Working for March For Our Lives

We’re an organization run by youth with a staff that supports our volunteers and local organizers.

March For Our Lives Action Fund (501c4) is an organization dedicated to supporting the mobilization and leadership of March For Our Lives.

March For Our Lives Action Fund is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We will consider applicants for positions without regard to any category protected by applicable federal, state or local law, including but not limited to: race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information, veteran status or uniformed service member status.

Women, people of color, LGBTQ people, young people, and members of other historically disenfranchised populations are strongly encouraged to apply.

Data Manager | Part-Time | Remote

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POSITION TITLE: Data Manager

REPORTS DIRECTLY TO: Transition Director

WORK SCHEDULE: Part-time (August 1, 2022 – November 11, 2022)

CLASSIFICATION: Non-exempt Employee

SALARY: $30-$40/hr, 20-25 hours per week

LOCATION: Remote

 

POSITION SUMMARY:

In 2018, out of tragedy, March For Our Lives (often colloquially referred to as M4OL, MFOL, or simply March) was born. Survivors of the Parkland shooting went on to organize the single largest protest against gun violence in history with a historic march on Washington, D.C. in 2018, joined by 800 sibling marches around the world. We turned a moment into a movement with 300 local chapters dedicated to eradicating gun violence in all forms.

The Data Manager will report directly to the Transition Director and work across departments to provide timely and relevant analytics solutions to advance our work. Specifically, the Manager will be responsible for supporting our organizing team’s midterm election efforts, our fundraising team’s small dollar donor segmentation, and our communication team’s email & SMS analytics. This position is temporary, remote, and part-time with the possibility to become a permanent position after the election. 

March For Our Lives Action Fund is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We will consider applicants for positions without regard to any category protected by applicable federal, state or local law, including but not limited to: race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information, veteran status or uniformed service member status.

Women, people of color, LGBTQ+ people, young people, and members of other historically disenfranchised populations are strongly encouraged to apply.

 

WHAT YOU’LL DO

  • With support from leadership, help stakeholders define their needs/requirements to measure the efficacy of their work, whether it be organizing, marketing, or fundraising. 
  • Develop dashboards that meet stakeholder requirements and allow for transparency in reporting across the organization.
  • Own ad hoc analytics projects from inception to completion as it relates to our voter engagement and email/SMS programs. 
  • Work with data vendors to ensure timely and clean data, upholding a high standard of data integrity to ensure accurate and sustainable information for the organization. 
  • Foster a culture of data by leading trainings, consulting on issues, and democratizing access with staff, organizers, and chapters. 

WHO YOU ARE

  • You have some experience in analytics. This role requires at least 1-2 years of experience in two of the following languages: Python, SQL, R. 
  • You’re naturally curious and eager to learn. No prior experience in political or voter file data is necessary, but some background or strong interest in nonprofits, politics, or a related field is preferred. 
  • You care about progressive causes. Experience advocating for an issue, cause or candidate is strongly preferred.
  • You’re a strong and empathetic communicator. The ability to communicate clearly with external and internal audiences, including with data professionals at other organizations.
Legal Director | Full-Time | Remote

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REPORTS DIRECTLY TO: Transition Director

DIRECT REPORTS: Legal Associates

WORK SCHEDULE: Full-Time

SALARY: Commensurate with Experience, $96,000 – $103,000

POSITION SUMMARY:

In 2018, out of tragedy, March For Our Lives (often colloquially referred to as M4OL, MFOL, or simply March) was born. Survivors of the Parkland shooting went on to organize the single largest protest against gun violence in history with a historic march on Washington, D.C., joined by 800 sibling marches around the world. We turned a moment into a movement with 300 local chapters dedicated to eradicating gun violence in all forms. 

The Legal Team at March For Our Lives was formed at the urging of dedicated students who saw a roadmap for long-term constitutional change proven by the NRA and a pathway for replicating that model in MFOL’s own judicial program. Since its inception two years ago, the team has taken strong stances in 2nd amendment jurisprudence, pioneering storytelling amicus briefs, signing on to coalition briefs, and even participating in active litigation. 

