Month: June 2008

Fair Wisconsin Organizer Job Open

Fair Wisconsin is seeking Campus Organizers of all fields of study for the Fall Semester

Contact Person: Jean Wennlund, jean.wennlund@fairwisconsin.com

Location: 122 State St, Suite 500, Madison, WI 53703

Fair Wisconsin is a statewide organization dedicated to advancing and protecting the

civil rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals and families.

We carry out this mission through education, legislative advocacy, grassroots

organizing, coalition-building and electoral involvement. These efforts are designed to

educate the general voting public, sensitize the media, promote a politically active and

effective organizational membership, and better inform policy makers on issues of

concern to our members.

Campus organizers are an integral part of Wisconsin’s statewide advocacy

organization, especially those organizers working outside of Madison where it is vital

that we keep our supporters active and connected. Currently our only office is in

Madison; interns residing outside of Madison will work in their own communities and will stay in contact with Fair Wisconsin staff via regular online and phone communications.

Tasks and responsibilities vary depending on applicant’s interests and skills but may

include: helping to organize Students for a Fair Wisconsin, voter education and

canvassing, creating outreach materials, organizing visibility campaigns such as

chalking and lit distribution, recruiting and training new members and volunteers, and

community outreach and education.

Experience and Qualifications: Applicants should have an interest in LGBT equality,

legislative affairs, organizing for social change, and policy. Ability to organize, mobilize, and energize students and community members is a plus, however we will work with you to help develop these skills if you have no previous community organizing experience.

To Apply: Please send a resume and brief cover letter stating why you would like to

work with Fair Wisconsin and what you think you can contribute to the Fair Wisconsin

team to Jean Wennlund at jean.wennlund@fairwisconsin.com. Applications are due

Friday, July 11th, 2008.

The expected commitment is 35-40 hours per week on average, however there is

flexibility and we will work with you to accommodate your schedule. All campus

organizer positions are paid and can count as class credit if applicable.