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Employment Opportunities

To apply, please mail/e-mail your cover letter and resume.

Attn: Monique Levesque
225 Main Street
Newington, CT 06111
Fax: 860-594-0298

ARRL is an equal opportunity employer.

Open Positions


    Position: Chief Executive Officer

    Classification: Exempt

    Salary Range: Commensurate with experience

    Reports to: Board of Directors and the President


    Summary of Position:


    The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) is responsible for implementing Board policy to achieve ARRL's goals, strategies, and plans for the betterment of Amateur Radio, and the growth of the organization. The CEO will lead the League's staff and management in designing, promoting, and supporting programs and services for its members and other amateurs. The CEO, with input from management, collaborates with the Board and other Officers in developing and updating the strategic plan and is responsible for periodically assessing performance against it. Through his/her management team, the CEO is responsible for monitoring regulatory developments, directing advocacy and public-relations efforts in support of Amateur Radio, domestically and worldwide, and working cooperatively with sister societies. The CEO is responsible for corporate compliance; and for budgeting, tracking, and reporting financial results.


    Essential Job Functions:

    • In response to Board policy, lead headquarters staff and field volunteers in the development and implementation of effective programs for the promotion and growth of Amateur Radio and the provision of services to the League membership.
    • Plan, develop, organize, implement, direct, and evaluate the League's operational performance and fiscal and compliance functions.
    • Provide leadership, direct Headquarters staff, and maintain performance standards in Headquarters operations.
    • With Officers, Directors, and staff, participate in the development of the League's plans and programs.
    • Assure the timely and accurate analysis of budgets, financial reports, and financial trends in order to assist the Board and senior management in performing their responsibilities.
    • Assist the President in representing the League with national and international government agencies, other Amateur Radio bodies and other organizations.
    • Enhance and/or develop, implement and enforce polices and procedures of the League by way of systems that will improve the overall operational effectiveness of the organization.
    • Initiate plans, programs and policies for the advancement of Amateur Radio to be presented to the Board for approval.
    • Evaluate and advise on the impact of long-range planning, introductions of new programs, strategies, and regulatory activities.
    • Provide the Board with advice and counsel on all aspects of the Amateur Radio Service to guide policy development.
    • Prepare a comprehensive report on the progress and status of the affairs of the League for the Annual Meeting of the Board.
    • Perform such other duties as the Board may assign.

     Knowledge and Skills:

    • Significant experience in Amateur Radio with broad understanding of its operational, technical, regulatory, and social facets
    • Leadership, motivation, monitoring, and evaluation of personnel
    • Strategic thinking and a focus on the achievement of organizational goals
    • Problem solving/analysis
    • Decision making and consideration of diverse viewpoints
    • Performance management and effective use of resources
    • Oral and written communication proficiency
    • Effective financial and operational management and oversight

     Required Education and Experience:

    • Bachelor's degree or equivalent
    • Active Amateur Radio operator
    • Has initiated or led a significant Amateur Radio activity within the past 10 years
    • Ten years management and supervisory experience
    • Demonstrated ability in providing effective leadership and management of business operations
    • Establish a local residence in the Greater Hartford, CT area

     Preferred Education and Experience:

    • Master's degree
    • Fifteen years management and supervisory experience
    • ARRL member for at least four years

    Resumes should be received no later than June 1, 2020.



    Position: Awards and Programs Assistant

    Department: Radiosport and Field Services

    Supervisor: Radiosport and Field Services Manager

    Job Category: Full Time

    Classification: Non-exempt

    Salary: $16.09 to $19.30/hour




    Summary of Position:

     Assist in all activities found within the FSR Department, with initial priority given to assisting with Logbook of the World support functions. Other duties include, but will not be limited to, in general order of preference, DXCC program support, other awards support, W1AW station operations, contesting program support, and field service support.  Represent the ARRL in public forums worldwide.


    Major Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Provide support for Logbook of the World
    • Provide support for DXCC
    • Provide support for other facets of the FSR Department’s workload
    • Special projects as assigned 


    • Well versed and well rounded skill set
    • Must be able to travel to both domestic and international events on behalf of ARRL

    Knowledge and Skills:

    • Ability to quickly understand and explain software functionality
    • Well rounded knowledge of Amateur Radio
    • Good typing and data entry skills 


    • Extra Class License
    • 2 years of operating background
    • DXCC award holder as an active participant
    • Regularly submit logs to contest sponsors
    • Logbook of the World user
    • Be able to provide efficient issue resolution 


    • Bachelor’s degree preferred 

    Interpersonal Skills:

    • Good telephone skills
    • Good listener

    Other Skills:

    • Good public presentation skills preferred

    Physical Requirements:

    • Carrying boxes of QSLs/mail up to 40 pounds

    Work Environment:

    • Office
    • Some travel likely including airports, hotels, and convention centers







    Position:  Principal Software Engineer                                 

    Department:  IT

    Supervisor:  IT Manager                                                      

    Job Category:  Grade 15 / Full-Time

    Classification:  Exempt





    ARRL is seeking an experienced software engineer who can work independently, as part of a small development team, and with contractor teams to design and develop database applications and interfaces to external services and systems.