The Legal Director leads this team that works to defend the constitutional rights of young people. The Director will define the long-term legal strategy of MFOL and maintain critical partnership and coalition relationships, including with external organizations, scholars, law firms, and advocacy partners. Additionally, the Legal Director oversees a team of part-time, undergraduate legal associates who play an active role in authoring briefs and leading educational programming. 

Women, people of color, LGBTQ+ people, young people, and members of other historically disenfranchised populations are strongly encouraged to apply.

 

WHAT YOU’LL DO

Legal Strategy

  • Utilizing data, subject matter expertise, and MFOL’s unique value, define the long term, impact-driven legal strategy for the organization.
  • Build a strong engagement program that centers education, accessibility, & partnership for involving young people across our network in the work of the legal team.
  • Actively research the Second Amendment, other firearm-related jurisprudence, and voting and protest rights to inform MFOL activities and future planning.
  • Serve on the executive team to plan sustainability of the organization, cross-team collaboration, staff wellness, and strategic planning.

Coalitions & Partnerships

  • Serve as the main point of contact for all legal partnerships at the organization, including other national gun violence prevention organizations that are coordinating on amicus briefs, academic experts, and attorneys general.
  • Oversee collaboration with law professors and legal scholars to craft new constitutional arguments around gun violence prevention.
  • Cultivate partnerships with pro bono law firms in support of relevant federal and state litigation. Coordinate with pro bono firms for active litigation where MFOL is a plaintiff.
  • Represent MFOL to state level partners to strengthen relationships and communicate MFOL’s goals.

Team Management

  • Supervise, train, and grow 3 Legal Associates that are responsible for the full lifecycle of amicus briefs and creating educational materials for public-facing messaging campaigns.
  • Hold space for accountability and guidance for Legal Associates to hit their quarterly goals as well as their engagement objectives.
  • Create a practice of mentorship between adult allies and youth leaders.

 

WHO YOU ARE:

  • You are a strategic thinker with experience in a legal setting. You’ve set strategy for major initiatives in an academic, club, or organizational setting. You enjoy researching, reading, and breaking down dense and complicated legal texts. JD required. 
  • You believe in the power of young people. You have a passion for gun violence prevention, youth advocacy, and the power of movements to influence courts. You respect a diverse range of perspectives, experiences and beliefs.
  • You know how to manage a team. You know how to move people to make things happen. You provide constructive feedback, can hold direct reports accountable, and support your staff to meet outcomes. 
  • You’re a strong communicator. You have strong analytical and narrative writing skills, with emphasis on clarity, purpose, and accessibility. You have interpersonal communication skills, interest in collaboration, and a strong sense of empathy. 
  • You want to grow as a leader. You’re ready for your next challenge and step up. You want to have a hand in the leadership operations of a major gun violence prevention organization. 
Policy & Government Affairs Manager | Full-Time | Remote

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POSITION TITLE: Policy and Government Affairs Manager

REPORTS DIRECTLY TO: Director of Policy 

DIRECT REPORTS: N/A

WORK SCHEDULE: Full-time

CLASSIFICATION: Exempt Employee

SALARY:  63,000-68,000 (commensurate with experience)

 

POSITION SUMMARY:

Born out of a tragic school shooting, March For Our Lives (MFOL) is a courageous youth-led movement dedicated to promoting civic engagement, education, and direct action by youth to eliminate the epidemic of gun violence. Survivors of the Parkland shooting went on to organize the single largest protest against gun violence in history with a historic march on Washington, D.C., joined by 800 sibling marches around the world. We turned a moment into a movement with 300 local chapters dedicated to eradicating gun violence in all forms.

The Policy and Government Affairs Manager will be responsible for the development of our state and local legislative work, our candidate engagement efforts and support the team’s policy analysis and team management and development efforts. The Policy and Government Affairs Manager will also provide support generally on MFOL’s workstreams and tentpoles while working collaboratively with MFOL’s Team Leads, Executive Directors, Board of Directors, and members.

