Regional Organizing Director - Western Wisconsin

La Crosse, WI
DIRECTORS – Wisconsin Directors /
Temporary Full Time /
Position: Regional Organizing Director - Western Wisconsin
Job Location: La Crosse, Green Bay, or Eau Claire
Position Type: Full Time, Exempt
Position Classification: Not Union Eligible
Compensation: $54,000 - $60,000
Travel Percentage:  %50
Reports to: Organizing Director

Founded in 2016, For Our Future Action Fund and For Our Future run the largest, permanent progressive field program across key states. Our vision is to expand the progressive infrastructure and advance economic prosperity for all, strong community schools, climate justice, and racial and social justice. Along with community partners and volunteers, we consistently engage with people in face-to-face conversations around what issues matter most to them. By organizing people in lasting relationships, we win elections, drive local progress, make a community’s collective voice heard, and help build the transformative power needed to improve people’s lives.

Non-Union Affiliated: For Our Future recognizes a staff bargaining unit, affiliated with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) 2304, a labor union. This position is NOT included in the For Our Future bargaining unit.

For Our Future Wisconsin seeks a full-time Regional Organizing Director to manage our  organizing, political, and voter contact programs. They will be responsible for building a robust volunteer and grassroots organizing operation, engaging in coalition building activities, coordinating with key stakeholders, and managing paid outreach staff within your assigned region. Responsibilities may grow to include managing a regional team and a paid canvass operation. This position may require frequent travel throughout the assigned region, Western Wisconsin including: La Crosse, Green Bay, or Eau Claire.

This position is anticipated to run through at least December 12, 2024.

Essential Functions

    • Engage in coalition building and coordinating with local and regional partners and volunteers to build stronger long-term progressive capacity in the region. 
    • Spearhead local grassroots in-person and virtual actions, organizing events, and phone banks around priority issues and upcoming elections. 
    • Collaborate  with departmental leadership to implement the state plan in the assigned  region.
    • Conduct regular volunteer recruitment calls, volunteer management activities, and direct voter contact calls and door knocking. 
    • Implement and monitor systems to ensure regionally assigned metrics are met or exceeded and ensure all reporting is up-to-date. 
    • Coordinate with the digital and communications departments to build grassroots capacity in these areas.
    • Positively represent the organization at virtual and in-person community events and meetings. 
    • Hire, train, and manage regional staff and volunteers to execute a comprehensive field and digital organizing program including potential paid canvass and caller operations.  
    • Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice.

Skills and Qualifications

    • At least two (2) cycles of competitive campaign organizing experience.
    • At least one (1) cycle of experience managing a team and hitting competitive field goals.
    • Must have access to reliable transportation, a valid driver's license/insurance/registration, and clean driving record for at least 1 year, per organizations drivers policy.
    • Experience with digital organizing, coalition building, or communications is a plus.
    • At least two years of relationship-based organizing and leadership development experience, including one-on-one meetings and team building.
    • Flexibility and readiness to adapt and change responsibilities and programming quickly as conditions change. 
    • Ability to outreach and build partnerships with other progressive organizations.
    • Familiarity with the Wisconsin progressive landscape; localized knowledge preferred.  
    • Knowledge and understanding of scaling voter contact programs and best practices for high quality voter contact that meets metric-based goals. 
    • Demonstrated experience working on projects with high-productivity, juggling several priorities that may change quickly, and meeting tight deadlines.
    • Must have computer literacy and  access to a reliable laptop, is ideal.
    • Ability to meet deadlines under pressure while handling multiple projects.
    • Experience in supporting media and communications programming, preferred.
    • Bilingual experience is a plus, but not required. 
    • Ability to maintain "Independent" firewall status, which may limit your ability to take outside employment or to volunteer with a candidate campaign or political party organization.
    • Ability to work long and irregular hours in a high-productivity, metrics-driven work environment.
    • Experience implementing a statewide field plan tailored to an assigned region.

Physical Requirements

    • This is a hybrid position and will require a physical presence in the local office
    • Prolonged periods of remaining in a stationary position at a desk and working on a computer
    • Must be comfortable with conducting door-to-door canvassing for direct voter contact.
    • Must be able to transport up to 15 pounds at times
    • Must be able to travel across various parts of Wisconsin including La Crosse, Eau Claire, and Green Bay.

This position comes with a comprehensive benefits package.

    • Health Insurance Coverage - 95% Employer Paid 
    • Paid parental leave
    • Retirement Savings Plan with matching contributions up to the first 5%
    • $150 Monthly Cell Phone and Internet Reimbursement
    • Monthly Mileage Stipend
    • 13 days paid time off every calendar year, as well as other paid holidays.

Expected Hours of Work

    • Normal hours of business are from 10:00 AM to at least 7:00 pm CST Tuesday thru Saturday, however employees will be required to work outside of normal business hours including weekends and nights.
    • Employees may be required to work outside of normal business hours including weekends, holidays, and nights.
    • Employees are required to abide by certain blackout dates during a campaign cycle or other key deadlines, and generally not allowed to take off during blackout periods. Emergencies are not affected by this policy.
Work Environment
Door-to-door canvassing could be considered an essential function of this job in the future. Employees may be required to work in extreme weather conditions, including rain, heat, and cold. This position is expected to interact regularly face-to-face with voters, volunteers or community partners. If state and government stay-at-home orders, phased reopening orders, or other factors related to the COVID-19 virus (or any other reason) limit For Our Future’s ability to engage safely in in-person work, employees may be assigned other duties to be conducted from their homes.

Health and Safety
For Our Future Action Fund ("FOF") is fully committed to the health and safety of our colleagues, candidates and the communities we serve. We encourage all employees to stay “up to date” with their COVID-19 vaccines and once eligible, to get COVID-19 boosters; however, this is not a requirement for employment at FOF.

All employees are required to adhere to the health and safety policies and procedures, when appropriate as implemented by the organization. Upon request, reasonable accommodations will be considered on a case-by-case basis for exemptions to this requirement in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws. Applicants may request a reasonable accommodation form by emailing Human Resources at

Be advised that health and safety policies and procedures around COVID-19 may change in the future to stay in compliance with public health guidance and applicable laws.

EEO Statement
For Our Future is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Opportunities are provided to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, age (40 and over), religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression (including transgender status), gender dysphoria, marital or familial status, partnership status, caregiver status, sexual and reproductive health decisions, pregnancy (including childbirth, lactation, and related medical conditions), creed, caste, national origin, citizenship and immigration status, consumer credit history, physical or mental disability, personal/outward appearance (including, but not limited to, hairstyle), family responsibilities, genetic information (including testing and characteristics), ancestry, matriculation, political affiliation, matriculation, status as a victim of domestic violence, or sexual offenses or stalking, arrest record, conviction record, military or uniformed service member status, or veteran status, or any other characteristic, trait or status protected by applicable local, state, or federal laws or ordinances. Equal opportunity applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leave of absence, compensation and training.

We are also committed to the full inclusion of every qualified individual. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process please contact