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Forward Together WI : Coalitions Manager

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Wisconsin, USA
Posted on Thursday, May 23, 2024

Forward Together WI : Coalitions Manager




75000 / Yearly


Forward Together WI



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To apply please email Jobs@ForwardTogetherWI.org your resume. Subject line: Coalitions Manager - Your Name

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**Coalitions Manager (Milwaukee, Public Education, Western WI):**

The Coalitions Manager will be responsible for cultivating and managing relationships with community organizations, advocacy groups, and other stakeholders to build diverse and inclusive coalitions. Working closely with the Coalitions Director and other team members, you will coordinate advocacy efforts, mobilize resources, and drive collective action on key issues.
**Key Responsibilities:**
- Identify and cultivate strategic partnerships with community organizations, advocacy groups, and grassroots movements to build coalitions aligned with the organization's mission and priorities.
- Engage and mobilize coalition members, including community leaders, activists, volunteers, and other stakeholders, to participate in advocacy campaigns, events, and initiatives.
- Facilitate regular meetings, conference calls, and other communication channels to foster collaboration, share information, and coordinate action among coalition members.
- Collaborate with internal and external stakeholders to develop advocacy strategies, campaign plans, and messaging that resonate with target audiences and advance shared goals.
- Provide support, resources, and training to coalition members to strengthen their capacity for advocacy, community organizing, and leadership development.
- Coordinate logistics for coalition meetings, events, and activities, including venue selection, agenda development, and outreach to participants.
- Track and analyze data on coalition engagement, campaign progress, and outcomes to assess effectiveness, identify opportunities for improvement, and inform strategic decision-making.
- Represent the organization at coalition meetings, community events, and other public forums to build relationships, raise awareness of our work, and advocate for policy changes and social justice issues.

- Minimum of 2 years of experience in coalition-building, community organizing, advocacy, or related fields, with a demonstrated ability to cultivate and manage relationships with diverse stakeholders.
- Strong understanding of social justice issues, community dynamics, and advocacy strategies, with a commitment to advancing equity, diversity, and inclusion.
- Excellent communication, facilitation, and interpersonal skills, with the ability to build consensus, motivate others, and navigate complex relationships and power dynamics.
- Proven project management skills, with the ability to prioritize tasks, meet deadlines, and drive results in a fast-paced environment.
- Experience working with diverse communities and an understanding of the challenges and opportunities associated with coalition-building in multicultural contexts.
- Flexibility to work evenings, weekends, and travel as needed.

- Competitive salary: $75,000 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 [Jobs@ForwardTogetherWI.org](mailto:Jobs@ForwardTogetherWI.org) your resume. Subject line: Coalitions Manager - 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: https://forwardtogetherwi.org/