Primary Projects: NTI Nuclear Security Index, Gender Champions

The Nuclear Threat Initiative is seeking a program assistant to join the Materials Risk Management program. NTI works to protect our lives, environment, and quality of life now and for future generations. We work to prevent catastrophic attacks with weapons of mass destruction and disruption (WMDD)—nuclear, biological, radiological, chemical, and cyber.

The Materials Risk Management (MRM) team’s mission is to prevent nuclear and radiological terrorism. The MRM program works with governments, industry, international organizations, and experts to minimize these risks by securing, minimizing, and, where possible, eliminating dangerous nuclear and radiological materials, and promoting sustainable materials management practices. The MRM program also seeks to strengthen the global institutional capacity for managing these materials and promotes cooperation to reduce nuclear and radiological threats.

Gender Champions in Nuclear Policy is a leadership network that brings together heads of organizations working in nuclear policy who are committed to break down gender barriers and make gender equality a working reality in their spheres of influence. Gender Champions include Presidents, Directors, and other institutional heads of organizations whose agendas and/or members address nuclear nonproliferation, nuclear weapons policy, nuclear disarmament, nuclear security, nuclear deterrence, nuclear energy, and other related topics. Gender Champions in Nuclear Policy is housed within NTI and led by Laura Holgate, Vice President for MRM.

Primary Responsibilities

The Program Assistant will be responsible for supporting two key NTI initiatives, the NTI Nuclear Security Index ( and the Gender Champions program (

Nuclear Security Index Responsibilities

Day-to-day management of the primary research process
Data review and analysis of results to inform development of storyboards and data visualizations/graphs
Support development of the print report, online publications, and the Index website
Engage with external experts to ensure relevance and accuracy of the data
Support outreach to governments
Draft and edit internal memos, briefing documents, meeting notes, and talking points
Support meetings and events, including the launch of the Index


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