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28 Jun 2021

Full-Time Organizing Manager

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Job Description

Everytown for Gun Safety Action Fund, the largest gun violence prevention advocacy group in the country, is seeking a passionate, dedicated professional to join the National Field team as an Organizing Manager.

The Organizing Manager plays a pivotal role in the development and continued success of Everytown for Gun Safety. Each Organizing Manager oversees several state-level volunteer chapters including Moms Demand Action, Students Demand Action, and Everytown Survivor Network volunteers, focusing on training chapter leaders and the leadership teams to meet the organization’s goals in each state and to build an inclusive, and equitable chapter that represents the diversity of the state. Organizing Managers work with chapter leadership to develop strategic growth plans and grassroots organizing campaigns for each state. They assess needs, collaboratively set priorities, identify resources, and aid the chapters in their communications, partnerships, educational and advocacy efforts. Organizing Managers conduct site visits to their states, hold regular meetings with leaders, and run campaigns alongside members of other Everytown teams.

Organizing Managers receive training and resources upon starting, including background on the gun violence prevention movement, Everytown’s policy positions, managing for equity and inclusion, and volunteer management training.

This position is permanently work-from-home and applicants from any location are encouraged to apply. The person in this role must be willing to work east coast hours as early as 9am. The deadline to apply to this position is Monday, July 5th.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Develop volunteer leaders:

  • Mentor, train and manage volunteer leaders so that they can best support and grow chapter membership; regularly assess development needs of volunteer leadership.
  • Build diverse teams and using management skills for equity and inclusion and equip volunteer leaders with the same skill set and knowledge
  • Value different perspectives and proactively engage people with a variety of backgrounds and experiences in order to build a strong movement, while teaching volunteers to do the same
  • Lead by example through demonstrations of integrity and professionalism
  • Share direct feedback with others and listen to and implement feedback given

Chapter growth and building power:

  • Ensure volunteer chapters are building sustainable grassroots field power for the organization to prevent gun violence
  • Collaboratively create and oversee implementation of growth plans for chapters in the region, including developing the chapter in both breadth and depth of knowledge
  • Utilize data about gun violence and a chapter’s growth and volunteer retention to direct the chapter’s focus and energy

Organizing strategy and campaign development:

  • Work closely with the National Organizing Director and Deputy National Organizing Directors to develop national and local strategies for various campaigns and programs
  • Collaboratively set long and short-term priorities with chapters; ensure work on the ground stays focused on agreed upon priorities, while maintaining flexibility needed to rapidly respond to new opportunities and challenges
  • Seed, encourage and support tactical innovations from volunteers and help replicate those successes elsewhere
  • Ensure campaign plans are in touch with realities on the ground; act as a bridge between volunteers and other stakeholders to make sure the organization’s plans are realistic and set up to succeed, advocating for volunteer needs to the larger organization.

Represent Moms Demand Action, Students Demand Action and Everytown

  • Act as a liaison between volunteer leaders and the rest of the organization; continually build confidence and excitement about our work, priorities and organizational choices
  • Maintain regular communication with Chapter Leadership, serve as first point of contact for questions or needs, and connect them to staff contacts as appropriate
  • Serve as public spokesperson when appropriate

Other duties

  • Develop knowledge on gun violence prevention policy, local and regional politics and relevant policy issues within the region
  • Monitor social media and other public platforms for appropriate content and ensure Chapter Leadership adhere to Social Media Code of Conduct
  • Manage regional budgets and approve budget requests from chapters
  • Serve as a liaison between the Organizing Team and other departments
  • Other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS

  • 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
  • Passion for the organization’s mission
  • Strong volunteer or staff management skills, in particular experience working with diverse or marginalized communities, constituents, and volunteer leaders
  • Passion for and demonstrated experience developing and mentoring volunteers or staff
  • Organizing or campaign experience (issue or electoral)
  • Experience writing and leading trainings
  • Ability to understand, evaluate, and articulate policy and strategic planning issues
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work with deadlines, under pressure, and be flexible
  • Ability to travel within the US
  • Self-motivated and proactive problem solver
  • Comfort with social media, data management and technology such as VAN
  • Fluency in Spanish not required but is a plus

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

This position is a telework position. Please note that such arrangements are not a substitute for childcare or other dependent care.

 

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

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. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Candidates who are 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.

 

ABOUT MOMS DEMAND ACTION

Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America is a grassroots movement of Americans fighting for public safety measures that can protect people from gun violence. Moms Demand Action campaigns for new and stronger solutions to lax gun laws and loopholes that jeopardize the safety of our families. Moms Demand Action has established a chapter in every state of the country and, along with Mayors Against Illegal Guns, Students Demand Action and the Everytown Survivor Network, it is part of Everytown for Gun Safety, the largest gun violence prevention organization in the country with nearly 6 million supporters and more than 350,000 donors.

ABOUT STUDENTS DEMAND ACTION

Students Demand Action is a grassroots movement, created by and for teens and young adults, to channel the energy and passion of high school and college-aged students into the fight against gun violence. Students D

emand Action volunteers work within their schools and communities to educate their peers, register voters and demand common-sense solutions to this national crisis. Together with Everytown for Gun Safety and Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, Students Demand Action volunteers are part of a network of nearly 6 million supporters across the nation committed to gun violence prevention.

ABOUT EVERYTOWN

Everytown is the largest gun violence prevention organization in the country, with nearly than 6 million supporters and more than 350,000 donors including moms, mayors, survivors and everyday Americans who are fighting for public safety measures that can help save lives. At the core of Everytown are Mayors Against Illegal Guns, Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, Students Demand Action and the Everytown Survivor Network.

** Please note: we verify information provided in the application process, including education.

How to Apply

Please attach a thoughtful cover letter and resume below. Please label your materials with your full name.

 

Everytown offers a generous benefits package including PTO, 401K Match, Education Assistance and more.

How to Apply

Please submit your resume and a thoughtful cover letter using the link provided. https://www.everytown.org/jobs/?gh_jid=3237964

Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Full-Time.

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