Athena Coalition

Athena Coalition

Coalition Political Director

Full-Time | Remote – United States


Athena is seeking a Political Director to strategize, coordinate, and lead the coalition’s policy advocacy across issues, including: antitrust, worker rights, and surveillance and technology policy.

Organizational Background
Athena is a groundbreaking nationwide coalition of 50+ organizations dedicated to defeating unchecked corporate power and advancing a democracy that represents us all. Our attention is focused squarely on Amazon, which exemplifies a cross-section of the harms and impacts of corporate power: an erosion of worker rights and protections, hollowing out of local economies, an expanding police state, and undermining of critical social and economic institutions and policy. We seek to build a stronger movement by building relationships, working in a principled way, and building collective capacity.

Our members are racial justice and worker organizations, think tanks and public policy advocacy organizations, and grassroots groups around the country – and together we are building a popular movement to rein in corporate power and ensure that the rules of our economy are set by we the people, not by the biggest corporations in the world.

Coalition Political Director
Athena is seeking a Political Director to strategize, coordinate, and lead the coalition’s policy advocacy across issues, including: antitrust, worker rights, and surveillance and technology policy. This is a dynamic position that works across the coalition – with worker centers, grassroots organizations, and larger public policy organizations – to engage policy makers and agencies on a range of issues, including: worker rights, antitrust, privacy, and technology policy.

Policy Advocacy

  • Track and coordinate coalition members’ advocacy on state and federal legislative and regulatory policy.
  • Manage interactions with all lawmakers, their staff, committees, and caucuses.
  • Coordinate legislative outreach efforts with in-district and grassroots advocacy efforts.
  • Represent the coalition in stakeholder meetings, conferences, and at other gatherings.
  • Maintain and build ally relationships aligned with the coalition principles and goals.
  • Work within a comprehensive campaign team to develop policy advocacy strategies.

Coalition Development

  • Provide strategic advice to Athena members on evolving political dynamics and strategies that advance coalition campaigns and political mission.
  • Convene and organize a coalition-wide working group to regularly advise, implement shared political strategy across issue areas, with an eye toward identifying overlaps and connections.
  • Serve as a resource for coalition members undertaking their own policy advocacy.
  • Regularly report findings to members, leaders, and others within the coalition.
  • Participate in regular coalition staff, leadership and membership meetings.

Experience and Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated expertise and experience working on one or more of the following issues: corporate concentration, worker rights, antitrust, technology policy, privacy, or similar issues.
  • Experience developing successful policy or corporate campaigns.
  • Demonstrated experience facilitating groups, planning meetings, and driving shared strategies; Preference for candidates with coalition experience.
  • Strong writing and editing skills necessary. Must be able to present complex policy topics to a wide audience.
  • Attention to detail, flexibility, and demonstrated capacity to operate in a fast-paced environment.

Desired Skills and Attributes:

  • Must be a creative self-starter, able to work independently and with limited oversight to accomplish agreed upon objectives and to evaluate results.
  • Dedication to challenge racial capitalism and build a powerful multiracial movement that can win material gains for working class and BIPOC people and shift the dynamics of power in our country.
  • Must be able to develop and maintain relationships with a wide range of organizations and people.
  • Must be able to manage disagreement and see its importance in developing an effective innovative strategy.
  • Ability to work across teams and the coalition to help problem solve, triage competing priorities, and generate ideas that move policy and campaign objectives forward.

We offer a competitive starting salary between $85,000 to $100,000, based on experience, and generous benefits, including health, dental, vision, prescription coverage and a 401k.

This is a full-time, exempt staff position. The position is remote in the United States.

To Apply
Interested candidates should email with your résumé and cover letter to: jobs@athenaforall.org.

The position is housed at a coalition fiscal sponsor. We are an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. We strongly encourage and seek applications from gender oppressed (women, transgender, and gender non-binary) people, people of color including bilingual and bicultural individuals, as well as members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and broader queer communities. We do not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender/gender identity, marital status, sexual orientation, age, disability, or veteran status.

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