Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund (“Everytown for Gun Safety”) is the largest gun violence prevention organization in the country. Everytown for Gun Safety’s Community Safety Initiatives (CSI) team, focuses on scaling promising community-based violence intervention (CVI) strategies via direct investment, capacity building and advocacy. We are seeking a Director of Engagement and Assessment.

Everytown CSI leads Everytown’s Community Safety Fund, which has supported 72 community-based violence intervention organizations in 57 cities since 2019; the Everytown Community Training Institute, which delivers capacity-building training to our grantees, elected officials and governmental agencies in partnership with national subject matter experts; and informs Everytown’s legislative advocacy at all levels of government, in support of the CVI field at large.

Successful candidates will lead targeted engagement efforts with current, former and prospective grantees, develop community-based participatory work products, including but not limited to, short form fact sheets and reports as well as long form literature reviews, research articles and case studies, co-create and lead strategic initiatives to assess current grantees and inform the CVI field at large and lead team efforts to engage and build the capacity of city leaders and elected officials to fuel efforts to create coordinating bodies and scale local CVI ecosystems.

Principal Responsibilities

  • Advise Senior Director of emerging and persistent trends reflected in targeted engagement and community-based work product development related to current grantees and CVI field at large.
  • Lead the development and execution of a targeted engagement strategy, working closely with the Senior Director and Associate Director of Community Safety Initiatives, to regularly develop grantee-based insights to inform team strategy, grants development, capacity-building offerings and work product development.
  • Lead the development and execution of effective community-based participatory research, working closely with the Senior Director of Community Safety Initiatives and a range of Everytown leaders and staff across the organization to ensure effective coordination and delivery of research.
  • Provide practical and innovative ideas on potential research projects, reports, advocacy, communications, and outreach related to current grantees and CVI field at large.
  • Manage the publication of analytical and credible reports, compelling advocacy materials, and other community-based participatory work products to raise awareness about the impact of CVI organizations, identify emerging insights and inform the CVI Field at large.
  • Work closely with cross functional teams, as appropriate, overseeing strategic initiatives to assess and inform the CVI field at large and contribute to Everytown’s policy and legislative strategy.
  • Represent Everytown Community Safety Initiatives in various external capacities, including in stakeholder meetings and at conferences related to creating and sustaining city-based coordinating bodies and scaling local CVI ecosystems.
  • Represent Everytown Community Safety Initiatives on policy-related issues related to city-level coordinating bodies, grant programs and capacity building within the organization.
  • Collaborate with members of Everytown Community Safety Initiatives, contributing to community-based participatory research activities and supporting direct investment and capacity building of community-based violence intervention programs.
  • Interact regularly with Everytown staff across all departments to ensure effective coordination and delivery of community-based participatory work product.


  • Graduate degree required; Ph.D. preferred
  • A minimum of 7 years of work experience in research, advocacy, or related policy work, including 2+ years of management/leadership experience
  • Experience managing and mentoring staff
  • Demonstrated experience producing written products for non-technical audiences using clear, accessible language.
  • Experience editing, and proofreading in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong community-based participatory research skills with the ability to break complex questions into components and address them systematically
  • Strong critical thinking skills, with the ability to develop problem-solving strategies and adopt those strategies as needed
  • Track record facilitating partnerships, meetings, convenings and building relationships with a wide range of stakeholders
  • Experience working with marginalized communities, community-based violence intervention programs and survivors of trauma is a plus.
  • A commitment to social justice.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to collaborate effectively within a team
  • Ability to perform in a fast-moving environment and to deliver timely and high-quality work.
  • Strong work ethic, sense of humor, flexibility, creativity, and a professional demeanor.
  • Ability to work in a sometimes-hectic, open-plan office.
  • Passion for Everytown’s mission of preventing gun violence in America.
  • Exceptional project management skills
  • Excellent judgment and communication skills

The salary range for this position is $140,000 to $150,000 per year, depending on experience. Everytown offers a generous benefits package including medical, dental, and vision benefits; paid time off; a 401(k) match; education assistance; and more.

Candidates who identify as members of historically underrepresented groups are highly encouraged to apply. A diverse workforce and open culture are at the heart of our organization and vital to our success.

To apply for this job email your details to xfruan@everytown.org

About Everytown For Gun Safety

Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund (the “Everytown Support Fund”) is the education, research and litigation arm of Everytown for Gun Safety, the largest gun violence prevention organization in the country with nearly ten million supporters. The Everytown Support Fund seeks to improve our understanding of the causes of gun violence and help to reduce it by conducting groundbreaking original research, developing evidence-based policies, communicating this knowledge to the American public, and advancing gun safety and gun violence prevention in communities and the courts. Learn more at www.everytownsupportfund.org.

Everytown for Gun Safety provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.