Field Associate

Job Type

Part Time




Details: Commensurate with experience.



Start Date


Application Deadline



13 Church Hill Road
United States


About Sandy Hook Promise

Sandy Hook Promise (SHP) is a national, nonprofit organization based in Newtown, Connecticut. We are led by several family members whose loved ones were killed in the tragic mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School on December 14, 2012 that claimed the lives of 20 first-graders and 6 educators. SHP is focused on preventing gun violence (and other forms of violence and victimization) BEFORE it happens by educating and mobilizing youth and adults on mental health and wellness programs that identify, intervene and help at-risk individuals. SHP is a moderate, above-the-politics organization that supports sensible non-policy and policy solutions that protect children and prevent gun violence. Our intent is to honor all victims of gun violence by turning our tragedy into a moment of transformation. For more information, visit

Position Summary

Our organization has experienced tremendous growth since its inception five years ago. Within the last three years, we have trained over 3.5 million youth and adults in all 50 states in our four, no-cost, Know the Signs (KTS) Programs. We are looking for a part-time (20 – 25 hours), fast-paced, system and detail-oriented individual who is comfortable with technology and systems to support our program implementation and sustainability efforts to schools and school districts across the country.

The Field Associate is dedicated to implementing and sustaining our Know the Signs (KTS) programs within our non-Top 25 States. This position requires tenacious follow-up and support to schools and school districts who reach out to SHP and express interest in our KTS Programs, moving interested schools to implementation and sustainability. The position will make frequent contact with schools (phone, email, webinar) to assure interested schools implement our KTS programs, report back to SHP and sustain our KTS programs by registering as a SAVE Promise Club. The Field Associate will also track/report on all implementation, sustainability and impact metrics for the non-Top 25 states. The Field Associate reports to the National School Outreach Coordinator. SHP offers a competitive salary based on experience, benefits, paid holidays and vacation.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Respond to schools/school districts in SHP’s non-top 25 States that reach out to SHP via verbal and electronic requests
  • Move interested schools into implementation and sustainability, with the goal of successfully recruiting 30% of all requests to implementation
  • Collect report-backs and manage all tracking/metrics
  • Ensure 100% of all schools/school districts implementing KTS programs register as a SAVE Promise Club
  • Build and maintain relationships with new and existing SAVE Promise Clubs with the goal of sustaining our programs over time
  • Scan Promise Leader Facebook and other SHP tools to identify schools self-leading our KTS programs and pro-actively following up with them to report back
  • Manage school outreach and support Call To Action (CTA) weeks within the non-Top 25 states, including recruiting participating CTA schools to register as SAVE Promise Clubs

Required Skills and Experience

  • Unafraid of using the phone and making frequent contact with schools
  • Past experience in customer service or service related field, demonstrated experience building and sustaining relationships
  • Highly proficient in technology and systems management – demonstrates proficiency in database management, email merge, Outlook, excel and CRM systems
  • Has proven experience making an ask in order to mobilize or build/grow/expand support for a cause or effort through proactive outreach and follow-up
  • Highly detail oriented, can manage multiple moving parts, deliverables all at once
  • Demonstrated ability to create, implement and sustain systems

Core Qualities

  • Can understand the big picture while being able to execute in the day-to-day
  • Impeccable follow-thru and follow-up
  • Highly organized, able to keep track of relationships, outreach, key deliverables, and progress
  • Technology proficient, unafraid, and agreeable to utilizing internal systems/tools
  • Resourceful and a problem-solver who believes “if there’s a will, there’s a way”
  • Brings a sense of urgency with a focus on getting to a “yes”
  • Diplomatic, able to effectively work with educators and administrators, volunteers/promise presenters/
  • Strong self-starter who is comfortable and able to remain highly productive with minimal supervision
  • Strong team player—leans on the talent of the team, steps up to help the team as needed, knows when to pull in manager, accessible and highly responsive to colleagues and stakeholders, embraces multiple methods of communication, does not require multiple reminders to complete work or accountabilities
  • Believes in “mission over me”
  • Good self-awareness, knows themselves, takes feedback well, is okay saying no, and asks for help when overwhelmed or uncertain
  • Embraces and values diversity of all kinds, does not shy away from it, is open to conversations about racism and equity, and is comfortable working cross-culturally and cross-community

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

High School

How To Apply

Please send resume and cover letter with salary requirements to Position open until filled, however, applications will be reviewed on a first come, first serve basis.