Fields: international relations, peacebuilding, security, technology, policy
Location: Muscatine Iowa
Details and Requirements: Do you want to work at the intersection of technology and nuclear policy? Are you inspired to learn more about a cutting-edge area of policy development? The Stanley Foundation seeks a program associate to join its Policy Programming Department to contribute energy, creativity, and analytical skill to the design and implementation of innovative programming on technology and nuclear policy. The Stanley Foundation’s nuclear policy programming currently focuses on the disruptive effects of emerging technologies on nuclear deterrence, disarmament, and nonproliferation.
The ideal candidate will demonstrate an interest in international affairs, particularly subject areas related to technology or nuclear policy. In addition, a strong candidate should possess: A minimum of a bachelor’s degree with coursework in a relevant discipline (international relations, political science, history, or a related social science field with an emphasis on global and/or foreign policy issues); An interest in gaining substantive knowledge in nuclear policy; The clear ability to connect larger ideas with the practical realities of their accomplishment; Dynamic networking and relationship cultivation and maintenance skills. ~ Additional desirable traits include: Project-implementation experience, including a proven capacity to set goals and meet deadlines and schedules; Exposure to international policy work and a broad understanding of how policy change is created; Experience tracking policy developments in an international issue; Experience working with government and/or international organizations, particularly in nuclear policy; Foreign language skills; International study/travel/living experience; Facilitation skills. ~
This position is located at the foundation headquarters in Muscatine, Iowa. Iowa’s quality of life is ranked No. 1 in the nation by US News & World Report. Muscatine is a community of 23,000 people on the Mississippi River. The area offers affordable housing and a variety of recreational opportunities. Iowa City (population 70,000) is a 45-minute drive from Muscatine. While on-site work in Muscatine is mandatory, the Stanley Foundation has options for some remote work and flexible work hours.