Job Opportunities

The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence (CSGV), and its sister organization, the Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence (EFSGV), are among the nation’s oldest gun violence prevention organizations. Through policy development, research translation, advocacy, community engagement, and effective training, we pursue evidence-based solutions to reduce gun death and injury in all its forms. 


Organization Policies:

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. 

Director of Federal Affairs

The ideal candidate is a self-starter who thrives in a small team setting and can adapt to a variety of responsibilities. CSGV/EFSGV is seeking a Director of Federal Affairs to create and develop an integrated government relations strategy on evidence-informed policies to reduce gun violence. The candidate will be responsible for gun violence prevention policy development and advocacy before the US Congress and key federal agencies.   

RESPONSIBILITIES

The Director of Federal Affairs will work closely with the Policy and Programming team. Specifically, the Director of Federal Affairs will:

  • Develop and execute an impactful and comprehensive government relations strategy at the federal level, including through engagement with, legislative and executive branch, as well as third party stakeholders, including academic partners
  • Directly lobby Congressional members, staff, and federal agencies;
  • Cultivate and maintain relationships with Members of Congress and their staff that will distinguish CSGV as a leader in the gun violence prevention space while proactively advancing CSGV’s goals 
  • Draft official written material: testimony. fact sheets, memos, reports, letters, talking points, etc. 
  • Prepare and organize materials and research prior to engagement;
  • Align relevant communications strategy with policy strategy;
  • Effectively represent CSGV and Ed Fund’s vision for gun violence prevention to the broader political and policy community, in the media, and in public (conferences and other forums);
  • Work effectively within formal and informal gun violence prevention coalitions, and otherwise develop contacts, to advance areas of common interest 
  • Ensures compliance with all Federal LDA requirements including lobby registration, reporting, and documentation

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Advanced Degree in a related field (eg. J.D., MPH, MPP) or comparable work experience; 
  • Minimum 3-5 years of experience developing, advocating for, and implementing federal policy policy;
  • A strong understanding of the federal government and public health policy issues based on engagement with legislative/executive branches;
  • Excellent verbal and writing skills;
  • A strong desire to make change in the nation’s gun violence prevention policy.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience with gun violence prevention policy;
  • Ability to engage with a diverse set of stakeholders in a wide array of platforms (eg. virtual and in-person meetings);
  • Diplomacy and leadership skills;
  • Ability to work independently; 
  • Strong attention to detail; and 
  • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite and Google Workspace.

The starting salary for this position is $80,000.

APPLICATION PROCESS

All applicants should email their resume and a cover letter to recruitment@csgv.org with the subject line Director of Federal of Affairs.