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      From: yda-jobs@yahoogroups.com [mailto:yda-jobs@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Manatos, Tom
      Sent: Wednesday, November 08, 2006 1:04 AM
      Subject: [yda-jobs] Job opening: Director, Nuclear Strategy and Nonproliferation Initiative


      -----Original Message-----
      From: John Isaacs [mailto:jdi@ clw.org]
      Sent: Tuesday, November 07, 2006 1:57 PM
      To: John Isaacs
      Subject: Job opening: Director, Nuclear Strategy and Nonproliferation Initiative




      Director, Nuclear Strategy and Nonproliferation Initiative

      The American Strategy Program has an immediate opening for a Director to head a new initiative on Nuclear Strategy and Nonproliferation. This new initiative will draw not only on the talents of New America's Fellows and staff but also on expertise from other think tanks and policy centers that focus on the proliferation of nuclear and/or other weapons of mass destruction and U.S. nuclear strategy. The initiative will focus on how to shape a credible, new framework of nuclear strategy for constraining nuclear proliferation- a framework that neither rejects nor simply seeks to revive the existing nonproliferation regime, but rather aims to combine proven strategies with promising new strategies for addressing a core deficit in the global security architecture. The Director of this new initiative will oversee all facets of the effort, including policy research and development, consultation and coordination with other research efforts, outreach to policymakers and the media, constituency building, and public education.

      Primary Responsibilities


      The primary responsibilities of the Director of the Nuclear Strategy and Nonproliferation Initiative include:

      • Overseeing the initiative's policy research and policy development efforts;
      • Coordinating the efforts of a initiative team, drawn from the New America Foundation and other collaborating institutions, in coordination with a multi-institution steering committee;
      • Developing and facilitating the preparation of initiative-related reports, working papers, etc.;
      • Directing outreach and consensus-building activities among core constituencies, including policymakers;
      • Orchestrating efforts to insert the initiative's policy analyses and recommendations into the public debate on national security; and
      • Serving as a spokesperson for the initiative, and authoring op-eds in major papers; offering Congressional testimony; and working to bolster serious debate and inquiry with the support of multiple public policy institutions.



      The ideal candidate would have the following qualifications:

      • Significant knowledge of nuclear strategy and nonproliferation issues and related issues pertaining to the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction;
      • Experience working with policymakers, and a wide range of bipartisan contacts;
      • Proven ability to facilitate collaboration and build common ground among individuals with diverse perspectives;
      • Outstanding written and oral communication skills, and demonstrated ability to conceptualize and articulate complex public policy issues for both a policy and general audience; and
      • Excellent intellectual and political judgment and ability to organize and manage all components of a multifaceted initiative.

      Application Process


      Fax or e-mail resume, cover letter, and supporting materials to: HR, New America Foundation, 1630 Connecticut Avenue, NW , 7th Floor, Washington , DC 20009 . Fax: 202-986-3696. E-mail: jobs@newamerica. net. Please state "Initiative Director" in the e-mail subject line.

      Generous salary package commensurate with experience; excellent benefits. The New America Foundation is an equal opportunity employer.




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