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.

Deputy Policy Director | Full-time | Policy

This position is based in NYC or DC.

POSITION TITLE: Deputy Policy Director

REPORTS DIRECTLY TO: Policy & Legal Director

DIRECT REPORTS: Policy Associates (3)

WORK SCHEDULE: Full-time

CLASSIFICATION: Exempt employee

COMPENSATION: Commensurate with experience

Position Summary:

The Deputy Policy Director will provide additional stability to MFOL’s public policy and legislative advocacy work, in support of the Policy & Legal Director, and in collaboration with Policy Associates. The Deputy’s primary duties will include managing a portfolio of federal and/or state legislative work, building and maintaining MFOL’s relationships with legislators, further developing MFOL’s policy agenda, writing briefs and memos on issues related to gun violence prevention, and assisting in strategic planning for future endeavors. The Deputy will also work collaboratively across departments to help execute and support numerous high-impact policy and organizing campaigns at the national and state level, and will build and hold relationships with coalition partners across intersectional issue areas.

This role requires a high level of maturity, developed policy experience, willingness to collaborate and work long hours, and a keen political instinct. Qualified applicants who are 25 years old (Gen-Z) and younger are highly encouraged to apply.

 

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

In collaboration with and in support of the Policy Director, the Deputy will:

  • Build and maintain internal communication, coordination and documentation in order to develop MFOL’s policy agenda;
  • Assist in managing a growing team;
  • Cultivate and build lasting and meaningful relationships with key policymakers and stakeholders in Washington D.C. and in state capitols, in service of MFOL’s mission;
  • Review and execute legislative and 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;
  • Provide reliable, timely analysis and responses to MFOL’s legislative activities at the national and state level;
  • Track progress of legislative agendas and policy campaigns in collaboration with external partners;
  • Participate in coalition-building strategy and the local and national level in service of MFOL’s mission;
  • Create educational and lobbying materials to be shared publicly with legislative offices and other key stakeholders;
  • Take on additional duties, as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree and 3+ years of experience in gun violence prevention, government, civil rights, racial justice or other policy/advocacy fields;
  •  An equivalent combination of experience and education sufficient to successfully perform essential functions will be considered;
  • Exceptional communication skills, both written and oral;
  • Strong advocacy or lobbying skills and existing relationships with federal, state or local legislators or public systems;
  • Understanding of policy analysis and reading, writing and interpreting legislation or regulatory language;
  • Experience as a public spokesperson or advocate;
  • Proven track record of success, consensus-building, reliability and maturity;
  • Willingness to work collegially with and manage youth advocates and other staff;
  • A highly organized individual capable of leadership and proficient management, with an entrepreneurial work ethic and desire to get the job done;
  • Demonstrated ability to work with groups and individuals from diverse backgrounds;
  • Proven ability to execute day-to-day tasks and independently manage multiple priorities in a fast-paced and deadline-driven environment;
  • A passion for the MFOL movement.

This position is based in New York City or Washington, D.C., with some remote work. MFOL is a national organization, and significant travel will be required.

To apply, please email your resume to Max Markham, Policy & Legal Director. In lieu of a cover letter, please include a short introduction or summary (1 paragraph or less) in the body of the email.

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Workplace Wellness Manager | Full-time | Operations

POSITION TITLE: Workplace Wellness Manager

REPORTS DIRECTLY TO: Director of Operations

DIRECT REPORTS: None

WORK SCHEDULE: Full-time

CLASSIFICATION: Exempt Employee

SALARY: Commensurate with experience

The Workplace Wellness Manager oversees all human resources activities to ensure safety within March For Our Lives and serves as a strategic thinker and planner to Executive/Management team members in the development of a superior workforce. Additionally, the Workplace Wellness Manager will assist in developing a staff-oriented company culture that emphasizes equity, quality, continuous improvement, and high performance.

