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8 Feb 2023

Full-Time Associate Director of Local Campaigns – Posted by New York, New York, United States

Job Description

Everytown for Gun Safety, the nation’s largest gun violence prevention advocacy group, is seeking a senior leader with issue advocacy/policy campaign experience and strong management and interpersonal skills to serve as Associate Director of Local Campaigns. This position reports to the Senior Director of Local Government Affairs. The Local Government Affairs team works with local officials to provide resources to end community based gun violence and advocate for and advance local, state, and federal gun safety measures.

Position is based in New York City.


Responsibilities Include:

Local Campaign Strategy and Management

  • Develop strategy for and oversee local campaigns across four regional pods, with autonomy and support from the Senior Director when needed.
  • Direct local campaigns in one regional pod, developing and executing each campaign’s strategic, tactical, and communications plans.
  • Develop tools and strategy, in coordination with field, state, legal and communications teams, for distributive local campaigns to be executed by Moms Demand Action and Students Demand Action volunteers across the country.
  • Cultivate relationships and partner with stakeholders, including partner organizations, law enforcement, elected officials, coalitions, networks, and influencers, building grassroots and grasstops capacity.
  • Become steeped in gun violence prevention policy in order to promote common sense policy and defeat policies that put our communities at risk.
  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of the overall political environment both regionally and nationally, with an eye towards delivering local gun violence prevention legislation and other appropriate interventions.
  • Represent Everytown in various external capacities, including at conferences and events.
  • Represent the Local Government Affairs team in issue-specific or long-term campaign teams, at the discretion of the Senior Director.

Team Coordination and Management

  • Directly manage and coach three Local Campaigners, each assigned to one of four regional pods.
  • In partnership with the Associate Director of Local Initiatives and Manager of Mayoral Outreach, develop and execute strategy for connecting local campaign and regional pod work with broader efforts of the Mayors Against Illegal Guns coalition.


Knowledge and Skills Requirements: 

  • Experience with local government affairs required; at least 10 years experience directing issue advocacy/policy campaigns. At least 5 years of direct management experience.
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience.
  • Understand how stereotypes, bias, and forms of racism in America (including structural racism, implicit bias, gender bias, religious bias, ageism, and bias based on gender identity or sexual orientation) impact our society, with an expectation that you will develop an ability to articulate the connection between these large societal issues and the disproportionate impact of gun violence on specific demographic groups in America
  • Understand how dynamics of power, voice, and privilege impact one-on-one and group interactions, and a commitment to using power, voice, and privilege to make our movement more equitable
  • Outstanding attention to detail.
  • Ability to develop strong relationships with internal and external teams and stakeholders
  • A proactive, creative, and dogged approach to anticipating and solving problems
  • Ability to be flexible and thrive in a fast-paced organization with multiple projects and priorities
  • Independent and creative thinker who is confident offering their own ideas
  • Some travel required

The salary range for this position is $100K – $130K per year. Everytown offers a generous benefits package including PTO, 401K Match, Education Assistance and more.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

About Everytown for Gun Safety

Everytown for Gun Safety Action Fund (“Everytown for Gun Safety”) is the largest gun violence prevention organization in the nation with nearly ten million supporters, including parents, students, survivors, educators, gun owners, and Americans fighting for commonsense gun safety. Through victories in Congress, statehouses, corporate America, the courts, and town halls across the country, Everytown is helping change how Americans think about this public health threat. At the core of Everytown is Moms Demand Action, a grassroots movement of American mothers founded the day after the Sandy Hook tragedy, and Students Demand Action. Learn more at and follow us @Everytown.

Everytown for Gun Safety provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.

Candidates who identify as members of historically underrepresented groups are highly encouraged to apply. A diverse workforce and open culture are at the heart of our organization and vital to our success.

How to Apply

For consideration, please apply through our job website:   With your application, you will need to provide an updated CV/resume and a cover letter.

Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Full-Time. Salaries: 100,000 and above.

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