Careers

Sandy Hook Promise is led by several family members whose loved ones were lost at Sandy Hook Elementary School and a talented staff of seasoned professionals.

Help make school safer for children

Sandy Hook Promise is a national leader in the movement to reduce gun violence and make schools safer for our children.

With a staff of more than 80 people working across America, our dedicated staff and volunteers have enabled more than 18 million people to participate in our life-saving “Know the Signs” programs. School shooting plots have been averted, along with teen suicides and countless other acts of violence.

The mission of Sandy Hook Promise is to educate and empower youth and adults to prevent violence in schools, homes, and communities. We provide careers in the gun reform movement and not-for-profit jobs of all kinds.

Sandy Hook Promise offers a competitive salary based on experience, benefits, paid holidays and vacation. You’ll also enjoy working with an engaged group of professionals who are committed to work-life balance and wellness. See our open positions at PayCom.

Our Values

At Sandy Hook Promise we commit to:

Strong Partnerships

Interact thoughtfully with all external partners, ensuring a commitment to excellence, integrity, and professionalism in all aspects of our work.

Inclusivity and Belonging

Create a nurturing and inclusive culture for our organization.

Collaboration and Respect

Foster a culture of collaboration and respect for all members of our team.

Culture of Empowerment

Empower all team members to ideate, innovate, learn, change, and grow.

Sustainability

Prioritize work/life balance; understanding that flexible, balanced workloads lead to high performance and sustainability.

Internship Opportunities

Sandy Hook Promise offers internship opportunities for High School and College students, to join the in our mission to protect children, while gaining professional skills and experience. Please contact us online and select the subject “I’m interested in job or internship opportunities” from the dropdown menu.

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Professional Volunteers

Volunteers, who we call Promise Leaders, are at the heart of our organization, with more than 15,000 active participants nationwide. If you’re interested in general volunteering, sign up here. We also have opportunities for retirees, recent grads and others who would like to volunteer their skills on an ongoing or project basis. Please contact us online and select the subject “I’m a volunteer or interested in volunteering” from the dropdown menu.

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We're an equal opportunity employer

Sandy Hook Promise provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, ancestry, sexual orientation, national origin, age, handicap, disability, marital status, or status as a veteran. Sandy Hook Promise complies with all applicable laws.

Due to volume, we are unable to contact each interested job seeker.  If you are selected for consideration, a member of our team will contact you.

 

Sandy Hook Promise Values

At Sandy Hook Promise we commit to:

Strong Partnerships

Interact thoughtfully with all external partners, ensuring a commitment to excellence, integrity, and professionalism in all aspects of our work.

  • Treat everyone we encounter, internally and externally, in our mission-driven work, with respect, honesty, and transparency.
  • Listen to and hear our partners’ needs, concerns, and goals, and work in service to those overall objectives.
  • Prevent violence in the communities with which we partner, through policy, programming, and training.


Inclusivity and Belonging

Create a nurturing and inclusive culture for our organization.

  • Ensure holistic inclusivity and belonging through our words, both spoken and written, and our actions.
  • Integrate our Race, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (REDI) goals through all aspects of our work, both internal and external.
  • Value and seek out diversity in cultures, perspectives, and knowledge; understand that we can learn and grow from one another through our differences.


Collaboration and Respect

Foster a culture of collaboration and respect for all members of our team.

  • Celebrate each individual’s unique contributions and successes, no matter the position or level, led by the belief that all teammates are critical to success in this work.
  • Show respect to our teammates by being reliable, showing up, communicating proactively, and following through on commitments.
  • Honor and provide space for everyone to be fully human; we are flexible and understanding to individual needs.


Culture of Empowerment

Empower all team members to ideate, innovate, learn, change, and grow.

  • Encourage and cultivate fresh perspectives and ideas, as well as diverse and dissenting viewpoints, in order to maintain openness to change.
  • Understand the importance of professional development for our team members, and offer staff tools and training to ensure they can continuously grow.
  • Maintain a growth mindset by exploring new ideas, evolving programs and processes, and learning from our mistakes.


Sustainability

Prioritize work/life balance; understanding that flexible, balanced workloads lead to high performance and sustainability.

  • Foster a progressive culture rooted in trust through our flexible expectations, policies, benefits, and working styles.
  • Safeguard commitment and retention across the organization by promoting sustainable workloads and expectations
  • Create space for staff to stay connected in a joyful way to do the hard work of an ambitious mission.