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- Deputy National Organizing Director, NY and DC, USA

Deputy National Organizing Director
Everytown for Gun Safety

USA – New York City and Washington DC

Description –

About The Organization

Everytown for Gun Safety and Moms Demand Action are changing the conversation around guns in America, from issue advocacy, to corporate campaigns, to our ballot and electoral work.  We are a young organization, at the ground level of building a long-term movement that will permanently change our country’s culture around guns. In this role, you will have the opportunity and the resources to collaboratively architect a national movement that will stop countless preventable deaths.

For movement-building warriors, this is a dream position.

About the Position:

The Deputy National Organizing Director (DNOD) is an experienced senior strategist who creates and oversees field and volunteer organizing campaigns, electoral work, ballot initiatives, work with impacted communities, and whatever work it will take to move states and eventually the federal government forward on gun violence prevention legislation. You will be an integral participant in creating and implementing a vision for organizing efforts that build our power for the long-term while winning short-term victories. The work in your region will include offensive and defensive state legislative efforts, education & corporate accountability campaigns, and electoral campaigns including supporting state legislative candidates and very likely a statewide ballot initiative.

In addition to work on your region, a significant part of your portfolio will be to manage national cross-departmental projects to increase our overall growth & power. We are a highly collaborative organization, and you will be working with peers who are leaders in state legislation, politics, law, cultural engagement, data, digital outreach, communications, research and engagement of gun violence survivors. Together, we will create an America that is free from everyday gun violence. Examples of past and current projects managed by DNODs are a national campaign against the expansion of Stand Your Ground legislation, developing a national volunteer leader training program, planning and executing a massive counter-protest at the annual NRA convention, and managing our organizational response to high-profile mass shootings.


  • In collaboration with multiple teams, create strategic organizing plans to accomplish organizational movement-building and campaign goals on national corporate, federal legislative, state legislative, ballot and other campaigns.
  • Develop strategies with digital team to translate large numbers of on-line activists into on-the-ground volunteers.
  • Manage cross-departmental projects effectively, and ensure effective collaboration on projects and campaigns with state legislative affairs, data, communications, digital and research teams.
  • Oversee and manage department staff, including regional Moms Demand Action Organizing Managers, in-state staff, and others to accomplish strategic organizing goals, engage our existing base of supporters and under-represented constituencies, such as communities of color and low-income communities.
  • Train and support our volunteer leaders and staff in skills necessary for their various roles; help plan and run trainings that will grow our base and improve our impact; create tools to augment and support our training plans.  Coordinate communication with volunteers on national issues and activities.
  • Act as a representative of Everytown for Gun Safety and Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America to partner organizations, elected officials, grassroots volunteers, and other stakeholders.


We provide extensive training in our organizing model, culture, structure and management philosophy, including sending all managers to The Management Center’s Managing for Change workshop. We are, however, seeking experienced managers & organizers who will hit the ground running.  Specifically, excellence in the following skills is essential:

  • Conceiving and building strategic plans to achieve specific outcomes, and overseeing full implementation and review
  • A deep understanding and leadership of movement building, organizing, and cultivating volunteer leadership on large scales.
  • Competency in the data and digital technologies that are integral to movement building at scale, including effective integration of offline and online organizing
  • Effectively managing a remote team of organizers who in turn are responsible for growing the volunteer leadership and political power in their respective states.
  • Engaging diverse audiences to build leadership and power in a racially, culturally, and geographically diverse range of communities.
  • Designing and performing trainings for long-term staff and volunteer development.
  • Working effectively with multiple departments that have their own expertise, focus and goals
  • Time-management and ability to triage multiple projects & priorities

We have found that the following work experience is highly correlated with the development of the above skills:

  • Seven or more years of experience in organizing campaigns or political work, including multi-state and/or national program experience with both planning and implementation.
  • At least 3-4 years of direct organizing experience in an issue advocacy or electoral setting, ideally both.
  • 3 – 4 years of management experience that includes a proven track record managing a team of at least 4-6 full-time employees to meet goals in an issue advocacy or electoral setting, including the whole gamut of team development: hiring, coaching, accountability, and retention.
  • A career where you’ve worked within more than one philosophy / model / approach to organizing / theory of change.


We are seeking leaders in our field, and compensate staff accordingly. In addition to a very competitive salary, Everytown for Gun Safety offers a fantastic benefits package.

Please note: we verify information provided in the application process, including education.

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.

To Apply

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here https://everytown.org/job/?gh_jid=697038
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Posted on 16 June 2017
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