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31 Jan 2024

Full-Time Senior Director, Federal Affairs

xfruan@everytown.org – Posted by xfruan@everytown.org Washington, District of Columbia, United States

Job Description

As the Senior Director of Federal Affairs at Everytown for Gun Safety, you will play a pivotal role in leading and managing our federal advocacy efforts. Reporting directly to the Senior Vice President of Government Affairs, you will be responsible for overseeing staff, developing and implementing federal strategies, and fostering key relationships to advance our organization’s goals on a national scale.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Leadership and Management:
    • Oversee and provide leadership to the federal affairs team
    • Manage and mentor team members, fostering a collaborative and high-performance work environment
  • Federal Strategy Development:
    • Develop and implement comprehensive federal affairs strategies aligned with organizational goals
    • Stay abreast of legislative and policy developments to shape effective advocacy initiatives
  • Relationship Building:
    • Cultivate and maintain relationships with key stakeholders, including policymakers, federal agencies, and partner organizations
    • Represent the organization in various forums and build a strong presence on Capitol Hill
  • Policy Advocacy:
    • Lead efforts to influence federal policies through strategic advocacy campaigns
    • Collaborate with internal teams to align federal initiatives with broader organizational strategies, including state and local policy campaigns
  • Communication and Collaboration:
    • Work closely with the communications and digital teams to develop and implement effective messaging and public affairs strategies for federal advocacy efforts
    • Collaborate with colleagues across departments to implement comprehensive campaigns that utilize organizations resources and strategies, and ensure cohesive and coordinated efforts
  • Strategic Planning:
    • Contribute to the development of long-term strategic plans for federal affairs based on organizational goals and values
    • Assess emerging issues and recommend proactive strategies to address challenges and opportunities



  • Minimum of 10 years of experience on Capitol Hill in Federal legislative advocacy, campaign management, government affairs or related fields
  • Demonstrated success in leading teams to achieve strategic organizational goals and managing personnel to help team member achieve personal and professional goals
  • Strong strategic planning and organizational skills
  • Proven experience building and maintaining relationships with federal lawmakers and their staff
  • Experience in building and managing relationships with diverse stakeholders and partners
  • Proven ability to manage complex project, legislative campaigns, and initiatives
  • In-depth knowledge of advocacy strategies and best practices
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Expertise in managing through a DEI lens and ability to create equitable and inclusive teams

The annual salary range for this position is $180,000 based on experience. Everytown offers a generous benefits package including Medical, Dental and Vision benefits, PTO, 401K Match, Education Assistance and more.

About Everytown for Gun Safety

Everytown 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 common sense 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 everytown.org 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.

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How to Apply

For consideration, candidates are encouraged to apply via our website: https://www.everytown.org/jobs/?gh_jid=5638503

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

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