Program Manager

Post date: May 21, 2024

Application close date: When filled

Texas Gun Sense seeks a dynamic Program Manager responsible for managing and executing key strategies to shift the narrative on gun safety and engage allies around policy change.

About Texas Gun Sense

Founded in the wake of the Sandy Hook School shooting, the mission of Texas Gun Sense is to prevent gun violence and other gun tragedies in Texas through education, partnerships, and policy change. We are a 501(c)3 organization that has acted as the leading state-based gun violence prevention organization by bringing coalition partners together, shaping the narrative in the media, playing defense against the passage of dangerous gun laws, and advocating for common sense gun policies that save lives. We have been a significant driver in promoting safe gun storage education in Texas. 

Our work in the coming years will center around building on our safe gun storage progress and incrementally advancing policies, mobilizing young leaders, educating the community on prevention and intervention, and engaging stakeholders and allies to advocate for gun safety laws. 

This is a new position that will work closely with the Executive Director and a small team to manage our advocacy and educational efforts. 

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Working with partner organizations to develop and pilot a program for collaborating with Texas university groups to engage college students in advocating for gun violence prevention;
  • Building relationships with key partners and stakeholders around the state, including gun owners, medical professionals, and survivors of gun violence;
  • Developing materials, presenting information and managing initiatives to raise awareness of policy solutions to prevent gun tragedies, including promoting powerful storytelling campaigns;
  • Tracking engagement and metrics of programs and initiatives;
  • Working with the team to represent Texas Gun Sense at events and in online communications;
  • Potentially overseeing the onboarding of additional staff, as the budget allows.

What we’re looking for:

  • You have 3-5 years of experience in program management, community engagement, and/or advocacy;
  • You have strong written and communication skills and experience with public speaking;
  • You are someone who takes initiative, works independently, and is collaborative;
  • You can represent the organization publicly and build relationships with a range of partners and stakeholders;
  • You have strong judgment, are organized, and can be flexible in a changing environment;
  • You act with sensitivity toward victims and survivors of gun violence and can work with individuals with differing viewpoints and lived experiences;
  • You have a firm commitment to preventing gun violence in all its forms.

Depending on experience, starting salary will range from $50,000-$62,000, with a healthcare stipend, paid time off, and retirement benefits. The ideal candidate will reside in Austin or Central Texas with the ability to travel periodically. This position will include a combination of working from home and attending in-person events and meetings. 

To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and three references to Nicole Golden, Executive Director, at

We strongly encourage people from underrepresented groups to apply.