Wisconsin Voices

Wisconsin Voices envisions a Wisconsin where every person thrives in True Equity, free from racial, identity, civic and otherwise discrimination. We unify a dynamic network of progressive nonprofits in Wisconsin around achieving shared goals not simply to build a better Democracy but to build a better Community with our partners for the People we serve. We help to build our partners’ capacity, amplify their impact, nurture new leadership, promote racial equity, internal and external accountability, and champion progressive policies that will make peoples’ lives better for real and not just on paper. We foster civic engagement, not for its own sake but for the sake of truly, actually, bettering the lives of our communities. Our Job is to empower our partners to do the absolute best work that they can possibly do. Wisconsin Voices plays a unique role in the progressive movement by creating the structure to empower organizations in the non-profit community through:

  • Deep, Sustained collaboration, capacity building, and incubation of partnerships.
  • Continuous direct and indirect community engagement.
  • Ongoing year-round civic engagement.
  • Convening and connecting Community and Partners.
  • Long-term strategic, community and partner centric, planning not simply for collective impact but truly progressive sustained positive change.

Position Details

Southeast Wisconsin
Milwaukee, WI

The Director--Communications leads the organizational and programmatic communications strategies of the organization. This includes developing, managing, and implementing a variety of media plans, including social and print media. This role consults with, supports, and trains partners on communication strategies. The Director leads the departmental team, manages the departmental budget, and supports the structure of all communications.

Leadership and Oversight

  • Create and find opportunities for communications staff to develop their skills and abilities as leaders and owners.
  • Provide strategic communications consulting and training support to partners, as needed.
  • Collaborate with the Co-Executive Directors to build and maintain funder relationships, including writing plans and reports, attending meetings and calls, and providing updates and post program results.
  • Manage media vendor and consultant relationships, including voter registration and election protection programs.
  • Manage a team that coordinates WV digital media plans for coalition campaigns, including Fair Maps, Election Protection, and Census.
  • Manage team that coordinates programs in conjunction with partners, including Digital Cohort Experiment; build and strengthen connection between civic engagement and the art community.
  • Build Wisconsin Voices’ brand and presence, as the expert in progressive democracy reform. 


  • Attend and co-lead meetings with other departments and subcommittees, providing communications insight. Onboard caucus members and maintain the white caucus library and resources.
  • Collaborate with Accelerate Change staff to brainstorm and debrief the state of the project and next steps.
  • Collaborate with other leaders to write and edit proposals and updates to funders.
  • Contribute to overall strategy and direction of WI Voices; actively engage in annual planning process.
  • Co-create, oversee, and navigate paid strategies, PR, and marketing of our app, approving and brainstorming content and targets.
  • Manage communication and digital regrant process, including rapid digital responses and yearlong programs.
  • Write RFPs, coordinate receipt, and oversee payment in coordination with other departments. Draft reporting templates and coordinate submissions, ensuring templates are approved internally.
  • Write statements, press releases, and advisories.
  • Manage relationships with reporters and media; update statewide press list.
  • Facilitate integration and connection of Race Class Narrative between RCN Midwest and partners.
  • Other duties as needed.

Bachelor's Degree in communications, marketing, media relations or similar field.

Compensation: $60,000 to $70,000 annual salary (based upon experience).

Benefits: Health, Vision, Dental, 401k, paid vacation, sick leave, partial phone reimbursement, and travel reimbursement.

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