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California State Operations Coordinator

Forward Party

Forward Party

Administration, IT, Accounting & Finance, Legal, Operations, Data Science, Quality Assurance · Volunteer
California, USA · Remote
Posted on Sunday, February 18, 2024

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 them.

Where Californians have a restored belief in their power to make a difference.

Position Overview:

Forward California is seeking a dynamic and results-oriented individual to join our team as the volunteer Operations 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.

In this pivotal role, you will play a key part in shaping the operational framework of the party, ensuring efficiency, transparency, and compliance. The successful candidate will work closely with party leaders, stakeholders, and volunteers to build and maintain a strong organizational foundation.

Key Responsibilities:

This position will lead a remote team of volunteers to assist with the following activities:

  • IT Management:
    • Lead the development and execution of the party's IT strategy, ensuring the alignment of technology solutions with the overall goals of Forward California.
    • Oversee the implementation and maintenance of robust IT systems to support efficient data management, communication, and collaboration.
  • Legal Compliance and Governance:
    • Ensure the party operates in full compliance with all applicable laws, regulations, and internal policies.
    • Collaborate with legal counsel to address any legal issues, navigate compliance requirements, and manage potential risks.
  • Financial Oversight:
    • Work with the Treasurer to manage the financial health of the party, including budgeting, forecasting, and financial reporting.
    • Work with the Treasurer to implement sound financial practices, conduct regular audits, and ensure compliance with financial regulations.
  • Continuous Improvement:
    • Drive a culture of continuous improvement, identifying opportunities to enhance operational efficiency and effectiveness.
    • Implement strategies to optimize workflows, reduce costs, and increase overall organizational performance.
  • Logistics and Procurement:
    • Develop and oversee logistics and procurement processes to ensure the timely and cost-effective acquisition of resources.
    • Collaborate with vendors, negotiate contracts, and manage the procurement lifecycle.
  • Processes and Procedures:
    • Establish and refine operational processes and procedures to support the smooth functioning of the party.
    • Document and communicate standardized workflows to ensure consistency and clarity across all party activities.
  • Strategic Planning:
    • Contribute to the development of the party's long-term strategic plans, ensuring that operations objectives are aligned with broader organizational goals.
    • Participate in strategic discussions to shape the party's overall vision and direction.


  • Bachelor's degree in Information Technology, Law, Finance, Business Administration, or a related field. Master's degree preferred. Equivalent work experience may be considered in lieu of a formal degree.
  • Experience working with Nationbuilder or other similar relationship management systems.
  • Proven experience in IT management, legal compliance, financial oversight, continuous improvement, logistics and procurement, and/or process optimization.
  • Excellent leadership skills with a track record of managing cross-functional teams.
  • Familiarity with technology trends, financial best practices, and logistics and procurement processes.
  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills.
  • A genuine commitment to Forward values and an understanding of the unique challenges facing California.

How to Apply:

Interested candidates should submit their resume and a cover letter detailing their relevant experience, motivation for applying, and outlining their approach to managing Operations for Forward California below.

Forward Party is an equal opportunity employer.

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