"I find hope in the work of long-established groups such as the Arms Control Association...[and] I find hope in younger anti-nuclear activists and the movement around the world to formally ban the bomb."

– Vincent Intondi
Professor of History, Montgomery College
July 1, 2020
Career Opportunities

Current Opportunities at ACA

Thank you for your interest in joining our team! The Arms Control Association, established in 1971, is an independent, nonpartisan, membership-based organization based in Washington, D.C. The Arms Control Association is an equal opportunity employer committed to cultivating diversity, equity, and inclusion. We know that bringing together different life experiences and perspectives stimulates innovation and builds strength. Our effective and creative team needs innovation and strength in our dedicated work to eliminate the threats posed by the world’s most dangerous weapons.

The Arms Control Association cannot sponsor individuals applying for employment or internships, or otherwise, help applicants obtain visas. Applicants from non-U.S. citizens/permanent residents must show appropriate authorization to work in the United States.

Position Opening: Operations and Program Assistant

The nonpartisan, nonprofit Arms Control Association is seeking an energetic, personable, organized, full-time operations and program assistant to support the work and mission of our organization, which is based in Washington, D.C.

The Operations and Program Assistant will assist the senior executive team and development and communications staff with

  • The management of our member and contacts database.
  • Member and donor relations and outreach.
  • Scheduling and organizing board and membership meetings.
  • Organizing policy-focused workshops & webinars.
  • Occasional strategy & outreach meetings on priority issues.
  • Plus other responsibilities as assigned.

Position requirements: Candidates should have

  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • A demonstrated ability to manage multiple tasks.
  • Advanced computer skills, especially in Microsoft Office 365 and Google Workspace.
  • Familiarity with CRM database tools (such as EveryAction).
  • Prior experience in an administrative or assistant role.
  • Excellent organizational skills.

Candidates must support the goals and the mission of the Arms Control Association.

Salary: Between $50,000 to $55,000 base salary depending on experience.

Benefits: Employer-provided health care coverage, paid vacation, family and sick leave; and (after one year) contribution to an individual retirement account.

To Apply: Applicants should submit IN A SINGLE PDF, a cover letter, resume, and three references to [email protected] with "Operations and Program Assistant" in the subject line. We will consider applications on a rolling basis with a final deadline for applications to be received by April 15. No phone calls, please.

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