The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence (CSGV), and its sister organization, the Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence (EFSGV), are 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.  CSGV/ESGV seeks to hire a Director of Development who is responsible for planning, organizing, and directing all of the organization’s fundraising.  Fundraising for the organization includes the major gifts program, digital and direct mail fundraising, foundation grants, planned giving, and special events.  The Director works closely with the Executive Director, the Vice President for Strategy and Programs, and the Board of Directors in all development and fundraising endeavors.    

Director of Development

CSGV has engaged Jumpstart:HR, LLC to partner on the recruiting and onboarding efforts for this position.

Job Description


●      Obtain detailed knowledge of CSGV/EFSGV programs in order to communicate priorities to current and prospective donors;

●      Maintain and expand direct mail and digital fundraising;

●      Grow a major gifts program including identification, cultivation and solicitation of major donors with a minimum target of $4M in annual gifts;

●      Steward existing major donors to maximize participation and giving;

●      Cultivate relationships with progressive donors and progressive donor networks;

●      Oversee grant seeking including research, proposal writing and reporting requirements;

●      Coordinate with the policy teams to develop content for grants;

●      Build a planned giving program;

●      Coordinate fundraising special events;

●      Work closely with the Executive Director and the Board of Directors to build relationships with donors and design and implement fundraising opportunities

●      Participate in public appearances/accept speaking engagements to share information about the organization;

●      Oversee fundraising database and tracking system;

●      Oversee creation and dissemination of publications to support fundraising activities;

●      Maintain gift recognition programs.



●      Bachelor’s Degree

●      5+ years’ experience in non-profit or other organization

●      Must embrace the mission of the organization;

●      Possess strong interpersonal and writing skills;

●      Have knowledge and experience in fundraising techniques, particularly major gift and foundation fundraising;

●      Must have familiarity with progressive fundraising networks;

●      Demonstrated ability to build external relationships;

●      Be a “self-starter” and goal-driven to initiate donor visits and fundraising calls;

●      Possess the skills to manage development staff, work with and motivate staff, board members and other volunteers; and

●      Ability to engage in regular travel.

Virginia Community Organizer (Part-Time, Hourly)

Additional information


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.

Virginia Community Organizer (Part-Time, Hourly)

CSGV has engaged Jumpstart:HR, LLC to partner on the recruiting and onboarding efforts for this position.

Job Description

The community organizer will work within our Engaging Impacted Communities program to cultivate relationships and assist community-based organizations and individuals build or strengthen their capacity to reduce gun violence in communities of color. The community organizer will coordinate the logistics of the Virginia Action Network, facilitate workshops for community partners and organizations in Virginia in partnership with the Engaging Impacted Communities team. This role will also serve as a liaison between our Virginia State Director and community members to ensure that communities of color are part of the policymaking process in Virginia.

Roles and Responsibilities:

●  Seek, build, and cultivate relationships with partners that serve communities of color impacted by gun violence;

●  In coordination with our Virginia State Director, work to ensure engagement of community; partners in the policymaking process and legislative advocacy efforts;

●  Build relationships and partnerships with organizations and state agencies involved in violence; prevention and facilitate coordination between these stakeholders and the community members in our network;

●  In conjunction with the Engaging Impacted Communities team, develop skill-building workshops, community meetings, summits, conferences, and other special events, such as our Annual Day of Advocacy;

●  Assist with the ongoing network evaluation process of the Virginia Action Network;

●  Draft external and internal communication for Virginia Action Network;

●  Partner with Engaging Impacted Communities, Policy, Communications and Development teams as needed to ensure most impacted communities are centered and highlighted when possible; Represent the VAN at conferences, meetings, and events as needed;


Candidates should be self-motivated, creative, detail-oriented, reliable, and be able to engage with diverse stakeholders. Also, candidates should have policy, organizing, and advocacy experience and preferably experience working with Virginia communities and government stakeholders. Lastly, this candidate should have strong written and oral communication skills and must be open to diverse perspectives present within the gun violence prevention movement.


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.

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