Program Officer, Technology and Innovation
Technological advances have transformed the human experience and have improved individuals’ lives. But not all innovation is welcomed. If you are committed to a culture that welcomes innovation and does not hinder technological progress, come join us. Deploy your deep knowledge of technology law and policy to help us develop partnerships and explore opportunities to positively impact society. Highlight of our Technology and Innovation Policy Area: • Culture of Innovation: The changing nature of work, the impact of autonomation, artificial intelligence, and machine learning on society, and other emerging technologies raise important policy and cultural questions that ought to be examined. • Digital Free Speech and Free Association: As conversations move online, the design, structure, and legal rights and obligations of those forums must enable free speech and civil discourse. Therefore, we focus on privacy, encryption, surveillance, intermediary liability, SLAPPs, and other threats to digital speech. • Industries Ripe for Innovation: Existing legal structures are frequently barriers to innovation. Systems designed for yesterday’s world can preclude the technology of tomorrow. We focus on removing barriers to innovation in health care, financial services, manufacturing, and transportation. Core responsibilities: • Work with partner organizations to develop and maintain relationships, manage grants and coalition activity, identify and advance opportunities for collaboration • Possess a working knowledge of major tech policy issues and the ability to learn new ones as they emerge • Communicate CKI priorities to external audiences and professionally represent the Institute at conferences and events • Work closely with internal teams to develop and execute strategies to promote the scholarly work supported by the Institute and partners Required knowledge and skills: • On-the-job experience working in tech policy and/or strategic relationship management required • High sense of urgency and an entrepreneurial spirit • Confident oral communicator with superior interpersonal skills • A formidable attention to detail and a high level of discretion • Proven ability to collaborate across multiple teams Desired knowledge and skills: • Demonstrated track record of success driving grant-making relationships • Bachelor’s degree in economics, political science, philosophy or related field preferred; Candidates with degrees in computer science, engineering, and the hard sciences will also be considered Benefits of Working at the Charles Koch Institute: • Flexible and fulfilling work arrangements • 401(k) matching • Comprehensive health, vision, and dental benefits • Full spectrum of life and disability insurance • Vacation, sick, and holiday pay • Eight weeks paid primary caregiver leave • Flexible Spending Accounts • Continual professional training • Organization-sponsored team-building activities • Company discounts for employees in more than 24 categories, including entertainment, travel, food, and sports • Located just one block from the Court House Metro Station • Metro benefits or paid parking in building garage • Newly designed space maximizes natural light and includes collaborative areas and quiet work stations • Fitness facilities, wellness rooms, and dry cleaning available in the building • Casual Fridays EOE/M/F/D/V The Charles Koch Institute is an educational organization focused on the importance of free societies and how they increase wellbeing for the overwhelming majority of people. Through the Institute’s professional education, research, and training programs, we work to prepare professionals for careers that improve well-being by advancing free societies. Because here, your life’s work matters.