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Friday, November 17, 2017

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Executive Director

Job Type: Executive Management

Organization: Texas Gun Sense

Application Closing Date: 5/31/2017

Job Description:


Statewide, nonprofit gun violence prevention organization seeks highly motivated individual to manage and advance all aspects of a growing organization. Looking for talented individual to lead advocacy efforts and foster organizational growth and financial strength. The Director’s work supports the TGS mission to advocate for common sense, evidence-based policies to reduce gun injuries and deaths. 

 Reporting to the board of directors, the executive director’s primary responsibilities include:

(1) Public policy research and advocacy;

(2) Expanding supporter base statewide;

(3) Donor development and fundraising;

(4) Coalition  building; and

(5) Communications.

 The following experience is required:

·         Experience leading an organization, program or project;

·         Public policy or government experience;

·         Experience supervising staff;

·         Budget management;

·         Communications, writing, or working with the press;

·         Self-starter with ability to work independently; 

·         Strong commitment to gun violence prevention.


The following expertise and experience are preferred:

·         Knowledge of the Texas Legislature;

·         Knowledge of nonprofits, community organizing and outreach;

·         Media and public relations (including organizing press events and social media);

·         Strong public speaking, written and verbal communication skills;

·         Developing donor networks;

·         Grant-writing;

·         Working with statewide organizations and government agencies;

·         Knowledge of gun-violence-prevention issues and strategies

·         Experience working with diverse groups of people.

 Texas Gun Sense is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from women, people of color, and people with disabilities. 

Location: PO Box 92722
Austin, TX 78709


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Name:Texas Gun Sense

Phone Number:n/a

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