    •   Act as primary software engineer for ARRL’s Logbook of the World project
    •  Design, develop, document, test, and maintain server-side applications in C++.
    • Develop database schemas; create and analyze SQL database queries.


    At least 7 years of experience in software development engineering that includes:

    • Expert-level C++ development on Linux/Unix platforms in all project phases from initial architecture to production system release.
    • Design, development & testing of high availability, mission critical systems.
    • Development of scalable, high performance client/server distributed database applications  (experience with SAP MaxDB  or MySQL databases is preferred).

    Additional desirable skills:

    Familiarity with Perl, PHP and XML.


    BS/MS in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering or the equivalent.



    Position:  Human Resources Generalist                                             

    Department:  Human Resources

    Supervisor:  Chief Financial Officer                                                 

    Job Category:  Full Time

     Classification:  Non-Exempt


    Summary of Position:

    Under the supervision of the CFO and in conformance with established policies and procedures, the HR Generalist is responsible for the day-to-day administration of human resource programs including compensation and benefits, employment and new employee orientation. The HR Generalist has a detailed understanding of state and federal employment laws and regulations to ensure compliance. The position will play a key role in the success of the organization by offering guidance on recruitment, terminations, performance management, employee relations and HR best practices while facilitating positive relationships among all staff.

    Major Duties and Responsibilities: 

    ·         Ensure organization-wide compliance with all state and federal employment laws, FLMA and COBRA regulations.

    ·         Administer employee benefits programs and contracts with various providers including reconciling monthly insurance invoices. Promote awareness and communicate information to employees regarding the various available benefit programs. Troubleshoot and act as ombudsman for employees with benefits questions. Coordinate employee orientations, open enrollments, changes and training for employee benefit programs. May also advise on benefit needs and/or evaluate benefit contract bids.

    ·         Respond to human resources-related inquiries in a professional, effective and timely manner.

    ·         Coordinate staffing logistics and detailed documentation including maintaining organized and complete employee records and paperwork.

    ·         Help develop, update, implement, support and review all HR department initiatives, policies, procedures and systems including creating for distribution internal communications regarding status changes, benefits or company policies.

    ·         Provide guidance to employees and management on human resource policies and procedures. Analyze problem situations and take or recommend appropriate action. Process complaints and assist in any necessary investigations and disciplinary actions as necessary including ensuring appropriate documentation has been completed.

    ·         Assist managers with the development of accurate job descriptions. Review and update job descriptions as necessary for completeness and accuracy. Advertise job openings, review and vet applications for minimum requirements. Review interview questions and participate in interviews as needed. Coordinate and review background checks. Maintain applicant records related to recruitment and selection.

    ·         Prepare and/or review documentation and correspondence related to termination of employees including performing exit interviews.

    ·         Perform other duties as assigned.



    ·         Maintain and demonstrate up-to-date knowledge of state and federal employment law and compliance requirements including the ability to read and interpret laws, regulations policies and procedures.

    ·         Ability to apply human resource principles and procedures; ability to analyze problems quickly and determine effective solutions.

    ·         Conduct work relationships in a professional and courteous manner, encouraging trust and confidence.

    ·         Maintain composure and strict confidentiality in performance of all responsibilities.

    ·         Exercise exceptional organizational and time-management skills to coordinate and manage multiple tasks and projects.

    ·         Demonstrate the ability to exercise excellent judgement in handling confidential and sensitive information.

    ·         Ability to complete job responsibilities with a minimum of supervision and to exercise a reasonable amount of independent judgement while keeping the CFO informed of day-to-day operations and questions.

    ·         Accurately and timely maintain human resource records in a detailed and organized manner.

    Knowledge and Skills:

    Experience: Three years to five years of experience in human resources positions including expertise in benefits administration.

    Education: A Bachelor's degree in human resources, business administration or related field or equivalent knowledge gained through a combination of education and extensive experience in human resources.

    Interpersonal Skills:

    ·         Excellent written and verbal communication skills with a high level of professionalism and discretion including confidentiality.

    ·         Excellent interpersonal relationship building and employee coaching skills.

    ·         Strength of character, ethics, commitment and reliability.

    Other Skills:

    ·         Strong knowledge of employment laws, best practices and benefits administration.

    ·         Proficiency with Microsoft Office.

    ·         Aptitude for critical thinking, problem-solving and decision making.

    ·         Must be extremely organized, efficient, able to multi-task and plan ahead.

    ·         Awareness of OSHA regulations and compliance.

    Physical Requirements: Must be able to lift 10 lbs. 

    Work Environment: Occasionally fast paced, goal and deadline driven office environment.