Associate Regional Director of State Government Affairs

20 Jul, 2020


Associate Regional Director of State Government Affairs

Everytown for Gun Safety
New York, NY/Washington, DC/Remote

Everytown for Gun Safety is seeking a motivated individual with issue advocacy/policy campaign experience and strong interpersonal skills to serve as Associate Regional Director. This position reports to the Regional Director of State Affairs and will help build and strengthen opportunities to pass life-saving gun violence prevention laws.

Responsibilities include:

State Legislative Affairs and Campaign Management 

  • Direct state and local campaigns in 4-5 states with autonomy and support from the Regional Director when needed, developing and executing each campaign’s strategic, tactical, and communications plans.
  • Cultivate relationships and partner with stakeholders at the state and local level with autonomy and support from the Regional Director when needed, including partner organizations, law enforcement, elected officials, coalitions, networks, and influencers, building grassroots and grasstops capacity.
  • Become steeped in firearm policy in order to promote and defeat policies effectively.
  • Maintain an up-to-date knowledge of each of your states’ legislative agendas, and the overall political environment, with an eye towards delivering gun violence prevention legislation and other appropriate interventions.

Project Management 

  • Run state-specific cross-functional team meetings, ensuring strong project management of specific campaigns. The Regional Director may also delegate responsibilities for regional team meetings.
  • Represent the State Government Affairs team in issue-specific or long-term campaign teams, at the discretion of the Regional Director.

Contract Management

  • Hire and manage state-based consultants.
  • Establish and oversee contracts with vendors and consultants.

Personnel Management 

  • May supervise up to two State Legislative Managers, as required and designated by the Regional Director.

Knowledge and Skills Requirements: 

  • Experience with state legislative affairs required. 3-5 years experience working in or directing issue advocacy/policy campaigns
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
  • Basic proficiency in Google Suite and the ability to quickly learn new systems
  • Understand how stereotypes, bias, and forms of racism in America (including structural racism, implicit bias, gender bias, religious bias, ageism, and bias based on gender identity or sexual orientation) impact our society, with an expectation that you will develop an ability to articulate the connection between these large societal issues and the disproportionate impact of gun violence on specific demographic groups in America
  • Understand how dynamics of power, voice, and privilege impact one-on-one and group interactions, and a commitment to using power, voice, and privilege to make our movement more equitable
  • Independent and creative thinker who is confident offering their own ideas
  • Strong ability to multi-task and to be resourceful
  • Good problem-solving abilities
  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced environment
  • Sense of humor is a must
  • Travel required


Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Everytown for Gun Safety provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.

Candidates who identify as members of historically underrepresented groups are highly encouraged to apply. A diverse workforce and open culture are at the heart of our organization and vital to our success.

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Job posted: 2020-07-20