Region Manager - Northeast U.S.

Job Type

Full Time





Start Date


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PO Box 3489
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 six educators. SHP is focused on preventing gun violence and other forms of violence and victimization before they happen 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.

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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 throughout the Northeast Region of the U.S. We are looking for a highly organized, tenacious, progress-oriented leader that is excited to grow with us by managing our program expansion efforts in three to six states throughout the Region (to start: Massachusetts, Connecticut, and New Jersey). The ideal candidate for this position can think big-picture and long-term, while also bringing the operational skills and experience 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 assigned geography. The RM is also responsible for overseeing the strategic vision for growth in the NE Region and tracking/reporting on all implementation, sustainability and impact metrics. The RM reports into the Region Director. This position typically requires at least 50% travel and frequent overnights, which means that the work environment includes office space provided by partnering school districts and a home or mobile office. SHP offers a competitive salary based on experience, as well as a full suite of benefits, including medical, dental and vision insurance as well as paid holidays and vacation. Home location for this role is flexible, but must be in the Northeast U.S.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Lead and manage "Known the Signs" program delivery and sustainability through the SOCs
  • Manage overall Region-wide efforts, including establishment of region goals and strategy, determining current status and future objectives, identifying potential resource needs and tracking key metrics
  • Manage and develop the SOCs, ensuring they reach or exceed set goals
  • Seek out, maintain and build strategic statewide partnerships
  • Ensure 100% of SOC-supported schools have an existing or SAVE student club
  • Build and maintain relationships with school districts, at levels of influence, 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

  • Five or more years’ experience managing regional or statewide efforts (e.g. field, electoral or community organizing, grassroots advocacy, program implementation efforts or campaigns)
  • Experience leading, coaching and developing staff to successfully reach their goals
  • Proven experience developing and executing successful workplans/organizing/campaign plans
  • Demonstrated ability to grow, build and expand support for a cause or effort through proactive outreach and follow-up
  • Data skills and metrics orientation, with demonstrated ability tracking and reporting impact using tools and technology
  • Demonstrated ability to work remotely and develop productive working relationships up, down and across the organization through a remote structure
  • Strong communications and “sales” skills including proficiency in public speaking and making presentations with an ability to stay on message and facilitate conversations towards actions
  • Highly organized, able to keep track of relationships, outreach, key deliverables, and progress
  • Strong proficiency in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Excel, Word and PowerPoint) and willingness to learning new systems, including a CRM tool such as
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills required to build mutually-productive relationships with educators, volunteers, Promise Presenters and other key stakeholders
  • Self-motivation and strong work ethic, with ability to work remotely and remain highly productive with minimal in-person supervision
  • Experience, ability and willingness to embrace and value diversity of all kinds; comfort participating in conversations about racism and equity, and working cross-culturally and cross-community

SHP proudly provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

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Level of Language Proficiency

English (fluent)

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

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