Fund for a Safer Future (FSF or the Fund), a national donor collaborative with a vision of a country where everyone is safe from gun violence, seeks applications and nominations for Executive Director. Launched in 2011 and housed at the New Venture Fund, the Fund’s mission is to strengthen the gun violence prevention community’s capacity to develop and implement smart policy, mobilize supporters, summon the best available research, expand the capacity of community violence intervention programs, advance Second Amendment litigation strategies, and resist the gun lobby’s opposition to common sense reform. More than 30 members strong, FSF is working to reduce gun violence by supporting community-based solutions, research, and state and federal policy change. After ten successful years, FSF seeks to engage its first fulltime Executive Director to more actively manage grantmaking, donor engagement, and fundraising objectives. With a strong track record in raising funds and impacting gun violence prevention policy and practice, the Executive Director will be well-positioned to build on success and forward momentum. This is a unique opportunity to coalesce and support philanthropy’s growing investment in gun violence prevention to achieve even greater strategic impact.
Strong candidates will bring experience and leadership in gun violence prevention and/or a related social justice field and demonstrate comprehensive knowledge of the integration of philanthropy, civic engagement, and policy reform, with experience in managing these relationships effectively. They will be responsible for all fundraising, including recruiting new donor members and retention of existing members, in partnership with the FSF executive committee. Reporting to the President of the New Venture Fund, the ED will manage all aspects of the Fund’s grantmaking, and ensure proactive and coordinated communications to members, the field, and the public.
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