Deputy Digital Fundraising Director

Job Description 

Mandela Barnes for Wisconsin is searching for a Deputy Digital Fundraising Director to join a growing team working to elect Wisconsin Lt. Governor Mandela Barnes as the next US Senator from Wisconsin. This is an exciting position on a creative team that will work hand in hand with the Digital Director and Digital Fundraising Firm on all aspects of the digital fundraising program. 

You’re an ideal candidate if you enjoy being creative in all aspects of your job and trying new things. You’re eager to grow the campaign’s grassroots donor base with positive, fun, and exciting content across multiple platforms – and you enjoy working with a great team of people!

You’ll coordinate email splits and partner sends, manage a digital fundraising calendar, strategize and plan digital fundraising promotions and contests, and work with the finance team and in-state coordinated campaign to create robust online fundraising events. 

This position is full-time and based in Madison, Wisconsin. Candidates from non-traditional backgrounds are encouraged to apply. 


  • Coordinate email splits and partner sends 
  • Manage digital fundraising consulting team and approve ads, email, A2P, and broadcast SMS drafts
  • Develop fundraising calendar (email, SMS, and social) with creative ideas
  • Brainstorm and propose online events / projects in collaboration with the Finance Director, WisDems, and other partners
  • Identify acquisition opportunities for email and mobile 
  • Maintain strong goal tracking with digital fundraising consultants
  • Elevate breaking news and rapid response moments for fundraising initiatives
  • Coordinate with vendors and staff on goals and programmatic needs
  • Identify innovative opportunities to expand our digital fundraising


  • Have a positive mindset!
  • 1-2+ years of experience writing fundraising emails, preferably for an electoral campaign, advocacy organization, nonprofit or union
  • Strong writing skills and attention to detail
  • Strong creative skills and ability to think outside the box
  • Experience working with ActionKit, ActBlue, NGP, or a similar eCRM
  • Experience working with Spoke or a similar broadcast text messaging software


  • Salary range: $6,500-$7,000 monthly, based on experience. Generous benefits package.

To Apply

Email resume, cover letter to with the subject line “Deputy Digital Fundraising Director”

Qualified people of all races, ethnicities, ages, sex, genders, sexual orientations, national origins, gender identities, marital status, religions, veterans statuses, and disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. As an equal opportunity workplace, The Mandela Barnes for Wisconsin campaign is committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

About Mandela Barnes

Mandela’s story is a uniquely American story. He was born in Milwaukee, in one of the most impoverished and incarcerated Zip Codes in the state. A community starved of resources, but brimming with joy, resilience, and hardworking, brilliant people.

His mom was a Milwaukee school teacher for 30 years. His dad worked 3rd shift at the General Motors plant. They were both active union members organizing for better wages and defending workers’ rights. Their example showed him the importance of working hard and fighting for opportunity for everyone.

Mandela’s parents taught him the values of hard work, perseverance, and the importance of a good education. They also taught him we can’t settle for what is, we have to reach for what can be. These lessons led Mandela to graduate Milwaukee public high schools at 16, and earn a degree from Alabama A&M University.

Mandela Barnes currently serves as Wisconsin’s 45th Lt. Governor. He is the first African-American Lt. Governor of Wisconsin and only the second African-American to be elected statewide in state.

As Lt. Governor, Mandela has worked closely with Governor Evers to help Wisconsin recover from the pandemic. Mandela has been central to the campaign to encourage communities across the state to get vaccinated, traveling to urban and rural areas to energize Wisconsin’s recovery.

Governor Evers recognized Mandela’s expertise and years of work on environmental issues by appointing him as Chair of the Governor’s Task Force on Climate Change. The Task Force brought together a diverse coalition of farmers, environmental advocates, Indigenous leaders, and business executives and produced 55 concrete strategies for how Wisconsin can begin to address the climate crisis.

Sadly, politicians like Ron Johnson are standing in the way of progress. Johnson has turned his back on Wisconsin, instead peddling wild conspiracy theories and cynical attacks that divide us for political gain.  

Mandela is running for the United States Senate because when things get tough, we shouldn’t lower our expectations. Instead of changing our dreams, we need to change the game. Mandela will bring a new perspective to Washington, to fight for opportunity for every child, person, and family in Wisconsin, regardless of their ZIP code. 

Prior to serving as Lt. Governor, Mandela was elected to the State Assembly where he emerged as a champion on issues of the environment, economy, education, racial justice, and health care. He became the chair of the legislature’s Black and Latino Caucus in his first term, became a national leader on gun violence prevention, and was recognized as one of the top pro-growth progressive leaders in the country. He also worked as a community organizer in Milwaukee and served as Deputy Director of Strategic Engagement for the State Innovation Exchange, sharing progressive best practices with state legislatures across the country.

 Mandela serves on the Governor’s Health Equity Council, Wisconsin Criminal Justice Coordinating Council, Wisconsin Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Task Force, Governor’s Council on Financial Literacy and Capability, and the statewide 2020 Census Complete Count Committee.