End Gun Violence Organizer
About the organization
CeaseFirePA, Pennsylyvania's leading state-based gun violence prevention organization, is accepting applications for an End Gun Violence Organizer to be based in the Harrisburg or Lehigh Valley, PA areas. Our new Organizer will help to build a core of volunteers, engage allies in this work, and advocate for life-saving policy solutions with local decision-makers.
About the job:
As the End Gun Violence Organizer, you will grow a local movement to pressure and hold accountable decision-makers for this ongoing public health crisis. You are giving people the opportunity to take action on an issue which is concerning to so many, empowering them to put their beliefs into action. Specifically, your responsibilities will include:
● Expanding grassroots support and developing volunteer leaders: You will educate supporters on the local impacts of gun violence and policy solutions, motivating them to take action. You will build a core of volunteers ready to organize their community, write letters to the editor, lobby elected officials, and more.
● Building and strengthening partnerships: You will forge relationships with faith leaders, medical professionals, teachers, anti-violence leaders, community activists, and law enforcement to grow our coalition of committed partners advocating for life-saving gun laws.
● Changing the narrative on gun violence: You will help bring local acts of gun violence to policy conversations, helping to educate the public and decision-makers. You will raise the voices of survivors, bringing their stories to the media, the community, and even Harrisburg.
● Advocating for policy solutions with decision-makers: Together with allies and volunteers, you will organize protests, town halls, marches, and other engagement events to pressure decision-makers into acting. You will bring these volunteers and allies
What we’re looking for in you:
You have at least one year of experience in grassroots organizing, advocacy, community outreach, or related work in a nonprofit setting. Experience in an advocacy environment is ideal.
You have experience reaching out to and building close relationships with volunteers and allies. You are comfortable and excited reaching out to potential allies and supporters, spending time on phone and video calls to recruit them to events and actions.
You have strong public speaking skills that can motivate, persuade, and mobilize Pennsylvanians to get involved.
You are good with details, thinking through the steps to plan everything from a big event to a successful training for volunteers.
You are a self-starter who enjoys implementing new projects and who is also excited to work on a team.
You can communicate and interact effectively with people from different cultures and lived experiences.
You are passionate about working for social justice and a better world.
You have good connections and/ or knowledge of the landscape in either the Harrisburg or Lehigh Valley PA areas;
$40,000 - $45,000
Contact email: [email protected]
Equal Opportunity Employment
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