Volunteer Issues and Policy Update Author (Wisconsin)

Cause Areas


Sun Jan 01, 2017 - Sun Dec 31, 2017


Anywhere in WisconsinMadison, WI 53715


Advocacy relies on local stakeholders to help facilitate successful, game-changing advocacy for green building in Wisconsin. USGBC is a champion for green building and advocacy plays an important role in who we are and what we do. The USGBC Wisconsin Green Building Advocates Working Group supports staff with advocacy in Wisconsin by helping in the following ways, but not limited to: devising language around issues, speaking on behalf of each person’s company in support of issues, asking contacts to speak about issues, writing media articles in support of issues, and communicating with contacts directly about an issue.


  • Serve as an information resource to the Green Building Advocates Working Group and the USGBC Wisconsin communications list, including:
    • Research and collect timely information about issues and policies related to USGBC Wisconsin’s strategic focus
    • Author content for a quarterly email digest and website article
    • Aid staff with summarizing advocacy content for presentations
    • Update the working group and staff on timely information
    • Assist with the creation of a resource page
    • Have a welcoming, positive attitude while performing tasks in support of the initiative.
    • Attend all required meetings.
    • Be flexible. Despite planning and assignments, unexpected issues will occur throughout the year that need our attention. Staff will request assistance as necessary.
    • If a new volunteer, attend an orientation session; and complete and return required paperwork before the start of the position.


  • Earn GBCI continuing education credits (refer to the CMP Guide).
  • Network with passionate individuals within the green building and USGBC community.
  • Attend USGBC Wisconsin Advocacy-related events complimentary (includes ticket and food).
  • Earn free USGBC Wisconsin membership.
  • Experience working with a team and hone leadership skills.
  • Help place USGBC as a leader for green building advocacy in Wisconsin.
  • Learn about great things being accomplished by people, companies, and projects in Wisconsin.


  • Strong reliability, attention to detail, and written communication skills.
  • Ability to meet deadlines.
  • Comfortable engaging with new people with diversified backgrounds.
  • Ability to travel to, as necessary, to attend meetings and the event.
  • Must have a phone or computer with internet to join required online meetings.
  • Ability to multi-task and take on last minute tasks.
  • Preference is given to individuals with prior law, policy, and/or advocacy experience for this position.

Time Commitment

This working group runs from January 1 st to January 1 st each year. The group has a set monthly online meeting time and the Issues and Policy Update Author can anticipate 3-5 hours of additional time dedicated each month.


  • Technical Writing
  • Internet Research
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Verbal / Written Communication
  • Environmental Policy
  • Microsoft Office Suite

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Orientation or Training
  • 4-5 hours per month

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