1030 15th Street NW, Washington D.C.
Up to $100,000 per year + benefits
May 12, 2017
Jun 16, 2017
Full Time

The Director for Projects (Emerging Threats) is a member of BENS’ small policy team, reporting to BENS’ Senior Vice President for Projects.  BENS is a unique nonpartisan nonprofit comprised of senior business and industry executives who volunteer their time and expertise to address the national security community’s most pressing challenges.

The Director for Projects (Emerging Threats) is responsible for developing and managing national security-related projects, normally in partnership with one or more federal agencies and/or congressional committees in the national security arena. This portfolio focuses upon emerging threats such as cybersecurity, disruptive technologies, threat finance, and economic security. The position requires building relationships, building teams and producing results. The incumbent takes the lead on some projects and supports staff colleagues on others.  Engaging the organization’s members in each effort is a primary part of the incumbent’s responsibilities. 


  • Four to seven years professional experience in the public or private sector, including project management experience
  • Advanced communication skills (oral and written)
  • Comfortable working with high level officials and business executives
  • Experience running (and letting others run) working meetings
  • Strong interest in national security, homeland security, and U.S. government organization and processes
  • A working knowledge of cybersecurity threats and challenges – less from a technical perspective; more from a public policy point of view
  • Master’s degree or Juris Doctor
  • Flexibility to travel (travel not extensive; only periodic)

Qualified applicants should send a cover letter, resume, and writing sample (less than 3 pages) to Human Resources at no later than June 9, 2017.