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Associate Director

Council for a Strong America
Washington, DC 20005
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Council for a Strong America

Associate Director

Reports to:

ReadyNation National Director




Supports ReadyNation team projects and the implementation of Council for a Strong America's (CSA) federal and state policy agenda by organizing business leaders to pursue opportunities to increase funding for evidence-based programs that help kids succeed (i.e. early childhood education and care, child care, home visiting, strengthening student achievement, etc.). Develops and maintains relationships with our organization's business-leader members through recruitment, engagement, and member education. The Associate Director will help guide the ReadyNation National team through continued development of team strategic goals with the Global Director. A strong candidate will be particularly passionate about finding the most effective and meaningful ways to engage business leaders to advocate for our shared policy objectives related to strengthening the workforce and the economy by strategic investments in children and youth.

Essential Functions

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  1. Manage member activations to achieve federal and state policy goals (to include asking members to sign on to letters of support, working with members to publish Op-eds or LTEs, working with members to host press conferences, asking members to participate in policymaker meetings, and other tactics)

  2. Manage national projects which increase the visibility of ReadyNation, our members, and CSA

  3. Develop state-specific strategies for member recruitment and engagement in state portfolio

  4. Collaborate with other CSA teams like Federal Policy, Communications, Research, and Member Mobilization to reach target policymakers and raise awareness about the issues in a strategic way

  5. Develop and maintain relationships with state level allied advocacy groups to align CSA advocacy issues and activations with the strategies and campaigns existing in the state

  6. In collaboration with Global Director, develop and execute national member communications tools (such as quarterly newsletter)

  7. Apply data and metrics to promote deeper and wider member engagement. The candidate should have experience or interest in managing member relationships with a CRM (Council for a Strong America uses Salesforce primarily);

  8. Other projects to support the national team as assigned.



  1. Strong commitment to our mission and strategic vision;

  2. At least 5-7 years of experience working in a related field (such as communications industry, policy-oriented setting, education sector, public interest sector, chamber or other business membership organization);

  3. Extremely detail-oriented and well organized;

  4. Self-starter and ability to juggle multiple projects at once, and respond rapidly and flexibly to changing priorities, while meeting deadlines;

  5. Demonstrated ability to be an effective and persuasive communicator, both orally and in writing;

  6. Able to present sometimes complex information in a coherent, persuasive manner; in a variety of forums;

  7. Proficient with Google Drive/Word/Excel/PowerPoint ;

  8. Strong interpersonal skills;

  9. Passion for our mission.


  1. Substantive expertise in a number of issue areas related to early childhood and the educational continuum advocacy; and

  2. Experience working with business leaders or business membership organizations

Supervisory Responsibility

The associate director may have direct supervisory responsibilities following the probationary period.

Salary Range:

$75,000-$80,000 per year plus benefits, commensurate with experience

Work Environment

This job operates in an office setting. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, and photocopiers.

*Note: Our office staff is currently teleworking due to COVID-19 social distancing requirements and will continue to do so at least through April 2022. Therefore, the ability to successfully work in a remote environment is essential. When the office reopens, this will be a hybrid position.

Physical Demands

This is a largely sedentary role; however, some filing is required. This would require the ability to lift files, open filing cabinets and bend or stand on a stool as necessary.

Position Type and Expected Hours of Work

This is a full-time position and employees must work 40 hours each week to maintain full-time status.


Travel will be required from time to time based on opportunities; about 1 - 2 trips every other month for 2 - 3 days.

Required Education and Experience

Bachelor's degree

5 - 7 years of experience

Preferred Education and Experience

High School Diploma Required

College Degree Required

Master's Degree Preferred

Additional Eligibility Qualifications

None required for this position.

Other Duties

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.

Application Procedure

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 employees.


Posted: 2022-05-02 Expires: 2022-06-03

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