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Community Organizer- VA

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Coalition to Stop Gun Violence | Washington, DC
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The Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence (the “Ed Fund”) and its affiliate organization, the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence (the “CSGV”), develop and advocate for evidence-based solutions to reduce gun violence in all its forms. Through our Engaging Impacted Communities program, we engage impacted communities – specifically communities of color – in our effort to reduce death or injury by firearms In Virginia, we staff and support the Virginia Action Network, our statewide network of community partners who work to tackle the structural barriers at the root of violence and the unregulated access to firearms that facilitates lethal violence.

CSGV has engaged Jumpstart:HR, LLC to partner on the recruiting and onboarding efforts for this position.

The community organizer will work within our Engaging Impacted Communities program to cultivate relationships and assist community-based organizations and individuals build or strengthen their capacity to reduce gun violence in communities of color. The community organizer will coordinate the logistics of the Virginia Action Network, facilitate workshops for community partners and organizations in Virginia in partnership with the Engaging Impacted Communities team. This role will also serve as a liaison between our Virginia State Director and community members to ensure that communities of color are part of the policymaking process in Virginia.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Seek, build, and cultivate relationships with partners that serve communities of color impacted by gun violence;
  • In coordination with our Virginia State Director, work to ensure engagement of community; partners in the policymaking process and legislative advocacy efforts;
  • Build relationships and partnerships with organizations and state agencies involved in violence; prevention and facilitate coordination between these stakeholders and the community members in our network;
  • In conjunction with the Engaging Impacted Communities team, develop skill-building workshops, community meetings, summits, conferences, and other special events, such as our Annual Day of Advocacy;
  • Assist with the ongoing network evaluation process of the Virginia Action Network;
  • Draft external and internal communication for Virginia Action Network;
  • Partner with Engaging Impacted Communities, Policy, Communications and Development teams as needed to ensure most impacted communities are centered and highlighted when possible; Represent the VAN at conferences, meetings, and events as needed;

Candidates should be self-motivated, creative, detail-oriented, reliable, and be able to engage with diverse stakeholders. Also, candidates should have policy, organizing, and advocacy experience and preferably experience working with Virginia communities and government stakeholders. Lastly, this candidate should have strong written and oral communication skills and must be open to diverse perspectives present within the gun violence prevention movement.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence and the Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence are Equal Opportunity/Reasonable Accommodation Employers. Except where otherwise provided by law, there will be no discrimination because of color, race, religion, national origin, political affiliation, marital status, disability (physical or mental), age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as a parent, membership or non-membership in an employee organization, on the basis of personal favoritism, or any other non-merit factor.

REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS

The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence and the Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify Jumpstart:HR, LLC. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

The Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence (the “Ed Fund”) and its affiliate organization, the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence (the “CSGV”), develop and advocate for evidence-based solutions to reduce gun violence in all its forms. Through our…

Details at a glance

  • Remote Possible
  • Part Time Schedule

How to Apply

Please send full resume and cover letter to tplummer@jumpstart-hr.com

Please send full resume and cover letter to tplummer@jumpstart-hr.com

Location

805 15th Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20005

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