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by Daniel Castro

Associate Director

The Center for Data Innovation is seeking an Associate Director to lead a research initiative on data-driven innovation in the retail sector, examining policy issues such as automation, e-commerce, digital payments, anti-counterfeiting, cybersecurity, supply chains, and delivery logistics. The Associate Director will be responsible for producing a series of in-depth research reports, blogs and op-eds exploring these issues for an audience of policymakers, academics, industry, and non-profit stakeholders. The ideal applicant will be a highly productive writer, an effective oral communicator, and detail-oriented analyst capable of developing original insights and analysis while thriving in a collaborative team-oriented environment.

The Center for Data Innovation is a research organization with offices in Washington, DC and Brussels that is part of the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, the world’s top ranked science and technology policy think tank.

This position will be based out of Washington, DC and report to the Center’s director.

Please note that due to uncertainties about the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, applicants must have their own computer, a broadband Internet connection, and a safe and appropriate place to telework.

Essential responsibilities:

  • Conduct research assignments as directed.
  • Proactively write op-eds, blogs, and regulatory filings.
  • Organize and present research at public and private events.
  • Monitor key policy developments and formulate policy positions.

Qualifications:

  • Graduate degree in public policy, economics, political science, law, statistics, information science, computer science, or a related field or equivalent experience.
  • Minimum of 7 years full-time experience working as a policy analyst or a similar position.
  • Demonstrated interest in technology, retail, and public policy.
  • Exceptional communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Excellent research, analytical, and organizational skills.
  • Proactive and flexible, with an ability to work on multiple projects in a fast-paced environment.

Salary and benefits:

Competitive salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience, and includes a health benefits package, generous paid vacation, annual performance-based bonus, and public transportation benefit.

Application process:

To apply for this position, please submit the following to associate-director-job@datainnovation.org.

  • Cover letter stating your specific interest and qualifications for the position (1 page, max). Resumes submitted without a tailored cover letter will not be considered;
  • Resume (3 pages, max); and
  • Writing sample, preferably on a topic related to technology policy (3 pages max).

Applications will be considered until the position is filled (last updated October 28, 2020).

Senior Policy Analyst

The Center for Data Innovation is seeking a senior policy analyst to focus on digital economy issues in the EU, especially those relating to the future of retail. The ideal applicant should be an excellent writer who is able to produce high-quality content quickly and on deadline. The applicant should have a deep understanding of the existing digital policy debates, including on platform regulation, e-commerce, anti-counterfeiting, electronic signatures, and online payments, and be well-versed on emerging digital technologies and how they impact the global economy. In addition, the analyst should have a firm understanding of European policy issues.

This position will be based out of Brussels, report to the Center’s director, and be hired on a renewable annual contract.

Please note that due to uncertainties about the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, applicants must have their own computer, a broadband Internet connection, and a safe and appropriate place to telework.

Essential responsibilities:

  • Write reports, blog posts, op-eds, and responses to consultations on relevant European digital policy issues.
  • Regularly contribute to the Center’s successful series of interviews “5 Questions with a Data Innovator” to highlight different stories from Europe about how data innovation is changing government and industry.
  • Engage directly with European policy makers, thought leaders, media, and other key influencers about policies to support data-driven innovation.
  • Organize, host, and speak at conferences, panel discussions, debates, and other policy events.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with key stakeholders among European policy makers, experts, business leaders, and media involved in data policy to increase impact and raise funds.

Qualifications:

  • Graduate degree in public policy, economics, political science, law, statistics, information science, computer science, or a related field or equivalent experience.
  • Relevant professional experience with a clear track record of success analyzing public policy issues and educating policymakers about legislative or regulatory solutions.
  • Demonstrated experience and interest in technology policy.
  • Superior communication skills, both oral and written, with a proven record of writing clear, succinct, and persuasive research papers, op-eds, blog posts, and other materials for an audience of policymakers.
  • Excellent research, analytical, and organizational skills.
  • Highly proactive and flexible, with an ability to work on multiple projects in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to network and build relationships with outside organizations.
  • Fluency in English and French.

Application process:

To apply for this position, please submit the following to senior-analyst-job@datainnovation.org.

  • Cover letter stating your specific interest and qualifications for the position (1 page, max). Resumes submitted without a tailored cover letter will not be considered;
  • Resume (2 pages, max); and
  • Writing sample, preferably on a topic related to technology policy (3 pages max).

Applications will be considered until the position is filled (last updated October 28, 2020).

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