Counsel – Everytown For Gun Safety – New York, NY

Everytown for Gun Safety, the largest gun violence prevention advocacy group in the country, is seeking a passionate, dedicated attorney to join the legal team.

The legal team works to advance Everytown’s mission to reduce gun violence by improving gun-related laws and regulations in all 50 states and at the federal level, generating groundbreaking original research, and contributing to Everytown’s position as a thought leader in the gun violence prevention movement.

Responsibilities will include providing technical assistance to legislators at the federal, state, and local level, analyzing legislation, legal opinions, and criminal court records, performing research on Second Amendment and other firearm-related jurisprudence and gun laws around the country, as well as contributing to groundbreaking research reports and drafting other public-facing materials. In addition, Counsel reviews the organization’s output for accuracy, including reports, speeches, op-eds, emails, and social media posts.

Qualifications:

J.D. and membership in a state bar
2 or more years of relevant professional experience
Excellent research, writing, and editing skills and outstanding attention to detail
Ability to explain complicated legal concepts to a general audience
Strong work ethic, sense of humor, flexibility, creativity, and a professional demeanor
Ability to manage multiple projects in a fast-moving environment and deliver timely and high-quality work
Willingness to travel on occasion, possibly on short notice
Strong commitment to issues around reducing and preventing gun violence

This is a full-time position based in New York City reporting to the Legal Director. Salary commensurate with experience and skill; very generous benefits.

About Everytown

Everytown for Gun Safety (www.everytown.org) is a movement of Americans fighting for common-sense policies that will reduce gun violence and save lives. Everytown is the largest gun violence prevention organization in the country with more than 2.5 million supporters including moms, mayors, survivors, and everyday Americans who are fighting for reforms that respect the Second Amendment and protect people. At the core of Everytown are Mayors Against Illegal Guns, founded in 2006 by former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and former Boston Mayor Tom Menino, and Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, a grassroots movement of American mothers founded the day after the Sandy Hook tragedy in Newtown, CT.

Equal Employment Opportunities

Everytown for Gun Safety Action Fund, Inc., provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

How to apply

Applications will be accepted until the job is filled. Please send a cover letter, resume and salary requirements to legaljobs@everytown.org and include “Counsel” in the subject line.

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