Wisconsin Action Fund’s political program, including organizing its member voter-contact programs, coordinating endorsement processes, liaising with relevant electoral coalitions and organizations, and helping to raise funds.  Work performed for the Clean Wisconsin Action Fund will be compensated separately by that organization. 


    • Report to and collaborate with the Vice President of Program & Government Relations to develop a legislative and policy agenda.
    • Collaborate with other staff to advance the organization’s legislative and policy priorities and campaigns at the state level and sometimes at the local and federal levels.
    • Cultivate strategic relationships with members of relevant legislative committees and legislative leadership, with administrative officials, and in the governor’s office.
    • Cultivate relationships with key local leaders to further campaign goals in coordination with program staff.
    • Communicate Clean Wisconsin’s policy interests to legislators prior to and during the session.
    • Prepare and deliver testimony at hearings before the legislature, administrative agencies, and other relevant bodies.
    • Develop relationships with reporters and media outlets to increase Clean Wisconsin’s opportunities for earned media.
    • Manage all reporting to the Wisconsin Ethics Commission and Campaign Finance Information System.
    • Ensure proper recording of Clean Wisconsin’s federal lobby time and expenses for reporting on IRS Form 990 if necessary.
    • Work closely with Clean Wisconsin’s communications department to engage and educate Clean Wisconsin’s members, the media, and the public to advance policy goals, including lobby days, action alerts, and social media.
    • Promote the organization at speaking engagements, fundraising events, and other venues.
    • Maintain open and effective communication with other environmental organizations—especially with their government-relations staff.


    • Experience as a registered lobbyist in the State of Wisconsin or equivalent experience.
    • Demonstrated ability to achieve legislative and policy victories and to use legislative and administrative processes to build power for issues and movements. 
    • Intimate knowledge of policy campaigns and how to achieve success. Knowledge of advocacy campaigns in the nonprofit context is a plus.
    • Demonstrated skills in working with people from a diverse range of backgrounds, especially communities most affected by environmental injustices.
    • Demonstrated ability to forge strong relationships of trust with legislators and other government officials. 
    • Demonstrated ability to be a spokesperson to the media, to other advocates, and within the Wisconsin State Capitol.
    • Attention to detail.
    • Knowledge of, or willingness to learn, election law governing 501(c)(3), 501(c)(4), conduits and PACs.
    • Experience with and understanding of the principles of organizing for legislative and policy victories.
    • Superb oral communication and listening skills paired with strong desire to grow writing skills.
    • Ability to perform in a multi-task environment and to prioritize work requirements; ability to manage competing priorities while maintaining a long-term vision.
    • Ability to interact effectively, appropriately, and compassionately with staff and colleagues.
    • Proficiency and comfort with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook (or equivalents).


    • Passionate commitment to the protection of Wisconsin’s air, water, and natural heritage, to serving the public interest and the communities most affected by environmental injustice, and to a strong role for government in effecting these goals.
    • Discretion and sound judgment. 
    • Flexibility and creativity.
    • Sense of humor.
    • Commitment to help create a diverse, equitable, and inclusive work culture that encourages and celebrates differences.


    • An undergraduate degree or equivalent experience.

    Salary range for the position is $70,000 – $90,000 (inclusive of total compensation from both Clean Wisconsin and the Clean Wisconsin Action Fund) commensurate with skills and experience. Benefits package includes health and dental insurance, a 403(b) retirement plan with a 6% employer match, and paid vacation.


    Please submit a cover letter and resume describing and demonstrating your qualifications to hiring@cleanwisconsin.org by August 2, 2021. Be sure to include “Government Relations Director” as the subject line of your email. 

    Clean Wisconsin is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion in our work and in our hiring practices. We value a team with different perspectives, educational backgrounds, and life experiences, and we prioritize diversity within our team. We encourage people from underrepresented backgrounds to apply. Please also see our statement on diversity, equity and inclusion at: https://www.cleanwisconsin.org/about-us/diversity/

  • July 19, 2021 10:42 AM | Mathias Lemos Castillo (Administrator)

    Executive Director 

    About the Foundation: Sun Prairie Public Library Foundation was established in 1999 to raise funds in support of the Sun Prairie Public Library. Over the past 22 years, the Foundation has grown our endowment to $1.5 million, managed donations and funds, and served as an incubator for library programming. Foundation funding has supported expanded library services like the Dream Bus and racial literacy programming, including the Urban Sun Book Club. Most recently, our Spring Appeal supported the redevelopment of community rooms at the Library to better meet the changing needs of our community coming out of COVID-19. 

