2020 is going to be a massive year for our organization and national network. We will be working non-stop to ensure Alliance organizations have everything they need to mobilize and turnout the largest voting bloc in the country.
This is why we are excited to announce two brand new leadership roles at the Alliance, Deputy Director of Network Strategy and Deputy Director of Organizational Strategy. Keep reading to find out more about the new Executive Director of founding Alliance affiliate – Forward Montana!
Brand New Alliance Leadership Roles
Dawn Boudwin has been promoted to Deputy Executive Director of Network Strategy! In her new role, she will manage the communications, data, and program teams. Dawn has been vital to the organization since she started in April of 2018 – leading the program team through transition and growth, building strong and trusting relationships with Executive Directors, and developing partnerships with allied organizations. Dawn will be an excellent Deputy as she guides the network forward in 2020.
Jacque Grimsley has been promoted to Deputy Executive Director of Organizational Strategy! In her new role, Jacque will manage the Board and operations team as well as lead annual planning and evaluation. Jacque came to us from New Era Colorado and led us through an epic scaling of revenue, disbursements, staff, and supporting affiliates in all things operations and finance. As we move into 2020 with the largest budget and HQ in our history, we’ll lean heavily on Jacque to ensure we have the organization we need to thrive.
Meet the Newest Executive Director in the Alliance Network
After a national search, we are thrilled to celebrate the new Executive Director of Forward Montana, Kiersten Iwai!
Kiersten is a long-time supporter of Forward Montana as a 25 under 25 Awardee, a trainer at the MT Youth Organizing Summit, and a Forward MT Foundation Board Member. She brings new experiences and expertise in digital communications, climate justice, and diversity, equity, and inclusion frameworks to the Forward Montana team.
Welcome to the Alliance fam, Kiersten!
Jobs at the Alliance
To accommodate our much needed growth, we are hiring! Please help spread the word on these important roles. Know someone who is a good fit? Please share! Is that person you? Apply now!
- National Data Director – priority deadline of December 11, 2019
- Operations Training Director – priority deadline of January 6, 2020
- More to come!
As you can see, the team and network have been hard at work gearing up for the challenging year ahead. Thank you for supporting us, this work, and the young people across the country we are organizing with every day.