Associate Director of Engagement and Assessment, Community Safety Initiatives

Everytown for Gun Safety

Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund (“Everytown for Gun Safety”) is the largest gun violence prevention organization in the country. Everytown for Gun Safety’s Community Safety Initiatives (CSI) team, focuses on scaling promising community-based violence intervention (CVI) strategies via direct investment, capacity building and advocacy. We are seeking an Associate Director of Engagement and Assessment. Everytown CSI leads Everytown’s Community Safety Fund, which has supported 72 community-based violence intervention organizations in 57 cities since 2019; the Everytown Community Training Institute, which delivers capacity-building training to our grantees, elected officials and governmental agencies in partnership with national subject matter experts; and informs Everytown’s legislative advocacy at all levels of government, in support of the CVI field at large.

Successful candidates will lead targeted engagement efforts with current, former and prospective grantees, develop community-based participatory work products, including but not limited to, short form fact sheets and reports as well as long form literature reviews, research articles and case studies, co-create and lead strategic initiatives to assess current grantees and inform the CVI field at large and lead team efforts to engage and build the capacity of city leaders and elected officials to fuel efforts to create coordinating bodies and scale local CVI ecosystems. Principal ResponsibilitiesAdvise Managing Director and CSI team of emerging and persistent trends reflected in targeted engagement and community-based work product development related to current grantees and CVI field at large to inform team strategy, grants development, capacity-building offerings and work product developmentLead the development and execution of a targeted grantee engagement strategy, working closely with the CSI team, to regularly develop grantee-based insights to inform team strategy, grants development, capacity-building offerings and work product developmentLead the continued growth of the Community Safety Fund, working closely with the Program Manager to ensure continued stakeholder awareness of grant opportunities, identification and assessment of prospective grantees, development and analysis of grantee reports, delivery of virtual and in-person grantee programming, timely data entry in relevant organizational systems and development of an alumni engagement strategy and development of targeted grantee leadership and professional development opportunitiesLead the development and execution of effective community-based participatory research, working closely with the Senior Director of Community Safety Initiatives and a range of Everytown leaders and staff across the organization to ensure effective coordination and delivery of researchProvide practical and innovative ideas on potential research projects, reports, advocacy, communications, and outreach related to current grantees and CVI field at largeManage the publication of analytical and credible reports, compelling advocacy materials, and other community-based participatory work products to raise awareness about the impact of CVI organizations, identify emerging insights and inform the CVI Field at largeWork closely with cross functional teams, as appropriate, overseeing strategic initiatives to assess and inform the CVI field at large and contribute to Everytown’s policy and legislative strategy. Represent CSI in various external capacities, including in stakeholder meetings and at conferences related to creating and sustaining grants and capacity-building to scale local CVI ecosystemsLead the development of talking points and presentations related to our grants and capacity-building in support of donor development effortsInteract regularly with Everytown staff across all departments to ensure effective coordination and delivery of community-based participatory work productQualificationsGraduate degree required 7+ years of work experience in research, advocacy, or related policy work, including 2+ years of management/leadership experience; prior experience in the CVI field preferred. Experience managing and mentoring staffDemonstrated experience producing written products for non-technical audiences using clear, accessible language.

Experience editing, and proofreading in a fast-paced environmentStrong community-based participatory research skills with the ability to break complex questions into components and address them systematicallyStrong critical thinking skills, with the ability to develop problem-solving strategies and adopt those strategies as needed Track record facilitating partnerships, meetings, convenings and building relationships with a wide range of stakeholdersExperience working with marginalized communities, community-based violence intervention programs and survivors of trauma is a plus. A commitment to social justice. Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to collaborate effectively within a teamAbility to perform in a fast-moving environment and to deliver timely and high-quality work. Strong work ethic, sense of humor, flexibility, creativity, and a professional demeanor.

Ability to work in a sometimes-hectic, open-plan office at least 3 days per week. Passion for Everytown’s mission of preventing gun violence in America. Exceptional project management skillsExcellent judgment and communication skillsThis position is based in the New York City office following a hybrid work schedule. The salary range for this position is $120,000 to $130,000 per year.

Everytown offers a generous benefits package including medical, dental, and vision benefits; paid time off; a 401(k) match; education assistance; and more. ABOUT THE HIRING PROCESSWe are accepting applications on a rolling basis. Those who meet the qualifications of the job description will follow the outlined recruitment process:Phone screen with the Hiring Manager and HR Interview with other Everytown Staff including other CSI team membersFinalist will meet with Everytown’s PresidentAbout Everytown for Gun SafetyEverytown 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 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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