Deadline: Open until filled

Kelly Roskam

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Staff Attorney

The Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence (Ed Fund) is a 501(c)(3) organization that makes communities safer by translating research into policy. The Ed Fund achieves this by engaging in policy development, technical assistance, policy advocacy, and community and stakeholder engagement.

Candidates for this exciting full-time position will work directly under the Ed Fund’s Legal Director. Candidates for this position will assist the Legal Director in the following duties:

  • Performing legal and legislative research.
  • Drafting legislation, regulations, memoranda, congressional testimony, reports, and other written materials.
  • Giving presentations on gun violence, gun laws, and materials produced by the Ed Fund.
  • Analyzing legislation.
  • Analyzing the legal implications of gun-related incidents.
  • Ensuring nonprofit compliance with state and federal law.
  • Working with local stakeholders.


Candidates must have a J.D. and membership in the D.C. Bar, Virginia Bar, Maryland Bar, or eligibility to waive into the D.C. Bar. Recent law school graduates are welcome to apply but must complete bar examination by July 2017. Some background in the following areas is strongly preferred: firearms law, domestic violence law, constitutional law, public policy, drafting legislation. Candidates must be willing to travel.

Other important attributes include:

  • A strong commitment to gun violence prevention and desire to develop expertise and comprehensive knowledge of this field.
  • Excellent legal research and writing, analytical, and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to translate complex legal information for a lay audience.
  • Ability to work cooperatively with co-workers, other gun violence prevention organizations, and other stakeholders (i.e. legislators, prosecutors, law enforcement, domestic violence prevention advocates, etc.)
  • Ability to work independently.

Please email a resume and cover letter to Kelly Roskam at

Organization Policies

Equal Employment Opportunity: The Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence and the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence are Equal Opportunity/Reasonable Accommodation Employers.  Except where otherwise provided by law, there will be no discrimination because of color, race, religion, national origin, political affiliation, marital status, disability (physical or mental), age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as a parent, membership or non-membership in an employee organization, on the basis of personal favoritism, or any other non-merit factor.

Reasonable Accommodations: The Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence and the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify Bryan Barks.  Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

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