Overcoming poverty is not a task of charity, it is an act of
justice . . . It [Poverty] is man-made and can be overcome and
eradicated by the actions of human beings. Nelson Mandela
The Charity & Security Network (C&SN) seeks an Executive
Director to lead its work at the intersection of nonprofit rights
and national security. Now in its tenth year of operation, C&SN
brings together diverse stakeholders in the nonprofit community to
promote and protect civil society space and address
counterterrorism measures that prevent charities and donors from
fully engaging in critical, life-saving work around the world. The
Network focuses on:
- Educating our members and the nonprofit sector about pressing
global and domestic legal and regulatory issues impacting the
humanitarian and peacebuilding sectors ability to carry their
- Raising awareness, dispelling myths and promoting legal
frameworks based on protecting the positive contribution civil
society makes to human security;
- Coordinating advocacy by the nonprofit sector.
The ideal candidate will be well respected, knowledgeable on
relevant issues and credible within the nonprofit sector; have
excellent interpersonal and communication skills, including strong
public speaking abilities; and be a visionary and advocate for the
Charity & Security Network’s mission.
Salary range is $100,000 to $125,000 with room for growth based
on organization’s financial stability. Comprehensive benefits are
included. The project is committed to a strong work life balance.
Candidates must be eligible to work in the United States.
To apply please email your resume with references, a cover
letter and short writing sample to CSNDirectorApps@gmail.com.
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Anticipated
start date is winter 2020. You will be contacted if selected for an
The Executive Director is responsible for overall operation and
effectiveness of C&SN, from administration to advocacy.
S/he/they ensures that the diverse stakeholders within the
nonprofit sector are provided with the logistical and technical
support needed for them to work together effectively. In addition,
the Executive Director represents C&SN in the public, media,
with public officials and donors.
These responsibilities are carried out pursuant to the
direction, goals and objectives established by the Advisory Board.
Staff, board and membership work in a collaborative
Specific responsibilities include:
Mission and Strategic Planning
- Solicit input from the Membership to assist the Advisory Board
in formulating the Network’s mission, vision, short and long-term
- Draft an annual workplan that reflects priorities and goals set
by the Advisory Board.
- Help the Advisory Board monitor and evaluate the Network’s and
- Inform the Advisory Board and working groups about trends,
issues, problems, and activities in order to facilitate
policymaking. Recommend policy positions to the Advisory
- Assist the Advisory Board in undertaking its role, be
accountable to membership and evaluate its own performance.
- Manage C&SN’s relationship to its fiscal sponsor, NEO
Management & Administration
- Provide general oversight of all Network activities, manage the
- Assure program quality and organizational stability
- Oversee small staff and manage work of consultants and assure a
work environment that recruits, retains, and supports quality staff
- Ensure support for and facilitation of Advisory Board and
thematic Working Groups
- Manage fundraising program, including grant writing and
reporting and funder relations.
- Build dues-paying membership program
- Operate programs and services in a cost-effective manner while
- Work with the Executive Committee to develop the annual budget,
monitor spending and assist NEO Philanthropy with financial
CSN Membership Relations and Outreach
- Facilitate the integration of Charity & Security Network
into the fabric of the peacebuilding, humanitarian, human rights,
civil liberties and broad charitable community
- Initiate, develop, and maintain cooperative and productive
relationships with key constituencies, including policy makers, the
regulatory and enforcement community, compliance
- Listen to members, volunteers, and the broader community in
order to improve services and generate greater engagement of its
- Serve as the chief spokesperson for the Network.
- Act as an advocate for issues relevant to C&SN.
- Implement advocacy campaigns, represent C&SN in meetings
with government officials and relevant multi-lateral bodies.
- Assess C&SN policy outcomes to identify successful advocacy
and messaging tactics.
- Track and coordinate outreach efforts to Congress, the
administration, other organizations.
- Represent C&SN in various coalitions and networks and with
Research and Education
- Oversee production of C&SN communications vehicles:
newsletter, website and social media
- Identify research projects as needed, secure resources and
oversee production of research projects and reports;
- Make presentations and events and conferences.
Location/Region: Washington, DC (20005)