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Grassroots Organizer for Violence Intervention and Prevention Programs
The Community Justice Action Fund, a 501(c)(4) project of Tides Advocacy, is a Survivor-led
and Black-led nonprofit organization building power for and with communities of color to end
gun violence. We were formed by activists and survivors of gun violence to help support and
empower communities directly impacted by violence. Community Justice focuses full-time on
building power and infrastructure to end gun violence in communities of color. We do this by
creating organizing and communications strategies that engage and empower communities that
are most impacted by gun violence.
North Carolinians Against Gun Violence (NCGV) is a statewide non-profit organization
committed to preventing all forms of gun violence in NC. NCGV has been working for more than
25 years to reduce the number of incidents of gun-related deaths in our state each year. NCGV’s
mission is to make North Carolina safe from gun violence through public education on gun
violence prevention, the enforcement of current gun laws, and the enactment of new legislation.
Community Justice and NCGV are seeking an experienced organizer for a contract position
to work in multiple cities across North Carolina to increase resources for or help create
violence intervention and prevention programs (VIPPs). The grassroots organizer will work
with existing and new volunteers and organizations to work together to advocate for VIPP
programs in the target areas. Many municipalities are working on how to use the American
Rescue Plan (ARP) funding. We are seeking local sources of funding for these programs.
The ideal candidate for this position will have lived experiences or has been a part of a
community impacted by gun violence, be a confident and effective communicator, innovative
relationship builder, creative thinker, and someone with a deep belief in the power of utilizing
policy to make tangible and meaningful change. This role will have a somewhat flexible
schedule, including an expectation for some evening and weekend work.
– Connect with existing supporters and elected officials from NCGV, Community Justice,
NC Gun Violence Prevention (GVP) Coalition and NC Black Alliance to learn what work
is already happening in the target communities around VIPPs.
– Collect policy and programmatic recommendations from residents and leaders in
communities impacted by gun violence to elevate to Community Justice, NCGV and
policymakers or stakeholders.
– Grow the existing NC GVP Coalition by recruiting new supporters who want to advocate
on behalf of VIPPs in their community. Online and by phone initially, and in person
when safe to do.
– Work with existing VIPPs to strengthen relationships and learn how policy change could
better support their efforts.
– Create a plan for starting new VIPP programs, identify technical assistance needed and
community partners to help launch efforts in communities where they currently do not
– Create city specific advocacy plans with key stakeholders to get funding, resources and
stronger governmental support for VIPP efforts.
– Host digital and in person action events leveraging NCGV/Community Justice social
media and digital tools to engage residents locally to take action.
– Track municipal actions related to VIPPs and gun violence prevention in NC.
– Support speaker recruitment and prep for educational events.
– As needed, assist with outgoing proposals and reports to prospective funders, including
drafting materials in partnership with NCGV and Community Justice staff.
– 2 Years of community organizing (online and offline), community engagement,
leadership development and volunteer training
– Lived experiences or connection to the issue of gun violence and commitment to
advancing gun violence prevention solutions
– Resident of North Carolina
– Valid driver’s license and driving record in good standing
– Proficiency with using Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and digital tools
– Proficiency in EveryAction or Voter File
– Proficiency with Word, Google Suite and quick learner of CRM database systems
The organizer will directly report to Kim Gutierrez, Director of State Advocacy at Community
Justice but engage in weekly report outs and check-ins with both organizations.
People of color and those from marginalized communities are encouraged to apply.
This contract position can be virtual, but the candidate must live in North Carolina. Please send
resumes to email@example.com.
Job posted: 2023-01-09