ABOUT THE POSITION
The Policy Director will oversee the strategic alignment of all of America Forward’s policy work -- from education, to workforce development, to evidence-based policy. The Policy Director will play a leadership role guiding the America Forward Coalition’s workforce development, evidence-based policy, social innovation, and Pay for Success collective advocacy work, and will actively partner in other collective advocacy areas, including education, national service, and poverty-alleviation. The Policy Director will oversee the development of new policy proposals from idea generation to advocacy execution; develop policy papers and other external-facing advocacy materials for members of Congress, senior officials in the Biden-Harris Administration, and other policymakers; participate in external engagement efforts, including leading meetings with Hill staff and other policymakers; and develop policy proposals for America Forward’s nonpartisan engagement in national elections. The Policy Director will actively engage with the America Forward Advocacy Institute and help build the policy capacity of New Profit portfolio organizations and America Forward Coalition organizations. Policy capacity-building work will include leading policy workshops and Hill Days and providing ad hoc policy advice to America Forward Coalition organizations. The Policy Director will also work closely with senior leaders at New Profit to help advance policies of interest to New Profit portfolio organizations.