OBJECTIVES & REQUIREMENTS
In early 2023, The Forum started recruiting Black leaders who shared a passion for advancing transformative change through a desire to develop policies that improve the lives of Black Minnesotans. Three Policy Entrepreneur Fellows who will work with The Forum for two years to develop uniquely innovative policy solutions that lead to advocacy and action.
Our goal was to find a trio of fellows from different backgrounds and experiences, both in and out of public policy, to ensure that we’re expanding the capacity of Black policy experts, by funneling new people into the leadership pipeline.
Policy Entrepreneurs are individuals who are not satisfied with the status quo.
They are persistent in pursuing innovative ideas to advance policy strategies.
They employ nontraditional strategies in their work, including their lived experiences, as that enhances their ability to create policy solutions that address the needs of those most impacted and often overlooked.
They are not afraid to take risks, to ask the critical questions, and to improve not just the work we do, but how we do the work.
This threesome of PEF’s will work with our Minneapolis-based team for two years to drive policy change at the state and/or national level. They’ll receive an annual salary of $75,000, with competitive benefits and professional development training on the skills necessary for conducting policy research, development and advocacy. A Minnesota residence is mandatory to qualify for this fellowship