Council for a Strong America (not official post-doc)

Associate, National Office

Council for a Strong America,

The Council for a Strong America ( seeks a Research Associate to join our research team. We consistently place research into the hands of top decision makers that help give at-risk children a better start in life. During the past three years, the CSA research team has produced 80-100 reports or briefs a year. They were released at press events in more than 40 states and at national media events, reaching audiences of up to 50 million. Council for a Strong America is looking for a research specialist who can build on its past successes and achieve even stronger results in the future.

CSA is the umbrella non-profit for five bi-partisan membership organizations – Fight Crime: Invest in Kids, Mission: Readiness, ReadyNation, Shepherding the Next Generation and Champions for America’s Future – all working toward the common goal of increasing effective investments in children and families that make our nation stronger in the future. Our members – law enforcement leaders, retired military leaders, business leaders, faith leaders, and athletes and coaches, respectively – are all unexpected messengers who are extraordinarily effective at reaching policy-makers to win major victories for kids. Together with allies, we work to ensure that every child has access to proven programs that help them get the right start in life: early education, K-12 education, childhood nutrition, voluntary home visiting, help for troubled youth and other programs that help at-risk children. We have more than 60 staff in the national office and 10 state offices.

An ideal candidate should have at least two+ years experience in critically reviewing research to extract useful data and draw solid conclusions. We are seeking candidates who excel in written communication, including experience writing for policy makers or the public /lay media. The candidate should be conversant with research methods and statistics and be comfortable working in a fast-paced environment.