Executive Director

Fund for a Safer Future

About the organization

Fund for a Safer Future (FSF or the Fund), a national donor collaborative with a vision of a country where everyone is safe from gun violence.


Strong candidates will bring experience and leadership in gun violence prevention and/or a related social justice field and demonstrate comprehensive knowledge of the integration of philanthropy, civic engagement, and policy reform, with experience in managing these relationships effectively. They will be responsible for all fundraising, including recruiting new donor members and retention of existing members, in partnership with the FSF executive committee. Reporting to the President of the New Venture Fund, the ED will manage all aspects of the Fund’s grantmaking, and ensure proactive and coordinated communications to members, the field, and the public.


While no one candidate will embody all the qualifications enumerated below, the ideal candidate will possess many of the following professional and personal abilities, attributes, and experiences:
• Passion for gun violence prevention and experience working in a related social justice and/or public health field.
• Experience managing collaborative initiatives and innovative programs that advance shared values and goals; vision to drive an idea from concept to reality and commitment to developing timely, responsive, and field-relevant programs and initiatives.
• Highly relational with capacity to develop effective, engaging messages for diverse audiences in context.
• Exceptional writing skills to convey key messages, interpretations, and action steps accurately, clearly, succinctly, and quickly to ensure respectful engagement.
• Five years or more experience in leadership position and/or deep expertise in a related field, with progressively greater responsibilities.
• Experience driving fundraising and effectively engaging donors to build and sustain movements.
• Demonstrated effectiveness as a convener, facilitator, and collaborator, including professionally managing sensitive topics and information.
• Bachelor’s degree. An advanced degree in a relevant field is preferred.


$130,000 to $150,000

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