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Senior State Special Projects Manager
Sandy Hook Promise Foundation Inc in ,
Date Posted 05/27/2021
Nonprofit-Program Management
Salary $70,000.00 - $80,000.00  USD Per Year
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled

Sandy Hook Promise (SHP) is a national nonprofit organization with a mission to end school shootings

and create a culture change that prevents violence and other harmful acts that hurt children. Through its life-saving, evidence-informed Know the Signs prevention programs, SHP educates and empowers youth and adults to recognize, intervene, and get help for individuals who may be socially isolated and/or at risk of hurting themselves or others. SHP is a moderate, bipartisan organization that supports sensible policy solutions that address the human side of gun violence and make schools safer.

SHP is led by several family members whose loved ones were killed in the tragic mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School on December 14, 2012.

Commitment to Racial Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

SHP strives to ensure its culture and work environment reflect the values of race, diversity, equity, and inclusion (REDI) and is responsive to the views and issues of the diverse communities with which we live and work. SHP encourages individuals who have demonstrated a commitment to equity and inclusion to apply.

Position Summary

The Senior State Project Manager (SPM) will provide project management support for the continued development of the Pennsylvania statewide Safe2Say Something (S2SS) program and, as needed, support for various anonymous reporting system operational projects and endeavors. The SPM will support the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General S2SS Project Team and corresponding Crisis Center team members. The SPM will manage and ensure all identified deliverables meet established deadlines, coordinate, and facilitate team members from SHP and state project team toward completion of those deliverables, lead and manage all team meetings – including agenda prep, meeting facilitation and issuance of meeting minutes with identified core actions. The SPM will anticipate, report on, and recommend solutions to identified critical path issues before they become a problem on meeting set deadlines. The S2SS SPM reports to the National Crisis Center Director.

Job Responsibilities

  • Manage and support Pennsylvania’s continued program development and sustainment.
  • Support the National Crisis Center Director in all aspects of implementation and continued program enhancement, including scheduling, correspondence, report-backs, event organization, etc.
  • Support National Crisis Center Director with executing strategy as it relates to enhancing Crisis Center services: researching opportunities, identifying risks and opportunities as they relate to operational and business needs, and forming and managing budgets.
  • Develop/manage project timeline within and across SHP and teams; identify risks and opportunities.
  • Build strong working-relationships with all internal and external team members.
  • Deliver and track adult and student training and data, which involves managing trainer schedules, evaluations, and follow-up communication.
  • Work cross-functionally with members of the Crisis Center team and the Program Delivery and Sustainability (PD&S) team to identify concrete ways to align processes related to adult/student training, use of trainers, communications, and onboarding, etc.
  • Develop and execute efficient internal communications, leading to effective cross-functional partnership amongst different teams and align on strategy and processes.
  • Support, as needed, Managing Directors and Crisis Center Leadership Team with special project requests.
  • Some travel required.
  • Other duties and responsibilities, as assigned.


  • Exceptional organization, detail, accuracy, team building, motivational skills.
  • Must be able to work within deadlines and field last-minute requests by our state partners.
  • Creative problem-solving, consensus-building, and diplomatic skills.
  • Ability to juggle multiple tasks at the same time and exhibit flexibility with changes.
  • Strong verbal and written communication and meeting-management skills.
  • Self-starter with an entrepreneurial spirit – must be able to work independently.
  • Performs other duties as required.

Benefits and Salary Range

The salary range for this position is $70-80K

SHP offers a competitive benefits package, including:

  • Generous paid time off and holidays
  • Paid parental leave
  • Health, dental, and vision
  • Employer paid life insurance and short- and long-term disability
  • 401k match
  • Employer Paid Employee Assistance Program.

Our organization operates within a distributed workforce, allowing for location flexibility across the country for most positions. We provide remote office support for all staff, which includes a laptop, home office reimbursement, and monthly cell phone reimbursement up to $50.

Equal Opportunity Employment

SHP is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We strive to be an employer of choice: where a diverse mix of talented people want to come and do their best work. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status, or any other protected characteristic. We are focused on promoting diversity, multiculturalism, and inclusion and believe deeply in having a workforce comprised of people of all beliefs and backgrounds who seek to prevent gun violence and stop the tragic loss of life. Members of all under-represented groups are encouraged to apply.

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