Alliance Seeks Coalition Organizers

The Alliance is growing! We are excitedly seeking three new staff to support our coalition tables in campaigns focused on preventing gentrification and displacement, expanding resources and investments benefitting Black, Indigenous, immigrant, and People of Color communities, and protecting the health and wellbeing of our communities at neighborhood, city, regional, and/or state level(s).

We are hiring three new Coalition Organizers in the following areas:

  • Climate Justice, Environment and Mobility
  • Economic Justice and Small Business Ecosystem
  • Housing Justice, Affordable Housing and Tenant Rights

The mission of The Alliance is to advance justice and equity in economic growth and land development in the Twin Cities region. With a membership of more than 30 community-based organizations and advocacy groups, we build and work with coalitions of grassroots organizations centered in and led by Black, Indigenous, immigrant, and People of Color to build power, write our own narratives, and create transformative systemic change that undoes the historic and ongoing harms of our region’s land use and development policies and practices.

We believe regional equity requires not just one effort, but many efforts. And that regional equity will be found at the intersection of them all. This holistic approach includes racial justice, economic justice, environmental justice and health equity. We do our work relationally with both our partners and the systems we are seeking to change, and our efforts are driven by the voices and solutions of those most impacted and historically harmed.

Each coalition organizer will have a primary coalition with which they work, supplemented by supporting related external coalition tables, and working across the organization to support other Alliance core efforts and programs, such as the Actualizing Equity series. Primary coalition tables on which the open positions will focus include:

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


  • 3 or more years of organizing experience in community, labor or coalitions and success with issue campaigns.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills via email, phone, note taking, facilitation, and public forums.
  • 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 with attention to details.
  • 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 building relationships with and strategically navigating public sector decision-making systems to ensure community benefits.
  • Knowledge of various advocacy and organizing approaches, the public policy making process, and equitable development issues.
  • Clarity in understanding historic and systemic oppression, racism and white supremacy.
  • Experience or knowledge of at least one of the three areas — climate justice/clean transportation, economic justice/small business, or housing/tenant opportunities — is helpful but not required.

Work setting: This position will be a hybrid position. While The Alliance continues to predominantly work from home due to the pandemic; efforts are made for in-person meetings and events to each person’s comfort level, and intention of establishing a hybrid work setting in the future. These positions will report to the Director of Policy and Organizing.

Compensation: $54,000-$61,000 per year at 40 hours per week. We are seeking a minimum of 32 hours per week. Benefits include fully covered premiums for medical, dental and vision; 2% retirement contribution, 16 days paid vacation, nine paid holidays and one-week paid respite at the end of the calendar year. Partial reimbursement allowed for work-related use of Metro Transit, personal phone, home internet, and coffee shop meetings.

To apply: Please email your cover letter, resume and which issues areas you’re interested in to the Alliance at This position will remain open until filled. Priority will be given to applications received by June 20, 2022.

The Alliance is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Black, Indigenous, immigrant, and People of Color, LGBTQIA+, and individuals with visible and invisible disability are encouraged to apply.