Alliance Seeks Coalition Organizer

The Alliance is a coalition of community-based organizations and advocacy groups building shared power to advance strategic campaigns around the intersections of racial justice, economic justice, environmental justice, and health equity. Our mission is to advance justice and equity in economic growth and land development in the Twin Cities region.

The Alliance is seeking a Coalition Organizer who will support community driven coalitions of allied organizations in issue campaigns that build long-term power and achieve short-term victories. The position also provides educational resources and tools that advance organizing activities within the equitable development field. One key component of this position will be convening and staffing the Blue Line Coalition, which is focused on fostering local leadership to secure equitable transit oriented development. This coalition is working to leverage community benefits, economic opportunity and livability along the Bottineau Light Rail corridor, advancing corridor-wide policies that support affordable housing, workforce and economic development policies for the Blue Line CommunitiesThis position can be part-time or full-time.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Build support for a broader justice movement that recognizes the interdependence of people, policies, and land-use decisions.

  • Organize and support coalitions made up of the Alliance’s member organizations, and allied partner groups, in specific campaigns.

  • Lead the co-creation of organizing plans.

  • Convene and staff the Blue Line Coalition to:

    • Accelerate plans for economic opportunity and livability along Bottineau LRT through effective resident engagement and leadership.

    • Foster local leadership to secure community benefits by changing policies and systems so that everyone will benefit from development.

    • Develop corridor-wide policies that support housing, workforce, and economic development opportunities for the Blue Line communities and to use equitable transit development as a way to connect residents along the Blue Line to jobs and business opportunities.

  • Deepen existing organizing work in communities of color through supportive issue organizing and building relationships of trust

  • Support community coalitions as they work directly with the public sector and help create the conditions for low-wealth communities and communities of color to shape local and regional decision-making.  

  • Promote best practices and learning opportunities from local and national organizing and equitable development fields via presentations, special reports etc.

  • Facilitate, strengthen, and expand both internal coalition relationships and public sector relationships.

Experience:

  • 3 or more years of community organizing experience and success with issue campaigns

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Proven ability to work well as a team member and to facilitate/coordinate diverse groups of people

  • Demonstrated capacity to meet deadlines and manage multiple tasks

  • Excellent personal accountability, self-motivation and follow through skills

  • Demonstrated commitment and passion for environmental, racial and economic justice

  • Skillful in discerning and navigating power dynamics and building trusting relationships

  • Experience navigating public sector decision-making systems

  • Knowledge of various advocacy and organizing approaches, the public policy making process, and equitable development issues

Time & compensation:

This position can be either part-time (20 hours/week) or full-time as preferred by selected applicant. Salary is commensurate with experience. The Alliance offers a full benefits package.

How to apply:

Email cover letter and resume to the Alliance at: info@thealliancetc.org