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Senior Program Manager, Survivor Network New York. NY

Everytown for Gun Safety is changing the conversation around gun violence in America. From issue advocacy, to corporate social responsibility, to our ballot and electoral campaigns, we’re building a robust counterweight to the gun lobby. And we’re winning.

At the center of our effort to build a bigger and more powerful movement are the individuals and families who have been directly impacted by gun violence. The Everytown Survivor Network, a program of Everytown for Gun Safety, brings together Americans who have been personally affected to fight for solutions to reduce the gun violence that kills 93 Americans and injures hundreds more everyday. At the core of Everytown’s work with survivors is a commitment to connect survivors to each other to build communities of support across the country.   

The Senior  Program Manager will (1) launch a nationwide program to build partnerships with organizations that provide direct services, (2) strengthen and develop Network volunteer  programs, (3) manage trauma-informed training programs.

The Senior Program Manager will play a pivotal role in building trauma-informed resources to support the needs of gun violence survivors, including development of partnerships with external organizations that offer information, services, and support focused on the unique ongoing needs of this community.

The Senior Program Manager will also empower individuals who have been personally impacted by gun violence to become leaders and advocates in the gun violence prevention movement by developing trauma-informed protocols and practices for supporting the work of Survivor Network volunteers.  He or she will train staff and volunteers across the country on best practices for outreach and engagement with survivors in their local communities and will develop and manage a trauma-informed training program for volunteers and members of the Everytown Survivor Network.

We’re looking for someone who has the ability to work with sensitive populations, particularly those who have experienced trauma, and is vision oriented with a track record of success working in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Partnership Development: 

  • Assess the education and support needs of the gun violence survivor community and (1) explore, build, and maintain nationwide partnerships with external organizations to offer referrals around information, direct services, and support to survivors and (2) develop and execute a plan to create supportive materials to educate survivors about trauma, grief, and healing.

Program Development:

  • Develop and implement trauma-informed practices for supporting and managing the work of volunteers to help empower survivors to become leaders and advocates at both the national and the state level in the gun violence prevention movement.  
  • Review and  assess Network volunteer programs and provide recommendations for building trauma-informed leadership programs that facilitate outreach to survivors, peer-to-peer support, and engagement in national and state gun violence prevention advocacy work.  
  • Develop online social media tools and resources to facilitate survivor peer support by connecting survivors with each other and sharing information about issues of collective concern, including trauma, grief, healing, and other forms of support.

Trauma-Informed Training:

  • Develop and deliver trauma-informed remote and in-person training programs and other materials to support volunteer leaders across the country who work on survivor outreach and engagement.
  • Train organization staff and field volunteers on best practices of working directly with individuals who have experienced trauma and managing volunteers working with populations that have experienced trauma. 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Candidate must at least have 5 years of experience in planning and implementing training and education programs focused on needs of sensitive populations.
  • Minimum of 2-3 years of experience managing volunteers
  • At least 2-3 years experience working with individuals who have experienced trauma.
  • Experience developing a system for assessing individuals for supportive service needs and referring them for direct services a plus but not required.
  • Degree in social work or psychology. Masters in Clinical Social Work, Masters in Macro Social Work, Masters in Social Welfare, Masters in Psychology, or other degree in the helping professions  highly preferred.
  • Self starter with strong organizational skills and ability to develop and implement a strategic plan.
  • Must have strong written communications and oral presentation skills.
  • Spanish speaking is a plus
  • Passion for the gun violence prevention cause
  • Strong project management skills
  • Ability to work with deadlines and under pressure
  • Ability to maintain emotional well-being under stress
  • Ability to travel within a state or region and to occasionally attend events on nights and weekends
  • Self motivated
  • Comfortable working in a sometimes-hectic open plan office
  • Sense of humor

LOCATION:

New York City or Washington, DC is preferred.

ABOUT THE EVERYTOWN SURVIVOR NETWORK

The Everytown Survivor Network, a program of Everytown for Gun Safety, brings together Americans who have been personally affected by gun violence to fight for solutions that prevent the gun violence that kills 93 Americans and injures hundreds more everyday. The Survivor Network connects people who have been shot and loved ones of those who have been shot or killed to build community and to empower survivors to become advocates for gun violence prevention.  To learn more about the Survivor Network, visit www.everytown.org/survivors.

ABOUT EVERYTOWN FOR GUN SAFETY

Everytown is the largest gun violence prevention organization in the country with more than three million supporters and more than 40,000 donors including moms, mayors, survivors, and everyday Americans who are fighting for public safety measures that respect the Second Amendment and help save lives. At the core of Everytown are Mayors Against Illegal Guns and Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, a grassroots movement of American mothers founded the day after the Sandy Hook tragedy. Learn more at everytown.org and follow us @Everytown.

Everytown for Gun Safety Action Fund, Inc. provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. 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.

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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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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.

 

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