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.
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.
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
- 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.
- 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.
All applicants should email their resume and a cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line Director of Federal of Affairs.
Research Translation Manager
The ideal candidate is a self-starter who thrives in a small team setting and can adapt to a variety of responsibilities. CSGV is seeking a Research Translation Manager to support the Research Translation Team by managing public health and research translation materials and platforms; researching, writing, and coordinating reports; and crafting materials to educate advocates and the public on evidence-based policies to reduce gun violence. The ideal candidate will have exceptional writing skills and be able to translate nuanced policy studies and reports to a non-technical audience.
The Research Translation Manager will report to the Director of Research Translation and will work closely with the Policy and Programming team. Specifically, the Research Translation Manager will:
- Support the Research Translation Department team on executing strategies to enact and implement evidence-based policy priorities;
- Provide quality public health research and policy support, to include researching and analyzing data and gun violence prevention policies and distilling the information into effective messaging and communications;
- Write, edit, coordinate, and support the creation of formal and informal reports and memos that address up-to-date public health findings and recommendations for technical and non-technical audiences;
- Develop and/or provide input for testimony, fact sheets, policy documents, and responses to requests for information;
- Develop creative and effective methods of communicating about gun violence prevention data, research, and policy;
- Manage public health and research translation materials and platforms, including identifying, drafting, coordinating content updates on the organization’s websites;
- Compare current and proposed policy recommendations to the most recent studies and research;
- Consider current and proposed policy recommendations through public health and equity lenses;
- Coordinate with Communications team on external release strategy of memos and reports;
- Utilize CDC firearm fatality data for a myriad of projects for internal and external audiences;
- Track new research related to gun violence prevention;
- Maintain subject matter knowledge of gun violence prevention policies and laws; and
- Perform other related responsibilities, as assigned, to support the Research Translation team.
- Graduate degree (prefer degree in public health or similar program);
- Minimum of 3 years of relevant work experience;
- Public health writing experience required, experience with gun violence prevention policy preferred;
- Experience developing and communicating public policy;
- Strong passion for preventing gun violence;
- Strong writing skills;
- Ability to work independently;
- Strong attention to detail; and
- Experience with public health databases (eg. PubMed, WISQARS, WONDER, etc.), Microsoft Office Suite, and Google Workspace.
The starting salary for this position is $70,000.
All applicants should email their resume, cover letter and writing sample to email@example.com with the subject line Research Translation Manager.
Foundation Grant Writer
The Foundation Grant Writer, a key member of the CSGV/EFSGV’s development team, is responsible for overseeing over $1.5 million income annually. This role, under the direction of, and in collaboration with the Director of Development, will contribute to the strategy and drive implementation to renew and steward our current foundation funders, and build our foundation prospect pipeline to identify and secure new sources of revenue in support of our mission to make gun violence rare and abnormal.
Under the supervision of the Director of Development, the Foundation Grant Writer will oversee the foundation giving program at CSGV/EFSGV and will be responsible for writing all foundation grant renewal applications, grant reports and conducting all grant program tracking, including managing proposal submission deadlines and deliverables.
A successful candidate will be, first and foremost, a great writer with a passion for saving lives. This individual should possess an ability to translate public health research and gun violence policy and advocacy to meet foundation funder guidelines and program priorities. These activities include engaging and collaborating with program staff to relay the details of each CSGV/EFSGV program to foundation funders. This role is also responsible for researching and identifying a foundation prospect pipeline and qualifying prospects through outreach and submission of LOI’s. This position is vital to the long-term financial stability and growth of the organization.
In addition, the candidate must be highly detail-oriented and possess an ability to juggle multiple responsibilities simultaneously, meet deadlines and be adept at adjusting to the changing priorities of a small but nimble team. A passion for working to prevent gun violence is a must.
