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Former UN Undersecretary General for Disarmament Affairs
January 28, 2004
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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.

Policy and Communications Coordinator,
Physicists Coalition for Nuclear Threat Reduction

The Physicists Coalition, which will based at the non-partisan, nonprofit Arms Control Association in Washington, D.C. beginning Oct. 1, is seeking applications for a full-time coordinator for the programmatic, policy, and outreach activities of the Coalition.

The Physicists Coalition for Nuclear Threat Reduction was established in 2020 with support from the American Physical Society and is dedicated to informing and mobilizing physical scientists in the United States about opportunities for reducing the threats created by the existence of nuclear weapons.

This growing network currently involves over 800 physicist-advocates. It supports expert colloquia on nuclear arms control and disarmament issues at physics institutions across the country to deliver information and to foster action at the local and national levels. It also presents webinars on nuclear arms control for its members and others and supports engagement with Congress and the executive branch on nuclear weapons and arms control issues.

The Policy and Communications Coordinator will work under the direction of the Physicists Coalition steering committee and senior Arms Control Association staff to execute and contribute to the development of the policy and communication goals of the Coalition.

KEY TASKS:  The policy and communications coordinator will be responsible for:

  • enhancing the profile and impact of the Coalition by expanding its membership;
  • coordinating and facilitating Coalition colloquia and webinars; and
  • serving as the Coalition’s representative and liaison within the arms control and physical science communities on policy and advocacy on nuclear arms control and disarmament.


  • scheduling colloquia and webinars;
  • coordinating the Coalition Next-Generation Fellowship Program;
  • drafting and sending monthly updates to Coalition members;
  • managing the Coalition database and website;
  • planning and executing grassroots advocacy campaigns;
  • establishing relationships and coordinating joint activities with other NGOs active in the arms control field;
  • assisting with the development and pursuit of the Coalition’s arms control policy, advocacy, and membership goals, under guidance from the Coalition Steering Committee and ACA’s executive director;
  • recruiting Coalition members and Next-Generation Fellows, and coordinating outreach to the physical science community, the arms control community, the media, and the public;
  • arranging Coalition meetings; and
  • coordinating communications with policymakers and tracking relevant policy and legislation.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:  Candidates should have:

  • strong written and oral communication skills;
  • familiarity with social media and website content management;
  • 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, or a related policy field.

An advanced degree in a related field is not required but is a plus. Candidates must support the goals and the mission of the Physicists Coalition for Nuclear Threat Reduction and the Arms Control Association.

Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States as we are unable to assist in procuring visas or work permits.  

The Coalition coordinator will be based at the ACA office in Washington, D.C.

BASE SALARY and BENEFITS : $65,000, adjustable commensurate with experience; employer-provided health coverage; a 5% contribution to an individual retirement account (after one year of employment); paid vacation and sick leave.

EMPLOYMENT PERIOD: This position is fully funded through the end of 2023, with the expectation of continuation, contingent on the availability of additional funding.
TO APPLY: Applicants should submit IN A SINGLE PDF a cover letter, resumé, 1-2 relevant writing samples, and contact information for three references to [email protected]. Please note “Physicists Coalition Coordinator” in the subject line.

Applications received by August 18, 2022, will receive full consideration. No phone calls, please.

Current Opportunities with Likeminded Organizations


Postdoctoral Research Associate or more senior
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 2022 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://puwebp.princeton.edu/AcadHire/position/23801 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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