Details: $200 for first presentation in a day, $50 per presentations after initial presentation in one day (ie: $350 for 4 presentations in one day)
Sandy Hook Promise is recruiting a limited number of “Promise Presenters” to expand our program delivery in Massachusetts.
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 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 www.sandyhookpromise.org.
Promise Presenters are responsible for providing Sandy Hook Promise (SHP) programs, Say Something, and Start With Hello in accordance with the approved SHP curriculum and SHP’s mission.
- Say Something: Trains and empowers Middle and High School students on how to look for warning signs, signals and threats – especially in social media, act immediately and take it seriously, and say something to a trusted adult.
- Start With Hello: Trains and empowers Middle and High School students on how to recognize social isolation within their classroom and school, reach out and help, and start with hello.
The initial presentations for both programs are between 25-50 minutes in length and can be presented in a classroom or school assembly setting. For more information about Sandy Hook Promise’s Say Something and Start With Hello programs, please visit: www.sandyhookpromise.org/prevention_programs.
Sandy Hook Promise Presenters are required to deliver a minimum of 5 presentations per year and report to the Sandy Hook Promise National Training Manager. The majority of the program requests takes place during the school day (Monday-Friday, 7:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.), with occasional evening or weekend presentation requests. Sandy Hook Promise Presenters are classified as contract employees and paid $200 for the initial presentation delivered. This includes drive time/prep time/set up and delivery. SHP will pay $50 for each subsequent presentation delivered in the same school on the same day at Sandy Hook Promise’s request. All promise presenters must pass a background check in accordance with SHP and the Massachusetts Public School policy. Additionally , Sandy Hook Promise requires all Promise Presenters to deliver one presentation for free each year.
- Deliver Say Something and Start with Hello programs as assigned by the National Training Manager
- Represent Sandy Hook Promise, our mission and our approach to preventing gun violence (and all violence) while delivering programs and interacting with partners and program participants.
- Coordinate/communicate proactively with the National Training Manager and others in the SHP team regarding training logistics, assignments, feedback and support needs.
- Complete post-program activities including, but not limited to:
- Providing the National Training Manager with a summary of the program delivered
- Compiling and sending evaluations or other documents as needed
- Forwarding invoices within 10 days in accordance with SHP policy
- Engage in Sandy Hook Promise Presenter support activities such as observations by SHP staff, webinars, emails communications and in-person meetings.
- Adherence to SHP’s Promise Presenter policies.
- Participate and undergo at least one formal evaluation with a SHP staff member per calendar year with positive results.
- Complete the SHP Promise Presenter Certification and Training Program with satisfactory results, including :
- Independent review and preparation in advance of the in-person (approximately 12 hours total).
- Full attendance and participation in a full day 2-day intensive in-person training. The 2-day intensive training will include learning the Say Something and Start With Hello curriculum; understanding SHP’s approach and mission; best practices in public speaking and engaging youth audiences; and practice presenting, receiving and giving feedback among Promise Presenter peers and SHP staff.
- The 2-day intensive in-person trainings take place in Massachusetts on October 18-19 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Accepted applicants must be available to attend both days of the in-person training in order to be considered.
- Independent practice and review, including Skype and video practice presentations and feedback with a skilled SHP Promise Presenter or SHP staff member, before and after the in-person training.
- Personable, engaging, approachable, responsive, organized, flexible, professional and accessible
- Comfort and familiarity with public speaking and presenting to youth grades 6-12 in both classroom/small group and auditorium/large group settings
- Must be able to demonstrate you can engage a youth audience
- Deep commitment to young people, violence prevention and agreement with Sandy Hook Promise’s mission and approach
- Familiarity or experience with violence prevention, behavioral health and mental health/wellness
- Bi-lingual (English/Spanish), preferred but not required
- Available to deliver programs during school hours (7:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.) and to deliver a minimum of five presentations/year
- Successful completion of the Sandy Hook Promise Presenter preparation course, including participation in the entire 2-day in-person training sessions
- Must pass a background check in accordance with the Massachusetts Public Schools and Sandy Hook Promise’s policies
- Applicants reflecting the diverse student body of Massachusetts Public Schools strongly encouraged to apply
Sandy Hook Promise Presenters are classified as contract employees and paid $200 for the initial presentation delivered. This includes drive time/prep time/set up and delivery. SHP will pay $50 for each subsequent presentation delivered in the same school on the same day at Sandy Hook Promise’s request. All promise presenters must pass a background check in accordance with SHP and the Massachusetts Public School policy. Additionally , Sandy Hook Promise requires all Promise Presenters to deliver one presentation for free each year.
Minimum Education Required
How To Apply
Applications are due by October 5th, 2018. All applications must be completed online at http://sandyhookpromise.org/presenterapplication. Please review the application in advance, as the application will require you to submit a reference and a 1099 at the time of your application. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. For questions, email Andre Elliott, SHP National Training Manager at email@example.com. No phone calls please.
Promise Presenter Details/Timelines:
- October 5, 2018: Applications due
- October 1-12, 2018: Interviews take place (interviews will take place on a rolling basis)
- October 12: Notification of acceptance as a Promise Presenters sent
- October 8 – 17, 2018: Massachusetts independent review and prep for in-person, 2 day intensive training
- October 18 – 19, 2018; Two, all-day in-person intensive training takes place in Massachusetts (mandatory)
- October 20 – November 16, 2018: Independent review, practice. Skype practice sessions with SHP. Applicants accepted into the Promise Presenter program will be expected to pass a written exam and present an assigned portion of the curriculum. Further details will be provided upon acceptance into the program. Acceptance into the program does not guarantee certification as a Promise Presenter.