Community Violence Initiative Project Manager
Title: Community Violence Initiative Project Manager
Reports to: Community Violence Initiative Director
Direct Reports: None
Hours: Full-time, Exempt
Location: Washington, DC or San Francisco, CA preferred; remote possible
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.
About Giffords Community Violence Initiative
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 nearly three-quarters of the more than 13,000 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 Community Violence Initiative 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.
About this position
The Community Violence Initiative (CVI) Project Manager will work under the direction of the CVI Director on assigned projects such as creating a new coalition, supporting an existing coalition, conducting research, contributing to written reports, and organizing meetings and events.
The Community Violence Initiative (CVI) Project Manager will manage efforts in achieving progress towards Giffords’ promotion and support of the community violence intervention field. The CVI Project Manager will work under the direction of the CVI Director on assigned projects for a duration and duties assigned by the CVI Director. This can include short term and long-term projects working with several team members or independently.
This is a full-time position. We strongly prefer candidates who are within commuting distance of our offices either in Washington, DC, or San Francisco, California and who will be able to work a hybrid in-person and remote schedule once our offices are open. We will consider fully remote candidates. Due to COVID-19, our offices are closed and all employees have the option to work remotely through at least January 2022.
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:
- Execute projects that advance Giffords’ community violence intervention and prevention priorities. Projects may include, but are not limited to:
- creating a new coalition
- supporting an existing coalition
- conducting research
- contributing to written reports
- organizing meetings and events
- Support CVI Director and CVI team and their relationships with stakeholders, practitioners and advocates by providing guidance and developing resources such as reports, fact sheets, and technical assistance guidance on community violence intervention and prevention policies and strategies
- Design and coordinate technical assistance projects with community partners
- Conduct problem analysis with community partners as needed
- Build and maintain professional relationships with CVI partners
- Assist legislative advocacy efforts in coordination with the CVI and Government Affairs teams
- Collaborate with colleagues to draft policy content for communications materials, as needed
- Represent Giffords to an expanding group of allies and partners to strengthen relationships, communicate Giffords’ goals, and provide education and resources regarding community violence initiatives
- Engage in public speaking in a variety of formats to represent the organization’s CVI work to external stakeholders, including the media, partners and policymakers
- Contribute to Giffords’ objectives to uplift CVI partners and ensure local practitioners are being centered in Giffords’ CVI advocacy work
- Other duties as assigned
Essential Skills + Experience:
- At least five years of demonstrated work with and/or connection to communities, partners, and stakeholders affected by community violence
- Ability to manage and assess multiple programs and competing priorities in a fast-paced environment
- Ability to communicate and coordinate effectively with allied organizations, build new relationships, and create and maintain coalitions and other critical partnerships
- Ability to work in conjunction with other teams in the organization and communicate effectively with staff in other departments
- Demonstrated problem-solving skills and ability to be flexible
- Ability to travel (up to 20% time)
- Sense of humor and interest in working closely with people
- Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills
Salary + benefits
The salary range for this position begins at $85,000 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; 25 days of PTO annually; and paid holidays.
Applying + the interview process
To apply, click here. Submit your resume and a brief cover letter (400 words maximum) that outlines three specific ways that you would be a good fit for this position. Our interview process for this position consists of a phone interview, a video interview, a skills assessment exercise, 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.
Job posted: 2021-11-09