Forward Together WI: Coalitions Director




85000 / Yearly


Forward Together WI



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Application Link

[email protected]

Application Instructions

To apply please email [email protected] your resume. Subject line: Coalitions Director - Your Name

Application Link

[email protected]

Job Description


**Coalitions Director:**

As the Coalitions Director, you will be responsible for leading the strategic development, coordination, and management of collaborative initiatives and partnerships within our organization. You will work closely with diverse stakeholders, including community organizations, advocacy groups, policymakers, and other key stakeholders, to build coalitions, amplify voices, and drive collective action towards our shared goals.
The Coalitions Director reports directly to the Executive Director. This is a managerial position responsible for a minimum of three staff members. 
**Key Responsibilities:**
- Develop and implement a comprehensive coalition-building strategy aligned with the organization's mission, vision, and objectives.
- Identify and cultivate strategic partnerships with community organizations, advocacy groups, grassroots movements, and other stakeholders to build diverse and inclusive coalitions.
- Lead the recruitment, engagement, and mobilization of coalition members, ensuring representation from marginalized communities and diverse perspectives.
- Facilitate collaboration and consensus-building among coalition members, fostering a supportive and inclusive environment for dialogue, idea-sharing, and collective decision-making.
- Coordinate advocacy campaigns, initiatives, and events in collaboration with coalition partners, leveraging collective resources and expertise to achieve maximum impact.
- Provide guidance, support, and resources to coalition members, empowering them to effectively advocate for their communities and advance shared priorities.
- Monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of coalition activities, track progress towards goals, and adapt strategies as needed to optimize outcomes and ensure accountability.
- Serve as a spokesperson for the coalition, representing the organization's interests and advocating for policy changes and social justice issues at local, state, and national levels.

- Minimum of 4 years of experience in coalition-building, community organizing, advocacy, or related fields, with a proven track record of successful partnership development and management.
- Deep understanding of social justice issues, community dynamics, and advocacy strategies, with a commitment to advancing equity, diversity, and inclusion.
- Strong leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills, with the ability to build consensus, motivate others, and navigate complex relationships and power dynamics.
- Demonstrated experience in project management, strategic planning, and campaign coordination, with the ability to prioritize tasks, meet deadlines, and drive results in a fast-paced environment.
- Excellent analytical skills, with the ability to assess opportunities and challenges, develop creative solutions, and make data-driven decisions.
- Flexibility to work evenings, weekends, and travel as needed.
- Competitive salary: $85,000 annually
- Bi-monthly pay schedule for consistent income
- Comprehensive healthcare coverage for you and your dependents
- Generous Paid Time Off (PTO) to maintain work-life balance
- Dedicated sick leave to prioritize health and wellness

To apply please email [[email protected]](mailto:[email protected]) your resume. Subject line: Coalitions Director - Your Name 

**About Forward Together Wisconsin:**

Forward Together Wisconsin (FTW) exists to seize the unique once-in-a-lifetime opportunity presented by the historic federal investments in Wisconsin to fight climate change. Now is the time to create real progress in Wisconsin by ensuring these dollars have an impact in communities across the state, especially communities of color, working class communities, Tribal communities, and rural communities. Not only do we seek to promote the positive impacts of these investments, we will 
also help make these stories a reality for Wisconsinites by directly connecting and providing assistance to communities to enroll in these programs.
FTW creates a new model for how organizations can best interact as a liaison between community members and federal investments to ensure these dollars are spent. We are a 501(c)(3) organization, created by Mandela Barnes, operating exclusively for charitable and educational purposes including, but not limited to, conducting research on federal investments in WI, educating the general public on accessing said investments, and assisting the general public with technical and financial needs to access the federal funds. 
Find out more about our organization and mission here: