Launched in 2016, the Wisconsin Leadership Development (WiLD) Project trains community organizers, both new and seasoned, to engage others around their own core values, structure effective leadership teams, and make strategic choices that lead to measurable, effective action for change.

Our signature workshop utilizes five basic organizing leadership practices that draw upon a rich history of community organizing, social movements, and campaigns. This framework is taught at the Harvard Kennedy School by Dr. Marshall Ganz, a celebrated civil rights organizer, and has been adapted in cultures and contexts launching grassroots efforts around the world.

While typically offered in person over three days, the workshop has moved to an online format due to the pandemic. This 10-week course, called the WiLD Academy, meets twice per week (Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4-6 p.m. CT) on a Zoom video call. For the past two years each class has drawn 80+ participants from multiple states and countries. The course is coordinated by Dan Grandone with seasoned trainers recruited to teach the curriculum and support participants’ learning. 

Position Overview:

  • Reports to: Dan Grandone, Coordinator of the WiLD Project
  • Location: Remote
  • Time Commitment: 6-7 hours per week, late January to early April
  • Compensation: $25-30 per hour, depending on experience (on a per contract basis)

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Troubleshooting: Support participants with audio, video, and other technology needs
  • Waiting Room: Admit participants into meeting throughout call
  • Breakout Rooms: Plan and facilitate participant movements to and from breakout rooms
  • Prep and Debrief: Join calls early to discuss technology needs, plus stay after for debrief
  • Tech Training: Provide basic training to participants before course launch (with support from WiLD’s Digital Organizer)
  • Team Member: Join our training team bringing creative ideas for new ways to create engagement and an online learning environment 

Qualifications:

  • Tech-Savvy: Skilled in the use of Zoom video call software
  • Support: Demonstrates a supportive approach to helping others with technology
  • Problem Solving: Able to balance multiple responsibilities at one time
  • Timeliness: Commitment to the course schedule and individual meeting agendas
  • Mission-Driven: Passionate about social and racial justice organizing

How to Apply:

There will be a rolling application process with a deadline of Wednesday, January 5th at 5:00 p.m. CT. Please submit your cover letter and detailed resume to Dan Grandone:

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