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Employment Opportunities

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

Attn: Luci Goodwin
225 Main Street
Newington, CT 06111
Fax: 860-594-0298

ARRL is an equal opportunity employer.

Open Positions

  • Awards and Programs Assistant

    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



  • Principal Software Engineer




    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.


  • News and Public Relations Manager



    Position:  News and Public Relations Manager
    Department:  News and Public Relations
    Supervisor:  Chief Executive Officer
    Job Category: Full-time
    Classification:  Exempt
    Salary: $70,000-$80,000 annually


    Summary of Position:

    The News and Public Relations Manager is responsible for promoting the value of the amateur radio Service to the external media and the public at large, for promoting the value of ARRL and for reporting news of interest to the amateur radio community. The ability to interpret technical concepts into layperson's terms is essential. Outstanding written and oral communications skills, a thorough knowledge of social media implementation in a non-profit environment, and the ability to train and motivate grassroots volunteers are required. This position requires the ability to be adept at developing and sustaining long-term relationships with external media and key volunteers.

    Major Duties and Responsibilities:

    Develop and oversee an external media strategy which promotes ARRL and amateur radio to ARRL members, the amateur radio community, and the public

    Develop and integrated communications strategy for the organization that incorporates public relations and social media/web, in keeping with the organization’s marketing efforts.

    Implement and maintain the communications strategy to increase awareness of the organization and the value it provides to members and the general public and establish a set of metrics that will measure those increases.

    Develop and maintain relationships with key news media outlets to secure and grow media coverage of the organization and amateur radio both online and in print.

    Produce content for local and national media as well as all social media formats, including overseeing third party content providers.

    Develop and implement strategies to empower a grassroots field force of local Public Information Officers and Public Information Cordinators to promote amateur radio. Serve as the primary liaison to this group

    Monitor stories relating to the organization and its brand and maximize opportunities for positive messaging that raises the awareness and visibility of amateur radio.

    Participate on several committees and subcommittees of the organizations Board of Directors.

    Establish, in conjunction with the executive officers, annual plans and expense forecast along with managing to these goals.


    • Exercise good judgement and interact productively with people while under pressure and to meet deadlines with minimal supervision
    • Utilization of excellent written and verbal communication skills.
    • Demonstrate effectiveness in public speaking
    • Ability to build and maintain long-term relationships with the media community and volunteers.
    • Ability to train and motivate grassroot volunteers.
    • Exhibit the ability to interpret technical concepts into layperson's terms.


    Knowledge and Skills

    Experience:  Four to five years of experience in public relations, preferably in a non-profit setting.

    Education: Bachelor’s degree in Public Relations, Communications, or Journalism.

    Interpersonal Skills: A significant level of trust and diplomacy is required. Work involves extensive personal contact with others and involves motivating or influencing others. Outside contacts are important and fostering sound relationships with other entities is required.

    Other Skills:

    • Excellent research, written and verbal communication skills including public speaking.
    • Knowledge of the news media and media operations.
    • Ability to multitask and work independently
    • Amateur radio license is helpful.

    Physical Requirements: Must be able to travel independently.

    Work Environment: Office environment with domestic travel and public forums.

    To apply please submit your resume to Luci Goodwin (


  • Lifelong Learning Instructional Designer



    Job Title:  Lifelong Learning Instructional Designer    

    Dept:  Lifelong Learning

    Report to:  Lifelong Learning Manager                         

    Job Category: Full-time

    Classification: Non-Exempt                                            

    Minimum Starting Salary: $51,000.00 Annually

    Summary of Position

    Under the supervision of the Lifelong Learning Manager, the Instructional Designer supports the overall operation of ARRL’s online learning center, including assisting with the development of ARRL courses, helping with the administration of the Learning Management System, and providing technical support and training for users.


    Major Duties and Responsibilities

    ·         Supports the overall operation of ARRL’s online learning center.

    ·         Assists Course Developers with the production of online training courses using instructional design best practices.

    ·         Converts instructional materials into appropriate digital formats.

    ·         Evaluates and revises course content by utilizing accessibility best practices.

    ·         Performs quality assurance checks on all courses through user feedback and course evaluations.

    ·         Provides support for LMS (Learning Management System) and other online technology.

    ·         Develops training materials, guides, and tutorials.

    ·         Performs other duties as assigned.



    ·         Maintains current knowledge of online learning best practices and educational technology trends.

    ·         Demonstrates thorough understanding of adult learning theories and education methodologies.

    ·         Exhibits excellent written, interpersonal and communication skills.

    ·         Ability to work effectively as a part of a team and in a collaborative environment.

    ·         Ability to continually prioritize changing projects, tasks, or deliverables.

    ·         Ability to work independently with little supervision and to meet project deadlines.


    Knowledge and Skills



    ·         Minimum of three years’ experience working in an online education or training environment.

    ·         Course development experience utilizing industry-standard instructional design principles.

    ·         Experience producing and editing multimedia content.

    ·         Experience developing content according to current accessibility standards.

    ·         Experience as an active amateur radio operator preferred.



    Education: Bachelor’s degree in Instructional Design, Educational Technology, or related field required.


    Interpersonal Skills: Excellent written and verbal communication skills.


    Other Skills:

    ·         Proficient using a Learning Management System (Canvas, Blackboard, Moodle, etc.).

    ·         Expertise using authoring tools (Storyline, Captivate, etc.).

    ·         Amateur radio background/experience preferred.


    Physical Requirements: Must be able to life ten pounds.


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


    To apply please submit your resume to Luci Goodwin (