Here is your weekly update of Wisconsin Voices Table Partners’:
Events and Announcements
- Metcalfe Park Community Bridges – Be the Bridge Mutual Aid Initiative
- Wisconsin Leadership Development – Online Course
- A Better Wisconsin Together is Hiring
- State Voices (table Wisconsin Voices) is Hiring
- State Voices is Hiring
- League of Women Voters (Milwaukee County) is Hiring
- Southside Organizing Center is Hiring
- League of Women Voters Wisconsin (Madison Office) is Hiring
- Citizen Action is Hiring
Metcalfe Park Community Bridges
“Be The Bridge Mutual Aid Initiative”
Covid-19 has shown the U.S. that pandemics do not affect communities equally. While causing harm for all who are unfortunate enough to contract the disease, its impact on poor communities of color has been catastrophic. African Americans are only 13% of the US population but are 30% of those who are affected by Covid-19 and 42% of its deaths. This disproportionality reflects structural inequities, such as health, employment, and opportunity that exist in our country and are the state of being in low-income communities of color in Milwaukee, where blacks represent 27% of the population, but make up 52% of Covid-19 cases and 86 of the City’s 164 deaths. Metcalfe Park Community Bridges (a resident-developed, resident-led community-based organization) addresses this tremendous gap by sharing important resources with our family, Milwaukee’s Metcalfe Park neighborhood (which is 98% African American). Our work lifts the power and action of our family to improve community well-being, increase community connectedness and minimize the risk of COVID-19 to this small, but civically active community of 8,000 residents. Together we are committed to bridging the gap between our beloved neighborhood and the larger City. To date, we have served 3,000 residents. An anonymous donor has offered to match dollar for dollar all donations up to $5,000 during this appeal to fight COVID-19 in Metcalfe Park. You can help make sure that we can be there for our community in this time of uncertainty. We want to share with you a short video of our Be the Bridge Mutual Aid Initiative that brings food and supplies to more than 2,000 of our at-risk family members. https://youtu.be/Zg3ol5kFbLs
WiLD Academy – Online Course May 4 – June 29
Organizing for this Moment
As we make sense of our lives during the challenges posed by this global pandemic, it’s natural to feel paralyzed by fear and isolation. Yet, within this time of great uncertainty—not only concerning public health, but also an upcoming election where Wisconsinites could decide the next President of the United States—there are opportunities to come together and inspire leadership. Since knocking on doors and holding public gatherings are not options right now, the WiLD Project is re-imagining a way forward. We are proud to announce the WiLD Academy, a new online opportunity for ongoing learning, developing ourselves as organizers, and building the foundation for effective campaigns that can rise to the challenges of the moment.
What You Will Learn
This 8-week online course on Leadership, Organizing, and Action, presented by the Wisconsin Leadership Development Project (WiLD Project), offers participants the opportunity to learn five basic leadership practices:
- How to articulate a story of why you were called to lead, a story of those whom you hope to mobilize, and a story of action: self, us, and now.
- How to build intentional relationships as the foundation of purposeful collective action.
- How to structure your team with shared purpose, ground rules, and roles for effective leadership.
- How to strategize turning your resources into the power to achieve clear goals.
- How to translate strategy into measurable, motivational, and effective action.
Click here for more information!
A Better Wisconsin Together is hiring a Research and Comms Associate. This is an exciting position where you will be at the heart of testing and implementing cutting edge program strategy to advance progressive values. Along with rapid response and earned media, ABWT will engage Wisconsinites on issues using paid digital, television and radio communications. This is an associate level position based in Madison, Wisconsin, but may require some travel, as well as evening and weekend hours, as needed. We are a small, nimble team working in a fast-paced environment on the frontlines of the fight to advance progressive values and policies in Wisconsin. The job requires a candidate with the ability to take direction, as well as be self-directed in solo and collaborative environments. Attention to detail is a must. Click here for full job description. To Apply: Email a resume and cover letter to [email protected] with subject line: Research and Communications Associate.
State Voices is Hiring
State Voices is seeking a full-time candidates for the following positions for its table – Wisconsin Voices: Data Director The Data Director is responsible for providing training and support for partner organizations to take a data-driven approach to integrating voter contact tools into their organizing and voter outreach work. The Data Director also supports their staff by using data to inform the collective strategic planning process. The Data Director serves at the direction of the State/Deputy Director. Compensation: $60,000 – $70,000 and includes a full benefits package. Benefits for eligible State Voices employees include but are not limited to: 100 % employer paid dental and vision insurance, 75% employer paid medical insurance, 401(k) savings plan with employer match, paid vacation, leave, sick, and parental leave. To Apply: Please send your resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to: [email protected] To ensure your submission is properly routed, your subject line should be: “Wisconsin Voices Data Director Position.” Resumes will be accepted until the position is filled. No calls please. Data Manager The Data Manager is responsible for providing training and support for partner organizations to take a data-driven approach to integrating voter contact tools into their organizing and voter outreach work. The Data Manager also provides demographic analysis and program evaluations to inform the collective strategic planning process. The Data Manager works at the direction of the State Director, Deputy Director, and/or Data Director. Compensation: $47,000 – $62,000 and includes a full benefits package. Benefits for eligible State Voices employees include but are not limited to: 100 % employer paid dental and vision insurance, 75% employer paid medical insurance, 401(k) savings plan with employer match, paid vacation, leave, sick, and parental leave. To Apply: Please send your resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to: [email protected] To ensure your submission is properly routed, your subject line should be: “Wisconsin Voices Data Director Position.” Resumes will be accepted until the position is filled. No calls please.
State Voices is Hiring for several positions.
- Chief Strategy Officer
- Chief Talent Officer
- Chief Financial Officer
- Deputy Director of Resource Development Training
- Deputy Director of State Capacity Building
- Civic Engagement Data Manager
- Civic Engagement Manager
- State Capacity Building Manager
- Digital Communications Manager
Please click here to view open positions and full job descriptions.
LWV Milwaukee County is seeking to fill the following positions: Administrative Support Coordinator. The Administrative Support Coordinator is responsible for providing clerical, administrative, and project support to the League of Women Voters of Milwaukee County (LWVMC). This individual must be a well-organized, detail-oriented, flexible self-starter who can work with minimal supervision and handle a variety of administrative requests. The position reports to the President of the Board. This is a part-time position, 10-20 hours per week; some work can be done remotely. The compensation is $15.00/hour. Click here for full job description. To apply: Email cover letter and resume to Lorna Grade at [email protected]
SOC is hiring
- Living & working through Social Justice
- Working with (grassroots organizing) and for (advocacy) near Southside residents to ensure their neighborhoods are safe, livable and economically vibrant
- Ensuring residents have a voice, vote and vehicle to work together
- Working together as a wider Milwaukee community
Click here for open positions and full job descriptions.
- Regional Field Organizer
- Southeastern Wisconsin Co-Op Organizer
Webinars, Trainings and Quizzes
|The Lookbook Check out the Brand new State Voices Lookbook HERE! Don’t see yourselfor your table represented? Don’t despair — contact Steven and Jordan to find out if you’ve turned in everything needed to get into the next update!|
|That’s all we have for now. Be well, team! Stay tuned for next week’s digest.|
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