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.
Location: Washington, DC (Preferred) or Boston, MA
America Forward’s Advocacy Associate will be responsible for supporting America Forward’s full policy agenda, from early learning to K-12 education, to post-secondary education, to workforce development, to pay for success/evidence-based policy, to national service, to criminal justice reform. Specifically, the Advocacy Associate will assist with the America Forward Coalition’s federal collective advocacy efforts, America Forward Advocacy Institute training offerings, and America Forward’s field engagement efforts.
As a skilled communicator, adept writer, researcher, and self-starter with strong organizational and execution skills, the Advocacy Associate will synthesize complex ideas, research policy issues, and plan and support the execution of internal and external events.
Based in Washington DC (preferred) or Boston, the Advocacy Associate will be supervised by the America Forward Government Affairs Director and report to the America Forward Executive Director. Additionally, the Advocacy Associate will meaningfully engage with the entire America Forward team and external policy and political consultants and play a vital role in ensuring America Forward achieves its ambitious advocacy goals.
This search is being led by Allison Kupfer Poteet and Sarah Hecklau of NPAG. Due to the pace of this search, candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Candidates may submit their cover letter, outlining their interest and qualifications, along with their resume via NPAG’s candidate portal.