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Everytown is a movement of Americans working together to end gun violence and build safer communities. Gun violence touches every town in America. For too long, change has been thwarted by the Washington gun lobby and by leaders who refuse to take common-sense steps that will save lives.
But something is changing. More than 4 million mayors, moms, cops, teachers, survivors, gun owners, and everyday Americans have come together to make their own communities safer. Together, we are fighting for the changes that we know will save lives. Everytown starts with you, and it starts in your town.
In the aftermath of the Parkland tragedy, leading American companies and nationally recognized brands have taken up the issue of gun safety. Several businesses have cut ties with the NRA and its agenda. Even businesses directly involved in the broader gun industry ecosystem – including retail sellers of firearms, banks that lend to firearms manufacturers and dealers, and asset managers that hold stock in publicly traded gun manufacturers – have begun to reassess their relationships and are requiring responsible practices as a condition of doing business.
Leveraging its expertise in gun violence prevention policy, Everytown is significantly expanding its work advising businesses seeking to take on a more prominent role in the movement to end gun violence, and is currently seeking a full-time Director of Corporate Initiatives to help craft and execute a strategic plan to engage American business leaders, their brands, and their employees in our work.
In this role you will:
- Develop and execute a cohesive corporate strategy to grow the list of companies willing to engage publicly in the debate over gun safety and providing them with substantive recommendations for how they can leverage their power and influence with their customers, their employees, and policymakers to help encourage the adoption of commonsense gun safety measures.
- Identify potential policy changes that industries such as financial services companies (banks, credit card companies and investors), retailers, distributors, and manufacturers can make to encourage voluntary adoption of gun safety policies and other actions to keep weapons that pose a significant public safety risk out of the hands of people who should not have them.
- Work with Everytown’s policy, communications and grassroots outreach teams to create campaigns to pressure companies with ties to the gun lobby to sever those connections while publicly supporting companies that have taken a public stand in favor of gun safety.
- Develop a plan for the management and growth of Everytown Business Leaders for Gun Safety comprised of prominent business leaders from a diverse subset of industries.
- Track and manage corporate interactions and engagement activities and regularly report new developments.
- Work with Everytown’s Research team and economic analysts to assess the economic impact of gun violence on businesses, their employees, and their customers in communities impacted by gun violence, as well as the financial benefits to companies that have spoken out or adopted policies to keep Americans safe from gun violence.
- Establish relationships with Employee Resource Groups and other affinity networks within sectors and individual companies, then work with our State & Federal Policy and Grassroots teams to identity opportunities for supportive employees to get involved in Everytown’s work via remote phone-banks, rallies, lobby days or other state and local events.
- Identify (in collaboration with Everytown’s Development and Culture teams,) potential financial partnerships with companies that are interested in providing corporate grants, sponsorships or personal major gifts to Everytown, its partners or national projects we engage on.
You’ll need to have:
- Minimum of 5 years' experience working on Corporate Social Responsibility issues or government relations for a medium to large size corporation
-Deep understanding of economic and consumer data, including earnings reports, market research, and publicly available shareholder analysis required.
-3 + years' experience working on internal corporate communications such as Board presentations, shareholder briefings, or corporate foundation reports a plus.
-Experience working with Employee Resource Groups on external issue advocacy, partnership or community service campaigns a plus.
Equal Employment Opportunities:
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.
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.
Minimum Education Required