Special Assistant to the President and the Chief Operating Officer

The Information Technology and Innovation Foundation—a Washington, DC think tank—seeks a Special Assistant to help manage office operations and coordinate calendar and travel for the President. The position reports to the President of ITIF and the Chief Operating Officer.

ITIF has been recognized as the second most influential science and technology think tank in the world, and it is among America’s top 50 think tanks overall. It has earned that distinction by nimbly producing high-caliber research reports, policy analysis and commentary, and by staging a rich program of panel discussions and other events, which it hosts in its Washington office and other locations. The Special Assistant will play an important role in supporting all of this activity.

Duties include:

  • Managing calendar and travel of ITIF president
  • Composing, editing, and handling correspondence
  • Preparing invoices and expense reports
  • Coordinating meetings
  • Supporting ITIF event logistics
  • Maintaining contact database
  • Supporting editorial process by formatting and copy-editing documents
  • Updating and maintaining ITIF report archive
  • Conducting Internet research


  • Strong ability to organize, prioritize and deliver on tight deadlines
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy in work
  • Ability to work well in a fast-paced, intensely focused team environment
  • Self-motivation, problem-solving skills, and competence to work without tight supervision
  • Professional business communication and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook, and Internet skills

Salary/Benefits: Competitive salary is commensurate with experience and includes a health benefits package, generous paid vacation, annual performance based bonus and public transportation reimbursement.

Application Process: To apply for the position, please submit the following to

1) Cover Letter

2) Resume

Please note that you are applying for the Special Assistant position in the subject title of your application.

The Center for Data Innovation, a non-profit, non-partisan public policy think tank, has an opening for a Policy Analyst to join its team. The ideal applicant should understand recent trends in the use of data and analytics in the public and private sectors, and be well-versed on technologies related to big data, open data, the Internet of Things, cloud computing, and data visualization. In addition, the applicant should have a clearly demonstrated interest in the intersection of public policy, technology, and data. This is a one-year position subject to renewal based on available funding. The position is based in Washington, D.C.
Essential responsibilities:
Write articles, op-eds, and reports about data and public policy
Organize and participate in conferences, panel discussions, debates, and other policy events
Contribute to a weekly newsletter on data innovation
Interview experts in industry and government about trends in data innovation
Update the Center’s website and related briefing materials
Develop and maintain relationships with key stakeholders
A master’s degree in public policy, economics, political science, statistics, information science, or a related field, or a bachelor’s degree with two years of experience
Demonstrated interest in public policy and technology
Strong communication skills, both orally and in writing
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
Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications including Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint required
Application process:
To apply for this position, please submit the following to
Cover letter
Writing sample (3-5 pages)
Applications will be considered until the position is filled. Last updated September 5, 2014.