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Guns Down America - Executive Director

Location: Fully Remote

Job Type: Full time, exempt 

Compensation & Benefits

  • $150,000-$175,000

  • Full medical/dental/vision insurance paid by employer

  • Unlimited PTO

  • All Federal Holidays off

  • Week between Christmas Eve and New Years Day off

  • Cell phone/wifi stipend 

  • New laptop provided by employer


About the Position

Guns Down America (GDA) is seeking a new Executive Director to build on the great success and innovation of its founding Executive Director.  This person will be dynamic, nimble, passionate, and experienced in advocacy and organizational leadership.


The ideal candidate is someone who is not afraid to hold elected champions of gun violence prevention accountable to the promises they have made while always keeping the mission of corporate accountability squarely at the forefront.  They will be a public leader who can harness the majority of the nation's opinions on gun ownership for the greater good.


A media savvy and donor accessible leader, this person will have a growth mindset to keep Guns Down America moving forward and meeting its structural needs.  Most of all, this person will be passionate about making a difference in the lives of millions of Americans affected by gun violence each year.


Formed in 2016, Guns Down America is successfully building a future with fewer guns by weakening the gun industry and building political and cultural support for policies that will keep us safe from gun violence. Small but mighty, Guns Down America has led the gun violence prevention movement by ending the NRA’s lucrative insurance program, pushing major American banks to end their business relationships with irresponsible gun manufacturers, and forcing large retailers like Walmart to dramatically shrink gun sales.


Guns Down America has also been on the forefront of combating armed domestic extremists and safeguarding the American voting process from armed intimidation.


While some gun violence prevention organizations continue to pursue a failed insider strategy that relies on awaiting instructions from the White House and Congressional allies before pursuing reforms, Guns Down America has embarked on a better path.

We are focused on driving elected leaders to live up to their promise of fighting for gun violence prevention legislation and, borrowing a page from the successful marriage equality movement, we’re pushing corporations to embrace the cause of gun violence prevention in order to jumpstart the cultural and political change necessary to create safer communities for us all.

Duties Include

Public Facing Leadership (50%)

  • Working with the team, lead, plan, and implement focused campaigns around corporate and political accountability 

  • Act as the chief spokesperson for the organization in print, radio, and television media

  • Direct the generation of research, communications, advocacy and promotion of GVP topics nationally

  • Interact directly with elected and appointed officials to further the cause and mission of GDA

  • Continue and grow the existing campaigns and initiatives of GDA including its work with the banking industry, corporate accountability efforts, and its political advocacy to push the Administration and other elected officials forward on gun control measures.


Development and Fundraising (30%)

  • Work with the Development Director and allied organizations on seeking and securing funding for the organization.

  • Manage a discreet portfolio of high level donors and foundation relationships


Management and Strategy (20%)

  • With a mindset of growth, look for opportunities to grow the staff to meet the needs of the organization’s mission

  • Work with the Board to ensure alignment and to expand the Board with new members and capabilities.

  • Create and implement strategic plans and adjustments from time to time as needed

  • Work collaboratively with the organization's leadership to ensure smooth and transparent hiring, evaluation, and promotion policies.

Skills and Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience

  • 8+ years in the nonprofit, advocacy, and/or progressive movement

  • 4+ years of direct management experience 

  • Experience in the GVP movement, or a deep passion and demonstrable understanding of it

  • Experience working with, forming, and maintaining relationships in coalitions and alliances

  • Deep experience working with the media in all ways - digital, print, television, and radio and a comfort being a public facing person

  • Some experience in fundraising or development is preferred - but a willingness to dive in and do the work when needed is required.

  • Experience working with a Board of Directors 

  • A vision of the future with fewer guns

To Apply


  • ​Click below or email us at with the subject line "GDA EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR"

  • Send your resume and a cover letter in one document in pdf format

  • No calls, please

JMM Strategy Group and Guns Down America strongly encourage women, people of color, people with disabilities, and members of the LGBTQ community to apply. We do not tolerate discrimination on any level and are actively working to ensure that all people have access to the jobs and positions they are qualified to succeed in.

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