We’re Hiring

The Alliance for Appalachia Job Announcement
Applications accepted until November 28th


The Alliance for Appalachia is a regional alliance with the goals of ending mountaintop removal coal mining, putting a halt to destructive coal technologies and supporting a just and sustainable transition in Appalachia. The Alliance for Appalachia began in 2006 and consists of 15 organizations across four states, as well as regional organizations and allied groups.

The Alliance for Appalachia is governed by a Steering Committee made up of one representative and an alternate from each of the member organizations. We have Coordinating Committee and Work Teams on federal strategy, economic transition, Appalachian citizens’ water quality enforcement, as well as other ad-hoc teams working on special projects.


The Alliance for Appalachia Coordinator


The position begins part-time / 20 hours a week and will transition to full-time / 40 hours a week as soon as funding allows.

Reports to:    

The Coordinator reports to the Steering Committee of The Alliance for Appalachia, with direct oversight by the Coordinating Committee. During the first five months of the position, the Coordinator will receive coaching from our current Coordinator.


The Coordinator works in conjunction with The Alliance for Appalachia member groups’ staff and volunteers to plan, organize and coordinate the operations/administrative activities of The Alliance for Appalachia in carrying out campaigns and projects in the region and federally. The Coordinator participates in the development of strategies and priorities and implements strategy as crafted and finalized by the Steering Committee. To be clear, this not an Executive Director position, but a Coordinator position where staff works to facilitate the development and exaction of work as created by The Alliance for Appalachia leadership.


  • Facilitates strategy development and implementation among member groups.
  • Coordinates Alliance participation and travel logistics for key events.
  • Implements fundraising strategy with appropriate Alliance committee oversight.
  • Works with Alliance leaders and team conveners to coordinate facilitation of calls, meetings, etc.
  • Takes notes of all meetings and is responsible for follow through on actions/decisions of The Alliance
  • Responsible for administrative duties and internal communications among all entities of The Alliance
  • Responsible for electronic communications, basic research and maintaining The Alliance web presence
  • Assists in the coordination of media outreach with the appropriate Alliance committees

* Heavier seasonal workloads may occur as a result of project deadlines and during peak activity periods, such as large regional events and training weekends.  Weekend and/or evening work is sometimes required. Must have the ability to travel.


  • Experienced in working with non-profit organizations; experienced in working in coalitions.
  • Knowledge of mountaintop removal concerns and other issues impacting residents of Central Appalachia.
  • Good time management skills; must be a self-starter.
  • Grant writing and management skills.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills including facilitation experience.
  • Experienced in working with a wide variety of volunteers, community leaders and staff.
  • Willing to travel and be flexible about time.
  • Good computer skills.


Compensation is commensurate with experience. A pro-rated benefits package, meaning that a half-time employee will receive half of a standard benefits package, is available. We provide annual cost of living adjustments and annual salary bumps to credit experience. Staff will earn vacation days, holidays, sick days and personal days. We also have a compensation time policy.


This Coordinator must be located in the Central or Southern Appalachian area, specifically near the coalfield areas of Kentucky, Tennessee, Virginia, or West Virginia.

Please submit a cover letter, resume, writing sample, two professional and one personal reference to: a4a.hiring@gmail.com  before November 28th.

For a description of The Alliance for Appalachia member groups go to: TheAllianceForAppalachia.org.

The Alliance for Appalachia is an equal opportunity employer. Women and people of color are strongly encouraged to apply.