Position: Senior Policy Analyst/Program Coordinator (Applications Closed)
Organizations: Center for Arms Control and Nonproliferation (CACNP)
Location: Main Office – Washington, D.C.
Date posted: June 2017
The Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation is a Washington, D.C.-based 501(c)(3) organization that seeks to reduce nuclear weapons arsenals, halt the spread of nuclear weapons, and minimize the risk of war by educating the public and policy makers.
The Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation is seeking to hire a Senior Policy Analyst/Fissile Materials Working Group (FMWG) Program Coordinator to join a small, talented team of experts. The ideal candidate will be a skilled and passionate professional with a strong commitment to reducing the risk of nuclear proliferation and terrorism. They will be expected to ably represent and clearly articulate the mission and vision of both Center and the FMWG in various settings.
Under the overall direction of the Center’s Executive Director and Senior Policy Director and the FMWG Steering Committee, the incumbent will spend 50 percent of their time on Center projects and the other 50 percent on FMWG projects.
Center responsibilities will include:
- Educating Congress, as well as the media and public on issues of arms control and non-proliferation, nuclear security, nuclear reprocessing, CRBN terrorism, and other international security issues;
- Interfacing with and working to inform officials in the Executive Branch, Members of Congress and their personal and committee staff, and other NGOs primarily on matters of nuclear security;
- Conceptualizing, organizing and implementing public nuclear security-related briefings and panel presentations on Capitol Hill, in Washington, DC, and around the country;
- Coordinating activities among various Center boards and affiliated-groups;
- Performing detailed research on relevant arms control and non-proliferation topics, as well as the Congressional budgetary process;
- Drafting fact sheets, issue briefs, articles, blogs, grant proposals, letters, testimonies, and other content;
- Participating in media appearances, as directed by the Center’s Communications Director.
- Assisting the Executive Director and Senior Policy Director with other duties, as needed.
FMWG responsibilities will include:
- Serving as coordinator for the FMWG as it works to foster collaboration in three strategic areas of nuclear security: revitalizing U.S. leadership; strengthening international frameworks; and building civil society capacity and engagement;
- Organizing FMWG membership’s activities and convening stakeholders;
- Focusing a research agenda on the nexus of cybersecurity and nuclear security; highly enriched uranium (HEU) minimization, with particular attention to conversion of naval fuel; and preventing the further accumulation of plutonium stockpiles, including in East Asia;
- Planning and executing a conference on cybersecurity and nuclear security, as well as strategy meetings on HEU and plutonium minimization;
- Organize discussions with and outreach to Congressional leaders and staff, executive branch officials, media, civil society, international organizations, and the public.
- Facilitating outreach to global Centers of Excellence, the Contact Group, and industry groups, and tracking progress on Nuclear Security Summit commitments two years after the process’ end;
- Developing and preparing strategies, project plans and reports, and grant proposals and progress reports;
- Assisting the FMWG Steering Committee with other duties, as needed.
- Expertise and/or a strong interest in nuclear security-related issues, including fissile materials security and safety;
- Demonstrated passion for advancing the goals of the Center and the FMWG.
- Strong organizational skills with a proven ability to work on multiple issues, groups, and concurrent projects in a deadline-driven environment.
- Outstanding written, oral and social media communication skills.
- Excellent investigative, research, and analysis skills and impeccable attention to detail.
- Master’s degree in International Relations, Public Policy or related field.
- Minimum of six years of experience working in the field is preferred, as is Congressional staff or lobbying experience.
Salary commensurate with experience, in the range of $80,000.00-$112,000, includes benefits package.
Email cover letter, resume, writing sample and two references by June 23, 2017 to Cain Farmer, firstname.lastname@example.org.
THE CENTER FOR ARMS CONTROL AND NON-PROLIFERATION is a Washington, D.C. based non-profit, non-partisan research organization dedicated to enhancing international peace and security in the 21st Century.
The Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer—people of color, people with disabilities, women, and LGBTQ candidates are strongly encouraged to apply; we are committed to a diverse workplace and to supporting our staff with ongoing career development opportunities.