As a leading nonpartisan policy initiative, America Forward relies on the talent, flexibility, and commitment of our team to deliver on the ground-breaking work of our mission. We look for passionate people who have a demonstrated interest in the intersection of policy, social entrepreneurship, and social change. Great candidates thrive in our fast-paced, high-performing, learning-oriented, and collaborative environment.
The Policy Manager will be responsible for executing America Forward’s field leadership efforts which, in 2020, will focus primarily on amplifying the America Forward Coalition’s policy priorities in the context of the 2020 election cycle. In close coordination with America Forward’s team of directors, the Policy Manager will conduct outreach to presidential campaign staff, share policy proposals with campaigns, and plan virtual town hall/community forums to introduce the policy priorities of the America Forward Coalition to presidential campaigns and other policymakers and thought leaders. This individual will have 3-5 years of relevant experience in federal policy/politics including working on or with political campaigns.
America Forward’s Advocacy Associate will support the Coalition’s 2020 policy work, with specific focus on America Forward’s new education initiative dedicated to whole-child approaches to learning in early education and K-12 policy. This initiative will include developing policy proposals and briefing documents, coordinating and executing large-scale events highlighting the initiative’s priorities within the context of the 2020 Presidential election, and delivering trainings to increase the advocacy capacity of America Forward Coalition members. While the position’s primary focus will be in education, the Advocacy Associate will also have the opportunity to support America Forward’s full policy agenda – workforce development, pay for success/evidence-based policy, criminal justice reform, and more – through assisting with the America Forward Coalition’s federal collective advocacy efforts, America Forward Advocacy Institute training offerings, and America Forward’s field engagement efforts focused on amplifying the policy goals of the 2020 Presidential election cycle.