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Council for a Strong America (CSA) a national nonprofit organization based in Washington, D.C. with offices in nine states, including California. CSA has had an office in California for more than 20 years. CSA seeks a new State Director for our California office who has the vision, relationships, and expertise to build the impact of our organization on children’s policy in California. The qualified candidate will be a senior-level, experienced leader of public policy teams and projects. The State Director will be responsible for all aspects of mobilizing our bipartisan law enforcement, retired military, and business leader membership organizations in support of a state policy agenda that ensures California’s children have the opportunity to succeed starting from birth.
The successful candidate will have deep experience with California education and/or children’s policy, as well as a deep understanding of the political landscape of California. Along with a demonstrated ability to lead a team of talented and committed professionals, the State Director must also possess the diplomatic and interpersonal skills necessary to work with a wide variety of stakeholders, including our members, policymakers, partner organizations, funders, and other teams across our national organization. Passion for policy advocacy, entrepreneurial instincts, and the determination of an organizer are character traits that are essential for success in this role.
Responsibilities and Duties
The State Director:
Bachelor’s degree preferred, or equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.
Frequent travel in-state for 1-3 days per trip is required; occasional travel out-of-state required.
$120K - $150K
Only applications with a cover letter explaining their interest and qualifications for the position included will be considered.