- Responsible for managing all renewals of current foundation grants, including writing grant proposals to current funders and coordinating the interdepartmental grant application process
- Responsible for writing all grant application budgets in conjunction with the Director of Administration and the Executive Director and tracking and reporting on all foundation grant financial requirements
- Ensure compliance with grant agreements
- Complete all required foundation grant reporting, including narrative and financial reports, working with program, research, finance, and other staff to ensure timely submission
- Oversee recognition and stewardship process such as timely acknowledgment letters to foundation supporters etc.
- Manage communications with foundation prospects and supporters
- Assist Director of Development and Executive Director to develop/deliver presentations for foundation prospects and funders
- Record and track all activity and progress in Trello project management tool and Every Action database, including prospecting, moves management, pipeline of opportunities/deliverables, grant management/admin/filing, etc.
- Maintain and regularly update the calendar of foundation deadlines (i.e., due dates for grant applications, reports, letters of inquiry, etc.) in Salesforce database
- Maintain and regularly update portfolio of foundation funders in Trello, including accounts and contacts
- Assist with other external writing as projects as needed such as website content, fact sheets, case studies and monthly newsletters
- Perform related duties as assigned by supervisor
- Maintain compliance with all company policies and procedures
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
- Exceptional grant writing skills, including a proven track record of success writing winning proposals
- Experience with grant management and knowledge of grant stewardship best practices
- Experience with grant budgeting and knowledge of the basics of nonprofit finance/accounting
- Experience with grant project management tools and donor databases
- Experience with, and/or knowledge of, the institutional/foundation giving landscape
- Experience with, and/or knowledge of, the public health, gun violence prevention, social justice, and racial equity arenas
- Ability to collaborate and coordinate between departments and work with diverse groups of people from all backgrounds and across different constituencies
- Excellent research/prospecting skills and experience using online grant databases
- The ideal candidate will be an organized, detail-oriented team player with outstanding judgment, highly developed analytical abilities, interpersonal skills, and the ability to multitask
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to effectively communicate with internal and external customers
- Excellent computer proficiency, including MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.) Google Suite and internet research skills
- Must be able to work under pressure and meet deadlines, while maintaining a positive attitude and providing exemplary customer service
- Ability to work independently and to conduct assignments to completion within parameters of instructions given, prescribed routines, and standard accepted practices
REQUIRED AND PREFERRED EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, AND CREDENTIALS
- Minimum 3-5 years of experience in grant writing, grant management, or related work within the field of nonprofit development/communication
- Undergraduate degree required (or an equivalent combination of training and professional work experience)
- Minimum of 3-5 years of experience in non-profit work, relationship management and foundation experience.
- Fluency in areas of public health and violence prevention as it relates to the many facets of gun violence prevalent in communities across the nation.
- Comprehension of the private foundation funding process and norms.
- Understanding of, or demonstrated ability to quickly learn, the terminology and trends in the public health sector and research translation.
- Ability to develop materials (proposals/one-pagers/partnership concepts) through a public health /race equity and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) framework.
- Proficient in understanding budgets attached to funder proposals and grants.
- Ability to work independently and cross-functionally and develop relationships with colleagues and understand public health research translation across departments.
Preferred knowledge, skills, and abilities:
- Prior experience using Trello project management tool and Every Action database a plus.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- 50% – Writing and preparing foundation grant renewal applications and grant reports
- 20% Liaise with program directors to translate and document a wide range of gun violence prevention programs and public health research to fulfill the requirements of foundation grant applications and reports
- 15% – Research and develop funder pipeline through foundation research.
- 10% Assist with other external writing as projects as needed
- 5% – Assist in stewarding foundation partners especially new funders to build relationships
This position is virtual for the time being until working in-person on-site at our downtown Washington DC office is permitted. CSGV is in downtown Washington DC easily accessible by public transportation, located near the McPherson Square and Metro Stations. The work schedule is 9 am to 5 pm Eastern Standard time during weekdays with possible occasional evening events. To apply please submit a copy of your resume and a cover letter listing your qualifications and interest in the position to: firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line Foundation Grant Writer. Please note that final candidates for the position will be asked to submit a writing sample for review.
The starting salary for this position is $65,000.
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.
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.