Associate Director

30 Oct, 2020


Associate Director

The Center for Data Innovation
Washington, DC

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.


  • 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

  • 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

Job posted: 2020-10-30