JOB OPENING:  PROGRAM DIRECTOR

The Oregon Alliance for Gun Safety works to ensure every community is safe from the devastating impacts of gun violence. By collaborating with experts, civic leaders, and community members, we advance evidence-based solutions to the crisis of gun violence. We create innovative policy, advocate for changes in laws, and promote community education to reduce gun violence.

 

We are seeking a full-time Program Director to join our rapidly growing organization. The ideal candidate is a dynamic change-maker, experienced bridge-builder, someone who loves working with community leaders and who is dedicated to advancing equity and racial justice. We anticipate this will be a full time employee, but are open to working with a consultant with the skills and capacity to fulfill these duties.

 

Join our campaign for common sense gun laws that will save lives.

PRIMARY DUTIES INCLUDE:

  • Engage organizational partners, community leaders, elected officials, and issue experts in shaping public education programs and policy campaigns.

  • Recruit and engage volunteers and community leaders to take action in local communities and at the legislature to reduce gun violence.

  • Manage an effective social media, SMS and email communications program to grow our base of active supporters.

  • Coordinate grassroots fundraising activities including house parties and community events.

  • Other duties as assigned.

THE WINNING CANDIDATE:

You have campaign, non-profit or related experience. You like working with people and making change in the world. When you see a roadblock, you get right to work finding a way around it. You believe in centering the voices of the people most impacted and you hold a deep belief in the values of equity and racial justice

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Deep commitment to the issue of gun violence prevention.

  • Demonstrated commitment to equity and racial justice, experience building collaboration in a multi-racial environment.

  • At least four years full time work experience in non-profit, campaign or similar setting.

  • Great personal communication skills; capable writer; effective building one-on-one relationships and speaking to groups.

  • Social media savvy, comfortable in a digital world. 

  • Accustomed to juggling several ongoing responsibilities in a fast-paced environment.

  • Outgoing, not afraid to pick up the phone and get people involved.

WORK SETTING:

Remote work to start with regular in-person activities and travel within Oregon. Must have a valid driver’s license.

SALARY:

The annual salary range is $54,000 to $78,000 plus employer-paid health benefits and paid time off for a full time, exempt staff position. The budget for consulting services to take on these responsibilities would be in the same range.

TO APPLY:

Please send a resume, a cover letter and the names and contact information for three professional references to info@oralliance.org with the subject line “Program Director Application”.  Apply today – interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis.  

The Oregon Alliance for Gun Safety is an equal opportunity employer. People of color, women, LGBTQ+ people, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply to this position. We do not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, gender identity, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, or any other non-merit factor.