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.

Press Associate | Part-Time | Remote

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POSITION TITLE: Press Associate

REPORTS DIRECTLY TO: Press Secretary and Brand Strategist

WORK SCHEDULE: Part-time through the midterm elections (with potential to turn into a permanent position)

CLASSIFICATION: Non-exempt Employee

SALARY: $20/hr, max 20 hours per week

LOCATION: Remote; NYC or DC preferred.  Please note that the March For Our Lives Communications team operates in the Eastern time zone

 

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 Press Associate will work directly with the Press Secretary & Brand Strategist to manage  MFOL’s relationships with reporters and ensure timely and accurate coverage of the organization’s activities, priorities and people. In this role, the Associate will assist with tasks related to running a press shop, including responding to media inquiries, coordinating interviews and tracking news stories. This position will be part of the March For Our Lives Communications team.

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

  • Monitor the press inbox and work with the team to develop appropriate responses to reporter inquiries
  • Schedule interviews between reporters and March For Our Lives spokespeople
  • Create first draft of press materials, including statements, comments, quotes 
  • Compile regular updates of media coverage for awareness of the MFOL staff, board and other stakeholders
  • Consistently monitor the media landscape  and alert the communications team of news that MFOL should comment on
  • Attend weekly calls with the Communications team and MFOL staff, and  a weekly 1:1 call with the Press Secretary & Brand Strategist

 

WHO YOU ARE

  • You’re naturally curious and eager to learn. No prior experience in media relations is necessary, but some background or strong interest in journalism, public relations or related field is preferred. 
  • You care about progressive causes. Experience advocating for an issue, cause or candidate is strongly preferred. 
  • You’re a news  enthusiast. You have a natural interest in current events and understand what drives news, as well as the ability to  predict how a story will evolve and develop over time.
  • You’re a strong and empathetic communicator. Excellent writing skills and ability to communicate clearly with external and internal audiences, including with young organizers and survivors of gun violence. 
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.