Raymond Frankel Nuclear Security Policy Fellow
Cambridge, MA or Washington D.C
Major Areas of Responsibility:
In addition to managing the Promoting Dialogue on Arms Control and Disarmament project, the Fellow will:
- Work with Academy staff and members to carry out policy and academic studies:
- Draft and edit reports for internal use and external audiences, including workshop proceedings, white papers, policy briefs, and online content;
- Assemble committees of experts from inside and outside the Academy’s membership and provide guidance and support to those committees and advisory groups in the conduct of their work;
- Develop agendas and multimedia presentations for committee meetings and project workshops and draft meeting summaries;
- Work with the Program Coordinator to prepare and distribute conference materials and provide on-site staff support.
- Design and organize outreach activities to communicate the findings and recommendations from Academy studies to external audiences; and
- Draft and edit grant proposals and progress reports for Foundations and individual donors;
- Work closely with the Program Director for GSIA to develop new projects in this area;
- Work with the Program Director for GSIA to identify professional development opportunities to advance the Fellow’s knowledge and skills relevant to the field of security studies and nuclear policy;
- Foster and contribute to a positive Academy culture of belonging and excellence through communication, knowledge sharing, and collaboration across the program areas and Academy departments;
- Help expand the profile of the Academy and its audiences within the academic and policy communities;
- Assist in the development and implementation of member engagement initiatives as requested;
- Assist with executive briefings, presidential remarks, and speeches;
- Other duties as assigned.
- Applicants must have a Ph.D. in an area of social science, science, or engineering with an emphasis on nuclear policy or security studies and should have experience or a demonstrated interest in policy-oriented research and outreach. The Ph.D. must be conferred prior to starting the position.
- Strong writing, organizational, and interpersonal skills are desired.
- Candidates must be eligible to work in the United States without Academy sponsorship.
- Excellent written and oral communications skills, including an ability to synthesize and summarize research findings and recommendations to a variety of audiences.
- Strong attention to detail and excellent organizational and event-management skills.
- Independence, initiative, and follow-through skills.
- Ability to comfortably and professionally interface with a wide range of constituents, including Academy members, staff, policy-makers, and the public at large.
- Ability to learn quickly, prioritize tasks, and work accurately under pressure.
- Ability to creatively problem-solve and be flexible to work in a changing environment.
Terms: The preferred start date will be summer of 2023. The appointment is for a two-year term, which can be renewed for a third year by mutual agreement.
Application: For full consideration, interested applicants are encouraged to submit a brief cover letter and CV online by April 15, 2023 and applications will be accepted until the position is filled.