Responsibilities:

  • Manage, advise and execute all MFOL benefits/compensation packages.
  • Recommend new policies, approaches, and procedures, and ensure compliance with organizational policies and relevant laws.
  • Work directly with payroll company to ensure appropriate and timely information to staff about benefits/compensation.
  • Provide onboarding training to provide a critical transition for new staff.
  • Lead and advise on new hires.
  • Develop job descriptions, post and pre-screen potential new staff.
  • Participate in interviewing and facilitation of communication between MFOL and potential candidates.
  • Review and recommend compensation strategies within the organization’s philosophies and strategies for new hires, promotions, transfers and equity/merit adjustments.
  • Lead staff professional development opportunities and trainings, and advise on leadership/development opportunities for MFOL’s staff and youth leaders.
  • Assist in implementing and executing organization’s trauma and mental health-informed HR protocols and procedures.
  • Supervise and support staff and organizers when crisis situations arise.
  • Provide direct access to problem solving for staff and youth leadership.
  • Provide feedback to managers to improve individual and team performance.
  • Facilitate annual employee review process in conjunction with managers and directors.
  • Interface with members of all MFOL departments and senior leadership.Maintain company directory, employee handbook, employee-related policies, and organizational chart.
  • Collaborate with other MFOL team members on projects and major events, as needed.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree or commensurate experience
  • 5-8 years of relevant experience, ideally in a nonprofit environment
  • Experience in building training criteria
  • Possesses strong crisis management skills. Demonstrates comfortability with supporting staff and following crisis response protocols when necessary.
  • Trauma informed understanding is a plus. Mental health related training or experience is a plus [such as Mental Health First Aid].
  • Understanding of and commitment to issues of social justice and sensitivity to how oppression affects the lives of our communities.
  • Demonstrated ability to engage with staff effectively
  • Adept in use of computer programs including Microsoft Suite; Excel, Word, Powerpoint.
  • 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, but with flexibility for the right candidate. March for Our Lives is a national organization, and travel may be required.  To apply, please email a cover letter and resume to Amanda Conlee.

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Regional Organizing Director | Part-time | Organizing

March For Our Lives is conducting a nationwide search for grassroots organizers to provide leadership, guidance & advice to new and current MFOL chapters on a regional level. This position will be compensated.

The Southwest ROD will work directly with and alongside students. This is a part-time position that would work well with a student schedule.

This position is currently only open to applicants based in Nevada, Arizona, Utah, Colorado, New Mexico, or Wyoming.

Responsibilities:

  • Onboard new chapters in the region
  • Mentoring and managing State Directors
  • Connect existing chapters with others in the region
  • Answer any organizing/recruitment questions
  • Send requests to National MFOL re: merch, grants, speaking requests, etc.
  • Maintain effective communication between local, state, and national leaders
  • Weekly calls with MFOL National, 1 on 1 with supervisor, and 1 on 1 with all state directors
  • Monthly calls with MFOL National Full Staff
  • Bi-Weekly calls with state chapters
  • Assist the March for Our Lives in any way necessary to expand the chapter network
  • Occasionally travel with MFOL for events, and staff events as needed
  • Be able to consistently communicate with the MFOL National team, send in bi-weekly reports, and be available for multiple phone calls throughout the week.
  • Find and execute fiscal sponsor agreements
  • Be ready to fail forward, inspire convictions, and fight for justice for all people

Qualifications:

●     Understanding of fundamental organizing approaches and skills, and the ability to inspire and teach others about organizing.

●     Willingness to work with a diverse team with different experiences and perspectives, and a commitment to helping them grow and succeed.

●     Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.

●     Exceptional attention to detail and strong organizational skills.

●     Team player with strong interpersonal skills and sound judgment.

●     Experience with VAN, Google Drive, Excel, and Word.

To apply, please email your resume to Mia Senechal, Deputy Organizing Director, at [email protected] and complete this application form.

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! 🙂

Full-time employees also receive traditional full-time benefits such as 20 paid days off, 100% coverage for health, dental & vision, & more.

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