STATE DIRECTOR POSITION AND CODE OF ETHICS
Position Summary: The DC Project Foundation (DCPF) State Director oversees the planning and execution of the DCPF initiatives at the state level and reports to the Regional Director.
1. Committed to sharing time and talents to help the mission of the DC Project Foundation and advocate for the organization through fundraising and encouraging others to get involved
2. Have a heart for 2A advocacy or passion for 2A rights
3. Willingness to use oral and verbal communication skills
4. Access to a computer, internet, and email
Responsibilities and Duties: The DCPF State Director represents the DCPF with dignity and decorum
1. Participate as an active member of the National DCPF group
a. Visit Washington, D.C. with the DCPF National group as State Director Delegate (if unable to attend, designate a representative from the state level to attend in your place)
b. Once per year, write an article or story to be shared on the DC Project Foundation website blog or other DC Project Foundation communications platform
c. Participate in and/or promote the DCPF fundraising efforts, including the DCPF 2-man 3-gun match
2. Promote the DCPF by:
a. Attend, speak, or present at a national conference(s) related to the Second Amendment and firearms industry
b. Network and share information about DCPF at conferences/trade shows, shooting sports events, other 2A events
3. Obtain cash or product donations for the National DCPF Group of $1,000 minimum per year
State Level – Lead the DCPF State group
1. Recruit and screen State Delegates from each voting district
a. Seek powerful stories and highlight the diversity of delegates
b. Fill districts, create small groups, assign team leaders
2. Provide orientation and training to state delegates on DCPF mission, code of conduct, expectations, leading meetings, interacting with public officials, etc.
3. Manage State Delegates through organizing the trip to State Capitol
a. Communicate with delegates and manage logistics for the trip
b. Create small groups of women traveling to meetings together
c. Assist delegates in scheduling meetings with congressional and state representatives and senators
4. Manage State Delegates in dealings at local and regional levels outside of the trip to State Capitol
5. Communicate regularly with delegates
a. Manage and maintain private State DCPF Facebook page as administrator and shepherd
b. Conference calls, recommended one per quarter, to monitor progress, answer any questions, and clarify objectives
c. Via private Facebook page, email, and/or phone, maintain interest and encourage DCPF exposure at local events
6. Manage fundraising activities at DCPF State level and promote National DCPF fundraising efforts
7. Attend, speak, and/or present at a state or local conference related to the Second Amendment or firearms industry about the DCPF
8. Accumulate and track via spreadsheet, the work done by delegates and any earned media (articles published, broadcast interviews, videos, etc.)
9. Join existing State 2nd Amendment policy group
a. Facilitate a partnership with the group and offer the DPC as a resource
b. Glean intel from the organization and share with DCPF Regional Director
10. Keep abreast of State laws and proposed legislation, and disseminate information to State Delegates and Regional Director
11. Communicate state needs with the Regional Director – i.e. delegate vacancies, budget requests, hot-button issues, delegate conflicts, etc.
VOLUNTEERS’ CODE OF ETHICS
As a volunteer of the DC Project Foundation as a State Director, I agree to abide by the policies and procedures set forth by the Foundation. I understand that I will be volunteering at my own risk and that the Foundation, its employees and affiliates, do not assume responsibility or liability for any accident, injury, or health problem which may arise from any volunteer work I perform for the Foundation. I agree that all the work I do is on a volunteer basis and I am not eligible to receive any monetary payment or reward. This DC Project Foundation Code of Ethics aims to ensure that all volunteers understand the standard of conduct required. Volunteers are always expected to uphold the Code of Ethics when carrying out their duties and interactions.
VOLUNTEERS ARE EXPECTED TO:
• Carry out the duties responsibly, safely, and in a competent manner.
• Respect the audience and other delegates as individuals. Help other delegates when necessary and be thoughtful about the sometimes-emotional toll of sharing difficult stories.
• Attend to the duties diligently and with reverence to the positions and offices being visited.
• Behave in the most appropriate or desirable manner during the duties that will not create liability or bring into disrepute the DC Project Foundation.
• Volunteers are expected not to assume roles in other organizations, have other personal commitments, or be in any situation that will give rise to a conflict of interest during their period of voluntary role or duties.
• Act as a non-partisan representative in all meetings and encounters while volunteering.
• Be aware that you are representing the DC Project Foundation and understand the mission and core values of the organization
• Be punctual for your voluntary duties
• Lead by example and be good role models for other delegates
• Dress modestly and appropriately – no clothes which are revealing, offensive, partisan, or political, etc.
• Maintain confidentiality and respect the privacy and dignity of other delegates
PLEASE DO NOT
• Act as a spokesperson for the DC Project Foundation unless prior permission or authority has been given
• Use derogatory remarks or name-calling to make a point
The mission of the DC Project Foundation is to raise awareness among community members, including legislators, that firearms safety and violence prevention is achieved through EDUCATION, not legislation; to encourage the PRESERVATION of America’s gun culture from conservation and commerce to competitive sports, hunting, and self-defense; and to highlight the diversity and rising demographic of female gun owners through ongoing ADVOCACY because gun rights are women’s rights.
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