Paul Carroll, Director

Paul Carroll is a seasoned professional with broad experience in the nongovernmental and philanthropic sectors.

As the Director of C&SN he is responsible for overall organizational management of the network, its staff, and strategy setting with respect to its issues and policy advocacy.

Paul spent seventeen years at the Ploughshares Fund, a public foundation that works to eliminate the risks from nuclear weapons. He has also served in leadership roles in the philanthropic community, significantly contributing to the growth, collaboration, and efficacy of funders in the peace and security arena through his participation in the Peace and Security Funders Group.

More recently, Paul served as the Director of Nuclear Security Partnerships at N Square, a funders collaborative that seeks to foster innovation and collaboration into the nuclear security sector. Paul provided content expertise to members of this growing network and facilitated introductions and connections across different professional sectors to spark partnerships and creative ideas to reduce nuclear threats.

Outside of work Paul is an avid cyclist, having completed two cross-country bike rides. He also earned a Private Pilot license in his teens, though he is now among the legion of non-current “frustrated pilots.” Paul has a BA in Political Science and History from Rutger University, and a Masters of Public Management in National Security Studies from the University of Maryland.

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Kay Guinane, Senior Advisor

Kay Guinane is a public interest attorney who specializes in the rights of nonprofit organizations, particularly in the areas of freedom speech and association and national security. She served as Director of the Charity & Security Network from 2009- September 2020, where she coordinated efforts to make national security rules impacting the work of civil society consistent with Constitutional and human rights principles and eliminate unnecessary barriers to legitimate work of nonprofits. As Senior Advisor she provides technical expertise and institutional knowledge and supports ongoing programmatic work. She has published research, testified before Congress, and engaged extensively in advocacy and consulting on these issues in the U.S. and abroad.

Ms. Guinane has represented a wide variety of nonprofit organizations, both as an advocate on issues and an advisor on tax and nonprofit law. She was Director of Nonprofit Speech Rights at OMB Watch, a Washington, D.C. based government watchdog organization and also worked for the Alliance for Justice, the National Consumer Law Center, Environmental Action (Washington, DC), the Legal Aid Society of Louisville, and Citizens for Social and Economic Justice and the public defender service (Hazard, Kentucky). She holds Bachelors and Juris Doctor degrees from the State University of New York at Buffalo and is licensed to practice law in the District of Columbia, Kentucky and Maryland.

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Andrea Hall, Policy Counsel

Andrea Hall is an attorney with more than a decade of experience as a writer and editor, primarily of regulatory compliance publications. She coordinates the Charity & Security Network’s advocacy work in Congress and the administration, monitors and reports on security-related developments impacting nonprofits, conducts research and provides analysis on relevant issues, and crafts messaging to achieve policy goals.

Ms. Hall received a B.A. in Communications from Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas, and a J.D. from the University of Richmond, where she was the Lead Articles Editor of the Law Review, founded the Public Interest Law Association, and received the Nina R. Kestin Service Award at graduation. She is a member of the Virginia State Bar.

Zach Theiler, Communications Coordinator

Zach is a returned Peace Corps Volunteer and international development specialist. While working in Armenia he co-founded a local nonprofit that promotes gender equality through sport. He also worked in Ethiopia and Tanzania, where he produced a documentary and drove partnership outreach for the Irish charity, A Partnership With Africa.

He holds a joint MSc in Development Practice from Trinity College Dublin and University College Dublin, as well as a BA in International Political Economy from the College of Idaho. At the Charity & Security Network he supports communicating its mission to the public.

C&SN is a small organization that supports a large international community of nongovernmental organizations. Our efforts protect the rights of civil society to conduct its work. Our membership includes peacebuilding, humanitarian, human rights and civil liberties groups as well as the philanthropic sector. We act as a resource hub, coordinator among like-minded organizations, and leader on advocacy campaigns.  We advocate for and offer legal resources to protect peace and human rights, aid civilians in areas of disaster and armed conflict, protect civil liberties and build democratic governance.

We are seeking an energetic and motivated communications professional to join our small team and lead our organizational communications. The position is based notionally in Washington, DC and will report to the Director as well as work with the Policy Counsel and Senior Advisor.

The Communications and Outreach Coordinator will lead internal communications in support of our membership network, ongoing calendar of meetings and working groups, and engagement with our advisory board. Externally, we aspire to build our visibility among policymakers, journalists and key stakeholders. This aspect of the role will entail building the organization’s messaging, content, branding, and media engagement. Occasional rapid-response efforts will be part of the responsibilities. Plans also include support for a strategic communications campaign among a group of organizations to combat politically motivated attacks from private actors.

The Role

A core part of C&SN’s work involves serving as a repository and technical resource to our community. Thus, the Communications and Outreach Coordinator will support this effort through managing the content we produce and compile for our website, newsletter, and social media channels.

  • Create online and print materials such as abstracts, fact sheets and news summaries
  • Produce C&SN’s bi-weekly newsletter
  • Manage C&SN’s website with respect to content and organization
  • Support the team with communications to working groups, Advisory Board members, and the overall membership
  • Additional tasks as needed to support C&SN Director

C&SN is also seeking to enhance our profile as an organization and the issues we work to address. The Communications and Outreach Coordinator will have the responsibility – and take the initiative – to build our brand and reputation.

  • Manage social media communications; effectively use these tools to educate and amplify C&SN’s priorities and messages
  • Develop content and strategies for building C&SN’s audiences; develop an organizational tone and character via social media
  • Establish and/or draw upon a network of journalists to pitch issues and/or stories
  • Expand dissemination of C&SN materials and information to appropriate audiences
  • Support C&SN’s participation in a coalition of organizations to implement a strategic campaign in response to legal attacks against NGOs working in Israel/Palestine
  • Take initiative to design a broader communications strategy for C&SN
  • Support and represent C&SN during meetings, events and webinars

Compensation:

Salary range is $54,000 – $60,000 DOE. Full benefits package, including health insurance, vacation and sick leave, retirement fund.

Qualifications:

  • At least 2-3 years of experience in a communications or membership outreach role.
  • Experience using social media for issue or news related purposes; comfort with a range of software, such as Constant Contact, databases, website management tools.
  • Proven organizational and problem- solving skills.
  • Ability to excel in a small, team-based, participatory environment as well as work autonomously.
  • Experience leading or working on advocacy efforts.
  • Good sense of humor a plus.
  • Bachelor’s degree minimum.
  • Understanding of journalism field with respect to story placement/pitching.
  • Commitment to and passion for protecting the work of civil society.

Process

To apply- Please send resume, cover letter, a short writing sample or examples of similar communications work and three references to [email protected]  We will consider applications on a rolling basis, but would like to receive them by February 5th.

Women, people of color, disabled and LGBTQ people are strongly encouraged to apply. Washington, DC location strongly preferred. We are fully remote during the COVID situation, with the future arrangement TBD.