Policy Coordinator

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Not Left, Not Right, Forward

About Forward California:

Forward California is a new political party in formation that envisions the Golden
State at its greatest – a vibrant and harmonious community relentlessly committed
to integrity, justice, and opportunity.
Where the well-being of all people comes first and foremost.
Where our differences are celebrated as opportunities to build trust, rather than
exploited to fuel polarization.
Where we advance society by unlocking people’s creative potential.
Where people have the security to pursue their dreams and the means to attain
Where Californians have a restored belief in their power to make a difference.

Position Overview
Forward California is seeking a dynamic and experienced professional to join our
team as the volunteer Policy Coordinator. This leadership position reports directly
to the California Co-chairs of the Forward Party. You should expect to be able to
allocate up to 8 hours/week in this position.
This person will play a pivotal role in shaping the party’s agenda by spearheading
the development of evidence-based policies aligned with our party values,
engaging with stakeholders, conducting in-depth research, and advocating for
policy initiatives at the state and local levels as we work towards a brighter future
for California.

Key Responsibilities:

This position will lead a remote team of volunteers to assist with the following
Policy Development:
● Lead the development and formulation of policies that align with the
values and goals of Forward California.
● Conduct thorough research and analysis of relevant issues, staying
abreast of current events, legislative changes, and public sentiment.
● Collaborate with stakeholders, experts, and party members to ensure
a comprehensive and inclusive approach to policy development.
Legislative Advocacy:
● Monitor state and local legislative activities to identify opportunities
for policy advocacy.
● Engage with legislators, government officials, and community leaders
to promote and advance Forward California’s policy agenda.
● Draft position papers, briefs, and other advocacy materials to support
the party’s stance on key issues.
Coalition Building:
● Support the Fundraising, Growth, and Development Lead to nurture
relationships with like-minded organizations, advocacy groups, and
influencers to build coalitions for effective policy implementation.
● Represent Forward California in external forums and collaborate with
partners to amplify the party’s impact on policy discussions.
Internal Communication:
● Work closely with party leadership to communicate policy priorities,
updates, and recommendations to party members, volunteers, and
elected officials.
● Provide training and educational resources to ensure a deep
understanding of party policies among internal stakeholders.
Strategic Planning:
● Contribute to the development of the party’s long-term strategic
plans, ensuring that policy objectives are aligned with broader
organizational goals.
● Participate in strategic discussions to shape the party’s overall vision
and direction.


● Bachelor’s degree in political science, public policy, law, or a related field;
advanced degree preferred. Equivalent work experience may be considered
in lieu of a formal degree.
● Proven experience in policy development, legislative advocacy, or related
roles within the political landscape.
● Strong understanding of California’s political and social landscape, as well
as political dynamics.
● Excellent research, analytical, and communication skills.
● Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with diverse stakeholders and
build effective coalitions.
● Passion for progressive and evidence-based policy solutions.
● A genuine commitment to Forward values and an understanding of the
unique challenges facing California.

How to Apply:
Interested candidates should submit their resume, a cover letter detailing their
relevant experience and motivation for applying, and an example policy statement
to [email protected] with the subject line “Application: Policy
Coordinator – Forward California.” Applications will be accepted through 23
February, 2024.