Executive Director

  • Madison, WI 53593, USA
  • Part-time

Company Description

350 Madison is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit working to build a fossil-free future powered by 100% renewable energy. We know that collective, grassroots action is essential for bringing about the changes that will solve the climate crisis. We must join together to pressure government and business leaders to rapidly implement the far-reaching changes we need. 350 Madison offers a wide range of meaningful ways to engage on climate change. We are making a difference!

 As we recover from the pandemic, the opportunity has never been greater to create a just, resilient clean energy economy. By coming together now, we can demand justice for the communities most impacted by the climate crisis, keep fossil fuels in the ground, and limit the amount of global warming. 

 350 Madison is driven by committed volunteers, supported by a small but powerful staff. We employ a broad range of approaches to address climate change, including policy advocacy, creative public events, community organizing, education and outreach, and direct action. We work with allies to help achieve systemic changes that are essential to solving the climate crisis.

 350 Madison stands in solidarity with people the world over who are working for justice, equity, and preservation of a livable planet. A key priority is ensuring that our strong commitment to climate and racial justice is reflected throughout our campaigns and operations. Our Board continually works to develop 350 Madison as a welcoming, inclusive, anti-racist organization, dedicated to raising awareness of systemic racism and taking action to fight racism in the climate movement and in our personal lives.


Job Description

350 Madison is recruiting for an Executive Director (ED). This is a newly-created half-time position based in Dane County, Wisconsin.

The Executive Director will be responsible for leadership and management of the overall operations of 350 Madison, according to the strategic direction set by the Board of Directors. The ED will work closely with the Board, Coordinating Council,  staff, volunteers, and the community to ensure that 350 Madison achieves its goals.  Areas of responsibility will include:

  • Strategic management
  • Action planning
  • Human Resources
  • Fundraising
  • Community relations
  • Information management

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    a.     Minimum of 2 years management-level experience in a nonprofit organization, or the equivalent.

    b.     Demonstrated success with major donor and foundation fundraising.

    c.     Experience supervising professional staff.

    d.    Excellent organizational skills.

    e.     Excellent communications skills.

    f.       Deep commitment to 350 Madison’s mission.

    g.     Professional or volunteer experience with climate change or related environmental issues is  preferred.

    h.    Professional or volunteer experience working in organizations or initiatives centered on diversity, equity and inclusion  is preferred.

    Additional Information

    • 350 Madison does not maintain a physical office. The ED will  work from home or another secure location with Internet access, using their own computer. The ED must be able to regularly attend in-person meetings and events in Madison Wisconsin.
    • Working hours are flexible based on needs.  The Executive Director attends evening Board, Coordinating Council, and General Membership meetings each month, and may  occasionally work other evening or weekend hours.


    • $30,000 annually for 50% time position. The position includes 40 hours of paid leave annually plus paid holidays.

    350 Madison is an equal opportunity employer. We promote and value diversity. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.  Members of underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.