Outreach and Advocacy Specialist (Contractor)

The Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI) is seeking an Outreach and Advocacy Specialist to join a strategic communications initiative to shift public perceptions, kickstart activism, and engage influential allies on growing nuclear threats. This is a remote contract position requiring a commitment of 20-40 hours per week through the end of 2024.

NTI is a non-profit, non-partisan global security organization focused on transforming global security by driving systemic solutions to nuclear and biological threats imperiling humanity. NTI collaborates with governments and organizations to raise awareness, advocate, and implement creative and innovative solutions.

The contractor would work on a strategic initiative to redefine how Americans understand nuclear weapons and to build the political will necessary to reduce catastrophic nuclear risks—and eventually eliminate these dangerous weapons. We conduct research, form partnerships with influential allies in civil society, design and execute advocacy campaigns, and collaborate and build capacity across the wider nuclear advocacy field.

Recent projects include:

  • #MakeNukesHistory, a campaign leveraging the film Oppenheimer’s Oscar moment to remind Hollywood and global publics of the current nuclear threat;
  • Narrative and cultural research examining U.S. perceptions of nuclear issues;
  • #CranesForOurFuture, an annual global visibility campaign in partnership with Hiroshima and Nagasaki prefectures

We are seeking an innovative, organized, and engaging contractor to help build the program through an ambitious new phase of work.

The new Outreach and Advocacy Specialist will work collaboratively with fellow team members to drive engagement with partners, develop training materials, and ensure seamless management across project activities. This will include:

  • Building relationships and engagement with partners inside and outside the broader nuclear advocacy field
  • Organizing and developing in-person and digital trainings and materials to support organizations in implementing a new narrative framework
  • Drafting messaging, content for outreach materials, engagement emails, and other documents as needed
  • Advising on strategy to shift narratives, partner with cultural and NGO allies, and launch impactful issue advocacy campaigns.

What are the requirements for the position? Preferred candidates will have:

  • 3-6+ years in social impact or issue advocacy with significant responsibilities with one or more facets of this work, such as campaigning, communications, digital engagement, organizing, or coalition development.
  • The ability to work and meet with colleagues primarily during Eastern Time Zone work hours.

What would make you stand out?

  • You are an exceptional project manager, comfortable pivoting quickly from one project to another in a fast-paced environment, and you enjoy creating systems and processes that keep complex team initiatives on track.
  • You have strong written and oral communications skills and demonstrated capacity to think creatively and develop and execute new, innovative projects.
  • You have experience working on nuclear weapons issues and have existing relationships with members of the nuclear advocacy field.
  • You have excellent people skills and can engage a variety of audiences with savvy, respect, and sensitivity.

The above is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for the performance of this job.

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NTI is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and is committed to attracting and retaining a talented and diverse workforce. NTI bases its employment decisions upon the needs of the organization and the individual merit of applicants and employees, without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, or gender identity or expression), national origin, age, genetic information, disability, marital status, personal appearance, family responsibilities, political affiliation, matriculation, genetic information (including family medical history), veteran status, or the employee’s status as a victim of domestic violence, sexual offense, or stalking, or based on any other characteristic or trait protected by local, state, or federal law.


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