Clean Wisconsin in Madison seeks an experienced professional to become our next Energy and Air Program Director. This is an opportunity to advocate for policies and actions that promote climate change solutions, clean energy and clean air. You will work in a number of venues to protect our natural resources and the health of all Wisconsinites, now and for generations to come.

Since 1970, Clean Wisconsin has been a leader in creative solutions to tough environmental problems and has played a role in clean energy policy development. We helped create Wisconsin’s Power Plant Siting Law, Acid Rain Law, Energy Priorities Law, Renewable Portfolio Standard, Mercury Reduction Rules, statewide energy efficiency program, and wind siting law to name a few.



The Climate and Energy Program Director reports to the Vice President of Programs and Government Relations and is responsible for the strategic development and implementation of Energy and Air Program goals, in consultation with other program staff and the Board of Directors. The Energy and Air Program Director will be responsible for programmatic leadership, development of longer range program plans, as well as implementation of policy and advocacy programs at Clean Wisconsin.

Energy and Air Program Director responsibilities include acting as the organizational lead on climate, energy and air advocacy; management of the program budget, including hiring and managing program personnel; and program strategy development and implementation including legislative, advocacy, organizing, communication and litigation strategies. In addition, the Energy and Air Program Director shall work closely with and assist the President and CEO in development and cultivation of fundraising efforts that support program work.



  • Work with Executive Director, Program Director, Board of Directors and staff to develop major energy policy positions within the organization.
    • Assess Clean Wisconsin’s role in promoting clean air and energy goals within the evolving power sector
    • Balance resource availability with campaign goals to maximize effectiveness
  • Establish relationships with diverse stakeholders including energy businesses, utilities, the Public Service Commission, academic community, grass roots activists, legislators, community leaders and other energy advocacy groups
  • Preparing and delivering written comments and testimony to a variety of regulatory and legislative audiences
  • Collaborate with the development team on grant proposals and reports, fundraising appeals; participate in donor and foundation meetings; assist with other fundraising events as needed
  • Represent the organization in workgroups, conferences, trainings, workshops, speaking engagements, fundraising events and other venues
  • Effectively communicate with the media to educate the public about complex energy and air issues



  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience with energy technology, regulation, policies, and laws including energy efficiency, renewable energy, sustainability, and climate change
  • Demonstrated abilities in management, strategic planning, budgeting, and grant writing
  • Ability to work effectively and present a professional image to multiple and diverse constituencies, e.g. other environmental and public health organizations, media, staff, and the public
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and ability to distill complicated ideas for a general audience
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize work requirements; ability to manage competing priorities while maintaining a long-term vision
  • Advocacy experience, and familiarity with grassroots and grasstops organizing
  • Self-motivated, flexible and creative
  • Willingness to travel as needed, and ability to occasionally work long and unusual hours



  • Graduate degree, or undergraduate degree plus equivalent (5 years) work experience



Please send a cover letter, resume, and three professional references by April 20, 2018 to:

Clean Wisconsin
Attn: Hiring Committee
634 W. Main St. #300
Madison, WI 53703


Email application materials directly to Be sure to include the subject line “Clean Wisconsin Energy and Air Program Director.”

Clean Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All decisions to recruit, hire, promote and release from employment are made without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, marital status, physical or mental abilities, or veteran status.