Organization: Council for a Strong America (CSA)

Location: Washington, DC

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The Council for a Strong America (CSA) is the leading national nonprofit organization mobilizing “unexpected messengers” – retired admirals and generals, police chiefs, business leaders, pastors, athletes, and coaches – to help at-risk kids succeed. CSA’s mission is to win and maintain investments in research-based children’s programs that cut crime, strengthen businesses and the economy, increase national security, and strengthen families.

CSA is the umbrella nonprofit for five membership organizations comprising the unique and powerful five pillars of society – business, military, law enforcement, faith, and sports – working together to prepare young Americans for success. We mobilize these messengers to win increased investments in children and families to ensure that every child gets the right start in life.

Through five unique membership organizations:

  • Fight Crime: Invest in Kids
  • ReadyNation
  • Mission: Readiness
  • Shepherding the Next Generation
  • Champions for America’s Future

CSA mobilizes our members to educate policymakers and the public that increased state and federal investments in research-based approaches improve the lives of children. In 2015, CSA helped to win more than $1B in new early education funding across the country and in prior years, CSA won $1.5B in new support for home visiting for teen mothers and $4B in new funding for child nutrition programs. CSA is based in Washington, DC with offices in 10 states.

CSA is looking to hire a dynamic, mission-driven Human Capital Director (Director) who will be responsible for leading and implementing human resources programs, policies, and services that enhance, support, and sustain a high performance culture and will provide strategic operational and administrative expertise in all functional areas of human resources.

This is a full-time position located in Washington, DC. For more information on CSA, please visit

Candidate Profile:

The Director will act as a key partner to the organization’s leadership, providing expertise on matters such as performance management and professional development, and working with the leadership on strategies for organizational development. The Director will be able to think strategically while acting tactically to ensure the successful implementation of human resources initiatives. In building relationships across the organization, the Director will demonstrate sound judgment and excellent interpersonal skills, as well as a commitment to the organization’s mission. This is a tremendous opportunity for a motivated human resources professional with strong leadership skills and strategic expertise to join an innovative organization, taking a bold approach to helping our nation’s at-risk children be happy, healthy, and successful.

The Human Capital Director of CSA will possess the following attributes and competencies:

  • Collaborate with the senior management team and staff to design strategies that further the organizational priorities and core values of Council for a Strong America
  • Drive recruiting and hiring of all staff from a diverse talent pool
  • Assist with employee training, goal setting, professional development, performance assessment procedures; coach supervisors on performance management
  • Coordinate CSA’s annual staff retreat and other events designed to promote staff morale
  • Oversee CSA’s benefits planning and administration
  • Ensure excellent employee relations across the organization by addressing and resolving personnel issues and grievances as needed
  • Establish and maintain HR records, and ensure compliance with all federal, sate, and local employment legislation and regulations


  • Passion for and commitment to the mission of CSA
  • At least eight years in a management role, including significant past experience in strategic human capital management in a nonprofit setting
  • Demonstrated success in managing employee relations, performance management, employee training and development
  • Track record of advising a senior management team on organizational processes and development
  • Strong interpersonal skills, with exceptional coaching, communications, and conflict resolution skills
  • Competence in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Google applications in a MAC environment
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Human Resources certification (SHRM or equivalent)

Compensation & Benefits:

Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. CSA offers outstanding benefits including health and vision insurance, dental plan, life, short, and long term disability insurance, long term care insurance, retirement plan with an employer match, and generous annual and sick leave.


Council for a Strong America has engaged Koya Leadership Partners to help in this hire. Please submit a compelling cover letter and resume to Molly Brennan and Liz Lombard here.

Council for a Strong America is an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages applications from people of color, persons with disabilities, women, and LGBT applicants.

About Council for a Strong America:

Council for a Strong America is the leading national nonprofit organization mobilizing “unexpected messengers” – retired admirals and generals, law enforcement, business leaders, pastors, athletes, and coaches – to help at-risk kids succeed. For more information on CSA, please visit

About Koya Leadership Partners:

Koya Leadership Partners is a national retained executive search and human capital consulting firm that works exclusively with nonprofits and social enterprises. We deliver measurable results, finding exceptionally talented people who truly fit the unique culture of our client organizations and ensuring that organizations have the resources and strategies to support them. For more information about Koya Leadership Partners, visit