Organizing Associate: Students Demand Action
Organizing Associates with Students Demand Action manages and supports student volunteers in a specific region of the country. Organizing Associates are the point of contact for Students Demand Action leaders and play a vital role in the leadership development of student volunteers, strengthening the Students Demand Action Organizing Model and building an inclusive and equitable movement. We invite you to learn more about our approach to equity and inclusion by reading our department's Equity Rationale.
Organizing Associates 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.
** The Deadline to apply for this position is February 3rd, 2023.
As an Organizing Associate, you will:
- Collaborate with student leaders to identify innovative gun violence prevention campaigns with a specific youth lens and focus.
- Develop campaign plans for Students Demand Action campaigns.
- Develop campaign toolkits and training curricula.
- Build diverse teams using management skills for equity and inclusion and equip volunteer leaders with the same skill set and knowledge.
- Work with the Organizing Director and Students Demand Action team to deliver campaign specific training content to Students Demand Action leaders and members.
- Collaborate across Everytown teams to build robust campaign plans and elevate the work of student leaders.
- Report on retention and growth of Students Demand Action leaders and groups in your region.
- Ensure campaign plans are in touch with realities on the ground; act as a bridge between student leaders and other stakeholders to make sure the organization’s plans are realistic and set up to succeed.
To be successful in this job, you must possess:
- Familiarity with communicating with High School and College Students to support their activism.
- Emotional intelligence to develop strong relationships across multiple teams.
- An ability to be flexible and thrive in a fast-paced organization with multiple projects and priorities.
- Experience and commitment to addressing inclusion and equity in campaign organizing and movement building.
- Understanding of 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 and interest in supporting our grassroots team.
- Experience organizing volunteers on a campaign.
This position can be performed remotely.
The salary for this role is $58,500 per year. 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 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.