Senior Director, Nuclear Materials Security (NMS)

The Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI) is a non-profit whose mission is to transform global security by driving systemic solutions to nuclear and biological threats imperiling humanity.   NTI is seeking a Senior Director to join the Nuclear Materials Security (NMS) team.  This position reports to the Vice President, NMS and will work in our DC office, with a hybrid work from home option of up to 2-3 days per week

The Senior Director, NMS will develop and implement activities related to advanced reactor development, back-end fuel cycle solutions, and securing, reducing, and managing highly enriched uranium and plutonium.  They will provide advice and assistance to NTI on other programs related to the IAEA LEU Bank, nuclear safeguards, and materials security and minimization.  They will support NTI cross-programmatic efforts, represent NTI at professional conferences/meetings, and liaise and develop relationships with NTI partners.

Quality candidates will have a master’s degree in international relations, nuclear engineering, political science, or another relevant field, along with 10 years of professional experience in an international organization, government, non-profit, or private sector.

Additionally, candidates should have the ability to juggle multiple projects with competing deadlines; strong written, oral, and interpersonal skills; and prior experience with and availability to travel internationally.

In accordance with NTI’s duty to provide and maintain a workplace that is free of known hazards, we have adopted a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy.   All employees are required to be fully vaccinated, unless a reasonable accommodation for medical reasons or sincerely held religious beliefs is requested and approved.

The above is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for the performance of this job. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of essential functions, responsibilities, or requirements.

To apply

Send a resume and a cover letter to [email protected] Subject line must read: “NTI SENIOR DIRECTOR - NMS”. Position will remain open until filled. Early application encouraged.


NTI is committed to attracting and retaining a talented and diverse workforce. We are an equal opportunity employer. Discrimination for any reason other than that of individual merit is prohibited by NTI policy. Specifically, 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, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, familial status, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, genetic information, disability, or any other quality or circumstance protected by Federal or D.C. law.


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