 

What You’ll Do:

State Policy and Advocacy Work

  • Develop and implement a strategic plan as it relates to building out March for Our Lives’ state policy and advocacy work for the coming legislative sessions
  • Manage state legislative work across associates on the team and provide guidance and direction
  • Support MFOL’s lobbying and legislation efforts in state capitols across the country. 
  • Cultivate and build lasting and meaningful relationships with key policymakers and stakeholders in state capitols, in service of MFOL’s mission;
  • Provide reliable, timely analysis and responses to MFOL’s legislative activities at the state level
  • Track progress of legislative agendas and policy campaigns in collaboration with external partners;

Local Policy and Advocacy Work

  • Support March for Our Lives’ lobbying and legislation efforts locally across the country
  • Review and execute legislative and local advocacy campaigns to ensure they are strategically focused and driven by our mission and values while ensuring that MFOL youth leadership and voices are included in the process;
  • Collaborate with the organizing team to ensure local policy and advocacy work is activating and engaging for our network and benchmarks are being met accordingly 

Coalitions and Partnerships Work

  • Identify and execute inclusive ways to meaningfully engage with and garner mutual trust with organizations whose work intersects and aligns with MFOL’s mission and vision
  • Develop partnerships and coalition engagement strategies for MFOL’s workstreams and tentpoles 
  • Manage new and existing coalition partnerships as it relates to our policy and advocacy work

Candidate Engagement Work

  • Provide guidance for candidate engagement work as it relates to the 2022 Midterms and beyond
  • In coordination with the Organizing team, develop a strategic candidate engagement plan that meets benchmarks and goals accordingly
  • Oversee the process for candidate engagement work including scorecard, rankings, etc.
  • Conduct research on candidates, races, primary election updates, and more to distribute widely across the organization

Policy Team Management and Development Support

  • Working closely with the Director of Policy, support policy team management efforts which include staff and project management as needed
  • Actively contribute to the team’s policy development and analysis efforts

 

Who You Are:

  • You’re a relationship builder: Consensus building and coalition building are your go-to’s. You have demonstrated the ability to work collegially and collaboratively with other staff and other organizations and to work with groups across the political spectrum.
  • You’re a high-value communicator: You over-communicate. You hate the idea of your inbox crowding up and serving as a model for how to communicate effectively in distributed environments.
  • You can juggle multiple priorities: You know how to prioritize and how assess a variety of needs to determine the most pressing concerns. The idea of doing a little bit of everything at times excites you.
  • You’re a strategic thinker: You know how to assess work based on a variety of different factors and identify a path forward that will lead to a clear set of goals and objectives. 
  • You’re a subject matter expert: You are up to speed on the policy priorities of the organization, tuned into what’s happening in the gun violence prevention movement and are aware of the key players and change-makers in the movement.
Development Manager | Full-Time | NYC

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POSITION TITLE: Development Manager

REPORTS DIRECTLY TO: Director of Development 

DIRECT REPORTS: None

WORK SCHEDULE: Full-time 

CLASSIFICATION: Exempt Employee  

SALARY: Commensurate with experience, ($60,000 – $65,000)

 

POSITION SUMMARY:

Born out of a tragic school shooting, March For Our Lives (MFOL) is a courageous youth-led movement dedicated to promoting civic engagement, education, and direct action by youth to eliminate the epidemic of gun violence. Our people are motivated by our mission, and we are proud of the contribution that our staff makes to the world. Life at MFOL is centered around work/life integration where we create a thoughtful, liberating & healing culture that does not ignore the world around us. We listen, we are allies and we are supported with training, counseling, and coaching. 

The Development & Partnerships Manager is responsible for assisting the Director of Development in planning, organizing, and managing March for Our Lives’ fundraising efforts and external partnerships. The Development & Partnerships Manager will be a key member of our Development team, providing critical operational and tactical support as we advance our mission. 

