Membership and Development Associate

The Madison-based Membership and Development Associate will work closely with the WPF President, Research Director, Communications Director, and Director of Operations to develop and implement strategic approaches to build the organization’s membership and fund development in the Madison region. The Development Associate will be charged with identifying and establishing contacts with prospective corporate, nonprofit, and institutional members; cultivating relationships with Madison-area foundations and major individual donors; and opening doors for the President to meet with such individuals and organizations. The essential outcome of these activities is to grow Greater Madison-based income and thereby enhance the financial security of the organization and its impact across Wisconsin.




A rate of $25 to $30 per hour will be offered based on the qualifications and experience of the successful applicant. It is anticipated that the position will require an average of 20 hours per week out of our Madison office, though hours may vary somewhat depending on the needs of the organization and the availability of the successful applicant. The Wisconsin Policy Forum is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

How to apply

Interested applicants should send a resume and cover letter via e-mail to Rob Henken, President, at