Athena Coalition Organizer
Athena works on delivering democracy by taking on a primary impediment to a democracy that represents us all and an economy that works for everyone: Amazon.com. We are a growing coalition of local, state-wide and national organizations tackling the corporation’s nefarious size, power, scope and operations, in particular: antimonopoly remedies; local and regional governance; data abuse, especially the racism of surveillance technologies; environmental and climate (in)justices; and working conditions. More about our coalition is at www.athenaforall.org
Our coalition is comprised of 50+ organizations across the US, and internally organized in five “tables,” or mini-coalition efforts, with the following foci:
environmental and climate justice
local, municipal and regional governance
Member and allied organizations participate in one or more tables. Each table is led by two members who serve on the national coordinating committee
The Coalition Organizers are primarily responsible for developing and supporting ongoing campaign work as well as the functioning of the table, including:
Supporting table members to develop and execute campaign strategy
Reaching out to non-participating organizations who would be good new members or partners
Coordinating across tables, coalition members, and with Athena staff, to develop and execute action that is more powerful than the sum of our parts
Coordinating political outreach across tables
Amplifying the work of Athena members, Athena tables and coalition leaders
Developing and executing cross-table campaign work, relationship building and political education
Supporting the growth of the table and the coalition overall, including strong internal communications
Supporting a healthy coalition culture, in line with our values and strategy
Supporting development & use of a shared narrative
Supporting members, with Athena staff, to fundraise for shared resources
Supporting transparent and strong decision making processes in the coalition
An ongoing and deepening commitment to racial, gender and economic justice
Coalition organizers report to the coalition director, who is based in New York.
Primary Responsibilities and Duties:
Agenda setting and facilitation of regular meetings for tables, table leadership, Athena staff, and campaign working groups
Other meetings as needed
Thoughtfulness, kindness, patience and good humor
Leadership, conflict management skills
Campaign experience in a related area
Proven strategic campaign and facilitation skills
An orientation and affinity for details and systems
Experience working with communities of color, working-class communities, under-resourced organizations and multilingual people for whom English is not a first language
Commitment to developing one’s critical understanding of racial capitalism, patriarchy and the contemporary political economy
Excellent writing, speaking, editing, grammatical, organizational and research skills
Ability to work irregular hours; this job is national so both east and west coast hours are regularly required (though usually not on the same day)
Assessing and analyzing budgets to find ways to minimize expenses and optimize funds
Athena seeks staff for the worker justice tables and antimonopoly tables at this time. Each position is part-time, and positions may be combined, depending on interest and experience to constitute one FTE staff position for the right candidate(s).
For part-time positions, hourly rates range from $50 to $70, depending on experience. Full-time salary range is $65K-85K, depending on experience.
Positions are housed at Athena member organizations.
People of color, women, trans, and gender non-conforming people, and/or people based in rural or under-represented geographies are encouraged to apply.