Program Assistant, Chemical Weapons Convention Coalition

  • Company:
    Arms Control Association
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    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    9 hours ago
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The Arms Control Association is seeking a full-time program assistant to coordinate programmatic and outreach activities of the Chemical Weapons Convention Coalition (CWCC).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), with focused civil society action aimed at achieving full membership of the CWC, the safe and timely elimination of all chemical weapons, preventing the misuse of chemicals for hostile purposes, and promoting their peaceful use.Tasks will include:Coordinating communication and collaboration among the civil society participants in the CWC Coalition, including facilitating participation by CWC Coalition members in CWC Conferences of States Parties. Events will likely be on-line, though some in-person presence in The Hague may be possible in the future.Editing, producing, and distributing a monthly newsletter to CWCC participants and supporters in coordination with the ACA director for communications.Playing a lead role in maintaining and updating the CWCC website.Establishing and executing the CWCCs social media outreach plan in coordination with the CWCC program coordinator and ACA director for communications.Planning and carrying out CWC Coalition workshops, briefings, and meetings both as on-line webinars and, when possible, in-person events.Working with the CWCC project director and ACA chief operating officer to prepare grant proposals and reports in support of the CWCC.Assisting the CWCC project director, and 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 2022. ACA is currently operating with staff teleworking remotelybut hopes to be able to return to our Washington, DC office in late 2021. Candidates must support the goals and the mission of the Arms Control Association and the CWC Coalition.Employment period:This position is funded through March 31, 2022. If additional funding becomes available, the position may be continued.