Athena Coalition Organizer

REMOTE, IL

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: 

  1. antimonopoly efforts

  2. environmental and climate justice

  3. local, municipal and regional governance 

  4. stopping surveillance

  5. worker justice

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

Qualifications:

  • 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.