Region Manager - California

Job Type

Full Time




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 Programs and are expanding quickly in California. We are looking for a highly organized, tenacious, progress-oriented leader that is excited to grow with us by managing our program expansion efforts throughout the state. The ideal candidate for this position is very strategic, yet highly operational to ensure the job gets done.


The Region Manager (RM) sells-in to new school districts and leads a team of School Outreach Coordinators (SOC) charged with the implementation and sustainability of our Know the Signs (KTS) programs in school districts within an at-large or assigned region. The RM is also responsible for overseeing the strategic vision of our growth in California and tracking/reporting on all implementation, sustainability and impact metrics. The RM reports into the Region Director. This position requires 50% travel and frequent overnights and should expect to work from office space provided by multiple partnering school districts and from a “mobile office”.


Primary Responsibilities

  • Lead and manage KTS program delivery and sustainability through the SOC’s
  • Manage overall strategy and growth of statewide efforts (i.e. set goals, region strategy, determine where are we now, where do we want to go deeper or expand, resource needs, etc., and track metrics.)
  • Manage and develop the SOCs, ensuring they reach or exceed set goals
  • Seek out strategic statewide partnerships and maintain those partnerships over time
  • Ensure 100% of SOC supported schools have an existing or SAVE student club
  • Build and maintain relationships with school districts, at senior levels, in key areas
  • Develop new leads and sell in Know the Signs programs into new school districts in the state
  • Coordinate cross-functionally with Training Manager, SS-ARS Program Officer, Student Club Manager, and School Partnership Director
  • Support CTA weeks and staff signing schools up for CTA Weeks
  • Build and maintain relationships with local partners and district leads; attend local events to build SHP and KTS awareness
  • Manage all tracking/metrics


Required Skills and Experience

  • Demonstrated experience, ideally 5-7 years, managing regional or statewide efforts (i.e. field/electoral organizing, community organizing, grassroots advocacy, program implementation efforts or campaigns)
  • Experienced manager—in above role(s), has led and coached staff to successfully reach their goals
  • Has developed and executed successful workplans/organizing/campaign plans
  • Has proven experience growing/building/expanding support for a cause or effort through proactive outreach and follow-up
  • Experience in sales
  • Has effectively utilized tracking methods/tools for ongoing management of progress and relationships
  • Demonstrated ability to work remotely and report in through a remote structure

Core Qualities

  • A big picture thinker who can track the details across multiple districts or states
  • Strong communications and “sales” skills—can tell a compelling story about SHP’s work in both written and verbal forms; Must be comfortable and proficient in public speaking and making presentations with an ability to stay on message and facilitate conversations towards actions
  • Effective coach and motivator of staff—someone people want to work with, and for
  • 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. Must be proficient in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Excel, Word and PowerPoint) and open to learning new systems, such as a CRM
  • 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, volunteers/promise presenters/surrogates
  • Strong self-starter who is comfortable working remotely and able to remain highly productive with minimal supervision
  • Manage competing projects and priorities
  • 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

People of color, LGBTQ individuals, women, and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.



SHP offers a competitive salary based on experience, benefits, paid holidays and vacation.

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply

Please send resume, cover letter and salary requirements to Dana Montgomery: Applications will be reviewed immediately and the position will be open until filled. No phone calls please.