Three-month contract position to be evaluated for extension
ORGANIZATIONAL SUMMARY: Gun Violence Prevention Action Committee. Our Mission: GVPAC advocates for common sense, evidence-based gun violence prevention measures that will save lives in Illinois.
PROJECT DESCRIPTION: The Gun Violence Prevention Action Committee seeks an organizer to build the Illinois Gun Violence Prevention (ILGVP) Coalition. Due to COVID-19, this campaign is currently operating in digital spaces and the position requires strong digital abilities. This position is part time, and will consist of 15 hours a week.
GVPAC is an equal-opportunity employer. People of color are strongly encouraged to apply. To apply: Email your resume and three references to firstname.lastname@example.org
The Gun Violence Prevention Action Committee is offering a fellowship for people interested in getting hands-on experience working to reduce gun violence in Illinois. Our work includes reaching out to communities to educate them about the risks associated with gun violence, and turning public opinion into public policy through advocacy for common sense gun legislation. Open positions entail 15-20 hours a week, and require a 3 month commitment (minimum).
Fellows will gain valuable experience in advocacy, community relations, organization, and outreach. Fellows will execute our legislative advocacy strategy in IL will be specifically in charge of updating and maintaining bill tracking, supporter management , corresponding with volunteers, digital engagement and will help organize upcoming special events or special projects as needed.
This position requires a college degree, or degree-seeking student, preferred. Current full and part time students are encouraged to apply. The Gun Violence Prevention Action Committee will work with your institution to secure course credit for your work if applicable. Positions require independence, motivation, organization and most importantly commitment to the cause.
Implement a statewide legislative advocacy plan to pass SB1966 the BIO Bill to Fix the FOID
Monitor all forms of media, reports, and community engagement platforms
Develop understanding of current gun violence policy and create communications for social media.
Schedule and coordinate trainings, events, and power meetings
Write press public facing materials
Make phone calls to key legislative districts and constituents
Manage data reporting from the field
Search for press clippings
Create, manage or update campaign databases
Manage relationships with key validators and survivors
Experience and/or strong desire to work in public affairs, public policy, legislative affairs or lobbying is strongly preferred
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Solid understanding of social media
Strong interest in gun violence prevention and desire to end gun violence in Illinois
Passion for issue advocacy
Proficiency in Google Suite (Google Docs)
Legislative experience a plus but not necessary
To apply: Email your resume and three references to email@example.com
G-PAC is seeking a passionate social media fellow to assist in posting assets, building audience, and managing community across social media platforms to educate and activate social users in support of gun violence prevention and gun sense candidates. The ideal fellow will be responsible for staying up-to-date on the latest news, staying in daily contact with the client and integrated team, posting assets and articles to social media with approved messaging, and educating the public about gun safety candidates.
The Gun Violence Prevention Political Action Committee (G-PAC) was founded to counter the political influence of the gun industry and their lobby in Springfield. G-PAC raises the resources necessary to protect and elect public officials with the courage to stand up to the gun lobby.
To learn more about G-PAC’s mission, please visit gpacillinois.com To apply: Email your resume and three references to firstname.lastname@example.org