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GIFFORDS: Coalition Manager

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United States · Remote
Posted on Saturday, May 18, 2024

GIFFORDS: Coalition Manager




$60,000-$75,000 / Yearly





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Submit your resume and a cover letter (400 words maximum) that explains your interest in the field of CVI and any relevant experience.

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**Title**: GIFFORDS Center for Violence Intervention - Coalition Manager
**Reports to: **GIFFORDS Center for Violence Intervention** **Policy Director
**Direct reports: **none
**Hours:** Full-time, exempt
**Location:** Remote within the contiguous US

Led by former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, GIFFORDS is a nonprofit organization whose team is on a mission to save lives from gun violence. GIFFORDS is proud to be an equal-opportunity employer committed to creating an environment that celebrates diversity, equity, and inclusion. People of color, trans individuals, gender non-conforming individuals, women, people with differing abilities, and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.
GIFFORDS seeks a Coalition Manager to spearhead our efforts to unify and strengthen organizations in multiple states committed to community violence intervention. This role is pivotal in advocating for policies that support the mission of community violence intervention organizations, facilitating collaboration, and mobilizing a diverse network of members for statewide initiatives. The ideal candidate is a passionate advocate with a talent for organizing, strategic planning, network building, and mobilization to drive our advocacy efforts and support the coalition’s objectives.

**About GIFFORDS Center for Violence Intervention**
While the national conversation about gun violence often revolves around horrific incidents of mass shootings, one of the largest drivers of this crisis is daily shootings on our city streets that too often fail to make national headlines. This form of gun violence disproportionately impacts communities of color: Black and Hispanic Americans account for more than three-quarters of the nearly 18,000 gun homicide victims each year. For young Black men, homicide is the leading cause of death. This is simply unacceptable--and we know that change is possible.
In 2016, GIFFORDS launched our Center for Violence Intervention with the mission of identifying and lifting up the nation’s most promising solutions to the crisis of daily gun violence. We’ve partnered with the country’s leading practitioners and advocates to inform their work and, together, have advocated for local, state, and federal policymakers to invest more in community-based violence reduction strategies.
This is a full-time position based in the contiguous United States. This position requires the ability and willingness to travel up to 20% - 40% of the time, as well as interest and ability in staffing occasional weekend and evening events. GIFFORDS employees are required to be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus with limited exemptions as required by federal and state law. If based within commuting distance of our offices (San Francisco, New York, or DC, this position will be expected to work in a hybrid model.
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Due to the high volume of applicants, no phone calls or emails, please.

**Duties + Responsibilities:**

- Policy and Advocacy: Lead state-level advocacy efforts to support policies that empower local, community-based CVI organizations. Develop and implement strategic advocacy plans, including policy analysis, legislative tracking, and mobilizing support for critical issues.
- Capacity Building: Actively work to expand the state CVI coalitions by identifying and engaging potential new members, including community organizations, advocacy groups, and other stakeholders committed to violence prevention and intervention.
- Partnership Development: To advance the coalition's objectives, cultivate and maintain strong relationships with a broad range of stakeholders, including community leaders, government officials, and partner organizations.
- Meeting and Event Coordination: Organize and host meetings, workshops, and events that foster collaboration and knowledge sharing among coalition members. Ensure these gatherings are productive and align with our strategic goals.
- Mobilization: Develop and implement strategies to mobilize coalition members and supporters statewide for initiatives, campaigns, and advocacy efforts. This includes coordinating with community leaders, organizing grassroots campaigns, and leveraging social media and other communication platforms to maximize engagement.
- Reporting and Documentation: Prepare comprehensive reports on coalition activities, progress towards goals, and the impact of advocacy efforts. Ensure timely communication of achievements and challenges to senior management and coalition members.
- Coordinating technical assistance: Provide targeted guidance, resources, and expertise to help officials design, deploy, and refine strategies that effectively address community violence. Facilitate access to best practices, innovative tools, and data-driven insights that will empower state officials to build and sustain comprehensive violence intervention programs that are deeply informed by frontline practitioner perspectives.

**Required knowledge, skills + experience**
- Minimum of 3-5 years of experience in policy advocacy, coalition building, or community organizing, preferably within the field of violence prevention or intervention.
- Demonstrated success in developing and implementing advocacy strategies and campaigns.
- Strong organizational skills and the ability to coordinate complex projects and events.
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to engage and mobilize diverse groups and individuals.
- Knowledge of legislative processes and experience working on policy issues at the state level. Knowledge of dynamics within our priority states in the region is preferred.
- Commitment to the mission of violence prevention and community intervention.
- Support Giffords’ internal inclusion, diversity, equity, and anti-racism (IDEA) work.
**Valued non-essential knowledge, skills, + experience**
- An advanced degree in a relevant field, such as public policy, social work, public administration, or a related field
- Familiarity with Community Violence Intervention (CVI) strategies and government operations to provide technical assistance to local and state offices of gun violence prevention and similar agencies on an as-needed basis
- Bilingual in Spanish and English
**Salary + benefits**
The salary range for this position is $60,000-$75,000 annually, with the exact salary depending on experience. Competitive benefits include employer-funded health, dental, and vision insurance; health, transit, and parking flexible spending accounts; 401k plan with 4% employer match; reimbursement for cell phone and monthly wifi stipend; 25 days of PTO annually plus paid week closure at the end of the calendar year; and 10 paid federal holidays.
**Applying + the interview process**
Submit your resume and a cover letter (400 words maximum) that explains your interest in the field of CVI and any relevant experience. Our interview process for this position consists of a phone interview, a Zoom panel interview, a final interview, and reference checks.

_GIFFORDS is proud to be an equal opportunity employer committed to creating an environment that celebrates diversity, equity and inclusion. People of color, trans individuals, gender non-conforming individuals, women, people with differing abilities, and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply._