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Kay Guinane, Director

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. As Director of the Charity & Security Network she coordinates 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. 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.


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 & Outreach Coordinator

Zach joins Charity & Security Network having spent five years working for international development nonprofits abroad. While serving as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Armenia, he co-founded a local nonprofit, Girls of Armenia Leadership Soccer (GOALS). At GOALS, he spearheaded communications and outreach, expanding programs across the nation and winning international recognition. More recently, he worked as a Strategic Communications Coordinator for the Irish charity, A Partnership With Africa (APA). While leading projects in Ethiopia and Tanzania for APA, he produced a documentary film advocating for labor rights, conducted research on civil society finance, spearheaded partnership outreach, and led strategic planning.

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 leads communications and outreach efforts to raise awareness and coordinate the efforts of the network’s stakeholders.

Position Title:    Director (100% FTE)

Reports to:         C&SN Executive Committee

Location:             Washington, DC

The Charity & Security Network (C&SN) seeks a Director for its growing network of civil society actors dedicated to protecting programs that promote peace and human rights, aid civilians in areas of disaster and armed conflict and build democratic governance. Launched in 2009, C&SN addresses issues that arise from the intersection of national security and nonprofit rights. It serves as a resource center for more than 500 members working domestically and globally.

While C&SN’s work is primarily focused on the United States, it also engages in multilateral forums such as the UN and Financial Action Task Force on issues relevant to its mission. It provides logistical and technical support to achieve policy goals set in partnership with an Advisory Board. The Director, along with a small staff, engages in advocacy on the issues, maintains relationships with key stakeholders and works to educate decisionmakers and the public. The Director is liaison to C&SN’s fiscal sponsor, NEO Philanthropy, which handles financial and regulatory compliance matters. C&SN is responsible for raising funds for its own budget.

The Director’s areas of focus are:

  • Policy advocacy and strategy.
  • Program management.
  • Member and stakeholder relations.
  • Fundraising


  • Familiarity with the U.S. national security and/or human rights legal and regulatory framework.
  • Minimum ten years of experience in relevant fields.
  • Advanced degree or equivalent experience, background in law helpful but not required.
  • Commitment to civil society rights and human rights and humanitarian principles.
  • Proven written and oral communications skills.
  • Experience leading and managing coalitions.

This is a senior level position. Salary range is $100,000 to $125,000. Comprehensive benefits are included. 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. Start date is negotiable. You will be contacted if selected for an interview.