Wisconsin Farmers Union: Hiring several key positions

CHIPPEWA FALLS — Wisconsin Farmers Union (WFU) is currently hiring a Government Relations Director, Rural Organizers, and Summer Staff. A member-driven organization, WFU is committed to enhancing the quality of life for farmers, rural communities and all people through advocacy, education and cooperative endeavors. The team is working to sustain economically viable family farms, support new farmers, reduce concentration in the market, protect ecological systems, increase transparency in the value chain, and ensure that the voices of family farmers and rural allies are heard by policymakers.

The Government Relations Director will work closely with the Farmers Union staff, county chapter leadership, and organizational partners to execute a comprehensive government relations strategy promoting the grassroots WFU policy document developed by members annually at the WFU State Convention.

A team of Rural Organizers is being hired to advance WFU’s ongoing organizing project. The organizers will build strong relationships with WFU membership to identify, recruit, and develop grassroots leaders, recruit new members, and build power. In collaboration with local leaders, the organizing team facilitates issue-based campaign strategies with clear goals, tactics, and timelines that achieve measurable outcomes for rural Wisconsin. 

Each summer WFU also hires a team of motivated and energetic individuals to fill positions at Kamp Kenwood, the organization’s educational & recreational summer camp near Chippewa Falls. Opportunities are available for ages 16 and older to live and work at the scenic and historic camp along Lake Wissota. Summer staff positions also provide an opportunity to travel and assist with outreach at special events around the state. Flexible positions are available to begin immediately, with camp sessions continuing through August. Due to a nationwide shortage of camp staff, WFU is behind on filling positions and strongly encourages interested applicants to apply. If hiring needs can not be met for more male counselors, boy cabins may be limited this summer.

For details on benefits, salary, duties, and qualifications, see the full job postings at www.wisconsinfarmersunion.com/employment.