Associate Project Manager, Nuclear Security

CRDF Global
  • Location
    Arlington, Virginia
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Early Career
  • Posted
    Dec 18

Position description

The Associate Project Manager (APM) is responsible for managing technical, financial, and administrative aspects of a portfolio of projects that seek to build international capacity in nuclear security. This position will support U.S. Department of State-funded efforts to counter nuclear smuggling and reduce risks of nuclear terrorism, with an emphasis on nuclear forensics and prosecuting those involved in illicit nuclear trafficking schemes. The APM may also support other projects, including but not limited to a fellowship program committed to empowering women in the nonproliferation field. This is a project management position that combines substantive and operational aspects of international capacity building programs to improve nuclear security. The APM will also contribute to growth of the Nuclear Security Practice Area through proposal development, participation in capture teams, and promotion of our work to external audiences.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Interacts daily with managers and funders to coordinate planning and organizational tasks for site visits, conferences, meetings, workshops, training sessions, and/or other events
  • Develops project plans, including implementation schedules budgets, financial projections, statements of work for consultants, evaluation criteria, and collection and analysis of project deliverables
  • Assists in recruiting and retaining consultants, including those that can provide technical and/or legal expertise related to countering nuclear smuggling
  • Initiates project workflows, drafts reports, manages consultant contracts and relationships with key vendors, and participates in the monitoring and evaluation of various projects
  • Supports CRDF Global-wide development efforts in coordination with the business development group and supervisory staff, including through research, conducting outreach to partners, and drafting concept notes for new projects
  • Travels internationally (approximately twice per year) to participate, facilitate, and/or follow up events as appropriate
  • Organizes and maintains complete project files, including electronic and physical records
  • Enhances the CRDF Global presence in the nuclear security field through blogging, social media posts, and preparing articles or delivering presentations to external audiences


  • 2-3 years relevant work experience in nuclear nonproliferation or nuclear security
  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Demonstrated interest in promoting diversity in the field, specifically the advancement of women
  • Excellent project management, writing and organizational skills; ability to meet deadlines
  • Demonstrates good diplomatic and negotiating skills and good judgment
  • U.S. work authorization


Application instructions

CRDF Global is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).  CRDF Global provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran or disabled status.

CRDF Global offers a competitive salary and benefits package.

To apply, please complete our online application and include a cover letter and resume.

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