Mission: Readiness National Director
Company: Council for a Strong America
Location: New York
Posted on: August 7, 2022
Full-time $110,000 - $125,000 a year 6 days ago
Paid time off
Qualifications Database management
Full Job Description Council for a Strong America
Mission: Readiness National Director
Vice President of Member Engagement Strategy
We strive to recruit staff that is diverse, and reflective of the
populations we aim to serve.
We are committed to building an inclusive, equitable, and
The Mission: Readiness National Director is responsible for leading
a network of retired generals and flag officers who advocate for
evidence-based policies and programs that enable children and youth
to grow up healthy, well-educated, and prepared for productive
lives. The National Director will work closely with the Vice
President of Member Engagement Strategy to implement a membership
growth strategy and build a strong membership culture. This
position will ensure all membership recruitment, retention efforts
and member activations are in alignment with cross-organizational
goals and priorities. The National Director will lead the
day-to-day management of the Mission: Readiness team, support
efforts to influence early childhood education and nutrition public
policy, support the coordination of state-based staff and national
staff campaigns and initiatives to build the visibility and
effectiveness of Council for a Strong America (CSA). Moderate
travel nationwide is required to recruit and steward members and
Responsibilities and Duties
The National Director will:
Supervise the Mission: Readiness national team
Assist in the planning and implementation of the annual strategic
plan, including tracking the overall scope of work and completion
of all deliverables.
Assume responsibility for specific projects, issues, and/or state
campaigns, ensuring the completion of high-quality deliverables on
time and within budget.
Monitor and report to the Vice President of Member Engagement
Strategy regarding the completion of deliverables associated with
membership group and manage, as appropriate, team resources to
ensure that such deliverables are completed in a timely manner.
Work with the Vice President of Member Engagement Strategy to
identify new policy and program opportunities.
Ensure that the membership team is monitoring and reporting on
significant developments in the substantive areas within the
Develop and maintain strong relationships with key allies, internal
and external stakeholders.
Leads the development of substantive advocacy materials on a
variety of subjects of interest to CSA, including background
documents, policymaker meeting talking points, sign-on letters,
testimony, call alerts, and manages team resources to ensure timely
completion of such products.
Assists the Communications and Research teams as those teams work
to produce research and communications products such as letters to
the editor, Op-Eds, fact sheets, research reports, and web and
social media content.
Support meetings with Congressional staff and members of Congress
(with organizational members from targeted states and
Ensure that systems, processes, and protocols are being implemented
Establish and manage the Mission: Readiness national team's annual
With the Vice President of Member Engagement Strategy and
development team, pursue funding opportunities and maintain
positive relationships with funders.
Work with state staff to build membership and support grant
Secure opportunities to offer presentations on membership group's
mission at national and state conferences, meetings and community
Team with other CSA member organizations and shared teams to
jointly enhance CSA's mission and member opportunities.
Development, fundraising, and external partnerships:
Along with other senior leaders in the organization, prospects for
Advises program and development staff on fundraising related to the
Contributes to and reviews grant proposals related to membership
Serves as a grant lead or key support on national grants that
impact the membership orgs.
Reviews grant budgets, funder reports, and proposals for membership
Develops strong relationships with key funders and partners.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
Demonstrated experience in growing membership and strengthening
memberships and/or associations.
Exceptional organizing skills and attention to detail.
Database management experience, especially Salesforce.
Strong interpersonal skills.
Forward-thinking mentality and strong business acumen.
Significant experience managing and executing policy advocacy
Experience working with remote teams.
Ability to sustain rapid, high-volume, daily communications and
decision-making by both phone and email.
Superior oral and written communication skills, including the
ability to lead and effectively participate in meetings.
Ability to juggle multiple projects at once while responding
rapidly and flexibly to changing priorities.
Superior diplomatic skills and the ability to effectively navigate
High emotional and social intelligence, including the ability to
understand multiple points of view.
Well-organized, able to work independently without administrative
Strong commitment to our mission and vision.
Knowledge of and experience organizing to impact state or federal
Experience with complex grant management and budgeting.
Experience with managing and developing internal organizational
Experience with public policy in the fields of education, early
childhood, children's health or other related child and family
2-5 years of military service or significant experience working
with military leaders.
Minimum experience required:
10 years of professional experience in a professional association,
government affairs, public policy, or advocacy.
Experience organizing leaders to take action.
Significant experience in managing remote teams.
Background in public policy, early childhood, education, nutrition,
or youth issues is preferred.
Experience working with association management systems, Macintosh
computers, Salesforce, Gmail and G-Suite products, and Microsoft
Bachelor's degree required; Graduate degree preferred.
Monthly out-of-state travel is required
Duration: 1-5 days
$110,000-$125,000 per year plus benefits, commensurate with
Our Benefits and Perks
Generous insurance coverage for Medical, Vision, and Dental. 403
(b) retirement savings plan match. 11 paid Government holidays, -
days before holidays, and no meeting Fridays - every other Friday
to promote work-life balance. Paid
maternity/paternity/adoptive/foster care paid leave. 2 days per
calendar year to Invest in Kids which can be spent with children
you know or volunteering. Flexible spending accounts, fully paid
premiums for life insurance, long-term and short-term disability as
well as long-term care. Gym, and cellphone subsidies. All staff is
able to participate in our Professional Development program, which
provides funds and 2 paid days of leave annually that staff can use
towards continued Learning and Development. We are a hybrid work
environment, with flexible scheduling and telework options. All new
hires are enrolled in our Mentorship program upon joining CSA to
assist with onboarding to our organization and culture.
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or
contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or
responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job.
Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time
with or without notice.
Only applications with a cover letter explaining their interest and
qualifications for the position included will be considered.
Council for a Strong America is an equal opportunity employer. We
celebrate diversity and strongly encourage all to apply. We are
committed to creating an inclusive environment for our
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