Program Officer, Technology and Innovation

Program Officer, Technology and Innovation

Academic and External Partnerships

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.

Your responsibilities include:
• 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 you bring to the team:
• 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

Standout applicants may also bring:
• 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

You’re unique. And we love that about you. We’ve learned that diversity in experiences, perspectives, knowledge and ideas fuels creativity, broadens knowledge, and helps drive success. That’s why we’re proud to be an equal opportunity employer and strive to treat all employees with honesty, dignity and sensitivity. We welcome all qualified applicants regardless of race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender, gender expression or identity, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status or any other legally protected class.

The Charles Koch Institute is an educational organization focused on the importance of free societies and how they increase well being 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.

Employee Benefits

Flexible and fulfilling work arrangements

401k 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

Team-building activities

Continual professional training

Company discounts for entertainment, food, travel, sports, and more

Want to be notified of new positions?