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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.