Senior Associate, Advocacy

Remote
Full Time
Entry Level
Senior Associate, Advocacy

About Sandy Hook Promise 
Sandy Hook Promise Action Fund is a 501(c)(4) nonprofit organization committed to protecting all children from gun violence in schools, homes, and communities. The SHP Action Fund champions a holistic policy platform that promotes gun safety, youth mental health, and violence prevention education. The organization works at the state and federal level to pass nonpartisan legislation through inclusive partnerships, diverse grassroots education, and community mobilization. It is part of Sandy Hook Promise Foundation, founded and led by several family members whose loved ones were killed in the tragic mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School on December 14, 2012.

Commitment to Racial justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion 
SHP strives to ensure its culture and work environment reflect the values of race, diversity, equity, and inclusion (REDI) and is responsive to the views and issues of the diverse communities with which we live and work. SHP encourages individuals who have demonstrated a commitment to equity and inclusion to apply.

About the Role
The Senior Associate, Advocacy will support the growth and development of our grassroots volunteer network through training and leadership development. They will assist in the creation and delivery of advocacy curriculum and work directly with supporters to deepen their engagement and impact in SHP’s mission. This position is full-time and remote.


 Job Responsibilities (with additional duties as assigned)
  • Support the design, development, and implementation of an evidence-based learning and training journey to enhance volunteer engagement, leadership skills, and to advance core initiatives
  • Draft training materials, such as toolkits, fact sheets, and event materials for delivery in multiple modes and platforms
  • Facilitate training sessions and workshops to develop the organizing skills of volunteers and supporters
  • Work with Organizing Managers to maintain and coordinate an annual supporter engagement calendar across all regions
  • Host, manage, and recruit for both virtual and in-person events, including informational sessions and large-scale trainings
  • Monitor and report on the progress of training activities, including tracking participation and evaluating impact
  • Travel 20-30% for in-person supporter trainings and events
Qualifications
  • Experience in volunteer management, public engagement, organizing, or similar field
  • Strong writing skills, with the ability to craft compelling and concise messages
  • Passion for meeting new people and engaging people in community change
  • Experienced speaker with ability to host informational and training sessions for varied audience sizes and demographics
  • Highly organized and able to manage multiple projects in a fast-paced environment 
  • Commitment to Sandy Hook Promise’s mission and goals   
  • Demonstrated commitment to integrating race, equity, diversity, and inclusion principles    
 Benefits and Salary Range 
The salary range for this position is $54,000-$64,000. (SHP follows a strict internal rubric to help guide salary placement and ensure equitable pay amongst new hires and current staff. New hires should expect to be brought on at the start of the range, except in extenuating circumstances.)
  • SHP also offers a competitive benefits package, including:
    • Unlimited PTO
    • Flexible schedules
    • Paid holidays and 10 days sick leave
    • Paid parental leave
    • Health, dental, and vision
    • Employer paid life insurance and short- and long-term disability
    • 401k match
    • Professional development stipend
    • Wellness & mental health support
    • Employer Paid Employee Assistance Program.
Our organization operates within a distributed workforce, allowing for location flexibility across the country for most positions. We provide remote office support for all staff, which includes a laptop, home office reimbursement, monthly wifi reimbursement up to $40 and monthly cell phone reimbursement up to $50.

Equal Opportunity Employment 
SHP is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We strive to be an employer of choice: where a diverse mix of talented people want to come and do their best work. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status, or any other protected characteristic. We are focused on promoting diversity, multiculturalism, and inclusion and believe deeply in having a workforce comprised of people of all beliefs and backgrounds who value the protection of children and seek to prevent gun violence and stop the tragic loss of life. Members of all under-represented groups are encouraged to apply. 
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