Everytown for Gun Safety is changing the conversation around gun violence in America. From issue advocacy, to corporate social responsibility, to our ballot and electoral campaigns, we're building a robust counterweight to the gun lobby. And we're winning.
The Everytown Survivor Network is seeking an experienced social services professional to lead our effort to build a bigger and more powerful movement that supports individuals and families who have been directly impacted by gun violence.
The Everytown Survivor Network brings together Americans who have been personally affected to fight for solutions to reduce the gun violence that kills 93 Americans and injures hundreds more everyday. At the core of Everytown's work with survivors is a commitment to connect survivors to each other to build communities of support across the country.
The Everytown Survivor Network Program Manager will (1) strengthen Network leadership programs (2) build partnerships with organizations that provide direct services, and (3) manage trauma-informed training programs. The Program Manager will empower individuals who have been personally impacted by gun violence to become leaders and advocates in the gun violence prevention movement. He or she will also play a pivotal role in building trauma-informed resources to support the needs of gun violence survivors, including development of partnerships with external organizations that offer information, services, and support focused on the unique ongoing needs of this community.
The Program Manager will train staff and volunteers across the country on best practices for outreach and engagement with survivors in their local communities. The Program Manager will develop a trauma-informed in-person and remote training program for new volunteers and will develop protocols and practices for supporting the ongoing work of existing volunteers.
We’re looking for someone who has the ability to work with sensitive populations, particularly those who have experienced trauma, and is vision oriented with a track record of success working in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.
- Develop and implement trauma-informed practices for supporting and managing the work of volunteers to help empower survivors to become leaders and advocates at both the national and the state level in the gun violence prevention movement.
- Assess the education and support needs of the gun violence survivor community and (1) explore, build, and maintain partnerships with external organizations to offer referrals around information, services, and support to survivors and (2) develop and execute a plan to create supportive materials to educate survivors about trauma, grief, and healing.
- Review and assess Network leadership programs and provide recommendations for building trauma-informed leadership programs that facilitate outreach to survivors, peer-to-peer support, and engagement in national and state gun violence prevention advocacy work.
- Develop online social media tools and resources to facilitate survivor peer support by connecting survivors with each other and sharing information about issues of collective concern, including trauma, grief, healing, and other forms of support.
- Develop and deliver trauma-informed remote and in-person training programs and other materials to support volunteer leaders across the country who work on survivor outreach and engagement.
- Train organization staff and field volunteers on best practices of working directly with individuals who have experienced trauma and managing volunteers working with populations that have experienced trauma.