Executive Director for Wisconsin Democracy Campaign
Company: Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce
Posted on: May 27, 2023
Organization and Position Overview
Founded in 1995, the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign (WDC) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan watchdog that tracks and exposes money in politics in Wisconsin. The WDC provides the premier searchable database of campaign donations in the state. They are the only group that systematically tracks election spending by outside groups. They post original stories on money and politics on our website, and work with the media to convey our information and educate the public. The WDC advocates for transparency and for reforms that level the electoral playing field. They defend our civil rights and liberties. They offer a vision of a democracy with equal participation, racial equity, and economic justice. The WDC's data on campaign finance is quoted regularly by Associated Press, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, the Wisconsin State Journal, Wisconsin Public Radio, the Wisconsin Examiner, and national news outlets like The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and The New Yorker also covered our work in the lead up to the Wisconsin Supreme Court race. Wisconsin's premier Campaign Finance Database lets you conduct your own investigation into campaigns for state office in Wisconsin using a variety of criteria. You can now do the same for contributions from PACs and other political committees. https://www.wisdc.org/follow-the-money
The Executive Director (ED) is responsible for leading WDC as a nonpartisan nonprofit watchdog that advocates for reforms that strengthen democracy (such as an end to gerrymandering and getting dark money out of politics), systematically tracks election spending, and defends access to the vote. The ED serves as the public voice of WDC regularly interacting with the media through interviews and the general public through speaking engagements throughout the state; its lead lobbyist; and its primary fundraiser. In addition to the duties with WDC, the ED interacts with coalition partners in statewide pro- democracy work. The ED also oversees the budget, serves as editor for press releases, news articles, and online content, and attends to the Board. The ED keeps members informed and up to date on WDC's staff work, works cooperatively with the Board to receive and integrate comments and concerns as well as new ideas and project proposals.
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Qualifications, Attributes, and Experience
Instructions for Applicants
Interested applicants can please email the following, combined into one document, to WDC@leadingtransitions.com by 1:00 p.m. CT on June 19, 2023: a letter describing your qualifications for this position and your interest in Wisconsin Democracy Campaign's mission, a detailed and updated resume and the names of, your relationship to, and the contact information for, three professional references. *References will not be contacted until a candidate has been notified.
Commitments from WDC
Wisconsin Democracy Campaign is an equal opportunity employer. We value a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals without regard to arrest or conviction, race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, or veteran status. We encourage applicants with disabilities who may need accommodations with the application process to contact us in advance.
--- The annual salary range for this leadership position starts at $75,000. --- Health, dental and long-term disability insurance plans are 100% employer paid. The company contributes to an employee retirement fund. Paid time off is 15 vacation days for the first two years, 20 days thereafter; 12 sick days; and 10 holidays.
--- Some remote work within Wisconsin is an option. --- All offers of employment are contingent upon clear results of thorough background and reference checks. --- All inquiries about and interactions with candidates are kept in strict confidence. --- This position will remain open until filled.
This leadership transition is being facilitated by Leading Transitions. Leading Transitions is committed to the vitality of a diverse representation of mission-based, nonprofit, philanthropic, and community-centered efforts and organizations, and their leaders. The firm's inclusive practices provide the flexibility and creativity necessary to adapt to the intricacies and dynamics of any community. We believe that periods of change are transformational and bring great new opportunities.
Organization and Position Overview
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