 

WHAT YOU’LL DO:

  • Prospecting, Research, & Partnership (30%)
    • Engage in prospect research and portfolio management to support leadership in soliciting major gifts.
    • Support the Director of Development in initiating and cultivating external partnership with other nonprofits, private companies, foundations, etc.
    • Support grant seeking including research, proposal writing, and reporting requirements.
    • Run queries, generate and analyze fundraising reports, develop contact and prospect lists.
  • Donor Acknowledgments (10%)
    • Initiation/preparation of donor acknowledgements, pledge reminders, and other donor correspondence.
    • Oversee donation processing and gift acknowledgments.
  • Events (15%)
    • Coordinate special events with board members and/or external supporters.
    • Coordinate and staff Board Development Committee meetings.
  • Fundraising Operations (45%)
    • Create monthly fundraising reports and dashboards.
    • Enter contributions into fundraising software (EveryAction).
    • Manage fundraising expense tracking & documentation in Expensify.
    • Maintain foundation, corporation and individual donor files in our database.
    • Reconcile donations with the Operations Department monthly.
    • Oversee fundraising database and tracking systems to ensure proper coding and tracking of all gifts and pledges.
    • Handle all administrative details associated with development meetings and events (i.e. prepare and distribute notices, agendas, minutes, follow up notes, etc.).

 

WHO YOU ARE:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or commensurate experience
  • 2-4 years of development/philanthropic experience
  • Major gifts and digital fundraising and/or grant writing experience preferred
  • High degree of professionalism and comfort with representing March For Our Lives to donors and partner organizations
  • Ability to distill complex policy and political concepts and projects into compelling narrative
  • Experience in the use of EveryAction or similar CRM products
  • Adept in use of computer programs including Google and Microsoft Suites
  • Strong command over written and verbal communication skills
  • Proven track record of strong organizational and project management skills 
  • Ability to work independently and effectively handle multiple competing projects with an eye on deadlines and goals
  • Collaborative and flexible team player 
  • Requires flexibility of schedule to accommodate needs of the organizations that may include weekend and evening events on occasion
  • Capable leader, manager and coach for board, intern or volunteer talent
  • Good entrepreneurial work ethic and a desire to “get the job done”

 

This position is based in New York City and will require some in-office days every month (3-4 days) for processing of checks and preparation of donor acknowledgements.

Life at March For Our Lives

Our people are motivated by our mission, and we are proud of the contribution that our staff makes on the world. Life at MFOL is centered around work/life integration and valuing inclusion. We prioritize health equity with health benefits that are 100% employer-covered along with a robust paid-time-off policy that supports a regenerative environment. Here at MFOL, we are creating a thoughtful, liberating & healing culture and not ignoring the world around us. We listen, we are allies and we are supported with training, counseling, and coaching.

March For Our Lives is a values-led organization. These values in conjunction with our code of ethics are our moral compass for the organization and the work we do. We establish multi-generational respect, accept our differences and welcome what motivates us. Our work is guided by our beliefs and commitments to the following values….

  • We Are Inclusive : We value diversity and we allow people to be their authentic selves 
  • We Are Collaborators : We will actively listen, support, and evolve together 
  • We Are Anti-Racist : We commit to dismantling systemic racism in order to build an anti-racist future
  • We Value The Work : We focus on the “why” (See Mission/Vision)
  • We Conceptualize The Win :  We think and work towards the future
  • We Challenge The Status-Quo : With open minds & hearts, we will test the unproven and challenge the unchallenged
  • We Are Always Learning : We are curious, proactive, and ambitious and we’re excited to improve both personally and professionally
  • We are Whole Humans : We prioritize our mental and physical health – our ultimate superpower

We live our values.

Robust Work From Home Policy

We have staff located across the country who work from home. If you’re near an office location, you’re able to work from home at least one day per week. During the pandemic, all of our staff are working remotely.

100% Covered Employee Assistance Program

Counseling sessions, training, coaching, work/life referrals and more. All 100% covered.

11 Paid Holidays

11 paid holidays & office closures after large campaigns/projects for rest and mental wellbeing.

Tech and Equipment Support

If needed, we provide essential equipment and technology to make your job easier.

Competitive Salaries

Not much to explain here! 🙂

Summer Fridays

Our office closes at 1pm on Fridays to encourage rest and rejuvenation during the Summer!

Part-time and Full-time Paid Time Off

We offer 20 days of paid time off for full-time employees. Part-time employees also enjoy this benefit through a full week of PTO hours that can be used throughout the year.

Full-time employees also receive traditional full-time benefits such as 100% coverage for health, dental & vision, & more.