School Outreach Coordinator - Northern California

Job Type

Full Time




San Francisco
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 we are expanding quickly in the state of California. We are looking for a face-paced, solution and detail-oriented individual to lead our school outreach, recruitment, and training efforts in the Northern California Region.


The School Outreach Coordinator (SOC) is dedicated to implementing and sustaining our Know the Signs (KTS) programs within Northern California. This requires tenacious selling-in and follow-up to existing school districts, managing logistics and scheduling programs, identifying and supporting an “adult champion” and youth club within each school, cultivating current and new relationships over time, and tracking/reporting on all implementation, sustainability and impact metrics in the region. The SOC reports to the California Region Manager. This position requires traveling to schools and school districts, working from office space provided by partnering school districts, including San Francisco Unified School District, and the ability to work from a “mobile office”. 50% travel and frequent overnights is expected and required.


Primary Responsibilities

  • Implement KTS programs within current and new districts and manage implementation/self-led within assigned area, including coordinating Promise Presenters, logistics and training/in-school materials
  • Re-engage lagged districts who have trained in KTS Programs in the past
  • Ensure 100% of SOC supported schools have an existing or SAVE student club
  • Build and maintain relationships with new and existing SAVE Promise Clubs to ask them to sustain our work over time
  • Build and maintain proactive and positive working relationships with key school district leadership and personnel
  • Provide SAVE Promise Clubs with the tools, training, support and follow-up needed to sustain KTS Programs, meet with adult champions and clubs
  • Manage school outreach and obtain commitments for CTA Weeks
  • Support CTA weeks and schools signing 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 3-5 years, working on a field/electoral organizing, community organizing, grassroots advocacy, program implementation effort or campaign
  • 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
  • Has proven project management experience—has had to manage multiple moving parts, deliverables all at once
  • Logistical know-how (experience advancing an event or training) and understands turnout
  • Has demonstrated experience building and sustaining relationships
  • Has effectively utilized technology, tracking methods/tools for ongoing management of progress and relationships. Must be proficient in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, Word) and unafraid to learn new systems, including a CRM
  • Experience working from a “mobile office”

Core Qualities

  • Can understand the big picture while being able to execute in the day-to-day
  • Must be comfortable and proficient in public speaking and making presentations with an ability to stay on message
  • Impeccable follow-thru and follow-up
  • Understands the tenants of effective outreach, turnout, and engagement
  • 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, volunteers/promise presenters/surrogates
  • Strong self-starter who is comfortable working remotely 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


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.