    About the Position: The Executive Director will provide leadership and management of SPPLF, including day-to-day operations and staff, fund development, and Board development and relations. The Executive Director will represent the Foundation to a wide range of stakeholders. The Executive Director’s direct reports currently include one administrative support person and outside contractors (we expect this will grow as we do). The Executive Director reports to the Board of Directors. 

    Salary: $65-75,000 with flexibility on FTE (75-100%) 

    Benefits: Health insurance, paid family leave (you’d help us write a policy on this), sick/personal time, flexible scheduling. 


    Fundraising and Development 

    Grow and maintain donor base at all levels of giving, with focus on donor stewardship. 

    Connect with Library to help tell the story of the Foundation and Foundation-funded programming, connect current/future appeals to direct library programs. 

    Plan and manage upcoming Capital Campaign, in collaboration with possible fundraising consultant. Eventually, identify and apply for grant funding. 

    Financial Management 

    Oversee creation of budget and management and allocation of funds, in coordination with Finance Committee. 

    Work with bookkeepers, payroll, and CPA to meet monthly and annual requirements for financial documents, HR requirements, and IRS filings. 

    Board Leadership & Organizational Management 

    Maintain, support, and motivate a strong and diverse Board of Directors that reflects the community, is engaged and willing to leverage and secure resources, and actively committed to anti-racism and equity. Guide flow of information to inform the Board’s governance and decision making, including attending board meetings and communicating regularly with the Board president. 

    Engage and collaborate with Library staff and board, including regular communication with Library Director. Grow, support, and motivate a diverse, qualified, and engaged staff to support mission and goals.

    Marketing, Communications, and Programming 

    Effectively craft and tell the story of the Foundation and the Library, both internally and externally. 

    Oversee the development and implementation of programs, appeals, events, and committees - in collaboration with the Board and the Library. 

    Identify and create strategic alliances with organizations and agencies. Provide leadership locally and within professional organizations in the community, expanding visibility and reach of Foundation. 


    ● Previous nonprofit management experience including experience with development, branding, and fiscal management strongly preferred. 

    ● An independent and self-directed leader with the ability to set clear priorities, delegate, communicate, and collaborate. A central responsibility of this position will be to motivate and direct the Board. 

    ● Comfortable serving as the public face of the Foundation in public and to the news media. Strong written and verbal communication skills. 

    ● Passion, integrity, positive attitude, and willingness to be creative and take risks. 

    ● Strong commitment to equity and transparency, including seeking out and leading the board in ongoing conversations and training around equity and anti-racism. 

    Important things to know about the role: 

    We raise money. We’re a Foundation with a primary mission to fundraise. We need the person in this role to not only be comfortable talking about, and asking for, money, but we need someone who can help continue a culture of philanthropy among our board and donors. We’re also headed into a capital campaign in the next year. While this won’t be the only thing you’ll do and you won’t be the only one working on it, it’s a pretty big thing right out of the gate so we want to be clear. 

    We don’t have an office. You’ll need to live in/close to Sun Prairie due to the nature of this role being public facing, but day to day operations are currently all remote with no immediate plans to change. That said, as the Executive Director, you would have some say over this! 

    We’re learning. This is a truly good place to work. We’re in a season of growth, which is exciting and, admittedly, a bit chaotic. We’ve worked through some growing pains and expect we’ll encounter a few more, but we’re open and willing to make things work. We’re okay with conflict if it’s handled respectfully and transparently and out of a desire to grow (in fact, we think it makes our work and our relationships stronger). Everyone is here because 

    they’re passionate about the work we do and the programs we help make possible. We care that the person in this role is happy and make space for that to happen. 

    Next Steps: Please send a cover letter and resume to execdirector@sunlibfoundation.orgwith ‘Executive Director Application’ in the subject line. We’re hoping you’ll be able to start in September and overlap briefly with our current Executive Director for on-boarding.

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