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DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT & MARKETING- posted June 25, 2018

Midwest Environmental Advocates (MEA) is a non-profit, public interest environmental law center that works for clean water, air, land and government for this generation and the next. MEA furthers environmental justice by providing legal and technical services to grassroots community groups and through collaboration with organizational partners. MEA serves and supports communities with environmental problems while building capacity at the local level for self-advocacy because we believe that every citizen has the potential to make a difference in our environmental future.

The Director of Development & Marketing will be responsible for maintaining the forward momentum of our steady growth in private support through major gifts and membership donations as well as guiding the effective communication of our mission to build a diverse movement of people working together to protect public rights, public health, and our natural heritage.

We are seeking a creative, well-spoken, self-starter who leads just as effectively as they participate in a team. A successful candidate will build upon strong internal fundraising systems, an active fundraising & communications committee, a robust email list and close relationships with statewide media. The Director will report to the Executive Director while also working closely with the Board and management of MEA.

You can learn more about position responsibilities, qualifications, and compensation here.

HOW TO APPLY

Submit cover letter, resume and three references by Wednesday, July 25th, 2018 to advocate@midwestadvocates.org or by mail to:

Midwest Environmental Advocates
ATTN: Lauren Rudersdorf
612 W. Main St, Suite 302
Madison, WI 53703
 


Volunteer Opportunities

We can always use extra hands in our work. Volunteer needs are always changing, so the best way to get involved is to contact our office and tell us about your skills and interests. With everything from easy office tasks to professional, pro bono attorney support, we'd love to have your help. Email us at advocate@midwestadvocates.org to get involved.

WEB MANAGER – May 30, 2018

We are seeking a tech-savvy and detail-oriented volunteer to help us manage and update the backend of our website. This volunteer will be responsible for efficiently learning the ins and outs of our website and then taking on discreet website content management projects on a recurring basis.

This volunteer can build useful skills while having a key role in managing our organization’s most important communications tool. This essential function helps share our work, events and legal actions in a timely fashion with a broad audience. Once trained, your expertise and knowledge of our website will also be vital in helping us create more efficient administrative systems.

A one-year commitment is required for this position. We are seeking a volunteer who can consistently work from our office in downtown Madison for 2-4 hours per week during normal business hours. This volunteer will be trained and overseen by our Community Services Coordinator over the course of 2-3 weeks. Possible additional professional development opportunities may arise over the course of the volunteer position.

The right candidate will be able to work independently, have an aptitude for learning technical systems and enjoy a sunny, dog-friendly work environment. Previous website experience a plus (our content management system is Expression Engine), but not essential.

Please download and fill out the volunteer questionnaire and send to the email address listed below. 

VOLUNTEER DATABASE MANAGER

Midwest Environmental Advocates is a nonpartisan, nonprofit law center based in Madison, Wisconsin. We use the power of the law to help citizens defend their healthy water, air, land and government for this generation and the next. We believe that every citizen has the potential to make a difference.

We are seeking a detail-oriented volunteer to help us manage our cloud-based donor database. This volunteer will be responsible for learning the ins and outs of our current database system and performing such essential tasks as donation entry, solicitation and event attendance tracking, record deduplication and note entry. Once fully trained on our database system, there will be opportunities to refine and streamline current systems as well as recruit, interview, manage and train other database support volunteers.

This volunteer will have a key role in our fundraising process, helping our team ensure better communication with donors and supporters ultimately increasing our fundraising capacity and the financial health of our organization. Your expertise and knowledge of our database will also be vital in helping us create more efficient systems.

A one-year commitment is required for this position. We are seeking a volunteer who can consistently work from our office in downtown Madison for 3-4 hours per week during normal business hours. This volunteer will be trained and overseen by both our Office Manager and current Volunteer Database Manager over the course of 8-12 weeks and provided with supplemental video trainings from the CRM system for further education. Possible additional professional development opportunities may arise over the course of the volunteer position.

The right candidate will be able to work independently, skilled at quickly learning new technologies and enjoy creating systems. Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel required. Previous database or content management experience a plus, but not essential.

Tell us more about yourself! Download and fill out our volunteer questionnaire and email it to advocate@midwestadvocates.org.


Law Clerks

Midwest Environmental Advocates trains the next generation of environmental attorneys in our law clerk program. Our Summer Advocate program welcomes full-time clerks who help in the office for 10-12 weeks during the summer months. Law students serve externships at MEA during the school year. Read more information about our clerk program.


Q&A with CSA farmer and MEA office manager, Lauren Rudersdorf

In November the staff, board and supporters of Midwest Environmental Advocates took time to be with their families and enjoy the harvest season. But before the Thanksgiving holiday, we spoke with a staff member at MEA who knows a lot about what the season means to Wisconsin farmers.