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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.

Chemical Weapons Convention Coalition Program Coordinator

The Arms Control Association is seeking a full-time program coordinator to execute programmatic and outreach activities of the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) Coalition.

The CWC Coalition is a global civil society network whose mission is to support the aims of the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) and to supplement the efforts of the member states of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW).

Tasks will include:

  • Coordinating communication and collaboration among the civil society participants in the CWC Coalition.
  • Facilitating participation by CWC Coalition members in CWC Conferences of States-Parties, including organizing side events and joint statements.
  • Editing, producing, and distributing a monthly newsletter to CWC Coalition participants and supporters in coordination with the ACA director for communications.
  • Playing a lead role in maintaining and updating the CWC Coalition’s website.
  • Establishing and executing the CWC Coalition’s social media outreach plan in coordination with the CWC Coalition project chair and ACA director for communications.
  • Planning and carrying out CWC Coalition workshops, briefings, and meetings both as online webinars and, when possible, in-person events.
  • Working with the CWC Coalition project chair and ACA chief operating officer to prepare grant proposals and reports in support of the CWC Coalition.
  • Producing summary reports of OPCW conferences and executive council sessions.
  • Assisting the CWC Coalition project chair, ACA executive director, and other senior staff with research, analysis, and writing as assigned.

Position requirements: Candidates should have strong written and oral communication skills, familiarity with web and social media content management (multiple platforms), the ability to execute multiple assignments under tight deadlines, excellent organizational skills, strong research skills, and at least two years of experience in the nonproliferation, arms control, or national security field. An advanced degree in a related field is not required but is a plus.

Applicants must have the authorization to work in the United States as we are unable to assist in procuring visas or work permits. We prefer applicants who would be located in Washington, DC by January 2023. Candidates must support the goals and the mission of the Arms Control Association and the CWC Coalition.

Salary: Between $55,000 and $60,000 base salary commensurate with experience.

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

Employment period: This position is currently funded through October 2024. If additional funding becomes available, the position may be continued.

TO APPLY: Applicants should submit IN A SINGLE PDF a cover letter, resume, 1-2 relevant writing samples, and contact information for three references to [email protected]. Please note “CWCC Program Coordinator” in the subject line. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. The deadline for applications is Dec. 5, 2022. No phone calls, please.

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Postdoctoral Research Associate or More Senior Researcher
Princeton University
The Program on Science and Global Security

Princeton University's Program on Science and Global Security, based in the School of Public and International Affairs, is seeking candidates to fill one or more postdoctoral or more senior researcher positions to advance our work on nuclear arms control, disarmament, nonproliferation, fuel-cycle modeling, nuclear energy, and global security challenges from the militarization of emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence, autonomous systems, quantum technologies, platforms and sensors with continuous global coverage, and hypersonic, high-precision, maneuverable weapons. A recent PhD in physics, engineering, or other relevant fields and strong interest in technical and policy research to advance national and international policies for a safer and more peaceful world are required.

The benefits-eligible postdoctoral appointments are for a twelve-month term, starting in September 2023 or an earlier agreed date, with the possibility of renewal for another 12 months, contingent on satisfactory performance and funding. Rank and salary will be determined on the basis of experience and accomplishments.

Postdoctoral researchers with SGS are expected to be active participants in one or more of our collaborative projects, which may include work to support the International Panel on Fissile Materials (IPFM) based at the Program. Postdoctoral researchers also will work with and help mentor graduate students in our Program, participate in the regular SGS seminar series and other Program activities, and assist with relevant undergraduate or graduate courses. Program Faculty and senior researchers will offer mentoring to support professional development.

Princeton University is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion. We actively seek students, faculty, and staff of exceptional ability and promise who share in our commitment to excellence in teaching and scholarship, and who will bring a diversity of viewpoints and cultures. In doing so, we encourage applications from individuals whose personal identities, backgrounds and/or interests (as demonstrated by their research, teaching, service, mentoring and/or advising) align with our commitments and will contribute to the excellence and diversity, in its broadest terms, of our department.

Names of finalists will be shared confidentially with the funder, Carnegie Corporation of New York, for monitoring, evaluation, and learning process, and will not be shared beyond this relationship or sold.

Your application must be submitted online at  https://www.princeton.edu/acad-positions/position/28361 and should include a cover letter, a curriculum vita, a one-page research proposal, a relevant writing sample, and the names and contact information of two individuals who can provide letters of reference.

This position is subject to the University's background check policy.

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